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Freedom Trophy
Freedom Trophy (Ind v SA)
Administrator BCCI and CSA
Cricket Format Test cricket
Tournament Format Test Series
Hosts
Champions Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa (1st title)
Participants 2
(Flag of India India & Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa)
Matches Played 3 or 4
Most runs Flag of India India Virat Kohli
(486 runs)
Most wickets Flag of India India Ravichandran Ashwin
(38 wickets)
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Freedom Trophy is a cricket trophy that is awarded to the winner of Test series between India and South Africa. It was first awarded in 2015. The trophy is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, two figures who were pivotal in securing freedom in their respective countries.

Background

BCCI and CSA announced that all future bilateral tours of India and South Africa to be named as Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series. The series is named after great leaders of both countries to pay them tribute for playing a major role in winning independence by nonviolence. This has also helped in gaining an "iconic and traditional status" to the series.

Pre-Freedom Trophy Test series summary

Tour Total India
won
South
Africa
won
Draw
India in South Africa Series 6 0 5 1
Matches 15287
South Africa in India Series 5212
Matches 12552

List of Test series, until 2015

Season: 1992-93, Venue : South Africa, Winner: South Africa. Tests: 4, India: 0, South Africa 1, Drawn 3
Season: 1996-97, Venue : India, Winner: India. Tests: 3, India: 2, South Africa 1, Drawn 0
Season: 1996-97, Venue : South Africa, Winner: South Africa. Tests: 3, India: 0, South Africa 2, Drawn 1
Season: 1999-00, Venue : India, Winner: South Africa. Tests: 2, India: 0, South Africa 2, Drawn 0
Season: 2001-02, Venue : South Africa, Winner: South Africa. Tests: 2, India: 0, South Africa 1, Drawn 1
Season: 2004-05, Venue : India, Winner: India. Tests: 2, India: 1, South Africa 0, Drawn 1

List of Test series, for Freedom Trophy, from 2015

Season Host First Match Tests India South Africa Drawn Result Holder Player of the series
2015–16 Flag of India India 5 November 2015
4
3
0
1
Flag of India India Flag of India India Flag of India India Ravichandran Ashwin
2017–18 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 5 January 2018
3
1
2
0
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Vernon Philander
Total
7
4
2
1

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