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India-South Africa Tests - Head to Head
by Rajesh Kumar

The matches

 

                  Played  Won by       Won by      Drawn
                         S.Africa       India
                 -------  ------      --------     -----
In India            5        3            2           -
In South Africa     9        4            -           5
Total:             14        7            2           5

Tests in chronological sequence:

1.   November 13-17, 1992 at Durban         -   Drawn
2.   November 26-30, 1992 at Johannesburg   -   Drawn
3.   December 26-30, 1992 at Port Elizabeth -   SA won by 9 wickets
4.   January  2-6,   1993 at Cape Town      -   Drawn
5.   November 20-23, 1996 at Ahmedabad      -   India won by  64 runs
6.   November 27-Dec.1,1996 at Calcutta     -   SA won by an 329 runs
7.   December 8-12,  1996   at Kanpur       -   India won by 280 runs
8.   December 26-28, 1996   at Durban       -   SA won by    328 runs
9.   January  2-6,   1997   at Cape Town    -   SA won by    282 runs
10.  January 16-20,  1997   at Johannesburg -   Drawn
11.  February 24-26, 2000   at Bombay       -   SA won by 4 wickets
12.  March 2-6, 2000        at Bangalore    -   SA won by an innings & 71 runs
13.  November 3-6, 2001     at Bloemfontein -   SA won by 9 wickets
14.  November 16-20, 2001   at Port Elizabeth - Drawn

 

Series-wise results:

Season   Venue         Played   Won  Won    Drawn  SA Captain      Indian Captain
                               by SA by Ind.
-------- ------------  ------  ----- ------ -----  --------------  ------------------
1992/93  South Africa    4       1    0      3     K.C.Wessels     Mohammad Azharuddin
1996/97  India           3       1    2      0     W.J.Cronje      Sachin Tendulkar
1996/97  South Africa    3       2    0      1     W.J.Cronje      Sachin Tendulkar
1999/00  India           2       2    0      0     W.J.Cronje      Sachin Tendulkar
2001/02  South Africa    2       1    0      1     S.M.Pollock     Sourav Ganguly
 
Tests in South Africa:   9       4    0      5
Tests in India:          5       3    2      0

Team Records:

Highest Innings Totals:

For S.Africa in S.A:    563    Bloemfontein    2001-02
             in India:  479    Bangalore       1999-00
For India    in S.A:    410    Johannesburg    1996-97
             in India:  400/7d Kanpur          1996-97  

Lowest Innings Totals:

For S.Africa in S.A:    235    Durban          1996-97
             in India:  105    Ahmedabad       1996-97
For India    in S.A:     66    Durban          1996-97
             in India:  113    Bombay          1999-00

Largest margins of Victory:

South Africa:  An innings and 71 runs     Bangalore    1999-00
                             329 runs     Calcutta     1996-97
India:                       280 runs     Kanpur       1996-97

Narrowest margins of Victory:

South Africa:                  4 wickets  Bombay       1999-00
India:                        64 runs     Ahmedabad    1996-97

Batting Records:

 

Highest Individual Innings:

South Africa in South Africa: 196  H.H.Gibbs      Port Elizabeth  2001-02
             in India:        153* D.J.Cullinan   Calcutta        1996-97
India        in South Africa: 169  S.R.Tendulkar  Cape Town       1996-97
             in India:        163* M.Azharuddin   Kanpur          1996-97

Century on Debut in the series:

South Africa: 118  - K.C.Wessels        Durban       1992-93
India:        103  - P.K.Amre           Durban       1992-93 (On Test debut)
              105  - V.Sehwag           Bloemfontein 2001-02 (On Test debut)

Most Runs in a Test series:

South Africa in South Africa: 316 (ave.79.00) in 2 Tests by H.H.Gibbs in 2001-02
             in India:        322 (ave.53.66) in 3 Tests by G.Kirsten in 1996-97
India        in South Africa: 277 (ave.55.40) in 3 Tests by R.Dravid     in 1996-97
             in India:        388 (ave.77.60) in 3 Tests by M.Azharuddin in 1996-97

Highest Partnerships for any wicket:

South Africa: 236 (1st) A.C.Hudson & G.Kirsten Calcutta 1996-97 India: 230 (5th) S.R.Tendulkar & M.Azharuddin Cape Town 1996-97

Bowling Records

 

Best Bowling Figures in an innings:

South Africa: 8/64  L.Klusener        Calcutta        1996-97
India:        6/21  J.Srinath         Ahmedabad       1996-97

Ten wickets in a Test match:

South Africa: 12/139  A.A.Donald      Port Elizabeth  1992-93
              10/147  S.M.Pollock     Bloemfontein    2001-02
India:        10/153  B.K.V. Prasad   Durban          1996-97

Most wickets in a Test series:

South Africa:  20 (ave.19.70) in 4 Tests by A.A.Donald    1992-93
               20 (ave.15.95) in 3 Tests by A.A.Donald    1996-97  
India:         18 (ave.25.94) in 4 Tests by A.Kumble      1992-93
               18 (ave.28.72) in 3 Tests by J.Srinath     1996-97

Wicketkeeping Records:

 

Most dismissals in an innings:

South Africa:   5 (all caught) D.J.Richardson   Port Elizabeth   1992-93
                5 (all caught) M.V.Boucher      Bombay           1999-00
India:          5 (all caught) N.R.Mongia       Durban           1996-97

Most dismissals in a match:

South Africa:   9 (all caught) D.J.Richardson   Port Elizabeth   1992-93
India:          8 (all caught) N.R.Mongia       Durban           1996-97

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Rajesh Kumar)



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