SL vs SA 2018 : 2nd ODI - Statistical Preview

SL vs SA 2018 : 2nd ODI - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the Second ODI match at Dambulla.

Tambraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets in the first ODI at Dambulla. (Photo - AFP)

After a disastrous performance in two Test match series, South Africa bounced back in the ODI series and defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the first ODI at Dambulla and now they'll be hoping to make two in two when they play against the hosts at the same venue.

In the first game, South African bowlers ran through Sri Lanka's batting line up especially Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi who both took 4 wickets apiece and in batting Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy all played good knocks.

On the other hand, top order batting form is a big concern for Sri Lanka, except Kusal Janith Perera and Thisara Perera no one could face the South African bowlers and got out cheaply. Captain Mathews will be hoping for a better show from himself as well as from other players to make a comeback in this five-match ODI series. 

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the Second ODI match at Dambulla :

Head to Head in ODIs -

 Venue   Matches   Won by SL   Won by SA   Tied   NR 
 Sri Lanka   20  14  5  0  1
 South Africa    28  7  20  1  0
 Neutral  19  8  11  0  0
 Overall  67  29  36  1  1

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. 

4/33 - Tabraiz Shamsi's bowling figures of 4/33 in the first ODI are the best bowling figures by a South African spinner in Sri Lanka. The previous best bowling figures were recorded by Imran Tahir who took 3/50 in Colombo ODI in 2014. 

9 - Sri Lanka has lost all their last nine ODIs against South Africa. Last time they beat South Africa by 87 runs in the Pallekele ODI in 2014. 

50 - The second ODI match will be 50th match of Kagiso Rabada's ODI career. He has taken 79 wickets in 49 ODIs so far. 

63 - Kusal Janith Perera needs 63 more runs to reach the milestone of 2000 runs in ODI cricket. 

99 - Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal needs 1 more wicket to become the 17th Sri Lankan bowler to take 100 or more wickets in ODI cricket.

921 - Hashim Amla needs 79 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).

3907 - Runs scored by Quinton de Kock in ODIs and needs 93 more runs to become the 12th South African batsman to score 4000 runs in ODIs.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 01 Aug, 2018

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