South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the first one-day international as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Port Elizabeth on Saturday. |Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Cricket Scorecard.
Hashim Amla and F du Plessis scored an unbeaten half-centuries to steer South Africa to an easy eight-wickets win in the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Hashim Amla scored 57 runs and F du Plessis 55 runs as the hosts reached 185 for three with 94 balls remaining in the match.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss in the 1st ODI Match and elected to field first against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth Ground today (Saturday). Kusal Mendis was the big scorer for Sri Lanka today with 62 runs. Imran Tahir was awarded Man of the Match.
Toss – South Africa
Sri Lanka 181 all out
South Africa 185/2 (34.2 ov)
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
Series – South Africa lead 1-0 of 5 ODI matches series
Player of the Match – Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Umpires – BP Jele and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire – RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee – RB Richardson (West Indies)
Reserve umpire – S George