Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
RG Pollock 1963-1970 23 41 4 2256 274 60.97 7 11 1
JH Kallis 1995-2013 165 278 39 13206 224 55.25 45 58 16
AD Nourse 1935-1951 34 62 7 2960 231 53.81 9 14 3
F du Plessis 2012-2014 15 24 3 1113 137 53.00 3 5 0
AB de Villiers 2004-2014 93 156 16 7240 278* 51.71 19 36 3
HM Amla 2004-2014 77 134 11 6247 311* 50.78 21 27 7
KC Bland 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 49.08 3 9 2
B Mitchell 1929-1949 42 80 9 3471 189* 48.88 8 21 3
GC Smith 2002-2014 116 203 13 9253 277 48.70 27 38 10
EJ Barlow 1961-1970 30 57 2 2516 201 45.74 6 15 3
G Kirsten 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 21 34 13
DJ Cullinan 1993-2001 70 115 12 4554 275* 44.21 14 20 10
EAB Rowan 1935-1951 26 50 5 1965 236 43.66 3 12 4
DJ McGlew 1951-1962 34 64 6 2440 255* 42.06 7 10 4
HH Gibbs 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 14 26 11
AG Prince 2002-2011 66 104 16 3665 162* 41.64 11 11 7
GA Faulkner 1906-1924 25 47 4 1754 204 40.79 4 8 2
HW Taylor 1912-1932 42 76 4 2936 176 40.77 7 17 2
BM McMillan 1992-1998 38 62 12 1968 113 39.36 3 13 3
JP Duminy 2008-2014 25 40 8 1219 166 38.09 4 5 5
KC Wessels 1992-1994 16 29 2 1027 118 38.03 2 6 2
RH Catterall 1922-1931 24 43 2 1555 120 37.92 3 11 3
DT Lindsay 1963-1970 19 31 1 1130 182 37.66 3 5 2
ND McKenzie 2000-2009 58 94 7 3253 226 37.39 5 16 9
AN Petersen 2010-2014 31 56 3 1956 182 36.90 5 8 1
WJ Cronje 1992-2000 68 111 9 3714 135 36.41 6 23 11
JN Rhodes 1992-2000 52 80 9 2532 117 35.66 3 17 4
JA Rudolph 2003-2012 48 83 9 2622 222* 35.43 6 11 8
TL Goddard 1955-1970 41 78 5 2516 112 34.46 1 18 4
WR Endean 1951-1958 28 52 4 1630 162* 33.95 3 8 3
AC Hudson 1992-1998 35 63 3 2007 163 33.45 4 13 7
L Klusener 1996-2004 49 69 11 1906 174 32.86 4 8 4
JW Zulch 1910-1921 16 32 2 983 150 32.76 2 4 0
A Bacher 1965-1970 12 22 1 679 73 32.33 0 6 1
SM Pollock 1995-2008 108 156 39 3781 111 32.31 2 16 9
EL Dalton 1929-1939 15 24 2 698 117 31.72 2 3 1
AJ Pithey 1957-1965 17 27 1 819 154 31.50 1 4 2
PN Kirsten 1992-1994 12 22 2 626 104 31.30 1 4 2
MV Boucher 1997-2012 146 204 24 5498 125 30.54 5 35 16
JHB Waite 1951-1965 50 86 7 2405 134 30.44 4 16 9
RA McLean 1951-1964 40 73 3 2120 142 30.28 5 10 11
HB Cameron 1927-1935 26 45 4 1239 90 30.21 0 10 3
HH Dippenaar 1999-2007 38 62 5 1718 177* 30.14 3 7 8
GC White 1906-1912 17 31 2 872 147 30.06 2 4 3
AW Nourse 1902-1924 45 83 8 2234 111 29.78 1 15 3
IJ Siedle 1928-1936 18 34 0 977 141 28.73 1 5 3
PL Symcox 1993-1998 20 27 1 741 108 28.50 1 4 1
KG Viljoen 1930-1949 27 50 2 1365 124 28.43 2 9 5
HR Lance 1962-1970 13 22 1 591 70 28.14 0 5 1
VD Philander 2011-2014 24 31 8 631 74 27.43 0 4 1

Minimum of 20 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
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