Avishka Fernando century sets the platform as Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead against South Africa

Sri Lanka 300 for 9 (Avishka 118, Asalanka 72, Maharaj 2-30) beat South Africa 286 for 6 (Markram 96, van der Dussen 59, Dananjaya 2-65) by 14 runs

Sri Lanka scored 90 runs off the last 10 overs of their innings and defended 90 in the last 10 overs of South Africa’s to take the series lead and 10 points into the World Cup Super League table. History was on the hosts’ side, with no team ever successfully chasing a total over 300 in a day-night game on the island. South Africa, on 210 for 3 after 40 overs, were well-placed but Sri Lanka’s attack held its nerve…

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