South Africa vs Australia

The Australian National Cricket Team’s tour to South Africa in the 2017/18 season took place from 1 March to 3 April 2018. The international cricket tour was part of the international cricket season 2017/18 and included four tests. South Africa won the series 3-1.

Australia cricket team is Australia’s national cricket team.

Australia’s national cricket team represents Australia’s country in international cricket. It is the oldest team in the history of Test cricket to be played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays one-day international cricket and Twenty-20 International, the season of 1970-71 and the first in the 2004-05 season Both the game win wins against New Zealand against England, who took part in both the first Twenty20 internationals. The team draws its players from the sports teams in Australian domestic competitions – Sheffield Shield, Australian domestic limited overs cricket tournament and Big Bash League.

National teams have played 788 Test matches, 372 wins, 208 losses, 206 draws and 2 tie.Oustralia number one team overall, in terms of overall victory in Test cricket, the ratio of win-loss is ranked and wins the percentage. As of 28 February 2016 Read More, Australia is at first position in 112 ratings points on the ICC Test Championship.

The Australian cricket team has played 871 ODIs, 539 wins, 292 losing, 9 tie and ended with no result in 31. They currently lead the ICC ODI Championship, having played 161 to 130 Do so for months Australia has made it to the final of a record seven World Cup appearances (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015) and won a record five times in the World Cup total; 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Australia’s first team, West Indies (1975, 1979 and 1983) to win 3 of their four consecutive World Cup finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) and the first team consistently records the long record of three World Cup appearances consistently World Cup (1999, 2003, and 2007). It is also the second team to win the World Cup (2015) on home soil, after India (2011).

In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, where Pakistan beat them by 4 wickets, 34 consecutive World Cups were undefeated. Australia has also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice – in 2006 and in 2009 – making them the first and only team to return to the winners in the Champions Trophy tournament. The team has also played 88 T20 Internationals, winning 44, Los 41, Tie 2 and 1 no result 2010 with the end of the ICC World Twenty20, which they finally lost in England’s final.

As of 24 February 2016, the Australian cricket team is in first place and in test matches, in ODIs and by the ICC in T20E, first and eighth.

South African national cricket team (nicknamed Proteas (South Africa’s national flower, king protea)) is the team that makes South Africa’s international cricket matches. This team is managed by Cricket South Africa. She is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in South Africa and is in Test and ODI (English for One Day International) status.

November 7, 2016 South Africa 403 played Test match, won 147 times and lost 134 times. Played 348 times, lost 194 times, 6 draws and 16 of them have not finished. Finally, played 91 times Twenty20 International, won 54 times, lost 36 times and one did not result.

On August 20, 2012, it was first in the test cricket. After 8 days, on 28 August 2012, this team was the top of the cricket in three formats. South Africa has participated in the Cricket World Cup seven times, and once (2003) has hosted this world cup.

South Africa is the fifth in the Test as of January 29, 2016, second in the ODI and third in the Twenty20


Australia previously denied a three-nation tournament with England and New Zealand, while South Africa played a tour against India. The last tour of the two teams against each other took place in the season 2016/17 in Australia.


Australian National Cricket Team in South Africa in season 2017/18 (South Africa)
  • Durban (SSK)
  • Durban (SSK)
  • Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Port Elizabeth

The following stadiums were planned for the tour as a venue.

Stadium City Capacity games

  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban 25,000 1st Test
  • Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg 34,000 4th Test
  • Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town 25,000 3rd Test
  • Sahara Oval St. George’s Port Elizabeth 19,000 2nd Test

Squad lists

Australia named its squad on January 22, 2018. South Africa named its squad on February 24, 2018.

  • Faf du Plessis (K)
  • Dean Elgar (VK)
  • Hashim Amla
  • Temba Bavuma
  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Theunis de Bruyn
  • AB de Villiers
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Aiden Markram
  • Morné Morkel
  • Chris Morris
  • Willem Mulder
  • Lungisani Ngidi
  • Duanne Olivier
  • Vernon Philander
  • Kagiso Rabada


  • Steve Smith (K)
  • David Warner (VK)
  • Tim Paine (wk, K)
  • Cameron Bancroft
  • Jackson Bird
  • Joe Burns
  • Pat Cummins
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Jon Holland
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Matt Renshaw
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Chadd Sayers
  • Mitchell Starc

Tour matches

  • February 22-24
  • Scorecard Benoni South Africa A
  • 220 (58.5) & 248 (72.5) – Australia XI
  • 329 (90.4) & 140-5 (29.3)
  • Testing
  • First test in Durban
  • March, 15
  • Scorecard Durban Australia
  • 351 (110.4) & 227 (74.4) – South Africa
  • 162 (51.4) & 298 (92.4)

Australia wins with 118 runs

After the game, video footage surfaced showing Australian vice-captain David Warner as he had to be held back by his team-mates in a stadium stairwell following a clash with South African player Quinton de Kock. Both players were fined.

Second Test in Port Elizabeth

  • March 9th – 12th
  • Scorecard Port Elizabeth Australia
  • 243 (71.3) & 239 (79) – South Africa
  • 382 (118.4) & 102-4 (22.5)
  • South Africa wins with 6 wickets
  • Third Test in Cape Town
  • March 22-26
  • Scorecard Cape Town South Africa South Africa
  • 311 (97.5) & 373 (112.2) – Australia Australia
  • 255 (69.5) & 107 (39.4)
  • South Africa wins with 322 runs

On the third day of the third test, Australian player Cameron Bancroft was filmed with television cameras working on the ball with an unknown yellow object. This was also shown on the stadium screens and after the substitute Peter Handscomb talked to Bancroft after a walkie talkie with coach Darren Lehmann, he let it disappear in his pants. The two referees Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth were aware of this and talked to Bancroft, who presented a black cloth in this conversation. The referees renounced after the conversation on the usual measures in a case of ball manipulation (ball tampering), the exchange of the ball and the imposition of Strafruns. After the game was over for the day, Bancroft announced in a press conference that he had lied to the referees and that manipulating the ball in the previous lunch break had been agreed with the Australian team’s leadership team, which was confirmed by team captain Steve Smith. Smith initially refused to step down. After Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Australian team’s behavior was a “shocking disappointment” and called for the association to respond quickly, it was announced on the morning of the fourth day that Smith and his deputy captain David Warner would resign from their posts until the end of the test and wicket keeper Tim Paine would take over the captain role. The World Federation ICC fined Smith and Bancroft and Smith was also suspended for a match. The Australian Association decided that all three involved players should leave South Africa immediately. Warner was identified as the instigator, who led Bancroft to the crime and Smith tolerated it with knowledge. All three players were banned for international and national cricket in Australia, Bancroft for 9 months, Warner and Smith for a year. It has also been decided that Bancroft and Smith will not be allowed to play a leading role in the Australian national team for two years, and Warner has been suspended for life for such a position. Smith and Warner were captains in the subsequent Indian Premier League season, but were also suspended there. In the course of the media outrage also the coach Darren Lehmann stepped back. Steve Smith publicly apologized for his unsporting behaviour.

Fourth Test in Johannesburg

  • March 30 – April 3
  • Scorecard Johannesburg South Africa
  • 488 (136.5) & 344-6d (105) – Australia
  • 221 (70) & 119 (46.4)