Sri Lanka Vs South Africa LIVE SCORE (odi)

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa At Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, 28 June, 2019

28 June, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

203/10 (49.3 ov)

Match 35

206/1 (37.2 ov)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Sri Lanka South Africa
203/10 (49.3 ov) - R/R 4.10 206/1 (37.2 ov) - R/R 5.51

Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

This Over
1
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Hashim Amla not out 80 105 5 0
Faf du Plessis (C) not out 96 103 10 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Thisara Perera 5.2 1 28 0
Isuru Udana 5 0 29 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 31/1 (4.5)

175 (175) R/R: 5.38

Faf du Plessis 96(103)
Hashim Amla 65(92)

Quinton de Kock (W) 15(16) S.R (93.75)

b Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Highlights: Proteas cruise to nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Highlights: Proteas cruise to nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka

Highlights

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22:35 (IST)

That brings us to to the end of the 35th match of the 2019 ICC World Cup. The South Africans have only made it all the more difficult for Sri Lanka as far as their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals are concerned. The Proteas were clinical in their display today, winning every phase of the match barring the first powerplay of the Sri Lanka innings, and deserved the nine-wicket victory in the end. Captain Faf du Plessis though, will be ruing the fact that they've rediscovered their golden touch at a time when they're already out of contention for the knockouts. 

We have another Saturday double-header coming up next, with Afghanistan taking on Pakistan in the clash that takes place at 3 pm IST (10.30 am local time). The evening fixture will then witness another pair of neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, locking horns at the 'Home of Cricket'. 

Do join us in our coverage of the double-header tomorrow. For now, it's a goodbye from us. 

22:29 (IST)

Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain:

Long time coming, eh? It was a good game, we did ourselves justice. We showed the talent we have in that dressing room. I thought we bowled really well, and Dwaine was exceptional. We’ve been trying to get him into the team so badly, but it wasn’t working from a combination point of view.

I thought we didn’t start well. The nature of the wicket told me we had to bowl straight lines. That’s why we had Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo on a little sooner than expected. It looked like the kind of wicket where if you have a consistent top of the stumps line and length, it would be harder to deal with the bowling.

It feels bittersweet. It doesn’t feel like it means that much. You almost feel like it’s a little bit too late. But I think we showed how well we bat today. Hashim and myself gave us a great foundation. If you have a good partnership, you can put anyone under pressure.

I think that Bangladesh was the one that took the wind out of our sails. Bangladesh played an unbelievable game and because we had a game straight after that, we maybe carried our morale into that one. The first week put us back, but we can’t hide from that.

22:23 (IST)

Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka captain: All departments went wrong, especially the batting. We thought Kusal (Perera) and Avishka (Fernando) batted well, after which we even struggled to get singles. There was only 200 on the board and the wicket was only getting better and better. They played well. Wicket was a bit slow, and they bowled really well. They built pressure and kept fielders in the ring. They planned really well. We couldn't get singles, and went for the big shots. We need to get wickets. Mali (Malinga) started really well, but at the other end nobody could get a wicket. We have two more games to go and have to win those games. West Indies and India are tough sides, and we have to work hard. 

22:14 (IST)

Man of the match, Dwaine Pretorius

Yeah, I’m just happy we got over the line today and I’m glad I could play a part in it.

I try to work as hard as possible to be fit when I’m called up, I get a lot of flak for that from the guys. I’m glad I got to contribute when they needed me.

The guys are stoked. We showed today what we’re all about as a unit, but I’m sad it only came now.

22:10 (IST)

After 37.2 overs,South Africa 206/1 ( Hashim Amla 80 , Faf du Plessis (C) 96)

Perera bowls what turns out to be the final couple of deliveries of the day. Amla collects a single off the first ball, before du Plessis tickles the ball towards the fine leg fence to collect the winning boundary, finishing unbeaten on 96, with Amla on 80 at the other end. A dominant display from the Proteas, absolutely bossing the Sri Lankans throughout the match barring the first powerplay of the Lankan innings. 

22:07 (IST)
four

FOUR! Du Plessis guides the delivery from Perera towards the fine leg fence, collecting the winning runs as a result! He remains unbeaten on 96, with Amla on 80 at the other end, as South Africa hammer Sri Lanka by nine wickets at Chester-le-Street! SA 206/1

22:04 (IST)

After 37 overs,South Africa 201/1 ( Hashim Amla 79 , Faf du Plessis (C) 92)

Looks like du Plessis has given up on his pursuit of a century as Amla collects a double off each of the first two deliveries to bring up the 200 for the Proteas and inch closer to the finish line. Amla punches the ball through square for a single off the penultimate ball. 

22:01 (IST)

After 36 overs,South Africa 196/1 ( Hashim Amla 74 , Faf du Plessis (C) 92)

Amla collects a single off the first delivery. Du Plessis then drills the ball down the ground for a boundary two balls later, entering the 90s in the process. Dot off each of the last three balls. Malinga signs off with 1/47. South Africa need 8 to win from 14 overs. 

21:59 (IST)
four

FOUR! Driven down the ground by du Plessis! Both mid off and mid on give the ball a chase, and give up in the end. The South Africa captain moves to the 90s with that shot. SA 196/1

21:57 (IST)

After 35 overs,South Africa 191/1 ( Hashim Amla 73 , Faf du Plessis (C) 88)

Both du Plessis and Amla collect a single each, before the former drives the ball straight down the ground to collect a boundary off the last delivery. South Africa need 13 to win from 15 overs.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Perera bowls what turns out to be the final couple of deliveries of the day. Amla collects a single off the first ball, before du Plessis tickles the ball towards the fine leg fence to collect the winning boundary, finishing unbeaten on 96, with Amla on 80 at the other end. A dominant display from the Proteas, absolutely bossing the Sri Lankans throughout the match barring the first powerplay of the Lankan innings.

Preview: Nuwan Pradeep is down with fever and he is unlikely to play today. Suranga Lakmal is expected to come in. Sri Lanka have few issues with number six spot. There is an opening for Lahiru Thirimanne in that position.

These teams met in South Africa in March and the Proteas completed a 5-0 whitewash.

Pride is at stake for Faf du Plessis' South Africa as they take on Sri Lanka in Match 35 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, Durham on Friday.

South Africa, who are already eliminated after suffering five defeats from seven matches, will look to spoil the chances of Sri Lanka, who can stay in contention for the semis spot with a win on Saturday. Sri Lanka are currently seventh, but two points would take them straight up to fifth, just below England.

In their previous match, Sri Lanka pulled off a thriller against England, restricting them to 212 in a chase of 240, ensuring they stay in the race for top four. Lasith Malinga was the game-changer on that day, as the veteran pacer picked four crucial wickets in his 10 overs.

Going into the game with nothing to lose, South Africa will be eager to restore lost pride by winning their remaining two matches.

Full Team Squads

Sri Lanka Team Players: Dimuth Karunaratne  (c), Suranga LakmalIsuru UdanaLasith MalingaKusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Nuwan PradeepSuranga LakmalJeevan MendisThisara PereraLahiru ThirimanneJeffrey VandersayMilinda SiriwardanaAvishka FernandoDhananjaya de Silva.

South Africa Team Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de KockImran TahirDavid MillerJP DuminyLungi NgidiKagiso RabadaAiden MarkramChris MorrisAndile PhehlukwayoTabraiz ShamsiDale SteynDwaine PretpriusRassie van der DussenHashim Amla.

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Updated Date: June 28, 2019 22:33:14 IST

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