Photo Gallery: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019
Faf du Plessis and Dimuth Karunaratne
In order to stay alive in the ongoing 2019 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, Sri Lanka will look to seal the victory against South Africa in their crucial clash of the mega event at the Riverside Cricket Stadium on Friday. The Faf du Plessis, on the other hand, are out of contention for a spot in the semi-finals, having sealed just one win from seven games. However, they will look to make their presence felt and play for pride when they take on Sri Lanka.
This is the first toss South Africa have won against Sri Lanka at a World Cup!— ICC (@ICC) June 28, 2019
Can they turn things around today or will Sri Lanka keep their hopes for the play-offs alive?
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South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field first in the 35th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera will open the innings for Sri Lanka, while fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will begin the proceedings for South Africa.
Faf du Plessis takes a good catch
Kagiso Rabada strikes
Angelo Mathews falls for 23
South Africa bundle out Sri Lanka for 203
Hashim Amla hits fifty
Faf du Plessis slams 50
South Africa beat Sri Lanka
Skipper Faf du Plessis (96) and opener Hashim Amla (80) shared a huge unbeaten stand of 175 runs to guide South Africa to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the 35th match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Stree on Friday. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@OfficialSLC)