History not on Proteas' side in Adelaide

2016-11-23 12:00
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas take on Australia in the third and final Test of the series in Adelaide on Thursday in their first ever appearance in a day/night Test. 

South Africa are 2-0 up in the series and will be looking to secure a whitewash over their southern hemisphere rivals. 

Of course, history at the venue might not count for a whole lot given that this Test will be played with a pink ball and under lights, but it is still interesting to see South Africa's struggles at the ground over the years. 

The Proteas have met the Aussies in just 4 Test matches at the venue post-isolation and they have won 0 of those. There have been 2 draws and 2 Australia wins. 

Pre-isolation, South Africa played in 4 Tests at the Adelaide Oval between 1911 and 1964, winning 2, losing 1 and drawing 1.

The last time the sides met at the venue was back in 2012. Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was on debut in that match and he batted for over 7-and-a-half hours in the second innings to help rescue a draw. 

SA's history in Tests at Adelaide Oval:

- November, 2012 -

Australia 550 (Clarke 230, Warner 119, Hussey 103, Morkel 5/146) and 267/8 dec. (Hussey 54, Morkel 3/50)

SA 388 (Smith 122, Du Plessis 78, Kallis 58, Petersen 54, Hilfenhaus 3/49) and 248/8 (Du Plessis 110*, Siddle 4/65)

Match drawn

- December 2001 -

Australia 439 (Martyn 124*, Langer 116, Ponting 54, Henderson 4/116) and 309/7 dec. (Hayden 131, M. Waugh 74, Kallis 3/45)

SA 374 (McKenzie 87, Gibbs 78, Boucher 64, Warne 5/113) and 128 (Kallis 65*, McGrath 3/13)

Australia won by 246 runs

- January 1998 -

SA 517 (McMillan 87*, Kirsten 77, Cronje 73, Bacher 64, Symcox 54) and 193/6 dec (Kirsten 108*) 

Australia 350 (Taylor 169*, M. Waugh 63, Pollock 7/87) and 227/7 (M. Waugh 115*, Klusener 4/67)

Match drawn

- January 1994 - 

Australia 469/7 dec (S. Waugh 164, Border 84, Taylor 62, Slater 53, Boon 50, McMillan 3/89) and 124/6 dec. 

SA 273 (Hudson 90, P. Kirsten 79, S. Waugh 4/26) and 129 (P. Kirsten 42, Warne 4/31 McDermott 4/33)

Australia won by 191 runs

Pre-isolation Tests:

January 1964 - SA won by 10 wickets

January 1953 - Match drawn

January 1932 - Australia won by 10 wickets

January 1911 - SA won by 38 runs

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