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Team Series Mat Won Lost Series
England 9 3 1 0 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1884
5 3 2 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1884/85
3 3 0 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1886
2 2 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1886/87
1 1 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1887/88
3 2 1 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1888
2 2 0 England in South Africa Test Series, 1888/89
3 2 0 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1890
1 1 0 England in South Africa Test Match, 1891/92
Australia 9 1 1 0 ICC Super Series Test Match (ICC World XI in Australia), 2005/06
3 3 0 The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 2005/06
3 2 0 South Africa in Australia Test Series, 2005/06
3 3 0 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 2005/06
2 2 0 Australia in Bangladesh Test Series, 2005/06
5 5 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 2006/07
2 2 0 Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
4 2 1 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia), 2007/08
3 2 0 The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 2008
Australia 7 1 1 0 Australia in New Zealand Test Match, 1945/46
5 3 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1946/47
5 4 0 India in Australia Test Series, 1947/48
5 4 0 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1948
5 4 0 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1949/50
5 4 1 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1950/51
5 4 1 West Indies in Australia Test Series, 1951/52
Australia 7 3 2 0 Australia in India Test Series, 1956/57
5 3 0 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1957/58
5 4 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1958/59
3 2 0 Australia in Pakistan Test Series, 1959/60
5 2 1 Australia in India Test Series, 1959/60
5 2 1 The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1960/61
5 2 1 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1961
West Indies 7 5 2 0 India in West Indies Test Series, 1982/83
6 3 0 West Indies in India Test Series, 1983/84
5 3 0 The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 1983/84
5 5 0 The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1984
5 3 1 The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1984/85
4 2 0 New Zealand in West Indies Test Series, 1984/85
5 5 0 The Wisden Trophy (England in West Indies), 1985/86
Australia 7 3 3 0 South Africa in Australia Test Series, 2001/02
3 2 1 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 2001/02
3 3 0 Australia v Pakistan Test Series (in Sri Lanka/United Arab Emirates), 2002/03
5 4 1 The Ashes (England in Australia), 2002/03
4 3 1 The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 2003
2 2 0 Bangladesh in Australia Test Series, 2003
2 2 0 Southern Cross Trophy (Zimbabwe in Australia), 2003/04
Australia 6 3 3 0 Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
2 1 0 Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
4 2 1 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India), 2004/05
2 2 0 Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 2004/05
3 3 0 Pakistan in Australia Test Series, 2004/05
3 2 0 Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 2004/05
England 6 4 3 0 The Wisden Trophy (England in West Indies), 2003/04
3 3 0 New Zealand in England Test Series, 2004
4 4 0 The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 2004
5 2 1 Basil D'Oliveira Trophy (England in South Africa), 2004/05
2 2 0 Bangladesh in England Test Series, 2005
5 2 1 The Ashes (Australia in England), 2005
South Africa 6 3 2 1 India in South Africa Test Series, 2006/07
3 2 1 Pakistan in South Africa Test Series, 2006/07
2 1 0 South Africa in Pakistan Test Series, 2007/08
2 2 0 New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2007/08
3 2 1 West Indies in South Africa Test Series, 2007/08
2 2 0 South Africa in Bangladesh Test Series, 2007/08
England 6 2 2 0 England in Bangladesh Test Series, 2009/10
2 2 0 Bangladesh in England Test Series, 2010
4 3 1 Pakistan in England Test Series, 2010
5 3 1 The Ashes (England in Australia), 2010/11
3 1 0 Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2011
4 4 0 Pataudi Trophy (India in England), 2011
South Africa 6 3 2 1 Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12
3 1 0 South Africa in New Zealand Test Series, 2011/12
3 2 0 Basil D'Oliveira Trophy (South Africa in England), 2012
3 1 0 South Africa in Australia Test Series, 2012/13
2 2 0 New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2012/13
3 3 0 Pakistan in South Africa Test Series, 2012/13
Australia 5 5 4 1 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1897/98
5 1 0 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1899
5 4 1 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1901/02
5 2 1 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1902
3 2 0 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1902/03
West Indies 5 5 5 0 India in West Indies Test Series, 1961/62
5 3 1 The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1963
5 2 1 The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 1964/65
5 3 1 The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1966
3 2 0 West Indies in India Test Series, 1966/67
England 5 3 2 0 The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1969
3 2 0 New Zealand in England Test Series, 1969
7 2 0 The Ashes (England in Australia), 1970/71
2 1 0 England in New Zealand Test Series, 1970/71
3 1 0 Pakistan in England Test Series, 1971
South Africa 5 3 2 1 New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1994/95
1 1 0 Pakistan in South Africa Test Match, 1994/95
1 1 0 Centenary Test (South Africa in New Zealand), 1994/95
1 1 0 South Africa in Zimbabwe Test Match, 1995/96
5 1 0 England in South Africa Test Series, 1995/96
Australia 5 5 3 2 The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1996/97
3 2 1 Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1996/97
6 3 2 The Ashes (Australia in England), 1997
3 2 0 Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1997/98
3 1 0 South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1997/98
South Africa 5 5 5 0 West Indies in South Africa Test Series, 1998/99
3 1 0 South Africa in New Zealand Test Series, 1998/99
2 2 0 South Africa v Zimbabwe Test Series (in South Africa/Zimbabwe), 1999/00
5 2 1 England in South Africa Test Series, 1999/00
2 2 0 South Africa in India Test Series, 1999/00
Sri Lanka 5 3 2 1 New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1998
1 1 0 Sri Lanka in England Test Match, 1998
3 1 0 Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
3 1 0 Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe Test Series, 1999/00
3 2 1 Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series, 1999/00
Australia 5 1 1 0 Southern Cross Trophy (Australia in Zimbabwe), 1999/00
3 3 0 Pakistan in Australia Test Series, 1999/00
3 3 0 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia), 1999/00
3 3 0 Trans-Tasman Trophy (Australia in New Zealand), 1999/00
5 5 0 The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 2000/01
South Africa 5 3 2 0 New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 2000/01
3 2 0 Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2000/01
5 2 1 Sir Vivian Richards Trophy (South Africa in West Indies), 2000/01
2 1 0 South Africa in Zimbabwe Test Series, 2001/02
2 1 0 India in South Africa Test Series, 2001/02
India 5 4 2 0 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India), 2008/09
2 1 0 England in India Test Series, 2008/09
3 1 0 India in New Zealand Test Series, 2008/09
3 2 0 Sri Lanka in India Test Series, 2009/10
2 2 0 India in Bangladesh Test Series, 2009/10

* indicates that the sequence is ongoing

One-off Tests are included as series, and tournaments with more than two teams are excluded

Records include the following recent matches:
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]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]

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