List of South Africa Twenty20 International cricket records

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This is a list of South Africa T20 International cricket records, that is record team and individual performances in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket. Records for Twenty20 International cricket are at List of Twenty20 International records. This list is based on the List of T20 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 T20I cricket
* Player remained not out or partnership remained unbroken
World record
Date Starting date of the T20I 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 T20I cricket
Player The player involved in the record
Venue Twenty20 International cricket ground where the match was played
ICC T20I Championship
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  New Zealand 20 2635 132
2  India 22 2894 132
3  West Indies 18 2192 122
4  South Africa 23 2734 119
5  England 20 2279 114
6  Australia 19 2099 110
7  Pakistan 28 2924 104
8  Sri Lanka 25 2444 98
9  Afghanistan 22 1725 78
10  Bangladesh 23 1708 74
11  Netherlands 10 667 67
12  Zimbabwe 19 1105 58
13  Scotland 11 622 57
14  United Arab Emirates 14 757 54
15  Ireland 11 526 48
16  Oman 12 442 37
17  Hong Kong 15 440 29
Insufficient matches
 Papua New Guinea 5 44
Reference: ICC Rankings, 4 May 2016
"Matches" is the number of matches played in the 12-24 months since the May before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Team records

Team wins, losses, and ties

Matches played (total)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No result  % Won
 South Africa 82 49 32 0 1 60.49
Note: Win percentage excludes no result matches and counts ties as half wins i.e. [won÷(matches - noresult)×100].

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Matches played (by country)

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No result  % Won
 West Indies 9 6 3 0 0 66.66
 Australia 14 5 9 1 0 35.71
 Pakistan 11 6 5 0 0 54.54
 Sri Lanka 5 3 2 0 1 60.00
 India 10 4 6 0 0 40.00
 England 9 5 3 0 1 62.50
 Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100.00
 Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100.00
 New Zealand 14 10 4 0 0 71.42
 Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Team scoring records

Highest Team Totals

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 241-6 (20 overs)  England Centurion 15 November 2009
2 231-6 (20 overs)  West Indies Johannesburg 11 January 2015
3 219-5 (20 overs)  India Johannesburg 30 March 2012
4 211-5 (20 overs)  Scotland London 7 June 2009
5 208-2 (17.4 overs)  West Indies Johannesburg 11 September 2007
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Lowest Team Totals

Rank Score Opponent Venue Season
1 100 (12.2 overs)  Pakistan Centurion 3 March 2013
2 101/7 (20 overs)  Australia Melbourne 7 November 2014
3 114 (18.3 overs)  Australia Brisbane 9 January 2006
4 115/6 (20 overs)  Sri Lanka Colombo 2 August 2013
5 116/9 (20 overs)  India Durban 20 September 2007
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Individual records

Individual records (batting)

Highest individual score

Rank Runs Player Opponent Venue Date
1 119 Faf du Plessis  West Indies Johannesburg 11 January 2015
2 117* Richard Levi  New Zealand Hamilton 19 February 2012
3 114* Morne van Wyk  West Indies Durban 14 January 2015
4 96* JP Duminy  Zimbabwe Kimberley 10 October 2010
5 94 Loots Bosman  England Centurion 15 November 2015
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Most career runs

Rank Runs Average Strike rate Player Matches Period
1 1,528 38.20 122.53 JP Duminy 63 2007-Pre.
2 1,167 22.88 125.88 AB de Villiers 63 2006-Pre.
3 982 31.67 127.53 Graeme Smith 33 2005-Pre.
4 825 39.28 134.80 Faf du Plessis 26 2012-Pre.
5 700 25.00 122.59 Hashim Amla 30 2009–Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Highest strike rates

Rank Strike Rate Player Period
1 250.00 Rory Kleinveldt 2008–2013.
2 166.66 Roger Telemachus 2006-2007.
3 154.54 Imran Tahir 2013–Pre.
4 152.38 Rusty Theron 2010–2012.
5 150.54 Rilee Rossouw 2014-Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Career Centuries

Rank Centuries Player Period
1 1 Richard Levi 2012-Pre.
2 1 Faf du Plessis 2012-Pre.
3 1 Morne van Wyk 2015-Pre.
Source: []. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Most career half-centuries

Rank 50s Player Period
1 8 JP Duminy 2007-Pre.
2 6 Faf du Plessis 2012-Pre.
3 6 AB de Villiers 2006-Pre.
4 5 Jacques Kallis 2005–2012.
5 5 Graeme Smith 2005–2011.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Most Ducks

Rank Ducks Player Period
1 6 JP Duminy 2007–Pre.
2 4 Herschelle Gibbs 2005-2010.
3 4 AB de Villiers 2006–Pre.
4 3 Shaun Pollock 2005–2008
5 3 Richard Levi 2012–2012.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Individual records (bowling)

Most Career Wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average Period
1 55 Dale Steyn 38 15.98 2007–Pre.
2 45 Morne Morkel 39 22.71 2007-Pre.
3 38 Wayne Parnell 35 23.44 2009–Pre.
4 37 Johan Botha 40 22.24 2006–2012.
5 27 Imran Tahir 18 15.77 2013–Pre.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Best Bowling Figures

Rank Bowling Player Opposition Ground Date
1 5/19 Ryan McLaren  West Indies North Sound 19 May 2010
2 5/23 David Wiese  West Indies Durban 14 January 2015
3 4/9 Dale Steyn  West Indies Port Elizabeth 16 December 2007
4 4/13 Wayne Parnell  West Indies London 13 June 2009
5 4/15 Jacques Kallis  Zimbabwe Hambantota 20 September 2012
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Individual records (other)

Most Catches taken

Rank Catches Player Period
1 37 AB de Villiers 2006-Pre.
2 28 JP Duminy 2007-Pre.
3 23 David Miller 2010–Pre.
4 18 Graeme Smith 2005-2011.
5 17 Johan Botha 2006-2012.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

Most wins as a captain

Rank Won Matches Player Win %
1 18 27 Graeme Smith 66.66
2 13 22 Faf du Plessis 59.09
3 8 11 Johan Botha 72.72
4 7 15 AB de Villiers 50.00
5 1 1 Justin Ontong 100.00
6 1 2 Hashim Amla 50.00
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016.

♣ denote current captain.

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships

Partnership Runs Players Opponent Venue Date
1st wicket 170 Graeme Smith & Loots Bosman  England Centurion 15 December 2009
2nd wicket 129 Quinton de Kock† & Rilee Rossouw  Australia Adelaide 5 November 2014
3rd wicket 133* Richard Levi† & AB de Villiers  New Zealand Hamilton 19 February 2012
4th wicket 105* JP Duminy† & Farhaan Behardien  India Dharamsala 2 October 2015
5th wicket 66 Faf du Plessis† & Farhaan Behardien  West Indies Johannesburg 11 January 2015
6th wicket 69 Mark Boucher & Albie Morkel  India Durban 20 September 2007
7th wicket 57* Shaun Pollock & Albie Morkel  West Indies Johannesburg 18 January 2008
8th wicket♠ 64* Wayne Parnell† & Rusty Theron  Australia Johannesburg 16 October 2011
9th wicket 21 Johan Botha & Dale Steyn  West Indies Port Elizabeth 16 December 2007
10th wicket 10* Imran Tahir† & Lonwabo Tsotsobe  Netherlands Chittagong 27 March 2014
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2016

See also

References