SL vs SA 2018 : 2nd Test - Statistical Preview

SL vs SA 2018 : 2nd Test - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the second Test match at Colombo.

Sri Lanka dismissed South Africa for just 126 and 73 runs in the first Test match in Galle. (Photo - Cricket Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka will be eying their first Test series win against South Africa since 2006 when they take on the visitors in the second and last Test match at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.

Sri Lanka outplayed South Africa in all three departments of the game in the first Test match at Galle and a win or draw in the second Test match will seal the series for the hosts.

On the other hand, South Africa had no clue against Sri Lankan spinners and bowled out cheaply for just 126 runs and 73 runs in first and second innings respectively. And to make a come back in the series Proteas batsmen will have to put a great fight against the Lankan spinners. 

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the second and last Test match at Colombo :

Head to Head in Test cricket -

 Team  Match     Won     Lost     Drawn   
 Sri Lanka    26  6  14  6
 South Africa    26  14  6  6

1 - Dale Steyn needs 1 more wicket to surpass Shaun Pollock's tally of 421 wickets and become all-time leading wicket-taker for South Africa in Test cricket.

3 - Hashim Amla needs 3 more runs to become the 3rd South African player to score 9000 Test runs after Jacques Kallis (13206) and Graeme Smith (9253).

4 - Dilruwan Perera needs 25 more runs to become the 4th Sri Lankan player to complete the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Test cricket after Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Rangana Herath.

4 - South Africa have lost 4 out of their last 5 Test matches in Asia. Three losses came against India in 2015 and one against Sri Lanka last week. 

16.15 - Kagiso Rabada's bowling average against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. He has taken 26 wickets in just 4 tests against Sri Lanka. 

1885 - Runs scored by Quinton de Kock in Test cricket and needs 115 more runs to complete 2000 runs in this format. 

2006 - If Sri Lanka wins or draws the second Test match, it'll be their first Test series win against South Africa in the last 12 years. The last time Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 2-0 in 2006 at home. 

4992 - Angelo Mathews needs 8 more runs to complete 5000 Test runs. He will become the 9th Sri Lankan player to achieve the milestone of 5000 Test runs.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 19 Jul, 2018

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