ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final: South Africa v Sri Lanka - Factfile
Ten facts for Wednesday`s World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground (14:30 local/03:30 GMT):
Sydney: Ten facts for Wednesday`s World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground (14:30 local/03:30 GMT):
- Seven of the last eight one-day internationals between these teams have been won by the team that batted first. All eight of these matches were played in Sri Lanka.
- The last 16 ODIs between South Africa and Sri Lanka have produced eight wins apiece.
- Mahela Jayawardene averages 22.9 in the 42 ODI innings he has played against South Africa, his second lowest average against the 18 teams he has faced.
- Lasith Malinga recorded the only instance in ODIs of a bowler taking four wickets in four balls in the 2007 World Cup clash between these teams, a one-wicket victory for South Africa.
- Malinga has taken 92 ODI wickets bowled, the joint-fifth most with Anil Kumble. Wasim Akram (176) has the most.
- Kumar Sangakkara needs one stumping to become the first wicket-keeper to take 100 ODI stumpings.
- Sangakkara needs four runs to become the seventh player to score 500 runs in a World Cup tournament. He has four centuries in this tournament, the most recorded in a single World Cup.
- De Villiers (1,142 runs in 21 innings) needs seven runs to pass Jacques Kallis (1,148 in 32) as South Africa`s leading World Cup run-scorer.
- Tillakaratne Dilshan has scored 148 runs off the 144 balls Morne Morkel has bowled to him in ODIs and been dismissed twice.
- David Miller has scored 32 runs off the 19 balls Thisara Perera has bowled to him in ODIs, hitting two fours and three sixes, without being dismissed.