That was until play was interrupted by a swarm of bees in the ground. Our thinking on this wicket was the slower the bowler, the harder it is to face, so it worked out perfectly that he was the guy that was going to be successful. They could not even play their full quota of overs and finished their innings at 203-all out in 49.3 overs.
Neither West Indies nor Sri Lanka are likely to make it into the semifinals.
Sri Lanka lost their one-day worldwide series earlier this year in South Africa 5-0 but Hathurusingha said the team were confident after their 20-run win against England.
With no demons on the pitch, the South African batsmen especially Hashim Amla and skipper Faf du Plessis knocked the runs easily, figuring in an unbroken 175-run partnership off 202 balls with both batsmen scoring undefeated half-centuries.
Opener Hashim Amla (80 n.o., 105b, 5×4) and skipper Faf du Plessis (96 n.o., 105b, 10×4, 1×6) batted easily and added an unfinished 175-runs for the second wicket and helped their team register a big nine-wicket win which restored some pride for their country.
The World Cup 2011 finalist Sri Lanka still have their hopes alive to play in the semi-finals as they have six points in the six matches played so far.
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Kusal Perera and Aviskha Fernando took the score to 67 and each registered 30 runs before they were both dismissed by Pretorius in the space of 10 balls.
Sri Lanka were coming off an upset win over England that changed the momentum of the tournament, exposing the hosts to the possibility of missing out on the playoffs.
The match will begin at 10 AM (local time), 3 PM (IST) and 5:30 PM (SGT).
Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was on a roll against England when he picked up the wickets of Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid within a span of nine balls.
Kusal Mendis (23 off 51) had to dug deep for his runs before he became Pretorius' third victim, spooning one to Morris at extra cover. "Bangladesh really sucker-punched us in the stomach, and then we took that into the next game, the first week really set us back, but we can't use that as an excuse", concluded the 34-year-old. In all, they lost five matches.