South Africa 331 for 5 (De Kock 121, van der Dussen 50, Udana 2-50) beat Sri Lanka 121 for 5 (Kusal Mendis 41, Tahir 2-19) by 71 runs (DLS method)
Lasith Malinga won the toss and put in South Africa to bat in front of a good crowd at Kingsmead. South Africa lost opener Reeza Hendricks early when he chipped a delivery from Isuru Udana straight to mid-off.
Quinton de Kock continued with his good from, reaching his fourth consecutive half-century at just over a run a ball.
De Kock and du Plessis put up a quick-fire partnership of 97 from just 65 deliveries before the latter edged a short ball from Malinga, caught behind by Niroshan Dickwella.
The South Africa middle order which has often collapsed showed positive signs with significant partnerships between David Miller and Dwaine Pretorius, Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo with Phehlukwayo’s 38 coming from only 15 deliveries. South Africa 331-5 after 50 overs.
Dickwella continued to struggle with the bat as he was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada for only 2 runs. Sri Lankan batsmen struggled to get runs off the South African seamers losing both openers in the powerplay.
The rain came after 16 overs with Sri Lanka on 75-2. Play only resumed almost two hours later leaving Sri Lanka with a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern revised target of 193 in 24 overs.
South Africa would only use their spin bowlers for the remaining overs who shared 3 wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 121-5 in 24 overs.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Quinton de Kock (South Africa)