SL beat SA, 1st ODI: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka guide Sri Lanka to 14-run victory against South Africa

SL beat SA, 1st ODI: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka guide Sri Lanka to 14-run victory against South Africa
SL beat SA, 1st ODI: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka guide Sri Lanka to 14-run victory against South Africa

SL beat SA 1st ODI: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka guide Sri Lanka to 14-run victory against South Africa: The opening contest between Sri Lanka and South was indeed a high total affair that ended in the hosts’ (Sri Lanka) victory by 14 runs. While during the start of the match- Sri Lanka’s innings, it seemed to be a low scoring contest but owing to the hard hittings from the tailenders of the Sri Lankan lineup, the match saw a high total of 300 runs being posted on the board.

In the chase, the Proteas were no less who gave a solid fight but fell few runs short because of the disciplined bowling by the hosts in the death overs. Sri Lanka’s opener Avishka Fernando was adjudged as the player of the match for his 118 runs of 115 balls.

SL beat SA, 1st ODI: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka guide Sri Lanka to 14-run victory against South Africa

With this win in the 1st ODI, Sri Lanka go 1-0 up to lead the three-match ODI series against South Africa. 

SL beat SA 1st ODIIn the pursuit of the chase of 301 runs put by Sri Lanka on the board, South African openers- Janneman Malan (23) and Aiden Markram (96) were off to a fine start before the former departed. Stretching the innings along with the skipper Temba Bavuma (38 retired hurt), Markram wove a 117-run stand following which Markram was sent to the pavilion. Thereafter, Rassie van der Dussen (59) too led enterprising hands in the chase but got little support as the hosts kept tumbling wickets from the other end.

Sri Lanka’s entire bowling unit bowled tight bowling throughout their innings. While Praveen Jayawickrama was the most economical with a 4.70 economy and a wicket, Akila Dananjaya returned with maximum wickets- two with an economy of 6.50.

South Africa Innings 286/6 (50 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Janneman Malan lbw b W Hasaranga 23 31 3 0 74.19
Aiden Markram c W Hasaranga b P Jayawickrama 96 90 5 4 106.67
Temba Bavuma (C) Retired hurt 38 53 1 0 71.70
Rassie van der Dussen b A Dananjaya 59 59 6 0 100.00
Kyle Verreynne lbw b A Dananjaya 12 20 0 0 60.00
Heinrich Klaasen (WK) runout (M Bhanuka / C Karunaratne) 36 31 2 0 116.13
Andile Phehlukwayo b C Karunaratne 5 8 0 0 62.50
Kagiso Rabada Not out 13 7 2 0 185.71
Keshav Maharaj Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 4 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 286/6 (50)
Yet To Bat T ShamsiA Nortje
Dushmantha Chameera 7 0 55 0 7.86
Chamika Karunaratne 3 0 18 1 6.00
Wanindu Hasaranga 10 1 52 1 5.20
Praveen Jayawickrama 10 0 47 1 4.70
Akila Dananjaya 10 0 65 2 6.50
Dasun Shanaka 2 0 14 0 7.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 8 0 35 0 4.38
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
JN Malan 1-49 9.4
AK Markram 2-166 30.5
K Verreynne 3-209 39.3
HE van der Dussen 4-260 45.5
AL Phehlukwayo 5-269 48.1
H Klaasen 6-286 49.5
SL beat SA 1st ODI
Sri Lanka had won the toss and opted to bat first during the first ODI against South Africa at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The batting decision favoured the hosts by the end of their innings who managed to put 300 runs on the bard. After a fine opening start, Avishka Fernando (118) carried forward the innings from one end and smashed a century. In the meanwhile, he jammed fine partnerships with Dhananjaya de Silva (44) and Charith Asalanka (72).

With the ball, South African spinners- Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj were excellent with the ball. While Shamsi returned with a wicket and an economy of 5.5, Maharaj was phenomenal who managed two wickets at an economy of 3.

Sri Lanka Innings 300/9 (50 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Avishka Fernando c AL Phehlukwayo b T Shamsi 118 115 10 2 102.61
Minod Bhanuka (WK) b AK Markram 27 39 3 0 69.23
Bhanuka Rajapaksa c K Verreynne b KA Maharaj 0 3 0 0 0.00
Dhananjaya de Silva st H Klaasen b KA Maharaj 44 61 5 0 72.13
Charith Asalanka c H Klaasen b K Rabada 71 62 6 1 114.52
Dasun Shanaka (C) runout (K Rabada) 6 9 1 0 66.67
Wanindu Hasaranga b K Rabada 3 6 0 0 50.00
Chamika Karunaratne runout (K Rabada / A Nortje) 7 7 0 0 100.00
Dushmantha Chameera runout (K Rabada / A Nortje) 0 0 0 0 0.00
Akila Dananjaya Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 24 (b 5, w 11, nb 2, lb 6)
Total 300/9 (50)
Yet To Bat P Jayawickrama
Kagiso Rabada 9 0 65 2 7.22
Anrich Nortje 10 0 69 0 6.90
Keshav Maharaj 10 1 30 2 3.00
Aiden Markram 6 0 33 1 5.50
Andile Phehlukwayo 5 0 37 0 7.40
Tabraiz Shamsi 10 0 55 1 5.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
M Bhanuka 1-57 11.5
B Rajapaksa 2-58 12.3
D de Silva 3-137 30.3
A Fernando 4-234 42.2
D Shanaka 5-255 45.5
W Hasaranga 6-272 47.6
KIC Asalanka 7-291 49.2
PVD Chameera 8-299 49.5
C Karunaratne 9-300 49.6

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SL beat SA 1st ODI

Pitch report

The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium is a neutral wicket that can be of assistance to both batsmen and the bowlers. Among the bowlers, however, the spinners might have an advantage due to the turning nature of the turf at the venue.

Besides, the average first inning score on this wicket is 213.

Weather report

As per world weather online, the weather today in R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo, Sri Lanka is going to be Heavy rain with a maximum temperature of 28°c and a minimum temperature of 25°c. Expected precipitation falling is 56.90 mm.


Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI, SL vs SA Squads

Sri Lanka:

Avishka Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Minod Bhanuka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Kamindu Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana

Also read: SL vs SA Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI Playing11, Captain Picks, Fantasy Tips, Live Streaming – 02 September

South Africa:

Janneman Malan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Kyle Verreynne, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Reeza Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla

SL beat SA 1st ODI

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