• Thursday, May 26, 2022

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Amla’s classy ton helps South Africa see off Sri Lanka

South Africa’s Hashim Amla

By: Sarwar Alam

A dominant South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs in their opening Champions Trophy Group B game at The Oval on Saturday, helped by Hashim Amla’s classy century. Sri Lanka, chasing 300 for victory, started brightly but were soon in trouble after losing wickets at regular intervals. South Africa’s Morne Morkel made the first breakthrough when he dismissed the dangerous Niroshan Dickwella for 41 after the Sri Lanka opener’s attempted drive down the ground resulted in a comfortable catch for Wayne Parnell at third man. Skipper AB de Villiers chipped in with a stunning catch to send Kusal Mendis…

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