Biggest victories in India-South Africa Tests

There have been several memorable contests between India and South Africa over the years. While there have been some close contests that have gone down to the wire, some matches have seen one of the two teams pick up a resounding victory. In this article, we will take a look at three of the biggest wins in Test matches between India and South Africa in terms of runs.

3) 328 runs – By South Africa in Durban in 1996

South Africa hosted India for a three-match Test series in 1996. In the first Test in Durban, the Proteas were bowled out for 235 in the first innings. The South African bowlers were on song as they dismissed India for just 100, taking a 135-run lead. In the second innings, the home side were bowled out for 259. Chasing a huge 395, India could only muster 66 runs as the hosts won by a whopping 328 runs.

2) 329 runs – By South Africa in Kolkata in 1996

India and South Africa locked horns in a three-match Test series in 1996. This time, it was India’s turn to play host. In the second game, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, South Africa posted 428 in the first innings before taking a 99-run lead. The Proteas made the Indian bowlers toil hard in the second innings, eventually declaring at 367/3. The home side had its back against the wall, chasing an improbable target of 467 in the last innings. Mohammad Azharuddin and Co. were bundled out for just 137, handing South Africa a memorable 329-run win.

1) 337 runs – By India in Delhi in 2015

South Africa arrived in India in 2015 to play a multi-format series. They won the T20I and the ODI series and came into the four-match Test series brimming with confidence. However, India won two out of the first three Tests and took an unassailable 2-0 lead, heading into the final game at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. India scored 334 runs in the first innings before dismissing South Africa for a paltry 121 in the second. Virat Kohli and Co. set a target of 481 runs for the Proteas after declaring at 267/5 in their second innings. Hashim Amla’s men were rolled over for 143 as the home team won by a massive margin of 337 runs.