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990dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Tahir, Amla lead rout of Sri Lanka

Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul applied the brakes on Sri Lanka as they fell short by 96 in their chase of 300 at The Oval

990dFirdose Moonda at The Oval

South Africa's magic fielding trifecta

Three moments of brilliance in the field, two by the most likely candidate and a third by one of the least likely, boosted South Africa toward an opening win at the Champions Trophy

990dFirdose Moonda at The Oval

Amla reasserts his 50-over greatness

Despite numerous achievements across the formats, Hashim Amla has often batted in the shadow of his team-mates - but his place in the ODI pantheon is secure

237dFirdose Moonda

South Africa set to unleash their main men

South Africa are aiming for all-out attack in their Champions Trophy opener against Sri Lanka, whose batting line-up they have had the better of in recent times

991dFirdose Moonda

Duminy determined to pull his weight

South Africa allrounder JP Duminy said that the team has identified the need to stay in the present and not think too far ahead as key to their success in the Champions Trophy

Preview

Malinga's return

2015

Last time Malinga appeared in ODIs, before today. Among the players participating in Champions Trophy, he has the most wickets in the tournament's history (22).

SA's streak

7

No. of consecutive ODI wins for South Africa against Sri Lanka, before today's game.

Slow start

32

Runs scored by South Africa in the first 10 overs of the innings, is their joint second-lowest in ODIs since World Cup 2015.

Awesome Amla

25

No. of centuries for Amla in ODIs, in 151 inns. He has taken the least inns to score 25 centuries, beating Kohli who took 162 inns.

Attacking chase

40

No. of balls taken by Sri Lanka to reach fifty. South Africa had taken 83 balls for the same.

Can SL get it?

2012

Last time SA failed to defend a target of 300 or more in ODIs. Since then, they have won all 23 ODIs defending such a target.

losing in middle

23

Runs added by SL's No. 3, 4 and 5 combined, after their openers accumulated 98 runs.

Parnell's transformation

9

Runs conceded by Parnell off his last 5 overs. In the first 5 overs he had gone for 45 runs.

Tahir's haul

8

No. of four-wkt hauls for Tahir in ODIs, the most by any spinner since his debut. No other South Africa bowler has taken more than 5 such hauls in this period.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798