World Cup cricket (Mans) Preview : Srilanka Vs South Africa
South Africa 206 for one (du Plessis 96, Amla 80) beat Sri Lanka 203 (Avishka thirty, Pretorius three for twenty five, Morris three for 46) by 9 wickets
How European country should would like this was the match report for his or her meeting with Sri Lanka in metropolis. Republic of South Africa, already out of semi-final calculations, restricted Sri Lanka to mediocrity with the bat so fashioned one definitive partnership to run down the target with eleven.4 overs to spare at a covered Chester-le-Street.
There was regret moreover as professionalficiency concerning the 175-run union between the captain Faf du Plessis and therefore the senior pro Hashim Amla, for his or her category associated equanimity served not solely to go away Sri Lanka with solely the merest possibilities of semi-final qualification however conjointly incontestible that with Republic of South Africa can go an awful ton of quality out of this tourney.
At constant time Sri Lanka's several limitations were re-exposed, once the threat of Lasith Malinga had been neutralized. He had fewer runs to play with because of an excellent spell from the recalled Dwaine Pretorius, with uneven support from Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir, however withal was countered with a mixture of positive intent and solid defence that may leave Eoin Morgan's men speculative however they'd managed to disappoint.
For Sri Lanka, qualification would currently need 2 wins from their remaining games and a collective collapse from European country, Asian country and Asian country sooner than them. For Republic of South Africa, there'll solely be regret that a show of this type couldn't are conjured earlier on once it really mattered.
It would be straightforward to recommend that Rabada's first-ball dismissal of Dimuth Karunaratne, WHO appeared to not obtain a rising, cramping delivery that he flinched at associated fended off the glove to an exulting du Plessis within the slips, set the tone for the day. however that might be to sell however well Republic of South Africa force things back from the next stand of sixty seven between Kusal Perera and therefore the extremely promising Avishka Fernando.
Together they created the foremost of some loose bowling with spirited strokeplay, permitting Sri Lanka to position a 3rd entry into the ten most efficient Powerplays of the tournament. Republic of South Africa appeared for an instant to be facing a chase well in way over three hundred, before Pretorius kicked off on the spell of medium-fast seam, disciplined within the best traditions of Craig Matthews among others, that was to outline the match.
Pretorius didn't begin well, and had gone for 3 boundaries in seven balls once Avishka flicked him insouciantly over straight midwicket to the boundary. however Avishka's want to hold on at a rising rate was to price him, once he tried to travel down the bottom and succeeded solely in skying to du Plessis at position. From that ball to the end of his spell, Pretorius' figures scan seven.2-2-8-3, underlining his success in blockading the rest of the Sri Lankan innings.