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Sri Lanka blown away against South Africa in first ODI

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th January, 2017 09:33:04 PM
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Sri Lanka blown away against South Africa as they concede defeat of eight wickets in the first one-day international at St George's Park on Saturday.

Sri Lanka set a target of 181/10 against South Africa that the host surpassed playing only 34.2 overs with keeping eight wickets in hand.

Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir took three wickets each. Kusal Mendis was the only batsman to shine for the tourists, making 62 off 94 balls with ten fours.

Left-arm seamer Parnell took three for 48 while leg-spinner Tahir showed superb control in a strong westerly wind, taking three for 26.


Brief scores: Sri Lanka 181/10 in 48.3 (Kusal Mendis 62; Imran Tahir 3-26, Wayne Parnell 3-48) lost to South Africa 185/2 in 34.2 overs (Hashim Amla 57, Quinton de Kock 55) by eight wickets.