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ICC World Cup: A look at the significant stats from India vs South Africa matches at the showpiece event

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
Stats
923   //    01 Feb 2019, 23:37 IST

South Africa v India - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
South Africa v India - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

India start their campaign for the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa on 5th June 2019. This will be the fifth time that the two teams will meet at the World Cup.

Head to head, South Africa leads India 3-1 in the World Cup. An interesting point to note here is that India have batted first in all the four matches.

Let us now look at some of the key stats from the India vs South Africa encounters in the World Cup.

Past Results

1992 - South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets.

1999 - South Africa defeated India by 4 wickets.

2011 - South Africa defeated India by 3 wickets.

2015 - India defeated South Africa by 130 runs.

Player of the Match award winners

1992 - Peter Kirsten of South Africa

1999 - Jacques Kallis of South Africa

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2011 - Dale Steyn of South Africa

2015 - Shikhar Dhawan of India

Batting performances

307/7 by India in the 2015 World Cup is the highest team total in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

177 all out by South Africa in the 2015 World Cup is the lowest team total in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

165 runs scored by Jacques Kallis is the most runs scored by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

137 scored by Shikhar Dhawan in the 2015 World Cup is the highest individual score by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

2 centuries have been scored in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup. These were scored by Shikhar Dhawan (137 in 2015) and Sachin Tendulkar (111 in 2011).

13 half-centuries have been scored in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

2 half-centuries scored by Jacques Kallis (96 in 1999 and 69 in 2011) is the highest number of half-centuries scored by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

Bowling performances

6 wickets taken by Dale Steyn is the highest number of wickets taken by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

5/50 taken by Dale Steyn in 2011 is the best bowling performance by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup. It is also the only five-wicket haul in an India vs South Africa match at the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping performances

2 dismissals by MS Dhoni is the highest number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

2 dismissals by MS Dhoni in 2011 is the highest number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a single match in India vs South Africa encounters at the World Cup.

Fielding performances

2 catches taken by Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Graeme Smith each is the highest number of catches taken by a player in India vs South Africa matches at the World Cup.

2 catches taken by Graeme Smith in 2011 and by Shikhar Dhawan in 2015 is the highest number of catches taken by a player in a single match in India vs South Africa clashes at the World Cup.

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