Statistical facts about India Vs South Africa
The India Vs South Africa T20 series will be the first T20 series where more than one match will be played. Before the start of the series South Africa and India had played eight T20 against one other. Out of these eight, three matches were played in three bilateral series while five of the matches were played the T20 world cups.
Here some interesting stats from these matches.
Overall margin – India has won six matches out of eight, the remaining two have been won by South Africa.
Highest Batting Average – Although the highest batting average was by Morne van Wyk (67), but since he is not playing in this series will take those players who are playing in the series. For South Africa, it is their captain, Faf Du Plessis (61.50) and for India it is Virat Kohli (57).
Most Wickets – Both Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan have taken six wickets each while for South Africa it is Johan Botha with four wickets.
Highest runs in a bilateral series – For South Africa Colin Ingram scored 78 runs in 2012 while for India Rohit Sharma had scored 53 in 2011.
Best Bowling Figure – RP Singh’s bowling figure of 4 for 13 is the best bowling figure by any Indian. For South Africa, it is Johan Botha’s 3 for 16.
Highest Individual Score – Suresh Raina’s 101 at St Lucia in West Indies is the highest individual score while for South Africa it is by Colin Ingram 78.
Most Catches – AB de Villiers 7 from South Africa and 6 catches by Rohit Sharma from India.
Best Strike Rare – David Miller 165 and Suresh Raina 153.95
Highest Winning Margin by wickets and runs – India by 6 wickets and 37 runs. South Africa’s highest winning margin is by 12 runs.