De Bruyn joins Jonty, and Herath's fourth-innings bounty

Rangana Herath continued his fourth-innings dominance with yet another five-for, his 12th, against South Africa
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day July 23, 2018

101 - Theunis de Bruyn's score, which equals the highest by a South Africa batsman in the fourth innings of a Test match in Asia. Jonty Rhodes made 101 too, but he was unbeaten against Sri Lanka in Moratuwa nearly 25 years ago. Temba Bavuma's 63 also makes it to the top five.

133 - Runs scored by de Bruyn in 11 previous Test innings, against New Zealand, England and Australia. Coming into the second innings of this Test, his Test average was 13.3, with a highest of 48 and eight dismissals for less than 15.

123 - The sixth-wicket partnership between de Bruyn and Bavuma, which is South Africa's highest in the fourth innings of a Test in Asia. The only other century stand for them in Asia also came at the same ground nearly 14 years ago, when Mark Boucher and Boeta Dippenaar added 101. In terms of balls faced, the de Bruyn-Bavuma effort is fifth-best for South Africa in the fourth innings in Asia.

Top stands for SA in 4th inns in Asia
Partners Wkt Runs Opp Venue Year
 T Bavuma, TB de Bruyn  6  123  v Sri Lanka  Colombo (SSC)  2018
 MV Boucher, HH Dippenaar  6  101  v Sri Lanka  Colombo (SSC)  2004
 HM Amla, GC Smith  2  73  v Bangladesh  Dhaka  2008
 HM Amla, F du Plessis  5  72  v India  Nagpur  2015
 JH Kallis, JA Rudolph  4  68*  v Sri Lanka  Galle  2004

12 - Number of fourth-innings five-fors for Rangana Herath in Tests. No other bowler has more than seven. In terms of fourth-innings wickets, Herath has 115, which is second only to Shane Warne's 138. Herath's average of 18.08 is fourth among the 19 bowlers with 50-plus wickets in the fourth innings, next only to Bishan Singh Bedi, Curtly Ambrose and R Ashwin.

Best 4th-innings average in Tests (Min 50 wkts)
Player Inns Wkts Ave SR 5WI
 BS Bedi (INDIA)  23  60  14.46  47.2  5
 CEL Ambrose (WI)  29  58  16.13  43.4  3
 R Ashwin (INDIA)  17  60  17.85  40.2  6
 HMRKB Herath (SL)  40  115  18.08  43.5  12
 CA Walsh (WI)  39  66  19.07  49.7  1

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