Faf de Plessis scored 103 runs rom 226 balls in the first innings of the match,
which was his ninth century, see Best
Batting Performances, first against Pakistan, see Performances
by Opponent at All Grounds, seventh in South Africa, first at Newlands, see Performances in South Africa, and was his first century, in
the second innings of the match, where he averages 33.08. See Performance Analysis by Innings Number . Faf du Plessis has now scored five
centuries, see Captains Scoring 100 for South Africa, and averages 43.08 when
playing as Captain, compared to four centuries and averaging 41.02 when not playing as Captain. See Comparisions
of Performances playing as Captain and Non Captain. Overall, du Plessis has scored 3,405 runs at
an average of 42.04. See South African Players Scoring 2000 Career Runs.
Dale Steyn bowled 19 overs in Pakistan's second innings, took his aggregate to
3,013 overs, and became the fourth South African player to reach the 3,000 overs milestone. See Players Bowling Most
Career Overs. Dale Steyn is South Africa's highest wicket taker with 431 wickets at an average of
22.66. See Players Taking Most Wickets for South Africa Graph.
Quinton de Kock scored 59 runs in the first innings of the match, which took his
aggregate to 2,029 runs, and became the thirty first South African player to reach the 2000 runs
milestone. See South African Players Scoring 1000 Career Runs. Also, de Kock is
the fourth South African wicket keeper to score more than 2,000 Test runs. See Wicket Keepers Making 1000 Runs and 100 Career Dismissals .
Africa defeated Pakistan at Newlands in a match, and have now won 11, lost 2, and drawn 1, of the
14 matches against Pakistan in South Africa, see South Africa v Pakistan, and won all 4 matches played against
Pakistan at Newlands. See South Africa v Pakistan at Newlands.