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 Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva.
South Africa Team Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, David Miller, JP Duminy, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Dwaine Pretprius, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla.
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