Published on February 11th, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Centurion – Statistical highlights
Amla’s fourth 150-plus, De Kock’s quickest 12th ODI tons helped South Africa to post their highest ever ODI score against Sri Lanka. South Africa whitewashed Sri Lanka and are now the number 1 ODI team, according to the latest ICC ODI rankings.
Here are some statistical highlights from fifth ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
12 ODI hundreds for Quinton de Kock, sixth South African to score 12 or more ODI hundreds. He became the quickest to score 12 ODI hundreds in just 74 innings. His teammate Hashim Amla (81) and Indian run machine Virat Kohli (83) are other quicker batsmen to achieve this feat.
3000 ODI runs for Quinton de Kock, third-quickest for South Africa behind Hashim Amla and Gary Kirsten. He is only second South African wicket keeper after Mark Boucher.
24 ODI hundreds for Hashim Amla, quickest to register that many hundreds in ODIs in 142 innings. Virat Kohli had same in 161 innings. Also, it is his 50th international hundred in 348th innings, which is against quickest by any batsmen.
5 ODI hundreds at Centurion by Hashim Amla in just 12 innings. He has not scored more than two hundreds at any venue.
4 150-plus score by Hashim Amla in ODIs, joint second-most in this format. Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner have scored such score five times in ODIs.
24 Times South Africa has scored 350-plus score in ODIs, most by any team. They overtook India’s tally of 23 in ODIs.
384 Runs by South Africa in their innings, their ninth best totals in ODIs and best against Sri Lanka. They had 367 in previous game which was highest against Lankans and now they surpassed this record in just three days.