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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018, One-off T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers from Sri Lanka’s victory in the one-off T20I.

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Sri Lankan team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa stumbled to their fifth defeat on the tour of Sri Lanka as they registered their lowest T20I total in the one-off T20I at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The home team’s spinners ran through the South African line-up as they shared seven wickets between them. The visiting side was bundled out for just 98 runs but did give a bit of a fight before ending their tour with a loss. The Sri Lankans batted 16 overs losing seven wickets to get to the target of 99 runs.

All the major stats and numbers from Sri Lanka’s victory in the one-off T20I:

7 – Number of wickets Sri Lankan spinners bagged in South Africa’s innings. These are the joint 2nd most number of wickets for Sri Lankan spinners in a T20I. They took as many as nine wickets in the WT20 2012 match against Zimbabwe in Hambantota.

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7 – Number of times Sri Lanka have bowled out their opponents under 100 in T20I cricket. Only Pakistan (8) have bundled out their opponents under 100 more often than Lanka. India and New Zealand bowled out their oppositions on six times apiece in this format.


7 – Sri Lanka lost seven wickets during their chase of 99 in this game. These are the 2nd most number of wickets a team lost during a successful chase of less than 100 runs in T20I format. Hong Kong lost eight wickets while chasing a target of 73 set by Nepal in the Colombo T20I in 2014.


11.59 – Average runs scored per wicket in this match is the 2nd lowest in any T20I game. (Min: 190 runs) The 2010 T20I between Windies and Ireland at the Providence in Guyana had an average of 10.84 as 206 runs were aggregated in the game for the loss of 18 wickets.


16 – Overs Sri Lanka needed to chase the target of 99 runs. These are the 6th most number of overs a team needed to successfully chase a target less than 100 in T20I cricket. Ireland batted out 20 overs chasing Windies’ total of 96 in the Kingston T20I in 2014.


98/10 – South Africa’s total of 98 in this game is their lowest total in T20I format surpassing 100/10 they made against Pakistan in the Centurion T20I in 2013.


2013 – The last instance when Sri Lanka won a home T20I series/tournaments was way back in 2013 when they defeated New Zealand in one-off T20I. In these five years, Sri Lanka played six T20I series/tournament at home before winning this. The Lankans ended up on the losing side in four of them while the other two series ended in a draw.

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