After a disastrous performance in the 2-Test match series against the hosts Sri Lanka, South Africa will look to return to winning ways when they take on Sri Lanka in the first ODI match at Dambulla on Sunday.
South Africa will be without their best batsman AB de Villiers who retired from international cricket in May. On the other hand, Sri Lanka who has been poor in this format for the last two years will be hoping for a better star under the leadership of Angelo Mathews who was appointed limited overs captain again earlier this year.
All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the first ODI match at Dambulla :
Head to Head in ODIs -
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1 - Thisara Perera needs 1 more wicket to complete 150 wickets in ODI cricket. He will become the 9th Sri Lankan bowler to reach this landmark.
5 - Number of hundreds scored by Hashim Amla in ODIs against Sri Lanka - the most by a South Africa player.
8 - Sri Lanka has lost all their last eight ODIs against South Africa. They beat South Africa last time by 87 runs in the Pallekele ODI in 2014.
98 - Wickets were taken by Suranga Lakmal in ODIs and need 2 more wickets to become the 17th Sri Lankan bowler to achieve the milestones of 100 ODIs wickets.
100 - The first ODI will be Angelo Mathews' 100th ODI match as Sri Lanka captain. Mathews will become the 4th Sri Lankan player to captain in 100 or more ODI matches after Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene.
902 - Hashim Amla needs 98 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka. He will be the second South African to score 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka after Jacques Kallis (1434).