India’s Test History in Cape Town: IND vs SA 2nd Test



India are set to play their second Test at Cape Town on January 3 and they have a poor history at the venue. After a defeat in the Boxing Day Test at Centurion, India is eager to level the series. The team has never won a Test series in South Africa and is aiming to finish the tour on a positive note. Here are some key records from India’s Test matches at Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa:

– Highest total: 414 runs scored by India on January 2, 2007
– Lowest total: 135 runs scored by India on January 8, 2018
– Most runs: Sachin Tendulkar scored 489 runs in seven innings across four Tests
– Highest individual score: Sachin Tendulkar’s 169 runs on January 4, 1997
– Most centuries: Sachin Tendulkar recorded 2 centuries in four Tests
– Most half-centuries: Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir both registered 2 half-centuries each
– Most sixes: Rishabh Pant hit 4 sixes
– Most wickets: Javagal Srinath took 12 wickets in four innings across two Tests
– Best bowling figures: Harbhajan Singh secured 7 wickets for 195 runs in January 2011
– Most five-wicket hauls: Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, and Jasprit Bumrah each have 1 five-wicket haul
– Most dismissals in a Test: Wriddhiman Saha recorded 10 dismissals in one Test
– Most catches in a series: Cheteshwar Pujara made 5 catches in three Tests
– Highest partnership: Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin scored 222 runs for the sixth wicket on January 4, 1997
– Most matches played by an individual: Sachin Tendulkar featured in 4 Tests

India’s Test results at Newlands in Cape Town are as follows:
– January 1993: Test against South Africa – Result: Draw
– January 2–6, 1997: South Africa beat India by 282 runs
– January 2–6, 2007: South Africa won by five wickets
– January 2011: India-South Africa Test – Result: Draw
– January 5–8, 2018: South Africa beat India by 72 runs
– January 11–14, 2022: South Africa won by 7 wickets