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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: Amla, Faf script 9-wicket win for South Africa

Highlights Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC World Cup 2019: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla built a 175 run partnership as they helped their side to a massive 9-run win over Sri Lanka.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 28, 2019 22:10 IST

Highlights Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC World Cup 2019: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla built a 175 run partnership as they helped their side to a massive 9-run win over Sri Lanka. Faf remained unbeaten on 96, while Amla scored an unbeaten 80. Lasith Malinga knocked down Quinton de Kock’s with a beautiful yorker which remained Proteas’ only loss. Earlier, Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris struck thrice, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada took two while JP Duminy and Andile Phehlukwayo got one wicket each as Sri Lanka were all out for 203 against South Africa.


Follow Highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa:

22:05 hrs IST

South Africa win by 9 wickets

Faf du Plessis flicks one down the leg side for a boundary and South Africa complete an easy run chase. South Africa win by 9 wickets. Faf du Plessis remains unbeaten on 96 and Hashim Amla unbeaten on 80. A partnership of 175 runs.

21:58 hrs IST

8 runs needed in 87 balls

Two fours in Lasith Malinga’s over and South Africa just need 8 more to win. Faf on 92 - can he get to a hundred?

21:45 hrs IST

The last rites being written

South Africa need 26 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis are cruising at the moment. A real perfect performance from Proteas.

21:33 hrs IST

Amla saved by DRS

Hashim Amla has been trapped by Jeevan Mendis. The umpire gives it out. Amla took the review, but he was walking back. But the replays showed it was pitched outside leg.

21:16 hrs IST


Skipper Faf du Plessis brings up his half century in 70 balls. South Africa are 137/1 in 27.1 overs. This is getting easy for Proteas.

20:58 hrs IST

South Africa cruising

Malinga manages to bowl a maiden over. But Sri Lanka need wickets. At this moment, South Africa are cruising with 78 runs to win in 28 overs.

20:43 hrs IST


Hashim Amla brings up his half century - in 56 balls. This would have boost his confidence for the rest of the tour if Proteas had survived. SA 106/1 in 19.1 overs

20:37 hrs IST

100 runs up

South Africa have reached the 100-run mark in the 19th over. Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla are cruising in this chase.

20:29 hrs IST

Lakmal expensive

Suranga Lakmal has been pretty expensive in the match so far. Faf du Plessis pulls one short ball to midwicket for four. Good over for Proteas - 12 runs more to win.

20:20 hrs IST

15 overs gone

This has been a good partnership building between Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla. The duo have ensured the pressure is back on Sri Lanka with a low total to chase. 15 overs gone, SA 75/1

20:13 hrs IST

Jeevan Mendis into attack

Jeevan Mendis is into the attack. He did not enjoy a nice time in the previous match, only got three overs. But can he do wonders here?

20:07 hrs IST

Amla looking to target Perera

Amla is looking to target Thisara Perera. Tries to flex his muscles and get runs on the board. But failed to get a boundary in the over. 12 overs gone, SA 62/1.

19:58 hrs IST

10 overs gone

A little bit of width and Amla slashed it hard towards mid-off for four. Another one from Faf du Plessis to end the over. 10 overs gone, South Africa are 53/1.

19:49 hrs IST

Runds dried up

The difference a wicket can make in a match is clearly visible. The runs have dried up and Amla who was looking confident and energetic before, is now looking sloppy.

19:34 hrs IST

Cleaned up!

Lasith Malinga has cleaned up Quinton de Kock with a spectacular yorker. De Kock departs for 15. SA 31/1.

19:29 hrs IST

Glorious shot

Quinton de Kock glides it for a boundary - pitched full and outside off stump and the ball goes to the boundary ropes. Good start for Proteas.

19:24 hrs IST

Malinga under pressure

Pitched up from Lasith Malinga, and Quinton de Kock glides it for a straight boundary. The pressure is now on the bowler, being hit fir three boundaries already.

19:14 hrs IST

Malinga punished in one over

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla out to bat to start the chase. Lasith Malinga starts the attack with the new ball. Malinga punished in the first over, with Amla driving two boundaries. 1 over gone, Sri Lanka 8/0.

19:12 hrs IST

Pretorious speaks

“It was the type of wicket where you just had to be disciplined. I think the partnerships worked well today and that was the best performance of the tournament so far. It’s just basic, basic cricket. Hit the top of off. The wicket looks slightly slow, big outfield. So I think good cricket shots for us and running hard is going to be the key.”

18:48 hrs IST

SL 203 all out

Lasith Malinga got a boundary off Chris Morris to take their score past 200 but the happiness did not last long as he miscued the shot completely and was caught by Faf Du Plessis. SL 203 all out.

18:41 hrs IST

Udana departs

Second wicket for Kagiso Rabada as he dismisses Isuru Udana for 17. A wild shot from the tail-ender and Rabada was able to complete the catch off his own bowling. Sri Lanka 197/9

18:37 hrs IST

Bee Invasion

A swarm of bees has invaded the ground and all the players and officials are on the ground. Chris Morris used the time to get some exercise but now, they are up. Play resumes and Sri Lanka are 195/8

18:32 hrs IST

Too little too late

47 overs gone. Sri Lanka are 192 for the loss of eight wickets. Some intent shown by Isuru Udana and Suranga Lakmal but this feels like too little too late for the Lankans.

18:24 hrs IST

Phehlukwayo strikes

A good catch by Kagiso Rabada in the deep as Andile Phehlukwayo took the wicket of Thisara Perera. He went for the big shot but ended up giving a catch to Rabada. 45.3 overs gone - SL are 184/8.

18:17 hrs IST

Scarcity of runs

44 overs gone. Sri Lanka are 179 for the loss of seven wickets. Just 16 runs came in the last four overs and this is not helping matters for Sri Lanka. They never looked convincing after the initial loss of wickets and with South Africa bowlers bowling with intent, 200 looks like a tough target for them.

18:08 hrs IST

Stat Attack: Mendis

Jeevan Mendis dismissed for 18 (46)

This is the most balls faced by him in an ODI innings since (4 Aug 2012)

In that match he scored 72 (88 balls) vs India

This is now the lowest SR knock of this WC (min. 40 balls faced)

18:02 hrs IST

Mendis out

Chris Morris gets his second wicket as Jeevan Mendis is caught at fine leg by Dwayne Pretorius. A clear top edge and the ball ballooned off his bat. Pretorious made no mistake in completing the catch and Sri Lanka seven wickets down for 163.

17:57 hrs IST

Expensive over from Duminy

Duminy concedes 14 runs in his over and it came against the run of play. There was a boundary from Jeevan Mendis while five runs he conceded through wides. South Africa will have to stop these runs in order to keep the score to a low one.

17:50 hrs IST

Stat Attack: Dhananjaya

Dhananjaya de Silva dismissed by Duminy for 24 (41)

Back to back score of 20s for de Silva

Only the 2nd time in ODIs has he been out bowled.

The last time he got bowled in ODIs was also against a South African spinner (Imran Tahir was the player back then)

17:43 hrs IST

Duminy strikes

JP Duminy strikes with the very first ball of the spell and Dhananjaya De Silva is dismissed for 24. A straight delivery and De Silva made a complete mess of it. The batsman went for the reverse sweep but missed the ball completely and it crashed into the middle stump. SL 136/6

17:39 hrs IST

Looking for a strong finish

Till now, Sri Lanka have not looked like a solid batting unit in this game but they will need to get their act together with 14 overs to go. Kagiso Rabada has already bowled two maiden overs and after 36 overs, South Africa are five wickets down for 135.

17:31 hrs IST

Sluggish batting

34 overs gone. Sri Lanka are 128/5. This is not going well for the Islanders at all as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and not a single partnership lasted for a very long time. They need a good finish if they want to take their score to anywhere in the race of 220 to 250.

17:18 hrs IST

Stat Attack: K Mendis

Kusal Mendis departs for 23 (51)

The 2nd time that Chris Morris has dismissed Kusal Mendis in ODIs

Pretorius picks up his 3rd wicket

This is the 4th time that he has picked up a 3-fer in ODIs

The 2nd time against SL in ODIs (to pick up a 3-fer)

17:07 hrs IST

Third for Pretorious

Dwaine Pretorius took his third wicket as Kusal Perera is caught for 23. A loose shot from the Sri Lanka batsman and Chris Morris took a tough catch inside the ring as Sri Lanka lost their fifth wicket. SL 111/5

16:56 hrs IST

Stat Attack: Mathews

Angelo Mathews departs for 11 (29)

This is his lowest score in his last 5 ODI inns vs SA

He is dismissed out bowled after 10 dismissed ODI innings

The last time hes was bowled in ODIs was vs India (17 Dec 2017)

This is the 2nd time that Sri Lanka has lost their first 4 wickets inside or at 100 runs in this WC.

16:49 hrs IST

Mathews out

Dreadful shot from Angelo Mathews as he played the delivery onto his stumps. A needless shot from the veteran and Chris Morris has provided the fourth breakthrough for South Africa. Sri Lanka 100/4

16:45 hrs IST

Tahir’s here

Imran Tahir was introduced into the attack but Sri Lanka batsmen were not bothered much by the spinner in his opening over. In the next over. Angelo Mathews read the ball from Chris Morris perfectly and slammed it for the boundary. SL 100/3

16:39 hrs IST

Still no Tahir

Still no sign of Imran Tahir as the match heads towards the halfway mark. He has been the top performer for the Proteas with 10 wickets to his name and he can be the deciding factor at this juncture of the game. SL 91/3

16:28 hrs IST

Slow but steady

Kusal Mendis 9* (23) and Angelo Mathews 5*(15) are batting quite slowly but that is the ask of the hour. Sri Lanka lost three wickets quite early and right now, the most important thing for them will be a good partnership. After 17 overs, SL are 85/3.

16:20 hrs IST

Steady run rate

The run rate has taken a huge damage after the two quick wickets. However, thanks to the good start, Sri Lanka are still 83/3 after 15.3 overs and a good partnership between Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews can steady things for them.

16:07 hrs IST

Stat Attack: Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera dismissed for 30 (34)

2nd time out bowled in his last 3 ODI innings.

In his 5 innings this WC, he got out 4 times against a fast bowler.

16:01 hrs IST

Double Strike

Dwaine Pretorius strikes once again! A straight delivery from the fast bowler and Kusal Perera edged it onto his stumps. Perera departs for 30 as Sri Lanka are three wickets down for 72.

15:58 hrs IST

Stat Attack - Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando out for 30 (29)

His scores in his last 5 ODI inns vs SA are as follows:

30 (today), 9, 29, 23, 10

This is the 3rd time (in 5 matches) in this WC that Sri Lanka have lost atleast 2 wickets inside the first 10 overs.

15:53 hrs IST

Fernando out

First wicket of the World Cup for Dwaine Pretorius as he dismissed Avishka Fernando for 30. Fernando was looking in good touch but he ended up top edging a seemingly ordinary delivery and Faf Du Plessis completed an easy catch. Sri Lanka 67/2

15:38 hrs IST

Loose from Rabada

FOUR! A gentle loosener from Rabada and Fernando helps it on his way through the square-leg boundary. Not great stuff from Rabada.

15:28 hrs IST

Delightful from Fernando

FOUR! Wow what a shot from young Fernando, just stand and deliver stuff. Rabada pitches it up, it doesn’t swing , Fernando takes a small stride and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary, poses for the photographers too. Brilliant stuff!

15:21 hrs IST

Perera goes aerial

FOUR! Perera written all over that one. A bit risky, a bit uppish but given a chance he will once again play the same short. Fuller length delivery outside off, Perera shows no intentions of keeping it down, doesn’t quite get the desired connection but enough to collect his second boundary.

15:15 hrs IST

Cracker from Perera

FOUR! Smashed by Perera. Short and wide from Morris, it was there to hit and Perera doesn’t need a second invitation, he smashes it for his first boundary. 8 runs from Morris’ first over, not a good start from him.

15:06 hrs IST

Good start from Fernando

3 runs! Back of a length delivery outside off, Fernando stands tall and steers it through the gap between cover-point and point. The fielder from the former position chases it down. He slips a bit while turning but safely returns the ball in play. Three runs taken and Sri Lanka are underway.

15:02 hrs IST

First ball first wicket

OUT! What beauty to start from Rabada. It just took off from a length, Karunaratne tries to fend at it away but only manages to glove it du Plessis. A golden duck for the Sri Lankan captain, a dream start for Rabada and South Africa.

14:52 hrs IST

Did you know

62 runs required by Hashim Amla (8033 runs) to overtake H Gibbs (8094 runs) and becomes the 3rd highest run scorer for South Africa in ODIs.

160 runs required by Quinton de Kock to complete 5000 ODI runs.

1 run and 1 wicket needed by Andile Phehlukwayo to complete the double of 250 runs and 20 wickets in ODIs this year. He will become the first player to do so in ODIs this year.

40 runs needed by David Miller to complete 500 runs in World Cup matches.

1 more dismissal needed by Quinton de Kock to complete 166 dismissals as a wicket keeper in ODIs and become the 2nd highest South African.

14:42 hrs IST

Dimuth speaks

We wanted to bat first, seems like a good track and we feel we can put a good score and defend that. One change for us, Suranga Lakmal comes in for Nuwan Pradeep. We just want to win this match and see how the next two games unfold.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal

14:34 hrs IST

Faf speaks

e gonna have a bowl Nas. it’s fresh pitch and hoping to get some seam movement, looks a good pitch and doesn’t spin too much in the second innings. Two changes for us. Pretorious and Duminy come in for Ngidi and Miller. We are playing an extra batter today and hopefully that allows our batters to bat more freely. We deserved everything that had come towards us. We have played some good cricket and we have not been consistent enough.

South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

14:33 hrs IST


SA Skipper Faf du Plessis wins toss, and elects to bowl.

14:30 hrs IST

Cool fun fact

Sri Lanka and South Africa are the only two teams to have a hat-trick on either sides in a World Cup game. Lasith Malinga in 2007 World Cup against SA. JP Duminy against SL in 2015 World Cup.

14:24 hrs IST

Pitch dimension and Report

“The sun is coming out and we got a very big ground here. Ones, twos and threes will be crucial. Looks a good surface and it has always helped seamers historically. Good even covering of grass and the seam on the white kookaburra just grips here, but not a lot. Sri Lanka have some inside information on this pitch. Their batting coach JJ Lewis was a coach here for a long long time and they might stick with their plan have a bat and defend like they did against England.,” reckons Nasser Hussain and Pommie Mbangwa.

14:13 hrs IST

SL vs SA - Head to Head

Total matches - 76

SL won - 31

SA won - 31

NR - 1

Tie - 1

13:50 hrs IST

Venue insights

Highest team total: 314/4 by England vs Australia in 2018

Lowest team total: 99 by England vs Sri Lanka in 2014

Highest individual score: 126* by Mahela Jayawardene (SL) vs England in 2006

Best bowling figures: 5/28 by Graeme Swann (ENG) vs Australia, 2009

13:35 hrs IST

Player battle

Lasith Malinga vs Quinton de Kock

Imran Tahir vs Kusal Mendis

Kagiso Rabada vs Dimuth Karunaratne

Dhananjaya de Silva vs Faf du Plessis

Lungi Ngidi vs Angelo Mathews (Read story here)

13:22 hrs IST

Hows’ the weather?

The rain Gods have finally left the English soars. It promises to be a bright and sunny day at Chester le Street Durham with no chances of rain. The temperature is likely to hover between 11-19 degree Celsius.

13:12 hrs IST

What’s the equation for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka have 2 more matches against West Indies and India apart from today’s match against South Africa. These matches won’t be easy, but they have the possibility of finishing with 12 points if they win all the three matches. However, if they end on 10 points, they will have to sit and wait and hope England lose all their remaining matches, Bangladesh do not win more than two and Pakistan lose at least one.

13:01 hrs IST

Who said what

Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka head coach: Cricket is funny game. You can lose so many games and win the one that is the most important. I think we have enough talent and skill to compete with them.

JP Duminy, South Africa all-rounder: I think the most disappointing part has been our team performance and I think it will be amiss of me not to mention how disappointed we are, particularly letting all our fans down back home

12:50 hrs IST

Who’s stronger?

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Sri Lanka vs South Africa World Cup 2019 match. As much as it might be hard to believe but Sri Lanka are the stronger of the two sides as per recent form. South Africa have won only one match so far and are out of the World Cup. Sri Lanka still have a realistic chance if they win their remaining matches.