India vs South Africa, 3rd Test Stats: R Ashwin becomes leading wicket-taker in Tests this year

R Ashwin, with 55 wickets at 17.81 runs apiece in eight matches, is the top wicket-taker in Tests this year.

Statistical highlights on day three of the third Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur on Friday.

# After playing 15 unbeaten Test series away from home during the last nine years, South Africa have lost their first overseas series as India are leading by 2-0 with just one Test to go.

# The Nagpur win is the fourth in 9 Tests under Virat Kohli’s captaincy – winning % 44.44 (lost two and drawn three).

# India have won successive series under Virat’s leadership – 2-1 vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2015 and 2-0 (leading) vs South Africa in 2015-16 in India.

# India have registered their third Test series win over South Africa – the first two being by 2-1 in India in 1996 97 and 1-0 in 2004-05.

# India’s 124-run superb win is their second biggest by runs margin vs South Africa behind the 280-run victory at Kanpur in December 1996.

# India have won three Tests and lost one out of five played at Jamtha, Nagpur (drawn one). Against South Africa, India have won one and lost one out of two played at this venue.

# With his single-digit scores (0 & 9) in the Nagpur Test, Abraham de Villiers, for the first time, is averaging less than 40 against India – his tally being 1038 at an average of 39.92 in 16 Tests. Overall in Tests, he is averaging 51.51.