I started a new table for this year, and noticed how many big partnerships there were in the Sri Lanka - South Africa series. There were 8 that came out with an adjusted score of 100 or more in 5 games. Compare this to last years series where there was a big partnership in about 2/3 of the matches.
Here is the table of the big contributions:
|AB de Villiers, GC Smith||186||70/2, 17.1||256/3, 45.1||194|
|JH Kallis, HM Amla||144||9/1, 2.4||153/2, 28.3||182|
|WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan||94||-||94/1, 18.3||133|
|AN Peterson, GC Smith||84||-||84/1, 13.1||115|
|GC Smith, HM Amla||76||-||76/1, 16.3||107|
|AB de Villiers, GC Smith||87||84/1, 13.1||171/2, 23.5||101|
|WU Tharanga, LD Chandimal||84||21/2, 9.6||105/3, 28.3||101|
|KC Sangakkara, TM Dilshan||83||17/1, 3.1||100/2, 16.2||100|
DLAS is Duckworth-Lewis Adjusted Score
It is clear that the batsmen certainly enjoyed themselves in this series. It will be interesting now to see if the New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Australian or Indian batsmen will enjoy the same success.