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12:00 AM, March 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:27 AM, March 06, 2019

Proteas look to extend lead

Second ODI against Sri Lanka today

Riding high on a clinical win in the first ODI in Johannesburg, South Africa will be keen on extending their lead when they clash against Sri Lanka in the second encounter on Wednesday.

Visibly hurting after a shock 2-0 loss in the Test series, the hosts put their best foot forward in the first game. The bowlers led by Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi's three-wicket burst bowled Sri Lanka out to 231. Faf du Plessis' 11th ODI ton and Quinton de Kock's belligerent 81 then headlined the chase as South Africa romped home with plenty to spare.

Du Plessis, who admitted their team had taken the loss to Sri Lanka in the Tests quite hard, will be expecting a similar show from his side at SuperSport Park, in Centurion.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, after consistent performances through the Test series looked a bit ragged in Johannesburg.

There is a bit of rain in the radar in Centurion on Wednesday but the ODI is expected remain unaffected. Sri Lanka have won just one game in five attempts at the venue and will be keen on changing that record.

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