It was the highest partnership for India against South Africa for any wicket beating the 268 run partnership between Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid for the second wicket at Chennai in 2007-2008. Incidentally, India's previous highest opening stand for India against South Africa was 218 by Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in Kanpur in 2004-2005.
It was the second highest opening stand against South Africa in Test cricket, after 359 between England's Cyril Washbrook and Len Hutton at Johannesburg in 1948-1949.
It was the second highest stand between two players opening the innings for the first time together for India. Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid posted 410 runs against Pakistan at Lahore in 2005-2006. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are the only other Indian pair to put on 200 runs while opening the innings for the first time.