India v South Africa all test match results & records
India vs South Africa test records. India-South Africa test cricket is about how well Indians play African fast bowling & how Africans negotiate spinners from India.. indeed - an intriguing battle no cricket fan can ever miss!

South Africans have always been among top 3 cricketing nations ever since they came back in 1992 while India, on other hand, has had her share of glory in International cricket but hardly consistently.

Update : India v South Africa test series is now called as 'The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series' for the Freedom Trophy, from 2015 onwards.

Head to head :
29 tests = 13 won by South Africa, 7 by India + 9 draws.
In India = 12 = 5 won by India, 5 by South Africa, 2 draws.
In South Africa = 17 = 8 won by South Africa, 2 by India, 7 draws.

Following is complete list of all test played between India & South Africa which is followed by list of important records made in them. In case you are looking for some specific record related to India-Africa cricket - Itsonlycricket answers is where you can post your question and our experts will answer you asap.

India vs South Africa, Head to head all test match list - most recent first.
Match No. Winner Margin Venue Date
29th India v South Africa test match South Africa 10 wkts Durban 26 Dec 2013
28th India v South Africa test match Draw Jo'burg 18 Dec 2013
27th India v South Africa test match Draw   Cape Town 2 Jan 2011
26th India v South Africa test match India 87 runs Durban 26 Dec 2010
25th India v South Africa test match South Africa inn + 25 runs Centurion 16 Dec 2010
24th India v South Africa test match India inn + 57 runs Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
23rd India v South Africa test match South Africa inn + 6 runs Nagpur 6 Feb 2010
22nd India v South Africa test match India 8 wickets Kanpur 11 Apr 2008
21st India v South Africa test match South Africa inn + 90 runs Ahmedabad 3 Apr 2008
20th India v South Africa test match Draw   Chennai 26 Mar 2008
19th India v South Africa test match South Africa 5 wickets Cape Town 2 Jan 2007
18th India v South Africa test match South Africa 174 runs Durban 26 Dec 2006
17th India v South Africa test match India 123 runs Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006
16th India v South Africa test match India 8 wickets Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
15th India v South Africa test match Draw   Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
14th India v South Africa test match Draw   Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001
13th India v South Africa test match South Africa 9 wickets Bloemfontein 3 Nov 2001
12th India v South Africa test match South Africa inn + 71 runs Bangalore 2 Mar 2000
11th India v South Africa test match South Africa 4 wickets Mumbai 24 Feb 2000
10th India v South Africa test match Draw   Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
9th India v South Africa test match South Africa 282 runs Cape Town 2 Jan 1997
8th India v South Africa test match South Africa 328 runs Durban 26 Dec 1996
7th India v South Africa test match India 280 runs Kanpur 8 Dec 1996
6th India v South Africa test match South Africa 329 runs Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
5th India v South Africa test match India 64 runs Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996
4th India v South Africa test match Draw   Cape Town 2 Jan 1993
3rd India v South Africa test match South Africa 9 wickets Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2nd India v South Africa test match Draw   Johannesburg 26 Nov 1992
1st India v South Africa test match Draw   Durban 13 Nov 1992


Smallest Victories
India : 64 runs, Ahmedabad, 20 November 1996.
India : 123 runs, Johannesburg, 15 Dec 2006.

Largest victories
RSA : inns & 90 runs, Ahmedabad, April 2008.
RSA : inns & 71 runs, Bangalore, 2 Mar 2000.
RSA : 329 runs, Kolkata, November 1996.
Ind : 280 runs, Kanpur, December 1996.

Lowest Totals
066 : India, Durban, December 1996.
076 : India, Ahmedabad, April 2008.
084 : South Africa, Johannesburg, December 2006.
100 : India, Durban, December 1996.
105 : South Africa, Ahmedabad, November 1996.

Partnerships
340 = Hashim Amla + Jacques Kallis, Nagpur, February 2010 : 3rd wkt.
268 = Virendra Sehwag + Rahul Dravid, Chennai, March 2008 : 2nd wkt.
259* = VVS Laxman + MS Dhoni, Kolkata, February 2010 : 7th wkt.
256 = Jacques Kallis + AB de Villiers, Ahmedabad, April 2008 : 5th wkt.

Best bowling
Allan Donald : 55-15-139-12, Port Elizabeth, December 1992.
Dale Steyn : 34.5-7-108-10, Nagpur, February 2010.
Shaun Pollock : 48.4-18-147-10, Bloemfontein, November 2001.
Venkatesh Prasad : 44-10-153-10, Durban, December 1996.
In an Innings
Lance Klusner : 21.3-4-64-8, Kolkata, November 1996.

Most wickets
Anil Kumble = 21 tests, 84 wickets
Javagal Srinath = 13 tests, 64 wickets
Allan Donald = 11 tests, 57 wickets

Highest scores
319 : Virendra Sehwag (304b, 42x4, 5x6), Chennai, March 2008.
253* : Hashim Amla (473b, 22x4, 0x6), Nagpur, February 2008.
217* : AB de Villiers (333b, 17x4, 2x6), Ahmedabad, April 2008.
173 : Jacques Kallis (351b, 15x4, 2x6), Nagpur, Febuary 2010.
196 : Herschelle Gibbs (354b, 25x4, 1x6), Port Elizabeth, November 2001.
169 : Sachin Tendulkar (254b, 26x4), Cape Town, January 1997.

Most runs
1415 = 22 tests = Sachin Tendulkar
1162 = 12 tests = Virendra Sehwag
1132 = 18 tests = Rahul Dravid
1087 = 13 tests = Jacques Kallis
0947 = 17 tests = Sourav Ganguly.

Highest totals
643/6d = India = 153.0 ovs = Kolkata, February 2010.
627/10 = India = 155.1 ovs = Chennai, March 2008.
563/10 = RSA = 143.o ovs = Bloemfontein, November 2001.
558/6d = RSA = 176.0 ovs = Nagpur, February 2010..