Two giants of the game, Australia and South Africa are all set to play against each other in a three-match test series in Australia which will start from 17 December 2022. Both teams are favourites to play finals of the World test championship in 2023 and that is what makes this series more exciting and thrilling. So here are the top 5 highest run scorers in Australia Vs South Africa tests.
#5 Hashim Amla
Former South African opening batsman, Hasim Amla is at No.5 on our list. Amla was one of the best to play for Proteas. He was a classic batsman with a technically strong batting style. Amla played 21 test matches against Australia and made 1574 runs with an average of 41.42.
#4 RN Harvey
Former Australian cricketer, RN Harvey is at No.4 on our list. Harvey played only 14 test matches against South Africa in which he made 1625 runs with an average of 81.25 including 8 centuries.
#3 Jacques Kallis
The best test all-rounder in the history of test cricket, South African legend Jacques Kallis is at No.3 on our list. Kallis was an exceptional cricketer of his time. He played 28 test matches against the Aussies in which he made 1978 runs with an average of 40.36 including 5 centuries and 10 half-centuries.
#2 AB De Villiers
You will hardly find AB De Villiers in any test records but his test records are very underrated because he was a great test cricketer too. He made many runs in the longest format of the game. He played 24 test matches against Australia in which he scored 2068 runs with an average of 51.70 including 6 tons and 13 half-centuries.
#1 Ricky Ponting
At No.1 we have former Australian captain and legendary batsman, Ricky Ponting who played 26 test matches against South Africa and made 2132 runs with an average of 47.37. he made 8 centuries and 11 half-centuries against Proteas. His highest was 143*.