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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI highlights: Faf du Plessis ton helps Proteas secure eight-wicket win

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI highlights: Skipper Faf du Plessis completed his 11th ODI century as he guided South Africa to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 3, 2019 8:52:06 pm
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI highlights: South Africa take on Sri Lanka. (AP Photo)

SA vs SL 1st ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Skipper Faf du Plessis completed his 11th ODI century as he guided South Africa to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI. After losing Reeza Hendricks early in the chase, the skipper added 136 runs with Quinton de Kock for the second wicket, before the wicketkeeper-batsman was trapped leg before by Akila Dananjaya on 81. Reeza Hendricks then joined the company of the skipper as both of them stiched an unbeaten 82-run partnership guiding the home side to a comfortable win.

Earlier in the day, Imran Tahir picked three for 26 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 231 in 47 overs. The visitors got off to a poor start as Lungi Ngidi took two early wickets before Kusal Perera and Oshada Fernando stiched 76 off 78 balls for the third wicket. Kusal Mendis was the top scorer with 60 runs and he added 94 for the fifth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva before Tahir removed both batsmen in the first two overs of his second spell. With this win South go 1-0 up in the 5-match ODI series.

Match EndedSri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2019 - 1st ODI

South Africa

232/2 (38.5)

Sri Lanka

231 (47.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st ODI )
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI highlights:

20:42 (IST)03 Mar 2019
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

Du Plessis pushes the ball to complete a single as the skipper guides South Africa to a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI. The Proteas go 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series.

20:33 (IST)03 Mar 2019

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis leads the team from the front as he brings up his 11th ODI century in 104 balls.

20:16 (IST)03 Mar 2019
200 up for South Africa

200 up for South Africa. Slight width offered by Lakshan Sandakan and Rassie van der Dussen smashes the ball for a boundary. The duo of Van der Dussen and Du Plessis also add 50 runs in 57 balls for the third-wicket.

19:54 (IST)03 Mar 2019
Malinga is reintroduced into the attack

Lasith Malinga is reintroduced into the attack as South Africa require 63 runs with 22 overs remaining in the match. Malinga has so far failed to pick a single wicket in the five overs he has bowled so far.

19:39 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Akila Dananjaya finally breaks the 136-run stand between Du Plessis and De Kock as South Africa lose their 2nd wicket. De Kock fails to make any contact as he tried to play across the line and the ball struck his back pad. A loud appeal by Sri Lanka and umpire raises his finger. However, the batsman is not satisfied with the decision and decides to take a review. TV replay shows that the impact was in front of middle and the ball was hitting the stumps. South Africa also lose their review.  De Kock departs after scoring 81 off 72 deliveries. SA: 150/2

19:13 (IST)03 Mar 2019
De Kock completes his fifty

A fullish delivery by Malinga and it gets the treatment it deserves. De Kock flicks the ball towards the mid-wicket area for a boundary to bring up his 19th ODI fifty 

19:05 (IST)03 Mar 2019
100 up for South Africa

Du Plessis and De Kock steers the South African innings as Proteas edge past the 100-run mark inside 18 overs

18:57 (IST)03 Mar 2019
Du Plessis brings up his 32nd ODI fifty

A four, dot and then a six. South African skipper Du Plessis brings up his 32nd ODI fifty as South Africa reach 98/1 at the end of 17 overs.

18:53 (IST)03 Mar 2019
Sri Lanka lose their review

A huge appeal by Sri Lanka for leg before but the umpire turns it down. The Lankans review the decision and TV replay shows that the ball had struck the bat first before hitting the pad. SA: 80/1

18:30 (IST)03 Mar 2019
End of powerplay

Du Plessis and De Kock help South Africa reach 65/1 at the end of 10 overs. Du Plessis is playing on 33, while his partner is batting on 30.

18:28 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Du Plessis survives as Lakshan Sandakan puts down a sitter at short third man. A back of length delivery with some extra bounce and Du Plessis attempts to smash the ball towards cover only to get an outside edge. The ball travels straight to Sandakan, who fails to hold on to it. SA: 57/1

18:20 (IST)03 Mar 2019
50 up for South Africa

Faf du Plessis smashes back to back boundaries to help South Africa edge past the 50-run mark inside 8 overs. 

18:10 (IST)03 Mar 2019
Decent start for Sri Lanka

A decent start for Sri Lanka as they remove Hendricks inside the first five overs of the South African innings. De Kock and Faf du Plessis are present at the crease as South Africa reach 28/1 at the end of five overs.  

17:57 (IST)03 Mar 2019
Vishwa Fernando provides Sri Lanka with early breakthrough

Vishwa Fernando provides Sri Lanka with an early breakthrough as Niroshan Dickwella takes a diving catch to dismiss Reeza Hendricks on 1. SL: 14/1

17:45 (IST)03 Mar 2019

The opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are out in the middle to begin the South African chase. Malinga will start the proceedings for the visitors.

17:06 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Ngidi picks up the final wicket as Proteas bundle out Sri Lanka on 231. Malinga was the last batsman to depart as he went for the big shot but failed to clear the boundary ropes. Tahir was the standout bowler as he picked three wickets, while giving away 26 runs in his 10-over quota.

16:47 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Anrich Nortje picks up his maiden ODI wicket as Lakshan Sandakan departs after scoring 3 runs. A full-length delivery pitched slightly wide off the stumps and Sandakan plays inside the line of the ball. The ball takes an outside edge and De Kock takes a brilliant diving catch. SL: 219/9

16:37 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Rabada strikes as Sri Lanka lose their 8th wicket. Thisara Perera tries to push the ball back to the ground, however, he fails to deal with the extra bounce. The ball takes a thick outside edge and goes straight to Miller at backward point. The batsman departs after scoring 7 in 9 balls. 

16:33 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Sri Lanka lose their seventh wicket as Akila Dananjaya is run-out on 0. A length delivery by Rabada and Perera tries to clear the 30-yard circle. The ball tosses up in the air and Van der Dussen runs behind but he misses to take the catch. Meanwhile,  the Sri Lankan batsmen try to steal a quick double, however, the fielder throws the ball quickly at the non striker's end and Dananjaya fails to complete the second run.

16:24 (IST)03 Mar 2019

Tahir strikes as Mendis walks back to the pavilion after scoring 60 in 73 balls. A tossed up delivery and Mendis goes for the drive but unfortunate for the Sri Lankan batsman as it goes straight to Van der Dussen, who takes a clean catch. SL: 210/6

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI highlights:

Teams: South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje

Sri Lanka (From): Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga(c), Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando

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