ICC Cricket World Cup Australia vs South Africa Head to Head Record

Let’s take a look at the ICC Cricket World Cup Australia vs South Africa Head to Head Record.

Five-time winners of the World Cup In the 12 ICC Cricket World Cups that have already taken place, the Australians have only faced The Proteas six times. There have only been four tournament editions in which Australia and South Africa have faced off.

In the head-to-head matchup between Australia and South Africa, the first meeting took place during the 1992 World Cup. Due to weather, the game was truncated to 49 overs per side, and the Australian batters were unable to put on a good performance, managing only 170 runs while losing nine wickets. By winning by 9 wickets, Kepler Wessels (81*), Andrew Hudson (28) and Gary Kirsten (49*) did more than enough to chase down the score.

‘It was quite unfortunate for the Proteas that following such a convincing victory, they never managed to defeat Australia in a World Cup matchup again. In the Super Six round of the 1999 World Cup, they faced up for the second time. Australia won the game by five wickets after chasing down 272 in the final over.

You have just dropped the World Cup, as Steve Waugh famously declared to Herschelle Gibbs during this game. Waugh later refuted saying it. However, it ended up being that way because Australia won the competition despite making a mistake in the semi-final run-chase.

Prior to this mishap, the Proteas just required one run in the final over to win the game, but they managed to run themselves out. Due to their placement in the Super Six points table, Australia advanced to the event Finals despite the game ending in a stalemate.

At the 2007 World Cup, the rivalry between Australia and South Africa persisted. The South African batsmen fell short by 83 runs when they were bowled out for 294 in 48 overs in a league stage match against the Australians, who made a massive total of 377.

In the same tournament’s semifinal, the same batting lineup again struggled against the Australian bowlers. They were dismissed this time for a pitiful score.

The last time they faced off was in the last league game of the 2019 World Cup, where South Africa shocked everyone by upsetting the tournament’s top-ranked Australia by 10 runs.

With only two losses in World Cup cricket versus South Africa, Australia’s records against that nation are largely favourable. Australia had the highest score (377), while the Proteas received the lowest score (149). Australia (83) achieved the largest victory in terms of runs, whereas South Africa (9) achieved the largest victory in terms of wickets.

In recent clash between the South Africa vs Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa defeated Australia by 134 runs.

ICC Cricket World Cup Australia vs South Africa Head to Head Record

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