Wednesday, 18 December 2013

India vs South Africa in Tests: History in Numbers

South Africa, at present, are the No.1 Test side in the Cricket world. The No.1 ODI team, India, after Sachin's retirement in Tests and losing the ODI series against the Proteans are set to play a two test match series in South Africa.

 



Below are the numbers between these two nations.


Head to Head Summary

Total
Ind
SA
Drawn
Overall
27
7
12
8
In Ind
12
5
5
2
In SA
15
2
7
6

South Africa has been more successful in their home than the Indian team in its home. South Africa won test matches regularly in India than India in South Africa. India, in their first 3 tours, couldn't win even a single game. They managed to win 2 Tests in their last 2 tours. 

Series Results in South Africa

Period
Winner
Margin
Tests
Captains
Player of the Series
1992/93
SA
1-0
4
KC Wessels, M Azharuddin
AA Donald
1996/97
SA
2-0
3
WJ Cronje, SR Tendulkar
AA Donald
2001/02
SA
1-0
2
SM Pollock, SC Ganguly
HH Gibbs
2006/07
SA
2-1
3
GC Smith, R Dravid
SM Pollock
2010/11
Drawn
1-1
 3 
GC Smith, MS Dhoni
JH Kallis

Series Results in India

Period
Winner
Margin
Tests
Captains
Player of the Series
1996/97
Ind
2-1
3
SR Tendulkar, WC Cronje
M Azharuddin
1999/00
SA
2-0
2
SR Tendulkar, WC Cronje
JH Kallis
2004/05
Ind
1-0
2
SC Ganguly, GC Smith
V Sehwag
2007/08
Drawn
1-1
3
A Kumble (2)/MS Dhoni (1), GC Smith
Harbhajan Singh
2009/10
Drawn
1-1
2
MS Dhoni, GC Smith
HM Amla

MS Dhoni will be the first Indian to captain two Test Series in South Africa. Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid captained one. 

Total Series: 10
India Won: 2
SA Won: 5
Drawn: 3

Highest Team Totals

Score
Overs
Team
Mat Inn
Venue
Match Date
Result
643/6 d
153.0
India
2
Kolkata
14 Feb 2010
Won
627
155.1
India
2
Chennai
26 Mar 2008
Drawn
620/4 d
130.1
South Africa
2
Centurion
16 Dec 2010
Won
563
143.0
South Africa
2
Bloemfontein
03 Nov 2001
Won
558/6 d
176.0
South Africa
1
Nagpur
06 Feb 2010
Won

Lowest Team Totals

Score
Overs
Team
Mat Inn
Venue
Match Date
Result
66
34.1
India
4
Durban
26 Dec 1996
Lost
76
20.0
India
1
Ahmedabad
03 Apr 2008
Lost
84
25.1
South Africa
2
Johannesburg
15 Dec 2006
Lost
100
39.1
India
2
Durban
26 Dec 1996
Lost
105
38.5
South Africa
4
Ahmedabad
20 Nov 1996
Lost
    
Largest Wins 


Criteria
Margin
Winner
Venue
Match Date
MOM
By Runs
329 runs
South Africa
Kolkata
27 Nov 1996
G Kirsten
By Inns
Inns & 90 runs
South Africa
Ahmedabad
03 Apr 2008
AB de Villiers
By Wkts
9 wkts
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
26 Dec 1992
AA Donald
9 wkts
South Africa
Bloemfontein
03 Nov 2001
SM Pollock

The Highest Successful run chase is 211/5 by South Africa at Cape Town in 2007. India have never won any match by chasing in the 4th inning whereas South Africa won 4.

Largest win for India being their Inn & 52 runs win at Kolkata in 2010, by 280 runs at Kanpur in 1996 and by 8 wickets at Kolkata in 2004 & Kanpur in 2008.

Individual Players and Captains

Most Matches
Most Matches as Captain
25
SR Tendulkar (Ind)
13
GC Smith (SA)
21
RS Dravid (Ind)
8
WJ Cronje (SA)
21
A Kumble (Ind)
8
SR Tendulkar (Ind)
19
VVS Laxman (Ind)
6
MS Dhoni (Ind)

Most Matches by a South African is 16 by JH Kallis.

Batting Records:

Tendulkar and Kallis hold most of the batting records in Tests between these two nations

The respective batting legends, Tendulkar and Kallis, top the list of most runs between the two nations and also have scored most centuries.

Leading Run Getters


Runs
Batsman
Mat
Inns
Avg
100s
50
Best
1741
SR Tendulkar
25
45
42.46
7
5
169
1585
JH Kallis
16
28
72.04
6
5
201*
1306
V Sehwag
15
26
50.23
5
2
319
1252
R Dravid
21
40
33.83
2
5
148
1164
HM Amla
12
21
61.26
5
4
253*

Most runs by a South African in India is 823 by Hashim Amla @ 102.87 in 10 innings with 4 100s.
Most runs by an Indian in South Africa is 1161 by Sachin Tendulkar @ 46.44 in 28 innings with 5 100s.

Highest Batting Average (Min 500 runs)
72.04 - JH Kallis
61.26 - HM Amla
52.92 - DJ Cullinan
50.23 - V Sehwag
43.33 - L Klusener

Double Centuries or more 

Sehwag celebrates his 2nd Triple ton

Virender Sehwag scored his second triple century, this time the fastest in history, at Chennai in 2008. There have been 3 other double centuries.
Kallis brought up his maiden test double century in his 143rd Test after having scored 37 100s with a highest score of 189* before.


Runs
Batsman
Balls
4s
6s
Venue
Match Date
319
V Sehwag
304
42
5
Chennai
26 Mar 08
253*
HM Amla
473
22
0
Nagpur
06 Feb 10
217*
AB de Villiers
333
17
2
Ahmedabad
03 Apr 08
201*
JH Kallis
270
15
5
Centurion
16 Dec 10

Herchelle Gibbs was out for 196 at Port Elizabeth in 2001 by Tendulkar.

Most Centuries
7 - SR Tendulkar
6 - JH Kallis
5 - HM Amla & V Sehwag
4 - M Azharuddin
3 - DJ Cullinan
Note: 5 of Tendulkar's 7 100s were scored in South Africa. 4 of Amla's 5 100s were scored in India. 


Centuries in Both innings of a match

3 batsmen managed to score centuries in both test, all for South Africa.

102 & 133 - G Kirsten, Kolkata, 1996
114 & 123* - HM Amla, Kolkata, 2010
161 & 109* - JH Kallis, Cape Town, 2011

Neil McKenzie scored 94 & 155* at Chennai in 2008.
Best for India in a Test match is Dravid's 148 & 81 at Johannesburg in 1997
.

Most Runs in a Series
Jacques Kallis scored nearly 500 runs in the last series in South Africa with 3 100s at average of 166.00. Amla scored centuries in all the 3 innings South Africa batted in their Indian tour in 2009/10 and scored 490 runs at identical average.

Best for India were Azharuddin's 388 runs in the series of 1996/97 in India. The best for India in South Africa is 326 by Sachin Tendulkar in 2010/11 at 81.50 conisting of 2 100s, including his 50th test century.

Among the top 5 aggregates in a series, 4 have been in India.


Runs
Batsman
Series
Mat
Inns
Avg
100s
Best
498
JH Kallis
2010/11 in SA
3
5
166.00
3
201*
490
HM Amla
2009/10 in Ind
2
3
490.00
3
253*
388
M Azharuddin
1996/97 in Ind
3
6
77.60
2
163*

Hashim Amla's average of 490.00 in the 2009/10 series in India is second only to Wally Hammond's 563.00 in New Zealand as the highest batting average in a Test Series.

Bowling Records:

Leading Wicket takers


Wkts
Bowler
Mat
Avg
S/R
5WI
10WM
BBI
BBM
84
A Kumble
21
31.79
81.3
3
0
6/53
8/113
64
J Srinath
13
24.48
51.7
4
0
6/21
8/68
60
Harbhajan Singh
11
28.40
59.4
4
0
7/87
9/141
57
AA Donald
11
17.31
43.7
3
1
7/84
12/139
53
DW Steyn
10
19.00
36.0
4
1
7/51
10/108
52
SM Pollock
12
19.63
52.1
2
1
6/56
10/147

Steyn's bowling Strike Rate (36.0) and Donald's bowling average (17.31) are second best among all those who took 50 or more wickets against India. England's Fred Trueman's Strike Rate of 33.6 and average of 14.84 are the highest against India.

10 wicket hauls

Figures
Overs
Bowler
Venue
Match Date
12/139
55.0
AA Donald
Port Elizabeth
26 Dec 1992
10/108
34.5
DW Steyn
Nagpur
06 Feb 2010
10/147
48.4
SM Pollock
Bloemfontein
03 Nov 2001
10/153
44.0
BKV Prasad
Durban
26 Dec 1996

Donald, Pollock and Steyn each picked one ten wicket haul for South Africa. Only 10 wicket haul for India was at Durban by Venkatesh Prased in 1996.

Best bowling figures in an Inning


Klusener during his 8/64 on Test Debut

The best bowling figures between India and South Africa came from a debutant, Lance Klusener, in the 4th inning of the Kolkata tests of 1996. There have been 4 more 7 wicket hauls, 2 of those by Harbhajan Singh.

Figures
Overs
Bowler
Mat Inn
Venue
Match Date
8/64
21.3
L Klusener
4
Kolkata
27 Nov 1996
7/51
16.4
DW Steyn
2
Nagpur
06 Feb 2010
7/84
28.0
AA Donald
3
Port Elizabeth
26 Dec 1992
7/87
30.0
Harbhajan Singh
3
Kolkata
28 Nov 2004
7/120
38.0
Harbhajan Singh
3
Cape Town
02 Jan 2011