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  • 10:11 PM IST

    South Africa register their second win in World Cup 2019:

  • 10:09 PM IST
    IT’S OVER! Clinical South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets. Sri Lanka’s chances to make it to the semifinals become slimmer than before.
  • 9:42 PM IST

    DRINKS BREAK! South Africa 169/1 after 32 overs. They need 35 runs more to beat Sri Lanka.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    What did just happen there! Amla hesitantly takes a review. Then, before the replay pops up, showing where the ball was pitched, he starts walking. Has a hearty laugh as the replay flashes on the big screen. It was pitching outside leg. Amla survives.

  • 9:18 PM IST

    SIX! Down the track goes Faf and the ball lands into the stands.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    Fifty up for skipper! Faf du Plessis brings up his fifty in 70 balls. South Africa nearing 140.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    FIFTY UP FOR AMLA! Second fifty of World Cup 2019 for the South African. Perhaps, his best knock in this edition.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    HUNDRED UP! Amla nearing fifty as South Africa cross 100-run mark in the 19th over.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    FOUR! Lakmal goes short and Faf plays a fierce pull through the vacant mid-wicket region for four. South Africa move into 90s.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    SA vs SL live score: 16 overs gone, South Africa 81/1. Hashim Amla has moved into 40s while skipper Faf is nearing 20s as South Africa have crossed 80-run mark in chase.

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 35: Clinical South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 35 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street on Thursday.


Buoyed by the stunning win against England, Sri Lanka will look to keep their semifinals hopes alive as they train their sights on South Africa in a do-or-die World Cup encounter in Chester-le-Street on Friday. Sri Lanka’s surprise 20-run victory over England has suddenly thrown open the semifinal qualifications, breathing new life into their inconsistent campaign.


With two wins, Sri Lanka are currently at the seventh spot with six points and need to win rest of their three matches to harbour hopes of a semifinal berth. The 1996 winners will also have a psychological advantage when they sport their second choice “lucky yellow jersey” that they wore against England.

While Sri Lanka will be fancying their chances against a lowly South African side, the Proteas would be more than keen to make a statement against the 1996 winners. Last edition’s semifinalists, South Africa were knocked out of the World Cup following a 49-run loss to Pakistan. They have failed to learn from their mistakes in what has been a disappointing campaign and with nothing to lose now, the Proteas will hope for a consolation win.


Editorial team of CricketCountry.