India's best ODI run in South Africa came during the 2003 World Cup when they reached the final.
After South Africa's re-introduction to international cricket, India first toured there in 1992-93 when SA were captained by Kepler Wessels. However, the visitors got hammered 2-5 in the seven-match series. (Getty Images)
India have never scored 300 in an ODI in South Africa, with their highest being 279 (2001/02) and lowest 91 (2006/07).
The three-match series is the shortest India will be playing in South Africa. Before this, the least ODIs they played in a bilateral series was four (lost 0-4) in 2006-07.
The closest India came to winning a bilateral ODI series in South Africa was in 2010/11 under MS Dhoni, but lost that five-match series 2-3 in the end.