June 17, 2024

INDIA: South Africa’s decisive 102-run victory over Sri Lanka served as a loud declaration of their entry into the ICC World Cup 2023. The Proteas hit the very best run ever on the ICC World Cup 2023 (428), and Sri Lanka was bundled out for 326 through the chase. 

South Africa vs Sri Lanka

Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka labored collectively to get some runs. Nevertheless, Lungi Ngidi eliminated Charith Asalanka to get the higher hand. Sri Lanka struggled to chase the mighty goal however nonetheless managed to get to a rating of 326.

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The 429-run chase by the Sri Lankan openers obtained off to a sluggish begin when Pathum Nissanka was eradicated by Marco Jansen. Kusal Mendis arrived in explosive kind and smacked back-to-back sixes. He scored a gritty knock of 76 off simply 42 balls, hitting 8 maximums and 4 fours. 

Captain Shanaka performed an essential knock of 68, and Charith Asalanka additionally performed a good looking innings of 79 however was not capable of take his workforce over the road. Some Sri Lankan batsmen obtained a begin however couldn’t convert it into an enormous rating, which proved to be the nemesis.

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Aiden Markram turned the quickest batter to hit a century in ICC World Cup historical past, and South Africa turned the primary workforce to have three centuries in a World Cup recreation. This was additionally the very best complete rating by a workforce in ICC World Cup historical past.

Sri Lankan bowlers tried their greatest to cease the Proteas from reaching a humongous complete however couldn’t prohibit courtesy of the three centuries scored by Quinton De Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram. Though they obtained the Proteas captain out early, however couldn’t cease them from making historical past.

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Matheesha Pathirana was the costliest bowler of all, conceding 95 runs in his 10 overs. Madhushanka and Rajitha additionally conceded 86 and 90 runs respectively. However, South African bowlers bowled nicely, with Gerald Coetzee being the thick of the bowlers, piling three wickets in his bag. Maharaj, Rabada and Ngidi obtained two wickets every to limit Sri Lanka. 

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