Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018, 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers from South Africa’s second consecutive win in the ODI series.

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Faf du Plessis of South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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South Africa continued their domination in the ODI series with another rampant bowling performance by their pacers which set up an easy win for them. Niroshan Dickwella and Angelo Mathews scored 69 and 79* respectively to help the hosts finish on 244/8 after they elected to bat first once again. Quinton de Kock struck a quick-fire 78-ball 87 at the top which was well supported by Hashim Amla’s run-a-ball 43 and Faf du Plessis’s 41-ball 49. Despite losing wickets in the middle overs, the foundation laid by the top four helped the visiting side chase down the target with 43 balls and four wickets to spare.

All the major stats and numbers from South Africa’s second consecutive win in the ODI series:

8Sri Lanka have failed to win any of their eight ODI matches they played at the Rangiri International Stadium in Dambulla since 2015. They lost seven ODI matches in 4 years while another ODI ended without a result.

9 – This defeat was Sri Lanka’s 9th consecutive at home in the ODI format since defeating Zimbabwe last year. They never lost more than four ODIs in a row and went winless in more than five ODIs at home before the current streak.

10 – South Africa have won each of their last ten ODI matches against Sri Lanka. In the SL vs SA ODI rivalry, this is the longest winning streak, the previous best was six matches.

77 – Suranga Lakmal completed 100 wickets in ODI format in 77 matches. He is the 5th fastest to 100 ODI wickets among the 17 Sri Lankan players who got to the milestone. Ajantha Mendis (63), Lasith Malinga (68), Ferveez Maharoof (75) and Muttiah Muralitharan (76) have taken fewer matches than Lakmal to complete 100 ODI wickets.

150 – Thisara Perera became the 9th Sri Lankan player to bag 150 wickets in ODI format. He took exactly 150 wickets in 135 ODIs with three five-fers and four 4-wicket hauls.

Perera is also the 4th Sri Lankan and the 31st player overall to score 1500+ runs and take 150+ wickets in ODI cricket. The all-rounder also completed 3000 runs in his List A career.

245 – South Africa’s run-chase of 245 runs is their highest successful chase in an ODI in Sri Lanka. Their previous highest was 239 against the Windies in the 2002 Champions Trophy.

Prior to this series, South Africa lost nine of the ten ODIs while chasing against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and one game ended without a result. The Saffers’ win while chasing 194 in the first ODI was their first win while batting 2nd in an ODI against Sri Lanka in the island nation.

245 – The 245-run chase by South Africa is their 2nd highest successful chase against Sri Lanka in the ODI format. Their highest against the Lankans was 248 that came in the 2001 Paarl ODI.

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