South Africa vs India 3rd T20I: Ground statisticsLast updated on Feb 23, 2018, 04:56 pm
India and South Africa will lock horns in the 3rd and final T20I of the series on Saturday at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town.
With the series standing level at 1-1, this fixture will be an exciting one.
The stakes will be high as India have won the ODI series and South Africa the Test series.
Here are the ground statistics.
Team batting first struggles at the Newlands
Toss makes a big difference as the pitch at Newlands doesn't favour the team batting first.
Out of the 15 matches, the team that batted first won just 3 matches, while the team chasing the target won 12 matches.
South Africa have an abysmal record on this ground.
Out of the 8 T20Is they have played here, they have lost 5 and won 3.
Spin is king
Spinners have a good outing at the Newlands
The pitch at the Newlands is quite unique when compared to the rest of South African pitches.
While most grounds in the country favour pacers or batsmen, the Newlands tends to favour spin bowlers.
The second best bowling figures, on this ground in T20Is, is by a spinner.
South Africa's Imran Tahir claimed 4/21 against England in February 2016
Kuldeep & Chahal love the Cape Town pitch
In the 3rd ODI of this series, which was also played at the Newlands in Cape Town, Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 4 wickets each to bowl out the Proteas for just 179 and set up a massive 124 run victory.
Can red hot India set a new record?
The highest total on this ground was set by England against Zimbabwe in the ICC World T20 in 2007, when the Three Lions scored 188 for 9 wickets.
The lowest score was also during the 2007 ICC World T20. In the match, Australia bowled out Sri Lanka for 101.
The highest score in T20Is is by Hashim Amla. He scored 97* against Australia.