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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.


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  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 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.


FormatTestODIT20I
Matches played1536018
England Won64278
South Africa Won34299
England Win %41.83%45.00%44.44%
South Africa Win %22.22%48.33%50%


ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats - Tests


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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.


Matches Played153
England Won64
South Africa Won34
Tied0
Drawn55
England Win %41.83 %
South Africa Win %22.22 %
Draw %35.94 %
First Played OnMarch 1889
Last played OnJanuary 2020

*Last updated in Jan 2020


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 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.


Matches Played63
England Won28
South Africa Won30
Tied1
No Result4
England Win %44.44 %
South Africa Win %47.61 %
First Played OnMarch 1992
Last played OnFeb 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


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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.


Matches Played18
England Won8
South Africa Won9
Tied0
No Result1
England Win %44.44 %
South Africa Win %50 %
First Played OnSeptember 2007
Last played OnFebruary 2020

*Updated after SA vs ENG 3rd T20I, Feb 2020

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