India vs South Africa: Records, trivia and controversies

Updated: Jun 04, 2019, 18:43 IST
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    Number of ODIs played -- 72. India won -- 25. South Africa won -- 40. No result -- 2. Abandoned -- 3. Cancelled -- 2 Number of Tests played -- 27. India won -- 7. South Africa won -- 12. Drawn -- 8 (Dhoni -- PTI, Smith -- AFP)

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    Records:

    Highest total in a Test match -- India 643/6 decl. in Kolkata, 14 Feb 2010. Virender Sehwag was the highest scorer with 165 runs while Tendulkar, Laxman and Dhoni also hit centuries. (Sehwag. Pic/ AFP)

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    Highest total in an ODI match -- India 401/3 in Gwalior on 24 Feb 2010. Sachin Tendulkar went on to score the first-ever and historic double-century in an ODI while Dhoni and Karthik scored fifties (Pic/ Getty Images)

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    Most Runs by a batsman (Tests) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 1741. (Pic/ Getty Images)

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    Most Runs by a batsman (ODIs) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 2001 (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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    Highest individual score (Tests) -- Virender Sehwag, 319 in Chennai on 26 Mar 2008. (MiD DAY)

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    Highest individual score (ODIs) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 200 in Gwalior on 24 Feb 2010 (Pic/ AFP)

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    Highest batting average (Tests) -- Jacques Kallis, 72.04 (Pic/ Atul Kamble)

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    Highest batting average (ODIs) -- Jacques Kallis, 65.86 (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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    Most hundreds (Tests) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 7 (Pic/ PTI)

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    Most hundreds (ODIs) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 5 (MiD DAY)

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    Most fifties (Tests) -- Sachin Tendulkar, 12 (Pic/ Ajay Roy)

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    Most fifties (ODIs) -- Rahul Dravid, 14 (MiD DAY)

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    Most runs in a series (Tests) -- Jacques Kallis, 498 (Pic/ Atul Kamble)

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    Most runs in a series (ODIs) -- Kepler Wessels, 342

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    Most wickets (Tests) -- Anil Kumble, 84 (MiD DAY)

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    Most wickets (ODIs) -- Shaun Pollock, 48 (File Pic)

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    Best bowling in an innings (Tests) -- Lance Klusener, 8 in Kolkata on 27 Nov 1996 (Pic/ AFP)

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    Best bowling in an innings (ODIs) -- Sunil Joshi, 5 in Nairobi on 26 Sept 1999 (Pic/ AFP)

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    Best bowling average (Tests) -- Allan Donald, 17.31 (File Pic)

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    Best bowling average (ODIs) -- Vijay Bharadwaj, 12.50 (Pic/ Atul Kamble)

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    Most wickets in a series (Tests) -- Dale Steyn, 21 (Pic/ Atul Kamble)

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    Most wickets in a series (ODIs) -- Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 13 (Pic/ AFP)

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    Most dismissals (Tests) Mark Boucher, 60 (Pic/ AFP)

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    Most dismissals (ODIs) -- Mark Boucher, 42 (MiD DAY)

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    Most catches (ODIs) -- Graeme Smith, 19 (MiD DAY)

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    Trivia:

    Pravin Amre and Virender Sehwag scored centuries on their debut against South Africa (Pic/ Suresh KK.)

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    Rahul Dravid scored his first test century at Johannesburg (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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    Azhar (115) & Tendulkar's (169) famous partnership of 222 runs in Cape Town 1997 (File Pic)

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    WV Raman 114 against South Africa at Centurion in ODI, December 1992. He was the first Indian to score a hundred against South Africa (File Pic)

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    Venkatesh Prasad picks up 10 wickets in Durban Test, December 1996 (File Pic)

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    Deep Dasgupta (63 from 281 balls), Rahul Dravid (87 from 241 balls) help India draw controversial 2001 Port Elizabeth Test (Pic/ Atul Kamble)

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    India's maiden Test win in South Africa was in Johannesburg in 2006. Sreesanth was the star picking up 8 wickets in the match (File Pic)

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    VVS Laxman (96 in second innings) helps India beat South Africa at Durban in December 2010, only their second ever Test win in South Africa (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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    Controversies:

    Kapil mankaded Kirsten - On December 9, 1992, the Indian skipper, during his bowling spell, knocked off the bails of Peter Kirsten, who was at the non-striker's end after noticing him off the crease on more than one occasion. He then signalled the umpire for a dismissal and also gestured Kirsten to walk back to the pavilion. (File Pic)

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    The big suspension - Match referee, Mike Denness suspending 4 Indian players in 2001 - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Shiv Sunder Das and Deep Dasgupta for various offences.

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    Donald-Dravid confrontation - In 1997 during an ODI series, the South African speedster hurled racial abuses at the Indian batsman. He later on went to clear things out but Dravid would have none of it. (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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