Australia vs South Africa head to head stats and records ODI 2023

Australia and South Africa will lock horns in the second semi-final of World Cup 2023 on Thursday, November 16. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the contest.

Australia started with two losses, but won six matches in a row to make their way through to the semi-final. Pat Cummins and Co. found themselves in all sorts of trouble against Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium before Glenn Maxwell rescued them with a knock of an unbeaten 201, laced with 21 fours and 10 sixes.

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South Africa, led by Temba Bavuma, have been clinical thus far. Barring the matches against India and the Netherlands, the Proteas have done exceptionally, especially while batting first.

The odds will be against them going into the semi-final. The Proteas are yet to qualify for a World Cup final while the Aussies are five-time world champions. Last time South Africa played in the semis, New Zealand defeated them.

South Africa and Australia met in the World Cup semis back in 1999 and 2007. But both times, it was the Aussies, who got the better of their opponents.

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Australia vs South Africa head to head team ODI records and stats


Matches Played109
Australia Won50
South Africa Won55
No Result1

Australia vs South Africa head to head player stats (ODI)

ODI batting records

Ricky Ponting is the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. The former Australian skipper scored 1879 runs from 48 matches at an average of 39.97 and a strike-rate of 83.14 with two hundreds.

Among the South Africans, Jacques Kallis is on top with 1639 runs from 47 matches at an average of 36.42 and strike-rate of 73.82 with one century.

Most runs

Ricky Ponting (AUS)1879
Jacques Kallis (SA)1639
Jonty Rhodes (SA)1610
Steve Waugh (AUS)1581
Hansie Cronje (SA)1364

Highest Individual score  

Quinton de Kock (SA)178
Herschelle Gibbs (SA)175
Heinrich Klaasen (SA)174
David Warner (AUS)173
Ricky Ponting (AUS)164

Highest average (min 10 innings)

AB de Villiers (SA)59.52
Heinrich Klaasen (SA)59.00
David Miller (SA)54.82
Faf du Plessis (SA)54.00
Hansie Cronje (SA)47.03

Most sixes

Quinton de Kock (SA)26
David Warner (AUS)25
Ricky Ponting (AUS)24
David Miller (SA)23
Mitchell Marsh (AUS)22

Most centuries  

Faf du Plessis (SA)5
David Warner (AUS)5
Quinton de Kock (SA)3
Herschelle Gibbs (SA)3
Michael Bevan (AUS)2
Hansie Cronje (SA)2

ODI bowling records

Shane Warne is the top wicket-taker in ODIs between Australia and South Africa. The leg-spinner has taken 60 wickets from 45 matches with three four-wicket hauls to his name.

Among the Australians, Glenn McGrath holds the top spot with 58 wickets from 41 matches at an economy rate of 3.67.

Most wickets

Shane Warne (AUS)60
Glenn McGrath (AUS)58
Shaun Pollock (SA)55
Dale Steyn (SA)49
Allan Donald (SA)45

Best bowling figures  

Makhaya Ntini (SA)6-22
Lungi Ngidi (SA)6-58
Andy Bichel (AUS)5-19
Nicky Boje (SA)5-21
Morne Morkel (SA)5-21

Best bowling average (min 10 innings)

Craig Matthews (SA)15.20
Brett Lee (AUS)23.65
Glenn McGrath (AUS)23.79
Kagiso Rabada (SA)24.96
Eric Simons (SA)25.42

ODI Wicket-keeping records

Most dismissals (overall)

Adam Gilchrist (AUS)69
Mark Boucher (SA)54
Quinton de Kock (SA)46
David Richardson (SA)44
Ian Healy (AUS)32
Brad Haddin (AUS)20

Most dismissals (single match)

Adam Gilchrist (AUS)6
Mark Boucher (SA)5
Matthew Wade (AUS)5
Ian Healy (AUS)4
Adam Gilchrist (AUS)4 (5 times)

ODI fielding records

Most catches (overall)

Jonty Rhodes (SA)25
Shane Warne (AUS)18
Herschelle Gibbs (SA)17
David Miller (SA)17
Mark Waugh (AUS)16

Most catches (single match)

Rilee Rossouw (SA)4
Kepler Wessels (SA)3
Daryl Cullinan (SA)3
Michael Bevan (AUS)3
Johan Botha (SA)3

Individual ODI records

Most matches

Jonty Rhodes (SA)55
Ricky Ponting (AUS)48
Jacques Kallis (SA)47
Steve Waugh (AUS)47
Shane Warne (AUS)45

Australia vs South Africa: What happened in their last meeting?

South Africa beat Australia by 134 runs when the two teams last met in the league stage of the World Cup 2023 on October 12 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

After being put in to bat first, the Proteas racked up a handsome score of 311 for the loss of seven wickets. Quinton de Kock was their star batter after he scored 109 runs off 106 balls with the help of eight fours and five sixes.

Aiden Markram lent him support with a knock of 56 off 44. Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell picked up two wickets apiece.

Thereafter, the Aussies bowled South Africa out for 177 in 40.5 overs. Marnus Labuschagne scored 46 runs, but he hardly got any support from the top and middle order batters.

Starc and Pat Cummins scored 27 and 22 runs, but they are only to mitigate the damage. Kagiso Rabada picked up three wickets for the Proteas.

AUS vs SA last match scorecard

South Africa

De KockB Maxwell109
BavumaC Warner b Maxwell35
Van der DussenC sub (Abbott) b Zampa26
MarkramC Hazlewood b Cummins56
KlaasenC Inglis b Hazlewood29
MillerB Starc17
JansenC Warner b Starc26
RabadaNot out0
MaharajNot out0
Extraslb 2, w 7, b 413
Total50 overs311/7


MarshC Bavuma b Jansen7
WarnerC van der Dussen b Ngidi13
SmithLbw Rabada19
LabuschagneC Bavuma b Maharaj46
InglisB Rabada5
MaxwellC & B Maharaj3
StoinisC de Kock b Rabada5
StarcC de Kock b Jansen27
CumminsC Miller b Shamsi22
ZampaNot out11
HazlewoodC Rabada b Shamsi2
ExtrasLb 4, nb 2, w 1117
Total40.5 overs177