World T20 2016 is almost upon us and there will be 18 Australia v South Africa T20I matches by then. Which team has done better? Aussies are significantly ahead of Proteas as far as twenty20 internationals are concerned, dominating at home and not doing too bad in Africa either. here's a head to head summary.
Aus v SA T20 summary
- Total matches = 18 = Australia 11, South Africa 6, No result 1.
- In Australia = 6 = Australia 5, South Africa 1, No result 0.
- In South Africa = 11 = South Africa 5, Australia 5, No result 1.
- Neutral (Sri Lanka) = 1 = Australia 1, South Africa 0, No result 0.
|Australia v South Africa : T20 head to head : All match results.|
|18th T20||Australia||6 wkts||Cape Town||9 Mar 2016|
|17th T20||Australia||5 wkts||Jo'burg||6 Mar 2016|
|16th T20||South Africa||3 wkts||Durban||4 Mar 2016|
|15th T20||Australia||2 wkts||Sydney||9 Nov 2014|
|14th T20||Australia||7 wkts||Melbourne||7 Nov 2014|
|13th T20||South Africa||7 wkts||Adelaide||5 Nov 2014|
|12th T20||Australia||6 wkts||Centurion||14 Mar 2014|
|11th T20||Australia||5 wkts||Durban||12 Mar 2014|
|10th T20||Rain, no play||---||P' Elizabeth||9 Mar 2014|
|9th T20||Australia||8 wkts||Colombo||30 Sep 2012|
|8th T20||South Africa||3 wkts||Jo'burg||16 Oct 2011|
|7th T20||Australia||5 wkts||Cape Town||13 Oct 2011|
|6th T20||South Africa||17 runs||Centurion||29 Mar 2009|
|5th T20||South Africa||4 wkts||Jo'burg||27 Mar 2009|
|4th T20||Australia||6 wkts||Brisbane||13 Jan 2009|
|3rd T20||South Africa||2 runs||Jo'burg||24 Feb 2006|
|1st T20||Australia||95 runs||Brisbane||9 Jan 2006|
96 by blast from the past, Damien Martyn, remains the highest T20 score between these two countries as no one has yet scored a century. Graeme Smith holds South African record with unbeaten 89, a mark touched by David Warner on his debut.
|Highest scores in Australia v South Africa T20I.|
|Damien Martyn (Australia)||96||56||7||5||Brisbane||9 Jan 2006|
|Graeme Smith (South Africa)||89*||58||11||1||Jo'burg||24 Feb 2006|
|David Warner (Australia)||89||43||7||6||Melbourne||11 Jan 2009|
|David Hussey (Australia)||88*||44||5||6||Jo'burg||27 Mar 2009|
Notice the match on 24th February 2006 where Aussies fell just 2 short of their mountainous chase. A total of exactly 400 runs were made in 40 overs on what was only the 6th T20I overall.
- 209/3 by Australia : at Brisbane on 9 Jan 2006.
- 201/4 by South Africa : at Jo'burg on 24 Feb 2006.
- 199/7 by Australia : at Jo'burg on 24 Feb 2006.
- 182/9 by Australia : at Melbourne on 11 Jan 2009.
- 168/6 by South Africa : at Jo'burg on 27 Mar 2009.
No team has been bowled out for less than three figures yet. South Africa's 101/7 at MCG in 2014 remains the lowest while Australia's poorest is highly respectable 139/8, made at Centurion in year 2009.
Best bowling figures
11 bowlers have taken 3 wicket hauls in Australia v South Africa T20s with Xavier Doherty sitting on top with 3 for 20 at Colombo in 2012. No bowler has taken 4 or more wicket haul, yet.