India vs South Africa Head to Head in T20s and T20 World Cup

India and South Africa both have booked their spot into the Final of T20 World Cup 2024 which to be played in Barbados on 29th June, 2024. Both teams currently remains unbeaten throughout the tournament. South Africa made their way to final by comprehensively beating Afghanistan in the first semi final. This is the first time ever South Africa will play the final of World Cup in any form of cricket (ODI +T20). On the other hand, India totally outplayed England in the second semi final to make their way to the final. On the eve of T20 world cup final, let’s dive into the India vs South Africa head to head statistics, memorable matches, and key players who have defined this rivalry.

The India vs South Africa rivalry in T20 cricket is a thrilling saga that has captivated fans worldwide. Over the years, these two cricketing giants have locked horns in numerous T20 encounters, each match contributing to the rich tapestry of their cricketing history.

Historical Background

Since their first T20 international encounter in Johannesburg (December 2006), where India emerged to be victorious, India and South Africa have engaged in numerous battles, each match adding a new chapter to their rivalry. Over the years, these contests have been marked by close finishes, exceptional performances, and unforgettable moments.

Head-to-Head Record in overall T20s

India vs South Africa Head to Head

As of June 2024, India and South Africa have played 24 T20 International matches against each other. Here’s a breakdown of their head-to-head record:

  • Total Matches Played: 24
  • India Wins: 13
  • South Africa Wins: 11
  • No Result/Tied: 0

India holds a slight edge over South Africa in terms of victories, but the competition has always been fierce, with many matches going down to the wire.

Statistical Insights in overall T20s

  • Highest Team Total: India’s highest team total against South Africa in T20Is is 244/4, achieved in 2022 in Delhi. South Africa’s highest total against India is 219/4, scored in 2012 in Johannesburg.
  • Lowest Team Total: India’s lowest total against South Africa is 92, while South Africa’s lowest against India is 87.
  • Individual Records: The highest individual score in an India vs. South Africa T20 match is 126* by David Miller in 2017. The best bowling figures are by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took 5/24 in 2018.

India vs South Africa Head to Head stats in T20 World Cup

Till June 2024, These two sides faced each others 6 times in T20 World Cup history. Here also India has the upper hand over South Africa. Here’s a breakdown of their head-to-head record in T20 World Cup:

  • Total Matches Played: 6
  • India Wins: 4
  • South Africa Wins: 2
  • No Result/Tied: 0

Statistical Insights in T20 World Cup

  • Highest Team Total: India’s highest team total against South Africa in T20 World Cup is 186, achieved in 2010 in Gros Islet.. South Africa’s highest total against India is 172/4, scored in 2014 in Mirpur.
  • Lowest Team Total: India’s lowest total against South Africa is 118, while South Africa’s lowest against India is 116.
  • Individual Records: The highest individual score in an India vs. South Africa T20 match is 101 by Suresh Raina in 2010. The best bowling figures are by RP Singh , who took 4/13 in 2007.

Match Results in T20 World Cup

  • 2007 – India won by 37 runs
  • 2009 – South Africa won by 12 runs.
  • 2010 – India won by 14 runs.
  • 2012 – India won by 1 run.
  • 2014 – India won by 6 wickets.
  • 2022 – South Africa won by 5 wickets.

Conclusion

The India vs. South Africa T20 rivalry is a fascinating contest characterized by intense competition and memorable moments. Both teams have had their share of triumphs and setbacks, making every encounter unpredictable and thrilling. As the teams continue to evolve, fans can look forward to more exciting matches and new chapters in this storied rivalry.

Read more : T20 World Cup Player of the tournament list from 2007 to 2004

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