India vs South Africa T20Is: India seek maiden win over South Africa at home

India will begin their 2019-20 home season the three-match T20I series against South Africa starting September 15 at Dharamsala and it would come as a surprise for many that South Africa are only team yet to lose to India in India in the format.

South Africa played a two-match T20I series in 2015 claiming it 2-0, with one match being abandoned. That series remains India’s only encounter with South Africa in the format at home. And India will be seeking to correct the aberration this time around.

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However, in the overall tally, India are ahead of South Africa, winning eight of the 13 matches played between the two teams in T20Is. South Africa have won five of those encounters.

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Of those 13 matches, eight have been played in a bilateral series with both India and South Africa claiming four wins each.

A total of five bilateral series have been played between the two teams and interestingly, India have the upper hand here winning four of them. All of India’s T20I series wins have come in South Africa.

The last time the two teams met in the format was at Cape Town in February 2018, which India won by seven runs.

The last five encounters between the two sides in T20Is, is split between two wins for each team and one match being abandoned.

In the last five T20I matches, India have tasted success three times and lost twice. The three wins came in the recently concluded West Indies tour as they blanked the hosts 3-0. The two losses came at home at the hands of Australia.

For South Africa, their last five matches have yielded three wins, one loss and one tied match.