After continue losses for cricket srilanka team now they proceed to South Africa. Sri Lanka tour of South Africa consists of 2 tests, 5 ODI’s and 3 T20’s. This is very important tour for sri lanka before the big tournament of ICC World Cup 2019. Can sri lanka will finish this south africa tour with good results.
Its a very bad situation for srilanka cricket team that they lost matches against england in their own grounds. The Srilankan cricket fans upset with the performance of their team.
Srilanka has to bounce back from previous losts
Before srilanka tour of south africa , srilanka played almost 17 matches in home and also out side. They only win 1 match in all test, odi’s and T20’s. So, this the time for the srilanka cricket team to look back and find the mistakes and correct them.
Srilanka tour of south africa is good opportunity to the team to bounce back from the loss against england, new zealand and australia. They have to forget the past and start the tour with a positive mind. Now its time for the team to find some new talents in bowling and batting. The management should try some new players so they can see their standards. Then do some experiments of rotation of the players so they can see their abilities.
Srilanka Blowed well in 1st innings of the 1st test
Srilanka tour of south africa starts with tests matches and continues with ODI and T20’s. The 1st test started from 13th Feb 2019 in Durban. They started the tour with good performance in bowling by taking SA 10 wickets in 1st innings for 235 runs. De cock,wicket keeper played very well by scoring 80 runs in 94 balls. And few players played a small little innings to rech thet score. in srilank bowling Viswa Fernando bowled very well and taken 4 wickets for 62 runs in 17 overs. Rajitha, the other bowler taken 3 wickets for 68 runs in 14.4 overs. Bowlers Bowled well, but srilanka in their 1st innings all out for 191 because of poor batting performance. Only Kusal Perera got half century (51 runs), few batsmen played for little contribution for the team.
South africa restricted the srilanka batsman
South africa after lost their 10 wickets for just 235, the bowlers bowled good line and length to get quick wickets and restricted the srilanka team only for 191 runs. Main bowler in south africa Steyn who maintain the good line and length and taken 4 wickets for 48 runs in 20 overs. And the other bowlers Philander and Rabada both taken 2 wickets each for 70 runs in 22.2 overs. By the good attack from the host bowlers srilank allout for 191 and they given lead of 44 runs.
In the second innings also SL bowlers done well to restrict SA for 259 runs
After giving the lead of 44 runs to host team, the bowlers again restrict the host team for 259. Mainly 2 bowlers bowled well to get the wickets. Vishwa Fernando, again taken 4 wickets in the second innings for 71 runs in 17.1 overs. Lasith Embuldeniya, bowled well to take 5 wicket haul for 66 runs in 26 overs. In SA Du Plessis scored 90 runs and De Cock again scored 55 runs to reach 259. And set a target of 304 runs.
Can srilanka chase the targert of 304?
The host set a target of 304 runs to the visiting team to win the 1st test match. The question arises can srilanka reach the target to win this match. Because in the first innings they scored only 191 only. End of 3rd days play srilanka score is 83-3. Srilanka having one day play in their hands to reach the target. Can srilanka tour of south africa will start with win for the guest team.