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 India vs South Africa

  • The two countries have played two world cup matches against each other. South Africa has won both of the matches.
  • In regular ODI series, there is always a close match between Indian cricket team and South African cricket team. But in world cups, South Africa has dominated over India.
  • Batsmen like Sourav Ganguly (India) and Jacques Kallis (South Africa) scored 97 and 96 respectively in the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Inform South African batsmen Hashim Amla is a strong threat for the vulnerable Indian bowling line up.
  • The two teams have recently met in a One-day International’s series held in South Africa which South Africa won by 3-2. Some close encounters were same and cricket fans are expecting the same to happen in the group match involving these two countries.
  • Indian fast bowlers like Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel have picked up key wickets of South African batsmen and are expected to play vital role in the match. From South African side, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are seen as a possible threat to strong Indian batting line up.
  • The two teams did not play any match against each other in the world cups of 1996, 2003 and 2007.
  • Watching Indian Cricket Team take on South African Cricket Team is always great as both teams play great cricket. In 2011 Cricket world cup, both these teams were included in the list of favorites for the tournament. It was a thrilling game where South Africa was able to chase down 296. India batted first and put a total of 296 runs on the board. Despite the fact that the tournament was overall high scoring, it was not a bad score. Indian bowling line up however was not up to the mark in that world cup. South Africa chased down the target with 2 balls still to spare. South Africa won the match by 3 wickets.
  • In 2015 ICC world cup, India won by 130 runs against South Africa at the group stage. 
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