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5 biggest margins of victory in ODI cricket

Neelabhra Roy
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 29 Oct 2018
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#4 258 runs - South Africa vs Sri Lanka

South Africa handed Sri Lanka one of their most humiliating defeats


South Africa won the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 and both teams then locked horns in the ODI series with the first match being held at Paarl. South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first. The Proteas lost Graeme Smith early but Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis added 144 to put them back on track.

Following Kallis’ dismissal for 72, Amla was joined at the crease by AB de Villiers and the duo added 91 for the third wicket with Amla reaching his century and ABD reaching his half-century. De Villiers was dismissed for 52 and Amla was dismissed shortly after, for 112. The remainder of the South African batting couldn’t do much and they ended their innings on 301/8 from their 50 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka put on one of their worst ever batting displays as Morne Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe skittled them out for 43 on the same ground where Sri Lanka had skittled out Canada for 36 (the lowest total in World Cup history). This remains Sri Lanka’s lowest ever ODI total.

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Published 14 Jun 2017, 16:50 IST
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