x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Morkel and Tsotsobe rip Sri Lanka as South Africa win by 258 runs

Fast bowlers take seven wickets between them to bowl tourists out for 43 after South Africa score 301 for eight.

Morne Morkel, centre, the South Africa fast bowler, took four Sri Lanka wickets on Wednesday.
Morne Morkel, centre, the South Africa fast bowler, took four Sri Lanka wickets on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka crashed to a 258-run defeat at the hands of South Africa in the first one-day international at Boland Park, Paarl, in South Africa late on Wednesday.

It was poor batting by the tourists with only Kosala Kulasekara, the big-hitting all-rounder (19), getting into double figures.

Fast bowlers Morne Morkel (4-10) and Lonwabo Tsotsobe (3-19) were the destroyers-in-chief for the hosts.

Earlier, Hashim Amla’s 112 drove South Africa to 301 for eight, despite five for 53 from Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lanka fast bowler. Amla shared a 144-run partnership with Jacques Kallis (72) and a 91-run stand with AB de Villiers (52), the new limited-overs captain.