IND vs SA, First Test: Mohali Test win has done little in overall head-to-head records

Published Nov 7, 2015, 10:08 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 5:02 am IST

Mohali: With a lot of twists and turns, day three of the first Test between India and South Africa turned out to be the last, India coming away with a huge 108-run win thus securing a 1-0 lead in the four-match series, here on Saturday.

Spinners did most of the damage with Ravindra Jadeja’s 5/21 standing out, well supported by Ravichandran Ashwin’s 3/39 along with Amit Mishra and speedster Varun Aaron adding a wicket each on a wicket that was predominantly for bowlers thus testing the mental strength of batsmen.

Indian spinners ran riot, scalping 19 wickets in the match, on the Mohali wicket that was a paradise for tweakers. Ashwin and Jadeja shared 16 of those. This was India’s seventh consecutive win on home soil.

However, this match has done little on India’s record against the Proteas in Test matches. According to stats, the Mohali win has been Team India’s eighth victory against the visitors out of the 30 matches they’ve played. South Africa on the other hand have won 13 off the 30 matches.

Going by the 11 bilateral series played between the two nations, India have won just two series against South Africa on Indian soil in 1996-97 (2-1) and in 2004-05 (1-0). India are yet to win a series in South Africa. The Proteas on the other hand, have won six in 1992-93 (1-0), 1996-97 (2-0), 1999-00 (2-0), 2001-02 (1-0), 2006-07 (2-1), 2013-14 (1-0). Three series have been drawn. 



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