Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 14 runs in 1st ODI

By: AFP      Published: 06:43 PM, 2 Sep, 2021
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 14 runs in 1st ODI
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (C) celebrates with his teammates after the dismissal of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen (not pictured) during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Spinner Akila Dananjaya took two key wickets as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 14 runs in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday.

The hosts scored 300 for nine from their 50 overs with opening batsman Avishka Fernando hitting 118 off 115 balls in Colombo.

South Africa fell short on 286-6 despite opener Aiden Markram's 96 off 90 balls and a run-a-ball 59 by Rassie van der Dussen.

The second ODI is on Saturday with all the matches -- including three Twenty20 games -- to be played behind closed doors at the same venue.

Sri Lanka v South Africa 1st ODI scoreboard

Final scoreboard of the first one-day international between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo on Thursday:

Sri Lanka

A. Fernando c Phehlukwayo b Shamsi      118

M. Bhanuka b Markram                     27

B. Rajapaksa c Verreynne b Maharaj        0

D. De Silva st Klaasen b Maharaj         44

C. Asalanka c Klaasen b Rabada           72

D. Shanaka run out (Rabada)               6

W. Hasaranga b Rabada                     3

C. Karunaratne not out                    7

D. Chameera run out (Nortje/Rabada)       0

A. Dananjaya run out (Nortje/Rabada)      0

Extras (b5, lb5, nb2, w11)               23

Total (9 wickets, 50 overs)             300

Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Bhanuka), 2-58 (Rajapaksa), 3-137 (de Silva), 4-234 (Fernando), 5-255 (Shanaka), 6-272 (Hasaranga), 7-291 (Asalanka), 8-299 (Chameera), 9-300 (Dananjaya)

Did not bat: P. Jayawickrama

Bowling: Rabada 9-0-66-2 (nb2, w6), Nortje 10-0-69-0, Maharaj 10-1-30-2 (w1), Markram 6-0-33-1, Phehlukwayo 5-0-37-0 (w3), Shamsi 10-0-55-1 (w1)

South Africa (target 301)

J. Malan lbw Hasaranga                   23

A. Markram c Hasaranga b Jayawickrama    96

T. Bavuma retired hurt                   38

R. van der Dussen b Dananjaya            59

K. Verreynne lbw b Dananjaya             12

H. Klaasen run out (Karunaratne/Bhanuka) 36

A. Phehlukwayo b Karunaratne              5

K. Rabada not out                        13

K. Maharaj not out                        0

Extras (w4)                               4

Total (6 wickets, 50 overs)             286

Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Malan), 1-155* (Bavuma, retired hurt), 2-166 (Markram), 3-209 (Verreynne), 4-260 (van der Dussen), 5-269 (Phehlukwayo), 6-286 (Klaasen)

Did not bat: T. Shamsi, A. Nortje

Bowling: Chameera 7-0-55-0 (w1), Karunaratne 3-0-18-1 (w1), Hasaranga 10-1-52-1, Jayawickrama 10-0-47-1, Dananjaya 10-0-65-2, Shanaka 2-0-14-0 (w1), De Silva 8-0-35-0 (w1)

Toss: Sri Lanka

Result: Sri Lanka won by 14 runs

Series: Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0

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