Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat. Despite being able to enforce the follow-on, Hampshire instead decided to forfeit their second innings, giving the Sri Lankans a target of 309 runs off the last 89 overs of the final day to win, which they reached following an unbeaten century from Chandika Hathurusingha and 90 from Mahela Jayawardene. Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat. [5] The 16/220 claimed in the match is the 5th best bowling record in a match, a position it has stood in since the match. The visitors were due … 14/12/2020 12:20 PM ; Author : BIPIN DANI ; Img Source : sentinelassam The decision was taken after the discussions with the South Africa and Sri Lanka government officials. L = Games lost Has Steven Smith made the fastest ODI hundred for Australia? Complete Scorecard of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test 1998, only on ESPNcricinfo.com. [1], The limited overs match against Hampshire, to be played at County Ground, Southampton on 12 July, was abandoned without a ball bowled. Cape Town, Dec 10 : Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played … Tie or No result = 1 point WhatsApp . Sri Lanka played in a tri-series tournament with South Africa and England. Has batting become easier in the second half of a Test in recent times? ", ALSO READ: Australia's tour of South Africa may move to Perth amid Covid-19 fallout. Sri Lanka's two-Test tour of South Africa will commence with the Boxing Day Test at Centurion as per schedule, it was jointly decided by the two … Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to field. The Cricketer | 10/12/2020 at 14:44. T = Games tied England left their biosecure hotel in Cape Town to play golf at several locations, which South Africa's interim board chair Zak Yacoob described as "lax", but necessary to keep their visitors happy. In particular, SLC has asked for better PCR testing protocols and the hospitality staff which will cater to the teams to be kept on site. [6], John Crawley also claimed a Test career best of 156 not out. They also competed in a tri-series tournament against England and South Africa, entitled the Emirates Triangular Tournament. "We are thankful that these discussions have allayed any trepidation around CSA's ability to successfully host home tours in these unpredicted times. Test Series against Sri Lanka. England beat Sri Lanka and finished top of the group. 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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has agreed to send the team to South Africa, This was confirmed by CSA (acting) president Rihan Richards. In a meeting that the SLC's medical team had with their ECB counterparts on Wednesday, the latter's medical officers are also understood to have supported the idea that a tour of South Africa can be completed without a breaching of the bio-secure bubble. Quinton de Kock was named as the captain of South Africa for the last two ODIs of the series. News desk - December 12, 2020. Is England's use of signals from the balcony a big deal? 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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials had an … Sri Lanka confirm tour of South Africa starting Dec 26 Cape Town, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two … The tour was thrown into doubt by the cancellation of the ODI series between South Africa and England following an apparent breach of the bio-bubble. Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST: 1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion . They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricket history. Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as expected after SLC's medical staff confirmed they were satisfied with the bio-bubble arrangements being planned for the series. Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka in South Africa, 1998 Schedule, Match Timings, Venue Details, Upcoming Cricket Matches and Recent Results on Cricbuzz.com NRR = Net run rate. [4] Jayawardene went on to claim a place in Sri Lanka's Test squad to face England. They won the competition by defeating England in the final, also beating South Africa in the group stage. Sri Lanka won the Test series 2–0. They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricke… We are also certain that cricket fans around the world will tune in for another series of thrilling cricket on display. Colombo [Sri Lanka], December 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering cancelling the forthcoming tour of South Africa or may offer to host the Proteas at home after the three-match ODI series between England and South Africa was called off due to outbreak of coronavirus cases. They are scheduled to play two Tests - in Johannesburg and Centurion - before returning home on January 8. SLC had reconsidered the tour following England's withdrawal from their ODI series in South Africa last week. Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa confirmed. Although England withdrew from their own tour, no England player was found to have contracted Covid-19 despite some false positives being returned at one stage. SLC’s medical staff has held talks with its CSA counterparts and is now confident that Sri Lanka will be able to undertake the South Africa tour with little risk of players contracting Covid-19. Lost = 0 points CSA say that Sri Lanka’s South African coach Mickey Arthur will repair to the country this week ahead of the arrival of the full squad with a view to assessing the situation. Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct a training camp at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, starting from 13 th November, 2020 focusing on the National team’s tour of South Africa.. 22 Players will take part in the 10-day training camp, which will be conducted under a ‘Bio-Secure Environment’. Sri Lanka tour of South Africa to go ahead as planned. 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