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South Africa vs New Zealand: World Cup records

 South Africa vs New Zealand
  • The two teams have played 5 matches against each other in ICC Cricket World Cups.  South Africa has won two while New Zealand has managed to win 3 matches.
  • The two teams first met in 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup Group match in which South African team were restricted to 190 runs in 50 overs.  New Zealand easily won that match by 7 wickets.
  • In world cup matches of 1996 and 1999, South Africa won matches against New Zealand cricket team convincingly due to their superior bowling and batting. But since 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, Kiwis have been on the upper hand.
  • Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Stephen Fleming of New Zealand scored centuries in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup Super-Eight match, the match was eventually won by New Zealand.
  • There haven’t been any notable bowling performances by both sides. This is more evident from the fact that neither of the two teams have been bowled out by each other in world cup matches.
  • AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Robin Peterson and Scott Styris are the veteran players from 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Although both these teams have performed well in world cup cricket tournaments, none of them has ever won a Cricket World cup so far. 

In general, it is perceived that South Africa is a better cricket team than New Zealand. There is one problem with the South African team which they have never been able to over come. In the knock out stages of world cup, they suddenly choke, and loose some match which by no means is difficult for them to win. Their batting collapses suddenly and they cannot turn the table again. New Zealand scored only 221. South Africa had a strong batting unit. Still, they collapsed and were all out for 172 runs in total. New Zealand won by 49 runs and marched into the semi final.

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World Cup records: England vs South Africa cricket teams

South Africa vs England
  • These two teams have played 5 matches against each other. England won 2 while South Africa has won 3 matches.
  • In 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup, English cricket team dominated South Africa but since 1996 Wills World Cup South African cricket team has been defeating England convincingly.
  • The two teams met in the semi-final of 1992 World cup which South Africa lost due to the controversial ‘rain-rule’ of that time.
  • South Africa has bowled out England in the last three matches played between the two countries in a world cup. South African cricket team has also managed to restrict England under 200 in these matches.
  • South African bowlers Allan Donald and Andrew Hall have taken key wickets of English batsmen. Andrew Hall picked up 5/18 in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Players from neither countries have been able to score a century against each other in a world cup. The highest individual score is 89 by Graeme Smith of South Africa.
  • Jacques Kallis of South African cricket team completed his 9000th ODI run in a world cup match against England in 2007.
  • England cricket team has not played any match against South African cricket team in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Both these teams play some great cricket so it is always rewarding to watch their matches. 

 In Cricket world cup 2011, South African team once again choked and England cricket team was able to defeat them. It was a low scoring game. England could only manage 171. Fifties by Trott and Bopara led England cricket team to 171 total. They were unable to play complete 50 overs. In response to this poor batting display by England, South African cricket team choked despite the low target and reasonable opening partnership. Stuart Broad took 4/15 in 6.4 overs to wind it all up for South African Cricket team. James Anderson took 2 wickets off 16 runs. Combined effort of pace attack of England led England to a memorable victory in world cup matches.

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