Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.1 plumb, that looked out from the moment it his him on the pad. Dickwella moves across the stumps and tries to work it to the leg side as he plays for the swing. But the ball comes on dead straight and the umpire needs little time to raise his finger 1/1
    3.1 edged and snaffled at first slip. Straightforward catch for Hashim Amla and Parnell has struck once each in his first two overs. It was slightly wide outside off but there is not enough room to free the arms. Seems like it moves away slightly late as well and there is a healthy edge 14/2
    27.6 Mendis has been given out lbw by umpire Kettleborough, he challenges the on-field decision. Lovely legbreak from Tahir, starts around middle, opens 'em him, grips and spins away to strike the knee-roll of the back pad, fizzing past the outside edge, in front of off stump. Pitching in line, impact in line, and hitting off stump. Three reds and Mendis has to exit for 62 99/4
    23.6 another wrong'un and this bursts through the gate of Chandimal. Tahir gives it plnety of air; spins back in on off after pitching outside off. Chandimal is stapled to the crease as he wafts and gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball clips the top of off stump 86/3
    29.2 Catch him if you can. Tahir sets off on a typical celebratory sprint. Tahir hangs it up outside off, Tharanga presses forward, carelessly drives the ball in the air.... Head-high catch for Duminy at cover. Tahir is slicing through the SL middle order 102/5
    45.1 and Dhananjaya also perishes. Could this spell the end for Sri Lanka? A 200 score now seems a distant possibility. The ball is pitched right up there and Dhananjaya tries to go big down the ground. Du Plessis is inside the circle at mid-off and he runs to his right to snaffle it as the ball is skied. Looking to hit with the wind but does not get the distance 170/9
    34.6 A mix-up between the wickets - the last thing SL needed - they sent it upstairs. Asela is caught short at the non-striker's end. Not out flashes on the big screen? What? TV umpire Illingworth quickly cleans up the mess and out flashes now. The middle-order slump shows no signs of abating. De Silva had driven the ball to the left of the off-side sweeper, Morris hunted the ball down, a bit of yes-no between Asela and de Silva. Morris capitalises on it, throws the ball to the keeper who relays it to Parnell. Gone... 126/6
    40.6 that's more like it. Fires it full and it comes on straight outside off. Tempts the batsman to go after it outside off and Kulasekara does so, that too, without feet. Sticks his bat out a long way across and gets a healthy outside edge that flies to the right of de Kock who snaffles a brilliant low catch as he he gets down to his right 155/7
    44.4 fuller ball, Vandersay was walking right across, playing for the angle, but it comes a tad straighter than he expects it to and he misses contact on the flick. Gets rapped on the pads, looks close and the umpire Jele raises his finger. Could the inward angle perhaps have taken it down leg? Sri Lanka do not have any reviews left. But it looks close, would have perhaps clipped leg and the umpire's call would have remained 170/8
    48.3 wild slog ends the innings. Lakmal throws everything at it and misses it completely as the ball crashes into middle stump. It is full and tails in late. Lakmal misses and Morris hits 181/10
    not out
    17 (lb 5, w 12)
    181 all out (48.3 Overs, RR: 3.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (N Dickwella, 1.1 ov), 2-14 (DS Weerakkody, 3.1 ov), 3-86 (LD Chandimal, 23.6 ov), 4-99 (BKG Mendis, 27.6 ov), 5-102 (WU Tharanga, 29.2 ov), 6-126 (DAS Gunaratne, 34.6 ov), 7-155 (KMDN Kulasekara, 40.6 ov), 8-170 (JDF Vandersay, 44.4 ov), 9-170 (DM de Silva, 45.1 ov), 10-181 (RAS Lakmal, 48.3 ov)
    K Rabada1013513.50405000
    WD Parnell1014834.80396050
    CH Morris9.312923.05402050
    AL Phehlukwayo703104.42294110
    Imran Tahir1002632.60370000
    JP Duminy20703.5070010

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

28 January 2017 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

Conversion Challenge


Consecutive fifty plus scores for Kusal Mendis in ODIs. He now has 8 fifites from 17 innings without a century.