5 Indian Batsmen with the Most Test Runs against South Africa

Let's look at the Indian batters with the most test runs in South Africa vs India Matches.

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5 Indian Batsmen with the Most Test Runs against South Africa

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 1741 runs in South Africa vs India Test matches Image - Getty

Test matches are the ultimate format of the game. It tests your patience towards the game day by day. Moreover, it examines a player's game read and a captain's leadership skills each day. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team will end 2023 by playing the first test match of the 2-match test series against South Africa. The South Africa vs India first test match will be started on 26th December. Some of the records are created by batsmen and some of them are created by the bowlers. Just like Sachin Tendulkar leading the charts of the batters amongst the Indians with the most test runs against South Africa in test matches.

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Sachin Tendulkar leads the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa  Image - Getty
Sachin Tendulkar leads the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa Image - Getty

The all-time leading run-scorer in Test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of runs in South Africa vs India test matches. Out of his 15,921 Test runs, 1,741 came in 25 matches that he played against South Africa. He smashed seven tons and five fifties against the Proteas between 1992 and 2011. His highest inning score against the Proteas came in 1997 at Cape Town, where he scored 169 but unfortunately, India lost the test match.

Virender Sehwag is second on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa  Image - Getty
Virender Sehwag is second on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa Image - Getty

Virender Sehwag is one of India's greatest right-handed openers to have ever played the game. In 15 matches against South Africa, he scored 1,306 runs at an average of 50.23. He scored five tons and two fifties against the Proteas in Test cricket. Sehwag, the first Indian to hit a Test triple century, brought up his highest inning of 319 against South Africa in 2008 five-day at Chennai.

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Rahul Dravid is third on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa  Image - BCCI
Rahul Dravid is third on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa Image - BCCI

'The Wall Of Indian Cricket', Rahul Dravid is India's second-highest run scorer (13288) and second-highest century-maker (36) in Tests after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. He played 21 Tests for India against the Proteas and scored 1252 runs at an average of 33.84, including two hundreds and five fifties. His historic 148 knock at Johannesburg enabled India to salvage a draw in 1997. Dravid's second century against the Proteas came at Chennai in 2008.

Virat Kohli is fourth on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa  Image - Getty
Virat Kohli is fourth on the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa Image - Getty

The former captain of the Indian test team Virat Kohli is fourth on the list with 1200+ runs. The run machine has played 14 matches against South Africa and scored 1236 runs. He hit these runs with an outstanding average of 56.18 including 3 half-centuries and 4 centuries. He has the chance to lift himself on the list during the upcoming test series starting on 26th December.

VVS Laxman is fifth in the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa  Image - X
VVS Laxman is fifth in the list in terms of scoring the most test runs for India against South Africa Image - X

VVS Laxman was a joy to watch when he used to play in his prime. Laxman played 19 Tests against South Africa and scored 976 runs at an average of 37.54, including a hundred and six fifties.

His only hundred came in the year 2010 at the iconic Eden Gardens. He scored an unbeaten 143, which helped India to demolish the visitors by an inning and 57 runs.

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