Wanderers’ ground is ‘Lucky’ for Team India, has not lost a single match in the last 26 years

IND vs SA Test Series: The second match of the Test series is being played between India and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The match has come to a very exciting point. You will be surprised to know that the Wanderers Stadium is considered to be the ‘fort’ of the Indian team. In the last 26 years, Team India has not lost a single Test match here. Indian team would like to maintain this record. If this happens, then the team will create history by taking an unassailable lead in the series 2-0. The team will try to capture this series at its ‘Lucky’ ground. Let’s take a look at some of India’s records related to this ground.

Till now India played so many matches here

1. The Indian team played its first Test match at the Wanderers ground in 1992, which was a draw.

2. Team India played its Test match for the second time in 1997 at this ground. Which was once again a draw without result.

3. The third match was played by the Indian team in December 2006. In this match, the players performed brilliantly and achieved a big victory of 123 runs. This was the first victory of the Indian team at this ground.

4. Once again in the year 2013, the Indian team got a chance to play Test matches on this ground. This match was very exciting, but in the end it ended in a draw.

5. In the year 2018, the Indian team played its fifth Test match at the Wanderers ground, in which the Indian team won by 63 runs.

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These grounds have been ‘lucky’ for India outside Asia

The Indian team has played 5 or more Test matches at 19 venues outside Asia. Wanderers is the only ground in this, where the team has not faced defeat so far. The closest to this record is Georgetown in West Indies, where India have played six Tests and all have been drawn. However, after 2002, India did not play any match on this ground in West Indies. The next ground is New Zealand’s Eden Park, where India have lost only once.

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