As India, the World's No 1 Test side, take on South Africa, the World`s No 2 Test side with a lot more than pride at stake, we relive the unforgettable moments from a rivalry that has spanned 22 Tests and 19 years till date.
A historic start
The very first India-South Africa Test, played at Kingsmead, Durban from 13-17 November, 1992, was historic, being the first-ever Test on South African soil since the hosts were banned from international cricket in 1970 for their government's apartheid policy.
It also marked the first time a South African Test side featured a black cricketer - Omar Henry, who claimed the honour, becoming at 40 years and 295 days the home side's oldest Test debutant too.
Making up for the disappointment triggered by a tepid response from the crowds (Wisden noted that "the total attendance was barely 30,000") and by a fourth-day washout that prevented a result from being achieved were a few record-breaking moments.
South African skipper Kepler Wessels (seen essaying a cut here), who made 118 at No 3 after his side were asked to bat, became the first batsman to score hundreds for two countries in Tests, having already raised the landmark more than once in his earlier avatar as an Australian player.
He had arrived at the crease after opener Jimmy Cook earned himself the dubious distinction of becoming the first-ever cricketer to be dismissed off the first ball of his debut Test.
Sachin Tendulkar (11) too ended up being thrust with an inglorious record, becoming the first Test batsman to be declared run out by the third umpire when a Jonty Rhodes throw found him short of his crease.
A happier moment came the way of another Mumbaikar, Test debutant Pravin Amre, who became India`s first Test centurion in South Africa with a 299-ball 103.
Brief Scores: South Africa 254 (KC Wessels 118, Kapil Dev 3-43) and 176-3 (AC Hudson 55, SJ Cook 43) drew with India 277 (PK Amre 103, KS More 55, B McMillan 3-55)
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Text: R Rajesh Kumar