After securing a shocking 20-run victory over hosts England, Sri Lanka would like to maintain their winning run and keep their 2019 Cricket World Cup hopes alive when they take on South Africa.
A win would move Sri Lanka level with fourth-placed England on eight points and leave both teams with two matches to play.
Inspired by Lasith Malinga’s incredible bowling performance in their previous fixture, Sri Lanka has suddenly thrown open the semi-final qualifications. The team is currently placed seventh on the points table and they now need to win all their remaining three matches in order to make it to knockout stages.
South Africa, on the other hand, has endured a drastic campaign, so far and will play for pride. However, the team would like to earn back some reputation when they take on Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street.