We take a look at some of South Africa’s stats at Lord’s since readmission in 1994.
The first Test since readmission between South Africa and England at Lord’s started on 21 July 1994. The Proteas won the Test convincingly by 357 runs.
The Proteas have never lost to England at Lord’s since readmission, winning four and drawing one.
Kepler Wessels scored South Africa’s first century since readmission at the ‘Home of Cricket’ while Allan Donald took the first five-for.
Donald has also taken the most wickets in Test matches played between the two countries at Lord’s; he took 12 in the two Tests he played there.
The best bowling figures in an innings at Lord’s were recorded by Dominic Cork, who took 6-119 in a 10-wicket defeat to the Proteas.
Makhaya Ntini recorded the best bowling figures in a match when he took 10 wickets for 220 runs in the Proteas’ crushing innings and 91-run victory in 2003.
Graeme Smith has scored the most runs between the two teams at the ground. He scored 411 runs in the three matches he has played there – 150 more than any other batsman.
He also holds the record for the highest individual score between the two countries at Lord’s, his 259 in 2003 is also the only double century that any player has scored at Lord’s between the sides.
Smith and Hashim Amla have both scored two centuries at the ground, while four other Proteas batsmen have scored one each. England only have four centuries against the Proteas at Lord’s since 1994.
The team who wins the toss has gone on to win 60% of the time (three out of five times). Historically, the team who lost the toss have only recorded one victory, with the other match ending in a draw.
The highest first-innings score between the sides was the 682-6 by the Proteas, which ended as a massive victory over England in 2003. The highest second-innings score was recorded in the same match, when England were bowled out for 417.
A team has declared their innings four times in the five tests that have been played there.
Two of the five Tests played at Lord’s have not seen a fourth innings.
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