Sri Lanka vs South Africa match, Weather Update in Chester-le-Street today: Full game expected at Riverside Ground with no threat of rain

Sri Lanka take on already-eliminated South Africa in Match 35 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street with hopes for advancing to the semi-final. The weather is expected to be clear and sunny with no threat of rain.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 28, 2019 08:06:07 IST

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Chester-le-street weather update, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: It will be all to play for from Sri Lanka’s perspective when they take on the already-eliminated South Africa in Match 35 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as Chester-le-Street hosts its first match of the tournament on Friday.

The Proteas have endured a horrific World Cup campaign as their exit was all but confirmed following their 49-run loss to an unpredictable Pakistan side a few days back.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa match, Weather Update in Chester-le-Street today: Full game expected at Riverside Ground with no threat of rain

Sri Lanka still have a slim chance of progressing to the semifinals. AP

In their seven matches so far, Faf du Plessis’ side only has the win against Afghanistan so far, with one game being washed out.

Only the Proteas captain scored a half-century, whereas Quinton de Kock (47) and Andile Phehlukwayo (46) missed out on their respective fifties in their run-chase of 309 against Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka still have a slim chance of progressing to the semifinals following their 20-run win over hosts and favourites England.

Following the South Africa clash, the Lankan Lions have fixtures against West Indies and India on 1 July and 6 July respectively.

It was a four-wicket haul from Lasith Malinga and fine contributions from Angelo Mathews (85), Kusal Mendis (46) and Avishka Fernando (49) which led them to victory as Sri Lanka successfully defended their total of 232-9.

Even two of Islanders’ matches have been abandoned in a tournament which has witnessed record number of washouts so far.

However, the forecast for Friday looks good and the fans can take breathe easy. According to AccuWeather, even though it will be partly cloudy when the match begins at 10.30 AM local time, conditions are set to improve by 12 PM local time, with the sun to shine and there is zero percent of rain.

This would mean that the team winning the toss will look to bat first on Friday.

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Updated Date: Jun 28, 2019 08:06:07 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254