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.
Lasith Malinga recorded the only instance in ODIs of a bowler taking four wickets in four balls in the 2007 ICC Cricket 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 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.