World Cup 2015, 1st Quarter-Final : South Africa Vs Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015
Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (03:30 GMT;09:00 AM IST)
Teams:South Africa Vs Sri Lanka
Venu: Played at Sydney
Match Time: 09:00 AM IST, 03:30 GMT
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss & chose bat first
Previous ODI matches results:
South Africa :W L W W L
Sri Lanka: W L W W W
There is a small chance of rain on Wednesday, but the weather is expected to be dry enough to at least allow a shortened match. The pitch appears dry, but as Sri Lanka found out against Australia, that does not necessarily mean it will be slow or given to turn.
These teams have faced each other four times in World Cups. Sri Lanka beat South Africa in 1992. There was an 89-run win for South Africa in 1999. The teams tied after South Africa's Duckworth-Lewis meltdown in 2003. And South Africa squeaked through by one wicket in 2007.
This match will feature three of the top four run scorers of the tournament, in Sangakkara, Dilshan and de Villiers. Neither team has a bowler in the top five wicket-takers.
Mahela Jayawardene averages 81 in World Cup knockout encounters. He has played six such games.e.
Match Teams :