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IND vs SA: Team India ends 31 year drought, registers historic win in Cape Town

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Team India’s historic victory in Cape Town

IND vs SA 2nd Test: Team India has ended the tour of South Africa with a win. The second and last match of the Test series between the two teams was very exciting and within two days the result was in favor of the Indian team. Team India won by one wicket in the match played at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town. With this victory, Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma ended its 31-year drought in Cape Town.

31 years wait ended

Before this match at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, Team India’s record was very bad. Team India played 6 test matches on this ground. Out of these, the Indian team had to face defeat in 4 matches. At the same time, 2 matches ended in a draw. That means, from 1993 to 2022 tour, Team India did not win a single test match here. But this time Team India ended the 31-year drought by defeating South Africa at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

Team India’s performance at Newlands Stadium

  1. January 1993- Match was a draw
  2. January 1997- South Africa won by 282 runs
  3. January 2007- South Africa won by 5 wickets
  4. January 2011- Match was a draw
  5. January 2018- South Africa won by 72 runs
  6. January 2022- South Africa won by 7 wickets
  7. January 2024- India won by wickets

This was the condition of Cape Town Test

Team India had bowled out South Africa for 55 runs in the first innings of the Cape Town Test match. But in response, Team India could not do much and was all out for 153 runs. After this, the South African team scored 176 runs in its second innings and gave India a target of 79 runs to win. India achieved this target at the loss of 3 wickets.

Had a crushing defeat in the first test

South Africa had won it on the third day of the Centurion Test match against India. India was defeated by South Africa by an innings and 32 runs in this match. But Team India made a brilliant comeback and won the Cape Town Test and ended the series on par. However, the dream of winning the Test series in South Africa remained a dream this time too.

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