Bangalore: Team India will begin their second Test against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday. Not just the hosts, the stadium – facilitating Test matches subsequent to 1974 – has been a glad chasing ground for rivals also.
Out of 20 Test matches since its beginning, India have lost six of them at Chinnaswamy – twice to Pakistan (1987, 2005) and Australia (1998, 2004), one each to West Indies (1974) and South Africa (2000).
Notwithstanding being known not strip, India has won just six Tests here and the rest were drawn.
Doing a reversal to the adversaries, South Africa will draw certainty from the way that they tasted accomplishment here in 2000.
(Pakistan dismissed India for 214, after setting them a target of 383, in 2005)
(India lost to Australia by 217 runs in 2004)
Batting to start with, India (under Sachin Tendulkar’s captaincy) were tidied up for 158 with Anil Kumble being the top-scorer with an unbeaten 36.
Hansie Cronje’s champion side — with names like Lance Klusener, Daryll Cullinan, Allan Donald, Jacques Kallis — set up 479 on board, taking a 321-run lead.
India could just oversee 250 in their second innings consequently losing the plot by an innings and 71 runs.
In any case, India tasted win in the last two Tests held at this venue. They beat Australia by seven wickets in 2010, and New Zealand by five wicket