Australia AUS vs RSA South Africa T20 head to head looks at the historical record of these 2 international teams in T20 matches including number of wins, highest and lowest scores and player records in T20 head to head games between Australia AUS and RSA South Africa.
Southern Hemisphere rivals South Africa and Australia have a well established T20 head to head record with several multi-game series hosted across both countries. In T20 World Cup terms the sides have only met once before in the 2011 tournament that was hosted in Sri Lanka with Australia coming out on top in a victory that saw them reach the semi-finals as South Africa crashed out of the Super Eight stage without a win.
Australia and South Africa are due to to reignite their head to head rivalry in the 2021 T20 World Cup with the first match of the Super Twelve stage being played between these 2 sides.
In the early years of T20 series between Australia and South Africa the head to head results were fairly even with both sides winning 4 matches from the initial 8 meetings. However, in recent years the AUS vs RSA fixture has been dominated by Australia who have been particularly successful in T20 matches played in their own back yard. South Africa have not been helped by the decision of many of their star players to prioritise playing in T20 franchise leagues such as the IPL ahead of representing their national team during that time.
Australia vs South Africa T20 head to head records and statistics accurate as of 23 October 2021
Australia vs South Africa T20 head to head player records
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AUS vs RSA T20 head to head record
|AUS Wins||RSA Wins||No result / tie|
AUS vs RSA T20 head to head record by match location
|Location of match||AUS Wins||RSA Wins||No result / tie|
AUS vs RSA T20 head to head record by competition
|Competition type||AUS wins||RSA wins||No result / tie|
|T20 World Cup||2||0||0|
AUS vs RSA recent T20 results
|Venue||Year||Toss||1st innings||2nd innings||Result|
|AUS 97 runs|
|St George’s Park||2020||RSA|
|RSA 12 runs|
|AUS 107 runs|
|RSA 21 runs|
|AUS 6 wickets|
Leading run scorers in Australia vs South Africa T20 matches
|JP Duminy||South Africa||378|
|Q de Kock||South Africa||358|
Leading wicket takers in Australia vs South Africa T20 matches
|RJ Peterson||South Africa||10|
|K Rabada||South Africa||9|
Highest score in an Australia vs South Africa T20 match
The highest score in Australia vs South Africa T20 head to head matches was made in the very first meeting between these 2 teams way back in 2006 with Australia scoring 209 in a game played at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Batting first, Australia got off to a flying start thanks to Damien Martyn who scored 96 of his 120 career T20 international runs in this fixture off just 56 balls while Andrew Symonds, a much more prolific performer in the shortest format, weighed in with 54 from 26 balls.
South Africa’s highest score in T20 matches vs Australia came in 2016 when they scored 204 at the Wanderers. Despite recording their highest total, Australia successfully chased the score.
Lowest score in an Australia vs South Africa T20 match
The lowest score in Australia vs South Africa T20 head to head matches was made by South Africa at the Wanderers in 2020 when they were dismissed for just 89 in pursuit of Australia’s first innings score of 196.
The Proteas lost wickets at regular intervals as Ashton Agar took a hattrick to reduce RSA to 44 for 7 at one point. It was at the time, the 2nd T20 hattrick by an Australian bowler following on from Brett Lee who took the first ever T20 international hattrick back in 2007 vs Bangladesh.
The lowest score by Australia in a T20 match vs South Africa is the 144 they made in a game that took place at he Adelaide Oval in 2014.
Top scores batsmen in Australia vs South Africa T20 fixtures
|HM Amla||South Africa||2016||97|
|GC Smith||South Africa||2006||89|
Best bowling figures in Australia vs South Africa T20 fixtures
|AC Agar||Australia||2020||5 for 24|