SL v SA 2018 : Only T20I - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in one off the T20I match at Colombo.

Akila Dananjaya took 6 wickets in the last ODI match against South Africa in Colombo (Photo - twitter)

Sri Lanka won the 2 match Test series while South Africa won the 5 match ODI series and now both the teams will face off in one-off the T20I match at RPS Stadium, Colombo and would want to finish it on a winning note.

South Africa made a great comeback in the ODI series after a disastrous performance in Test series. On the other hand, Sri Lanka must be motivated after two back to back ODIs wins. In the fifth ODI for the first time, both Sri Lanka's batting and bowling clicked together and they registered 178 runs big win. And now will be hoping for another great performance from their batsmen and bowlers. 

All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Sri Lanka take on South Africa in one off the T20I match at Colombo :

Head to Head in T20Is -

 Venue   Matches   Won by SL   Won by SA   Tied   NR 
 Sri Lanka   4  1  3  0  0
 South Africa    3  2  1  0  0
 Neutral  2  1  1  0  0
 Overall  9  4  5  0  0

3 - Sri Lanka have lost all the last three T20Is they played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, two losses came against Bangladesh while one came against India earlier this year. 

4 - Sri Lanka has won only 4 of last 15 T20I matches they played. And 3 wins came against Bangladesh and the other one came against India earlier this year in Nidahas trophy. 

6 - Thisara Perera needs 6 more wickets to complete 50 wickets for Sri Lanka in T20I cricket. He will be fourth Sri Lankan bowler to achieve this milestone after Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, and Nuwan Kulasekara.

61 - JP Duminy's T20I batting average against Sri Lanka. The South African all-rounder has also scored most runs (183) in Sri Lanka - South Africa T20Is.

257 - Runs scored by Kusal Mendis in T20Is in 2018 - the most by any Sri Lankan player. He scored these runs at an average of 42. 83 and at a strike rate of 163.89 in just 6 innings with 4 fifties.

353 - Kusal Perera has scored 353 runs in T20Is at an average of 32.09 in 11 innings at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo - the most by any player at this venue.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 14 Aug, 2018

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