Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score Streaming, 5th ODI: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat in Colombo

Sri Lanka vs South Africa live cricket score

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka take on South Africa in Colombo in fifth ODI. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score Streaming, 5th ODI: South Africa had all the momentum going into the fourth ODI but lost control of it in a rain marred contest. With Sri Lanka winning by a 3-run margin on DLS method, South Africa don’t have the luxury of pushing themselves for a clean sweep anymore. The win broke an 11-match losing streak and going into the fifth ODI, the second dead rubber of the series, it only acts as a reason for Sri Lanka to garner some respectability. Catch live scores and updates from Sri Lanka vs South Africa in 5th ODI.

Captains at the toss:

South Africa captain Quinton de Kock: “This wicket would turn later, so we would also have batted first. It was a great game, because the Tests and the ODIs were a one-sided affair. As for the changes, Lungi and Miller are resting; Rabada and Markram will be replacing them.”

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: “Looks like a good wicket, so we’ll bat. It might slow up in the second half. It’s the brand of cricket we want to play, and keep developing as a team. We are unchanged.”

TEAMS: 

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock(w/c), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada

Sri Lanka XI: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat in the 5th ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

At this time of the year, focus is on the pitch as well as on the clouds above. Forecast of thunderstroms today and rain is expected to play a role today. Didn’t cause a washout in the fourth ODI, how will things turn out today remains to be seen.

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of South Africa tour of Sri Lanka where much like Bangladesh’s tour of West Indies, the Tests went in the home side’s favour before limited overs cricket went the visitor’s way. South Africa were clincically dispatched by Sri Lanka in whites but the Proteas have looked far better against a mediocre Sri Lanka side. Leading 3-0, South Africa had the momentum to push for a clean sweep but inclement weather in the fourth ODI made things tricky and, eventually, Sri Lanka got one win on the board. Will they make it two wins in two after going 11 matches without a win? Toss in 20 minutes. 

Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya

South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Hashim Amla, Junior Dala, Jean-Paul Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Willem Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

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