The home team Sri Lanka worked very hard to score 300 runs in the first match. The opener of their team Avishka Fernando faced 115 deliveries and he scored 118 runs. He completed his beautiful innings with the help of ten 4s and two 6s. After the rememberable innings of the Sri Lankan opener, the fifth-number batsman Charith Asalanka was the second most runs scorer with 72 runs off 62 deliveries. Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj took two wickets each.
In reply, the visitor team South Africa were going so well to reach the 3 hundred runs mark, they have not lost too many wickets, their Run-Rate was also very good. But in the last, eight or ten overs, the South African batting performance dipped a bit and the Sri Lankan bowlers get the grip on the ball and won that match by 14 runs.
SL vs SA 2nd ODI Highlights today Saturday, 9-4-2021 – ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, 2nd ODI (D/N), South Africa tour of Sri Lanka from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
SA won the toss and chose to bat.
Dasun Shanaka says bowling first is not a bad idea. Bowling may be under dew in the evening.
Keshav Maharaj says SA are batting first since they have brought in an extra spinner in Linde, and therefore want to bowl later on.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Avishka, 2 Minod (wk), 3 Rajapaksa, 4 Dhananjaya, 5 Asalanka, 6 Shanaka (capt.), 7 Hasaranga, 8 Chamika, 9 Akila, 10 Dushmantha, 11 Jayawickrama.
South Africa team: 1 Malan, 2 Markram, 3 Hendricks, 4 Dussen, 5 Mulder, 6 Klaasen (wk), 7 Phehlukwayo, 8 Linde, 9 Maharaj (capt) 10 Rabada, 11 TShamsi.
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match number – ODI no. 4315
Post Match Presentation.
Janneman Malan is the Player of the Match: “Always good to get a good score in such conditions. Wanted to play with a straighter bat. It’s always an honor to play for the country. Want to give my best every time. Hopefully, that is enough.”
Losing captain Dasun Shanaka: “We started well, but Reeza-Jaaneman partnership took the game away from us. Our fielding wasn’t up to the standard. Bowling was a concern too. The total was chaseable though, and rain interruption cost a bit. I think death bowling has improved.”
Winning captain Keshav Maharaj: “I think the boys showed energy, set the tone, had good motivation. Fair play to the coach to play three spinners today. We wanted to capitalize and we did.”