Leg-spinner Imran Tahir and former captain Hashim Amla excelled in South Africa's 96 run win over Sri Lanka in their Champions Trophy opener at The Oval on Saturday.
South Africa posted 299 for six thanks to Amla's 103 and Francois Du Plessis's 75 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 203 as Tahir took four wickets.
Sri Lanka got off to a good start reaching 87 for one at the end of the tenth over, but the introduction of Tahir in the 18th over turned the game firmly in South Africa's favour.(AFP)
South Africa 299 for six in 50 overs (H. Amla 103, F. Du Plessis 75, J.P. Duminy 38, N. Pradeep 2/54)
Sri Lanka 203 all out in 41.3 overs (U. Tharanga 57, K. Perera , N. Dickwella 41, Imran Tahir 4/27)
Desmond Jeromme Sunday, 04 June 2017 11:37 AM
Mathews should come back and take up the captaincy, other-wise we will lose all the matches.
Vijith Sunday, 04 June 2017 11:39 AM
Honestly, it was our match, but our middle order batsmen played like school boys.
Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 04 June 2017 11:39 AM
Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 04 June 2017 11:40 AM
Knowing that SA was a strong team, SL should have played sensible cricket, shame of our guys and bad captaincy.
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