4 Mar Proteas begin ODI series with convincing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka - Du Plessis
South Africa made a strong start to their one-day international series against Sri Lanka yesterday (Sunday, 03 March 2019) with a thumping eight-wicket win in Johannesburg. An 11th career century by Faf du Plessis led the way with the bat as the Proteas comfortably chased down 232 with more than 11 overs to spare. With the ball it was Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi who starred with three wickets apiece. It meant the hosts made solid start to the five-match sequence as they seek some redemption after a stunning Test series loss to the island nation. Captain Du Plessis was satisfied with their display at the Wanderers.