• Ben Stokes became the twelfth cricketer, but first for England, to take five catches as a fielder in a Test innings. The last player to do so was Steve Smith in 2017/18, also at Cape Town.
  • Stokes equalled the English record of six catches in one Test. Eight other players have achieved the feat.
  • Dom Sibley's unbeaten 133 is the fourth-longest innings played at the Newlands ground. Hashim Amla's 707-minute 201 against England in 2015/16 remains the longest.
  • The 311 balls faced by Sibley makes his the twelfth-longest in terms of balls faced at Newlands.
  • Quinton de Kock's eight match dismissals is the second best by a wicket-keeper at Newlands, behind Wriddaman Saha's ten for India in 2017/18.
  • The 116-run stand for England's third, second innings wicket between Sibley and Joe Root is England's highest for that wicket at Newlands. The previous best was 109 in 1938/39 between Paul Gibb and Wally Hammond.
  • South Africa's first innings 223 is the second-lowest total at Newlands to include a century partnership. The lowest remains England's 178 in 1909/10.
  • England's 391 for 8 declared is their second-highest, second innings total at Newlands, behind their 428 in 1927/28.
  • South Africa's loss of their last seven first innings wickets for 66 runs is the seventh worst collapse (based on losing the last seven wickets in an innings) at Newlands.
  • Rassie van der Dussen's admirable second innings defiance saw him slot into fourth position for South Africa for least runs per over (based on batsmen facing a minimum of 100 balls). His 17 in 140 balls makes an average 0.73 runs per over. Hashim Amla's 25 in 244 balls (0.61 runs per over) against India at Delhi in 2015/16 remains the lowest. van der Dussen does, however, top the list of fewest runs per hour by a South African batsman in one innings in the same circumstances with a rate of 5.18.
  • For the thirty-second time in their Test history, seven (or more) England players held a catch in the same innings. The last occasion was against New Zealand at Hamilton in November/December 2019.