SL beat SA by 3 runs (D/L method) | Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score 4th ODI Match

South Africa in Sri Lanka, 5 ODI Series, 2018

Date: Aug 08, 2018 Start Time: 14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
SL
306/7 Overs: 39.0
SA
187/9 Overs: 21.0
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 3 runs (D/L method)

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score - 4th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 21.0 SA: 187/9

So that is it! Sri Lanka finally get a win in the ODI series which also means they avoid the whitewash. South Africa on the other hand, will be disappointed that they could not come out on the winning side. The cricketing action between the two sides does not end as there is one more ODI to go which will be played on the 12th of August at 0230 PM local (0900 AM GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

20.6 1

Just the one and SRI LANKA WIN BY 3 RUNS! Excellent, excellent last over by Lakmal. Take a bow. He bowls it on a back of a length around middle, Dala mistimes it towards covers and gets to the other end. Smiles all around the Sri Lanka dressing room as they have finally beaten South Africa after 11 straight losses. Also, the last win over them came at this same venue in 2014.

20.5 2

A brace! Now 5 off the last ball! Short of a length on middle, Dala swings, he gets it off the inner half through square leg and the batsmen run two.

20.4 0

BEATEN! Lovely delivery! Bowls it closer to the batsman giving him no room. Dala tries to drive it straight down the ground but misses. 7 in 2 now.

20.3 1

A single! 7 from 3. Length ball on middle, Ngidi punches it down to long on and gets to the other end.

20.2 W

OUT! KABOOM! Miller is out of here and is that the game for Sri Lanka? Well they are surely favorites now. Lakmal, the experienced campaigner delivers. He bowls the slower delivery on a back of a length around off, Miller goes for the pull but gets an inside edge onto his stumps. The crowd erupts. Lakmal is all pumped up, Mathews is all pumped up. Sri Lanka now need one wicket to win. Whereas, South Africa need 8 from 4.

20.1 0

On the shorter side and outside off, Miller slaps it through covers and does not take a run. 8 from 5 now.

End of Over : 20 8 Runs SA: 183/8
19.6 W

OUT! TIMBER! But is this wicket a little too late? Well, one would feel so as Maharaj walks back after playing a really good cameo. Thisara bowls it on a length around off, Maharaj swings but misses. The ball hits the top of off. 8 needed from the final over. David Miller on strike.

19.5 1

Direct hit needed... but missed. On a length around off, Miller taps it towards covers and sets off for a run. There is hesitation but they continue with the run. The fielder at point has a shy but misses. Replays though later on show Miller's dive would have saved him.

19.4 1

The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total. Very smart by Maharaj, the last time he got a boundary, he played out two dots after that. This time he does the right thing by giving the strike over to Miller.

19.3 4

FOUR! Maharaj may have just slapped all the hopes away. On a length around off, Maharaj makes room and thrashes it past the diving cover fielder. A boundary and an important one.

19.2 1

Back of a length on off, Miller guides it towards point and gets to the other end.

19.1 1

NOT OUT! Maharaj again is in by quite a margin. He uses his feet and hits it down towards mid off. They go for a run. The fielder hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The ball deflects towards the mid-wicket region. There is an overthrow available but Miller does not want it. The umpire then signals for the third umpire and replays confirm Keshav is in.

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