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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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