SL vs SA Dream11 Match Predictions
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Match
On a pitch that had variable bounce and a lot of turns, Sri Lanka managed 278 runs win in the first test match and will now welcome South Africa for the second test or the series decider. In the first of the two matches test series, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. With a splendid 158 of 222 deliveries knock from Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka managed 287-10 in 78.4 over in the first innings. In response, South Africa could only manage 126-10 with the help of Faf du Plessis’s 49 of 88 balls.
In second innings, Sri Lanka managed 190 at loss of 10 wickets with Karunaratne’s fifty. It was almost an unbeatable target for the visitors and they got booked at 73 in the second innings. Sri Lanka won the test by 278 runs and acquired a 1-0 series lead.
Both the teams will now meet at Colombo for the 2nd test. While Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal remains out of this test also, South Africa would be relieved with Tabraiz Shamsi rejoining the squad for Colombo test. Shamsi had impressing figures of 3 for 91 and 1 for 37 in the first test. After the second Test, both the teams will play 5 ODIs and a one-off T20I.
Venue- Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Matchday- July 20-July 24 at 10:00 AM IST
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Total matches – 41
Matches won batting first – 14
Matches won bowling first – 13
Average 1st Inns scores – 332
Average 2nd Inns scores – 352
Average 3rd Inns scores – 279
Average 4th Inns scores – 179
Highest total recorded – 756/5 (185.1 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Lowest total recorded – 81/10 (28.1 Ov) by SL vs Eng
SL vs SA Team News:
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Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Kumara, Dilruwan Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal (vc), Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha
Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungisani Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Theunis de Bruyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hashim Amla, Shaun von Berg
SL vs SA Playing 11:
The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, D Gunathilaka, Dimuth Karunaratne (Kusal Perera)
All-rounder: Dilruwan Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan (Lahiru Kumara)
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, T Bavuma
All-rounders: Vernon Philander
Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn
SL vs SA Players to watch out for:
Dimuth Karunaratne (158 off 222 and 60 off 80) was the top scorer in both the innings for Sri Lanka. Apart from him, D Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis will be crucial with the bat. Angelo Mathews can create a difference with both bat and ball.
In bowling, skipper Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, and Rangana Herath will be lead. Dilruwan Perera bagged 10 wickets while Rangana Herath took 5 wickets in both the innings.
For South Africa, captain Faf du Plessis (49 off 88) was the top scorer in the first innings while they got bundled out for 73 in the second innings. Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, and Temba Bavuma will have to contribute with the bat.
In bowling, Kagiso Rabada (7) took the most wickets and Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj bagged 4 wickets apiece.
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