SA vs IND 2023 1st T20I: Kingsmead Stadium Durban Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Dec 11, 2023 1:23 pm IST

SA vs IND 1st T20I 2023 Venue Records at Kingsmead

India will meet South Africa in the 1st game of the T20I series on Sunday. The Kingsmead Stadium in Durban will host this fixture at 7:30 PM IST.

Indian batsmen have to overcome the challenge of the bouncy surface of the stadium. Contrastingly, without Rabada and Ngidi, it will not be easy for protea pacers to daunt the Indian in-form and young batting lineup. As per the report, Lungi Ngidi is ruled out of the T20I series due to an ankle sprain. Left-handed seamer Beuran Hendricks has replaced him. 

It will be a great warm-up for both teams before the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Meanwhile, in this post, Check the Kingsmead Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the 1st T20I between India and South Africa.

Kingsmead Stadium’s Pitch Report

The wickets in Kingsmead and South Africa tend to offer more pace and bounce, but in white ball format, the pitches have been flat allowing for some high-scoring matches recently. The team batting first has had the edge over the teams chasing. Wrist spinners have a different say in the second innings here.

Is Kingsmead Stadium a batting or a bowling pitch?

From the recent T20I matches played here, it has revealed a Batting wicket.

Last Three Results at the Venue:

  • South Africa (190/8 – Pacers: 6W, Spinners: 1W) lost to Australia (191/5 in 17.5 overs – Pacers: 2W, Spinners: 3W) by 5 wickets – 3 September 2023
  • South Africa (164/8 – Pacers: 8W, Spinners: 0W) lost to Australia (168/2 in 14.5 overs – Pacers: 1W, Spinners: 1W) by 8 wickets – 1 September 2023
  • Australia (226/6 – Pacers: 5W, Spinners: 1W) defeated South Africa (115/10 in 15.3 overs – Pacers: 6W, Spinners: 4W) by 111 runs – 30 August 2023

India T20I record in Kingsmead Stadium

India have played 5 T20I matches at this venue. They have won 3 and did not lose any matches. Meanwhile, one T20I ended without any result and another ended as a tie.

India’s Highest Total at the venue: 218/4 in 20 overs vs England in 2007
India’s Lowest Total at the venue: 141/9 in 20 overs vs Pakistan in 2007

South Africa T20I record in Kingsmead Stadium

South Africa have played 11 T20I games at this venue and they have won 5 and lost 6 of them.

South Africa’s Highest Total at the venue: 202/7 in 20 overs vs England in 2020
South Africa’s Lowest Total at the venue: 87/2 in 12.1 overs vs New Zealand in 2012

Kingsmead Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 25000
Number of matches hosted: 45 Tests, 40 ODIs, and 17 T20Is

Kingsmead Stadium T20I Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 17
Home Team (South Africa) Won: 5
Visiting Team Won: 3
Neutral Side Won: 5
No Result: 1
Match Tied: 1

Average 1st Innings Score: 160
Matches Won Batting 1st: 8
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 7
Highest Team Total: 226/6 by Australia vs South Africa on 30 Aug 2023
Lowest Team Total: 73/10 by Kenya vs New Zealand in 2007
Highest Run Chase: 191/5 by Australia vs South Africa on 3 Sep 2023

Highest Individual Score: 114* by Morne van Wyk (South Africa) vs West Indies in 2015
Best Bowling Figures: 5/23 by David Wiese (South Africa) vs West Indies in 2015
Most Runs: Mitchell Marsh (Australia) – 221 runs in 4 matches
Most Wickets: David Wiese (South Africa) – 9 wickets in 3 matches
Most Sixes in T20Is at this venue: Yuvraj Singh – 12 Sixes in 4 matches

Stats of India Players at the Kingsmead Stadium

  • Ravindra Jadeja (ODI) – 26 runs & 1 Wicket in 1 match
  • Ravindra Jadeja (IPL) – 56 runs & 0 Wicket in 2 matches
  • Yashasvi Jaishwal (DODI) – 78 runs in 1 match

As of now, no other players from the current Indian Squad have played any matches at this venue across three formats.

Stats of South Africa Players at the Kingsmead Stadium

T20I:

  • Reeza Hendricks – 143 Runs in 4 matches
  • Aiden Markram – 97 Runs & 1 Wicket in 3 Matches
  • David Miller – 76 Runs in 3 Innings
  • Tristan Stubbs – 52 Runs in 3 Matches
  • Donovan Ferreira – 48 Runs in 1 Match
  • Gerald Coetzee – 3 Wickets & 25 Runs in 3 Matches
  • Marco Jansen – 1 Wicket & 20 Runs 1 Match
  • Keshav Maharaj – 9 Runs 0 Wickets in 1 Match
  • Matthew Breetzke – 5 Runs in 1 Match
  • Lizaad Williams – 4 Wickets in 3 Matches
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – 3 Wickets in 3 Matches
  • Beuran Hendricks – 0 Wickets in 2 Matches

Domestic T20:

  • David Miller – 132 Runs in 6 Innings
  • Matthew Breetzke – 48 Runs in 1 Match
  • Heinrich Klaasen – 124 Runs in 6 Innings
  • Donovan Ferreira – 82 Runs in 1 Match
  • Keshav Maharaj – 11 Wickets in 11 Matches
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – 1 Wicket in 1 Match

Active Batters with most runs at the Kingsmead Stadium in T20I

  • Mitchell Marsh (Australia) – 221 runs in 4 matches
  • Reeza Hendricks (South Africa) – 143 runs in 4 matches
  • Travis Head (Australia – 115 runs in 3 matches

Active bowlers with most wickets at the Kingsmead Stadium in T20I

  • Sean Abbott (Australia) – 8 wickets in 3 matches
  • Marcus Stoins (Australia) – 5 wickets in 3 matches
  • Tanveer Sangha (Australia) – 5 wickets in 2 matches

This reveals that pacers who hit the deck with the seam of the ball and wrist spinners have an advantage here on this surface.

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