South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 102 runs.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Highlights: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 102 runs.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka
South Africa vs Sri Lanka

South Africa announced their participation into the ICC World Cup 2023 with a convincing 102-run victory over Sri Lanka. The Proteas scored the highest-ever run in the ICC World Cup 2023, 428, while Sri Lanka was all-out on 326 during the chase.

Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka formed a partnership to make several runs, however Charith Asalanka was run out by Lungi Ngidi. Sri Lanka is struggling to meet a lofty goal against South Africa.

The Sri Lankan openers got off to a poor start in the 429-run chase, with Marco Jansen taking out Pathum Nissanka early. Kusal Mendis came out firing and hammered back-to-back sixes against Kusal Mendis. Marco Jansen also fired Kusal Perara, and Sadeera Samarawickrama is now supporting Kusal Mendis.

South Africa’s explosive innings is finally over, and this was the innings of records, as South Africa became the first team to have three centuries in a World Cup match, Aiden Markram became the fastest batter to score a century in ICC World Cup history, and this was the highest total score by a team in ICC World Cup history.

The Sri Lankan bowlers had some success with the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen, but the following two batsmen, Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen, are equally dominant. South Africa’s innings total is approaching 400.

South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs in a World Cup play here on Saturday, thanks to hundreds from Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram.

When the Proteas batted, the hitters played with the Sri Lankan bowlers, with Van der Dussen (108 off 110 balls), Markram (106 off 54 balls), and De Kock (100 off 84 balls) hammering quick-fire century to propel the side to a dominating total, which was also the highest by a team in the World Cup. Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka (2/86) took two wickets.

Charith Asalanka (79 off 65), Kusal Mendis (76 off 42), and skipper Dasun Shanaka (68 off 62) batted well for Chasing, but it wasn’t enough. Gerald Coetzee (3/68) was the winner.

First Innings

South Africa Score – 428/5 in 50.0 overs

South Africa batting performance
Rassie van der Dussen 108(110)
Aiden Markram 106(54)

Sri Lanka bowling performance
Dilshan Madushanka 10-86-2
Dunith Wellalage 10-81-1

Second Innings

Sri Lanka Score – 326/10 in 44.5 overs

Sri Lanka batting performance
Charith Asalanka 79(65)
Kusal Mendis 76(42)

South Africa bowling performance
Gerald Coetzee 9-68-3
Keshav Maharaj 10-62-2

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