IND vs SA Test Series: Head-to-Head Records In Tests Ahead Of Boxing Day Test


Following a 1-1 draw in the T20Is, the Men in Blue, under KL Rahul’s captaincy, secured a significant 2-1 series victory against South Africa on December 21. KL Rahul became only the second Indian captain ever to achieve an ODI series win in South Africa. Having clinched the ODI series, the Indian cricket team are now geared up for a two-match Test series against the Proteas, beginning on December 26. The opening Test, scheduled for Boxing Day at Centurion, will witness the return of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after a month’s rest.

Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid are eager to secure their maiden Test series win on South African soil in this two-match series. Although South Africa traditionally dominate at home in Test matches, the Indian team, following dominant performances across formats in 2023, have a strong chance to create history. Ahead of this crucial match, let’s delve into the detailed head-to-head records between IND and SA in Test cricket.

Head-to-Head Records between IND and SA in Test cricket:

In Test cricket encounters, South Africa hold a marginally better record against India, with 17 wins compared to India’s 15 victories, alongside 10 drawn matches out of a total of 42 played.











Metrics

India vs South Africa

Matches Played

42

Matches Won (India)

15

Matches Won (SA)

17

No Result

Draw

10

Tie

Win % (India)

35.71%

Win % (SA)

40.47%

 

 

Head-to-Head Records between IND and SA in Tests played in South Africa:

When playing in South Africa, the Proteas have a clear advantage over India, leading the head-to-head record with 12 wins compared to India’s 4 victories out of 23 matches, amounting to a win percentage of 52.17 for South Africa.

 

 











Metrics

India vs South Africa

Matches Played

23

Matches Won (India)

4

Matches Won (SA)

12

No Result

Draw

7

Tie

Win % (India)

17.39%

Win % (SA)

52.17%

Head-to-Head Records between IND and SA in Test Series:

In Test series contested since 1992, South Africa maintain the upper hand, winning 8 series, while India have claimed victory in 4 series. Three series between the teams have resulted in a draw.

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