• SA vs Sri Lanka head-to-heads

    March 17, 2015
    Kumar Sangakkara, prolific scorer

    Ahead of Wednesday’s first World Cup quarter-final, we look at a history of the two teams in ODI competition dating back to 1992. The teams have always been close, which suggests the outcome in Sydney will be similar. No team has scored more than 339 runs in their head-to-heads.

    The teams have played 59 times, Sri Lanka winning 29 and South Africa 28, with 1 tie and 1 no result.

    MOST RUNS
    1744 Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
    1434 Jacques Kallis (SA)
    1164 Marvan Atapattu (SL)
    1066 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
    893 Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
    842 Graeme Smith (SA)
    786 Jonty Rhodes (SA)
    756 AB de Villiers (SA)
    673 Boeta Dippenaar (SA)
    621 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)
    607 Aravinda de Silva (SL)
    598 Mark Boucher (SA)

    MOST WICKETS
    51 Shaun Pollock (SA)
    49 Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
    40 Chaminda Vaas (SL)
    33 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
    32 Allan Donald (SA)
    31 Jacques Kallis (SA), Lasith Malinga (SL)
    29 Upul Chandana (SL)
    27 Makhaya Ntini (SA)
    23 Lance Klusener (SA)
    21 Ajantha Mendis (SL)

    MOST CATCHES/STUMPINGS
    62 Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
    55 Mark Boucher (SA)
    15 JP Duminy (SA), Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Dave Richardson (SA)
    14 AB de Villiers (SA)
    13 Shaun Pollock (SA), Marvan Atapattu (SL)
    12 Romesh Kaluwithaarana (SL), Roshan Mahanama (SL)
    11 Quinton de Kock (SA), Jacques Kallis (SA)
    10 Jonty Rhodes (SA), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)

    HIGHEST TEAM TOTALS
    339-5 South Africa, Hambantota, July 2014
    320-5 Sri Lanka, Colombo, July 2013
    319-8 Sri Lanka, Centurion, September 2009
    317-6 South Africa, Centurion, November 2002
    314-8 Sri Lanka, Johannesburg, January 2012
    312-4 South Africa, Johannesburg, January 2012
    311-9 South Africa, Lahore, November 1997
    308-8 Sri Lanka, Colombo, August 2004
    307-4 Sri Lanka, Colombo, July 2013
    304-5 South Africa, Colombo, July 2014
    304-5 Sri Lanka, Kimberley, January 2012
    302-7 South Africa, East London, December 2000

    HIGHEST PARTNERSHIPS
    186 AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith, Johannesburg, January 2012
    184 Tillekeratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Pallekele, July 2013
    172* Herschelle Gibbs and Jacques Kallis, Kimberley, December 2002
    163 Tillekeratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thirrimanne, Colombo, July 2013
    158 Tillekeratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Centurion, September 2009
    152 Marvan Atapattu and Aravinda de Silva, Durban, March 2003
    151 Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, Colombo, July 2014
    150 Andrew Hall and Gary Kirsten, Galle, July 2000
    144 Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, Paarl, January 2012
    140 Marvan Atapattu and Aravinda de Silva, Benoni, December 2002
    134* Jacques Kallis and Jonty Rhodes, Paarl, January 2001
    134 Boeta Dippenaar and Graeme Smith, Centurion, November 2002

     



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