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English cricket team in South Africa in 2019–20
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South Africa
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England
Dates 17 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Captains Faf du Plessis (Tests)
Quinton de Kock (ODIs & T20Is)
Joe Root (Tests)
Eoin Morgan (ODIs & T20Is)
Test series
Result England won the 4-match series 3–1
Most runs Quinton de Kock (380) Dom Sibley (324)
Most wickets Anrich Nortje (18) Stuart Broad (14)
Player of the series Ben Stokes (Eng)
One Day International series
Result 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Quinton de Kock (187) Joe Denly (153)
Most wickets Beuran Hendricks (4)
Tabraiz Shamsi (4)
Adil Rashid (3)
Player of the series Quinton de Kock (SA)
Twenty20 International series
Result England won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Quinton de Kock (131) Eoin Morgan (136)
Most wickets Lungi Ngidi (8) Tom Curran (5)
Player of the series Eoin Morgan (Eng)

The England cricket team toured South Africa from December 2019 to February 2020 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test series formed part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. Cricket South Africa confirmed the fixtures for the tour in May 2019.

In September 2019, Cricket South Africa raised concerns about hosting the New Year's Test match at the Newlands Cricket Ground, with regards to financial issues around Western Province Cricket Association's affairs. The following month, Cricket South Africa confirmed that the venue would host the Test match as planned. Ahead of the Test series, South Africa's Vernon Philander announced that the series would be his last before retiring from international cricket. In the first Test, England's James Anderson became the ninth cricketer to play in 150 Test matches. The third Test of the series was England's 500th to be played overseas. England won the Test series 3–1, the first time that the England cricket team had won three Tests on a tour to South Africa since 1913–14. South Africa became the first team to be deducted World Test Championship points, after a slow over-rate in the fourth Test.

For the One Day International series, Cricket South Africa appointed Quinton de Kock as the new captain of their ODI team, replacing Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis was also dropped from the ODI squad. Quinton de Kock was also named as South Africa's captain for the T20I series. The ODI series was drawn 1–1, after the second match was washed out. England won the T20I series 2–1. The 1,207 runs scored in the T20Is broke the record for the most runs scored in a three-match T20I series. The day after the final T20I match, Faf du Plessis announced that he had stepped down as the captain of South Africa's Test and T20I sides.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
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Ahead of the first Test match, several members of the England cricket team became ill with flu-like symptoms. As a result, Dominic Bess and Craig Overton were called up to England's squad as cover. During the first Test, South Africa's Aiden Markram fractured his finger ruling him out of the rest of the series. Keegan Petersen was named as Markram's replacement in South Africa's Test squad. Prior to the second Test, Rory Burns suffered an ankle injury playing football and was ruled out of England's squad for the rest of the series. In January 2020, Pat Brown was ruled out of England's ODI and T20I squads, following a stress fracture to his lower back. England's James Anderson suffered a rib injury on the final day of the second Test, and was ruled out of the rest of the series. Craig Overton remained in England's Test squad as cover for Anderson. Before the third Test, England's Jack Leach flew home after suffering from sepsis. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada was banned from the fourth Test, after breaching the ICC code of conduct for his celebration after dismissing Joe Root in the third Test. England's Jofra Archer picked up an elbow injury during the Test series that eventually ruled him out of playing in the T20I matches. Saqib Mahmood was named as Archer's replacement in England's T20I squad. Ahead of the ODI series, Sisanda Magala was declared not to be fully fit, and was ruled out of South Africa's squad.

Tour matches

Two-day match: Cricket South Africa Invitation XI vs England

17–18 December 2019
Scorecard
Flag of England England
309/4d (90 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
289 (68 overs)
Match drawn
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Umpires: Mazizi Gampu (SA) and Siphelele Gasa (SA)
Joe Root 72* (86)
Diego Rosier 1/15 (5 overs)
Jacques Snyman 79 (78)
Chris Woakes 3/48 (11 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Three-day match: South Africa A vs England

20–22 December 2019
Scorecard
Flag of England England
456/7d (109.3 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa South Africa A
325/5 (93.2 overs)
Match drawn
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Umpires: Stephen Harris (SA) and Brad White (SA)
Ollie Pope 132 (145)
Andile Phehlukwayo 3/55 (15.3 overs)
Keegan Petersen 111 (240)
James Anderson 3/41 (19 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

One-day match: Cricket South Africa Invitation XI vs England

31 January 2020
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
240 (44.1 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
163 (38.4 overs)
England won by 77 runs
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Jason Roy 104 (99)
Stefan Tait 2/32 (8 overs)
Jacques Snyman 65 (67)
Tom Curran 2/17 (6 overs)


One-day match: Cricket South Africa Invitation XI vs England

1 February 2020
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
346/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
193/7 (30 overs)
Cricket South Africa Invitation XI won by 4 wickets (DLS method)
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Jonny Bairstow 100* (83)
Stefan Tait 4/56 (10 overs)
Jacques Snyman 67 (45)
Matt Parkinson 3/9 (2 overs)


Test series

1st Test

26–30 December 2019
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Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
284 (84.3 overs)
v Flag of England England
181 (53.2 overs)
South Africa won by 107 runs
Centurion Park, Centurion
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
Quinton de Kock 95 (128)
Stuart Broad 4/58 (18.3 overs)
Joe Denly 50 (111)
Vernon Philander 4/16 (14.2 overs)
272 (61.4 overs) 268 (93 overs)
Rassie van der Dussen 51 (67)
Jofra Archer 5/102 (17 overs)
Rory Burns 84 (154)
Kagiso Rabada 4/103 (24 overs)

2nd Test

3–7 January 2020
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Flag of England England
269 (91.5 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
223 (89 overs)
England won by 189 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Ben Stokes (Eng)
Ollie Pope 61* (144)
Kagiso Rabada 3/68 (19.5 overs)
Dean Elgar 88 (180)
James Anderson 5/40 (19 overs)
391/8d (111 overs) 248 (137.4 overs)
Dom Sibley 133* (311)
Anrich Nortje 3/61 (18 overs)
Pieter Malan 84 (288)
Ben Stokes 3/35 (23.4 overs)

3rd Test

16–20 January 2020
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Flag of England England
499/9d (152 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
209 (86.4 overs)
England won by an innings and 53 runs
St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Ollie Pope (Eng)
Ollie Pope 135* (226)
Keshav Maharaj 5/180 (58 overs)
Quinton de Kock 63 (139)
Dominic Bess 5/51 (31 overs)
237 (88.5 overs) (f/o)
Keshav Maharaj 71 (106)
Joe Root 4/87 (29 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Dane Paterson (SA) made his Test debut.
  • This was England's 500th Test match to be played overseas.
  • Ben Stokes (Eng) scored his 4,000th run in Tests.
  • Ollie Pope (Eng) scored his maiden Test century.
  • Dominic Bess (Eng) took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.
  • World Test Championship points: England 30, South Africa 0.

4th Test

24–28 January 2020
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Flag of England England
400 (98.2 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
183 (68.3 overs)
England won by 191 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Rod Tucker (Aus) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Mark Wood (Eng)
Zak Crawley 66 (112)
Anrich Nortje 5/110 (24 overs)
Quinton de Kock 76 (116)
Mark Wood 5/46 (14.3 overs)
248 (61.3 overs) 274 (77.1 overs)
Joe Root 58 (96)
Beuran Hendricks 5/64 (15.3 overs)
Rassie van der Dussen 98 (138)
Mark Wood 4/54 (16.1 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Beuran Hendricks (SA) made his Test debut, taking a five-wicket haul.
  • Anrich Nortje (SA) took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.
  • Quinton de Kock (SA) became the fastest wicket-keeper, in terms of matches, to complete 200 dismissals in Tests (47).
  • World Test Championship points: England 30, South Africa 0.

ODI series

1st ODI

4 February 2020
13:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
258/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
259/3 (47.4 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Shaun George (SA)
Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
Joe Denly 87 (103)
Tabraiz Shamsi 3/38 (10 overs)
Quinton de Kock 107 (113)
Chris Jordan 1/31 (5 overs)


2nd ODI

7 February 2020
13:00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
71/2 (11.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
No result
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Reeza Hendricks 35* (34)
Chris Jordan 1/0 (0.2 overs)
  • Rain during South Africa's innings prevented any further play.


3rd ODI

9 February 2020
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
256/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
257/8 (43.2 overs)
England won by 2 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Shaun George (SA)
Man of the Match: Adil Rashid (Eng)
David Miller 69* (53)
Adil Rashid 3/51 (10 overs)
Joe Denly 66 (79)
Beuran Hendricks 3/59 (10 overs)


T20I series

1st T20I

12 February 2020
18:00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
177/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of England England
176/9 (20 overs)
South Africa won by 1 run
Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Bongani Jele (SA)
Man of the Match: Lungi Ngidi (SA)
Temba Bavuma 43 (27)
Chris Jordan 2/28 (3 overs)
Jason Roy 70 (38)
Lungi Ngidi 3/30 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

14 February 2020
18:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
204/7 (20 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
202/7 (20 overs)
England won by 2 runs
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Bongani Jele (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Man of the Match: Moeen Ali (Eng)
Ben Stokes 47* (30)
Lungi Ngidi 3/48 (4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 65 (22)
Chris Jordan 2/31 (4 overs)


3rd T20I

16 February 2020
14:30
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
222/6 (20 overs)
v Flag of England England
226/5 (19.1 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Man of the Match: Eoin Morgan (Eng)
Heinrich Klaasen 66 (33)
Tom Curran 2/33 (4 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 64 (34)
Lungi Ngidi 2/55 (4 overs)


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