Port Elizabeth - South
Africa won the toss and decided to bowl in the first one-day
international against Sri Lanka at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
With a strong westerly wind blowing across the ground, South Africa
captain AB de Villiers said he hoped to take advantage of possible early
life in a pitch with patches of green grass.
Sri Lanka gave a first international cap to opening batsman Sandun
Weerakkody and included leg-break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay, a late
addition to their squad.
Vandersay and Lahiru Kumara replaced Seekkuge Prasanna and Isuru Udana, although Kumara was not in Saturday's starting line-up.
South Africa were without fast bowling discovery Lungi Ngidi, who was
ruled out of the series after suffering a hip injury during the third
and final T20 international in Cape Town on Wednesday.
All-rounder Chris Morris, recovered from an ankle injury, was
included in the South Africa side for his first international match
since last June.
AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock
(wkt), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne
Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
Upul Tharanga (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Sandun
Weerakkody, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wkt), Dhananjaya de Silva,
Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal,
Umpires: Bongani Jele (RSA), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)