As the Indian team gets ready to play yet another series in South Africa, it’s best to look at the past of this great cricketing rivalry between these Two nations and the outstanding performances by both sets of players at Different points in this rivalry. Many players have established themselves after playing a significant innings in a match between these Two teams.
There have been many batting performances during this rivalry that fans clearly remember and that are etched in the history books. Let’s look at some of the most memorable batting performances in India vs South Africa matches.
Virender Sehwag (319 Runs) at Chennai
This has to be one of the most epic innings played by any player between these Two teams. Virender Sehwag was in a dangerous mood in that match abs the South Africa bowlers simply had no answer for him in that match. Every bowler who came onto bowl got punished throughout and he didn’t look like stopping anytime soon and he hit a blistering triple hundred off just 278 balls at a strike rate of more than 100 which is astonishing and that innings will forever be remembered by each Indian cricket fan.
Sachin Tendulkar (200 Runs) at Gwalior
The first time a batter scored a double hundred in men’s ODI cricket has to be among the most memorable innings in this rivalry. Sachin Tendulkar makes history all the time but this was something extra special as it had never been done before this day. Sachin was batting flawlessly that day and hitting fours and sixes with ease and he took the great South Africa bowling attack that day and accelerated his innings perfectly and at the dying moments of the Indian innings he got the 200 and history was mage and it will forever be memorable for all fans.
Hashim Amla (253 Runs) at Nagpur
Batting first in this match South Africa lost 2 quick wickets by the 7th over and Zaheer Khan was on fire but then Hashim Amla came to the crease and he and Kallis started the recovery process. Slowly they built a huge partnership of 340 runs and made the Indian bowlers pay for their bad bowling and Hashim Amla batted and batted and as a result for his skills and his efforts, he got an amazing double hundred for South Africa and made 253 runs and as a result South Africa played so well on a difficult track .
AB De Villiers (217 Runs) at Ahmedabad
This was the arrival of AB De Villiers in the test arena as he batted so well in a very difficult track. India were shockingly bowled out for 76 in the first innings and South Africa with the help of an outstanding innings by AB De Villiers who hit an amazing 217 runs and proved that he is ready for the big stage in test cricket and South Africa won that match by an innings and 90 runs and AB De Villiers arrived on the World stage.
Virat Kohli (153 Runs) at Centurion
In the 2018 tour to South Africa, Virat Kohli had a point to prove that he could play at the bouncy abs swinging pitch in Centurion. The rest of the batting line-up of India could not do much in that match but it was Virat Kohli who stood out playing an outstanding innings in very difficult conditions and rescued the team and hit 153 runs in total and he again proved why he is the best batter in the world. Even though India lost that match, this innings by Virat Kohli will be remembered by the fans for a long time.