SL vs SA Dream11: The action continues between Sri Lanka and South Africa tomorrow at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. The first game saw Sri Lanka successfully defend a total of 300 runs; no team has ever chased a score of over 300 in the island nation.
Avishka Fernando’s knock was the backbone of Sri Lanka’s innings. He was ably supported by Minod Bhanuka and Dhananjaya de Silva. Charith Asalanka provided some late fireworks as Sri Lanka made 90 runs in the final ten overs.
In response, they defended 90 in the final ten. South Africa looked in control with 6.5 runs per over required in the last 20 overs. However, Akila Dananjaya provided two crucial breakthroughs and the faster bowlers defended 37 in the last three overs.
Fernando continued his good run of form with a brilliant century in the first game. He held the fort for most of the innings and rarely looked troubled. His innings was studded with ten boundaries and two sixes.
Hasaranga has been making large strides early in his career. Royal Challengers Bangalore have roped in the leggie for phase 2 of the IPL 2021. He troubled all the Indian batsmen in the past series. He is no slouch with tha bat either, scoring at an average of 26 with three half-centuries to his name in 27 games.
The Flamboyant shot maker from Centurion was at his stylish best in the first ODI. He got very close to his maiden century before getting caught out in the deep. He also rolled over his arm and got a wicket. Overall he has 820 runs, three half-centuries, and six wickets in 32 games.
Maharaj’s Test-cricket credentials have been well established, but he is still in the early stages of his ODI career. As his fellow bowlers kept disappearing to the boundary in the first game, Maharaj kept things tight. He gave away just 30 runs, picking up two wickets.
Kagiso Rabada is a serial wicket-taker wherever he goes. He generates good pace and bounce and troubles the finest of batsmen. He is adept at reverse swing as well and bowls accurately at the death.
The match can be streamed live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Liv app.
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