Proteas Surpassed Sri-Lanka In Their First ODI Clash

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JOHANNESBURG: Kagiso Rabada and Thabraiz Shamsi played a vital role in the Proteas 5-wicket win over Sri-Lanka in the first of Five One-Day Internationals on Sunday at Dambulla.

The match lasted for less than 66 overs as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 193 in 34.3 overs and the Proteas achieved their target in only 31.

Rabada took 4 for 41 in 8 overs had taken four or more wickets in a match and the first time against Sri Lanka while Shamsi’s return of 4 for 33 in 8.3 overs represented a career best against all opponents.

The Proteas left-arm wrist-spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, say that his experience in the South African conditions gave him an advantage in his career best 4/33 score in their five-wicket win against Sri-Lanka in the first One-Day International(ODI).

“To be honest, I felt like it was a bit more of a South Africa type of wicket,” he said after the match. “There wasn’t much spin, especially because we bowled first. We bowl a lot on pitches like this back home so it was okay to adjust.”