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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in 1st ODI at the New Wanderers

Faf du Plessis 112* , celebrates his 11th ODI hundred
Quinton de Kock (81) celebrates his 19th ODI fifty
South Africa fans at the New Wanderers

South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl against Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg today.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 231 (Oshada Fernando 49, Kusal Mendis 60, D de Silva 39; Lungi Ngidi 3-60, Imran Tahir 3-26)

South Africa 232-2 (Quinton de Kock 81, Faf du Plessis 112* , Rassie van der Dussen 32*)

Result – South Africa won by 8 wickets


Batting first, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 231 with Oshada Fernando 49, Kusal Mendis 60 and D de Silva 39 the main run getters. Sri Lanka collapsed from 210-5 to 231 all out with Lungi Ngidi 3-60 and Imran Tahir 3-26 (off 10 overs) the pick of the bowlers for South Africa.

In reply, after the early loss of Reeza Hendricks for 1, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (81) and Faf du Plessis 112* put on 136 for the 2nd wicket, giving them a great platform to push on to an 8 wicket win over Sri Lanka. It was Faf du Plessis 11th ODI hundred.

The 2nd ODI is on March 6th at the SuperSport Park, Centurion starting at 11:00 AM.


South Africa - Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi

Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga(c), Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan

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