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India versus South Africa: How the numbers add up

Last updated on: November 04, 2015 11:00 IST

India and South Africa will play the first of four Test in Mohali on Thursday, November 5. Rajneesh Gupta glances at the history of this fascinating 21st century cricketing rivalry.

The Indian cricket team at a practice session

 

Tests

India

South Africa

Drawn

In India

12

5

5

2

In South Africa

17

2

8

7

Overall

29

7

13

9

 

Series summary

 

Series

India

South Africa

Drawn

In India

5

2

1

2

In South Africa

6

0

5

1

Total

11

2

6

3

Matches synopsis

   #

 Start Date

Venue

Innings 1

Innings 2

Innings 3

Innings 4

Result

1

November 13, 1992

Durban

South Africa 254

India 277

South Africa 176/3

  

Drawn

2

November 26, 1992

Johannesburg

South Africa 292

India 227

South Africa 252

India 141/4

Drawn

3

December 26, 1992

Port Elizabeth

India 212

South Africa 275

India 215

SA 155/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets

4

January 2, 1993

Cape Town

South Africa 360/9 declared

India 276

South Africa 130/6 declared

India 29/1

Drawn

5

November 20, 1996

Ahmedabad

India 223

South Africa 244

India 190

South Africa 105

India won by 64 runs

6

November 27, 1996

Kolkata

South Africa 428

Ind 329

South Africa 367/3 declared

India 137

South Africa won by 329 runs

7

December 8, 1996

Kanpur

India 237

South Africa 177

India 400/7 declared

South Africa 180

India won by 280 runs

8

December 26, 1996

Durban

South Africa 235

India 100

South Africa 259

India 66

South Africa won by 328 runs

9

January 2, 1997

Cape Town

South Africa 529/7 declared

India 359

South Africa 256/6 declared

India 144

South Africa won by 282 runs

10

January 16, 1997

Johannesburg

India 410

South Africa 321

India 266/8 declared

South Africa 228/8

Drawn

11

February 24, 2000

Mumbai

India 225

South Africa 176

India 113

South Africa 164/6

South Africa won by 4 wickets

12

March 2, 2000

Bangalore

India 158

South Africa 479

India 250

  

South African won by an innings and 71 runs

13

November 3, 2001

Bloemfontein

India 379

South Africa 563

India 237

South Africa 54/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets

14

November 16, 2001

Port Elizabeth

South Africa 362

India 201

South Africa 233/5 declared

India 206/3

Drawn

15

November 20, 2004

Kanpur

South Africa 510/9 declared

India 466

South Africa 169/4

  

Drawn

16

November 28, 2004

Kolkata

South Africa 305

India 411

South Africa 222

India 120/2

India won by 8 wickets

17

December 15, 2006

Johannesburg

India 249

South Africa 84

India 236

South Africa 278

India won by 123 runs

18

December 26, 2006

Durban

South Africa 328

India 240

South Africa 265/8 declared

India 179

South Africa won by 174 runs

19

January 2, 2007

Cape Town

India 414

South Africa 373

India 169

South Africa 211/5

South Africa won by 5 wickets

20

March 26, 2008

Chennai

South Africa 540

India 627

South Africa 331/5

  

Drawn

21

April 3, 2008

Ahmedabad

India 76

South Africa 494/7 declared

India 328

  

South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs

22

April 11, 2008

Kanpur

South Africa 265

India 325

South Africa 121

India 64/2

India won by 8 wickets

23

February 6, 2010

Nagpur

South Africa 558/6 declared

India 233

India 319

 

South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs

24

February 14, 2010

Kolkata

South Africa 296

India 643/6 declared

South Africa 290

 

India won by an innings and 57 runs

25

December 16, 2010

Centurion

India 136

South Africa 620/4 declared

India 459

 

South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs

26

December 26, 2010

Durban

India 205

South Africa 131

India 228

South Africa 215

India won by 87 runs

27

January 2, 2011

Cape Town

South Africa 362

India 364

South Africa 341

Ind 166/3

Drawn

28

December 18, 2013

Johannesburg

India 280

South Africa 244

India 421

South Africa 450/7

Drawn

29

December 26, 2013

Durban

India 334

South Africa 500

India 223

South Africa 59/0

South Africa won by 10 wickets

South Africa's performance in India

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Won%

Ahmedabad

2

1

1

0

50.00

Bangalore

1

1

0

0

100.00

Chennai

1

0

0

1

0.00

Kanpur

3

0

2

1

0.00

Kolkata

3

1

2

0

33.33

Mumbai: Wankhede

1

1

0

0

100.00

Nagpur

1

1

0

0

100.00

 Highest Innings Totals

India in India 643/6 declared Kolkata 2009-2010
India in South Africa 459 Centurion 2010-2011
South Africa in India 558/6 declared Nagpur 2009-2010
South Africa in South Africa 620/4 declared Centurion 2010-2011

Lowest Innings Totals

India in India 76 Ahmedabad 2007-2008
India in South Africa 66 Durban 1996-1997
South Africa in India 105 Ahmedabad 1996-1997
South Africa in South Africa 84 Johannesburg 2006-2007
Highest Match Aggregate 1,498 for 25 wickets Chennai 2007-2008
Lowest Match Aggregate 660 for 40 wickets Durban 1996-1997

Individual hundreds

India: 25 (13 in South Africa, 12 in India) Most: 7 by Sachin Tendulkar
South Africa: 33 (18 in South Africa, 15 in India) Most: 7 by Jacques Kallis

Highest Individual Innings

India in India 319 Virender Sehwag Chennai 2007-2008
India in South Africa 169 Sachin Tendulkar Cape Town 1996-1997
South Africa in India 253* Hashim Amla Nagpur 2009-2010
South Africa in South Africa 201* Jacques Kallis Centurion 2010-2011

Most Runs in a Series

India in India 388 (Average: 77.60) Mohammad Azharuddin 1996-1997
India in South Africa 326 (Average: 81.50) Sachin Tendulkar 2010-2011
South Africa in India 490 (Average: 490.00) Hashim Amla 2009-2010
South Africa in South Africa 498 (Average: 166.00) Jacques Kallis 2010-2011

Most Runs

India: 1,741 by Sachin Tendulkar in 25 Tests (Average: 42.46)
South Africa: 1,734 by Jacques Kallis in 18 Tests (Average: 69.36)

Record Wicket Partnerships: India

1st 218 Virender Sehwag (164), Gautam Gambhir (96) Kanpur 2004-2005
2nd 268 Virender Sehwag (319), Rahul Dravid (111) Chennai 2007-2008
3rd 249 Virender Sehwag (165), Sachin Tendulkar (106) Kolkata 2009-2010
4th 145 Rahul Dravid (148), Sourav Ganguly (73) Johannesburg 1996-1997
5th 220 Sachin Tendulkar (155), Virender Sehwag (105) Bloemfontein 2001-2002
6th 222 Sachin Tendulkar (169), Mohammad Azharuddin (115) Cape Town 1996-1997
7th 259* V V S Laxman (143*), M S Dhoni (132*) Kolkata 2009-2010
8th 161 Mohammad Azharuddin (109), Anil Kumble (88) Kolkata 1996-1997
9th 80 V V S Laxman (89), Anil Kumble (28) Port Elizabeth 2001-2002
10th 52 Ajit Agarkar (41*), Murali Kartik (14) Mumbai 1999-2000

Record Wicket Partnerships: South Africa

1st 236 Andrew Hudson (146), Gary Kirsten (102) Kolkata 1996-1997
2nd 212 Gary Kirsten (133), Daryll Cullinan (153*) Kolkata 1996-1997
3rd 340 Hashim Amla (253*), Jacques Kallis (173) Nagpur 2009-2010
4th 224 Jacques Kallis (201*), A B de Villiers (129) Centurion 2009-2010
5th 256 Jacques Kallis (132), A B de Villiers (217*) Ahmedabad 2007-2008
6th 144 Andrew Hall (163), Zander de Bruyn (83) Kanpur 2004-2005
7th 121 Lance Klusener (108), Mark Boucher (47) Bloemfontein 2001-2002
8th 147* Brian McMillan (103*), Lance Klusener (102*) Cape Town 1996-1997
9th 60 P S de Villiers (67*), Allan Donald (17) Ahmedabad 1996-1997
10th 74 Brian McMillan (51*), Allan Donald (26) Durban 1996-1997

5 wicket innings hauls

India: 17 (10 in South Africa, 7 in India) Most: 4 each by Javagal Srinath and Harbhajan Singh)
South Africa: 15 (10 in South Africa, 5 in India) Most: 5 by Dale Steyn

Best Bowling in an Innings

India in India 7/87 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2004-2005
India in South Africa 7/120 Harbhajan Singh Cape Town 2010-2011
South Africa in India 8/64 Lance Klusener Kolkata 1996-1997 +  
South Africa in South Africa 7/84 Allan Donald Port Elizabeth 1992-1993
+On debut

Best Bowling in a Match

India in India 9/141 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2004-2005
India in South Africa 10/153 Venkatesh Prasad Durban 1996-1997
South Africa in India 10/108 Dale Steyn Nagpur 2009-2010
South Africa in South Africa 12/139 Allan Donald Port Elizabeth 1992-1993

Most Wickets in a Series

India in India 19 (Average:: 26.10) Harbhajan Singh 2007-2008
India in South Africa 18 (Average: 25.94) Anil Kumble 1992-1993
  18 (Average: 28.72) Javagal Srinath 1996-1997
  18 (Average: 22.00) S Sreesanth 2006-2007
South Africa in India 15 (Average: 20.20) Dale Steyn 2007-2008
South Africa in South Africa 21 (Average: 17.48) Dale Steyn 2010-2011

Most Wickets

India: 84 by Anil Kumble in 21 Tests (Average: 31.80)
South Africa: 63 by Dale Steyn in 12 Tests (Average: 20.94)

Captains

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Won%

Graeme Smith

15

6

5

4

40.00

Hansie Cronje

8

5

2

1

62.50

M S Dhoni

8

3

3

2

37.50

Sachin Tendulkar

8

2

5

1

25.00

Kepler Wessels

4

1

0

3

25.00

Sourav Ganguly

4

1

1

2

25.00

Mohammad Azharuddin

4

0

1

3

0.00

Rahul Dravid

3

1

2

0

33.33

Shaun Pollock

2

1

0

1

50.00

Anil Kumble

2

0

1

1

0.00

Rajneesh Gupta