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ICC World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs South Africa: As it happened

Faf du Plessis-led South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the 35th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday. 

ICC World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs South Africa: As it happened
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Faf du Plessis-led South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the 35th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday. 

Here are the highlights from the match:

# South Africa 206/1 (37.2 overs), following a boundary down the leg-side as the Proteas emerge victorious by a margin of nine wickets. 

# Thisira Perera is back in the attack! 

# South Africa 201/1 (37 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete two doubles and a single. 

# Isuru Udana to bowl his sixth over! 

# South Africa 196/1 (36 overs) with five runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores a boundary straight down the ground. 

# Lasith Malinga to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# South Africa 191/1 (35 overs) with six runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores a boundary off the final delivery. 

# Isuru Udana to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 185/1 (34 overs) with seven runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores his seventh boundary of the innings, hitting the ball down the leg side. 

# Lasith Malinga to bowl his ninth over! 

# South Africa 178/1 (33 overs) with nine runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores his sixth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball through point. 

# Jeevan Mendis to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# South Africa 169/1 (32 overs) with three runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles, hitting the ball to third man, cover and long-off. 

# Thisira Perera to bowl his fifth over! 

# South Africa 166/1 (31 overs) with seven runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three runs off the first delivery before following it up with a double and a single. 

# Jeevan Mendis to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 159/1 (30 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete singles. 

# Thisira Perera is back in the attack! 

# South Africa 154/1 (29 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete four singles with a run off a wide delivery. 

# Jeevan Mendis is back in the attack! 

# South Africa 149/1 (28 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Faf du Plessis completes his half-century following it up with a six and a boundary. 

# Suranga Lakmal to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 136/1 (27 overs) as Faf Du Plessis finishes the over just one short of a half-century. 

# Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl his fifth over! 

# South Africa 131/1 (26 overs) as Hashim Amla completes a single off the first delivery, hitting the ball to deep backward square. 

# Lasith Malinga to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 130/1 (25 overs) following four singles from the over. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Malinga bowls a maiden over as South Africa reach 126/1 (24 overs)

# Lasith Malinga to continue with the ball! 

# South Africa 126/1 (23 overs) as Faf Du Plessis scores his fourth boundary of the innings, following a thick outside edge past the slip fielder. 

# Isuru Udana to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# South Africa 119/1 (22 overs), with a double and two singles from the over. 

# Lasith Malinga is back in the attack! 

# South Africa 115/1 (21 overs) with four runs from the over as Amla and Du Plessis complete three singles with a run off a wide delivery. 

# Isuru Udana to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# South Africa 111/1 (20 overs) with six runs from the over as Hashim Amla completes his second half-century in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 

# Jeevan Mendis to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 105/1 (19 overs) with seven runs from the over as Amla and Du Plessis complete singles followed by a wide delivery. 

# Isuru Udana into the attack! 

# South Africa 98/1 (18 overs) with four runs from the over.  

# Jeevan Mendis to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# South Africa 94/1 (17 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball in front of square. 

# Suranga Lakmal to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 81/1 (16 overs) with two runs from the over! 

# Jeevan Mendis to bowl his second over! 

# South Africa 79/1 (15 overs) with seven runs from the over as Hashim Amla scores his fifth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball behind point. 

# Suranga Lakmal to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# South Africa 72/1 (14 overs), as the two batsmen, complete two singles with the third run off a wide delivery. 

# Jeevan Mendis into the attack! 

# South Africa 69/1 (13 overs) with seven runs from the over as Faf du Plessis scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over covers.

# Suranga Lakmal to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over as Du Plessis and Amla complete a double followed by singles off two deliveries, with South Africa 62/1 (12 overs)

# Perera to continue with the ball! 

# South Africa 58/1 (11 overs) with five runs from the over as Amla and Faf du Plessis complete two doubles and a single. 

# Suranga Lakmal to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# South Africa 53/1 (10 overs) with nine runs from the over as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis score two boundaries hitting the ball to sweeper cover. 

# Thisira Perera to continue with the ball! 

# South Africa 42/1 (9 overs) with six runs from the over following two doubles and a single.

# Malinga to continue with the ball! 

# Perera starts off with a maiden, South Africa 36/1 (8 overs)

# Thisira Perera into the attack! 

# Two runs from the over as Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla complete two singles hitting the ball to third man and deep square leg, South Africa 36/1 (7 overs)

# Malinga to bowl his fourth over! 

# Three runs from the over as Du Plessis gets off the mark with a double off the final delivery, after Amla completed a single off the first delivery. South Africa 34/1 (6 overs) 

# Suranga Lakmal into the attack! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over, South Africa 31/1 (5 overs)

# Faf du Plessis is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Quinton de Kock departs for 15 runs off 16 deliveries as Malinga bowls a yorker which hits the stumps, taking advantage of a gap between bat and pad. South Africa 31/1 (4.5 overs)

# Lasith Malinga to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# South Africa 28/0 (4 overs) as Quinton de Kock scores two boundaries, hitting the ball through covers before following it up with a shot past slip.  

# Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl his second over! 

# South Africa 20/0 (3 overs) with Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla scoring a boundary apiece straight down the ground and at mid-wicket.  

# Malinga to continue with the ball! 

# South Africa 10/0 (2 overs) as Quinton de Kock hits the ball to long-off for a single. 

# Dhananjaya de Silva to share the new ball! 

# Nine runs from the opening over as Hashim Amla scores two consecutive boundaries, hitting the ball to deep mid and through the covers. South Africa 9/0 (1 over) 

# Lasith Malinga to bowl the opening over! 

# South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are set to kick start the chase of 204! 

# South Africa need 204 runs to win! 

# Wicket! Lasith Malinga departs for 4 runs off 2 deliveries, as hands a catch to Faf du Plessis at mid-off, following a short of length delivery which he failed to collect effectively off. Sri Lanka 203/10 (49.3 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over as Sri Lanka reach 198/9 (49 overs)

# Lasith Malinga is the final batsman for Sri Lanka! 

# Wicket! Isuru Udana departs for 17 runs off 32 deliveries as he attempts a big hit off a short delivery, resulting in a top-edge which Rabada completes a catch off. Sri Lanka 197/9 (48.3 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 195/8 (48 overs) with three runs from the over as Lakmal and Udana hit the ball to fine leg, square leg and mid-off. 

# The clash has been stopped for a few minutes following a bee attack with all the players on the ground!

# Chris Morris to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over following a double and two singles, as Sri Lanka 192/8 (47 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 188/8 (46 overs) with six runs and a wicket as Udana hits his first boundary of the innings to long-off. 

# Suranga Lakmal is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Thisira Perera departs for 21 runs off 25 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a short delivery, handing a catch to Kagiso Rabada who completes a tough catch at deep mid-wicket. Sri Lanka 184/8 (45.3 overs) 

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his eighth over! 

# Sri Lanka 182/7 (45 overs) as Tahir completes his bowling spell of 10 overs with figures of 0/36. Three runs from the spinner's final over of the innings. 

# Imran Tahir to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 179/7 (44 overs) following three singles and a double making it five runs from the over. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 174/7 (43 overs) following a double and a single off the second and fifth delivery, as Perera hits the ball to deep mid-wicket and long-off. 

# Imran Tahir to bowl his ninth over! 

# Sri Lanka 171/7 (42 overs) as Udana and Perera complete three singles hitting the ball to long-on, third man and mid-wicket followed by a wide. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 167/7 (41 overs) following two singles off the third and fifth delivery of the over, and a double off the fourth delivery through square leg. 

# Imran Tahir is back in the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 163/7 (40 overs), in an over comprising of four runs following a wide, single and a double as well as a wicket. 

# Isuru Udana is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Jeevan Mendis departs for 18 runs off 46 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a short ball by Morris, resulting in a top edge to Dwaine Pretorius at fine leg. Sri Lanka 163/7 (39.5 overs)

Chris Morris to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 159/6 (39 overs) with 14 runs from the over as Jeevan Mendis scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over mid-on. This was followed by a boundary following a wide delivery bowled down leg.  

# JP Duminy to continue with the ball! 

# Sri Lanka 145/6 (38 overs) with nine runs from the over as Jeevan Mendis scores his first six of the innings, hitting the short of length ball over backward square leg. 

# Chris Morris to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Perera gets off the mark with a single down the ground to long-off, with Sri Lanka 136/6 (37 overs)

# Thisira Perera is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Dhananjaya de Silva departs for 24 runs off 41 deliveries as he attempts a sweep shot off a slow delivery without proper contact resulting in the ball going on to hit the stumps, Sri Lanka 135/6 (36.1 overs)

# Spinner JP Duminy into the attack! 

# Maiden from Rabada who bowls his second maiden of the bowling spell, Sri Lanka 135/5 (36 overs) 

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 135/5 (35 overs) with seven runs from the over as Dhananjaya de Silva hits the ball through point for a boundary. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo is back in the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 128/5 (34 overs) as Kagiso Rabada bowls his first maiden of the bowling spell. 

# Kagiso Rabada is back in the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 128/5 (33 overs) with just a single off the over as Dhananjaya de Silva hits the ball to the wide of deep mid-wicket for a single. 

# Imran Tahir to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 127/5 (32 overs) with four runs from the over as Dhananjaya de Silva and Jeevan Mendis complete two singles and a double hitting the ball to mid-on and wide of fine leg. 

# Pretorious to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 123/5 (31 overs), as Dhananjaya de Silva scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep extra cover. 

# Imran Tahir to continue with the ball! 

# Just a single off the fast-bowler's ninth over of the innings, with Sri Lanka 115/5 (30 overs)

# Pretorious to continue with the ball, bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Three runs from Tahir's over, Sri Lanka 114/5 (29 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

Dwaine Pretorius bowl his second maiden of the bowling spell, with Sri Lanka 111/5 (28 overs)

# Jeevan Mendis is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Kusal Mendis departs for 23 as he attempts to loft a short ball over the in-field, handing a catch to Chris Morris. Sri Lanka 111/5 (27.1 overs) 

# Dwaine Pretorius to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 111/4 (25 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles and a double, hitting the ball to long-on, wide of square leg.  

# Imran Tahir to bowl his fourth over! 

# Sri Lanka 106/4 (26 overs) as the fast-bowler bowls his second maiden of the spell.  

# Pretorious to bowl his seventh over of the innings!

# Sri Lanka 106/4 (25 overs), with two runs from the over as Mendis and Silva complete two singles off consecutive deliveries. 

# Imran Tahir to bowl his third over of the innings! 

Sri Lanka 104/4 (24 overs), with two runs from the over as the two batsmen, complete a double off the first delivery after Dhananjaya de Silva clipped the ball wide of square leg.  

# Chris Morris to bowl his sixth over! 

# Sri Lanka 102/4 (23 overs) as Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva complete singles off the second and final deliveries of the over, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket and mid-on. 

# Imran Tahir to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 100/4 (22 overs) as Angelo Matthews is dismissed having smashed a boundary off the first delivery over the head of the fielder at mid-on. 

# Dhananjaya de Silva is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Angelo Matthews departs for 11 runs off 29 deliveries as he edges the ball on to the stumps following a short delivery by Morris, Sri Lanka 100/4 (21.5 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 96/3 (21 overs) as Kusal Mendis scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball wide of deep square leg. 

# Imran Tahir into the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 91/3 (20 overs) with four runs from the over as the two batsmen complete a double off the first delivery hitting the ball wide of backward point, followed by a single off the fifth delivery to fine leg. 

# Chris Morris to bowl his fourth over! 

Just a single off the over as Kusal Mendis hits the ball to the third man region off the final delivery, to help Sri Lanka reach 87/3 (19 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to continue with the ball! 

# Sri Lanka 86/3 (18 overs) as Morris bowls a wide delivery down the leg-side. 

# Chris Morris is back in the attack, set to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 85/3 (17 overs), Mendis and Matthews complete two singles off the fourth and final deliveries, hitting the ball to the right of fine-leg and to wide of mid-wicket. 

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his fifth over after being brought back into the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 83/3 (16 overs) as Kusal Mendis hits the ball to the right of mid-on to complete a quick single. 

# Dwaine Pretorius to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 82/3 (15 overs) with five runs from the over Mendis and Matthews complete three runs, hitting the ball through the covers with a single off the final delivery.  

Andile Phehlukwayo to continue with the ball! 

# Sri Lanka 77/3 (14 overs) with a single off the over as Matthews his the ball square of third man following a seam-up delivery. 

# Pretorious to bowl his fifth over! 

# Sri Lanka 76/3 (13 overs) as Kusal Mendis scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball wide of the square leg fielder.

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Two runs and a wicket off the over, Sri Lanka 72/3 (12 overs) 

# Angelo Matthews is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Kusal Perera departs for 30 runs off 34 deliveries as he drags the ball on to the stumps following a delivery bowled wide of the crease. Sri Lanka 72/3 (11.3 overs)

# Dwaine Pretorius to continue with the ball having picked a wicket in his previous over! 

# Sri Lanka 70/2 (11 overs) with three runs from the over as Kusal Mendis gets off the mark with a single, with the two batsmen completing two more singles. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# 10 runs from the over as Fernando is dismissed having smashed a boundary off the previous delivery over mid-wicket, with a boundary by Kusal Perera at short fine as well. Sri Lanka 67/2 (10 overs)

# Kusal Mendis is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Avishka Fernando departs for 30 runs off 29 deliveries as he fails to pick a slower delivery by the bowler, handing a catch to Faf du Plessis at mid-on. Sri Lanka 67/2 (9.5 overs)

#  Dwaine Pretorius to continue with the ball! 

# Sri Lanka 57/1 (9 overs), as Perera and Fernando complete five singles hitting the ball to the left of backward square, through mid-wicket and square of third man. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 52/1 (8 overs) with seven runs from the over as Avishka Fernando scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to fine leg. 

# Pretorious to continue with the ball, bowl his second over! 

# Sri Lanka 45/1 (7 overs) with eight runs from the over as Kusal Perera scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball between extra cover and mid-off. 

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 37/1 (6 overs), as Pretorious concedes a single off his opening over of the innings, hitting the ball on the leg-side. 

# Dwaine Pretorius into the attack! 

# Sri Lanka 36/1 (5 overs), as Avishka Fernando scores two boundaries hitting the ball past wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, before following it up with a straight drive past the bowler.  

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his third over! 

# Six runs from the over as Kusal Perera scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over covers off a full delivery. Sri Lanka 26/1 (4 overs)

# Morris to continue with the ball! 

# Sri Lanka 20/1 (3 overs) with six runs from the over as Avishka Fernando scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball between backward point and cover. 

# Rabada to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Sri Lanka 14/1 (2 overs) with eight runs from the over as Kusal Perera hits his first boundary of the innings through covers. 

# Chris Morris to share the new ball! 

# Sri Lanka 6/1 (1 over) following three runs off the third delivery as Avishka Fernando hit the ball on the off-side. Kusal Perera further followed it up with two runs off the fifth delivery, hitting the ball through square leg.  

# Avishka Fernando is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Dimuth Karunaratne departs for a duck off the first delivery of the innings, following a lob straight to Faf du Plessis off a back of length delivery. Sri Lanka 0/1 (0.1 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl the opening over of the innings! 

# Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are set to kick start the innings! 

# Players from both sides are on the field for the national anthem ceremony! 

# South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has won the toss and opted to field! 

Sri Lanka need to register nothing short of a win in order to stay alive in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in the clash against South Africa at the Riverside Cricket Stadium on Friday.

The Asian outfit are currently placed on the seventh spot in the standings with two wins. However, a win would take them to the fifth position just below England who are under pressure to make it to the semi-finals. 

South Africa are out of contention for a spot in the semi-finals having registered just one win from seven games. However, with nothing the lose, the outfit will be looking to make their presence felt. 

Lineups: 

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal. 

South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.