India and South Africa have been the most supported teams in the ICC World Cup 2019, and therefore it is very obvious to have a look at the India vs South Africa Head to Head Records in the World Cups. India has played all the World Cups so far and are most likely to play the finals. However, South Africa joined the cricket in 1992 due to apartheid issues. If one would look at the figures, India vs South Africa Head to Head has taken place 5 times in the past, each one of which has been discussed in this article.
IND vs SA Head To Head All Time Records
|12-Mar-11||South Africa||3 wickets||Nagpur|
|15-May-99||South Africa||4 wickets||Hove|
|15-Mar-92||South Africa||6 wickets||Adelaide|
India and South Africa rivalry in the Cricket World cup started from their first World Cup clash in 1993, when the two teams came face to face on 15 March 1992. Playing at Adelaide, Australia, the Proteas team gained an easy victory by 6 wickets over India. Azharuddin and Kapil Dev scored half centuries in that match along with several others who contributed some part, but even that proved out to be insufficient to stop the Proteas team. The poor bowling attack owed India’s loss as South Africa reached the target very easily.
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The next India vs South Africa match took place on 15 May 1999 at Hove where South Africa won the match by 4 wickets. India put a target of only 254 runs for South Africa which they easily achieved with the innings packed with half centuries by Jacques Kallis, and considerable contribution by Mark Boucher and Jonty Rhodes. Even for India, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored half centuries but that was simply not enough for a victory as they had a poor bowling attack.
The third encounter against South Africa was seen on 12 March 2011, at Nagpur where once again, South Africa won the match by 4 wickets. The innings of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag helped India put a score of 296 runs which was easily reached by South Africa, even though it was a big target. Jacques Kallis was the top scorer for South Africa whereas others such as Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers also scored fast fifties.
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The match on 22 February 2015 was expected to be a breathtaking match but even then India vs South Africa Head to Head stats should be counted for that match with a special mention. It is because in this match, India won against South Africa for the very first time since 1992. The Proteas team was all out for only 177 runs whereas India had put a huge score of 307 in 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan scored a century and Ajinkya made a fifty to get that long wished victory.
The fifth India vs South Africa match was played on 6 June 2019 where India won the match by 6 wickets. The Proteas team could score only 227 runs while India faced no problem in chasing a target of 228, hence emerged victorious. Both the batsmen and bowlers of India played very well. Chahal made his deam World Cup debut with a 4-fer. With this victory India added a point to their India vs South Africa Head to Head Stats and made it 2-3.
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