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Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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South Africa v Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Durban – Miller, du Plessis ton power South Africa’s impressive victory

David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored tons, while Sri Lanla’s poor form in overseas matches continued. Here are stat highlights from second ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

2003 Last time both teams met at Durban was in 2003 World Cup. The match was tie by Duckworth-Lewis and unlucky South Africa failed to qualify for the Super Six stage.

74 Times South Africa posted 300 or more runs in an ODI inning. Australia (95) and India (93) have more such innings than South Africa. Australia took 897 matches and India took 907 matches while South Africa takes only 566 matches for it.

32 ODI wickets for Imran Tahir since start of 2016; fourth most during period and the most by a South African bowler. Mitchell Starc (36), Josh Hazlewood (34), Adam Zampa (34) are top wicket takers ahead of Tahir.

8 Lost for Sri Lanka in 17 matches they played after World Cup 2015 away from home. They have won only games; 1 against New Zealand, 2 against Ireland and 2 against Zimbabwe. 3 matches produced no-result while 1 match being tied against England.

11 Straight win for South Africa at home. Last time they lost the game at home was in early 2016; when they lost to England at Port Elizabeth by 5 wickets.

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