Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2006–07

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India in South Africa 2006–07
  Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of India.svg
  South Africa India
Dates 16 November 2006 – 6 January 2007
Captains Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid for Tests & ODIs
Virender Sehwag for T20I Match & 2 ODIs
Test series
Result South Africa won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Ashwell Prince (306) Sourav Ganguly (214)
Most wickets Makhaya Ntini (15) S Sreesanth (18)
Player of the series Shaun Pollock
One Day International series
Results South Africa won the 5-match series 4–0
Most runs AB de Villiers (175) MS Dhoni (139)
Most wickets SM Pollock (10) Z Khan (6)
Player of the series Shaun Pollock
Twenty20 International series
Results India won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs JA Morkel (27) D Mongia (38)
Most wickets CK Langeveldt (2) Z Khan (2)
A Agarkar (2)
Player of the series Dinesh Karthik

The Indian cricket team toured South Africa for three Tests and five ODIs from 16 November 2006 to 6 January 2007.

South Africa won the Test series 2—1. After India won the first Test at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa rallied to win the 2nd Test at Kingsmead in Durban and the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town.

South Africa won the ODI series 4–0, which was India's first ODI series without a win since 1997.

There was also one Twenty20 International, which India won.


No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Tour Games
One Day 16 Nov 2006 Ashwell Prince Rahul Dravid Willowmoore Park Flag of South Africa.svg Rest of SA won by 37 runs
FC match 7–10 Dec 2006 Jacques Rudolph VVS Laxman Sedgars Park  India won by 96 runs
One-day International Series
1st ODI 19 Nov 2006 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid New Wanderers Stadium Match abandoned due to rain.
2nd ODI 22 Nov 2006 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Kingsmead  South Africa won by 157 runs
3rd ODI 26 Nov 2006 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Newlands  South Africa won by 106 runs
4th ODI 29 Nov 2006 Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag St George's Park  South Africa won by 80 runs
5th ODI 3 Dec 2006 Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag SuperSport Park  South Africa won by 9 wickets
Twenty20 International
1st 20/20 1 Dec 2006 Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag New Wanderers Stadium  India won by 6 wickets
Test Series
1st Test 15–19 Dec 2006 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid New Wanderers Stadium  India won by 123 runs
2nd Test 26–30 Dec 2006 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Kingsmead  South Africa won by 174 runs
3rd Test 2–6 Jan 2007 Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Newlands  South Africa won by 5 wickets


Indian ODI Squad[1] Flag of India
Rahul Dravid (Captain) | Sachin Tendulkar | Virender Sehwag | Suresh Raina | Mohammad Kaif | Ajit Agarkar | Dinesh Mongia | Harbhajan Singh

Anil Kumble | Wasim Jaffer | Zaheer Khan | Mahendra Dhoni (wk) | Irfan Pathan | Munaf Patel | Dinesh Karthik (wk) | S Sreesanth | VVS Laxman[2]

Indian Test Squad[3] Flag of India
Rahul Dravid (Captain) | Sachin Tendulkar | Virender Sehwag | V. R. V. Singh | | Sourav Ganguly | Gautam Gambhir | Harbhajan Singh

Anil Kumble | Wasim Jaffer | Zaheer Khan | Irfan Pathan* | Mahendra Dhoni (wk) | Munaf Patel | Dinesh Karthik (wk) | S Sreesanth | VVS Laxman

  • Irfan Pathan sent back home before the second test due to poor bowling form.
South Africa ODI Squad[4] Flag of South Africa
Graeme Smith (Captain) | Loots Bosman | Mark Boucher (wk) | AB de Villiers (wk) | Boeta Dippenaar[5] | Herschelle Gibbs

Andrew Hall | Justin Kemp | Jacques Kallis | Charl Langeveldt | André Nel | Makhaya Ntini | Robin Peterson | Shaun Pollock | Ashwell Prince

South Africa Test Squad[6] Flag of South Africa
Graeme Smith (Captain) | Jacques Kallis | Mark Boucher (wk) | Abraham de Villiers | Jacques Rudolph | Herschelle Gibbs

Andrew Hall | Nicky Boje | Paul Adams | Dale Steyn | André Nel | Makhaya Ntini | Hashim Amla | Shaun Pollock | Ashwell Prince

Limited Over Matches[edit]

Tour Match: South Africa A v Indians, 16 November[edit]


1st ODI: 19 November[edit]

The first ODI was rained out without a ball being bowled, due to persistent rain in Johannesburg.[7] india 444/4

2nd ODI: 22 November[edit]


3rd ODI: 26 November[edit]


4th ODI: 29 November[edit]


Virender Sehwag captained India after Rahul Dravid was ruled out for rest of the series following an injury. South Africa recovered from a bad start to reach 243 at the end of 50 overs. Gibbs remained unbeaten on 93 while Kallis and Pollock chipped in with 49 and 37 respectively. Anil Kumble was the best bowler for India on the day picking up 2 wickets for 42 runs. Chasing 244 under lights, India got off to a steady start losing their first wicket in the 6th over with 23 runs on the board. Wickets fell at regular intervals and this meant that India never had a chance of overhauling the South African score. Irfan Pathan was the pick of the batsmen scoring 47 runs.

Only T20I[edit]

1 December
South Africa 
126/9 (20 Overs)
127/4 (19.5 Overs)
Albie Morkel 26 (18)
Ajit Agarkar 2/10 (2.3 Overs)
Dinesh Mongia 38 (45)
Charl Langeveldt 2/20 (4 Overs)
India won by 6 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Ian Howell (SA) and Brian Jerling (SA)
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Ind)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • India's first T20I match.

India pulled off its first victory of the tour with a close Twenty20 win after Dinesh Karthik steered India towards victory with a controlled innings by Twenty20 standards. This was India's first Twenty20 International ever.

5th ODI: 3 December[edit]


India put on another abysmal batting performance scoring just 200 off the allocated 50 overs. Sachin Tendulkar topscored for the visitors with a sedate 55 off 97 balls. Mongia and Dhoni chipped in with useful 40's.

South Africa reached the target in just 31.2 overs. Pollock was named Man of the Match for his bowling performance which included 4 maidens and 2 wickets.

With this victory, South Africa wrapped up the series 4–0 with the first game washed out.

First Class Matches[edit]

Tour Match: Rest of South Africa v Indians (7–10 December)[edit]

6–10 December
Rest of South Africa
316/7 (85 overs)
IK Pathan 111* (176)
M Morkel 19–2–74–4
138 (31.4 overs)
VB van Jaarsveld 52 (57)
S Sreesanth 11.4–3–55–4
142 (53.4 overs)
IK Pathan 40* (66)
AC Thomas 21.4–6–56–7
224 (48.5 overs)
VB van Jaarsveld 66 (70)
Z Khan 13–5–36–3
India won by 96 runs[8]
Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Umpires: M Erasmus (RSA) and KH Hurter (RSA)
Player of the match: IK Pathan (IND)

First Test (15–19 December)[edit]

15–19 December
249 (79.5 overs)
SC Ganguly 51* (101)
SM Pollock 17.5–7–39–4
84 (25.1 overs)
AG Prince 24 (60)
S Sreesanth 10–3–40–5
236 (64.4 overs)
VVS Laxman 73 (154)
SM Pollock 16–4–33–3
278 (86.5 overs)
AG Prince 97 (223)
A Kumble 20–4–54–3
India won by 123 runs[9]
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: MR Benson (ENG) and DJ Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: S Sreesanth (IND)

India beat South Africa by 123 runs and took a 1–0 lead in the series. This was also India's first test victory in South African soil.

Second Test (26–30 December)[edit]

25–30 December
328 (91.3 overs)
AG Prince 121 (212)
S Sreesanth 24–4–109–4
240 (77.5 overs)
SR Tendulkar 63 (115)
M Ntini 15–4–41–3
265/8 (67.4 overs)
SM Pollock 63 (99)
S Sreesanth 19–3–80–4
179 (55.1 overs)
MS Dhoni 47 (67)
M Ntini 19–6–48–5
South Africa won by 174 runs[10]
Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: A Rauf (PAK) and MR Benson (ENG)
Player of the match: M Ntini (RSA)

Third Test (2–6 January)[edit]

2–6 January
414 (151.1 overs)
W Jaffer 116 (244)
SM Pollock 29.1–9–75–4
373 (128.3 overs)
GC Smith 94 (142)
A Kumble 42.3–6–117–4
169 (64 overs)
R Dravid 47 (134)
DW Steyn 7–0–30–4
211/5 (64.1 overs)
GC Smith 55 (84)
Z Khan 21–2–62–4
South Africa won by 5 Wickets[11]
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: A Rauf (PAK) and DJ Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: GC Smith (RSA)


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