ICC World Cup 2023: Australia vs South Africa Head-to-Head Records & Stats In ODIs. The second semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is set to take place between South Africa and Australia at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 16. This encounter marks their third semi-final clash, with the first meeting in 1999 at Edgbaston resulting in a tie, and Australia securing a victory over South Africa in 2007 in Saint Lucia with a seven-wicket margin. South Africa enters the semi-final with an impressive record of seven victories in the tournament, matching Australia’s feat of seven wins in the World Cup.
In their latest match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Proteas successfully chased down a target of 245 with five wickets in hand and 2.3 overs to spare against Afghanistan, showcasing their resilience on a somewhat challenging surface. Contrastingly, Australia accomplished a successful chase of 307 runs with eight wickets in hand and 5.2 overs to spare against Bangladesh. This achievement took place on a batsman-friendly surface at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Australia and South Africa have crossed paths in seven encounters within ICC ODI World Cup tournaments. Among these seven matchups, Australia has emerged victorious in three, while South Africa has celebrated triumph on three occasions. Additionally, one match concluded in a tie. The highest total achieved by Australia stands at 377 runs, while South Africa’s pinnacle score is 325 in their clashes during World Cup events. On the flip side, South Africa recorded their lowest total of 149, whereas Australia’s lowest total in this marquee event was 153.
Australia vs South Africa Head-To-Head Stats & Records In ODI
Total Match Played: 109 matches
South Africa Won: 55 matches
Australia Won: 50 matches
Tied: 3 matches
No Result: 1 matches
Highest Total: 439/8 Total by South Africa
Lowest Total: 69 All Out (South Africa)
Wins Batting First: 33 matches (Australia)
Wins Chasing: 28 matches (South Africa)
Most Runs (All-Time): 1879 runs by Ricky Pointing
Most Runs (Current): 1226 runs by David Warner
Highest Scorer: 178 runs by Quinton de Kock
Most Wickets (All-Time): 60 wickets by Shane Warne
Most Wickets (Current): 29 wickets by Kagiso Rabada
Australia vs South Africa Head-To-Head in ICC World Cup
Total Match Played: 7 matches
Australia Won: 3 matches
South Africa Won: 3 matches
Tied: 1 match
Highest Total: 377 runs by Australia
Lowest Total: 149 runs by South Africa
SA vs AUS Semifinal Pitch Report
Traditionally, the wicket at Eden Gardens is known for being favourable to batsmen. The pitches here are commonly constructed using black cotton soil, contributing to consistent bounce and creating favourable conditions for batting. Nevertheless, as the game advances, the pitch tends to slow down, potentially providing an advantage to spin bowlers.
South Africa Squad For Semi-final Match
Gerald Coetzee, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Marco Jansen, Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo.
Australia Squad For Semi-final Match
Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Adam Zampa.