Watch SL v SA Highlights – 1st ODI today from St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) Saturday 28th January 2017. As we know Sri Lanka won the t20 series against South Africa by 2-1 and their old reputation is coming back. In Aug 2013 Sri Lanka played three t20 match series against South Africa at home ground. That series South Africa won by 2-1 now both teams won equal matches according to series record. From 1993 to 2014 these two teams played seven ODI series, four times in Sri Lanka and three times in South Africa.
Three ODI matches series in 1993 had been drawn by 1-1(3), in 2000/01 South Africa won by 5-1(6) at home. In 2002/03 South Africa won by 4-1(5) at home, in 2004 Sri Lanka won the five matches series at home by 5-0(5). In 2011/12 South Africa won by 3-2(5) at home, in 2013 Sri Lanka won at home by 4-1(5), in 2014 South Africa won by 2-1(3). This means both teams played a total of 32 ODI matches (between in series). South Africa won 15 of them and Sri Lanka won 16 of them and Sri Lanka won 15 of them.
Now Sri Lanka lost three test matches series and won three t20 matches series in South Africa and they got a lot of confidence by gaining that victory. In ODI format South Africa is much strong then Sri Lanka but they recently won the Zimbabwe Tri-Nation series and West Indies team was included in that series. So watch in highlights what will happen in this ODI series.
Sri Lanka 181 48.3 overs
South Africa 185/2 34.2 overs
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
Match Timings: 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)
Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
South Africa team
Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers*, JP Duminy, DA Miller, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, K Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Sri Lanka team
N Dickwella, DS Weerakkody, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal†, WU Tharanga*, DM de Silva, DAS Gunaratne, KMDN Kulasekara, JDF Vandersay, RAS Lakmal, PADLR Sandakan.
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 1st ODI Highlights
ODI no. 3828 | 2016/17 season
Played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
28 January 2017 (50-over match)
Umpires – BP Jele and RA Kettleborough
TV umpire – RK Illingworth
Match referee – RB Richardson
Reserve umpire – S George