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How many Tests has India won in SA? Check out stats dossier!

December 17, 2013 16:26 IST

India's young guns will be looking to create history and win their first ever Test series in South Africa, when the two teams clash in the two-Test series starting in Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

India have played five Test series in South Africa, losing four, while the last series in 2010-11 finished in a 1-1 draw. Out of 15 Tests played in South Africa, India have managed to win just two, while the hosts have emerged victorious in seven of those.

Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at the players' record and their individual performances ahead of the two-Test series.

Summary of results (Overall):

Season Tests India South Africa Drawn
in India 12 5 5 2
in South Africa 15 2 7 6
Overall 27 7 12 8

Summary of results (in South Africa):

Season Mts India South Africa Drawn Series winner
1992-93 4 0 1 3 South Africa
1996-97 3 0 2 1 South Africa
2001-02 2 0 1 1 South Africa
2006-07 3 1 2 0 South Africa
2010-11 3 1 1 1 Drawn
Note: Series- 5, India won-0, South Africa won – 4, Drawn - 1

Synopsis of matches:

# Start Date Venue Inns1 Inns2 Inns3 Inns4 Result
1 13 Nov 1992 Durban SA 254 Ind 277 SA 176-3   Drawn
2 26 Nov 1992 Johannesburg SA 292 Ind 227 SA 252 Ind 141-4 Drawn
3 26 Dec 1992 Port Elizabeth Ind 212 SA 275 Ind 215 SA 155-1 SA- 9 wickets
4 02 Jan 1993 Cape Town SA 360-9d Ind 276 SA 130-6d Ind 29-1 Drawn
5 20 Nov 1996 Ahmedabad Ind 223 SA 244 Ind 190 SA 105 Ind- 64 runs
6 27 Nov 1996 Kolkata SA 428 Ind 329 SA 367-3d Ind 137 SA- 329 runs
7 08 Dec 1996 Kanpur Ind 237 SA 177 Ind 400-7d SA 180 Ind- 280 runs
8 26 Dec 1996 Durban SA 235 Ind 100 SA 259 Ind 66 SA- 328 runs
9 02 Jan 1997 Cape Town SA 529-7d Ind 359 SA 256-6d Ind 144 SA- 282 runs
10 16 Jan 1997 Johannesburg Ind 410 SA 321 Ind 266-8d SA 228-8 Drawn
11 24 Feb 2000 Mumbai Ind 225 SA 176 Ind 113 SA 164-6 SA- 4 wickets
12 02 Mar 2000 Bangalore Ind 158 SA 479 Ind 250   SA- Inns & 71 runs
13 03 Nov 2001 Bloemfontein Ind 379 SA 563 Ind 237 SA 54-1 SA- 9 wickets
14 16 Nov 2001 Port Elizabeth SA 362 Ind 201 SA 233-5d Ind 206-3 Drawn
15 20 Nov 2004 Kanpur SA 510-9d Ind 466 SA 169-4   Drawn
16 28 Nov 2004 Kolkata SA 305 Ind 411 SA 222 Ind 120-2 Ind- 8 wickets
17 15 Dec 2006 Johannesburg Ind 249 SA 84 Ind 236 SA 278 Ind- 123 runs
18 26 Dec 2006 Durban SA 328 Ind 240 SA 265-8d Ind 179 SA- 174 runs
19 02 Jan 2007 Cape Town Ind 414 SA 373 Ind 169 SA 211-5 SA- 5 wickets
20 26 Mar 2008 Chennai SA 540 Ind 627 SA 331-5   Drawn
21 03 Apr 2008 Ahmedabad Ind 76 SA 494-7d Ind 328   SA- Inns & 90 runs
22 11 Apr 2008 Kanpur SA 265 Ind 325 SA 121 Ind 64-2 Ind- 8 wickets
23 06 Feb 2010 Nagpur SA 558-6d Ind 233 Ind 319   SA- Inns & 6 runs
24 14 Feb 2010 Kolkata SA 296 Ind 643-6d SA 290   Ind- Inns & 57 runs
25 16 Dec 2010 Centurion Ind 136 SA 620-4d Ind 459   SA- Inns & 25 runs
26 26 Dec 2010 Durban Ind 205 SA 131 Ind 228 SA 215 Ind- 87 runs
27 02 Jan 2011 Cape Town SA 362 Ind 364 SA 341 Ind 166-3 Drawn

Highest Innings Totals:

India in India 643-6d Kolkata 2009-10
India in South Africa 459 Centurion 2010-11
South Africa in India 558-6d Nagpur 2009-10
South Africa in South Africa 620-4d Centurion 2010-11

Lowest Innings Totals:

India in India 76 Ahmedabad 2007-08
India in South Africa 66 Durban 1996-97
South Africa in India 105 Ahmedabad 1996-97
South Africa in South Africa 84 Johannesburg 2006-07

Match aggregates:

Highest Match Aggregate 1288 for 33 wickets Cape Town 1996-97
Lowest Match Aggregate 660 for 40 wickets Durban 1996-97

Highest individual innings:

India in India 319 V.Sehwag Chennai 2007-08
India in South Africa 169 S.R.Tendulkar Cape Town 1996-97
South Africa in India 253* H.M.Amla Nagpur 2009-10
South Africa in South Africa 201* J.H.Kallis Centurion 2010-11

Most runs in a series:

India in India 388 (av 77.60) M.Azharuddin 1996-97
India in South Africa 326 (av 81.50) S.R.Tendulkar 2010-11
South Africa in India 490 (av 490.00) H.M.Amla 2009-10
South Africa in South Africa 498 (av 166.00) J.H.Kallis 2010-11

Record wicket partnerships (India):

1st 218 V.Sehwag (164), G.Gambhir (96) Kanpur 2004-05
2nd 268 V.Sehwag (319), R.Dravid (111) Chennai 2007-08
3rd 249 V.Sehwag (165), S.R.Tendulkar (106) Kolkata 2009-10
4th 145 R.Dravid (148), S.C.Ganguly (73) Johannesburg 1996-97
5th 220 S.R.Tendulkar (155), V.Sehwag (105) Bloemfontein 2001-02
6th 222 S.R.Tendulkar (169), M.Azharuddin (115) Cape Town 1996-97
7th 259* V.V.S.Laxman (143*), M.S.Dhoni (132*) Kolkata 2009-10
8th 161 M.Azharuddin (109), A.Kumble (88) Kolkata 1996-97
9th 80 V.V.S.Laxman (89), A.Kumble (28) Port Elizabeth 2001-02
10th 52 A.B.Agarkar (41*), M.Kartik (14) Mumbai 1999-00

Record wicket partnerships (South Africa):

1st 236 A.C.Hudson (146), G.Kirsten (102) Kolkata 1996-97
2nd 212 G.Kirsten (133), D.J.Cullinan (153*) Kolkata 1996-97
3rd 340 H.M.Amla (253*), J.H.Kallis (173) Nagpur 2009-10
4th 224 J.H.Kallis (201*), A.B.de Villiers (129) Centurion 2009-10
5th 256 J.H.Kallis (132), A.B.de Villiers (217*) Ahmedabad 2007-08
6th 144 A.J.Hall (163), Z.de Bruyn (83) Kanpur 2004-05
7th 121 L.Klusener (108), M.V.Boucher (47) Bloemfontein 2001-02
8th 147* B.M.McMillan (103*), L.Klusener (102*) Cape Town 1996-97
9th 60 P.S.de Villiers (67*), A.A.Donald (17) Ahmedabad 1996-97
10th 74 B.M.McMillan (51*), A.A.Donald (26) Durban 1996-97

Best bowling in an innings:

India in India 7/87 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2004-05
India in South Africa 7/120 Harbhajan Singh Cape Town 2010-11
South Africa in India 8/64 L.Klusener Kolkata 1996-97
South Africa in South Africa 7/84 A.A.Donald Port Elizabeth 1992-93

Best bowling in an match:

India in India 9/141 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2004-05
India in South Africa 10/153 B.K.V. Prasad Durban 1996-97
South Africa in India 10/108 D.W.Steyn Nagpur 2009-10
South Africa in South Africa 12/139 A.A.Donald Port Elizabeth 1992-93

Most wickets in a series:

India in India 19 (av 26.10) Harbhajan Singh 2007-08
India in South Africa 18 (av 25.94) A.Kumble 1992-93
India in South Africa 18 (av 28.72) J.Srinath 1996-97
India in South Africa 18 (av 22.00) S.Sreesanth 2006-07
South Africa in India 15 (av 20.20) D.W.Steyn 2007-08
South Africa in South Africa 21 (av 17.48) D.W.Steyn 2010-11