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Team 1 Team 2 Days Winner Ground Match Date Scorecard
England Australia 2 Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882 Test # 9
England Australia 2 Australia Lord's 16 Jul 1888 Test # 28
England Australia 2 England The Oval 13 Aug 1888 Test # 29
England Australia 2 England Manchester 30 Aug 1888 Test # 30
South Africa England 2 England Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889 Test # 31
South Africa England 2 England Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
England Australia 2 England The Oval 11 Aug 1890 Test # 34
South Africa England 2 England Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
South Africa England 2 England Cape Town 21 Mar 1896 Test # 49
Australia South Africa 2 Australia Manchester 27 May 1912 Test # 121
England South Africa 2 England The Oval 12 Aug 1912 Test # 128
England Australia 2 Australia Nottingham 28 May 1921 Test # 140
Australia West Indies 2 Australia Melbourne 13 Feb 1931 Test # 205
South Africa Australia 2 Australia Johannesburg 15 Feb 1936 Test # 250
New Zealand Australia 2 Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
England West Indies 2 England Leeds 17 Aug 2000 Test # 1508
Australia Pakistan 2 Australia Sharjah 11 Oct 2002 Test # 1617
South Africa Zimbabwe 2 South Africa Cape Town 4 Mar 2005 Test # 1737
Zimbabwe New Zealand 2 New Zealand Harare 7 Aug 2005 Test # 1759

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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