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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI 2021 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI 2021 - South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2021 played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI 2021

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI 2021 - South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2021 played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sept 02, 2021
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Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI 2021

Despite Aiden Markram's 96, Avishka Fernando's century and Charith Asalanka's half-century help Sri Lanka win by 14 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the first One-Day International.


Match Stats:
  • Sri Lanka's 300 was their ninth-highest total in one-day internationals against South Africa, and their third-highest total in ODIs against South Africa in Colombo (RPS).
  • Avishka Fernando became the sixth Sri Lankan batsman to achieve a century in one-day internationals against South Africa.
  • Avishka Fernando's 118 was his second-highest ODI score for Sri Lanka and the sixth highest by a Sri Lankan batsman against South Africa in ODIs.
  • Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka recorded the seventh-highest fourth-wicket partnership in One-day Internationals for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • Aiden Markram has been dismissed in nervous nineties in one-day internationals for the first time.
  • Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma put on the sixth-highest second-wicket stand in One-day Internationals for South Africa against Sri Lanka, with 106*.
  • South Africa's 286 was their fourth-highest total in One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium, and their fifth-highest total on Sri Lankan territory.


Sri Lanka made a huge 300-9 in 50 overs, with Avishka Fernando top-scoring with 118 off 115 balls, his third ODI century and first century against South Africa in ODIs.

Charith Asalanka smashed 71 off 62 balls with six fours and a six, Dhananjaya de Silva 44 off 62 balls with four fours, and Minod Bhanuka 27.

Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada, South Africa's finest bowlers, both grabbed two wickets, one for Aiden Markram - Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa scored 286-6 in 50 overs, with Aiden Markram top-scoring with 96 off 90 balls - four runs short of his century - with five fours and four sixes.

Tamba Bavuma struck 38 off 53 balls, including a boundary, while Rassie van der Dussen scored 59 runs off 59 balls, including six fours.

Janneman Malan scored 23 and Heinrich Klaassn 36 from 32 balls, including two fours.

Akila Dananjaya, Sri Lanka's top bowler, got two wickets, while Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, and Wanindu Hasaranga each took one wicket.

Avishka Fernando named Player of the Match for his outstanding batting performance in which he smashed 118 runs off 115 balls, including 10 fours and two sixes.

Match Highlights

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