WC 2003 - Jayasuriya elects to bat in day-night game against SA

Published: Monday, March 3, 2003, 23:52 [IST]
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Durban (South Africa): Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya won the toss and decided to bat in a crucial World Cup Group 'B' day-night match against host South Africa at Kingsmead on Monday.South Africa needs a win to advance to the Super Six stage, while Sri Lanka is seeking a victory to avoid getting into a possible count-out on run rate.South Africa dropped out-of-form veteran fast bowler Allan Donald to play the 20-year-old Monde Zondeki.South Africa: Shaun Pollock (captain), Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten, Boeta Dippenaar, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Lance Klusener, Andrew Hall, Makhaya Ntini and Monde Zondeki.Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya (captain), Marvan Atapattu, Hashan Tillakaratne, Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Russel Arnold, Kumar Sangakkara, Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando, Muthiah Muralitharan and Pulasthi Gunaratne.Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (India). TV umpire: Peter Willey (England).Match referee: Clive Lloyd (West Indies).Copyright AFP 2001


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