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South Africa vs India 2018: 5 players with most wickets in SA-IND Tests

Tanya Rudra
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South Africa v West Indies Test Match Series - Third Test Match: Day 1

The top two Test sides in the world, India and South Africa, are all set to lock horns with each other in a high-octane three-match series starting Friday, January 5.

The first Test will be played at Newlands, Cape Town followed by two five-day games at Centurion and Johannesburg.

India, who have been flawless in 2017 under the leadership of Virat Kohli, last toured South Africa in 2013-14.

The visitors have never won a Test series in the Rainbow Nation, but, they would like to set the record straight this time around.

Overall, the two countries have played 33 five-day games since 1992 with South Africa winning 13 out of them and India emerging victorious on 10 occasions.

Just like there is a lot of zest and fervour for the upcoming series, all the past encounters between India and South Africa have been quite intriguing as well. Players from both the sides have always tried to put their best foot forward to dominate the opposition as much as possible.

Now, let's have a look at five magicians, who top-performed with the ball, whenever India and South Africa took on each other.

#5 Allan Donald

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Allan Donald, who was one of the deadliest fast-bowlers to have played the game, was absolutely lethal against India in the whites.


Although Shaun Pollock is the all-time leading Test wicket-taker for South Africa, The White Lightning was more successful in the longest format of the game against India.

The man, who claimed three ten-wicket match hauls in five-day games, played 11 Tests between 1992 and 2000 against India and claimed 57 wickets at an average of 2.37.

His best performance against India came when he claimed 12 wickets by giving away 139 runs in a 1992 Test at Port Elizabeth.

The Player of the Match rattled the Indian batting and led the hosts to a nine-wicket win.

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