In this 1st test between India and South Africa, the Proteas recorded very low scores in the both the innings, failing to cross the 200 mark in both the occasions. Given the reputation of the Africans, such a performance is one for the record books. So here we prepared a list of the top 10 lowest scores made by world No.1 team:







New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Dec 15, 2006


This was the 1st match of the series and by winning it by a whopping 123 runs; India led the 3 match series by 1-0. It was in reply to India’s 1st innings score of 249 that South Africa recorded this feat of the lowest score vs India. Sreesanth (yes!) was adjourned the MOM for his 7 wickets in the match.


Gujrat Stadium, Ahmedabad

November 20, 1996


It wasn’t a high-scoring game and the bowlers reigned supreme, with Donald taking 7 wickets and Srinath securing 8. With a target of 190, the Proteas could only muster up 105 runs resulting in a 64 run victory for India.


PCA Stadium, Mohali

November 5, 2015


Jadeja’s comeback match marked a historical 108 run victory over the No. 1 team in the world. Again a match where the bowlers held the upper hand with a total of 40 wickets falling in a test match that lasted for 3 days.


Green Park, Kanpur

April 11, 2008


Also a match that ended in 3 days where South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first. In reply to South Africa’s 1st innings score of 265, India made 325 with Ganguly scoring 87 runs and Laxman making 50 runs. In the second innings, South Africa made 121 runs.


Kingsmead, Durban

December 26, 2010


The match displayed exceptional bowling performance by both the teams. Steyn took 6 wickets in the 1st innings to reduce India to 205. Then answering back Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh took 4 and 3 wickets each reducing SA to 131.


Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

February 24, 2000


South Africa won the match by 4 wickets thus leading the 2 match series by 1-0. A relatively low scoring game which was the stage for a knock of 97 runs by the God of Cricket.


Green Park, Kanpur

December 8, 1996


In this match India posted a mammoth total of 400 in the second innings giving South Africa a target of 461 runs to chase in 1 and a half day. It was in the 1st innings where in reply to India’s 237 that South Africa made 177 runs.


Green Park, Kanpur

December 8, 1996


This score was recorded in the 2nd innings of the aforementioned match. India had set a mammoth target of 461 runs for the Proteas who stumbled and reached a mere 180 runs.


PCA Stadium, Mohali

November 5, 2015


Not a high scoring game overall, the visitors after reducing India to 201 runs, themselves bundled up for 184 runs and then in the second innings we know how things unfolded with a wicket here and a wicket there finally a match where India were above the Proteas.


Kingsmead, Durban

December 26, 2010


In the same match where South Africa recorded their low score of 131 runs, they recorded another one of their low scores of 215 in the 2nd innings. With both the teams producing amazing bowling performances, the MOM was awarded to VVS Laxman who made the highest of the match, 96 runs.

*Stats are updated till 7th November 2015

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