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Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock have shown little trouble in their second wicket partnership. They have attacked without taking too many risks, cruising at faster than seven runs an over to help South Africa past the 50-run mark.
WICKET Sri Lanka have struck early. And it is the left-armer Vishva Fernando's angle that crams Reeza Hendricks for room as the right-hander edges a delivery slanting away from him to the 'keeper.
Lasith Malinga tried to extend the fight by throwing his bat around, but eventually holed out to Imran Tahir at long on. Ngidi finishes with three wickets as well as Sri Lanka are bundled out for 231.
Pace and the fear of pace helps Anrich Nortje bag his maiden international wicket. Laakshan Sandakan looks to play away from his body and gets an edge to the 'keeper. Ninth wicket down.
Oh, oh! Thisara Perera also falls. Kagiso Rabada's extra pace and bounce gets him to hang the bat outside the offstump and the outside edge shoots to the point fielder. From 195 for 4, they have slipped to 213 for 8.
Another run out! Akila Dananjaya is gone. Sri Lanka's innings is falling apart after quickly here after a steady fifth wicket stand.
Kusal Mendis's fine innings has come to an end. Yet again, it's two wickets in quick succession and both the set batsmen back in the pavilion. Looking to loft Imran Tahir over the infield, he holes out to Rassie van der Dussen at cover.
Imran Tahir strikes again and breaks a good partnerships. He teases Dhananjaya de Silva forward and then beats him with his legbreak. Quinton de Kock does a fine job to whip off the bails and end the 94-run stand.
Yet again, almost without notice, Kusal Mendis marches towards his 13th ODI fifty.
Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva have been steady and smart to revive Sri Lanka's innings again. The duo have put on a half-century stand. They have taken their share of risks and survived. With only Thisara Perera with reasonable batting skill remaining in the line-up, this partnership becomes all the more crucial.
What a fine start to international cricket comes to an end in a disappointing fashion for Oshada Fernando. The debutant had slowed down in his 40s before eventually he has to sacrifice his wicket in a mix up. Run out. South Africa take command rightaway with both the set batsmen back in the pavilion in quick succession.
Imran Tahir comes in to the attack and strikes rightaway, ending a steady stand between Kusal Perera and Oshida Fernando, which had revived Sri Lanka after they lost two early wickets. 99/3.
Oshada Fernando has played some impressive shots, showing little nerves on his ODI debut, and helping Sri Lanka register the 50-run mark without any further damage.
Ngidi strikes again. Upal Tharanga looks to go for an expansive shot only to inside edge the ball back on to the stumps. South Africa are on top already!
STRIKE 1 Niroshan Dickwella began with two boundaries off the first two balls of the match but falls early. Looking to be on the aggressive, he ends up hitting straight to Lungi Ngidi, the bowler.
Much like South Africa, Sri Lanka are also fielding a debutant. Oshada Fernando makes his debut.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella (w), Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
Anrich Nortje is set to make his debut for South Africa. Hee has impressed with his pace in domestic competitions and now it is time to test his skills at the highest level. Dale Steyn has been rested for this encounter. With Dwaine Pretorius and Wiaan Mulder playing, South Africa have six bowling options for this game.
South Africa (Playing XI): Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
Hello and welcome to the first one-dayer between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Sri Lanka surprised quite a few by cleaning up the Test series 2-0. For as much as they would want to emulate the result in the 50-over series, there are bigger goals to look at.
By the very standards that the two teams have set for themselves, they are far behind. And with the world cup only a few months away, there are some massive fixes both teams need to do apart from finding their best XIs.
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