SA vs IND 2nd Test Pitch Report: Newlands Cape Town Bowling or Batting Wicket, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Jan 3, 2024 12:02 pm IST

newlands cape town sa vs ind 2nd test Venue Stats

India will meet South Africa in the 2nd test to relocate their place in the World Test Championship 2023-25. Newlands in Cape Town will host this fixture at 1:30 PM IST on Wednesday.

India faced a defeat of an innings and 32 runs in the 1st match of this series. They will, anyhow, want to come back in the winning streak. Meanwhile, in this post, Check the Newlands Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of SA vs IND 2nd Test.

Newlands, Cape Town Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 25000

Number of matches hosted: 59 Tests, 44 ODIs, and 21 T20Is

Newlands Cape Town Pitch Report

The pitch at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town is a bowling-friendly surface that will assist bowlers, especially the seamers, play a bigger role throughout the game. The deck may offer the pacers some extra bounce and zip. Meanwhile, Newlands has one of those unique pitches in South Africa that provides something to spinners as well.

Is Newlands Cape Town batting or bowling pitch?

The recent Test matches played here, have revealed a Bowling wicket.

Last Result at the Venue

India – 223/10 (Pacers – 9w, Spinners – 1w) & 198/10 (Pacers – 10w, Spinners – 0w)

South Africa – 210/10 (Pacers – 10w, Spinners – 0w) & 212/3 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 0w)

South Africa won by 7 wickets.

India Test record in Newlands Cape Town

India have played 6 Test matches at this venue and won 0, lost 4 and drew 2 of them.

India’s Highest Total: 414/10 vs South Africa in 2007

India’s Lowest Total: 135/10 vs South Africa in 2018

South Africa Test record in Newlands Cape Town

South Africa have played 59 test matches at this venue and won 27, lost 21 and drew 11 of them.

South Africa’s Highest Total at the venue: 651/10 vs Australia in 2009
South Africa’s Lowest Total at the venue: 35/10 vs England in 1899

Newlands Cape Town Test Stats

Total Matches Played: 59
Home Team (South Africa) Won: 27
Visiting Team Won: 21
Neutral Side Won: 0
Drawn: 11

Average 1st Innings Score: 325
Matches Won Batting 1st: 23
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 25
Highest Team Total: 651 All Out by South Africa vs Australia in 2009
Lowest Team Total: 35 All Out by South Africa vs England in 1899
Highest Run Chase: 334/6 by Australia vs South Africa in 2002

Highest Individual Score: Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) – 262 vs South Africa in 2006
Best Bowling Figures: John Briggs (England) – 8 for 11 vs South Africa in 1899
Most Runs: Jaques Kallis (South Africa) – 2181 runs in 35 innings
Most Wickets: Dale Steyn (South Africa) – 74 wickets in 29 innings

India Players at Newlands Cape Town in Test

  • Virat Kohli: 141 runs in 4 innings
  • KL Rahul: 22 runs in 2 innings
  • Ravi Ashwin: 58 runs & 2 wickets in 4 innings
  • Rohit Sharma: 21 runs in 2 innings
  • Jasprit Bumrah: 10 wickets in 4 innings
  • Shardul Thakur: 2 wickets & 17 runs in 2 innings

ODI

  • Shreyas Iyer: 26 runs in 1 match
  • Prasidh Krishna: 3 wickets in 1 match

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

South Africa Players at Newlands Cape Town in Test

  • Dean Elgar – 741 Runs in 20 innings & 1 wickets in 4 innings
  • Temba Bavuma – 268 runs in 9 innings
  • Aiden Markram – 225 Runs in 7 innings & 2 wickets in 2 matches
  • Kagiso Rabada – 112 Runs in 10 innings & 42 wickets in 14 innings
  • Marco Jansen – 7 Runs & 7 wickets in 2 innings
  • Lungi Ngidi – 4 wickets in 2 innings
  • Keshav Maharaj – 141 Runs in 9 innings & 9 wickets in 10 innings

most runs at Newlands Cape Town in Test among active batsmen

  • Dean Elgar (South Africa) – 741 Runs in 20 innings
  • Temba Bavuma (South Africa) – 268 runs in 9 innings
  • Aiden Markram (South Africa) – 225 Runs in 7 innings

most wickets at Newlands Cape Town in Test among Active Bowlers

  • Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) – 42 wickets in 14 innings
  • Jasprit Bumrah – 10 wickets in 4 innings
  • Keshav Maharaj (South Africa) – 9 wickets in 10 innings
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