Though an otherwise bright and sunny day turned gloomy for Sri Lankan fans, they had a good laugh before lunch at the Riverside, as umpires and the players hit the deck to avoid a huge swarm of bees passing through the ground.
It brought back memories of February 2017, when a similar bee invasion happened during the Pink ODI at the Wanderers.
During the innings break, Dwaine Pretorius confirmed that it was a “very large swarm of bees” that caused the fear.
Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis starred with the bat as South Africa romped home by nine wickets. Needing a modest 204 to win, the Proteas cruised home with plenty of balls to spare. Though out of contention for a semis spot, du Plessis and Co. have made life difficult for Sri Lanka, which now has to depend on other teams to harbour hopes of a last-four spot.
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