World Cup 2019, Live Score: South Africa defeat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets
DURHAM – South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in a fresh encounter of ICC World Cup 2019 at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street on Friday.
Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris picked three wickets each to restrict Sri Lanka for 203-all out in 49.3 overs in their World Cup clash.
In response, Proteas chased the target as Faf Du Plessis scored 96 runs while Hashim Amla contributed 80. South Africa chased the target in 38th over.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to field first against Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka now has 6 points in the tournament with bleak chances of getting into the semis.
The match started at 02:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Sri Lanka's last Friday win over England combined with England's loss at the hands of Australia has opened the entryway for Sri Lanka for a spot in the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka need a win today over South Africa to be in the race for the semi-finals.
The Islanders currently sit on the seventh spot with six points from six games.
According to the forecast, the weather is expected to be a cloudy but dry morning with only a slight chance of rain.
South Africa Squad:
Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamshi, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Rassie van der Dussen, Beuran Hendricks
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay
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