Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers created during South Africa’s first win on the Sri Lankan tour.

South African team
South African team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa came back strong after the Test series defeat by registering their first win on the tour with a comfortable 5-wicket victory in the first ODI. Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi took 4-wicket hauls to bundle out the hosts on 193. Sri Lanka were reeling at 36/5 when Kushal Perera (81) and Thisara Perera (49) had a quick-fire 92-run partnership without which they could’ve been bowled out inside 100. South Africa lost wickets to the spinners once again but were good enough to chase down the target in only 31 overs.

All the stats and numbers created during South Africa’s first win on the Sri Lankan tour:

5.59Sri Lanka’s run-rate of 5.59 is the 2nd highest for any team that got bowled out playing less than 45 overs in an ODI while batting first (Full 50 overs games). During the recently concluded ODI series between England and Australia, the Aussies made 205 in 34.4 at a rate of 5.91 before they were bowled out in the game played at Manchester.


7 – As many as seven left-handed batsmen batted during the Sri Lankan innings which is the most in an ODI inning. This is the 13th instance when seven left-handers batted in an ODI inning with six of them registered by Sri Lanka.


12 – A total of 12 left-handed batsmen featured in this ODI which is the most in an ODI game. This is the 7th ODI to feature 12 left-handed batsmen with the last one been the Colombo (RPS) ODI between these two teams in 2013.


10.41 – The 92-run 6th wicket partnership between Kushal Perera and Thisara Perera came in just 53 balls at a run-rate of 10.41. No other pair has put on a 50-run stand at an RR of 9+ for the 6th wicket in ODI cricket after losing five wickets inside 50 runs. Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings’ 57-ball 80-run partnership came at a rate of 8.42 after England were five down for 45 in the 2015 Chester-le-Street ODI against England.


32 – JP Duminy’s 32-ball fifty is the 3rd fastest ODI fifty for South Africa against Sri Lanka. Jacques Kallis scored a 24-ball fifty in the 2002 Centurion ODI while AB de Villiers scored a fifty off 31 balls in the 2012 Kimberley ODI.


53 – Sri Lanka lost their 5th wicket in 8.5 overs which is the 2nd earliest a team was half down in an ODI inning between Sri Lanka and South Africa. The Lankans were five down for nine runs in five overs during the Paarl ODI in 2012.


92 – The 92-run partnership between the Pereras is the highest by a Sri Lankan pair for the 6th wicket in ODI cricket after losing five wickets for less than 40 runs. Mahela Jayawardene and Russell Arnold put on 65 against South Africa in the 2002 Johannesburg ODI from 30/5.

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