South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match
South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match commenced on March 3, 2019, 10:00 A.M. Local.
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Umpires: Bongani Jele & Richard Kettleborough.
Third Umpire: Aleem Dar.
Match Referee: Sir Richie Richardson.
South Africa Squad for this South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match are Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, and Lungi Ngidi.
Players on bench are Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Sri Lanka Playing XI are Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Vishwa Fernando, and Lakshan Sandakan.
Substitutes are Isuru Udana, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando, and Kasun Rajitha.
South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl.
Sri Lankan opening batsmen arrived in the first innings to set a difficult task for South Africans to chase in this South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match. Niroshan Dickwella lost his wicket caught & bowled by Lungi Ngidi in 1.4 overs as 13/1. Upul Tharanga followed him to the pavilion in 3.4 overs bowled by Lungi Ngidi. Kusal Perera (33 runs in 36 balls) & Oshada Fernando (49 runs in 49 balls with five 4s and two 6s) jointly added 76 runs for third wicket. As Kusal Perera was caught by Quinton de Kock for Imran Tahir in 16.4 overs, Kusal Mendis joined Fernando for fourth wicket, but Fernando run out (Miller/de Kock) in 18.4 overs. Kusal Mendis (60 runs in 73 balls with five 4s and a six) & Dhananjaya de Silva (39 runs in 52 balls) together added 94 runs to the total for fifth wicket. Dhananjaya de Silva was stumped by de Kock in 36.2 overs from Imran Tahir. Rest of the Sri Lankans displayed poor performance throughout the innings and Sri Lanka scored 231 runs losing 10 wickets in 47 overs.
For South Africa, Lungi Ngidi & Imran Tahir picked 3 wickets each and Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje picked a wicket each with two run outs.
South Africa arrived to chase the target of 232 runs in 50 overs and lost the first wicket of Reeza Hendricks in 2nd over caught by Dickwella for Vishwa Fernando as 14/1. For second wicket, Faf du Plessis (112 runs in 114 balls with 15 4s and a six, not out) joined Quinton de Kock (81 runs in 72 balls with 11 4s) together scored 136 runs. Rassie van der Dussen (32 runs in 43 balls) remained not out reaching the target of 232 runs in 39th over losing 2 wickets in this South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match.
Sri Lankan bowlers failed to restrict South Africans from reaching the target. Vishwa Fernando & Akila Dananjaya picked a wicket each.
SL 231 (47.0 Ovs)
RSA 232/2 (38.5 Ovs)
South Africa won this South Africa vs Sri Lanka (2019) First One Day International Match by 8 wickets and Man of the Match was granted to Faf du Plessis for his ton.