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Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Chester-le-Street - Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 28, 2019, 10:15 PM IST

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SL vs SA Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 35 ODI, Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, 28 June, 2019

Sri Lanka

203/10

(49.3) RR 4.10

v/s
South Africa

206/1

(37.2) RR 5.51

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

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  • 22:07 (IST)

    That's that then! Perera strays down leg and Faf has just edged it away to the fine leg boundary! South Africa have registered their second win and it is a big 9 wicket win. 

  • 22:04 (IST)

    Udana completes that over having conceded another single after the first two deliveries saw Amla take four of it. South Africa need 3 more with 78 balls left. 

  • 21:59 (IST)

    Four! A punch straight down the ground past Malinga from Faf and he moves to eight runs of his ton while SA also need 8 to win.

  • 21:51 (IST)

    Malinga in for his 9th over. Can he do some damage? No is the answer as Amla has it covered for the first three balls to start with. Skipper Faf then takes over and, well he's flicked the veteran pacer away for a boundary to long-leg. No chance for the two covering the boundary! Excellent shot against the attempted yorker. Seven of that over as South Africa move to 19 runs of the target. 

  • 21:35 (IST)

    Amla starts of the Mendis over with a delicate paddle sweep for three before the spinner strays down leg side for a wide. Faf du Plessis then goes in search of the midwicket fence, but has to settle for only two and hands over strike the next ball to Amla. Mendis slips in a couple of dots after that before there is an lbw appeal against Amla and the review does works well for the batsman as the ball pitched outside leg stump. South Africa are 166/1 after 31 overs.

  • 21:21 (IST)

    Four! After cracking Lakmal into the stands, the bowler's pitched it short and Faf without batting an eyelid has swatted it away through midwicket for a boundary! This is turning out to be a big over! 

  • 21:18 (IST)

    SIX! What a majestic hit! Du Plessis steps down the track and has lofted Lakmal over mid-off for a maximum! It was right in the slot and right of the middle of the bat! What a hit! 

  • 21:17 (IST)

    50! Faf du Plessis nudges Lakmal into the gap at midwicket to take a single and bring up his half century of 70 balls! 

22:07 (IST)

That's that then! Perera strays down leg and Faf has just edged it away to the fine leg boundary! South Africa have registered their second win and it is a big 9 wicket win. 

22:04 (IST)

Udana completes that over having conceded another single after the first two deliveries saw Amla take four of it. South Africa need 3 more with 78 balls left. 

22:02 (IST)

Amla steers it away to third man and then to deep midwicket of Udana to pick up a couple of twos. Another 4 runs to go, which means no century for Faf du Plessis. 

21:59 (IST)

Four! A punch straight down the ground past Malinga from Faf and he moves to eight runs of his ton while SA also need 8 to win.

21:57 (IST)

Another over for South Africa where Faf finds the boundary with relative ease. He's in a hurry of sorts here. Six runs from that over takes South Africa to 191/1. 

21:51 (IST)

Malinga in for his 9th over. Can he do some damage? No is the answer as Amla has it covered for the first three balls to start with. Skipper Faf then takes over and, well he's flicked the veteran pacer away for a boundary to long-leg. No chance for the two covering the boundary! Excellent shot against the attempted yorker. Seven of that over as South Africa move to 19 runs of the target. 

21:46 (IST)

Back after drinks and we continue to go through the motions here. Mendis gets knocked around for four singles before he gives Faf a gift - short and wide outside off - and the South African skipper has cut it away emphatically for a four. Ends the over with a single to take South Africa to within 26 runs of the target.

21:40 (IST)

End of the 32nd over in the innings and South Africa are inching closer to a massive win. Three runs from that Perera over takes them to 169/1 after 32 overs. 35 runs need to win this now.

21:35 (IST)

Amla starts of the Mendis over with a delicate paddle sweep for three before the spinner strays down leg side for a wide. Faf du Plessis then goes in search of the midwicket fence, but has to settle for only two and hands over strike the next ball to Amla. Mendis slips in a couple of dots after that before there is an lbw appeal against Amla and the review does works well for the batsman as the ball pitched outside leg stump. South Africa are 166/1 after 31 overs.

21:31 (IST)

Thisara Perera now with the hope of breaking this partnership comes into bowl but there is nothing like that happening unfortunately for him. He's been worked away for 5 easy runs and South Africa are now 45 runs from the finish line.

21:26 (IST)

Jeevan Mendis in for his fifth over of the day and Amla and Faf are happy to be careful against the spinner and not try anything fancy yet. South Africa are 154/1 after 29 overs and need 50 runs to win.

21:22 (IST)

Big over for South Africa as Lakmal goes for 13 runs with Faf deciding to break the shackles and take the medium pacer on! South Africa have moved onto 149/1 after 28 overs and need another 55 runs. 

21:21 (IST)

Four! After cracking Lakmal into the stands, the bowler's pitched it short and Faf without batting an eyelid has swatted it away through midwicket for a boundary! This is turning out to be a big over! 

21:18 (IST)

SIX! What a majestic hit! Du Plessis steps down the track and has lofted Lakmal over mid-off for a maximum! It was right in the slot and right of the middle of the bat! What a hit! 

21:17 (IST)

50! Faf du Plessis nudges Lakmal into the gap at midwicket to take a single and bring up his half century of 70 balls! 

21:16 (IST)

27 overs complete and South Africa's batsmen look a far cry from what's been the case for most of the World Cup. Amla and Faf knock De Silva around and take five runs by just picking easy gaps. They need 68 more to win.

21:12 (IST)

Another tight over from Malinga as he fires it in as full as he can for most of the over. Just the one run in that over as South Africa move to 131/1 after 26 overs.

21:10 (IST)
Superb stuff from the veterans!
21:07 (IST)

Sri Lanka turn to spin with Dhananjaya De Silva in the 25th over and the batsmen remain unperturbed by this. Calmly knock him around for four singles with plenty of gaps around the field. South Africa are 130/1 after 25 overs and need only 74 runs to win.

21:04 (IST)

Maiden over from Malinga in his seventh! That's hardly going to help his team but it does delay what looks to be inevitable. 

21:00 (IST)

Udana deceives Faf for once, but the South African skipper responds with a boundary, which comes of the outside edge of his bat though. Three more singles in that over makes it a productive seven run over to take South Africa to 126/1 after 23 overs.

20:56 (IST)

Malinga still hopeful of turning it around here and is attacking the wickets, but Amla and Faf, both well set, have worked him around for a two and two singles to complete a four run over. South Africa need another 85 to win this. 

20:50 (IST)

Amla and Faf have things well and truly under control right now here against Sri Lanka and are milking the bowlers with relative ease. Four runs from Udana's second over takes them closer to the target. Score: 115/1 after 21 overs.

20:46 (IST)

And he's just gone and brought up his half-century. Du Plessis also closing in on one, currently at 35. 

20:43 (IST)

Isuru Udana comes on and it's more of the same story for SL. Amla and Du Plessis rotate the strike and the 100 comes up for SA. Meanwhile, no one looks likely to tak a wicket for SL. 

20:36 (IST)

Expensive 17th over for SL, exactly what they can't afford. 5 wides to begin the over and another boundary on the penultimate ball of the over from Du Plessis' bat means SA are cruising. Mendis' over after that is economical but again, wickets are needed. 

20:32 (IST)

Mathews' struggles have been a big part of why SL have underwhelmed so far. 

20:23 (IST)

Jeevan Mendis comes into the attack to bowl some leg breaks and his first over goes for just 3 runs. Amla then gets a boundary in the next over off Lakmal with a well-timed shot wide of third man. SL need a wicket pronto. 

20:15 (IST)

Du Plessis breaks the shackles and goes for a shot over the in-field, getting a boundary in the deep extra cover region off Lakmal. The over ends with a run-out chance but the fielder at mid-off misses with a direct hit. 

20:10 (IST)

Lakmal bowls the first over in the second powerplay and it's a decent one, going for five runs. Perera comes back for his third over of the game thereafter and while no boundaries are scored, SA take 4 runs off the over. 

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Chester-le-Street - Highlights: As it Happened

Follow all the live score and latest updates from 2019 World Cup game between Sri Lanka (SL) and South Africa (SA): Another over for South Africa where Faf finds the boundary with relative ease. He's in a hurry of sorts here. Six runs from that over takes South Africa to 191/1.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 28 (Friday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at The Riverside Ground, Chester le Street Durham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (SL vs SA).

Sri Lanka are one of the teams who are living on a prayer in the ICC World Cup 2019. Their 20-run win over hosts England has given them an outside chance of making the semifinals if all permutations and combinations go their way.

For that to happen they need to win all three of their remaining games starting with South Africa at Chester-le-Street in Durham on Friday (June 28). Lanka’s opponents have had a disastrous time in the tournament so far and after seven games they only have a win over Afghanistan to show for their efforts.

Coming into the World Cup, Lanka were the weaker of the two sides, especially after the 4-0 mauling at the hands of South Africa earlier this year. But slowly they have managed to keep themselves in the hunt for reaching the last four stage.

In the first few games, Lanka’s middle-order was the biggest cause of concern with the bulk of the scoring done by opener and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and his partner Kusal Perera. However, the game against England helped the likes of Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando and Angelo Mathews hit form at the right time.

The man crucial to their turnaround has been former ODI captain and pace spearhead Lasith Malinga. He might have lost some pace with age but makes up for that with his guile and remains a big threat as the Englishmen found out.

South African batsmen have struggled throughout the tournament and Malinga & Co will look to keep them down to keep their hopes alives.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

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
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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
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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
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