319 by Virendra Sehwag at Chepauk stadium in Chennai still remains to be the highest score by a batsman in India v South Africa test matches, which came off only 304 balls in another adverse conditions when Proteas had put up mamoth 540 batting first. Sehwag, first negotaited 21 overs late on second day's play, remained not out on 52 and on day 3, unleased range of lofted drives and sweep shots against the spin of Paul Harris to remain unbeaten on 309 at the end of day's play.
Next day, everyone expected Sehwag to bat out another session which probably would have broken Brian Lara's 400 record but Delhi batsman could add only 10 more runs to his overnight score.. it was the first and still the only triple century in India vs South Africa test matches.
253 not out by Hashim Amla is highest individual score by a South Africa batsman against India, made at VCA stadium in Nagpur, overtaking AB de Villiers' 217 at Ahmedabad. Indians were bowled out for only 76, the lowest between two teams and then visitors raced to 494 for 7 declared thanks to de villiers who batted at number 6 and raised his maiden test double century.
Highest score by an Indian batsman at a South African venue is 169, made by Sachin Tendulkar at Newlands ground in Cape Town. Tendulkar's cut over the slips and counter attacking 222 run partnership for 6th wicket with Mohammad Azharuddin is still one of the best performances by Indian batting pair in South Africa.
|Highest individual scores in India v South Africa test matches.|
|Virendra Sehwag (India)||319||304||42||5||Chennai||26 Mar 2008|
|Hashim Amla (South Africa)||253*||473||22||0||Nagpur||6 Feb 2010|
|AB de Villiers (South Africa)||217*||333||17||2||Ahmedabad||3 Apr 2008|
|Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)||196||354||25||1||Port Elizabeth||16 Nov 2001|
|Jacques Kallis (South Africa)||173||351||15||2||Nagpur||6 Feb 2010|
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||169||254||26||0||Cape Town||2 Jan 1997|
|Virendra Sehwag (India)||165||174||23||2||Kolkata||14 Feb 2010|
|Virendra Sehwag (India)||164||228||24||2||Kanpur||20 Nov 2004|
|Mohammad Azharuddin (India)||163*||229||25||1||Kanpur||8 Dec 1996|
|Andrew Hall (South Africa)||163||454||17||0||Kanpur||20 Nov 2004|
|Hashim Amla (South Africa)||159||262||20||0||Chennai||26 Mar 2008|
|Neil McKenzie (South Africa)||155*||339||13||1||Chennai||26 Mar 2008|
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||155||184||23||1||Bloemfontein||3 Nov 2001|
|Daryl Cullinan (South Africa)||153*||261||15||1||Kolkata||27 Nov 1996|