SA v SL highlights today – Fifth one day international from R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Sunday 12th August 2018. Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first. Sri Lanka scored 299 runs in 50 overs with eight wickets down. N Dickwella † the opener of the team scored 43 runs off 65 deliveries and out when it was (18.6 and like the first fifty partnership, this one ends right after it comes up. Short in the corridor outside off. Not wide enough to cut, and it comes back in as well. Nowhere near cutting it in the end, gets into an awkward tangle and ends up gloving it to the keeper 114/3).
WU Tharanga contributed 18 runs and out, MDKJ Perera 8, BKG Mendis 38, DM de Silva 30, NLTC Perera 13 and MD Shanaka 21. It was captain’s innings, AD Mathews scored 97 runs not out off 97 deliveries. He smashed eleven boundaries in his beautiful innings. PWA Mulder and AL Phehlukwayo these two South African bowlers took two wickets each of them and rest of the bowlers took one wicket each of them without JP Duminy who had not taken any wicket.
South Africa three down at 31 in 5.5 overs.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat first.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Kusal Perera, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Dasun Shanaka, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Lahiru Kumara.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Reeza Hendricks, 5 JP Duminy, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Wiaan Mulder, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Junior Dala, 11 Kagiso Rabada.
Khettarama is generally the driest one-day surface in the country, but as Sri Lanka seem intent on playing on good tracks in order to prepare for the World Cup, there may be plenty of runs in Sunday’s match also. Thundershowers are forecast for Colombo, but these are generally not long-lived enough to wash out a whole game. Sri Lanka may think about bringing Kasun Rajitha back into the side, perhaps in place of Lahiru Kumara. South Africa are likely to field the same team.
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Umpires – Nigel Llong, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Ranmore Martinesz
Match number – ODI no. 4031