299/8 (50.0 ov)SL
VS
SA 121/10 (24.4 ov)
CRR: 4.9 | Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 178 runs

SL beat SA by 178 runs | Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Highlights And Cricket Score 5th ODI Match - Commentary

South Africa in Sri Lanka, 5 ODI Series, 2018

Date: Aug 12, 2018 Start Time: 14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Match Commentary

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights And Cricket Score 5th Match - ODI Commentary

End of Over : 50.0 SL: 299/8

The target is a big one but the way South Africa have batted through out this series, they will fancy their chances. The wicket is a touch slow so their batting against the new ball will be key. Sri Lanka on the other hand will expect a lot from Akila as one would believe he would be the one getting the most assistance from the surface. Will the Proteas register the highest chase on this ground or will Sri Lanka finish this series on a high? Join us to find out.

The South African bowling was once again not up to the mark. Their pacers struggled with the new ball and leaked runs at the start. Maharaj though was the pick of the bowlers. He not only picked up the crucial wicket of Kusal Mendis but also applied the breaks on the scoring. The problem though was he lacked support. Rabada had a decent outing but one would expect more wickets from him. Dala too was on the expensive side. Mulder and Phehlukwayo did take two wickets each but they were taken for quite a few runs.

Post that partnership, Mathews got to his fifty and then put the foot on the accelerator. He started hitting boundaries at ease and he along with Thisara added the 4th 50-run partnership of the innings with Mathews scoring 37 of them. While the two were batting the hosts looked like they would cross 300. But it wasn't to be. The fall of the hard-hitting left hander and some tight overs in between helped the visitors crawl back into the game. But a handy cameo in the end by the hero of the last game, Dasun Shanaka, has taken the home side to a total which I believe is slightly above par.

After electing to bat, the openers got them off to a brisk start adding 50. Kusal Perera departed early but Kusal Mendis along with Dickwella stitched another fifty-run stand. Both departed after getting starts and with their departure the run rate also went down. De Silva and Mathews tough did take their time but their 53-run association laid the foundation for the big hitters to come.

An excellent batting performance led by the Sri Lankan skipper who was unfortunate not to get to a well-deserved ton has come to an end. He walks off to a standing ovation as Sri Lanka will surely be the happier of the two sides heading into the break.

49.6 W

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. OUT! Mathews doesn't get it. But a very good innings from him. Rabada goes length on middle and leg. Mathews heaves this over mid-wicket and finds Markram in the deep. They take a run. Akila sets off for the second but is sent back by his partner. De Kock does well to take off the bails and Dananjaya is well short. Sri Lanka end on 299/8 after their 50 overs.

49.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Akila Dananjaya. Short ball again, Dananjaya pulls it uppishly over square leg for just a single. One ball left and Mathews needs four runs to get to a ton.

49.4 4

Kagiso Rabada to Akila Dananjaya. FOUR! It all counts! Another short ball outside off, Dananjaya looks to cut it but gets a top edge over the keeper's head. No third man and the ball crosses the ropes.

49.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Short ball on middle, Mathews pulls it towards cow corner for just one. He gets off strike. Will he get to the three-figure mark?

49.3 wd

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Wide! Misses his line and darts this down the leg side. The umpire has signalled a wide.

Akila Dhananjaya walks out to the middle.

49.2 W

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. OUT! Rabada gets his first. Slow ball on middle and leg, Shanaka looks to loft it but finds Duminy at long on who makes no mistake. Good cameo from Dasun. They cross and Mathews has a chance to get to his ton.

49.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length ball outside off, Mathews punches it through covers to get off strike.

End of Over : 49 10 Runs SL: 290/6
48.6 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Dala continues his short ball plan. Mathews hits it to cow corner to retain strike for the last over.

48.5 4

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Excellent from Mathews! This is now his highest score here in Sri Lanka. Gets behind this short ball and pulls it through mid-wicket. Bisects the fielders in the deep and the ball meets the ropes.

48.4 1

Junior Dala to Dasun Shanaka. Shanaka plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.

48.3 2

Junior Dala to Dasun Shanaka. Well fielded! Mulder this time on the ropes. The short ball ploy once again. Mathews slaps it through extra cover. Mulder at the boundary dives and keeps it to two.

48.2 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Length ball down the leg side , Mathews tucks it fine down the leg side for another run.

48.1 1

Junior Dala to Dasun Shanaka. Played to mid-wicket region by Dasun. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 48 14 Runs SL: 280/6
47.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. Leg Bye! Short ball again. Shanaka tries pulling this one too but gets hit on his arm. They pick up the run as the ball goes to the off side.

47.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Short ball around off, Mathews pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

47.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. One run added to the total. A leg bye signalled by the umpire.

47.3 4

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. Four Byes! Some chin music for the batsman! Rabada digs this one short. Shanaka ducks under it. De Kock jumps high but cannot get to the ball. The ball races away to the third man fence. Welcome runs for the hosts these.

47.2 6

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. SIX! Huge! Shanaka happy to take on the bowlers now. Rabada bangs this one short on the leg stump. Dasun pulls it with disdain over the deep square leg region for a biggie.

47.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 47 15 Runs SL: 266/6
46.6 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Dasun Shanaka. FOUR! 15 from the over! The best one so far of the Sri Lankan innings. Another short ball on middle and off, Shanaka pulls this behind square to get back-to-back boundaries.

46.5 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Dasun Shanaka. FOUR! Shanaka cuts loose now! Gets in position and pulls this short ball to cow corner. Maharaj dives but cannot stop the ball from hitting the fence. Should have done better.

46.4 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Cutter outside off, Mathews cuts it to Amla at backward point and changes ends.

46.3 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Dasun Shanaka. Slower ball in line of the stumps, Shanaka chips it over the bowler's head for one.

46.2 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Fuller ball outside off, Mathews drives it past mid off to get off strike.

46.1 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! A low full toss outside the off stump. Mathews in the form he is in, times his drive to perfection. The sweeper cover cannot get to it and the ball touches the fence. Good start to the over for the hosts.

End of Over : 46 4 Runs SL: 251/6
45.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Full toss on the pads, Mathews flicks it wide of the backward square fielder to retain the strike.

45.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. They pick up a single.

45.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Slow short ball down leg, Mathews pulls it to square leg to rotate strike.

45.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. Finally a run in this over. Shanaka finds the gap through mid-wicket and gives his skipper the strike.

45.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. Another dot ball. Slow ball in line of the stumps, Shanaka hits it to mid on.

45.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Dasun Shanaka. Full and on middle and leg, Shanaka cannot find the gap and finds the mid-wicket fielder.

Kagiso Rabada is back on.

End of Over : 45 5 Runs SL: 247/6
44.6 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Driven towards the mid off region. 5 runs and a wicket off this over. Good one for the visitors.

Dasun Shanaka walks it to bat.

44.5 W

Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera. OUT! Perera holes out trying to increase the scoring rate. Slower full ball outside off, Perera makes room and looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it towards Hashim Amla at point. He takes it with ease and Sri Lanka lose the big-hitting Perera. He could not make much of an impact today and this can surely make a difference of at least 15 runs to the final total.

44.4 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Full and wide outside off, Mathews drives it to wide mid off for a run. With this now, he becomes the leading run-scorer of the tournament. Also the fourth 50-run stand of the innings comes up.

44.4 wd

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Wide! The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for Mathews. The umpire signals a wide.

44.3 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera. Perera makes room and pulls it towards mid-wicket. Reeza runs to his left and puts out a dive to restrict it to a run.

44.2 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Brilliant fielding from Reeza! Mathews makes some room and smashes it towards extra cover where the fielder dives to stop it. Only a run taken. Saved at least a couple of runs for his side there.

44.1 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera. Short ball outside off, pulled along the turf to long on for just one.

End of Over : 44 5 Runs SL: 242/5
43.6 1

Junior Dala to Thisara Perera. Yes he does! Bowls this full outside off, Perera drives it to long off for one. A very good over from Dala.

43.5 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Bangs this one short outside off, Angelo pulls it through mid-wicket for just a single. Just four runs off it, can he end it well?

43.4 0

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Length ball outside off, Mathews dances within his crease and hits it to the off side. Dot ball.

43.3 1

Junior Dala to Thisara Perera. Length ball outside off, Perera goes for the cut but gets a bottom edge towards point for another run. So far so good from Dala, just the three singles.

43.2 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Another slower ball around off, Mathews tucks it away to square leg for one more.

43.1 1

Junior Dala to Thisara Perera. Comes in from round the wicket and bowls this one slow. Perera eases it to extra cover for a single.

Junior Dala to bowl at the death.

End of Over : 43 10 Runs SL: 237/5
42.6 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Hammered! He is sighting the ball like a football now. Dances down the track, Andile sees that and so he bangs it short. Mathews pulls it hard through mid-wicket and gets a boundary.

42.5 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera. Hit through point for a run.

42.4 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. On the stumps, Mathews hits it down to long off for a run.

42.3 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Cut and cut hard! It is raining boundaries here for Mathews. Short and outside off, Angelo flashes it through point and the ball races away.

42.2 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Shortish again on off, Mathews slaps it to covers. 2 dots in a row.

42.1 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Good length on off, Mathews drives it to the man at covers.

Andile Phehlukwayo is back on.

End of Over : 42 10 Runs SL: 227/5
41.6 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length on middle, Mathews punches it down to long on and keeps strike. 10 from the over.

41.6 wd

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Down the leg side and it has been wided.

41.5 1

Willem Mulder to Thisara Perera. Perera tucks it around the corner with the angle for a run. Doing the smart thing is the southpaw. Just taking the singles and giving the strike over to Mathews.

41.4 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. One run added to the total.

41.3 4

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Power! On the shorter side, Mathews pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball goes to the fence like a tracer bullet.

41.2 1

Willem Mulder to Thisara Perera. Length ball on off, the batsman hits it down to long off for a run.

41.1 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Sees Mathews dancing down the track and shortens his length, Angelo hits it down to long on for a run.

End of Over : 41 11 Runs SL: 217/5
40.6 2

JP Duminy to Thisara Perera. Smart batting by Perera! With soft hands he works it through square leg and runs the first one hard. They go for the second and complete it easily as the fielder misfields.

40.5 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Hits it towards the covers. The fielder there makes a half stop and a run is taken.

40.4 6

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. SIX! BOOM BOOM GOES AM! A drag down by Duminy. Mathews has all the time in the world to go down on one knee and slog it over the mid-wicket fence.

40.3 1

JP Duminy to Thisara Perera. Flatter outside off, Perera hits it through covers and takes a run.

40.2 0

JP Duminy to Thisara Perera. On the stumps, kept out.

40.1 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Got to his fifty now and has started to play some shots. Goes for the slog sweep but finds the fielder at long on. Only a run.

Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders can now be outside the 30-yard circle till the 50th over.

End of Over : 40 5 Runs SL: 206/5
39.6 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Nope, Mathews is happy to hit it down to long on and get to his half ton. His 37th in ODIs. Another good innings by the skipper, however, he will have to stay there till the end if Sri Lanka want to get close to the 300-run mark.

39.5 0

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Full and on off, the batsman drives it to covers. 2 dots in a row. Big shot coming?

39.4 0

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. A yorker outside off, the batsman jams it out to the man at covers.

39.3 2

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Streaky runs. Sri Lanka won't mind. On a length and around off, Mathews tries to defend but gets an outside edge down towards third man for a couple.

39.2 1

Willem Mulder to Thisara Perera. Perera slaps it through covers and gets to the other end.

39.1 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length on off, Mathews guides it down to third man for a run.

End of Over : 39 2 Runs SL: 201/5
38.6 0

JP Duminy to Thisara Perera. Very full, almost a yorker. TP jams it out. Just two from the over.

38.5 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Just a single now as AM eases it down to long on for a run.

38.4 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. 3 dots in a row as Angelo works it to the man at mid-wicket.

38.3 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Quicker outside off, this one stays a touch low and beats the bat of Mathews as he goes to cut.

38.2 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Flatter on middle, it is driven back to the bowler.

38.1 1

JP Duminy to Thisara Perera. Full on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a run. 200 up for Sri Lanka, 12 more overs to go.

End of Over : 38 7 Runs SL: 199/5
37.6 4

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Not farfetched if you play such shots. UFFF! Dances down the track and just smashes it over the bowler for a boundary. A good way to end the over. 7 and a wicket from it.

37.5 0

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Fuller on off, this one straightens after pitching. Mathews tries to defend but gets an outside edge to point.

Thisara Perera strides out to bat next.

37.4 W

Willem Mulder to Dhananjaya de Silva. OUT! In the air... taken! So South Africa continue taking wickets at regular intervals. Mulder gets his second as another Sri Lankan batsman walks back after getting a start. The slowness of the wicket does de Silva in here. Mulder bowls it just ahead of a length on off, Dhananjaya tries to go downtown but the ball stops into the surface. He only manages to hit it up in the air towards mid off where Reeza runs back and to his right, calls mine and takes it. Sri Lanka now have half their side back in the hut. 300 now looks a little farfetched.

37.3 2

Willem Mulder to Dhananjaya de Silva. On the pads, de Silva flicks it through backward square leg for two.

37.2 0

Willem Mulder to Dhananjaya de Silva. Good length on off, Mendis goes back and blocks it.

37.1 1

Willem Mulder to Angelo Mathews. Length ball on middle, Mathews punches it down to long off for a run. So the hoodoo is broken, this stand crosses the 50-run mark.

Willem Mulder to bowl.

End of Over : 37 1 Runs SL: 192/4
36.6 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Fires it on the stumps, de Silva works it to mid-wicket. So a better over from Duminy. Just a run from it.

36.5 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. On the stumps, de Silva goes for the sweep but mistimes it towards short fine leg.

36.4 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. A ball bowled with a round-arm action on off, Mathews tries to tuck it away but gets a soft leading edge towards short third man for a run. Another 50-run stand comes up. They need to go for a little more longer and probably step on the accelerator now.

36.3 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Tosses it up outside off, AM punches it back to the bowler.

36.2 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Flatter on middle, Mathews punches it to short mid-wicket.

36.1 0

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Slower through the air on off, worked to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 36 6 Runs SL: 191/4
35.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Quicker and outside off, de Silva goes for the cut but misses. End of Maharaj's spell, an excellent one. His figures read 10-0-32-1.

35.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Goes back and pushes it to covers.

35.4 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

35.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. With the angle works it to mid-wicket.

35.2 6

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. SIX! BANG! The first real bad delivery by Maharaj and he has been dispatched over the ropes for the first maximum of the innings. It is a half-tracker on middle, de Silva goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. Also, this is the first boundary on Maharaj's bowling, it comes in his last over.

35.1 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted ball on off, kept out.

End of Over : 35 7 Runs SL: 185/4
34.6 4

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Save yourself Duminy! That has been hit with tremendous power. Mathews uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. He smashes it towards Duminy who jumps out of the way and a boundary results.

34.5 1

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

34.4 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Smart bowling! Bowls it slower through the air on the leg side. De Silva makes room and tries to flick but misses.

34.3 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Eases it down to long off for a run.

34.2 1

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower through the air on middle, de Silva tucks it around the corner and runs two.

34.1 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Works it with the turn to the man at mid-wicket.

End of Over : 34 4 Runs SL: 178/4
33.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Quicker one outside off, de Silva looks to cut this past the short third man fielder but hits it to him.

33.5 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Sri Lanka rotating the strike well here. Dhananjaya drives this to long off for one more.

33.4 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Gives this air in line of the stumps, Mathews pushes this past the bowler to rotate strike.

33.3 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short and wide this time, de Silva cuts it past backward point for a run.

33.2 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flat ball on middle and off, Dhananjaya rocks back and hits it to mid-wicket.

33.1 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Short ball on leg, Mathews punches this to long on and jogs to get to the other end.

Drinks!

End of Over : 33 8 Runs SL: 174/4
32.6 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.

32.5 4

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. FOUR! First boundary of a spinner in the Sri Lanka innings. Tossed up ball on middle and leg, de Silva gets behind the ball and sweeps this through square leg. The ball races to the boundary. The umpire signals four runs.

32.4 2

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Deft! Dhananjay opens the face of the bat and plays this very late to third man. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

32.3 0

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stifled appeal from the payers but the umpire says height! Loopy ball in line of the stumps, Dhananjaya gets on one knee and looks for the swipe. He does not make contact with the ball and it goes on to hit his arm. They appeal but the umpire says no.

32.2 1

JP Duminy to Angelo Mathews. Angelo works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

32.1 1

JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva. Driven towards the mid off region. One run added to the total.

JP Duminy is called to bowl his first over.

End of Over : 32 1 Runs SL: 166/4
31.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

31.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Another classic delivery! Bowls this on middle and leg, Mathews closes the bat face early and looks to flick this away. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards backward point.

31.4 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Loopy ball in line of the stumps, Mathews is solid in his defense.

31.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Turns his bat to the leg side but finds the fielder.

31.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short and flat around off, Dhananjaya cuts it past backward point for a run.

31.1 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower ball on middle, Dhananjaya comes down the track and blocks it out.

End of Over : 31 8 Runs SL: 165/4
30.6 0

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Length ball on leg, hit for the mid-wicket fielder to collect.

30.5 1

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. Dhananjaya opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single.

30.4 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Played to the point region by Angelo. They pick up a single.

30.3 4

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! SHOT! An important one. And the boundary has come after almost five overs. Dala digs this one short too on middle and off, Mathews gets behind the ball and pulls it through mid-wicket. Boundary.

30.2 1

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. Dhananjaya guides it to third man. They pick up a single.

30.1 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Dala continues to bowl short, Mathews pulls it through square leg for one.

End of Over : 30 4 Runs SL: 157/4
29.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower this time in line of the stumps, de Silva blocks it out.

29.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Beauty! Quicker ball from Maharaj down the leg. Dhananjaya is forced to go onto his back foot and gets a bottom edge to this one.

29.4 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

29.3 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Another short ball around off, de Silva stays inside and pushes this through point. They pick up a single.

29.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Goes back and punches this ball through covers. They cross.

29.1 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Gets behind the ball and whips this through mid-wicket. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 29 5 Runs SL: 153/4
28.6 0

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Another shot ball on leg, pulled to mid-wicket for nothing.

28.5 1

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. Ohh! What happened there? Dala targets the rib cage of Dhananjaya. De Silva goes for the pull but gets hit on his body. The ball rolls past the stumps and away from the keeper. They take the run and the umpire says it has come off the bat.

28.4 1

Junior Dala to Angelo Mathews. Mathews plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.

28.3 3

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. SHOT! Dala once again bowls it on that shorter length, Dhananjaya stands tall and just punches it through covers. Andile mops it up in the deep. The batsmen pick up three.

28.2 0

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. Another similar ball around off, Dhananjaya turns this bat to the leg side.

28.1 0

Junior Dala to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length ball on middle and off, Dhananjaya taps it in front of him.

Junior Dala to bowl.

End of Over : 28 2 Runs SL: 148/4
27.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Another dot to end! Just 2 from the over as Mathews strokes it to covers.

27.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Gives it air on off, Angelo finds mid off with his drive.

27.4 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Flatter on off, AM drives it back to the bowler.

27.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Flighted ball on off, Mathews with the turn drives it to covers.

27.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Eases this down to long off for another single.

27.1 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Floats it up on off, pushed to covers for a run.

End of Over : 27 2 Runs SL: 146/4
26.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

26.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva. Fuller on off, driven back to the bowler.

26.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. The batsman has punched that ball through the offside. One run added to the total.

26.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Excellent delivery! A yorker outside off, Mathews jams it out towards point.

26.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. NO BALL! Rabada has overstepped now. Third Free Hit coming up as this ball is driven to mid on.

26.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Slower delivery on the fuller side on off, Mathews drives it to covers.

26.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Fuller again on off, Mathews strokes it back towards the bowler.

End of Over : 26 2 Runs SL: 144/4
25.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Dhananjaya has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

25.5 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Goes back again and drives this through cover-point. The batsmen have run through for a single.

25.4 1

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. Rocks back and pushes it past covers to get to the other end.

25.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Dhananjaya de Silva. De Silva comes ahead and defends it getting behind the ball.

Dhananjaya de Silva walks out to the middle.

25.2 W

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. OUT! Gone! Keshav Maharaj strikes! Maharaj gives this air outside off, Mendis comes forward to drive it. The ball turns after pitching and takes the outside edge. The keeper moves to his right and takes a good catch. They all go up in unison and the umpire raises his finger. Once again, just as the partnership was building, South Africa strike. Mendis walks back after getting a start.

25.1 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Short ball in line of the stumps, punched off the back foot to covers.

End of Over : 25 6 Runs SL: 142/3
24.6 4

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Mathews is looking in fine touch. Another excellent shot. Full and on middle, Mathews uses his wrists and whips it through mid on. Once again the timing is brilliant.

24.5 2

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Shortish on off, AM pulls it in front of square and takes two.

24.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length on off, Mathews pushes it to covers.

24.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Works it with the angle through square leg.

24.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Driven towards the mid on region.

24.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Length delivery on off, defended.

End of Over : 24 4 Runs SL: 136/3
23.6 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Works it against the turn through mid-wicket and a run is taken.

23.5 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Slightly shorter this time, Mendis goes back and cuts it through point for a run.

23.4 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Lovely stuff! Slows this up and lands it on middle, it pitches and turns. KM gets behind the line and blocks it.

23.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Flighted ball on off, Mendis prods and keeps it out.

23.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Flatter on off, Mathews pushes it down to long off for a run.

23.1 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. A friendly full toss but Mendis finds the deep square leg fielder with his sweep. Only a run.

End of Over : 23 7 Runs SL: 132/3
22.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis. Good length again outside off, Mendis waits and then plays it down to third man and takes a run.

22.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length on middle, Mathews tucks it around the corner and takes one.

22.4 4

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Lovely! How good was that! Not a lot wrong with the delivery. On a length and around off, Mathews stands tall and strokes it on the up through mid off.

22.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

22.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length on off, AM keeps it out.

22.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis. Good length outside off, Mendis is unsure whether to leave it or to play at it. He in the end decides to leave it but is too late to do so. The ball hits the bottom of the bat and goes down to third man for a run.

Kagiso Rabada is brought in for another spell.

End of Over : 22 5 Runs SL: 125/3
21.6 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.

21.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Floated up on the stumps, kept out.

21.4 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Driven down to long off and a run is taken.

21.3 0

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. On the stumps, driven back to the bowler.

21.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Eases this down to long off for a run.

21.1 2

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. A little turn there. Flighted ball on off, this one pitches and turns. Mendis lunges and tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards third man for a couple.

End of Over : 21 4 Runs SL: 120/3
20.6 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Ends it with a dot! Once again it is on a fuller length and on off, AM drives it to mid off.

20.5 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Goes full again and Mathews this time mistimes it to mid on.

20.4 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Again this has been timed really well and once again Andile pays the price for bowling it too full. On off, Mathews strokes it past mid on and the ball races away.

20.3 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Fuller again on off, Mathews tries to drive but gets it off the inner half towards mid off.

20.2 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Fuller on middle, Mathews strokes it to mid on.

20.1 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews. Uppish but short! On a length around off, Mathews strokes it on the up towards covers who stops it.

End of Over : 20 2 Runs SL: 116/3
19.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Brilliant over from Keshav. Just 2 of it. Gives this air outside off, Mendis drives it to covers.

19.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Loopy ball around off, Mendis is solid in defense.

19.4 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

19.3 1

Keshav Maharaj to Angelo Mathews. Full and on the pads, flicked away around the corner to get off the mark straightway.

19.2 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Gets low and pushes this ball to long off for one.

19.1 0

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Tossed up ball on leg, Mendis prods forward and blocks it.

Angelo Mathews, the skipper walks in next.

End of Over : 19 9 Runs SL: 114/3
18.6 W

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. OUT! Another stand which has been broken immediately after reaching the 50-run mark. Andile Phehlukwayo provides the breakthrough as Dickwella perishes 7 short of a half century. This one is short and outside off, Andile might have bent his back on this one as it skids through. Also it is a little too close to cut. Dickwella still goes for that shot but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the left of de Kock who completes his second catch.

18.5 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Shorter on middle, the batsman pulls it through square leg for a run. 50-run stand up between the two. A vital one, they joined association when the team had lost two quick wickets and now have steadied the ship. Sri Lanka would want them to continue.

18.4 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Good comeback by the bowler! On a length and around off, it pitches and straightens. Mendis plays inside the line and gets beaten.

18.3 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This time he pays the price for bowling it too full. On middle, Mendis times it straight down the ground and there is no stopping that.

18.2 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! Not the ideal length on this wicket. Short and on the body, it sits up to be hit. Mendis pulls it through backward square leg and the ball races away.

18.1 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Fuller in length on middle, Mendis works it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 18 2 Runs SL: 105/2
17.6 0

Keshav Maharaj to Niroshan Dickwella. The arm ball on middle, Dickwella against the angle works it to mid-wicket.

17.5 0

Keshav Maharaj to Niroshan Dickwella. Flatter on off, Dickwella slaps it to covers.

17.4 1

Keshav Maharaj to Kusal Mendis. Nicely floated up on off, Mendis leans into it and drives it through covers for a run.

17.3 1

Keshav Maharaj to Niroshan Dickwella. Works it through square leg and gets to the other end.

17.2 0

Keshav Maharaj to Niroshan Dickwella. Uses his feet and works it to mid-wicket.

17.1 0

Keshav Maharaj to Niroshan Dickwella. Tosses this up on off, a little too full. Dickwella drives it back towards him.

Keshav Maharaj is into the attack.

End of Over : 17 9 Runs SL: 103/2
16.6 2

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Length ball outside off, Mendis leans ahead and cuts it behind backward point. The third man fielder runs to his right and keeps it to two.

16.5 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Comes ahead to this ball and pushes it towards mid off.

16.4 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Down the leg side again, flicked away past square leg for one.

16.3 2

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Bowls this short on the leg side, Dickewlla tucks it towards fine leg for a brace.

16.2 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length ball around off, punched to covers.

16.1 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR! What a start after drinks! Short ball on middle and leg, Dickwella pulls it with control through square leg to the fence.

Drinks!

End of Over : 16 12 Runs SL: 94/2
15.6 0

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. Better from Mulder, on a length and around off, the batsman keeps it out.

15.5 4

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! The key here was he picked the length early. On the stumps, Mendis whips it through the vacant mid-wicket region and another boundary results. 30 is now the partnership between the two.

15.4 1

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. Works it around the corner with the angle for a run.

15.3 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. On a length around off, the batsman pushes it to covers.

15.2 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. On middle, tucked to the man at mid-wicket.

15.1 1

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. Just a single of the Free Hit! Another wide delivery, this time it is inside the tram line. Mendis gets an outside edge down to third man and a single results.

15.1 wd

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. WIDE! The Free Hit continues! Full and wide outside off, Mendis cannot reach it.

15.1 5

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. NO BALL AND FOUR! Down the leg side, Mendis flicks it fine down the leg side and gets a boundary. Free Hit now coming up.

End of Over : 15 6 Runs SL: 82/2
14.6 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Shorter and on off, Mendis pulls it through square leg for a run.

14.5 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Fuller in length on middle, Mendis drives it towards mid on where the fielder dives to his left and stops it.

14.4 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Nicely bowled! A dipping slower ball full toss on middle, Mendis is early into the flick shot. He gets a leading edge to mid off.

14.3 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! This should get him going! A wide ball on off, Mendis leans into it and drives it through cover-point. The timing is such that the ball races away.

14.2 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Slower ball on off, Niroshan pushes it towards mid off and goes for a run. The fielder there misfields but no extra runs conceded.

14.1 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Fuller and on middle, Dickwella drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs SL: 76/2
13.6 2

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length on middle, Mendis tucks it around the corner with soft hands and runs two.

13.5 0

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. Length again on off, Mendis blocks it out.

13.4 0

Willem Mulder to Kusal Mendis. Good length again on middle, Mendis tucks it to mid-wicket.

13.3 1

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. Pushes this through covers and takes one.

13.2 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. OHHHH! Cut him into half there! On a length and around off, this one comes back in. Dickwella tries to work it across the line but the ball sneaks through between bat and pad and goes just over the stumps.

13.1 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

End of Over : 13 2 Runs SL: 73/2
12.6 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. On the stumps, kept out. Good start by Andile, he concentrated on bowling a tight line and ended up bowling a tight over.

12.5 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Fuller on off, eased through covers for a run.

12.4 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Niroshan Dickwella. Almost drags it on! Dickwella had no clue where the ball was. Back of a length on off, it comes in with the angle. Dickwella tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge which bounces just before the stumps and then goes towards the keeper.

12.3 1

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Good length again on middle, Mendis pushes it towards mid on and runs a single.

12.2 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Shorter in length on off, Mendis works it to the man at mid-wicket.

12.1 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis. Good length on off, Mendis defends it to covers.

Andile Phehlukwayo is into the attack.

End of Over : 12 6 Runs SL: 71/2
11.6 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. A dot to finish as Dickwella tucks it to mid-wicket.

11.5 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. On middle, worked with the angle to mid-wicket.

11.4 4

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR! Not learning here are the South African bowlers. They are just bowling to the strength of Dickwella. Short and wide outside off, Niroshan hops and guides it over point. It is in the gap and a boundary results.

11.3 2

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. Two runs added to the total. The umpire signals leg Byes.

11.2 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length on off, Dickwella punches it down to mid off.

11.1 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. Dickwella makes room and Mulder follows him. Dickwella pushes it to covers.

End of Over : 11 1 Runs SL: 65/2
10.6 0

Junior Dala to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length outside off, Mendis jumps and bunts it down.

10.5 0

Junior Dala to Kusal Mendis. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

10.4 0

Junior Dala to Kusal Mendis. Pitches it up fuller this time outside off, the ball keeps low and Mendis plays it towards point.

10.3 1

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length ball on that fourth stump line, Dickwella hops a touch and guides it through point to get off strike.

10.2 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Length ball around off, Dickwella hits it past the bowler to mid on.

10.1 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Short and wide outside off, Dickwella cuts it to point.

Also, Powerplay 2 has been signalled. 4 fielders can now stand outside the inner circle till the 40th over.

Kusal Mendis is the new man in.

End of Over : 10 11 Runs SL: 64/2
9.6 W

Willem Mulder to Kusal Perera. OUT! DROPPED, NO TAKEN! South Africa get another in quick succession. Perera just can't believe what he has done here. He gets a nothing delivery, short and outside off. He would cut that to the boundary 9 out of the 10 times but this time he hits it uppishly towards the man at covers. Klaasen there drops it on the first attempt but hangs onto it on the second. Mulder pumps his fist in delight as the dangerous Perera walks back cheaply. South Africa end Powerplay 1 on a high and they would now look to apply the breaks on the scoring as well.

9.5 4

Willem Mulder to Kusal Perera. FOUR! Easy-peasy! Down the leg side, Perera tickles it fine past the short fine leg fielder and fetches himself a boundary. Second from the over, this is turning out to be another expensive one.

9.5 wd

Willem Mulder to Kusal Perera. Way down the leg side, it maybe the slower one which came out wrong. The umpire signals a wide.

9.4 0

Willem Mulder to Kusal Perera. Back of a length on off, Kusal defends it.

9.3 1

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.

9.2 4

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR! A freebie! Short and outside off, Dickwella pounces on the width offered as he slams it over point for another boundary. His 3rd as he moves onto 25.

9.1 1

Willem Mulder to Kusal Perera. On the pads, Perera flicks it towards deep square leg for a run.

End of Over : 9 8 Runs SL: 53/1
8.6 3

Junior Dala to Kusal Perera. This time there is enough room on offer as Kusal cuts it over point. Not off the middle though but enough to get three. So 8 runs do come from the over but an important wicket also.

8.5 0

Junior Dala to Kusal Perera. In the air... but does not carry! Perera has to consider himself very lucky there. Dala bowls a short ball which just never arrives after pitching. Perera goes for the cut but the ball hits the splice of the bat and lobs towards mid off. The fielder there comes in but collects it on the bounce. Dala easily could have had his second.

8.4 0

Junior Dala to Kusal Perera. Down the leg side, Perera tries to flick but the ball hits his pads and goes towards the keeper who does well to collect it with the dive.

8.3 W

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Dala draws first blood, his first wicket in ODI cricket. The change of ends works wonders for him. On a length and around off, this one pitches and then straightens. Tharanga pokes at it and gets an outside edge which goes low towards de Kock who completes a good catch. A much-needed breakthrough for South Africa as Tharanga walks back after a good opening stand.

Kusal Perera is in at no.3.

8.3 wd

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. WIDE! 50 up courtesy the extra. It is down the leg side and it has been wided.

8.2 4

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. FOUR! Exquisite! This time Dala tries to repeat what he did on the last ball but bowls it a touch fuller. Tharanga leans into it and times it through cover-point.

8.1 0

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. A good start by him! Bowls it just behind a fuller length, inviting the batsman for a drive. Tharanga obliges but gets beaten.

Junior Dala is back on. Change of ends for him.

End of Over : 8 7 Runs SL: 45/0
7.6 0

Willem Mulder to Niroshan Dickwella. A dot to end another good over for Lanka. Dickwella works it to the man at mid-wicket.

7.5 3

Willem Mulder to Upul Tharanga. JUST OVER! Tharanga would have had his heart in his mouth as and when he hit that. On the pads, Tharanga flicks it just over the leaping mid-wicket fielder for three.

7.4 0

Willem Mulder to Upul Tharanga. Back of a length on off, Tharanga chops it to the off side.

7.3 0

Willem Mulder to Upul Tharanga. Slightly short again on off, Tharanga cuts it but finds point.

7.2 4

Willem Mulder to Upul Tharanga. FOUR! Excellent shot! Knew there was no third man in place and he picked his spot to perfection. Also poor bowling by Mulder, he bowls it short and outside off, Tharanga just waited for the ball to come to him and guides it through gully for a boundary.

7.1 0

Willem Mulder to Upul Tharanga. EDGED BUT SHORT! The bowling change almost does the trick. On a length around off, this one pitches and straightens. Tharanga hangs his bat out and gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to widish first slip.

Willem Mulder comes into the attack.

End of Over : 7 6 Runs SL: 38/0
6.6 2

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Shortish and outside off, Dickwella cuts it through backward point and runs two. Another good over for the Lankans, runs starting to flow now.

6.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Driven through mid off by the batsman.

6.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Upul Tharanga. Full and wide outside off, Tharanga slashes at it, the ball takes the outside edge, goes down to third man and a single results.

6.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Upul Tharanga. A bouncer! The batsman evades it.

6.2 3

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Pure timing! Back of a length and offers a little width outside off, Dickwella goes back and strokes it through point and some good running helps them take three.

6.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Comes from around the wicket and bowls it closer to the off pole. Dickwella pushes it to covers.

End of Over : 6 13 Runs SL: 32/0
5.6 4

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. FOUR! Delightful! Tharanga gets into the act now. A half-volley outside off, Upul says thank you so much as he caresses it through covers and fetches himself a boundary. Third for the over and 13 runs come off it.

5.5 1

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Shortish again outside off, ND guides it through point for a run.

5.4 4

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR! Up and over! Second boundary in the over! Top shot! Full and on the pads, Dickwella flicks it over mid-wicket. The fielder from mid on gives it a chase but finishes second best. Dickwella now getting into his elements.

5.3 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Goes short again, Dickwella is hurried into the stroke as he pulls it to mid on.

5.2 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Shortish again outside off, no bounce on this one again. Dickwell chops it to point.

5.1 4

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR! The wait is over! That has been hit with authority! Dala pays the price for bowling it too full, Dickwella smashes it past the bowler and there is no need to run for those.

End of Over : 5 4 Runs SL: 19/0
4.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Upul Tharanga. A dot to end! So the wait for a boundary off the bat continues as Tharanga lets this ball outside off go.

4.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Upul Tharanga. Slightly short on off, Tharanga guides it to point.

4.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Dickwella guides this down to third man and gets to the other end.

4.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length again on middle, ND defends it.

4.2 2

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Was there an edge? Well the umpire does not feel so as he has signaled it as BYES. Shorter in length on middle, Dickwella again goes for the upper cut but misses. De Kock jumps but fails to collect it cleanly and the batsmen run two. De Kock has been a touch sloppy until now, not something you expect from him.

4.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Upul Tharanga. Short and wide outside off, Tharanga normally feeds on such deliveries but this time he gets it too close to third man and only a run results.

End of Over : 4 3 Runs SL: 15/0
3.6 2

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. A brace to end! A bumper on middle, does not bounce a lot. Dickwella goes for the pull but gets it off the inner half through square leg. The outfield seems to be a touch damp and hence only a couple results.

3.5 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Bowls it on the stumps and Dickwella works it to mid-wicket. Just a single from the over so far.

3.4 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Good shot but no runs! Fuller in length outside off, Dickwella leans into it and strokes it right off the middle towards covers. Klaasen there does well to dive to his left and make a good stop. Not able to get away are the Lankans here.

3.3 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Bowls it tight, closer to the off pole. Niroshan can only guide it to point.

3.2 1

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. Edged but a run! Outside off, Tharanga goes for the drive but gets an outside edge down to third man. The batsmen cross.

3.1 0

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. Hits the length hard on off, Tharanga keeps it out.

End of Over : 3 5 Runs SL: 12/0
2.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. On the stumps this time, ND blocks it. End of another good over by Rabada. He seems to be in good rhythm today.

2.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Beaten for the second time in the over! Once again excellent use of the angle. Goes wide of the crease and bowls it on off, this one pitches and moves away. Dickwella again goes for the drive on the up but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

2.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Good bumper, a surprise delivery. Dickwella thinks about playing the upper cut but he is beaten by pace.

2.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. BEATEN! Excellent use of the angle. Bowls it just ahead of a length around off, it slants away from the batsman. Dickwella tries to drive it on the up but gets beaten. The bowler appeals but he is the only one doing so.

2.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Good length around off, kept out.

2.1 4

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. FOUR BYES! A high full toss outside off, Dickwella somehow misses it as he tries to thrash it through the off side. The ball bounces just in front of de Kock which makes it tough for him to collect. He does not and the ball goes down to the third man fence.

2.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. NO BALL! Rabada has overstepped and a Free Hit is coming up. Fuller on off, Dickwella drives it towards covers.

End of Over : 2 5 Runs SL: 7/0
1.6 1

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Good running again! When boundaries are hard to come by rotation of the strike is very important. Back of a length on off, ND drops it towards covers and gets to the other end.

1.5 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. The batsman has driven that ball straight back.

1.4 0

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Gets his line right this time and bowls it on off, Dickwella off the back foot pushes it to covers.

1.3 1

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. On the pads, Tharanga misses out on the flick. The ball rolls towards fine leg and the batsmen run a leg bye. Tharanga would feel he missed out on a boundary there.

1.2 1

Junior Dala to Niroshan Dickwella. Good running! Fullish on off, Dickwella strokes it towards mid off and goes for a brisk run.

1.1 1

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. Shorter in length again, this time aimed at the rib cage of the batsman. He tucks it around the corner and gets off the mark.

1.1 wd

Junior Dala to Upul Tharanga. False start by Dala! He bowls a bumper on off, Tharanga watches it go to the keeper and the umpire signals it as a wide.

Junior Dala will bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 2 Runs SL: 2/0
0.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Back to bowling it on off, Dickwella guides it to point. A good first over by Rabada comes to an end.

0.5 2

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Uppish but safe and Sri Lanka are underway. Fullish on middle, Dickwella uses his wrists and whips it in the air but wide of mid on for a brace.

0.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Goes fuller this time, giving the ball a little more opportunity to swing but once again no movement seen. Dickwella pushes it to the man at covers.

0.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Lands it on a length for the third time in a row and around the off stump line. Dickwella once again keeps it out.

0.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Hits the length hard again on off, ND is once again solid in defense. No swing for the bowler as of now, that was quite expected.

0.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Niroshan Dickwella. Right on the money from the pacer! On a length and around off, no swing on offer. Dickwella gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it out.

We are all set for the action to begin. The South African players are in a huddle and now they make their way onto the field. They are followed by the openers, Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella. The latter will be on strike and he will face Kagiso Rabada who will start the proceedings. Here we go...

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock(w/c), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara.

TOSS - Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bat first. They are unchanged from the last game and a couple of changes for South Africa, Rabada comes in for Miller and Markram comes in for Ngidi.

The visitors on the other hand, will want to get back to winning ways. De Kock will be eyeing his first win as captain. Despite their loss, they are favorites to make it 4-1. Whatever, the result maybe, let us hope we get a game as exciting as the last one.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the last ODI of the series between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Another dead rubber, however, both the teams will still be eager to end on the winning side. The hosts have momentum on their side and they would want to end the series on a high.

End of Over : 24.4 SA: 121/10

That is it! South Africa are seen posing with the trophy. All smiles in their camp and they deserve all the applause they are getting from the crowd. They have been brilliant in the ODI series, except for today. Sri Lanka on the other hand, have shown great improvement as the series progressed. Now the two teams will turn their attention to the shortest format which will be played on the 14th of August at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Till then you can catch the action of the Test match going on between England and India. Goodbye.

South Africa skipper, Quinton de Kock says it is good to win the series. Admits it is not easy to come here and win. Adds further it is an important series win for them. Credits the way Sri Lanka played today. Reckons the toss did not make a lot of difference. Ends by saying Akila is a very good bowler and it is not easy facing him.

Man of the series JP Duminy says that it it a bitter-sweet felling. Adds that he is disappointed about today but on the whole is happy. Says that being 3-0 up in Sri Lanka is not easy and they will take positives from it. On retiring from Test cricket he says that it was not an easy decision but so far so good for him. He says that he has been working on his batting and is good to see rewards from it. On the team he says that the batting has been good and their mind set has been positive. Ends by saying that he is looking forward to the T20 game as he is the captain of the side.

Sri Lanka skipper, Angelo Mathews, says this is the performance they were looking for but it came a touch too late. Mentions they take a lot of positives from the game and he feels everybody chipped in today. Further adds the wicket was a bit on the slower side but once he got in, scoring became easy. Credits the way South Africa played. Ends by saying they are trying to improve and looking to get better each and every day.

Sri Lanka skipper, Angelo Mathews, says this is the performance they were looking for but it came a touch too late. Mentions they take a lot of positives from the game and he feels everybody chipped in today. Further adds the wicket was a bit on the slower side but once he got in, scoring became easy. Credits the way South Africa played. Ends by saying they are trying to improve and looking to get better each and every day.

Man of the Match, Akila Dananjaya, says today was his best performance and he is very happy. Adds further he wanted to be the best bowler of the series and he feels he has achieved it. Mentions he is looking forward to excel in all the formats. Ends by saying he has worked hard on his variations and they are coming out well.

That is where the procession started as Reeza bagged a first ball duck and Klaasen to walked back cheaply. Duminy and de Kock tried to steady the ship but the former fell prey to another spinner, Dhananjaya de Silva. The visitors never recovered after that as the last 5 wickets fell for less than 40 runs. De Kock, their skipper, was fighting a lone battle with a half ton but lacked support.

After posting a target which I felt was above par, courtesy four 50 plus-run stands and an outstanding 96 from Mathews, the Lankans came out all guns blazing with the ball. Lakmal started things off with an absolute beauty, getting rid of Amla for nought. Markram and de Kock did try and counter-attack but the former's woes against spin continued as he fell prey to Akila.

An excellent batting performance has been followed up with an even better show with the ball. I did mention in my first innings text that with the wicket providing assistance to the spinners, Akila will hold the key and hasn't he delivered in some style! A 6-fer, he has ran through the battling line up of South Africa and helped Sri Lanka win quite comprehensively.

24.4 W

Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala. OUT! That's that! South Africa are all out! Kumara lands one short and wide outside off, Dala looks to cut it but finds Dhananjaya at point. He cannot take it on the first attempt but manages to hold on to it. Sri Lanka win by 178 runs.

24.3 4

Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala. FOUR! Kumara digs this one short own the leg side. Dala pulls it away fine and it goes on the bounce to the fine leg fence.

24.2 1

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length ball on the leg side, Rabada tucks it away for another run.

24.1 1

Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala. Short and wide outside off, Dala guides it to third man to get off strike.

End of Over : 24 3 Runs SA: 115/9
23.6 0

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Another leggie by the bowler, Rabada defends it.

23.5 W

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. OUT! In the air... taken! 6-fer for Akila. The game keeps getting better for him. These are also the best figures at Colombo for a spinner. He tosses this one up, it is the leg spinner. Maharaj dances down the track does not get to the pitch of it. Still goes ahead with the shot and all he manages to do is hit it up in the air towards mid off where Lakmal takes it.

Junior Dala is the last man in.

23.4 0

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. Flatter on middle, kept out.

23.3 1

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Hits this through long off for a run.

23.2 2

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Just over! An excellent work in the deep from Kusal Perera. Rabada steps down the track and goes inside out over covers. KP in the deep runs after the ball, dives and saves a couple for his side.

23.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 23 10 Runs SA: 112/8
22.6 0

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball on off, Maharaj blocks it with a straight bat.

22.5 1

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length ball down the leg side, flicked away through square leg for a run.

22.4 4

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. FOUR! Another one! This time from the bat off Rabada. Kumara bowls one short outside off, Rabada cuts it over the slip region. It's too fine for the third man fielder to stop it.

22.3 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length ball around off, Rabada taps it to the off side.

22.2 1

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. Pushed to the cover region by KM. One run added to the total.

22.1 4

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. FOUR! Short and outside the off pole, Maharaj lashes hard at it and gets a top edge which flies over the slip cordon for a boundary.

End of Over : 22 3 Runs SA: 102/8
21.6 1

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. Serves in a juicy full toss on middle, Keshav hits it along the turf for one.

21.5 0

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. Loopy ball on the pads, flicked away to square leg.

21.4 1

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Tosses this one up on leg, played to mid-wicket for a run.

21.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Off spinner outside off, Rabada leaves it alone.

21.2 1

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. Mix up but safe. Maharaj drives this towards extra cover. They hesitate but finally make it.

21.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Keshav Maharaj. Inside edge! Comes forward to block this but the ball takes an inside edge which saves him.

End of Over : 21 2 Runs SA: 99/8
20.6 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Another ball on the shorter side, Rabada punches it to mid on.

20.5 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. On a good length around off, the batsman blocks it out.

20.4 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Good length on off, the batsman defends.

20.3 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Another bouncer on middle, the batsman ducks under it.

20.3 wd

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. A bumper on middle, the batsman ducks under it. It has been wided.

20.2 0

Lahiru Kumara to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on off, the batsman tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

20.1 1

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it.

End of Over : 20 2 Runs SA: 97/8
19.6 2

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Down the leg side, Rabada flicks it through mid-wicket. No fielder there and a brace results.

19.5 0

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. On off, Rabada prods forward and blocks it.

19.4 0

Akila Dananjaya to Kagiso Rabada. Loopy ball on middle, Rabada defends it.

Kagiso Rabada walks out to bat.

19.3 W

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Guess who is the wicket taker? Akila Dananjaya. He gets a fifer. What a performance by the young lad. He seems to be getting better after each game. Another beauty. Flighted ball on off, this one pitches and then turns away. Andile just like his captain plays inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles into the mitts of the keeper. He catches it and appeals and the umpire raises his finger. 2 wickets away now are Lanka.

19.2 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Slower through the air on middle, it turns away. Andile lunges and bloks it out.

19.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Flighted ball on middle, the batsman lunges and blocks it.

End of Over : 19 1 Runs SA: 95/7
18.6 0

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball outside off, Maharaj is happy to shoulder his arms to it.

18.5 0

Lahiru Kumara to Keshav Maharaj. Kumara continues bowling short. Maharaj sways away from it.

18.4 1

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Darts this full around off, Andile gets a soft leading edge through point for a run.

18.3 0

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Some chin music for Andile, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.

18.2 0

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Back of a length ball around off, defended off the back foot.

18.1 0

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Andile picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

Keshav Maharaj is the new man in.

End of Over : 18 1 Runs SA: 94/7
17.6 W

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. OUT! BOWLED'EM! Akila gets his fourth. He has done excatly what he was brought into the attack to do. Another brilliant delivery. The googly on off, it pitches and then turns away. De Kock does not account for the spin as he plays inside the line. The ball beats the outside edge and hits the off pole. Dananjaya is ecstatic as de Kock walks back after a good innings.

17.5 1

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Works it with the angle for a run.

17.4 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Flighted ball on middle, the batsman tucks it to mid-wicket.

17.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. On off, kept out.

17.2 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Floats it up on off, Andile goes for the sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head.

17.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Andile Phehlukwayo. Slower through the air on middle, the batsman keeps it out.

Akila Dananjaya is back on.

End of Over : 17 4 Runs SA: 93/6
16.6 1

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Nicely played! Shorter delivery on the body of the batsman. Andile tucks it to fine leg for a run,

16.5 0

Lahiru Kumara to Andile Phehlukwayo. Back of a length on off, Andile defends it to covers.

Andile Phehlukwayo is the new man in.

16.4 W

Lahiru Kumara to Willem Mulder. OUT! Three reds and another one bites the dust. Also, South Africa lose their sole review. Excellent by Kumara, follows the short one with a length ball around middle, this one pitches and comes back in. Mulder tries to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Mulder after a chat with his captain goes for the review. Time for the replays, it shows no bat and three reds.

Mulder is a goner! He has been give out LBW but he has gone for the review. Looks out.

16.3 0

Lahiru Kumara to Willem Mulder. A good pacey bowler on off, Mulder ducks under it.

16.2 1

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. This time stands still and tucks it around the corner for a run.

16.1 2

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. Almost chopped it on! A bumper on middle, de Kock goes for the pull but gets a bottom edge which goes agonizingly close past the leg pole. The ball goes down to fine leg and a brace results.

End of Over : 16 4 Runs SA: 89/5
15.6 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Driven through the covers by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

15.5 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Willem Mulder. Dances down track and whips it through mid-wicket for a run.

15.4 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. 50 up for de Kock. His 17th in ODIs and his first as skipper. He is fighting a lone battle out there. He eases this through covers and gets to that milestone.

15.3 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Willem Mulder. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

15.2 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Willem Mulder. NOT OUT! His foot is well grounded. De Silva angles this outside off, Mulder goes for the drive but misses. Dickwella collects the ball and whips the bails off. He appeals and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show, Mulder never lifted his foot.

Has Mulder lifted his foot? Dickwella puts in a confident appeal after whipping the bails off. They have taken it upstairs.

Willem Mulder is the new man in.

15.1 W

Dhananjaya de Silva to JP Duminy. OUT! Caught and bowled! De Silva provides the breakthrough, breaks the 46-run stand. It is the huge wicket of Duminy, the man in form. He walks back cheaply and one would believe the chase is now a huge task. Duminy uses his feet and tries to work it across the line. Never a good idea. He gets a leading edge back to the bowler as it straightens a touch. Dhananjaya takes the simple of catches. Half the side back in the hut and they still need another 215.

End of Over : 15 11 Runs SA: 85/4
14.6 4

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Ends the over in style! 11 from Kumara's first. De Kock steps down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head and another boundary results.

14.5 1

Lahiru Kumara to JP Duminy. Helps it with the angle through backward square leg for a run.

14.4 1

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. On a length and around off, the batsman strokes it through covers and a single results.

14.3 0

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. Fuller in length on off, de Kock drives it to mid off.

14.2 4

Lahiru Kumara to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! A slower ball on the shorter side, too easy for de Kock. He has all the time in the world to go back and pull it. Place it wherever he wants, he does so perfectly through the square leg region.

14.1 1

Lahiru Kumara to JP Duminy. Uses his feet and hits this down to long off for a run.

Lahiru Kumara is into the attack.

End of Over : 14 7 Runs SA: 74/4
13.6 4

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Cheeky from QDK. A slower ball outside off, de Kock gets in position and reverse sweeps this just past the keeper for a boundary.

13.5 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. It's been driven superbly through the covers but straight to the man there.

13.4 2

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Slower ball on middle, de Kock gets low and sweeps this through square leg for a brace.

13.3 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

13.2 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Quicker one on middle and leg. De kock looks to hit it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

13.1 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to JP Duminy. Flatter one on middle and leg, hit to mid on for nothing.

End of Over : 13 4 Runs SA: 67/4
12.6 1

Thisara Perera to JP Duminy. Back of a length ball, Duminy goes for the pull but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run.

12.5 1

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.

12.4 0

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. On the shorter side, de Kock tries to pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket.

12.3 0

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. The batsman plays the pull shot.

12.2 1

Thisara Perera to JP Duminy. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

12.1 1

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single.

End of Over : 12 5 Runs SA: 63/4
11.6 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Gives this air outside off, de Kock drives it towards extra cover for a single.

11.5 4

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Shot! Superb from the skipper. Leans ahead and drives this with some force past that cover fielder. The ball races away to the fence.

11.4 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Good this from Akila. Four dots in a row. Another off spinner on off, hit to covers.

11.3 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Quicker and full on the pads, QDK squeezes this towards mid off.

11.2 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Tosses this one up around off, de Kock drives it to covers.

11.1 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Loopy ball around off, de Kock goes for the swipe but does not make any contact.

End of Over : 11 10 Runs SA: 58/4
10.6 1

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. Short of a length on middle, de Kock pulls it through square leg for a run.

10.5 6

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. SIX! BANG! Top shot! He uses his feet and lofts this over the long on fence for a maximum.

10.4 0

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has played it to the point region.

10.3 1

Thisara Perera to JP Duminy. Back of a length on off, Duminy guides it down to third man for a run.

10.2 1

Thisara Perera to Quinton de Kock. The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one. They pick up a single.

10.1 1

Thisara Perera to JP Duminy. Steps down the track and drives this through covers for a run.

And Thisara Perera will bowl his first over.

Powerplay 2 has been signalled. 4 fielders can now stand outside the inner circle till the 40th over.

End of Over : 10 4 Runs SA: 48/4
9.6 1

Akila Dananjaya to JP Duminy. Duminy is nimble on his feet as he strokes this to mid on for a run.

9.5 1

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has been hit on the pads as he tried to sweep that one. The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals leg bye.

9.4 2

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Dances down the track again but once again it is bowled short. De Kock cuts it towards point. The fielder there misfields and concedes two.

9.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Short ball stays a touch low, de Kock goes for the pull but misses to get hit on the pads.

9.2 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Uses his feet and Akila shortens his length. De Kock defends it.

9.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

End of Over : 9 5 Runs SA: 44/4
8.6 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to JP Duminy. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

8.5 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to JP Duminy. Starighter ball on middle, Duminy tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

8.4 4

Dhananjaya de Silva to JP Duminy. FOUR! Slightly short and Duminy takes full toll of it. He punches it and also finds the gap through covers.

8.3 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Flatter outside off, de Kock cuts it to the man at point. The fielder there dives to stop it. He can't stop a single though.

8.2 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Flatter on off, de Kock punches it to covers.

8.1 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock. Floats it up on middle, de Kock works it to mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva is into the attack.

End of Over : 8 6 Runs SA: 39/4
7.6 0

Akila Dananjaya to JP Duminy. Floats it up on off, Duminy defends it. Another successful over by Dananjaya comes to an end.

JP Duminy is the new man in.

7.5 W

Akila Dananjaya to Heinrich Klaasen. OUT! That is as plumb as you can get! Akila Dananjaya is on a roll here. He gets his third and South Africa are in dire straits. The googly on off, Klaasen has no clue on which way the ball is turning. He tries to flick but misses. The ball hits him on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. Klaasen has a chat with de Kock but his skipper says, do not even think about taking the review.

7.4 1

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Eases this through mid off for a run.

7.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

7.2 4

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away! Short and outside off, de Kock waits for it and then guides it past backward point.

7.1 1

Akila Dananjaya to Heinrich Klaasen. In the air... but safe! Klaasen plays the sweep shot but gets a top edge. It lands safe towards deep square leg for a run.

End of Over : 7 1 Runs SA: 33/3
6.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Quinton de Kock. NOT OUT! It was off the thigh pad and Sri Lanka's sole review goes down the drain. This was down the leg side, de Kock tries to flick and there seems to be some noise as the ball passes the bat. It goes into the mitts of the keeper who takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head and the keeper convinces his captain to go for the review. Mathews does so. Replays roll in and it shows it is off the thigh pad.

Howzzat? Not out is the answer to that question. Dickwella though feels de Kock has edged it and they have taken it upstairs. Big moment in the game.

6.5 1

Suranga Lakmal to Heinrich Klaasen. Overthrow! Just not needed, this was just not needed. Another exceptional delivery by Lakmal. On a length and around off, Klaasen defends it towards point. The fielder has a unnecessary shy at the bowler's end and he hits. The ball deflects past the fielder backing up and an overthrow results.

6.4 0

Suranga Lakmal to Heinrich Klaasen. Hits the length hard and bowls it on off, all the batsman can do is defend it.

6.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Heinrich Klaasen. Length again on off, the batsman lunges and blocks it.

6.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Heinrich Klaasen. Good length again on off, Klaasen is rooted to his crease as he keeps it out.

6.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Heinrich Klaasen. On a length around middle, kept out.

End of Over : 6 2 Runs SA: 32/3
5.6 1

Akila Dananjaya to Heinrich Klaasen. Not the best of deliveries, especially on the hat-trick ball. The full toss on off, Klaasen drives it towards long off for a run. End of a double-wicket over.

Heinrich Klaasen walks out to face the hat-trick ball.

5.5 W

Akila Dananjaya to Reeza Hendricks. OUT! Timber! It was the leg spinner which got the better of Markram on the previous ball and it is the googly which gets the better of Reeza. Sensational stuff from Akila. He tosses this up on off, Hendricks tries to defend it leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and hits the off pole. The Lankans are ecstatic as RH bags a golden duck. Akila is on a hat-trick.

Reeza Hendricks is the new man in.

5.4 W

Akila Dananjaya to Aiden Markram. OUT! Aiden Markram's woes against spin continues. His return in the team was a breezy one but a short one. Akila bowls a flighted ball on off, it was the leg spinner. Markram tries to drive it down the ground but fails to keep it down. It goes to the left of Akila who takes a good diving catch. He throws it up in the air in joy and Markram walks back dejected. South Africa in trouble now.

5.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Aiden Markram. The leg spinner on off, Markram drives it to mid off.

5.2 1

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Tucks it with the angle towards short fine leg for a run.

5.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.

End of Over : 5 9 Runs SA: 30/1
4.6 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. FOUR! WOW! This is the best out of the boundaries hit so far! Not a lot wrong with the delivery. On a length around middle, Markram punches it right off the middle, beating the diving mid on and the ball races away to the fence for consecutive boundaries.

4.5 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Anything short and Markram will put it away. Short and outside off, Aiden stands tall and guides it past point and the ball races away.

4.4 1

Suranga Lakmal to Quinton de Kock. Works this one wide of mid-wicket and takes a run.

4.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Quinton de Kock. Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

4.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Quinton de Kock. Good length on middle, this one shapes back in. De Kock tries to flick but misses.

4.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Quinton de Kock. NOT OUT! De Kock is well in. A back of a length delivery on off, the batsman chops it towards slip. He takes a start but then seeing it went straight to hand, he turns and tries to get back in. The fielder at slip, Mathews, hits bull's eye at the striker's end and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show, de Kock is well in.

A direct hit at the striker's end and it has been referred upstairs. De Kock though seems to be safe but just to be sure.

End of Over : 4 5 Runs SA: 21/1
3.6 0

Akila Dananjaya to Aiden Markram. The googly by Dananjaya, Markram does not pick it. He tries to drive but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.

3.5 1

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Floated up ball on off, de Kock lunges and strokes it towards wide mid off for a single.

3.4 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Flighted ball on off, de Kock drives it to mid off.

3.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Flatter on middle, de Kock defends it.

3.2 4

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! 5 boundaries in the 20 they have scored! De Kock is nimble on his feet as he gets to the pitch of it. Takes the spin out of contention and flicks it over wide long on for a boundary.

3.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. A drag down on off, de Kock cuts it but finds covers. That should have been hit to the fence. It was a nothing delivery.

End of Over : 3 4 Runs SA: 16/1
2.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. So 5 dots after going for a boundary on the very first ball. This one is angled into the batsman. He keeps it out.

2.5 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. Shortens his length seeing there is no swing on offer. Markram defends it to point.

2.4 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. Goes fuller again in search of some swing. There ain't any and the batsman drives it to covers.

2.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. Fuller in length on off, Markram strokes it to mid off.

2.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. On the pads, Markram tries to flick but the ball brushes his pads. The keeper does really well to dive and stop it. Saves a boundary.

2.1 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. FOUR! South Africa are dealing in boundaries. Another back of a length delivery on off, Markram off the back foot punches it through covers and another boundary results. All the runs have come in the form of boundaries till now.

End of Over : 2 4 Runs SA: 12/1
1.6 4

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Nope, the last ball spoils the over. Short and on off, de Kock goes back and punches it through covers and the ball races to the fence.

1.5 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. 5 now! Another loopy ball on middle, de Kock strokes it to covers. Can he bowl a maiden?

1.4 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Flatter on off, de Kock pushes it to covers. 4 dots.

1.3 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the delivery. De Kock defends it.

1.2 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. A huge appeal but not given! The straighter one which beats the defense of de Kock. It hits him on the front pad. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Missing leg.

1.1 0

Akila Dananjaya to Quinton de Kock. Tosses this up on middle, de Kock drives it to covers.

Akila Dananjaya to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 8 Runs SA: 8/1
0.6 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Too easy for Markram. Lakmal serves one down the leg side, Markram just helps it on its way and the ball runs to the fine leg fence.

0.5 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aiden Markram. FOUR! What a way to get off the mark. Short and wide outside off, Markram reaches for it and cuts it over point for a boundary.

Aiden Markram is the new man in.

0.4 W

Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla. OUT! You beauty! What a ball from Lakmal! The perfect start for Sri Lanka. Lands this on a good length around off. The ball moves away a touch after pitching. Amla looks to play it with a straight bat but his feet are all over the place. The ball goes past him and hits the top of off pole.

0.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla. Length ball around that off pole, Amla blocks it out.

0.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla. Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Hashim flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.

0.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla. Starts of by bowling one on a good length around off. Amla gets forward and blocks it out.

We are back for the chase. Skipper Mathews has some final words before they head out to take the field. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla will open for South Africa. Suranga Lakmal will bowl the first over. A slip in place. Here we go...

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