List of South Africa One Day International cricket records

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This is a List of South Africa One-Day International cricket records, that is record team and individual performances in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Records for Test cricket are at List of Test cricket records. This list is based on the List of One-Day International cricket records.

Key

The top five to seven records are listed for each category, except in "team wins, losses, and draws" and "highest wicket partnerships". Tied records for the fifth place are listed as well. Explanations of the general symbols and cricketing terms used in the list are given below. Specific details are provided in each category where appropriate.

Symbol Meaning
Player is currently active in ODI cricket
* Player remained not out or partnership remained unbroken
World record
Date Date of the match
Innings Number of innings played
Matches Number of matches played
Opponent The team South Africa was playing against
Period The time period when the player was active in ODI cricket
Player The player involved in the record
Venue One Day International cricket ground where the match was played
Reliance ICC ODI Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 45 5733 127
2  India 57 6457 114
3  South Africa 57 6362 112
4  New Zealand 52 5767 111
5  Sri Lanka 67 6956 104
6  England 56 5639 101
7  Bangladesh 37 3571 97
8  Pakistan 57 4983 87
9  West Indies 38 3256 86
10  Afghanistan 25 1185 47
11  Ireland 15 683 46
12  Zimbabwe 55 2466 45
Reference: ICC Rankings, 12 January 2016

Team records

Team wins, losses, and ties

Matches played (by country)

Opponent 1st ODI Matches Won Lost Tied No result  % Won
 Australia 1992 88 46 39 3 0 46.02
 Bangladesh 2002 17 18 3 0 0 82.35
 Canada 2003 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 England 1992 51 25 22 1 3 53.12
 India 1991 73 43 27 0 3 61.42
 Ireland 2007 4 4 0 0 0 100.00
 Kenya 1996 10 10 0 0 0 100.00
 Netherlands 1996 4 4 0 0 0 100.00
 New Zealand 1992 65 38 22 0 5 63.33
 Pakistan 1992 72 47 24 0 1 66.19
 Scotland 2007 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 Sri Lanka 1992 60 29 29 1 1 50.00
 United Arab Emirates 1996 2 2 0 0 0 100.00
 West Indies 1992 58 43 13 1 1 76.31
 Zimbabwe 1992 38 35 2 0 1 94.59
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Team scoring records

Highest runs in an inning

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 439-2 (50 overs)  West Indies Johannesburg 18 January 2015
2 438-9 (49.5 overs)  Australia Johannesburg 12 March 2006
3 438-4 (50 overs)  India Mumbai 25 October 2015
4 418-5 (44 overs)  Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 September 2006
5 411-4 (50 overs)  Ireland Canberra 3 March 2015
6 408-5 (50 overs)  West Indies Sydney 27 February 2015
7 399-6 (50 overs)  Zimbabwe Benoni 22 October 2010
8 392/6 (50 overs)  Pakistan Centurion 4 February 2007
9 365-2 (50 overs)  India Ahmedabad 27 February 2007
10 363-3 (50 overs)  Zimbabwe Bulawayo 23 September 2001
11 361-5 (42 overs)  West Indies Centurion 28 January 2015
12 358-4 (50 overs)  Bangladesh Benoni 9 November 2008
12 358-4 (50 overs)  India Johannesburg 5 December 2013
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Lowest runs in an inning

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 69 (28 overs)  Australia Sydney 14 December 1993
2 83 (23 overs)  England Nottingham 26 August 2008
3 101 (26.5 overs)  Pakistan Sharjah 28 March 2000
4 106 (38.3 overs)  Australia Sydney 22 January 2002
5 107 (32.1 overs)  England London 12 July 2003
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Highest match aggregate

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 872-13 (99.5 overs)  Australia Johannesburg 12 March 2006
2 730-9 (100 overs)  West Indies Johannesburg 18 January 2015
3 671-16 (98 overs)  Australia Basseterre 24 March 2007
4 665-19 (100 overs)  Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 September 2006
5 656-10 (99.1 overs)  Australia Port Elizabeth 6 April 2002
Note: teams are shown in batting order.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Lowest match aggregates

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 168-10 (37.1 overs)  England Nottingham 26 August 2008
2 187-11 (49.2 overs)  Bangladesh Birmingham 12 September 2004
3 211-15 (62.3 overs)  Sri Lanka Bloemfontein 19 April 1998
4 213-12 (57.1 overs)  Australia Sydney 22 January 2002
5 217-10 (47.1 overs)  Bangladesh Bloemfontein 22 February 2003
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Individual records

Individual records (batting)

Highest individual score

Rank Runs Player Opponent Venue Date
1 188* Gary Kirsten  United Arab Emirates Rawalpindi 16 February 1996
2 175 Herschelle Gibbs  Australia Johannesburg 12 March 2006
3 169* Dave Callaghan  New Zealand Centurion 11 December 1994
4 162 AB de Villiers  West Indies Sydney 27 February 2015
5 161 Andrew Hudson  Netherlands Rawalpindi 5 March 1996
6 159 Hashim Amla  Ireland Canberra 3 March 2015
7 153* Hashim Amla  West Indies Johannesburg 18 January 2015
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Most career runs

Rank Runs Average Strike Rate Player Matches Innings Period
1 11,550 45.11 73.13 Jacques Kallis 323 309 1996-2014.
2 8,094 36.13 83.26 Herschelle Gibbs 248 240 1996-2010.
3 8,018 54.54 99.71 AB de Villiers 187 179 2005-Pre.
4 6,989 38.19 80.86 Graeme Smith 196 193 2002-2013.
5 6,798 40.95 72.04 Gary Kirsten 185 185 1993-2003.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Highest career averages

Rank Average Player Matches Innings Period
1 54.54 AB de Villiers 187 179 2005-Pre.
2 53.81 Hashim Amla 123 120 2008-Pre.
3 45.11 Jacques Kallis 323 309 1996-2014.
4 44.00 Boeta Dippenaar 101 89 1999-2006
5 41.10 Lance Klusener 171 137 1996-2004
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Best strike rates

Rank Strike Rate Player Period
1 101.33 Albie Morkel 2004-Pre.
2 100.29 AB de Villiers 2005-Pre.
3 100.22 David Miller 2010-Pre.
4 100.16 Farhaan Behardien 2013-Pre.
5 94.83 Rilee Rossouw 2014-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Most career centuries

Rank Centuries Player Period
1 23 AB de Villiers 2005-Pre.
2 21 Hashim Amla 2008-Pre.
3 21 Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2010.
4 17 Jacques Kallis 1996-2014.
5 13 Gary Kirsten 1993-2003.
6 10 Graeme Smith 2002-2003.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 22 October 2015.

Most career half-centuries

Rank Half-Centuries Player Period
1 86 Jacques Kallis 1996-2014.
2 47 Graeme Smith 2002-2013.
3 46 AB de Villiers 2005-Pre.
4 39 Hanse Cronje 1992-2000.
5 37 Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2010.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Most Ducks

Rank Ducks Player Period
1 22 Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2010.
2 20 Shaun Pollock 1996-2008.
3 17 Jacques Kallis 1996-2014.
4 16 Mark Boucher 1998-2011.
5 13 Lance Klusener 1996-2004.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Individual records (bowling)

Most Career Wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average Period
1 387 Shaun Pollock 294 24.31 1996-2008.
2 272 Alan Donald 164 21.78 1991-2003.
3 269 Jacques Kallis 323 31.85 1996-2004.
4 265 Makhaya Ntini 172 24.53 1998-2009.
5 192 Lance Klusener 171 29.95 1996-2004.
6 167 Dale Steyn 107 25.94 2006-Pre.
7 164 Morne Morkel 99 24.48 2007-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Best Bowling Figures

Rank Bowling Player Opposition Ground Date
1 6/16 Kagiso Rabada  Bangladesh Dhaka 10 July 2015
2 6/22 Makhaya Ntini  Australia Cape Town 3 March 2006
3 6/23 Alan Donald  Kenya Nairobi 3 October 1996
4 6/35 Shaun Pollock  West Indies East London 24 January 1999
5 6/39 Dale Steyn  Pakistan Port Elizabeth 27 November 2013
6 6/49 Lance Klusener  Sri Lanka Lahore 6 November 1997
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Highest career averages

Rank Average Player Matches Maidens Period
1 21.78 Alan Donald 164 101 1991-2003.
2 21.82 Imran Tahir 46 20 2011-Pre.
3 24.31 Shaun Pollock 294 308 1996-2008.
4 24.48 Morne Morkel 99 40 2007-Pre.
5 24.53 Makhaya Ntini 172 123 1998-2009.
6 24.96 Lonwabo Tsotsobe 61 44 2009-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Best economy rates

Rank Economy Rate Player Period
1 3.57 Fanie de Villiers 1992-1997.
2 3.65 Shaun Pollock 1996-2008.
3 3.94 Craig Matthews 1991-1997.
4 4.15 Pat Symcox 1993-1999.
5 4.15 Alan Donald 1991-2003.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Most Five-wicket Hauls

Rank 5-wicket hauls Player Period
1 6 Lance Klusener 1996-2004.
2 5 Shaun Pollock 1996-2008.
3 4 Makhaya Ntini 1998-2009.
4 3 Dale Steyn 2006-Pre.
5 2 Wayne Parnell 2009-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Individual records (wicket-keeping)

Most dismissals (catches plus stumpings) in ODI career

Rank Dismissals Catches Stumps Player Period
1 415 394 21 Mark Boucher 1998-2011.
2 165 148 17 David Richardson 1991-1998.
3 97 92 5 AB de Villiers 2005–Pre.
4 76 73 3 Quinton de Kock†♣ 2013-Pre.
5 10 9 1 Morne van Wyk 2003-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

♣ - denote current wicket-keeper.

Individual records (other)

Most matches played

Rank Matches Player Period
1 323 Jacques Kallis 1996-2014.
2 294 Shaun Pollock 1996-2008.
3 290 Mark Boucher 1998-2011.
4 248 Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2010.
5 245 Jonty Rhodes 1992-2003.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

Most wins as a captain

Rank Won Matches Player Win%
1 99 138 Hanse Cronje 73.70
2 92 149 Graeme Smith 64.23
3 59 92 Shaun Pollock 66.48
4 42 73 AB de Villiers†♣ 60.71
5 20 52 Kepler Wessels 40.00
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

♣ - denotes current captain.

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships

Partnership Runs Players Opponent Venue Date
1st wicket 247 Hashim Amla† & Rilee Rossouw  West Indies Johannesburg 2015
2nd wicket 247 Hashim Amla† & Faf du Plessis  Ireland Canberra 2015
3rd wicket 247 Hashim Amla† & Rilee Rossouw  West Indies Centurion 2015
4th wicket 232 Daryl Cullinan & Jonty Rhodes  Pakistan Nairobi 1996
5th wicket 256* David Miller† & JP Duminy  Zimbabwe Hamilton 2015
6th wicket 137 Hanse Cronje & Shaun Pollock  Zimbabwe Johannesburg 1997
7th wicket 114 Mark Boucher & Lance Klusener  India Nagpur 2000
8th wicket 138* Justin Kemp & Andrew Hall  India Cape Town 2006
9th wicket 95 David Miller† & Rory Kleinveldt  England London 2013
10th wicket 68* Albie Morkel† & Makhaya Ntini  New Zealand Napier 2004
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 October 2015.

See also

References