Records / in South Africa / One-Day Internationals / Smallest victories (including ties)

By runs
Winner Margin Target Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 1 run 204 v South Africa Bloemfontein 8 Apr 1994 ODI # 903
South Africa 1 run 205 v England Cape Town 26 Jan 2000 ODI # 1549
India 1 run 191 v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Jan 2011 ODI # 3080
Pakistan 1 run 263 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2013 ODI # 3440
Africa XI 2 runs 199 v Asia XI Centurion 17 Aug 2005 ODI # 2269
West Indies 3 runs 279 v South Africa Cape Town 9 Feb 2003 ODI # 1942
South Africa 4 runs 141 v West Indies Cape Town 17 Feb 1993 ODI # 804
Sri Lanka 4 runs 209 v South Africa Johannesburg 17 Jan 2001 ODI # 1673
South Africa 4 runs - v Sri Lanka Bloemfontein 17 Jan 2012 ODI # 3227
South Africa 5 runs 233 v Australia Johannesburg 19 Feb 1994 ODI # 882
South Africa 6 runs 212 v England Cape Town 9 Jan 1996 ODI # 1033
Sri Lanka 6 runs 229 v West Indies Cape Town 28 Feb 2003 ODI # 1973
South Africa 7 runs 312 v England East London 9 Feb 2005 ODI # 2224
Australia 8 runs 259 v South Africa Johannesburg 8 Apr 1997 ODI # 1195
Pakistan 9 runs 172 v South Africa East London 15 Feb 1993 ODI # 803
Pakistan 10 runs 209 v South Africa Durban 9 Feb 1993 ODI # 800
Pakistan 12 runs 246 v Sri Lanka Centurion 4 Dec 1994 ODI # 954
South Africa 14 runs 130 v England East London 19 Jan 1996 ODI # 1042
Australia 15 runs 212 v South Africa Durban 5 Apr 1997 ODI # 1191
South Africa 16 runs 180 v West Indies Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2004 ODI # 2090
South Africa 17 runs 251 v India Durban 13 Feb 1997 ODI # 1177
Asia XI 17 runs 268 v Africa XI Durban 20 Aug 2005 ODI # 2270
Netherlands 17 runs 272 v Canada Potchefstroom 26 Nov 2006 ODI # 2448
Australia 19 runs 224 v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Mar 2002 ODI # 1819
South Africa 19 runs 202 v New Zealand Cape Town 28 Oct 2005 ODI # 2288
New Zealand 20 runs 242 v West Indies Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 2003 ODI # 1949
Pakistan 22 runs 221 v South Africa Centurion 21 Feb 1993 ODI # 806
England 22 runs 324 v South Africa Centurion 27 Sep 2009 ODI # 2900
Pakistan 23 runs 219 v South Africa Cape Town 24 Nov 2013 ODI # 3438
Australia 24 runs 255 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 2006 ODI # 2347
South Africa 25 runs 290 v Australia Cape Town 9 Apr 2009 ODI # 2839
South Africa 26 runs 228 v Australia Port Elizabeth 4 Apr 1994 ODI # 901
England 26 runs - v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Jan 2005 ODI # 2216
New Zealand 27 runs 280 v South Africa Kimberley 22 Jan 2013 ODI # 3325
Kenya 32 runs 218 v Bangladesh Johannesburg 1 Mar 2003 ODI # 1974
South Africa 33 runs 268 v India Centurion 23 Jan 2011 ODI # 3087
South Africa 34 runs 266 v Pakistan Cape Town 18 Dec 2002 ODI # 1923
South Africa 34 runs 344 v Pakistan Johannesburg 17 Mar 2013 ODI # 3347
Sri Lanka 35 runs 227 v South Africa Bloemfontein 15 Dec 1994 ODI # 963
Australia 36 runs 243 v South Africa Cape Town 6 Apr 1994 ODI # 902
By wickets
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 1 wicket 5 247 49.1 v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2006 ODI # 2348
South Africa 1 wicket 1 435 49.5 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006 ODI # 2349
Netherlands 1 wicket 2 205 41.4 v Canada Benoni 1 Dec 2006 ODI # 2455
New Zealand 1 wicket 26 209 45.4 v South Africa Paarl 19 Jan 2013 ODI # 3323
South Africa 1 wicket 0 261 50.0 v New Zealand Potchefstroom 25 Jan 2013 ODI # 3328
South Africa 2 wickets 0 160 27.0 v West Indies Johannesburg 22 Jan 1999 ODI # 1390
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 223 50.0 v South Africa Durban 2 Feb 2000 ODI # 1555
South Africa 2 wickets 2 232 49.4 v England East London 4 Feb 2000 ODI # 1557
Australia 2 wickets 2 205 49.4 v England Port Elizabeth 2 Mar 2003 ODI # 1976
South Africa 2 wickets 3 250 49.3 v New Zealand Bloemfontein 23 Oct 2005 ODI # 2285
South Africa 2 wickets 0 249 50.0 v New Zealand Durban 25 Nov 2007 ODI # 2648
Australia 2 wickets 0 206 50.0 v Pakistan Centurion 30 Sep 2009 ODI # 2903
India 2 wickets 10 221 48.2 v South Africa Cape Town 18 Jan 2011 ODI # 3082
Sri Lanka 2 wickets 1 313 49.5 v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012 ODI # 3229
South Africa 3 wickets 11 199 48.1 v England Johannesburg 13 Jan 1996 ODI # 1036
Zimbabwe 3 wickets 2 171 33.4 v India Centurion 7 Feb 1997 ODI # 1174
South Africa 3 wickets 22 251 46.2 v Pakistan East London 11 Apr 1998 ODI # 1314
South Africa 3 wickets 0 257 50.0 v New Zealand Cape Town 4 Nov 2000 ODI # 1655
Australia 3 wickets 5 327 49.1 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Apr 2002 ODI # 1824
South Africa 3 wickets 5 268 49.1 v England Port Elizabeth 4 Feb 2005 ODI # 2221
South Africa 3 wickets 6 241 49.0 v England Centurion 13 Feb 2005 ODI # 2226
Canada 3 wickets 62 179 39.4 v Bermuda Benoni 30 Nov 2006 ODI # 2454
Australia 3 wickets 15 223 47.3 v South Africa Durban 28 Oct 2011 ODI # 3211
Pakistan 3 wickets 8 235 48.4 v South Africa Durban 21 Mar 2013 ODI # 3348
India 4 wickets 5 215 49.1 v South Africa Centurion 11 Dec 1992 ODI # 774
South Africa 4 wickets 9 257 48.3 v Zimbabwe Johannesburg 31 Jan 1997 ODI # 1171
Pakistan 4 wickets 12 296 48.0 v Sri Lanka Kimberley 7 Apr 1998 ODI # 1309
South Africa 4 wickets 13 206 47.5 v Australia Johannesburg 16 Apr 2000 ODI # 1591
South Africa 4 wickets 16 222 47.2 v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 15 Dec 2000 ODI # 1661
Kenya 4 wickets 9 198 48.3 v Canada Cape Town 15 Feb 2003 ODI # 1952
South Africa 4 wickets 2 305 49.4 v West Indies Johannesburg 4 Feb 2004 ODI # 2096
South Africa 4 wickets 4 244 49.2 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 30 Oct 2005 ODI # 2289
New Zealand 4 wickets 137 147 27.1 v England Johannesburg 29 Sep 2009 ODI # 2902
South Africa 4 wickets 68 180 38.4 v Pakistan Centurion 30 Nov 2013 ODI # 3441
By balls remaining in the second innings
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
South Africa 2 wickets 0 160 27.0 27.0 v West Indies Johannesburg 22 Jan 1999 ODI # 1390
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 223 50.0 50.0 v South Africa Durban 2 Feb 2000 ODI # 1555
South Africa 3 wickets 0 257 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Cape Town 4 Nov 2000 ODI # 1655
South Africa 2 wickets 0 249 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Durban 25 Nov 2007 ODI # 2648
Australia 2 wickets 0 206 50.0 50.0 v Pakistan Centurion 30 Sep 2009 ODI # 2903
South Africa 1 wicket 0 261 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Potchefstroom 25 Jan 2013 ODI # 3328
South Africa 1 wicket 1 435 49.5 50.0 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006 ODI # 2349
Sri Lanka 2 wickets 1 313 49.5 50.0 v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012 ODI # 3229
Zimbabwe 3 wickets 2 171 33.4 34.0 v India Centurion 7 Feb 1997 ODI # 1174
South Africa 2 wickets 2 232 49.4 50.0 v England East London 4 Feb 2000 ODI # 1557
Australia 2 wickets 2 205 49.4 50.0 v England Port Elizabeth 2 Mar 2003 ODI # 1976
South Africa 4 wickets 2 305 49.4 50.0 v West Indies Johannesburg 4 Feb 2004 ODI # 2096
Netherlands 1 wicket 2 205 41.4 42.0 v Canada Benoni 1 Dec 2006 ODI # 2455
South Africa 6 wickets 3 185 49.3 50.0 v India Cape Town 7 Dec 1992 ODI # 770
South Africa 2 wickets 3 250 49.3 50.0 v New Zealand Bloemfontein 23 Oct 2005 ODI # 2285
South Africa 6 wickets 4 233 49.2 50.0 v India East London 4 Feb 1997 ODI # 1173
South Africa 4 wickets 4 244 49.2 50.0 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 30 Oct 2005 ODI # 2289
India 4 wickets 5 215 49.1 50.0 v South Africa Centurion 11 Dec 1992 ODI # 774
Australia 3 wickets 5 327 49.1 50.0 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Apr 2002 ODI # 1824
South Africa 3 wickets 5 268 49.1 50.0 v England Port Elizabeth 4 Feb 2005 ODI # 2221
Australia 1 wicket 5 247 49.1 50.0 v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2006 ODI # 2348
Australia 5 wickets 6 285 49.0 50.0 v South Africa Centurion 10 Apr 1997 ODI # 1197
South Africa 3 wickets 6 241 49.0 50.0 v England Centurion 13 Feb 2005 ODI # 2226
South Africa 5 wickets 7 288 48.5 50.0 v New Zealand Kimberley 28 Oct 2000 ODI # 1651
South Africa 8 wickets 7 248 48.5 50.0 v Sri Lanka Paarl 9 Jan 2001 ODI # 1666
South Africa 7 wickets 8 253 48.4 50.0 v West Indies Port Elizabeth 27 Jan 2008 ODI # 2666
South Africa 5 wickets 8 237 48.4 50.0 v Sri Lanka East London 14 Jan 2012 ODI # 3226
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 8 300 48.4 50.0 v South Africa Kimberley 20 Jan 2012 ODI # 3228
Pakistan 3 wickets 8 235 48.4 50.0 v South Africa Durban 21 Mar 2013 ODI # 3348
South Africa 6 wickets 9 162 48.3 50.0 v India Johannesburg 13 Dec 1992 ODI # 779
South Africa 4 wickets 9 257 48.3 50.0 v Zimbabwe Johannesburg 31 Jan 1997 ODI # 1171
South Africa 6 wickets 9 153 30.3 32.0 v New Zealand Durban 1 Nov 2000 ODI # 1654
Kenya 4 wickets 9 198 48.3 50.0 v Canada Cape Town 15 Feb 2003 ODI # 1952
England 5 wickets 10 263 48.2 50.0 v South Africa Bloemfontein 11 Jan 1996 ODI # 1034
South Africa 5 wickets 10 185 48.2 50.0 v England Durban 17 Jan 1996 ODI # 1040
South Africa 6 wickets 10 280 48.2 50.0 v India Johannesburg 5 Oct 2001 ODI # 1752
India 2 wickets 10 221 48.2 50.0 v South Africa Cape Town 18 Jan 2011 ODI # 3082
Tied matches
Team 1 Team 2 Ground Match Date Scorecard
India Zimbabwe Boland Park, Paarl 27 Jan 1997 ODI # 1169
South Africa Australia Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 27 Mar 2002 ODI # 1821
South Africa Sri Lanka Kingsmead, Durban 3 Mar 2003 ODI # 1979
South Africa England Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein 2 Feb 2005 ODI # 2219
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v India at Centurion, 3rd ODI, Dec 11, 2013 [ODI # 3444]
South Africa v India at Durban, 2nd ODI, Dec 8, 2013 [ODI # 3443]
South Africa v India at Johannesburg, 1st ODI, Dec 5, 2013 [ODI # 3442]
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