The Indian cricket team lost by seven wickets in the third Test played in Cape Town. With this, India’s dream of winning its first test series in South Africa was shattered once again. The Indian team made its first tour of South Africa in 1992 under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. Since then, India has not won a test series in South Africa.
In the decider of the three-match test series, India had set themselves a target of 212 runs against South Africa, which they easily achieved by losing just three wickets on day four. With this, the host team won the three-match test series 2-1.
Also at the beginning of 2017-18, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team had to face defeat in the Test series in South Africa. At that time also the Proteas won the series 2-1.
India toured South Africa in 2013-14 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. At that time the Indian team had lost the Test series 0-1.
The Indian team returned from South Africa in 2010-11 without losing the Test series. At that time, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the Indian team had drawn the Test series. This was India’s best performance in South Africa.
In 2006-07, India lost 1-2 test series in South Africa under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid. At the same time, in 2001-02, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team had to face a 0-1 loss. Previously, in 1996-97, under the captaincy of Sachin Tendulkar, India lost the Test series 0-2.
For the first time, the Indian team toured South Africa in 1992-93 under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. India then had to face a 0-1 loss in the four-match test series.