Lasith Malinga is the key as far as Sri Lanka's bowling is concerned © AFP
Lasith Malinga is the key as far as Sri Lanka’s bowling is concerned © AFP


Jul 9, 2014

Sri Lanka are taking on South Africa in the second One-Day International (ODI) to be played at Pallekele. Sri Lanka recently won the Test series in England. They won the last Test played at Headingley to win the series 1 -0. The first Test at Lord’s was drawn. They also won the ODI series. On the other hand, South Africa lost the last time they played Tests against Australia. They also lost in the shorter formats of the game. They however collapsed from a winning position to lost the first One-Day International (ODI).

Catch the Live Scorecard of the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa here

South Africa have a new Test captain as well, as Graeme Smith  has retired from the game. It has meant that Hashim Amla is now the new captain of South Africa in Test and AB de Villiers in ODIs. South Africa will mainly depend on Dale Steyn to lead the pace attack. Sri Lanka have Rangana Herath as their main spinner. The two veterans, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are the key batsmen in the line-up.

The free live streaming of cricket matches is rapidly becoming a new rage in the online media and is catching up with lot of cricket fans. Catching the free live streaming of cricket matches on the internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television. The first ODI of the series is being telecast live on Ten Cricket.