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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