Sri Lanka vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Dambulla

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FirstCricket Staff, Jul 29, 2018 10:15:31 IST

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

193/10
Overs
34.3
R/R
5.63
Fours
22
Sixes
1
Extras
19
196/5
Overs
31.0
R/R
6.32
Fours
27
Sixes
3
Extras
6

Sri Lanka's injury-prone skipper Angelo Mathews has ruled himself out of bowling during the one-day internationals against South Africa which start on Sunday.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Dambulla

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. Agencies

Mathews has been troubled by recurring injuries since being brought back as one-day captain in January and had to sit out some matches before the current series against South Africa.

The 31-year-old all-rounder said he still expected the team to show new signs of recovery after a disastrous 2017. They convincingly beat South Africa in a two-match Test series.

"We would like to play better cricket than what we have been doing in limited overs," Mathews said ahead of the first ODI at Dambulla.

"We started very well in the Test series, and hope we can continue with the momentum in the ODIs."

Mathews, who has taken 114 wickets in 196 ODIs, said he will not risk himself against South Africa. "I won't be bowling in this series. Hope to start bowling in the nets and see how I feel."

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: Jul 29, 2018 10:15:31 IST






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