/Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score, World Cup 2019: Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis Fifties Keep South Africa On Top

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score, World Cup 2019: Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis Fifties Keep South Africa On Top

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score, World Cup 2019: Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis Fifties Keep South Africa On Top

SL vs SA Live Score, Cricket World Cup Match: Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis scored half-centuries. © AFP

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 and 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. Sri Lanka now need to defend this target of 204, if they want to stay alive in the World Cup 2019. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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

  • 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.

  • Can Sri Lanka reach 200?

    After being put into bat by Faf du Plessis, Sri Lanka have lost wickets at regular intervals and are now 192/8 after 47 overs.  

  • Four!

    Isuru Udana smashes it through the cover fence for a boundary. His first of the innings. Just four overs left for Sri Lanka.

  • OUT!

    Kagiso Rabada grabs an amazing catch. Thisara Perera tries to pull this for a six and he holds out at square leg to Rabada. The umpires check upstairs and the replays show it is a clean catch. Sri Lanka lose their eighth wicket for 184.

  • Tahir finishes an economical spell!

    Imran Tahir finishes off his spell with figures of none for 36.

  • Imran Tahir in his last over!

    Imran Tahir is wicket-less so far in this match but he has managed to keep Sri Lankan batsmen in check with his tight line and length.

  • Last 9 overs for Sri Lanka!

    41 overs are done and Sri Lanka have only managed to get 167 on the board. They need a big finish from Thisara Perera to post a fighting total on the board.

  • OUT!

    Jeevan Mendis departs as he looked to go big against Chris Morris. Gets a top edge and Dwaine Pretorius takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka seven down.

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