SL v SA 2018 : 5th ODI - Statistical Preview

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

Suranga Lakmal defended 8 runs in the last over of fourth ODI against South Africa (Photo - twitter)

After a 3 runs thrilling victory in the fourth ODI Sri Lanka will look to finish the series on a winning note when they take on South Africa in the fifth and last ODI match at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka's top order batsmen Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis have had a disappointing series and have one more chance to come back in form. On the other hand, South Africa might rest a few key players as they have already won the series and are looking to build the team for the World Cup 2019. 

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

Head to Head in ODIs -

 Venue   Matches   Won by SL   Won by SA   Tied   NR 
 Sri Lanka   23  15  7  0  1
 South Africa    28  7  20  1  0
 Neutral  19  8  11  0  0
 Overall  70  30  38  1  1

4 - South Africa have won only 4 out of 12 ODIs and 1 of their last 7 ODIs they played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. 

10 - Lungi Ngidi has taken 10 wickets so far in this series - the most by a South African bowler in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. 

18 - JP Duminy needs to score 18 more runs to complete 5000 ODI runs. He will be the 9th South African player to reach the milestone of 5000 ODI runs. 

19 - Kusal Mendis hasn't scored a fifty-plus score in his last 19 ODIs. Since his last fifty plus score (86 vs Zimbabwe at Galle, 2017) he has scored only 229 runs at an average of 13.47 in 19 ODIs with a highest score of 36.

44.83 - All-rounder Thisara Perera's ODI batting average in 2018. With 269 runs he is the second leading run scorer for Sri Lanka in ODIs in 2018 and he has also taken most ODIs wickets (18) for Sri Lanka this year.

215 - Runs scored by JP Duminy in this series and needs 30 more runs to go past his best series tally of 244 runs against India at home back in 2011.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 12 Aug, 2018

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