Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
154(134) 15x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 7 0
DAS Gunaratne
114(117) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 5 6 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Morris
O10.0
M1
R31
W4
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RAS Lakmal
O10.0
M0
R71
W3
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
163dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Amla, de Kock tons lead SA to 5-0 and No. 1

South Africa rode a roaring 187-run first-wicket stand and two effortless centuries from their openers to a monumental 384 for 6 and, eventually, the No. 1 ODI ranking

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 7 Runs | SL: 296/8

  • DAS Gunaratne114 (117b)
  • RAS Lakmal20 (28b)
  • AL Phehlukwayo7-1-44-0
  • K Rabada10-0-55-0

9.30pm: Something of an anticlimactic ending at Centurion - but let's given those [Tony Greig voice] "little Sri Lankans" a pat on the back for scrapping through until the end. Asela Gunaratne's hundred may not quite have been the equal of either Quinton de Kock's or Hashim Amla's but it gave a measure of respectability to the final result. I wouldn't be surprised if that ninth-wicket stand was up among the best... but, small SL victories aside, this has been a series of South African dominance. They were set up by a 187-run opening stand here, after SL had asked them to bat, and never looked like slipping up in pursuit of a 14th win in a row at home. They are No. 1 in the world, deposing Australia... and that's where we'll leave them. Thanks for your comments, cheerio!

49.6
1
Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, 1 run, rocks back and pulls a slower ball to the leg-side sweeper - and that's it, South Africa win by 88 runs and complete a 5-0 whitewash that takes them to No. 1 in the ODI rankings

"This is the first 100 by a Sri Lankan batsman batting at No.6," reports Nirosh Fernando "#welldeserved." The plaudits keep coming...

49.5
4
Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, short and swatted, set himself in the crease and powered a pull in front of deep midwicket for one more boundary
49.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, no run, full outside off, slower ball and Gunaratne swings at it and misses
49.3
1
Phehlukwayo to Lakmal, 1 run, slightly full outside off and Lakmal pokes it into the covers and lumbers off diligently for one more
49.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Lakmal, no run, slips in the yorker, Lakmal manages to get some bat on it

Here's LankanBeya: "More than 25% of Lakmal's career runs have come in this game...and this is his 58th game. What an innings!!" Another reason to love him

49.1
1
Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, 1 run, pitched u on the stumps, comes down and drive through mid-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
154(134) 15x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 7 0
DAS Gunaratne
114(117) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 5 6 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Morris
O10.0
M1
R31
W4
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RAS Lakmal
O10.0
M0
R71
W3
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Hot Streak

11

Consecutive ODI wins for SA. There are only 3 instances of teams winning more games in a row – Aus (21, in 2003), SA (12, in 2005) and Pak 12 (in 2007-08).

Another 350-plus total

24

Number of 350-plus totals for South Africa in ODIs, the most by any team. India are next with 23

The Centurion

5

ODI hundreds for Amla in Centurion, in just 12 innings. At no other venue does he have more than two ODI hundreds

Quick De Kock

3000

Runs for Quinton De Kock in ODIs - 3rd quickest for South Africa behind Hashim Amla and Gary Kirsten.

Batting Paradise

316

Average runs scored by SA in the last 5 ODIs played at this venue. They won 4 of those games with one game washed out.

Deadly Duo

3

Consecutive 100's for Amla in Centurion His last 3 scores here are 133,124 and 127.His partner De Kock also has scores of 135 and 178 in the last 2 ODIs here.