✅ Breaking News – Faf du Plessis hits ton to help South Africa beat Sri Lanka

✅ Breaking News – Faf du Plessis hits ton to help South Africa beat Sri Lanka
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten century to lead his side to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at The Wanderers on Sunday.After winning the toss and electing to field, South Africa bowled the visitors out for 231 in 47 overs before chasing down their victory target for the loss of two wickets and with 67 balls remaining.Kusal Mendis, with 60 from 73 balls, top-scored for Sri Lanka before he was one of a trio of victims for leg-spinner Imran Tahir who finished with figures of 3-26 in 10 overs and was the pick of the home bowlers. Share this article Share Seamer Lungi Ngidi also took three wickets for 60 runs as he made a solid return to the team after four months on the sidelines through injury.South Africa never looked troubled in their reply as Du Plessis raced to 112 from 114 balls alongside Quinton de Kock who hit 81 from 72 balls to put on 136 at more than a run-a-ball for the second wicket.Du Plessis’ century was his 11th in ODI cricket and continues his fine form in the 50-over format with 259 runs in his last four innings, during which time he has only been dismissed once.The second fixture in the five-match series will be played in Pretoria on Wednesday.Both teams are using the series to fine-tune their selections ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales that starts in late May.  Share this article Share
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