Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

I Udana
78(57) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 6 3 0 16 13 10 18
Q de Kock
51(57) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 4 1 8 18 8 3 7

Best performances - Bowlers

DM de Silva
O10
M1
R41
W3
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
A Nortje
O8
M0
R57
W3
Eco7.12
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Liam Brickhill (gomorezvidinha)

7.08pm South Africa make it 4-0 with another comprehensive victory. They chose to put Sri Lanka in to bat this afternoon, and had them teetering at 131 for 9 before Isuru Udana's counter-attacking 78 pushed his team towards respectability. But their 189 was never going to be enough on a pitch that played true throughout the day. De Kock then did what he usually does these days, launching the chase and collecting his fifth consecutive fifty-plus score. Du Plessis kept the runs ticking, and Duminy eased his way back into international action with a fluent, unbeaten 31 that saw his side to a six-wicket victory.

"You can't say much," says Lasith Malinga, who once again doesn't mince his words. "We are going on the same path. The wicket was very suitable for the bat, but the batsmen didn't realise the value and the opportunity to play a long innings. And with the ball, we could only get four wickets. Being six down inside 18 overs, it's very hard to come back. We always talk about taking responsibility and putting our hands up to bat through the full fifty overs, but the last few years, we've been struggling to do that. Before we get to the World Cup, we have to realise that and get there. Some people don't realise their value and do their job for the national team. This is a good, tough side to play before the World Cup. All the players need to realise these are the conditions we need to prepare for at the World Cup. Udana is a genuine allrounder in domestic cricket, and he showed he's good enough to play international cricket. That's one plus point for us."

Isuru Udana is the Man of the Match

"I knew once we were nine down, I had to take on the bowlers," he says. "Especially the fast bowlers bowling against the wind. It worked. I'm working very hard on my batting for the last five months, so I'm very happy about this. When I got there, my plan was to rotate the strike and give the proper batsman the strike. That didn't work so well. But when we were nine down, I had to take on the bowling and that worked."

"Really pleasing to see JP and Dave finish it off for us," says Faf du Plessis. "That's what we want our middle order to do for us. For the bowling unit, this series has been good and very consistent. The last two games, the batting is also starting to tick very nicely. Big picture, not the worst thing that Quinton and I got out today, because it gave those guys a chance. They were really solid. I like No. 3, I really enjoy it. But I can adapt my game between 3 and 4. We have guys who can bat in different positions, and that's important for the World Cup. Cape Town is always a good crowd, the guys are confident and there's a real good buzz in the squad. We might make one or two changes for the last game to make sure everyone gets an opportunity. We're playing some really good cricket. All the stuff that needed to happen over the last six months or year has happened. We're clear in what we want from a balance point of view. One more to go, and then the guys off to IPL, and then it's an exciting two months for us."

And that's just about all from your commentary team, Liam Brickhill and Sreshth Shah. For an in depth look at today's match, don't forget to check out Andrew Fidel Fernando's report. And please do join us again for the fifth and final game of the series at Newlands on Saturday. Until then, goodbye!

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32.5
1lb
NLTC Perera to Miller, 1 leg bye, doesn't make a difference though as the ball comes off Miller's pad and dribbles into the leg side to bring the match to an end

All the fielders have been brought up now

32.4
1
NLTC Perera to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy drives to mid off, and takes the fielder on for a quick single. Kamindu is the fielder, and he throws left handed but it goes wide. Could have been close, had he hit
32.3
0
NLTC Perera to Duminy, no run, chopped down to gully, no run there
32.2
1
NLTC Perera to Miller, 1 run, angled down to third man, and South Africa need just two runs to win
32.1
4
NLTC Perera to Miller, FOUR runs, Miller now shows his class, following Duminy's lead and hammering a checked drive past mid off

Jason: "Why doesn't miller get a shot at Test cricket? I would argue based on his performances the last few years, he's is now much better at protecting his wicket than assaulting the scoreboard. " -- I don't think he's interested, having retired from First Class cricket last year

END OF OVER:
32 | 6 Runs | SA: 183/4 (7 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 0.38)

  • JP Duminy30 (19b)
  • DA Miller20 (30b)
  • SL Malinga7-0-38-0
  • NLTC Perera2-0-7-0
31.6
0
Malinga to Duminy, no run, slung down from over the wicket, and aimed right at middle. Duminy's defence holds firm

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd56Q de KockAK Markram
3rd33F du PlessisQ de Kock
4th34F du PlessisDA Miller
5th46JP DuminyDA Miller