Published on February 5th, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg – The statistical highlights
AB de Villiers’ fine return in international cricket, Dwaine Pretorius’ best career figure and Faf de Plessis’ 100 ODI were the main attraction of Pink ODI which South Africa won easily. Also, Quinton de Kock bags his 100th dismissal in ODIs for South Africa as a wicketkeeper.
100 ODIs for Faf du Plessis for South Africa. He became the 21st player from South Africa to represent in ODIs.
100 Dismissal for Quinton de Kock in ODI as a wicket keeper for South Africa in ODIs. He became third wicket keeper from his country to achieve this feat. Mark Boucher 415 (394 Ct & 21 St) and David Richardson 165 (148 Ct & 17 St) have most dismissal than de Kock.
3 Number of lower scores for Sri Lanka against South Africa batting first than today’s 163. Their previous lowest totals against the hosts are 105 in 1998, 128 in 2002 (at The Wanderers, Johannesburg) and 133 in 2015.
3 Batting average for AB De Villiers at the Wanderers, including three hundreds and three fifty. His 31 ball hundred which is fastest hundred in ODIs came at the same venue.
108 Balls remaining in South Africa’s win, their fifth quickest win against Sri Lanka in terms of ball remaining. Two of these five wins have come at The Wanderers (123 balls remaining in 2002).
7 Consecutive series wins for South Africa at home since 2013. They have played 25 matches during and won 20 out of it.