India and South Africa will play the final match of their ICC World Trials series in Newlands, Cape Town from January 11. The two teams are tied 1-1 in the three-game series, having split the first two games.
Visitors will have the opportunity to register their first Test Series victory on South African soil in Cape Town. Meanwhile, the Proteas will be keen to improve their position in the ICC World Test Championship standings with a series victory against the Indian team.
Ahead of the Cape Test, here are some important numbers you should know from previous tests played in Newlands.
Today, India vs South Africa History of the 2021 pitch: Newlands, Cape Town
Practice matches played: 58
Matches won by the home team: 26
Matches won by the visiting team: 21
Draws matches: 11
Highest team score: 651 – South Africa v Australia, 2009
Lowest team score: 35 – South Africa versus England, 1899
Highest individual score: 262 – Stephen Fleming (NZ) v South Africa, 2006
Best Bowling Tricks (Innings): 8/11 – John Briggs (ANG) against South Africa, 1889
Best Bowling Figures (Match): 15/28 – John Briggs (ANG) v South Africa, 1889
Most successful chase race: 334/6 – Australia v South Africa, 2002
Average execution rate: 2.95
Face-to-face in Newlands: Played – 5, won by South Africa – 3, won by India – 0, draw – 2.
Match stats Newlands – South Africa vs England 2020
England beat South Africa by 189 points in the last test hosted by Newlands in January 2020. Ben Stokes was the hero for the visitors, as he scored 47 and 72 in two innings, in addition to taking three counters.
England struck first and scored 269 points. In response, Dean Elgar’s 88 helped the Proteas reach a total of 223 points. James Anderson took five wickets for England. Dom Sibley’s Hundred helped the visitors set a massive 438 point goal for South Africa.
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Despite half-centuries of Pieter Malan and Quinton de Kock, South Africa lost this match by 189 points. 38 wickets fell in that test match, with pointers sacking 31 of them.