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Sri Lankan cricket team in South Africa in 2018–19

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured South Africa in February and March 2019 to play two Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2][3] The ODI fixtures were part of both teams' preparation for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[4]

In February 2019, Sri Lanka named Dimuth Karunaratne as the captain of their Test side, after Dinesh Chandimal was dropped due to poor form.[5] Chandimal was also omitted from Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the tour.[6] Sri Lanka won the Test series 2–0,[7] their first Test series win in South Africa.[8] It was also the first time that a team from Asia had won a Test series in South Africa.[9]

South Africa won the ODI series 5–0.[10] It was the fourth time in less than two years that Sri Lanka had been whitewashed in a five-match ODI series.[11] For the T20I series, Faf du Plessis was named as South Africa's captain for the first match, with JP Duminy named as captain for the remaining two fixtures.[12] South Africa also completed a whitewash in the T20I series, winning 3–0.[13]

Squads

TestsODIsT20Is
 South Africa[14] Sri Lanka[15] South Africa[16] Sri Lanka[17] South Africa[18] Sri Lanka[19]

Ahead of the last two ODIs, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy were added to South Africa's squad,[20] with Reeza Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder being dropped.[21] However, the day after Amla was added to South Africa's ODI squad, he took compassionate leave, missing the last two matches, with Hendricks recalled.[22] Kusal Perera was ruled out of Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the final two ODIs, after suffering a hamstring injury in the third ODI.[23] Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje were ruled out of South Africa's T20I squad for the final two T20Is due to injury.[24] Junior Dala was added to South Africa's squad for the third T20I.[25]

Test series

1st Test

13–17 February 2019[n 2]
Scorecard
v
235 (59.4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 80 (94)
Vishwa Fernando 4/62 (17 overs)
191 (59.2 overs)
Kusal Perera 51 (63)
Dale Steyn 4/48 (20 overs)
259 (79.1 overs)
Faf du Plessis 90 (182)
Lasith Embuldeniya 5/66 (26 overs)
304/9 (85.3 overs)
Kusal Perera 153* (200)
Keshav Maharaj 3/71 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Kusal Perera (SL)

2nd Test

21–25 February 2019[n 2]
Scorecard
v
222 (61.2 overs)
Quinton de Kock 86 (87)
Vishwa Fernando 3/62 (18.2 overs)
154 (37.4 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 42 (36)
Kagiso Rabada 4/38 (12.4 overs)
128 (44.3 overs)
Faf du Plessis 50* (70)
Suranga Lakmal 4/39 (16.3 overs)
197/2 (45.4 overs)
Kusal Mendis 84* (110)
Duanne Olivier 1/46 (12 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Kusal Mendis (SL)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Wiaan Mulder (SA) made his Test debut.

Tour match

50-over match: Cricket South Africa Invitation XI vs Sri Lanka

28 February 2019
10:00
Scorecard
v
 Sri Lanka
307/4 (41 overs)
Raynard van Tonder 164 (156)
Lasith Malinga 5/35 (7 overs)
Avishka Fernando 72 (46)
Okuhle Cele 2/37 (6 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Umpires: Bongani Jele (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
  • Cricket South Africa Invitation XI won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI series

1st ODI

3 March 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
231 (47 overs)
v
 South Africa
232/2 (38.5 overs)
Kusal Mendis 60 (73)
Imran Tahir 3/26 (10 overs)
Faf du Plessis 112* (114)
Vishwa Fernando 1/43 (5 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Bongani Jele (SA) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (SA)

2nd ODI

6 March 2019
13:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
251 (45.1 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
138 (32.2 overs)
Quinton de Kock 94 (70)
Thisara Perera 3/26 (7 overs)
Oshada Fernando 31 (45)
Kagiso Rabada 3/43 (9 overs)
South Africa won by 113 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)

3rd ODI

10 March 2019
10:00
Scorecard
South Africa 
331/5 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
121/5 (24 overs)
Quinton de Kock 121 (108)
Isuru Udana 2/50 (8 overs)
Kusal Mendis 41 (31)
Imran Tahir 2/19 (5 overs)
South Africa won by 71 runs (DLS method)
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka were set a revised target of 193 runs from 24 overs due to rain.
  • Kamindu Mendis (SL) made his ODI debut.

4th ODI

13 March 2019
13:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
189 (39.2 overs)
v
 South Africa
190/4 (32.5 overs)
Isuru Udana 78 (57)
Anrich Nortje 3/57 (8 overs)
Quinton de Kock 51 (57)
Dhananjaya de Silva 3/41 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Isuru Udana (SL)

5th ODI

16 March 2019
13:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
225 (49.3 overs)
v
 South Africa
135/2 (28 overs)
Kusal Mendis 56 (84)
Kagiso Rabada 3/50 (10 overs)
Aiden Markram 67* (75)
Thisara Perera 1/20 (5 overs)
South Africa won by 41 runs (DLS method)
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Aiden Markram (SA)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • A floodlight failure during South Africa's innings prevented any further play.[35]

T20I series

1st T20I

19 March 2019
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
134/7 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
134/8 (20 overs)
Kamindu Mendis 41 (29)
Andile Phehlukwayo 3/25 (4 overs)
David Miller 41 (23)
Lasith Malinga 2/11 (4 overs)
Match tied
(South Africa won the Super Over)

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Bongani Jele (SA)
Player of the match: David Miller (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Avishka Fernando (SL) made his T20I debut.

2nd T20I

22 March 2019
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
180/3 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
164/9 (20 overs)
Reeza Hendricks 65 (46)
Lasith Malinga 1/26 (4 overs)
Isuru Udana 84* (48)
Chris Morris 3/32 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 16 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Bongani Jele (SA)
Player of the match: Rassie van der Dussen (SA)

3rd T20I

24 March 2019
14:30
Scorecard
South Africa 
198/2 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
137 (15.4 overs)
Dwaine Pretorius 77* (42)
Jeffrey Vandersay 1/35 (3 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 38 (22)
Andile Phehlukwayo 4/24 (3 overs)
South Africa won by 45 runs (DLS method)
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
Player of the match: Dwaine Pretorius (SA)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka were set a revised target of 183 runs from 17 overs due to rain.

Notes

  1. ^ a b JP Duminy was named captain for the 2nd and 3rd T20Is.
  2. ^ a b While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, the first Test reached a result in four days, and the second Test reached a result in three days.

References

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