SA vs SL Live Score: Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Perera© AFP
Sri Lanka are a wicket down against South Africa in the Super 12 fixture of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on Saturday. Both teams have experienced similar starts to their Super 12 campaigns, having won and lost a game each. South Africa kicked off their campaign with a defeat to Australia, but bounced back to beat the West Indies in their second match. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, won their opening game against Bangladesh, before Australia humbled them in the second match. While South Africa will rely on the batting exploits of an in-form Aiden Markram, Sri Lanka will hope that Charith Asalanka can fire on all cylinders. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Charith Asalanka, you beauty. Back to back boundaries. Supreme drive from the in-form Lankan batter.
SL: 36/1 (5.4)
That’s a cracking shot! Nissanka takes the aerial route and the ball just land in front of the deep midwicket boundary for a four. Poor bowling from Rabada.
Anrich Nortje! What a delivery. Perera gets completely beaten by the pace. Big wicket for South Africa.
K Perera b A Nortje 7 (10)
SL: 20/1 (3.5)
Excellent over from Aiden Markram. Concedes just 3 runs after Rabada had gone for 10 in the second over.
SL: 17/0 (3 ov)
Back of a length, wide of leg stump, and Perera places it towards fine leg for a boundary.
SL: 14/0 (2 ov)
Nissanka gets a bit lucky. Bottom edges it for a four towards fine leg.
SL: 9/0 (1.2 ov)
South Africa off to a decent start. Just four singles off that first over from Markram.
SL: 4/0 (1 ov)
We are off and running. Pathum Nissanka pushes one for a single.
QDK IS BACK!
South Africa Playing XI: Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk) Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markam, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
SL ARE UNCHANGED!
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajpaksa, Dasun Shanaka (capt.), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kamara, Maheesh Theekshana
SA WIN TOSS!
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Sri Lanka in Sharjah.
LIVE action coming up shortly.
SOME H2H STATS!
South Africa and Sri Lanka have played against each other on 16 occasions. The Proteas lead the way in overall Head-to-Head stats.
Matches Played: 16
South Africa: 11 wins
Sri Lanka: 5 wins
GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!
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