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SA vs IND: India won their first-ever test match at Cape Town; 2nd Test Match breaks this 92-year-old record

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India won the second test match by 7 wickets and levelled the series 1-1. This is the first time that India has won a test match at Newlands, Cape Town. Jasprit Bumrah picked up 6 wickets in the second innings and South Africa was bundled out at 176 in their second innings giving a target of 79 runs to India. In reply, India chased down the target in just 12 overs after losing 3 wickets.

The second test match between South Africa and India surpassed the test match between Australia and South Africa played in Melbourne in 1932 to become the shortest test match played ever in terms of ball bowled in the match. India is the first Asian team to win a Test match at Newlands, Cape Town.

Shortest completed Test matches (by balls bowled)
642 – SA vs IND, Cape Town, 2024 
656 – AUS vs SA, Melbourne, 1932 
672 – WI vs ENG, Bridgetown, 1935 
788 – ENG vs AUS, Manchester, 1888 
792 – ENG vs AUS, Lord’s, 1888

India’s Test wins in South Africa
By 123 runs – Johannesburg, 2006 
By 87 runs – Durban, 2010 
By 63 runs – Johannesburg, 2018 
By 113 runs – Centurion, 2021 
By 7 wickets – Cape Town, 2024 
*India is the first Asian team to win a Test match at Newlands, Cape Town.

Lowest match aggregates in completed India vs South Africa Tests
464 – Cape Town, 2024 
652 – Nagpur, 2015 
660 – Durban, 1996 
678 – Mumbai WS, 2000 
694 – Mohali, 2015

Biggest win-margins for India in SENA countries (by wickets)
By 10 wickets vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 2009 
By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Wellington, 1968 
By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Auckland, 1976 
By 8 wickets vs Australia, Melbourne, 2020 
By 7 wickets vs England, Nottingham, 2007 
By 7 wickets vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2024

Two-day Tests featuring India
India vs Afghanistan, Bengaluru, 2018 
India vs England, Ahmedabad, 2021 
South Africa vs India, Cape Town, 2024

Lowest match aggregates against India (both innings all-out)
193 – England (Ahmedabad, 2021) 
212 – Afghanistan (Bengaluru, 2018) 
229 – New Zealand (Mumbai WS, 2021) 
230 – England (Leeds, 1986) 
231 – (South Africa, Cape Town, 2024)

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