India – South Africa Test series statistics

India and South Africa has played eleven test series and the ensuing four test series would be the twelfth series between the two teams. This is the second occasion of two teams clashing in a four test series, the first one being the first ever series between the two teams in 1992-93. This series was played in South Africa and hence the ensuing four test series is the first four test series between the two teams played in India.  The ensuing four test series will be the seventh test series played between the two teams in India.   Of the eleven test series played between the two teams, India has won two series, South Africa has won six series and three series have ended in a draw.   India and South Africa have played 29 tests so far. India has won seven tests, South Africa has won thirteen tests and nine tests have ended in a draw.   India’s 627 at Chennai in Mar 2008 is its highest team total against South Africa and also provides the only occasion of India posting a total of 500 plus runs against South Africa. South Africa on its part has posted 500 plus total on eight occasions against India and 643 for 6 declared at Kolkata in Mar 2010 is its highest team total against India.   India has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs on two occasions against South Africa, while South Africa has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs against India only once. India’s lowest total in a completed innings against South Africa is its 66 at Durban in Dec 1996, while South Africa’s lowest total in a completed innings against India is its 84 at Johannesburg in Dec 1996.   Three Indian batsmen – SR Tendulkar {1741}, V Sehwag {1306} and...

Few more records for MS Dhoni in the just concluded one day series against South Africa

MS Dhoni has an aggregate of 4071 runs as captain in a bilateral one-day series involving two teams at the end of just concluded one-day series against South Africa. He became the second captain to total 4000 plus runs in a bilateral series after RT Ponting. RT Ponting has an aggregate of 4407 runs. MS Dhoni occupies the second place in the list of captains who have scored most runs on home soil in the bilateral one-day series involving two teams. At the end of the just concluded one-day series against South Africa at home, MS Dhoni’s aggregate read 2247. The first place is occupied by SP Fleming who has an aggregate of 2249 runs. MS Dhoni went past GC Smith who has a total of 2170 runs on his way to occupy the second place. MS Dhoni’s aggregate at the end of the just concluded one-day series against South Africa at home read 6145. He became the sixth batsman in the annals of one day games to score 6000 plus runs in a bilateral series involving two teams. He completed 6000 runs during this series. Other batsman to total 6000 plus runs under this category of statistics are – KC Sangakkara {7331}, SR Tendulkar {7215}, JH Kallis {7133}, AB de Villiers {6603} and TM Dilshan...

AB de Viiliers of South Africa emulated SC Ganguly of India in scoring three centuries as captain in a one day series.

AB de Viiliers of South Africa emulated SC Ganguly of India in scoring three centuries as captain in a one day series. SC Ganguly leading India had scored three centuries in a multi-nation tournament played in South Africa in 2002-03. In the just concluded bilateral series against India, AB de Villiers of South Africa scored three centuries thus emulating SC Ganguly. The performances of these two captains are furnished below SC Ganguly in World Cup 2003 in South Africa No Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 112* 1 Ind Nam Pietermaritzburg 23 Feb 2003 2 107* 2 Ind Ken Cape Town 07 Mar 2003 3 111* 1 Ind Kne Durban 20 Mar 2003 AB de Villiers – RSA vs Ind in India 2015-16 No Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015 2 112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015 3 119 1 RSa Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015  ...

Eleven or more boundary sixes in an innings – AB de Villiers is the only batsman and also as captain to do the feat twice

AB de Villiers of South Africa scored eleven boundary sixes in his knock of 119 in the final one-day game against India on 25.10.15 to provide the eleventh occasion of a batsman scoring eleven or more boundary sixes in a one-day innings in the annals of one day games. All the eleven occasions are listed below No Player Runs 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date 1 RG Sharma 209 16 India v Australia Bangalore 02 Nov 2013 2 AB de Villiers 149 16 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 3 CH Gayle 215 16 West Indies v Zimbabwe Canberra 24 Feb 2015 4 SR Watson 185* 15 Australia v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Apr 2011 5 CJ Anderson 131* 14 New Zealand v West Indies Queenstown 01 Jan 2014 6 XM Marshall 157* 12 West Indies v Canada King City (NW) 22 Aug 2008 7 ST Jayasuriya 134 11 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Singapore 02 Apr 1996 8 Shahid Afridi 102 11 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Nairobi (Gym) 04 Oct 1996 9 D Ramdin 169 11 West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 25 Aug 2014 10 MJ Guptill 237* 11 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015 11 AB de Villiers 119 11 South Africa v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015 AB de Villiers is the only batsman in the history of one-day game to score eleven boundary sixes in an innings on two occasions. He had scored 16 boundary sixes in his knock of 149 against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18.01.15. AB de Villiers is also the only captain in the annals of one-day game to score eleven or more boundary sixes in an innings. No Player Runs 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date 1 AB de Villiers 149 16 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 2 AB de Villiers 119...

AB de Villiers adds one more feather to his cap – become the first ever batsman and captain to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year

AB de Villiers of South Africa became the first batsman to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. He achieved the feat when he scored his third boundary six – off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar over mid wickert which was a mishit – to credit himself with the first ever batsman to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. At the end of this game, his aggregate of boundary sixes read 58. The previous record for most sixes in a calendar year was held by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan who had a total of 48 boundary sixes in calendar year 2002. AB de Villiers was one boundary sixe shy of Shahid Afridi prior to the start of the final one day game against India and required two boundary sixes to rewrite the record of most boundary sixes in a calendar year, The following table furnishes the performance of AB de Villiers in the calendar year 2015 – as of 25.10.15. He has played 20 games, 18 innings, twice not out, aggregate runs 1193, Highest Score 163 not out, Average 79.53, five centuries, five half centuries, 91 boundary fours and 58 boundary sixes. No Opposition Ground Start Date Inns Runs 6s 1 West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 1 81 0 2 West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 1 149 16 3 West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 2 DNB – 4 West Indies Port Elizabeth 25 Jan 2015 1 19 0 5 Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 1 25 1 6 India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 2 30 0 7 West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 1 162* 8 8 Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015 1 24 2 9 Pakistan Auckland 07 Mar 2015 2 77 5 10 U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 1 99 4 11 Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 2 DNB – 12 New Zealand...

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