af du Plessis and Hashim Amla struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa cruised to a nine-wicket victory at the Riverside Ground on Friday to put a major dent in Sri Lanka’s hopes of reaching the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
England are hopeful that opener Jason Roy will return from a hamstring injury in time to play in Sunday’s vital World Cup clash against India at Edgbaston.
Australia ruthlessly demolished England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to march into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and put the hosts in serious danger of failing to make the last four.
Andrew Hudson, the former national cricket selection convener, believes there was nothing wrong with the team the Proteas selected for the World Cup, saying instead that they lacked the ability to play boldly in England.
Pakistan condemned South Africa to World Cup elimination and kept alive their own slender chances of advancing to the semi-finals with a 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday.