South Africa will be eying series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI match at Pallekele. In the first two ODIs, South Africa outplayed Sri Lanka in all the three departments and their bowling have been excellent especially the pacers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan batting and fielding have disappointed the most in the first two games and if they want to stay alive in this series then top order have to score big runs, although in bowling department Sri Lanka has done well so far.
All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in the Third ODI match at Pallekele :
Head to Head in ODIs -
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3 - Sri Lanka lost all their last 3 ODIs at Pallekele Cricket Stadium and their last ODI win at this venue came against West Indies in 2015. Though they beat South Africa by 87 runs here in 2014.
6/54 - Last year Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya took 6/54 in an ODI against India at Pallekele Cricket Stadium.
10 - Sri Lanka has lost all their last 10 ODIs against South Africa. Last time they beat South Africa by 87 runs in the Pallekele ODI back in 2014. And they also lost their last 9 ODIs at home.
51 - Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Janith Perera needs 63 more runs to reach the milestone of 2000 runs in ODI cricket.
964 - Hashim Amla needs 36 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).
3994 - Runs scored by Quinton de Kock in ODIs and needs 6 more runs to become the 12th South African batsman to score 4000 runs in ODIs.