After the 0-2 reversal against Sri Lanka in 2006, South Africa have not lost a Test series away from home and the list includes two wins over mighty Australia in 2008-09 and 2012-13,
(2007-08).
     
Significantly in this period South Africa who are trailing India by 0-1 with two Tests left in the current rubber, have not won in the latter's backyard on the two visits they had made prior to the ongoing one, in 2007-08 (Three-Test series) and 2009-10 (Two-game contest).
     
In fact, South Africa had won only one Test rubber in five visits to India, in 1999-00 under Hansie Cronje before the match-fix saga blew up.
     
The Proteas lost in 1996-97 (1-2 in the three-Test series) and 2004-05 (0-1 in the two-Test encounter) before holding India to draws in 2007-08 and 2009-10.
     
If India surge to a win here on what promises to be a spin-aiding track, South Africa will be confined to their third series defeat in six Test rubbers on the Indian soil.

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