/Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: Faf Du Plessis, Hashim Amla Help South Africa Beat Sri Lanka By 9 Wickets

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: Faf Du Plessis, Hashim Amla Help South Africa Beat Sri Lanka By 9 Wickets

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: Faf Du Plessis, Hashim Amla Help South Africa Beat Sri Lanka By 9 Wickets

SL vs SA Highlights, Cricket World Cup Match: Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis added 175 runs for 2nd wicket. © AFP

Skipper Faf du Plesis led from the front remained unbeaten on 96 runs as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets. Hashim Amla (80 unbeaten) and du Plesis added 175 runs for the second wicket to help their side cruise to victory. With this loss, Sri Lanka are now on the brink on elimination as they no more hold the cards in their own hands. Not only will they have to win their remaining games, but also pray for other results to go their way. Earlier, South Africa bowled out Sri Lanka for just 203. After Faf du Plessis won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat, Kagiso Rabada removed Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne on the first ball of the match. Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets at regular intervals in Chester-le-Street. South Africa made two changes, bringing in Dwaine Pretorius and JP Duminy for Lungi Ngidi and David Miller. Dwaine Pretorius responded by registering figures of three for 25 in his 10 overs. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando both scored 30 runs each, while other batsmen failed to get the Sri Lankan innings going. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Straight from The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street.

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  • Faf du Plesis scores winning runs

    Thisara Parera drifts down on the leg side, Faf du Plesis flicks it fine off his pads to the fine-leg fence for a boundary. He remains unbeaten on 96. South Africa win by nine wickets. 

  • Four!

    Lasith Malinga bowls a yorker but South Africa skipper plays it straight down the ground for a four. South Africa need only 8 runs to win and Faf du Plesis needs exactly the same to reach his century..

  • Four!

    Four for Faf du Plessis straight down the ground to end the 35th over. South Africa 13 runs away from victory.

  • Four!

    Faf du Plessis bisects the fielders with ease on the off side. Another boundary for the South African captain.

  • Lasith Malinga is back into the attack!

    Last roll at the dice for Dimuth Karunaratne. He gives the ball to Lasith Malinga to end this partnership between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis.

  • Four!

    Faf du Plessis cuts it past backward point for a boundary. Too short from Jeevan Mendis. South Africa need another 27 runs to win.

  • Drinks!

    Drinks break here at Chester-le-Street. South Africa need another 35 runs in 18 overs to complete a comfortable victory and end Sri Lanka’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.

  • Amla survives!

    A huge shout for LBW, umpire gives it out. Hashim Amla goes for a review. The replay shows the ball was pitching outside leg stump. He decided to walk off after the replay confirmed there was no bat involved but he survives. South Africa keep their review.

  • 150 up for South Africa!

    150 up for South Africa in the 29th over. The required run-rate is now just 2.45 runs per over.

  • Four!

    Short ball and dealt with despair from Faf du Plessis. Pulls it away in front of square for a boundary.  

  • SIX!

    What a way to celebrate your half-century. Faf du Plessis dances down the track and lofts this straight over Suranga Lakmal’s head for a huge six. Third maximum of the South African innings.

  • 50 up for Faf du Plessis!

    35th ODI half-century for South African captain Faf du Plessis. South Africa just need another 67 runs in 22.5 overs.

  • Four!

    Edged, but wide from second slip and the third man fielder was too square to cut that off. Boundary for Faf du Plessis.

  • 50 for Hashim Amla!

    Hashim Amla brought up his 39th ODI fifty, South Africa are now comfortable in the chase.

  • 100 up for South Africa!

    South Africa are looking comfortable in the chase, they are already 100 up inside 19th over.

  • 50 partnership between Amla and du Plessis!

    Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have stitched together a 50-run stand.

  • Four!

    Hashim Amla gets another boundary, he has finally found his touch in this World Cup. A bit too late in the tournament for South Africa’s liking, but runs none the less for their star opening batsman.

  • Four!

    Faf du Plessis comes down the track and lofts this length ball from Suranga Lakmal over the off the point region for a boundary. 

  • Four!

    Another boundary through the off side to end the 10th over. 50 up for South Africa with that shot from Faf du Plessis.

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  • Four!

    Short and wide from Thisara Perera and Hashim Amla is not going to miss out on that. Powers it through the point region for a boundary.

  • OUT!

    Lasith Malinga cleans up Quinton de Kock with a peach of a delivery. de Kock misses a straight one and Malinga hits the target. South Africa lose their first for 31.

  • Four!

    Late cut this time, he nearly hit it from his stumps. This is a quick start by South Africa, 28 runs in just four overs.

  • Four!

    It’s raining boundaries here. Quinton de Kock finds the gap on the off side and threaded it through the gap for a four.

  • Another expensive over from Malinga!

    Lasith Malinga has given away 19 runs in the two overs he has bowled so far. Sri Lanka cannot afford to leak boundaries like that.

  • Four!

    Another one on the legs and Hashim Amla sends it towards the square-leg fence for his third boundary.

  • Four!

    Straight drive from Quinton de Kock, again too full from Lasith Malinga and de Kocks finds the gap between mid-on and mid-off to get his first boundary.

  • Good start from Dhananjaya de Silva!

    Dhananjaya de Silva bowls a tight over, Sri Lanka need early wickets to stay in this match.

  • Spin to start from the other end!

    Dhananjaya de Silva is sharing the new ball with Lasith Malinga.

  • Four!

    Too straight this time from Malinga and another boundary for Hashim Amla. Second boundary of the over.

  • Four!

    Hashim Amla is off the mark with a four through extra cover. Too full from Lasith Malinga and Amla finds the gap on the off side.

  • Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings with the ball!

    Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla are out in the middle to face the new ball. 

  • 204 is the target for South Africa!

    South Africa need 204 runs to register their second win of this World Cup. Sri Lanka need to defend this to keep their semis hopes alive. We’ll be back after the mid-innings break with the chase.

  • OUT!

    Lasith Malinga holds out to extra cover and this time no mistake from Faf du Plessis. Sri Lanka all out for 203.

  • Four!

    Lasith Malinga starts his innings with a boundary through the off side, gets Sri Lanka over 200.

  • Dropped!

    Faf du Plessis drops Suranga Lakmal off Kagiso Rabada’s bowling. 

  • Lasith Malinga is the last man in!

    Lasith Malinga joins Suranga Lakmal out in the middle.

  • OUT!

    Isuru Udana gets a short one from Kagiso Rabada and the batsman goes for the pull but only manages to give a simple catch to Kagiso Rabada who makes no mistakes. Sri Lanka are nine down now.

  • Bees stop play!

    Everyone, including the umpires are down on the field. Insects force a slight delay in the proceedings.

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