Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.3 chipped to midwicket! That's the first wicket, and a gift to be honest. Dickwella chips a half an attempt at a flick to a full toss that dies on him on the leg stump channel, Shamsi runs to his left and holds on to a tumbling catch at midwicket 2/1
    5.1 direct hit at the non-striker's end, and Tharanga could be gone here. They go upstairs to check. This was just a simple push to mid-off, a run was never there. Tharanga thinks otherwise and sets off. Duminy had one stump to aim at but a lot of time to get it right.. nails it to catch the batsman well short 22/3
    2.4 that looks like a feather. Yup, it is. The umpire took his time to raise his finger, and Mendis doesn't bother reviewing. Again hanging the bat outside off, leaving the ball to straighten down the fourth or fifth-stump line before shaving the edge 11/2
    30.3 oh, good catch. That came on rapidly to Miller, who gets down to his left and snaffles it reverse-cupped at point. Perera, for once, doesn't find the gap as he reverse-sweeps this length ball 179/8
    7.2 gone.. loose shot. Oh, dear! SL have dug themselves into a hole. Very, very loose shot outside off, bounces extra and takes a massive outside edge to Amla at first slip 35/4
    8.5 that's another very poor shot. Sri Lanka are putting on a display of exactly what you shouldn't be doing while playing outside off. Drawn forward, no feet, no weight behind the shot. Just a loose push well away from the body and a clear nick through to the keeper 36/5
    17.4 that's gone, that's gone! SA get the breakthrough they were looking for. Loops it up outside off, drawing Thisara forward. There isn't as much turn as he'd have expected and there's a slight edge that goes through to the keeper. SL have had a disastrous day outside off but this was a good delivery for a change 128/6
    26.4 ah, tries to back away and force a cut and he has paid the price for that. Cuts back in really sharply leaving him completely tucked up. Gets a glove onto the stumps 166/7
    33.2 short, angled into him and the extra bounce does him in.. gets no room as well and Lakmal is left to awkwardly duck. Fails to keep the hands down and inadvertently gets a glove to the keeper 189/9
    not out
    5
    13
    0
    0
    38.46
    34.3 there it is.. the end of the innings. Comes charging down the track and swings wildly.. keeps a little low as well and he makes no contact. De Kock completes the dolliest of stumpings 193/10
    Extras
    19 (lb 4, nb 2, w 13)
    TOTAL
    193 all out (34.3 Overs, RR: 5.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (N Dickwella, 0.3 ov), 2-11 (BKG Mendis, 2.4 ov), 3-22 (WU Tharanga, 5.1 ov), 4-35 (AD Mathews, 7.2 ov), 5-36 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 8.5 ov), 6-128 (NLTC Perera, 17.4 ov), 7-166 (A Dananjaya, 26.4 ov), 8-179 (MDKJ Perera, 30.3 ov), 9-189 (RAS Lakmal, 33.2 ov), 10-193 (CBRLS Kumara, 34.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada804145.12324030
    L Ngidi812913.62343040
    PWA Mulder3034011.3334012
    AL Phehlukwayo3030010.0045010
    T Shamsi8.303343.88365000
    JP Duminy402205.50111100
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 didn't pick the googly, and is gone! This is a ripper from Akila. This was a touch short alright. Amla expected this to spin away so that he could cut, but this one just spun back in a wee bit to cramp him for room, beat the inside edge and skid through to smack into the stumps. This was by far the most fluent Amla has looked all tour, but has paid the price for looking to score quickly when he could have so easily looked to bide his time. 31/1
    20.4 rush of blood, why oh why would you do that, Quinton? Stepped out to whip this over midwicket but the ball dipped on him and spun away to take the top edge. Lakmal and Kusal nearly collided at extra cover, in the end, Lakmal, despite the nudge from his partner, took it without the impact distracting him. 117/3
    4.4 plays all around a googly, gone! As plumb as decisions go. This was full, he could've looked to play straight. Instead, tried to work to the leg side. The ball spun back in to beat the inside edge. That would have crashed into the stumps. Sri Lanka are back or what. 31/2
    23.1 nicked to slip. Trying to be too cheeky and he's paid the price. Faf wanted to paddle this initially but Sandakan drifted this across. Now, Faf realising he can't paddle ends up deflecting it straight to slip, almost as if he was giving catching practice. He stood there befuddled, because he couldn't believe what he'd just done. Is there a ray of hope yet for Sri Lanka? Two set batsmen gone in quick succession. 129/4
    not out
    53
    32
    6
    2
    165.62
    27.6 Yes, this was hitting him on leg but umpire's call prevails, so the decision will stay.This is an excellent yorker from Lakmal, which he looks to clip through behind square. Was hit flush on the boot. The question was of line, because it didn't hit bat anyway. A few anxious moments for Miller, but really it just looked a very optimistic appeal. Surprised at the decision in the first place. In the end, Miller has to go because the on-field call was out. A touch harsh, I thought. Miller can consider himself a touch unlucky because had the original decision been not out, he may have well had the chance to see South Africa home. 172/5
    not out
    14
    11
    3
    0
    127.27
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    196/5 (31 Overs, RR: 6.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (HM Amla, 4.3 ov), 2-31 (AK Markram, 4.4 ov), 3-117 (Q de Kock, 20.4 ov), 4-129 (F du Plessis, 23.1 ov), 5-172 (DA Miller, 27.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Dananjaya1005035.00386100
    RAS Lakmal603716.16216010
    GSNFG Jayasuriya402305.75142110
    CBRLS Kumara301103.66121010
    PADLR Sandakan807419.251812110

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd0Q de KockAK Markram
3rd86F du PlessisQ de Kock
4th12JP DuminyF du Plessis
5th43JP DuminyDA Miller
6th24JP DuminyPWA Mulder