Quinton de Kock 94 helps South Africa to 113-run win over Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

first_imgQuinton de Kock 94 helps South Africa to 113-run win over Sri Lanka in 2nd ODISouth Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Quinton de Kock scored 94 off 70 deliveries as South Africa thumped Sri Lanka by 113 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.advertisement Reuters CenturionMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 23:45 IST South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Quinton de Kock outshone every batsman of either side. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lankan batsmen failed to hold ground against South Africa bowlersKagiso Rabada shone with the ball for South Africa with figures of 3 for 43Thisara Perera was Sri Lanka’s star performer with figures of 3 for 26South Africa’s Quinton de Kock top-scored with a fluent 94 as they cruised to a 113-run victory over Sri Lanka and a 2-0 lead in their five-match One-Day International series on Wednesday.South Africa claimed an eight-wicket victory in the opening match on Sunday and were dominant again despite losing their last six wickets for 31 runs as they posted a below-par 251 all out.Their bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals though and dismissed Sri Lanka for 138 in 32.2 overs to claim an emphatic win.De Kock blazed away at the top of the order after South Africa were sent in to bat, racing to 94 from 70 balls before he top-edged a Thisara Perera delivery while attempting the six that would have taken him to his century.SOUTH AFRICA VS SRI LANKA 2ND ODI: AS IT HAPPENEDSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis (57) kept up his good run of form, but the home side will be concerned about a late order collapse that restricted their total when 300 had seemed a minimum at the midway point of the innings.Sri Lanka never looked in control of the chase and lost wickets at regular intervals, with Oshada Fernando (31) providing the top score in their meagre total.South Africa seamer Lungi Ngidi (2-14 in 5.2 overs) was the pick of the home attack, but fast bowler Kagiso Rabada (3-43), leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2-39) and newcomer Anrich Nortje (2-25) also impressed.South Africa can wrap up the series in the third ODI in Durban on Sunday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Quinton de KockFollow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow Thisara PereraFollow South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODIlast_img read more

AntiKeystone XL billionaire challenges TransCanada boss to live debate

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