T20 Internationals: Batting and Bowling Record of South Africa

AB de Villiers (39) and Albie Morkel (38) have played the maximum matches for South Africa in T20 internationals. Hashim Amla has played 10 matches and scored 198 runs. Here is the batting, bowling and team record for and against South Africa.

T20 World Cup 2012: Schedule and Results
South African Performance in Three World Cups
Best Partnerships For and Against South Africa in T20

Highest Scorers

    982 Graeme Smith (33 innings)
    846 Duminy (35 innings of 37 matches)
    693 AB de Villiers (38 innings of 39 matches)
    642 Kallis (20 innings)

50s and 6s
Richard Levi (117* vs New Zealand, 2012) is the only South Africa with a T20 century. South Africans have hit 27 half-centuries, three of them toching 90s.

    5 half-centuries Smith and Kallis
    33 sixes Albie MOrkel
    26 Duminy, Graeme Smith

Bowling Records
Highest Wickettaker

    36 Botha (34 innings of 35 matches)
    34 Morne Morkel (24 matches)
    31 Steyn (23 matches)
    20 Albie Morkel ((36 innings of 38 matches)

Most Economical

    6.24 Botha
    6.27 Tsotsobe (11 matches)
    6.67 Steyn

Worst Economy

    9.31 Ntini (10 matches)
    8.07 Theron (9 matches)
    8.04 Peterson (10 innings of 12 matches)

Best Bowling
Besides single 5-wicket performance, on 7 occasions they have taken 4 wickets. Morne Morkel have done it twice. Langeveldt and Theron have also taken 4 wickets in a match.

    5/19 McLaren vs West Indies, 2010
    4/9 Steyn
    4/13 Parnell
    4/15 Kallis (2012)
    4/17 Morne Morkel

Most Expensive

    1/52 Pollock vs WI, 2007
    0/50 Steyn vs England, 2010
    2/48 Kleinveldt vs India, 2010
    0/46 Ntini vs India, 2011

Maiden
7 maidens have been bowled by South Africans.

    3 Morne Morkel
    2 Albie Morkel
    1 Pollock, Kallis (2012)

Team Records
Highest Team Scores
South Africa has crossed 200-run mark on 5 occasions.

    241/6 vs Eng, 2009
    219/4 vs India, 2012
    211/5 vs Scotland, 2009
    208/2 vs West Indies, 2007
    201/4 vs Australia, 2006

Lowest Team Scores

    114 vs Australia, 2006

Biggest Victory

    130 runs vs Scotland, 2009
    10 wickets vs Pakistan, 2007
    51 balls vs Pakistan, 2007

Highest Total vs South Africa

    205/6 WI, 2007
    186/5 India, 2010

Lowest Total vs South Africa

    80 Afghanistan, 2010
    81 Scotland, 2009
    93/8 Zimbabwe (20 overs), 2012

Narrowest Victory by Runs
2 run vs Australia, 2006
1 run vs New Zealand, 2009
1 run vs West Indies, 2010
3 wickets vs New Zealand, 2007
3 Wickets vs Australia, 2011
1 ball remaining vs New Zealand, 2007

Losses Statistics
South Africa has faced all the 5 losses in T20 World Cup while chasing the target.

    7 runs by Pakistan, 2009

Most Successful Batsmen vs South Africa
50s

    Highest Aggregate

      122 Gayle (2 innings)
      104 Raina (2 innings)
      101 Brendum McCullum (3 innings)

    High Scores
    2 centuries and 6 half-centuries are scored against South Africa in three World Cups.

      117 Gayle (WI), 2007 WC
      101 Raina (Ind), 2010

    Most Sixes

      10 Gayle (all hit in one inning)
      5 Raina

    Best Average

      79.00 Rohit Sharma (2 innings)
      61.00 Gayle
      52.00 Raina

    Bowling Records vs South Africa
    Highest Wickets

      6 Broad (Eng) in 3 innings
      5 RP Singh (Ind) and Saeed Ajmal (Pak) in 2 innings each

    Most Economic

      5.66 RP Singh (in 6 overs)
      6.12 Saeed Ajmal (In 8 overs)

    Maiden

      1 Mark Gillespie (New Zealand)
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