Cricket: South Africa bat against Sri Lanka in first ODI

COLOMBO, July 6, 2014 (AFP) – South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bat in the first of the three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday. Star all-rounder Jacques Kallis was ruled fit to play after overcoming a neck injury that he picked during one of the practice sessions.

The second one-dayer will be played in Pallekele on Wednesday followed by the third and final game on Sunday in Hambantota.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga.

South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Mclaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn. Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS), Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)
TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

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