India hold psychological edge against South Africa

April 1st, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin  

(Records at Motera Stadium - II)

Ahmedabad, April 1 (IANS) India have achieved only 37.50 percent success at the Sardar Patel Stadium (Gujarat) in Motera - venue of the second Test against South Africa starting Thursday - but they have won the only Test played against the Proteas there in the past. India have played eight Tests at this venue, won three, lost one and drawn four since first playing here in November 1983 against the West Indies.

India won their only match against South Africa, played here in November 1986, when Mohammed Azharuddin’s team beat Hansie Cronje’s side by 64 runs.

India’s two other victories have both come against Sri Lanka, in 1993-94 and in 2005-06.

Team records at Sardar Patel Stadium (Gujarat) Motera:

First Test: India vs. West Indies Nov 12-16, 1983
Last Test : India vs. Sri Lanka Dec 18-22, 2005

Tests:

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning
Percentage
India 8 3 1 4 37.50
West Indies 1 1 - - 100.00
Pakistan 1 - - 1 0.00
Sri Lanka 2 - 2 - 0.00
England 1 - - 1 0.00
New Zealand 2 - - 2 0.00
South Africa 1 - 1 - 0.00
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Total: 8 4 4 4 50.00
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Highest innings totals:

Runs For Opponents Year

583-7 decl. India New Zealand 1999-00
500-5 decl. India New Zealand 2003-04
407 England India 2001-02

Lowest innings totals:

103 India West Indies 1983-84
105 South Africa India 1996-97
119 Sri Lanka India 1993-94
190 India South Africa 1996-97

Highest match aggregate:

1321-27 wickets India 500/5 decl. + 209/6 decl. 2003-04
NZ 340 + 272/6

Results of 8 Tests:

Month Year Toss Opponents Result

November 1983 India W.Indies W.Indies won by 138 runs
March 1987 Pak. Pakistan Drawn
February 1994 SL Sri Lanka India won by an innings and 17 runs
November 1996 India S.Africa India won by 64 runs
October 1999 India N.Zealand Drawn
December 2001 Eng. England Drawn
October 2003 India N.Zealand Drawn
December 2005 India Sri Lanka India won by 259 runs

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