South Africa is one of the few countries to have started off with cricket in the 19th century itself and is one of the oldest opponents of the founders of Cricket, England. The English team and the Proteas have a long history of 130 years when it comes to cricket.
Table of Contents
- ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats
- ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - Tests
- ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - ODIs
- ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - T20Is
On taking a look at the England vs South Africa Head to Head stats, the English team seems to be the better team in Test format. However, when it comes to the matches of limited-overs, they don't stand a chance against the Proteas despite the Proteas having faced a suspension until 1992.
ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats
As of now, the ENG vs SA head to head matches have taken place 228 times and the English team has won 97 matches and the Proteas have won 71 matches. Most of the English victories have come in the Test cricket whereas the South African team has dominated in the ODIs and T20Is.
|South Africa Won||34||29||9|
|England Win %||41.83%||45.00%||44.44%|
|South Africa Win %||22.22%||48.33%||50%|
ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - Tests
In the 153 matches played between England and South Africa in the Test format, England cricket team has won 64 matches whereas 34 matches have been won by South Africa. It took the Proteas only 17 years to make a team strong enough to defeat the English team and they recorded their first victory in 1906.
The two teams have played 55 draw matches and none of the matches has been tied so far in this format of the game. In the last 5 matches, the English team has shown better performance and leads 3-2, which is a nominal margin.
|South Africa Won||34|
|England Win %||41.83 %|
|South Africa Win %||22.22 %|
|Draw %||35.94 %|
|First Played On||March 1889|
|Last played On||January 2020|
*Last updated in Jan 2020
ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - ODIs
South Africa cricket team entered the Global ODI cricket in 1992 and faced England as its first opponent. It took South Africa only 5 matches to record its first ODI victory and since then, they have been a tough nut to crack by the English. Going by the stats, the Proteas have played 63 ODIs against England so far and have won 30 of them and lost 28. Also, they have played 1 tied match and 4 others have ended in no result. In the last 5 clashes between the two teams, South Africa has won 3 matches while England has won 4 of them.
|South Africa Won||30|
|England Win %||44.44 %|
|South Africa Win %||47.61 %|
|First Played On||March 1992|
|Last played On||Feb 2020|
*Updated after SA vs ENG 3rd ODI, Feb 2020
Also see - South Africa vs England Schedule
ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - T20Is
South Africa did start off with a victory against England in T20I format and has managed to prove itself to be the better team in the shortest format of the game. The English and the Proteas have faced each other in 18 matches and 8 have been won by England whereas 9 have been won by South Africa. Only one match has ended in a no contest and the teams are yet to play a tied match. In the last 3 matches between the two teams, England leads 2-1.
|South Africa Won||9|
|England Win %||44.44 %|
|South Africa Win %||50 %|
|First Played On||September 2007|
|Last played On||February 2020|
*Updated after SA vs ENG 3rd T20I, Feb 2020