After this series was won 2-0 by Pakistan, this is the summary of the 28 Tests played between these teams:
This is only the second time Pakistan has won a Test series against South Africa. The previous occasion was in 2003-04, where the captains were Md Yousuf (win) and Inzamam (draw) vs Graeme Smith.
And Pakistan lost 3-0 when they last toured SA in 2018-19. Sarfraraz Ahmed was then the captain.
Babar Azam’s Test captaincy started with two wins.
The overall record:
Next we look at individual records.
Most runs (500 and above):
Azhar Ali is the only current player here.
The most centuries are 6 by Kallis and 4 each by de Villiers, Smith and Younis Khan. And the most 50+ scores are 14 by Kallis and 12 by Amla.
Highest individual scores (125 and above):
de Villiers has the best performance here. No one from the current series.
Highest batting average (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
As in the earlier table, de Villiers leads by a distance. Azhar Ali is the only current player.
Highest strike rate (Minimum 1000 balls faced, all instances):
Similarly, led by de Villiers with Azhar Ali the only current player.
To be continued.