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By runs
Winner Margin Target Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 1 run 204 Bloemfontein 8 Apr 1994 ODI # 903
India 1 run 299 Jaipur 21 Feb 2010 ODI # 2961
India 1 run 191 Johannesburg 15 Jan 2011 ODI # 3080
Pakistan 1 run 263 Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2013 ODI # 3440
India 2 runs 196 Kolkata 24 Nov 1993 ODI # 856
New Zealand 2 runs 178 Auckland 29 Feb 2004 ODI # 2107
West Indies 3 runs 279 Cape Town 9 Feb 2003 ODI # 1942
Sri Lanka 4 runs 209 Johannesburg 17 Jan 2001 ODI # 1673
New Zealand 5 runs 255 Wellington 20 Feb 2004 ODI # 2101
Australia 5 runs 250 Hobart 18 Jan 2009 ODI # 2796
Australia 6 runs 208 Lahore 12 Oct 1994 ODI # 928
England 6 runs 172 Chennai 6 Mar 2011 ODI # 3120
Australia 8 runs 259 Johannesburg 8 Apr 1997 ODI # 1195
Pakistan 8 runs 278 Lahore 3 Oct 2003 ODI # 2046
Pakistan 9 runs 172 East London 15 Feb 1993 ODI # 803
New Zealand 9 runs 229 Brisbane 8 Jan 1994 ODI # 870
Pakistan 10 runs 209 Durban 9 Feb 1993 ODI # 800
India 10 runs 262 Colombo (RPS) 25 Sep 2002 ODI # 1886
Australia 14 runs 248 Sydney 27 Jan 1998 ODI # 1287
Australia 15 runs 212 Durban 5 Apr 1997 ODI # 1191
Pakistan 16 runs 264 Sharjah 31 Mar 2000 ODI # 1583
Sri Lanka 17 runs 122 Colombo (RPS) 23 Jul 2013 ODI # 3394
England 19 runs 252 Sydney 22 Mar 1992 ODI # 751
West Indies 19 runs 265 Karachi 11 Mar 1996 ODI # 1079
Australia 19 runs 224 Johannesburg 22 Mar 2002 ODI # 1819
England 20 runs 276 Leeds 22 Aug 2008 ODI # 2748
Pakistan 22 runs 221 Centurion 21 Feb 1993 ODI # 806
Australia 22 runs 209 Faisalabad 18 Oct 1994 ODI # 932
England 22 runs 324 Centurion 27 Sep 2009 ODI # 2900
Pakistan 23 runs 219 Cape Town 24 Nov 2013 ODI # 3438
Australia 24 runs 255 Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 2006 ODI # 2347
Pakistan 25 runs 266 Lahore 20 Oct 2007 ODI # 2635
England 26 runs - Johannesburg 30 Jan 2005 ODI # 2216
India 26 runs 332 Cardiff 6 Jun 2013 ODI # 3363
Australia 27 runs 242 Brisbane 20 Jan 2002 ODI # 1789
Sri Lanka 27 runs 236 Tangier 21 Aug 2002 ODI # 1866
New Zealand 27 runs 280 Kimberley 22 Jan 2013 ODI # 3325
Pakistan 28 runs 228 Singapore 23 Aug 2000 ODI # 1624
Sri Lanka 30 runs 295 Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2000 ODI # 1614
Australia 32 runs 301 Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
By wickets
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 1 wicket 5 247 49.1 Durban 10 Mar 2006 ODI # 2348
Pakistan 1 wicket 1 287 49.5 Abu Dhabi 31 Oct 2010 ODI # 3063
Pakistan 1 wicket 1 275 49.5 Dubai (DSC) 5 Nov 2010 ODI # 3067
New Zealand 1 wicket 26 209 45.4 Paarl 19 Jan 2013 ODI # 3323
Sri Lanka 2 wickets 56 170 40.4 Nairobi (Club) 1 Oct 1996 ODI # 1122
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 223 50.0 Durban 2 Feb 2000 ODI # 1555
India 2 wickets 10 221 48.2 Cape Town 18 Jan 2011 ODI # 3082
Sri Lanka 2 wickets 1 313 49.5 Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012 ODI # 3229
Australia 2 wickets 5 275 47.1 Sydney 23 Nov 2014 ODI # 3551
India 3 wickets 38 178 40.4 Kolkata 10 Nov 1991 ODI # 686
Sri Lanka 3 wickets 1 196 49.5 Wellington 2 Mar 1992 ODI # 727
England 3 wickets 1 226 40.5 Melbourne 12 Mar 1992 ODI # 741
Australia 3 wickets 2 252 49.4 Peshawar 24 Oct 1994 ODI # 937
Australia 3 wickets 40 124 43.2 Wellington 15 Feb 1995 ODI # 975
New Zealand 3 wickets 5 212 49.1 Dunedin 14 Feb 1999 ODI # 1407
India 3 wickets 2 302 49.4 Kochi 9 Mar 2000 ODI # 1572
West Indies 3 wickets 0 201 50.0 Kingston 28 Apr 2001 ODI # 1712
Australia 3 wickets 5 327 49.1 Port Elizabeth 6 Apr 2002 ODI # 1824
Sri Lanka 3 wickets 6 264 49.0 Colombo (RPS) 20 Aug 2004 ODI # 2156
Australia 3 wickets 15 223 47.3 Durban 28 Oct 2011 ODI # 3211
Pakistan 3 wickets 8 235 48.4 Durban 21 Mar 2013 ODI # 3348
Australia 3 wickets 6 268 49.0 Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
India 4 wickets 5 215 49.1 Centurion 11 Dec 1992 ODI # 774
New Zealand 4 wickets 35 148 44.1 Hobart 18 Dec 1993 ODI # 865
England 4 wickets 40 182 48.2 Manchester 27 Aug 1994 ODI # 920
India 4 wickets 1 283 49.5 Vadodara 17 Mar 2000 ODI # 1575
New Zealand 4 wickets 5 242 49.1 Brisbane 19 Jan 2002 ODI # 1787
England 4 wickets 66 199 39.0 Birmingham 8 Jul 2003 ODI # 2035
Sri Lanka 4 wickets 14 192 47.4 Dambulla 25 Aug 2004 ODI # 2160
England 4 wickets 12 212 48.0 The Oval 31 Aug 2012 ODI # 3300
By balls remaining in the second innings
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Max Ground Match Date Scorecard
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 223 50.0 50.0 Durban 2 Feb 2000 ODI # 1555
West Indies 3 wickets 0 201 50.0 50.0 Kingston 28 Apr 2001 ODI # 1712
Sri Lanka 3 wickets 1 196 49.5 50.0 Wellington 2 Mar 1992 ODI # 727
England 3 wickets 1 226 40.5 41.0 Melbourne 12 Mar 1992 ODI # 741
India 4 wickets 1 283 49.5 50.0 Vadodara 17 Mar 2000 ODI # 1575
Pakistan 1 wicket 1 287 49.5 50.0 Abu Dhabi 31 Oct 2010 ODI # 3063
Pakistan 1 wicket 1 275 49.5 50.0 Dubai (DSC) 5 Nov 2010 ODI # 3067
Sri Lanka 2 wickets 1 313 49.5 50.0 Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012 ODI # 3229
Australia 3 wickets 2 252 49.4 50.0 Peshawar 24 Oct 1994 ODI # 937
Australia 5 wickets 2 272 49.4 50.0 Leeds 13 Jun 1999 ODI # 1481
India 3 wickets 2 302 49.4 50.0 Kochi 9 Mar 2000 ODI # 1572
India 6 wickets 4 149 30.2 31.0 Belfast 1 Jul 2007 ODI # 2595
India 4 wickets 5 215 49.1 50.0 Centurion 11 Dec 1992 ODI # 774
New Zealand 3 wickets 5 212 49.1 50.0 Dunedin 14 Feb 1999 ODI # 1407
New Zealand 4 wickets 5 242 49.1 50.0 Brisbane 19 Jan 2002 ODI # 1787
Australia 3 wickets 5 327 49.1 50.0 Port Elizabeth 6 Apr 2002 ODI # 1824
Australia 1 wicket 5 247 49.1 50.0 Durban 10 Mar 2006 ODI # 2348
India 6 wickets 5 227 49.1 50.0 Belfast 29 Jun 2007 ODI # 2593
Australia 2 wickets 5 275 47.1 48.0 Sydney 23 Nov 2014 ODI # 3551
England 6 wickets 6 216 54.0 55.0 Birmingham 25 Aug 1994 ODI # 919
Australia 5 wickets 6 285 49.0 50.0 Centurion 10 Apr 1997 ODI # 1197
New Zealand 6 wickets 6 260 49.0 50.0 Dunedin 25 Feb 2004 ODI # 2104
Sri Lanka 3 wickets 6 264 49.0 50.0 Colombo (RPS) 20 Aug 2004 ODI # 2156
Australia 3 wickets 6 268 49.0 50.0 Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
West Indies 5 wickets 7 247 48.5 50.0 The Oval 18 Sep 2004 ODI # 2178
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 8 300 48.4 50.0 Kimberley 20 Jan 2012 ODI # 3228
Pakistan 3 wickets 8 235 48.4 50.0 Durban 21 Mar 2013 ODI # 3348
England 5 wickets 10 263 48.2 50.0 Bloemfontein 11 Jan 1996 ODI # 1034
New Zealand 5 wickets 10 194 48.2 50.0 St George's 14 Apr 2007 ODI # 2571
India 2 wickets 10 221 48.2 50.0 Cape Town 18 Jan 2011 ODI # 3082
Pakistan 6 wickets 11 198 48.1 50.0 Faisalabad 23 Oct 2007 ODI # 2637
England 4 wickets 12 212 48.0 50.0 The Oval 31 Aug 2012 ODI # 3300
Australia 8 wickets 13 268 47.5 50.0 Durban 3 Apr 2002 ODI # 1823
New Zealand 9 wickets 13 226 36.5 39.0 Johannesburg 16 Feb 2003 ODI # 1955
Sri Lanka 4 wickets 14 192 47.4 50.0 Dambulla 25 Aug 2004 ODI # 2160
England 7 wickets 14 137 17.4 20.0 Lord's 31 Aug 2008 ODI # 2759
India 5 wickets 15 222 47.3 50.0 Mumbai 28 Nov 2005 ODI # 2300
Australia 3 wickets 15 223 47.3 50.0 Durban 28 Oct 2011 ODI # 3211
India 5 wickets 16 204 47.2 50.0 East London 19 Dec 1992 ODI # 784
India 6 wickets 17 200 47.1 50.0 Jamshedpur 12 Mar 2000 ODI # 1573
Tied matches
Team 1 Team 2 Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham 17 Jun 1999 ODI # 1483
Australia South Africa Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 18 Aug 2000 ODI # 1621
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
South Africa West Indies Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 14 Jun 2013 ODI # 3371
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia v South Africa at Sydney, 5th ODI, Nov 23, 2014 [ODI # 3551]
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, 4th ODI, Nov 21, 2014 [ODI # 3549]
Australia v South Africa at Canberra, 3rd ODI, Nov 19, 2014 [ODI # 3548]
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