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England vs South Africa Head to Head

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


  1. ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats
  2. ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - Tests
  3. ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - ODIs
  4. 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.


England v South Africa - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019


ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats


As of now, the Eng vs SA head to head matches have taken place 224 times and the English team has won 94 matches and the Proteas have won 70 matches. Most of the English victories have come in the Test cricket whereas the South African team has dominated in the ODIs and T20Is.


FormatTestODIT20I
Matches played1496015
England Won61276
South Africa Won33298
England Win %40.93%45.00%40.00%
South Africa Win %22.14%48.33%53.33%


ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - Tests


In the 149 matches played between England and South Africa in the Test format, England cricket team has won 61 matches whereas 33 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.


Matches Played149
England Won61
South Africa Won33
Tied0
Drawn55
England Win %40.93 %
South Africa Win %22.14 %
Draw %36.91 %
First Played OnMarch 1889
Last played OnAugust 2017

*Last updated in Nov 2019


England v South Africa - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019


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 60 ODIs against England so far and have won 29 of them and lost 27. Also, they have played 1 tied match and 3 others have ended in no result. In the last 5 clashes between the two teams, South Africa has won 2 matches while England has won 3 of them.


Matches Played60
England Won27
South Africa Won29
Tied1
No Result3
England Win %45.00 %
South Africa Win %48.33 %
First Played OnMarch 1992
Last played OnMay 2019

*Last updated in Nov 2019


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 15 matches and 6 have been won by England whereas 8 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 5 matches between the two teams, England leads 3-2.


Matches Played15
England Won6
South Africa Won8
Tied0
No Result1
England Win %40.00 %
South Africa Win %53.33 %
First Played OnSeptember 2007
Last played OnJune 2017

*Last updated in Nov 2019

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