World Cup 2019: IND vs SA head-to-head records

The Proteas have upper hand in World Cups against Team India, winning three out of four games.

M.S. Dhoni runs out David Miller of South Africa in the 2015 World Cup match in Melbourne, Australia.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Tuesday’s clash in Southampton will mark India’s entry into World Cup 2019. Not an easy task as it will be up against a side that is desperately looking for a victory after two successive losses.

Faf du Plessis and Co. will gain confidence from their past World Cup record against India. It has won three out of four times — in 1992, 1999 and 2011.

1992 World Cup meeting

South Africa beat India by six wickets in Adelaide, Australia

Top batsmen: Peter Kirsten (84), Mohammad Azharuddin (79)

Top bowlers: Allan Donald (2/34)

 

1999 World Cup meeting

South Africa beat India by four wickets in Brighton, UK
 

Top batsmen: Jacques Kallis (96), Sourav Ganguly (97)

Top bowlers: Lance Klusener (3/66), Javagal Srinath (2/69)

 

South Africa had an early exit in 2003 where India ended runner-up. In 2007, India was out in the first round after losing to Bangladesh.

2011 World Cup meeting

South Africa beat India by three wickets in Nagpur, India

Top batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar (111), Jacques Kallis (69)

Top bowlers: Dale Steyn (5/50), Harbhajan Singh (3/53)

 

Four years later in the Trans-Tasman World Cup, India made amends as it beat South Africa by a mammoth 130-run margin.

2015 World Cup meeting

India beat South Africa by 130 runs in Melbourne, Australia

Top batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan (137), Faf du Plessis (55)

Top bowlers: Morne Morkel (2/59), Ravichandran Ashwin (3/41)

 

Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh greet the South African players after the eight-wicket win in the Champions Trophy in 2017.   -  AP

 

In England, India has an edge as it has won two out of three ODIs against South Africa. After the Brighton loss in 1999, it beat the Proteas in the Champions Trophy twice — in 2013 and 2017.

But again, in the overall ODI records, India has won 34 out of 83 ODIs against the Proteas. It lost 46 matches, while three had no result.