Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018, 3rd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during South Africa’s 78-run win over Sri Lanka.

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

South Africa clinched the 5-match ODI series in Sri Lanka by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead after three matches as they defeated the hosts in the high-scoring 3rd ODI in Pallekele. South Africa lost the toss for the 5th consecutive time on the tour but Sri Lanka, for the first time, elected to bowl first. Debutant Reeza Hendricks’ hundred was followed by JP Duminy’s 92 and complemented with fifties from Hashim Amla and David Miller. Sri Lanka kept losing wickets in pursuit of the 364-run target. Dhananjaya de Silva, who walked out to bat at No.7, scored a 66-ball 84 to help the hosts finish on 285 in 45.2 overs.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during South Africa’s 78-run win over Sri Lanka:

3 – Number of century stands between JP Duminy and David Miller in the ODI format for the 5th wicket. They are the 9th pair with three and more 100+ ODI stands for the 5th wicket. Only MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina (5) pair has shared more than three century partnerships for the 5th wicket in the ODI format.


4/75 – Thisara Perera conceded 75 runs in his ten overs for taking a 4-wicket haul. This is the 5th most expensive 4-wicket haul in the ODI format and the most expensive for Sri Lanka. Ajantha Mendis conceded 73 runs in 9.4 overs when he took four wickets in the Ranchi ODI in 2014 against India.


11 – Sri Lanka now have lost their 11th consecutive ODI game against South Africa. This is their 2nd longest losing streak against any team in the ODI format behind their 14 consecutive losses to Australia between 1985 and 1992.


88 – Reeza Hendricks’ 88-ball century is the fastest by any player on ODI debut. The previous fastest century by any player on ODI debut was off 103 balls by Mark Chapman in 2015 for Hong Kong against UAE.


102 – Hendricks became the 14th player to score a century on ODI debut and the 3rd South African player after Colin Ingram and Temba Bavuma.


363/7 – South Africa’s total of 363/7 is their highest total in the ODI format in Sri Lanka surpassing the total of 339/5 they made against the hosts in the Hambantota ODI in 2014.

This is also South Africa’s 3rd highest ODI total against Sri Lanka behind 384/6 and 367/5 which they made in the 2017 home ODI series.


648 – A total of 648 runs were scored in this game which is the 2nd most in an ODI game in Sri Lanka. The 1996 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and Kenya in Kandy aggregated 652 runs. The hosts made 398/5 batting first while Kenya posted 254/7 in response.


1023 – Hashim Amla completed 1000 runs in the ODI format against Sri Lanka. He is the 2nd South African to score 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka after Jacques Kallis (1434). Amla scored the 1023 runs against the Lankans in 18 innings with five centuries and four fifties.

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