Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.2 length ball, angling into off stump, and Morne has taken out the danger man. Clears his front leg and looks to slam that over mid-off. A bit of extra bounce, and he only manages to slice it high in the air, down into the hands of third man 69/1
    25.2 is that the game for South Africa? Tharanga has hit this straight to Miller at deep cover. He read the googly, got to the pitch of the ball to go over the infield. It was almost as if he forgot there was a man there. Miller was running in with the sun right in his eyeline but he did well to keep his balance 146/5
    11.5 taken! Mendis picked up one boundary with an uppish flick, but this time AB has stationed himself at a straight short midwicket. The ball, angling into the stumps and pitching on a good length, stopped on Mendis slightly, maybe, and AB jumps, times it just about perfectly, and plucks the ball out with an outstretched right hand. The ball was almost behind him when he caught it 94/2
    17.2 the celebration in the South African camp tells you why that is a big moment in the match. Chandimal struck this firmly but de Villiers anticipates the dive and moves swiftly to his right from extra cover to slide and half-stop. Then quickly recovers to run a few paces to pick up the ball and hit the stumps direct at the bowler's end to catch Chandimal at least a feet short. Stunning 116/3
    17.5 the wrong'un has done the trick. Didn't look like Kapugeradara picked it. This one drifted back in a long way from wide of the crease, Kapu plays for the turning legbreak, stabs outside the line in an attempt to nurdle it to the legside and is struck plumb in front of middle. First-ball duck. Sri Lanka are sliding here 117/4
    not out
    29.2 sliced to extra cover. Looked to hit him with the spin but didn't get to the pitch of the ball and spooned a simple catch to the man at the edge of the ring. Sri Lanka right on the edge. 155/6
    37.2 this one snakes back in from length on off stump, Prasanna pushes outside the line and is comprehensively beaten. Hit above the knee roll, closer to the flap of the pad. Ball tracking shows the ball would've gone on to hit the top of middle and leg. Three reds, Sri Lanka sink further. Prasanna had taken a step across with his front foot as the bowler released, and ended up in a completely closed-off position 191/7
    37.5 back of a length on off stump, clubbed along the ground to mid-on, and is that another run-out? They think of a single, hesitate, turn around, and Tahir's direct hit catches Lakmal well short at the striker's end 191/8
    38.1 gone, Sri Lanka are nine down. Malinga stepped away to make room, Rabada banged it in short outside off. Was off-balance as he tried to cut, only managed a bottom-edge into his stumps 192/9
    41.3 and that is that. Tahir finishes with four. A bit of flight, and Pradeep gives it the big yahoo. Connects pretty well, to be fair, but only manages to hit it as far as the man at long-on 203/10
    15 (lb 6, nb 1, w 8)
    203 all out (41.3 Overs, RR: 4.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-69 (N Dickwella, 8.2 ov), 2-94 (BKG Mendis, 11.5 ov), 3-116 (LD Chandimal, 17.2 ov), 4-117 (CK Kapugedera, 17.5 ov), 5-146 (WU Tharanga, 25.2 ov), 6-155 (DAS Gunaratne, 29.2 ov), 7-191 (S Prasanna, 37.2 ov), 8-191 (RAS Lakmal, 37.5 ov), 9-192 (SL Malinga, 38.1 ov), 10-203 (ANPR Fernando, 41.3 ov)
    K Rabada8.014615.75295131
    WD Parnell10.005405.40338010
    M Morkel6.003115.16183020
    CH Morris7.003224.57231110
    Imran Tahir8.302743.17312000
    JP Duminy2.00703.5091010

Match Notes

Tahir's haul


No. of four-wkt hauls for Tahir in ODIs, the most by any spinner since his debut. No other South Africa bowler has taken more than 5 such hauls in this period.

Parnell's transformation


Runs conceded by Parnell off his last 5 overs. In the first 5 overs he had gone for 45 runs.

losing in middle


Runs added by SL's No. 3, 4 and 5 combined, after their openers accumulated 98 runs.

Can SL get it?


Last time SA failed to defend a target of 300 or more in ODIs. Since then, they have won all 23 ODIs defending such a target.

Attacking chase


No. of balls taken by Sri Lanka to reach fifty. South Africa had taken 83 balls for the same.

Awesome Amla


No. of centuries for Amla in ODIs, in 151 inns. He has taken the least inns to score 25 centuries, beating Kohli who took 162 inns.

Slow start


Runs scored by South Africa in the first 10 overs of the innings, is their joint second-lowest in ODIs since World Cup 2015.

SA's streak


No. of consecutive ODI wins for South Africa against Sri Lanka, before today's game.

Malinga's return


Last time Malinga appeared in ODIs, before today. Among the players participating in Champions Trophy, he has the most wickets in the tournament's history (22).

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

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