Trailing by 308 runs and having lost their top order, the Sri Lankans decided to declare, with the hope of giving their openers and top order some batting practice. Read full article Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday confirmed that the two-match Test series slated to begin from December 26 will go ahead as planned. 0. Although England withdrew from their own tour, no England player was found to have contracted Covid-19 despite some false positives being returned at one stage. [2], The match's length was reduced after initial attempts to start a game had failed, due to problems with the pitch. However, SLC's medical staff has held talks with its CSA counterparts and is now confident that Sri Lanka will be able to undertake the South Africa tour with little risk of players contracting Covid-19. They won the competition by defeating England in the final, also beating South Africa in the group stage. 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Quinton de Kock was named as the captain of South Africa for the last two ODIs of the series. Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as expected after SLC's medical staff confirmed they were satisfied with the bio-bubble arrangements being planned for the series. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as expected after SLC’s medical staff confirmed they were satisfied with the bio-bubble arrangements being planned for the series. 0. Muttiah Muralitharan claimed what was, at the time, a career best 9/65 in the second innings - a record he has only bettered on one occasion, against Zimbabwe in 2002 - and was the 8th best bowling in a Test match innings at the time, but has slipped one place to 9th. SLC had reconsidered the tour following England's withdrawal from their ODI series in South Africa last week. The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England in the 1998 season. The Cricketer | 10/12/2020 at 14:44. 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Tie or No result = 1 point They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricket history. [7] The match was the last England Test to be broadcast live by BBC Television in the UK, with Channel 4 and Sky screening the 1999 New Zealand tour of England. SLC’s medical staff has held talks with its CSA counterparts and is now confident that Sri Lanka will be able to undertake the South Africa tour with little risk of players contracting Covid-19. Sri Lanka on Thursday confirmed going ahead with its tour of South Africa even as England abandoned a three-match series against the Proteas after two players tested positive for the coronavirus. [1], The limited overs match against Hampshire, to be played at County Ground, Southampton on 12 July, was abandoned without a ball bowled. Despite being able to enforce the follow-on, Hampshire instead decided to forfeit their second innings, giving the Sri Lankans a target of 309 runs off the last 89 overs of the final day to win, which they reached following an unbeaten century from Chandika Hathurusingha and 90 from Mahela Jayawardene. [4] Jayawardene went on to claim a place in Sri Lanka's Test squad to face England. Cricket South Africa and Sri Lanka Cricket allayed fears over Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in December-January after England's tour was postponed midway due to COVID-19 cases. Somerset won the toss and elected to bat. W = Games won They also competed in a tri-series tournament against England and South Africa, entitled the Emirates Triangular Tournament. In addition, it is understood that CSA has agreed to strengthen their bio-security protocols as per the SLC medical team's requests. South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 1998 - SL Tour of SA Fixtures. Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka in South Africa, 1998 Schedule, Match Timings, Venue Details, Upcoming Cricket Matches and Recent Results on Cricbuzz.com Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat. Play resumed with 5 overs lost for each side.[3]. Sri Lanka confirm tour of South Africa starting Dec 26 Cape Town, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two … Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa confirmed. Played in a round-robin format, all three teams played each other once, with the top two teams going through to a head-to-head final to decide the winner. Sri Lanka Confirm Tour Of South Africa For Two-Match Test Series Starting Dec 26 On Cricketnmore, Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. Sri Lanka are due to depart for South Africa soon after the ongoing Lanka Premier League concludes on December 16. The decision was taken after the discussions with the South Africa and Sri Lanka government officials. Sri Lanka's two-Test tour of South Africa will commence with the Boxing Day Test at Centurion as per schedule, it was jointly decided by the two … Sri Lanka made history in February 2019, when they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa after emphatically beating the hosts 2-0. [5] The 16/220 claimed in the match is the 5th best bowling record in a match, a position it has stood in since the match. During the ODI series, South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, injured himself during the third match and was ruled out of the rest of the tour, including the one-off T20I fixture. Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct a training camp at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, starting from 13 th November, 2020 focusing on the National team’s tour of South Africa.. 22 Players will take part in the 10-day training camp, which will be conducted under a ‘Bio-Secure Environment’. Sri Lanka's Tour Of South Africa To Go Ahead As Planned, Confirm CSA, SLC. WhatsApp . Sri Lanka played in a tri-series tournament with South Africa and England. NRR = Net run rate. Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. 88. Bipin Dani . 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CSA say that Sri Lanka’s South African coach Mickey Arthur will repair to the country this week ahead of the arrival of the full squad with a view to assessing the situation. The tour was thrown into doubt by the cancellation of the ODI series between South Africa and England following an apparent breach of the bio-bubble. Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa confirmed. T = Games tied Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is exploring the possibility of having the South Africa versus Sri Lanka two-match Test series, scheduled in South Africa later this month, in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to field. Has Steven Smith made the fastest ODI hundred for Australia? News desk - December 12, 2020. ", ALSO READ: Australia's tour of South Africa may move to Perth amid Covid-19 fallout. [6], John Crawley also claimed a Test career best of 156 not out. The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England in the 1998 season. Lost = 0 points On the tour they played 4 first-class matches, 5 List A matches and a single Test match. Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat. We are also certain that cricket fans around the world will tune in for another series of thrilling cricket on display. They also competed in a tri-series tournament against England and South Africa, entitled the Emirates Triangular Tournament. Is England's use of signals from the balcony a big deal? This decision was taken after an emergency meeting held at the SLC headquarters yesterday. By. Complete Scorecard of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test 1998, only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Sri Lanka’s team doctor, Daminda Attanayake, was insisting on stricter protocols. 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Share Tweet. South Africa's run rate meant they missed out on the final, despite having beaten England, and that a better run rate than Sri Lanka would have put them top of the table. 14/12/2020 12:20 PM ; Author : BIPIN DANI ; Img Source : sentinelassam The decision was taken after the discussions with the South Africa and Sri Lanka government officials. In a meeting that the SLC's medical team had with their ECB counterparts on Wednesday, the latter's medical officers are also understood to have supported the idea that a tour of South Africa can be completed without a breaching of the bio-secure bubble. Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry is not comfortable with the proposed tour of South Africa, according to the highly placed sources. The Buzz: Can Prithvi Shaw be India's sixth bowler? Sri Lanka have confirmed that they will tour South Africa for the forthcoming two-match Test Series scheduled to be played in Centurion and Johannesburg from December 26. 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Saturday, 26-30 December 2020 at 10:00 SAST: 1st Betway Test match (WTC) South Africa v Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurion . You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. Sri Lanka won the Test series 2–0. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has agreed to send the team to South Africa, This was confirmed by CSA (acting) president Rihan Richards. Both teams will be housed at the Irene Country Club in Centurion, which includes a golf course, six tennis courts, squash courts and a driving range, thus eliminating the need for teams to leave the venue, as was the case during England's curtailed visit. "As always, we are excited to host the Sri Lankan team in this important, World Test Championship series that will yield crucial points towards the points table for the eventual winners. … England left their biosecure hotel in Cape Town to play golf at several locations, which South Africa's interim board chair Zak Yacoob described as "lax", but necessary to keep their visitors happy. SLC was especially nervous about putting that series in jeopardy because it carries substantial broadcast value, which the board cannot miss out on following a tough fiscal year in 2020. Colombo [Sri Lanka], December 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering cancelling the forthcoming tour of South Africa or may offer to host the Proteas at home after the three-match ODI series between England and South Africa was called off due to outbreak of coronavirus cases. 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