Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2013–14

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Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2013
  Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of India.svg
  South Africa India
Dates 5 December 2013–30 December 2013
Captains Graeme Smith (Tests)
AB de Villiers (ODIs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Tests & ODIs)
Test series
Result South Africa won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Faf du Plessis (197) Cheteshwar Pujara (280)
Most wickets Dale Steyn & Vernon Philander (10) Zaheer Khan (7)
Player of the series AB de Villiers (SA)
One Day International series
Results South Africa won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Quinton de Kock (342) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (84)
Most wickets Dale Steyn (6) Mohammed Shami (9)
Player of the series Quinton de Kock (SA)

The Indian cricket team toured South Africa from 5 to 30 December 2013, playing three One Day Internationals (ODI) and two Test matches against the hosts.[1] The Indian team was led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni while South Africa was captained by AB de Villiers (for ODIs) and Graeme Smith (for Tests). The tour began with the three-match ODI series, with South Africa winning the series 2–0.[a] Quinton de Kock, South Africa's wicket-keeper became the fifth player to score three centuries in consecutive innings of ODIs. South Africa won the Test series 1–0, the first Test ending in a draw. Jacques Kallis, the country's most prolific run-scorer in Tests, announced his retirement from the format after the second Test at Durban.[2]

Squads[edit]

ODIs Tests
 South Africa[3]  India  South Africa  India

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

5 December
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
358/4 (50 overs)
v
 India
217 (41 overs)
Quinton de Kock 135 (121)
Mohammed Shami 3/68 (10 overs)
MS Dhoni 65 (71)
Dale Steyn 3/25 (8 overs)
South Africa won by 141 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

2nd ODI[edit]

8 December
10:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
280/6 (49 overs)
v
 India
146 (35.1/49 overs)
Quinton de Kock 106 (118)
Mohammed Shami 3/48 (8 overs)
Suresh Raina 36 (50)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4/25 (7.1 overs)
South Africa won by 134 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Wet pitch delayed the toss & reduced both teams' innings to 49 overs each

3rd ODI[edit]

11 December
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
301/8 (50 overs)
v
AB de Villiers 109 (101)
Ishant Sharma 4/40 (10 overs)
Match abandoned due to rain
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Tour match[edit]

14–15 December
v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

Test series[edit]

First Test[edit]

18–22 December
Scorecard
v
280 (105 overs)
Virat Kohli 119 (181)
Vernon Philander 4/61 (27 overs)
244 (75.3 overs)
Graeme Smith 68 (119)
Ishant Sharma 4/79 (25 overs)
421 (120.4 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 153 (270)
Vernon Philander 3/68 (28 overs)
450/7 (136 overs)
Faf du Plessis 134 (309)
Mohammed Shami 3/107 (28 overs)
Match drawn
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

The Test was India's first after the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar. After opting to bat, India posted 280 runs in the first innings. In return, South Africa made 244. India in their second innings went on to score 421 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara scoring 153 and Virat Kohli making 96, falling four runs short of becoming the first Indian no.4 to hit centuries in both innings of a test match. Their 222-run stand is the highest for India in South Africa in tests. Chasing a target of 458 runs,[4] South Africa ended up with 450 runs for the loss of seven wickets, leading to a draw.[4] The team's total of 450, is the second-highest fourth-innings score to draw a match and third overall.[4] Francois du Plessis and AB de Villiers made centuries in the South Africa total. Described as one among the "closest draws", the fourth innings total of 450 made by South Africa is the second-highest by a team in a drawn match and third overall. During the match, wicket-keepers from both the teams bowled, making it the first time to happen in the history of Test cricket.[5][6][7] Described as one of the "Closest draws",[4] the match saw a few players from both sides achieving significant milestones in their careers – India's Zaheer Khan became the fourth Indian to capture 300 wickets in Test cricket.[8] Vernon Philander playing in his 19th Test match, became the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets for South Africa.[9] The Test also marked the eighth occasion where Indian spinners failed to pick up a single wicket.[10]

Second Test[edit]

26–30 December
Scorecard
v
334 (111.3 overs)
Murali Vijay 97 (226)
Dale Steyn 6/100 (30 overs)
500 (155.2 overs)
Jacques Kallis 115 (316)
Ravindra Jadeja 6/138 (58.2 overs)
223 (86 overs)
Ajinkya Rahane 96 (157)
Robin Peterson 4/74 (24 overs)
59/0 (11.4 overs)
Alviro Petersen 31* (37)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Dale Steyn (SA)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics[edit]

South Africa

India

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The third ODI was abandoned

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BCCI confirms two Tests, three ODIs in South Africa". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ Datta, Dwaipayan (25 December 2013). "Jacques Kallis to retire after Durban Test". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ "India in South Africa ODI Series, 2013/14 / ODI squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Jayaraman, Shiva (22 December 2013). "Closest draws and India spinners drawing a blank". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Petersen resists but India get two big scalps". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  6. ^ "MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers make it a first in Tests as both keepers bowl in India-South Africa match". Daily News and Analysis. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Dhoni abandons wicketkeeping gloves to bowl". Mid Day. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Zaheer Khan reaches 300-wicket mark in Test cricket". The Times of India. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  9. ^ Moonda, Firdose (20 December 2013). "Philander is fastest SA bowler to 100 Test wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  10. ^ "India vs South Africa 1st Test match: Statistical Highlights". Business Line. Retrieved 24 December 2013.

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