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Sri Lanka v. South Africa

Sri Lanka v South Africa ODI Series 2013

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy: Friday 26 July 2013 14:30 (day 1 of 1)

Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: South Africa win by 56 runs

  1. Sri Lanka's victory in the second match of the series means they lead the head-to-head One Day International record between these teams by 26 wins to 25, with one tie and one no result.
  2. Sri Lanka have joined Australia as the only teams to have beaten South Africa in ODIs more often than they have lost to them.
  3. Sri Lanka's decision to bat first in the second match of the series was the only time in the last 23 ODIs (involving a Test playing nation) that the toss-winning captain did not elect to field.
  4. Sri Lanka have won four and lost four of their completed ODIs at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. South Africa have never played at the venue.
  5. Tillakaratne Dilshan (7,423) needs 34 runs to overtake Arjuna Ranatunga (7,456) as the sixth highest Sri Lankan ODI run scorer.
  6. AB de Villiers is the joint-sixth highest South African ODI run scorer with Hansie Cronje, with 5,565 runs.
  7. Only Umesh Yadav (19.5%) has induced a higher percentage of play and misses than Morne Morkel (17.6%) in ODIs this year (200+ balls, Test-playing nations only).