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Match Day

834dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Du Plessis' 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

Faf du Plessis struck the second-highest score by a South African in ODIs to help them win by 40 runs and move within one win to become the No. 1 ranked team.

834dFirdose Moonda

The mysterious mobile phone at Newlands

Upul Tharanga's double delight, Faf du Plessis' sprinkling of luck and a mysterious mobile phone feature in the plays of the day from the fourth ODI in Cape Town


A run fest


Runs aggregate in this match, the fourth-highest in an ODI in South Africa. Sri Lanka's 327 is the highest by a chasing side ending in a defeat in South Africa.

After a long time


Last time Tharanga scored century in ODIs, 174* vs India in Kingston. In 28 innings between these 2 100s, he made only 2 fities.

Thrilling Tharanga


Previous most sixes hit by Tharanga in an ODI innings. He has hit more than four sixes today.

Solid start


Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the first ten overs of the innings, their second-most in ODIs since 2001. They had made 133 against England at Leeds in 2006.

Career best


Faf du Plessis' previous highest score in ODIs, which came against India in Mumbai in 2015-16. He has gone past that mark today.

Faf's fantastic series


No. of centuries for du Plessis in this series. There has been only one series in which he got more 100s, in triangular series in Zimbabwe in 2014.

De Kock gets going


Runs scored by de Kock in 3 ODIs in Cape Town, before today; scores of 19, 4, 12. He has scored more than that in this match.

Dominance at Newlands


South Africa's win-loss record at Newlands in their last 14 ODIs, since 2004.