Highest Run Scorers in South Africa vs India Test Matches

Let's look at the batters with the highest runs in South Africa vs India Test Matches.

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Highest Run Scorers in South Africa vs India Test Matches

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 with the most runs in South Africa vs India Test matches.

Also Read: SA vs IND: India's Test Record in South Africa

Sachin Tendulkar is the leading runscorer in South Africa vs India test matches  Image - X
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading runscorer in South Africa vs India test matches Image - X

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 five-day 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.

Jacques Kallis is the second highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches  Image - X
Jacques Kallis is the second highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches Image - X

Jacques Kallis, South Africa's leading run-scorer in Tests played 18 five-day games against India and scored 1,734 runs at a sensational average of 69.36. He also scored seven of his 45 Test tons against India. His highest score against India came in a 2010 Test at Centurion, where he scored an unbeaten 201 and led the hosts to a dominating win by an inning and 25 runs.

Hashim Amla is the third highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches  Image - AFP
Hashim Amla is the third highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches Image - AFP

Hashim Amla made his Test debut against India in November 2004 and since then he has played 18 Tests against them and dominated the opposition in every way possible. At an average of 45.68, Amla has scored 1,325 runs including five tons and four fifties. Amla brought up his highest score against India when he scored 253* in 2010 at Nagpur and led the visitors to a massive win by an innings and 6 runs.

Ab de Villiers is the fourth highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches  Image - Getty
Ab de Villiers is the fourth highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches Image - Getty

The Former Proteas explosive batter made his debut in Test Cricket against England in 2004. Since then, he played 114 test matches until his retirement and made 8765 runs with a healthy average of 50.66.

'Mr. 360' Ab de Villiers has amassed an impressive total of 1334 runs in 20 test matches against India and stands 4th on this list. On 4 April 2008, de Villiers became the first South African to score a double century against India with his top score of 217.

Virender Sehwag is the fifth highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches  Image - Getty
Virender Sehwag is the fifth highest run-getter in South Africa vs India test matches 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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