The Tribune – India – CHESTER-LE-STREET: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa cruised to a nine-wicket victory at the Riverside Ground to put a major dent in Sri Lanka’s hopes of reaching the Cricket World Cup semifinals.

Summary

  • CHESTER-LE-STREET: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa cruised to a nine-wicket victory at the Riverside Ground to put a major dent in Sri Lanka’s hopes of reaching the Cricket World Cup semifinals.
  • Trans-Tasman rivalry at playLondon: Australia will resume their Trans-Tasman rivalry at the World Cup stage when they take on a New Zealand side low on confidence after its first defeat of the tournament here tomorrow.
  • — AGENCIESAus vs NZ in World CupMatches 10Australia won 7New Zealand won 3Form guideAustralia: WWWWLNew Zealand: LWWWW(L=lost W=won; Last five completed matches, most recent first)Pitch and conditionsThis pitch is expected to be batsmen-friendly.
  • 2  Batsmen — Glenn Maxwell and Liam Plunket with a strike-rate over 200 in the World Cup7  Consecutive matches in the World Cup for New Zealand with an unchanged side 32  Runs required by Kane Williamson to reach 6000 in ODIs.
  • He is also on track to beat Martin Crowe’s 1992 record for the most runs by a New Zealand captain in a World Cup


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