A look at the best India vs SA Test matches
The Indian cricket team is gearing up for the first Test match against South Africa, starting October 2. India will be wanting to maximize their points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship after winning the two-match Test series against Windies recently. For South Africa, they begin their World Test Championship journey. Ahead of the three-match series, we relive the best Test matches.
Third Test Johannesburg, January 24-28, 2018
The third Test between SA and India in 2018 saw the visitors clinch an unlikely win. India had lost the first two Tests and were under the mat after setting a target of 241. Team India managed 187 and 247. SA scored 194 and were 124/1 in the second innings. However, Mohammed Shami's 5/28 changed the game and India sealed a 63-run victory.
1st Test Nagpur, February 6-10, 2010
In the 2010 series in India, the Proteas won the first Test at Nagpur after a brilliant all-round show. Batting first, SA scored 558/6 after Hashim Amla (253) and Jacques Kallis (173) rocked India. In reply, India were bowled out for 233. Dale Steyn (7/51) ripped apart the line-up. Following on, India managed 319/10 to lose by an innings and six runs.
2nd Test Durban, December 26-30, 2013
After the first Test was drawn, both sides needed a win to seal the series in this two-match affair in 2013. Batting first, India scored 334 in Durban. Steyn 6/100 impressed at large. SA replied with a total of 500. Jacques Kallis (115) led the charge. India managed just 223 in the second innings which saw SA chase down a low target easily.
1st Test Johannesburg, December 15-18, 2006
India stunned South Africa at Johannesburg in the first Test of the 2006 series. Batting first, Sourav Ganguly's 51 helped India get to 249. SA were stunned by a superb bowling display by India to be bowled out for 84. Sreesanth (5/40) was on top gear. VVS Laxman's 73 saw India score 236 next. SA managed just 278 in a mega chase of 400-plus.