1) India hold a 4-2 winning record over South Africa in the six T20 games played so far from 2006 to 2012.
2) The two teams have met thrice in the World T20 with India winning at Durban (2007) and St Lucia (2010); South Africa clinched the contest at Nottingham (2009).
3) India’s MS Dhoni is the only player from both teams to have featured in all six matches.
4) Rohit Sharma has the most number of half-centuries from India (two – both at Durban 2007 and 2010) whereas Suresh Raina is the only player to have scored a century from both sides (101 at St Lucia) off those six games.
5) RP Singh has the best bowling figures (4 for 13) in India’s 37-run win in 2007 at Durban whereas Johan Botha’s 3 for 16 at Nottingham is the best effort by a South African bowler.
6) India has played eight bowlers on two occasions (Nottingham and Johannesburg (2012)) whereas the maximum that South Africa has fielded is seven (Nottingham).
7) South African batsmen have racked up five half-centuries compared to India’s two in those six encounters, with Colin Ingram’s 78 at Johannesburg being the highest score.
8) The legendary Jacques Kallis has two fifties to his credit (73 at St Lucia and 61 at Johannesburg) and matches Rohit in that department.
9) No team has ever lost all ten wickets in the six games played so far.
10) India’s six-wicket in 2006 was the only time that a win was achieved by a team batting second.
11) The Johannesburg game saw twelve players (11 from India and Tyron Henderson) make their debuts.
12) South Africa’s 219 for 4 at Johannesburg is the highest team score overall whereas the lowest is the Proteas’ 116 for 9 (2007) (if you discount India’s 71 for 0 during that rain-washed game at Johannesburg).