South Africa have now lost nine consecutive test matches in Asia following their 2-0 defeat to Pakistan earlier this year.
South Africa last won a test match away from home at Trent Bridge against England when they beat the opposition by 340 runs. The last time a victory came for them in Asia was way back in 2014 when South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs at the Galle International Stadium.
Since their 239-run defeat to England at the Kennington Oval in 2017, South Africa are yet to win an away test match.
After winning the first match of the three-match test series against England by 340 runs, South Africa lost the next match at the Kennington Oval and went on to lose the series after a 177-run loss in the third and the final test match of the series at Old Trafford.
They then travelled to Sri Lanka for a two match test series and lost both of them by 278 runs and 199 runs respectively. Their tour of India in 2019 was a horror story as they were hardly able to compete.
After losing the first test match of the three match affair by 203 runs at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy cricket stadium, the team went on to lose by an innings and 137 runs in the second test match played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune. In the third test match, played at the JSCA International stadium complex in Jharkhand, India registered another victory by an innings.
Their latest test defeat in Asia came against Pakistan. The team lost the first test match by 7 wickets and while they did show some fight in the second test match, they could not close it out and lost the test by 95 runs, after being bowled out in the final innings on day 5.
In all, South Africa have won 56 test matches away from home. While they have lost 74 of their fixtures, 65 away test matches have ended in a draw.
The unwanted record of most consecutive test losses in Asia is held by Bangladesh who lost 18 test matches on the trot between November 2001 and December 2004. West Indies lost 10 consecutive test matches in Asia between November 1997 and October 2002. Australia also lost nine consecutive test matches in Asia between February 2013 and August 2016.