Sri Lanka (SL) vs South Africa (SA) Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019: Kagiso Rabada removed Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne off the 1st ball of the match after South Africa won the toss and elected to field in Match 35 of ICC World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Cricket Stadium on Friday. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera are trying to give Sri Lanka a solid foundation after the early loss of their captain. While it is a must-win game for Sri Lanka, South Africa are trying to salvage some pride after being out of the race for the semi-finals. Sri Lanka is trying hard to beat South Africa and get position in semi finals.
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
The scene is set at The Riverside Durham. Who is heading to Sri Lanka v South Africa? The weather conditions are pretty good for match. Both teams are struggling to secure their positions in semi final match. Today’s match will be very interesting to watch.
Sri Lanka will look to keep their World Cup semi-final hopes alive when they take on South Africa today.
Dimuth Karunaratne’s side currently sit seventh in the standings, though a victory at Chester-le-Street would take them level on points with fourth-place England after Lasith Malinga inspired a shock 20-run victory over the hosts on Friday.
2015 semi-finalists South Africa have endured a dismal 2019 tournament, losing five of their seven matches to date.
Their elimination from last-four contention was confirmed last week in a 49-run defeat by Pakistan and the Proteas will now be looking to salvage some pride before heading home.
Can the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side march towards another victory? What about Lasith Malinga? Are we in for another inspiring spell from the veteran? Can Kagiso Rabada put his stamp on the game?
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