London, UK (Staff Report): South Africa has won the game against Sri Lanka by 96 runs after bowling out Sri Lanka for 203 runs .

Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella started the Sri Lankan batting to chase the target of 300 runs . Their 69-run partnership was broken by Morne Morkel who got the wicket of Dickwella in the 8th over.

The Sri Lankans were unable to create pressure against the Proteas as spinner Imran Tahir took four important wickets of their middle-order batsmen.

Imran Tahir has made South Africa favourites to win the match as spinner Imran Tahir`s four-for left the Sri Lankan team reeling in the 300-run chase.

Tahir took the wickets of Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera and Asela Gunaratne and N Pradeep respectively.

Earlier, Sri Lanka decided to bowl first against South Africa at the Oval, London, and the first match of Group B.

Sri Lankan squad:

1.    AD Mathews

2.    WU Tharanga

3.    LD Chandimal

4.    N Dickwella

5.    ANPR Fernando

6.    DAS Gunaratne

7.    CK Kapugedera

8.    KMDN Kulasekara

9.    RAS Lakmal

10.  SL Malinga

11.  BKG Mendis

12.  MDKJ Perera

13.  NLTC Perera

14.  S Prasanna

15.  PADLR Sandakan

 

South African squad:

1.    Q de Kock

2.    HM Amla

3.    F du Plessis

4.    AB de Villiers*

5.    DA Miller

6.    JP Duminy

7.    CH Morris

8.    WD Parnell

9.    K Rabada

10.  M Morkel

11.  Imran Tahir