Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    20.3 taken by Dickwella! QDK gets a leading edge looking to whip a horrible delivery down leg side. Wants to get it over short fine but closes the face too early. Goes high and right on top of Dickwella. Simple take. Was shaping to be a memorable hundred, cut short tamely 131/2
    14.3 finally the breakthrough comes! A surprise bouncer from Malinga does the trick. Hendricks swivels as he tries to pull it, but he can't control the shot or keep it down and Akila holds a simple catch at fine leg 91/1
    36.2 this keeps low! The ball landed a little short and du Plessis went back to pull, but it just scuttled through and pegged the off stump back 220/5
    22.2 sensational diving catch from Rajitha! Bouncer outside off. Looks to hook but he's on the front foot. It's rising as he plays and he gets a top edge that is dipping rapidly as Rajitha runs in deep square. Keeps his eyes on it, gets low and lunges forward to hold on. Superb 137/3
    26.6 loses leg stump! Overpitched slower ball on leg stump and Mulder has walked across and played all around it with the flick. The soft dismissals are racking up here 176/4
    39.4 Miller runs past one! He was down the track again, but not to the pitch, and the ball from de Silva gripped and spun past him as he groped at it. Dickwella has the bails off in a flash, and South Africa slip further from what was a great position 235/7
    37.5 sliced to point! Phehlukwayo backed away a little, slashing hard at a full, wide one. I'm not sure if he's looking to cut or to drive, but he ends up spooning a high catch to a back-peddling Fernando at point. A bit of a nothing shot, really 225/6
    40.2 got him! Big edge from Rabada, sails to Dickwella's left and he gets low and lunges to take it. It's a length ball slanted across him and he pays for playing away from the body. Things ending rapidly for South Africa 239/8
    44.2 that's plumb. Vintage Malinga. A vicious, dipping yorker at middle stump, jamming his back toe into the crease as he looks to keep it out 249/9
    45.1 stumping appeal sent upstairs. This could be close...it looks out in fact. Overpitched legbreak outside off, looks to go against the turn and slog this. It looks like the curve of his boot has kept him ON the line rather than behind it. Yes. He's out 251/10
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    TOTAL
    251 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 5.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (RR Hendricks, 14.3 ov), 2-131 (Q de Kock, 20.3 ov), 3-137 (HE van der Dussen, 22.2 ov), 4-176 (PWA Mulder, 26.6 ov), 5-220 (F du Plessis, 36.2 ov), 6-225 (AL Phehlukwayo, 37.5 ov), 7-235 (DA Miller, 39.4 ov), 8-239 (K Rabada, 40.2 ov), 9-249 (A Nortje, 44.2 ov), 10-251 (L Ngidi, 45.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga903924.33313030
    MVT Fernando504719.40139010
    DM de Silva805526.87186100
    CAK Rajitha704616.57269020
    A Dananjaya9.113814.14283000
    NLTC Perera702633.71273010
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    2.3 that's the 100th ODI wicket for Rabada! Short of length this time aimed at the body, Dickwella gives himself some room and looks to pull it away, gets a top edge that skies towards the keeper, de Kock pedals back and takes it near his chest before falling backwards 11/1
    5.1 bowled'im! Crashed into the off stump! Length outside off, nips back, Fernando went for another pull but misses it altogether this time. Sri Lanka have lost both their openers now 29/2
    10.1 strikes first ball! And the Durban hero falls! Kusal Perera, the man who defied South Africa in the most epic manner not too long ago, is taken out by a ball measured at 145 kph on the speedgun. And yet it seems as if his undoing is because he is too early into the shot. The ball - back of a length on leg stump - seems to stick in the pitch and the left-hander, looking to flick it over midwicket, only ends up top-edging towards point where Miller runs in, dives forward and takes a splendid catch 52/3
    20.1 a huge appeal for lbw and given by Shaun George! Oshada sends it upstairs immediately though. Length ball on the stumps and angling on to the pads, Oshada misses the flick and is hit on the pads. The front foot is fine. The ball pitched outside off, the impact is in front of middle and leg but it would have gone on to just clip the top of the leg stump. The umpire's call it is and that was out. Sri Lanka are five down now 92/5
    19.3 confusion, run-out chance, direct hit! Great work from Nortje at short third man! Mendis is the man running to the danger end but Oshada is never convinced. Worse. He's taken a couple of steps down the track and then just stops. That means Mends has run halfway down the pitch. Then he stops. Seeing Mendis has run halfway down the pitch Oshada accepts the single but by that time the damage is done. Nortje picks the ball up, throws the stumps at the strikers end down and Sri Lanka lose a big one. Mendis actually threw his bat away in pure frustration at that horrible turn of events (Oh and before I forget, the ball was shortish and outside off, Oshada played a deft little dab) 92/4
    26.2 a soft dismissal, chipped to short midwicket, it was fuller on the stumps, Dhananjaya plays a half shot, fails to keep it down and du Plessis accepts a dolly 116/6
    29.3 gone this time!. Flighted again but it's a googly this time. Perera looks to go over long-off but ends up slicing it towards deep extra cover where Miller settles under it. It's finishing soon 134/7
    30.5 taken by midwicket running to his right! It is quick. It is short. It cramps the left-hander and even though he tries to make room, he mistimes the shot, a pull that comes off with the bat still turning in his hands. That means he gets no power behind the ball and South Africa are all set to ride out into the sunset 135/9
    29.5 traps him lbw! Tahir's sprinted all the way to point. Didn't even bother to look at the umpire. His finger's up though. And this is special. This is Tahir's trademark. The quicker delivery. The googly. Pitching on off stump. Cutting back into the batsman - a batsman who thinks this will be a leg break and so he can go back and cut. 'Well, boo!' says the ball as it cuts in and strikes low on the back pad in front of the sticks 135/8
    32.2 backs away and swats the short ball outside off straight to the substitute fielder Dale Steyn at cover point. Yep, Dale Steyn's a substitute fielder. And also, South Africa have won, despite putting up only 250 on the board 138/10
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    TOTAL
    138 all out (32.2 Overs, RR: 4.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (N Dickwella, 2.3 ov), 2-29 (WIA Fernando, 5.1 ov), 3-52 (MDKJ Perera, 10.1 ov), 4-92 (BKG Mendis, 19.3 ov), 5-92 (BOP Fernando, 20.1 ov), 6-116 (DM de Silva, 26.2 ov), 7-134 (NLTC Perera, 29.3 ov), 8-135 (CAK Rajitha, 29.5 ov), 9-135 (A Dananjaya, 30.5 ov), 10-138 (SL Malinga, 32.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada914334.77383130
    L Ngidi5.201422.62221000
    A Nortje702523.57283010
    PWA Mulder201306.5041010
    Imran Tahir913924.33302110

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11N DickwellaWIA Fernando
2nd18MDKJ PereraWIA Fernando
3rd23MDKJ PereraBOP Fernando
4th40BOP FernandoBKG Mendis
5th0BOP FernandoDM de Silva
6th24NLTC PereraDM de Silva
7th18NLTC PereraA Dananjaya
8th1CAK RajithaA Dananjaya
9th0SL MalingaA Dananjaya
10th3SL MalingaMVT Fernando