India vs South Africa Head to Head - T20 World Cup

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India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Head to Head Stats

India and South Africa have faced each other five times in the ICC T20 World Cup tournaments till date. The Men in Blue have won 4 of those and lost just one, in 2009. The four victories have come in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Here is the table of all encounters between India and South Africa in the T20 World Cup:

WinnerMarginOppositionGroundVenueMatch DateToss
India6 wicketsv South AfricaDhakaBangladesh4 Apr 2014lost
India1 runsv South AfricaColomboSri Lanka2 Oct 2012lost
India14 runsv South AfricaGros IsletWest Indies2 May 2010lost
South Africa12 runsv IndiaNottinghamEngland16 Jun 2009won
India37 runsv South AfricaDurbanSouth Africa20 Sep 2007won

IND vs SA T20 World Cup - 2014

Following the suit in the tournament, South Africa squad for T20 World Cup opted to bat first in the semi-final encounter against India at Dhaka on 4 April 2014. Skipper Faf du Plessis (58 off 41) walked out to bat in the very first over and was joined by JP Duminy (45* off 40) with the team score 44. They stitched a 71-run partnership in under 9 overs. With David Miller (23 off 12) finishing the innings on a high, the Proteas scored 172 in their set of 20 overs. However, India’s chase master had a fine day at work. Virat Kohli scored 72 not out off 44 deliveries to take India over the line and into the Final as they chased down the total in the final over with 6 wickets in hand.


IND vs SA T20 World Cup - 2012

A cracker of a contest unfolded in Colombo when India and South Africa faced each other in the Super Eight stage. The Indians batted first and put up 152/6 on the board with Suresh Raina (45 off 34) being the major contributor. Faf du Plessis batted well for the Proteas and threatened to take the game away before getting out on 65 runs off 38 balls. Contributions from Farhaan Behardien, Robin Peterson, Albie Morkel and Johan Botha weren’t enough as Lakshmipathy Balaji kept his nerve in the final over and defended 14 off the last over. Yuvraj Singh was awarded the Man of the Match award for his 15-ball 21 with the bat and 2/23 with the ball.

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IND vs SA T20 World Cup - 2010

Suresh Raina got the first-ever T20I century by an Indian when they faced South Africa in the 2010 T20 World Cup. He smashed bowlers like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in their prime to get to the three-figure mark in 60 balls. He was helped by contributions from Yuvraj Singh (37 off 30) and MS Dhoni (16* off 6) to take India to 186/5. Jacques Kallis opened the batting and took on the bowlers straightaway. He finished with 73 runs off 54 balls but didn’t get enough support along the way. The South African innings ended with them falling 15 runs short of the target after using up all the 20 overs.

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IND vs SA T20 World Cup - 2009

In a low-scoring group-stage encounter at Nottingham, South Africa achieved their only win against India in a T20 World Cup. After electing to bat first, they posted 130/5 on the board thanks to AB de Villiers’ 63 off 51 balls. Even though the innings seemed to be slow, it was crucial in the context of the game. India used as many as 8 bowlers with none of them picking 2 wickets. India looked on the right track with the openers Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma scoring 48 runs in just 6.2 overs. However, they lost half the side in the next 21 runs and never recovered. India were restricted to 118/8 as Johan Botha and Dale Steyn took 3 and 2 wickets each.

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IND vs SA T20 World Cup - 2007

Man of the Tournament, Yuvraj Singh, was unfit for the game against South Africa. But that did not stop the eventual champions, India, beat hosts South Africa in Durban on 20 September 2007. Team India batted first and put up 153/5 on the board as Rohit Sharma (50* off 40) scored his maiden T20I half-century and was aided by skipper MS Dhoni (45 off 33). An inspired bowling performance from RP Singh and S Sreesanth in the second innings ensured that the Proteas were never in the run-chase. They eventually finished with 116/9, losing the game by 37 runs.

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Who won most matches in IND vs SA T20 World Cup?

India has won the most number of matches against South Africa with a stat of 4-1.