Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir took 3 wickets any to set adult a gentle eight-wicket win for South Africa in a initial one-day general during St George’s Park on Saturday.
Sri Lanka struggled to 181 all out, with Kusal Mendis a usually batsman to gleam for a tourists, creation 62.
Left-arm seamer Parnell took 3 for 48 while leg-spinner Tahir showed glorious control in a clever westerly wind, holding 3 for 26.
“Today was a small some-more special for me,” pronounced male of a compare Tahir. “It is my marriage anniversary and this is positively for my wife. She asked me to take 5 wickets and win male of a match. we didn’t take 5 wickets though we am unequivocally happy with my performance.”
Hashim Amla done 57 and Faf du Plessis 55 not out as South Africa cruised to feat with 15.4 overs to spare.
Parnell plunged Sri Lanka into early difficulty by holding wickets with a initial balls of a second and fourth overs after South African captain AB de Villiers won a toss and motionless to bowl.
Although Dinesh Chandimal and Mendis put on 72 for a third wicket, Tahir ripped a heart out of a center order, holding 3 wickets in 4 overs.
“It was a good bowling opening that put them on a behind foot,” pronounced De Villiers. “The new round bowlers bowled with a lot of power adult front, that is accurately what we wish from them, and Immy (Tahir) was a good impact bowler in a center overs again.”
De Villiers praised Amla and Quinton de Kock (34), who put on 71 for South Africa’s initial wicket.
“Although Sri Lanka’s sum was good subsequent par, it was still a wily aim on a representation that was slow, two-paced and kept unequivocally low.
“It was some-more like Sri Lankan conditions and their spinners could have caused some problems. But Quinton and Hash got us off to a good start, that done it easy for Faf and me,” pronounced De Villiers, who done 30 not out.
Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga was disappointed. “Although Dinesh and Mendis had a partnership, we never picked adult from losing early wickets,” he said. “It was a delayed representation though a spinners did not control a round much. We need to urge in batting and bowling.”
Niroshan Dickwella, male of a array in Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 triumph, done usually one before he went behind on his stumps and was leg before wicket to Parnell. New top Sandun Weerakkody slashed during a initial round of Parnell’s subsequent over and was held during initial trip for five.
Mendis, who had done usually 87 runs in 7 innings given attack 58 in a second innings of a initial Test during a same venue final month, strike 10 bounds in his 94-ball innings. His initial 7 scoring strokes were fours, especially struck fluently on a off side.