The list of Indian batsmen’s best innings in South Africa is rounded out by prominent personalities.
A three-match Test series between India and South Africa is scheduled.
SuperSport Park in Centurion is the venue for the first Test, which begins on December 26.
This list of the best innings by Indian batsmen in a Test match in South Africa includes some well-known names.
From December 26, the Indian tour of South Africa will begin with a three-match Test series in Centurion. From January 3, the second Test will be held at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg while the final Test will be held at Newlands in Cape Town from January 11. Many spectacular individual performances have been highlighted in India’s prior South African trips. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, and Ajinkya Rahane have been able to withstand a ferocious South African pace attack on numerous occasions. In spite of this, India has yet to win a series in South Africa despite putting on a fantastic show.
Some of the best Test innings by Indian batsmen in South Africa are listed here:
It’s Pujara Cheteshwar (153 runs off 270 balls)
Cheteshwar Pujara was able to stamp his dominance on the 2018 Johannesburg Test despite the fact that captain Kohli scored a century and a half-century in the same match. In the first match of the series, Pujara scored 153 runs from 270 balls as India drew.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian team (119 off 181 balls)
A tie in the Johannesburg Test in 2013 was also notable for Pujara’s 153, in which Virat Kohli struck 119 off 181 balls in the first innings and 96 in the second innings.
Rahul Dravid is a cricketer (148 runs off 362 balls)
Rahul Dravid’s masterful first-innings batting in the 1997 third Test in Johannesburg ended in a tie. It was a remarkable performance from the right-hander, who scored 148 runs and remained at the stumps for 362 balls, and had a remarkable battling spirit against the likes of Allan Donald.
The VVS Laxman is Of the 171 balls, (96 of them)
96 runs from VVS Laxman helped India beat South Africa by 87 runs in the second Test in Durban, 2010.
(51* off 101 balls): Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly’s excellent unbeaten fifty helped India to triumph in the Johannesburg Test in 2006, amidst controversy surrounding his removal as captain and his spat with then-coach Greg Chappell.