Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Sri Lanka beat the South African team by 14 runs

The South Africa tour of Sri Lanka did not start well for the Proteas. Sri Lanka beat the South African team by 14 runs. Sri Lankan cricketer Fernando scored the highest, 118 runs leading the team to 300 runs. The victory gave the Lankans 10 points in the World Cup Super League. 

Wannindu Hasaranga and Akila Dananjaya played a good combination for the first seven overs. Dananjaya overthrew Rassie van der Dussen for 59. Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne defended the last three overs and kept the South African team from reaching the target. 

The Proteas first major dent in the game was when Temba Bavuma got injured on the right thumb. Taking off his glove revealed a bloody finger; he couldn’t play for long after that. Buvama and Aiden Markram had scored 106 runs together up until that stage. Markram was at 91. After seventeen deliveries, Markram got out too. South Africa was on a good journey with 210 for 3 in 40 overs, but Sri Lanka attacked well to grab the victory in South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2021.

The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first. Until the 13th over, Sri Lanka was 58 for 2. After that, South Africa couldn’t keep much pressure. Fernando had scored his half-century. Then Charith Asalanka came in, taking on the spinners and scoring 18 runs in the first 16 balls. Fernando scored a single off Phehlukwayo and scored his century. The score was too much for the batters of South Africa. They have only caught up once on a 270 plus score since 2018. 

Sri Lanka gained vital points on the League table, moving to the eighth position and South Africa to the 11th position. The Proteas hope to give a good performance in the next ODI of the 2021 schedule. Pure win news provides information about all the sports news around the world.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/south-africa-in-sri-lanka-2021-1271624/sri-lanka-vs-south-africa-1st-odi-1271627/match-report
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