Ind vs SA: The Indian and South African national cricket teams have been locking horns with each other since 1991. To date, these two teams have faced each other 135 times. India’s first Twenty20 International match was against South Africa in 2006.
Both teams have established themselves as two heavyweights in the game of cricket. It is quite difficult to choose between these two evenly matched teams. In Test cricket, both the teams have played each other 42 number of times, the result being 15-17 with South Africa getting the better of India. In the ODI format, South Africa leads 49-35. However, in the T20Is, it is 11-8- in favor of India.
Let us have a look at the statistics between India and South Africa in the different formats of the game:
IND vs SA Head-to-Head – Test
India and South Africa have faced each other in 42 matches in Tests. Out of these 42 games, India has won 15 whereas South Africa has come out victorious on 17 occasions. 10 matches ended in a draw. Their first-ever test series took place in 1992.
IND vs SA Head to Head – ODI
When it comes to One Day Internationals, India and South Africa have faced each other in 87 matches. Out of these 87 games, India has managed to win 35 whereas the South African team has come out victorious on 49 occasions. 3 matches ended without a result. Their first ODI encounter took place way back in 1991.
IND vs SA Head-to-Head – T20
Both the teams have faced each other 20 times in the shortest format of the game. It is in this format, that the Indian team has a slight edge as it has managed to win 11 of these 20 matches.
South Africa will look to tip the scale in their favor in the upcoming T20I World Cup.
Top run-scorers in India vs South Africa matches
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tops the list of highest run scorer against SA. With 362 runs in 13 matches, Rohit stands at the top, followed by Suresh Raina and JP Duminy.
Below are the top 5 run-scorers of both teams in their T20 history.-- Advertisement --
Highest run scorers against SA in a single match
Again, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tops the table in this category too. His score of 106 at Dharamsala on October 2, 2015, is the highest run scored against SA in a match between both the teams in T20s.
Let us have a look at the top 5 highest scorers of Ind and SA teams in T20s.
|Rank||Player||Score||Balls faced||4s||6s||Strike rate||Ground||Date|
|1||Rohit Sharma||106||66||12||5||160.60||Dharamsala||October 2, 2015|
|2||Suresh Raina||101||60||9||5||168.33||Gros Islet||May 2, 2010|
|3||Manish Pandey||79*||48||6||3||164.58||Centurion||Feb 21, 2018|
|4||Quinton de Kock||79*||52||6||5||151.92||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium||September 22, 2019|
|5||Colin Ingram||78||50||8||3||156.00||Johannesburg||March 30, 2012|
Ind vs SA: Highest wicket-takers
Indian ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin tops the list with 10 wickets in six matches with a bowling figure of 3/22.
Let’s a look at the top 5 wicket takes between the two teams in T20s.
|Rank||Player||Wickets||Matches||Runs Conceded||BBI||Economy Rate||Maidens|
|3||Carl Junior Dala||7||3||110||3/35||9.16||1|