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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.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    Jeevan Mendis into the attack!

  • 8:00 PM IST

    FOUR! A dance down the track from Faf. He goes aerial but it is safe as South Africa bring up their fifty.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    WICKET! Cracker of a yorker. The Malinga yorker does the trick for Sri Lanka. de Kock departs.

  • 7:28 PM IST

    FOUR! Third four for Amla off Malinga. Once again, onto the pads and Amla obliges.

  • 7:24 PM IST

    FOUR! Third four off Malinga’s bowling. This time it is de Kock. Hit straight past the bowler.

  • 7:19 PM IST

    FOUR! Onto the pads from Malinga and creamed past the mid-wicket. Amla on song.

  • 7:18 PM IST

    FOUR! Hashim Amla gets off the mark with a four.

  • 7:14 PM IST

    Begins the South African chase!

  • 7:00 PM IST

    Dwaine Pretorious: It’s a tough wicket. You had to be disciplined and work on the game plan, glad I could contribute to the team. Everyone backed each other up quite well, our partnerships worked well. It was probably our best disciplined performance in the tournament so far. We looked to play basic, basic cricket – top of off – the wicket looks slightly slow and the outfield is big. So, good cricket shots and running hard would be the key for us. I enjoy this lineup. Just like I said, I think we just need to play good cricket shots, build partnerships and run well.

  • 6:48 PM IST

    Will Sri Lanka manage to defend 203?

  • 6:46 PM IST

    Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris scalp three wickets each while Kagiso Rabada gets two wickets as South Africa bowl out Sri Lanka for 203.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    TOP EDGE AND TAKEN! Rabada removes Isuru Udana!

  • 6:36 PM IST

    And the play resumes after the bee attack!

  • 6:23 PM IST

    OUT! GONE! No Thisara Perera show with the bat in today’s game. A good catch in the deep by Rabada as Andile Phehlukwayo strikes. Sri Lanka eight down.

  • 6:18 PM IST

    44 overs gone, Sri Lanka 179/7. Can Thisara Perera help Sri Lanka go past 200?

  • 5:59 PM IST

    OUT! Seven down. Second wicket for Morris as Jeevan Mendis holes out in the deep. His 46-ball stay for 18 runs comes to an end.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    150 UP FOR Sri Lanka!

  • 5:41 PM IST

    OUT! Duminy is all smiles. de Silva tries to reverse sweep, fails to connect and the ball hits the stumps. Sri Lanka six down.

  • 5:33 PM IST

    FOUR! Short and wide from Andile Phehlukwayo and de Silva cashes in. A much-needed four for Sri Lanka as they move past 130.

  • 5:26 PM IST

    Cricket World Cup 2019 live cricket score SA vs SL: Sri Lanka 127/5 after 32 overs: Dhananjaya de Silva and Jeevan Mendis are in the middle and Sri Lanka will need these two add as many runs as they can.

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.