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Cricket Team Records: India vs South Africa (Test-ODI-T20)

by on October 28, 2011
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Cricket team records: India vs South Africa (Test Match Records)

South African cricket team started playing cricket back in 1889 against England, whereas Indian Cricket saw the light of the day back in 1932. South Africa and Indian cricket teams faced each other for the first time ever in a Test Match at The Lord’s on 13 November, 1992 at Durban.

  1. Indian cricket team or the Men in Blue are also called as Swami Army and Team India, While  South African cricket team is called Proteas  and Chokers.
  2. M.Azharuddin was the Captain of Indian team in their first ever test match played against South Africa in 1992.
  3. Keppler Wessels captained South Africa in their first match against India.
  4. Kingsmead Durban ground hosted the first ever Test match between India and South Africa in 1992.
  5. SA Bucknor , KE Liebenberg and CJ Mitchleywere the umpires officiating the first ever test match against India and South Africa.
  6. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V Sehwag, and Anil Kumble from Indian cricket team and Garry Kristen, J Kallis, Hashim Amla, Allan Donald and Dale Steyn from South African cricket team are some of the players who have some brilliant performances against each other under their belt.
  7. To date 27 Test matches have been played between South Africa and India.
  8. Out of 27 test matches India has won 7, where as it lost 12 tests and 8 tests had no result.
  9. South Africa’s highest total against Indian cricket team in attest match is 620/4d, and the highest total by India is 643/6d.
  10. Hashim Amla has the highest individual score for South African cricket team against India; he made 253*in 2010 at Nagpur.
  11. V Sehwag holds the highest individual score record for India against South Africa he made 319 at Chennai in 2008.
  12. India’s lowest total against South Africa is 66 made in 1996 at Durban.
  13. South Africa’s lowest total against India is 84 made in 2006 at Johannedburg.
  14. Lance Klusener has the best bowling figures of 64/8 for South African cricket team against India at Kolkata in 1996.
  15. Harbhajan Singh has the best bowling figures of 87/7 for Indian cricket team against South Africa.
  16. Mark Boucher and MS Dhoni have the maximum dismissals as a keeper in tests for South Africa and India respectively.
  17. Last test match played between the two sides was on 2nd January 2011.
Cricket team records: India vs South Africa (ODI-One Day International Matches Records)

South African cricket team played their first ever ODI game against India at Kolkata in 1991, and India started playing ODI cricket in 1974.

  1. Muhammad Azharuddin was the Captain of Indian team in their first ever ODI match played in 1974.
  2. CEB Rice captained South Africa in their first match against India.
  3. Eden Gardens, Calcutta ground hosted the first ever ODI match between India and South Africa in 1974.
  4. VK Ramaswamy and RS Rathorewere the umpires in the first ever ODI match between Indian and South African cricket team.
  5. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virendar Sehwag and Anil Kumble from India and K Wessels, J Kallis, , Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock from South Africa are some of the players who have some brilliant performances against each other.
  6. To date 66 ODI matches have been played between South Africa and India.
  7. Out of 66 ODI matches India has won 24, where as it lost 40 ODIs, 2 ODIs had no result.
  8. South Africa’s highest total against India in an ODI match is 365/2 made in 2010 at Ahmedabad, and the highest total by India is 401/3 made in 2010 at Gwalior.
  9. G Smith has the highest individual score for South Africa against India; he made 134* in 2005 at Kolkata.
  10.  Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds the highest individual score record for India against South Africa and has the sole distinction to have double century in ODIs,  he made 200* in 2010 at Gwalior.
  11. India’s lowest total against South African cricket team is 91 made in 2006 at Durban.
  12. South Africa’s lowest total against Indian cricket team is 117 made in 1997, Nairobi.
  13. A Donald has the best bowling figures of 29/5 for South Africa against India at Kolkata in 1991.
  14. SB Joshi has the best bowling figures of 6/5 for India against South Africa at Nairobi in 1999.
  15. Mark Boucher and MS Dhoni have the maximum dismissals as a keeper in ODIs for South Africa and India respectively.
  16. Last ODI match played between the two sides was on 12 March 2011.
Cricket team records: India vs South Africa (T20- Twenty Twenty Matches Records)

 South African cricket team played their first ever T20 game against New Zealand in 2005, and India started playing T20 cricket in 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg.

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