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Fleming: SL batsmen gave up too early

Stephen Fleming and Ajit Agarkar analyse Sri Lanka's batting meltdown that contributed to their 96-run defeat in their opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy against South Africa

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ESPNcricinfo Match Report - South Africa v Sri Lanka

Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir's heroics helped South Africa to a comfortable win against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy

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Fleming: 12 overs an hour is unacceptable

Stephen Fleming and Ajit Agarkar discuss Sri Lanka's poor over rate in their opening match of the Champions Trophy against South Africa

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Agarkar: Malinga's fitness a big question mark

Ajit Agarkar and Stephen Fleming discuss Lasith Malinga's form and fitness ahead of Sri Lanka's opening match at the Champions Trophy

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Fleming: SA have all bowling bases covered

Ajit Agarkar and Stephen Fleming pick their XIs ahead of the Group B match between Sri Lanka and South Africa

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Can Sri Lanka defy the numbers?

South Africa have been a dominant ODI side since the 2015 World Cup, and have beaten Sri Lanka seven times in a row. Is there still room for a surprise when the teams meet at The Oval?

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