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The South African cricket team, also known as The “Proteas”, is administrated by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in 1888-89. South Africa played its first Test match (against a touring England side at Port Elizabeth), becoming the third Test nation. 

However, in 1970, the ICC voted to suspend the team from international cricket indefinitely because of its governments policy of apartheid, an overtly racist policy, which led them to play only against the white nations (England, Australia, New Zealand), and field only white players. This decision excluded players such as stalwart Graeme Pollock from partaking in international Test Cricket. Such a move caused the exodus of bright future prospects like Allan Lamb and Robin Smith, who both played for England, and Kepler Wessels, who initially played for Australia, before returning to South Africa. The team was reinstated in 1991 as a Test nation after the deconstruction of apartheid, and the team played its first official match since 1970 (and its first-ever ODI) against India in 1991. Since the reinstatement, the Proteas have had mixed success. Even when the team has been considered to be a favourite to win a tournament, good fortune deserts it. 

The match-fixing scandal that shook the cricketing fraternity got momentum from Hansie Cronje’s claims. With his mysterious death in a plane crash, a chapter in South African cricket closed. The team has reached the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup three times, but has failed to progress into the finals, with Herschelle Gibbs famously dropping Australian captain Steve Waugh in 1999 in a round-robin game. They performed well in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, until New Zealand beat them in the quarter finals, unfortunately ending their World Cup campaign.

Records
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 91 21 50 0 20
Zimbabwe 8 7 0 0 1
Bangladesh 8 8 0 0 0
England 141 31 56 0 54
India 29 13 7 0 9
New Zealand 40 23 4 0 13
Pakistan 23 12 4 0 7
Sri Lanka 22 11 5 0 6
West Indies 25 16 3 0 6
all 387 142 129 0 116
South Africa Test Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Graeme Pollock - 274
Best Bowling Hugh Tayfield -  7/23
Prolific Batsman Jacques Kallis - Total: 1978 runs in 28 matches
Prolific Bowler Dale Steyn - Total: 69 wickets in 14 matches
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 11 4 7 0 0
Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0
Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 0
England 9 5 3 0 1
India 8 2 6 0 0
New Zealand 12 9 3 0 0
Pakistan 11 6 5 0 0
Sri Lanka 5 3 2 0 0
West Indies 6 5 1 0 0
all 70 42 27 0 1
South Africa T20I Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Graeme Smith - 89
Best Bowling Andrew Hall -  3/22
Prolific Batsman JP Duminy - Total: 301 runs in 9 matches
Prolific Bowler Robin Peterson - Total: 7 wickets in 5 matches
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