South Africa versus Australia – Head to head stats

Matches played

83 – Australia won 42 and SA 38 with three ties


It is almost impossible to find a boring match between Australia and South Africa, with pride at stake, Friday November 14 will not be an exception.

As an indication of what to expect, here are the highlights of the match most Australians would like to forget

Highest team scores

438-9 South Africa, Johannesburg 2006

434-4 Australia, Johannesburg 2006

377-6 Australia, Basseterre 2007

344-6 Australia, Sydney 2006

330-7 Australia, Port Elizabeth 2002

328-3 South Africa, Harare 2014


Lowest team scores

69 South Africa, Sydney 1993

93 Australia, Cape Town, 2006

106 South Africa, Sydney 2002

123 South Africa, Wellington 2005

125 Australia, Melbourne 1997


Biggest wins (by runs)

196 South Africa, Cape Town 2006

141 Australia, Durban 2009

Makhaya and Boucher


Biggest wins (by wickets)

9 South Africa, Sydney 1992

8 South Africa, Guwahati, 1996

8 Australia, Sydney 2002

8 Australia, April 2002


Biggest wins (by balls remaining in second innings)

188 Australia, Sydney 2002

153 Australia, Cape Town 2000

142 South Africa, Centurion 2009

Most runs between the two sides

1879 Ricky Ponting (Aus)

1639 Jacques Kallis (SA)

1610 Jonty Rhodes (SA)

1581 Steve Waugh (Aus)

1364 Hansie Cronje (SA)

1324 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)

1167 Gary Kirsten (SA)

1163 Michael Bevan (Aus)

1127 Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

1111 Mark Waugh (Aus)

918 AB de Villiers (SA)


3 Magical Shane Warne Wickets, 1999 World Cup

Most wickets between the two sides

60 Shane Warne (Aus)

58 Glenn McGrath (Aus)

55 Shaun Pollock (SA)

45 Allan Donald (SA)

40 Brett Lee (Aus)

38 Makhaya Ntini (SA)

34 Paul Reiffel (Aus)

33 Jacques Kallis (SA)

30 Dale Steyn (SA)

Most wicketkeeper dismissals

44 Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

40 Mark Boucher (SA)

37 Dave Richardson (SA)

23 Ian Healy (Aus)

17 Brad Haddin (Aus)

3 Quinton de Kock (SA)

Top 10 Jonty Rhodes Catches Must Watch

Most catches

25 Jonty Rhodes (SA)

18 Shane Warne (Aus)

17 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)

16 Mark Waugh (Aus)

15 Mike Hussey (Aus)

14 Gary Kirsten (SA), Jacques Kallis (SA), Steve Waugh (Aus)

13 Johan Botha (SA), Daryll Cullinan (SA), Hansie Cronje (SA)

12 Michael Bevan (Aus), Shaun Pollock (Aus)

11 JP Duminy (SA), Ab de Villiers (SA), Michael Clarke (Aus), Ricky Ponting (Aus)


Highest partnerships (by wicket)

Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden

1st: 170 – Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (Aus, 2002)

2nd: 187 – Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs (SA, 2006)

3rd: 206 – Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers (SA, 2014)

4th: 222 – Michael Bevan and Steve Waugh (Aus, 2000)

5th: 134 – Hansie Cronje and Jonty Rhodes (SA, 1998)

6th: 119 – AB de Villiers and Shaun Pollock (SA, 2006)

7th: 123 – Mike Hussey and Brett Lee (Aus, 2006)

8th: 119 – Paul Reiffel and Shane Warne (Aus, 1994)

9th: 71 – James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc (Aus, 2014)

10th: 45 – Michael Bevan and Adam Dale (Aus, 1997)


Most matches

55 Jonty Rhodes (SA)

48 Ricky Ponting (Aus)

47 Jacques Kallis (SA), Steve Waugh (Aus)

45 Shane Warne (Aus)

44 Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

42 Shaun Pollock (SA), Mark Waugh (Aus)

41 Glenn McGrath (Aus)

40 Mark Boucher (SA)

Current: 21 Michael Clarke (Aus)

19 AB de Villiers (SA)


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