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India vs SA: Can India win maiden Test series in South Africa?

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Last Updated: Mon, Dec 02, 2013 07:14 hrs
​Dhoni

Australia and South Africa are the only two countries where India has so far failed to win a Test series. India has so far played ten series Down Under (lost as many as seven) and five in South Africa (lost the first four) without any success as far as the rubber victories are concerned. T-he forthcoming two-Test encounter gives India an excellent chance to set right that record in South Africa.

The full details of India’s track records in different countries, arranged in chronological order of the first-ever Tests played in that nation:


Country

First Test date in that country

First series win date

Tests
(W-L)

Time taken for first series win

India’s captain in that series

England

June 25, 1932

August 24, 1971

3 (1-0)

39 yrs & 61 days

Ajit Wadekar

Australia

November 28, 1947

Not won so far

--

--

--

West Indies

January 21, 1953

April 19, 1971

5 (1-0)

18 yrs & 89 days

Ajit Wadekar

Pakistan

January 1, 1955

April 16, 2004

3 (2-1)

49 yrs & 110 days

Dravid & Ganguly

New Zealand

February 15, 1968

March 12, 1968

4 (3-1)

26 days

MAK Pataudi

Sri Lanka

August 30, 1985

August 9, 1993

3 (1-0)

7 yrs & 345 days

M.Azharuddin

Zimbabwe

October 18, 1992

Sept 22, 2005

2 (2-0)

12 yrs & 340 days

Sourav Ganguly

South Africa

November 13, 1992

Not won so far

--

--

--

Bangladesh

November 10, 2000

Nov 13, 2000

1 (1-0)

4 days

Sourav Ganguly

Note: Can Mahendra Singh Dhoni inscribe his name in this particular record which is missing from his otherwise illustrious and distinguished international career so far?

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