Stats Preview of the South Africa vs India Series Played in South Africa
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South Africa vs India: Stats Preview of Series Played in South Africa

SA v India freedon series

The Freedom Trophy will commence from 5th January 2018, and the Indian team is preparing for one of their biggest tests in the recent times. The Indian team is coming out of a great home season winning all the series played at home in 2017.

The Indian team is currently ranked number one in the Test format while South Africa is ranked number two in the format.

Before the three-match series begins between the two teams, let’s look at the important stats in the previous Test series played between the two teams on the South African soil.

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A) Head-to-Head

South Africa vs. India records in matches (the list include venues for upcoming Ashes series)

South Africa vs India Matches South Africa won India won Tied Drawn
Overall 33 13 10 0 10
In South Africa 17 8 2 0 7
At Newlands, Cape Town 4 2 0 0 2
At Supersport Park, Centurion 1 1 0 0 0
At Wanderers Ground, Johannesburg 4 0 1 0 3

 

B) South Africa vs India records in series

South Africa vs India Series South Africa won India won Drawn
Overall 12 5 3 4
In South Africa 6 5 0 1

 

C) Previous South Africa vs India results on the South African soil

Season Total Test played Series Result Margin
1992/93 4 South Africa won 1-0
1996/97 3 South Africa won 2-0
2000/01 2 South Africa won 1-0
2006/07 3 South Africa won 2-1
2010/11 3 Series Drawn 1-1
2013/14 2 South Africa won 1-0

 

Murali Vijay
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 27: Murali Vijay of India walks off for 97 runs during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and India at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 27, 2013, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

D)  Previous records of South Africa vs India in South Africa

Comparison subjects South Africa India
Highest total in an innings 620/4 decl. at Centurion in 2010/11 459 at Centurion in 2010/11
Lowest completed total in an innings 84 at Johannesburg in 2006/07 66 at Durban in 1996/97
Largest victory (by an innings) Innings & 25 runs at Centurion in 2010/11
Largest victory (by runs) 328 runs at Durban in 1996/97 123 runs at Johannesburg in 2006/07
Largest victory (by wickets) 10 wickets at Durban in 2013/14
Most runs scored (in career) 974 runs by Jacques Kallis (16 innings) 1,161 runs by Sachin Tendulkar (28 innings)
Most runs scored in a series 498 runs by Jacques Kallis (5 innings) in 2010/11 280 runs by Cheteshwar Pujara (4 innings) in 2013/14
Most wickets were taken (in career) 40 wickets by Allan Donald (13 innings) 45 wickets by Anil Kumble (24 innings)
Most wickets were taken in a series 21 wickets Dale Steyn (3 matches) in 2010/11 18 wickets by Anil Kumble (1992/93), Javagal Srinath (1996/97), Sreesanth in (2006/07)

 

E) Team players’ performances head-to-head on the South African soil

South African batsmen vs Indian batsmen in South Africa

Team Total Runs scored Overall Averages Total no.of centuries Total no.of half centuries Total no.of ducks Highest individual score
South Africa 9,395 36.41 18 44 30 201 by Jacques Kallis at Centurion in 2010/11
India 8,048 27.09 13 30 33 169 by Sachin Tendulkar at Cape Town in 1996/97

 

Murali Vijay
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 27: Dale Steyn of South Africa celebrates the wicket of Murali Vijay of India for 97 runs during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and India at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 27, 2013, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

F) South African bowlers vs Indian bowlers in South Africa

Team Total wickets taken Overall Averages Total no.of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no.of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
South Africa 258 36.41 10 2 7/84 by Allan Donald at Port Elizabeth in 1992 12/139 by Allan Donald at Port Elizabeth in 1992
India 297 27.09 10 1 7/120 by Harbhajan Singh atCape Town in 2011 10/153 by Venkateshwar  Prasad at Durban in 1996

 

G) South African pacers vs Indian pacers in South Africa

Team Total wickets taken Total no.of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no.of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
South Africa 254 10 2 7/84 by Allan Donald at Port Elizabeth in 1992 12/139 by Allan Donald at Port Elizabeth in 1992
India 163 7 1 6/76 by Javagal Srinath at Port Elizabeth in 2001 10/153 by Venkateshwar  Prasad at Durban in 1996

 

Harbhajan Singh
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 27: Harbhajan Singh of India traps Hashim Amla of South Africa lbw for 33 runs, during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and India at Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead on December 27, 2010, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

H) South African spinners vs Indian spinners in South African

Team Total wickets taken Total no.of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no.of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
South African 30 0 0 4/74 by Robin  Peterson at Durban  in 2013 5/94 by Paul Adams at Cape Town  in 1997
India 81 3 0 7/120 by Harbhajan Singh atCape Town in 2011 8/113 byAnil Kumble at Johannesburg in 1992

 

Prabhangad Singh

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