India vs South Africa 1st Test: Stats And Records At Centurion’s SuperSport Park Stadium

Updated: 28 December 2023

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India vs South Africa 1st Test: Stats And Records At Centurion’s SuperSport Park Stadium. In the finale of the 2023-24 India tour of South Africa, the teams will play two Test matches. They will kick off the series with the first Test at Centurion’s SuperSport Park on 26 December, starting at 1:30 PM IST.

After the T20I series ended in a draw and Team India clinched victory in the ODIs, they are keen to achieve their first-ever Test series win. Rohit Sharma will make his comeback, marking his return since India secured second place in the ODI World Cup final.

Following a T20I series that ended in a 1-1 draw, the Men in Blue clinched a 2-1 series victory against the Proteas led by KL Rahul on December 21. KL Rahul etched his name in history as the second Indian captain to secure an ODI series triumph in South Africa.

Currently, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid are poised to guide the team to its inaugural Test series triumph on South African grounds in a two-match face-off. Historically, South Africa has maintained a formidable Test record at home against all adversaries. However, the Indian squad, bolstered by stellar performances across various formats in 2023, stands on the brink of making history.

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India vs South Africa Stats at SuperSport Park Stadium Centurion:

At SuperSport Park, South Africa boasts an impressive record with 22 victories out of 28 matches. They have suffered three defeats and settled for three draws. Notably, three of these matches were against India, with South Africa triumphing in two and conceding one.

On average, South Africa has scored 315 runs per Test match at SuperSport Park, whereas India’s average stands at 259 runs. South Africa’s pinnacle performance at this venue was a commanding 621 against Sri Lanka in 2020. While India’s highest total was 459, achieved in 2010.

Regarding the lowest totals, South Africa managed a mere 116 against West Indies in 2023, yet emerged victorious by 87 runs. Conversely, India’s lowest tally at SuperSport Park was 136, recorded in 2010.

In clashes at SuperSport Park, South Africa and India have faced off three times, with South Africa emerging victorious on two occasions and India securing a win once.

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IND vs SA Head To Head Stats And Records In Tests:

Total Matches: 42 matches

India Won: 17 matches

South Africa Won: 22 matches

Drawn: 10 matches

Tied: 0

In Test matches, South Africa holds a slight edge in the overall head-to-head record against India, securing 17 victories compared to India’s 15 in 42 encounters. Additionally, South Africa emerged victorious with a 2-1 series win the last time the two teams met two years prior.

India’s Test squad:

KL Rahul (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar, Shreyas Iyer. Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Rohit Sharma (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Abhimanyu Easwaran.

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South Africa Test squad:

Lungi Ngidi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Marco Jansen, Temba Bavuma (c ), Tony de Zorzi. Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Wiaan Mulder, David Bedingham, Gerald Coetzee,  Nandre Burger, Kyle Verreynne, Aiden Markram

Pitch Report of Supersport Park Cricket Stadium?

SuperSport Park is recognised as a balanced venue for ODIs, offering opportunities for both batsmen and bowlers. Out of the 64 ODI matches held there, the team bowling first has secured victory in 35 instances, suggesting it slightly favours bowling.

What is Supersport Park stadium capacity?

SuperSport Park stadium in Centurion, South Africa, has a capacity of approximately 22,000 spectators.