Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.5 poor stroke from Amla, ideal start for the visitors. Short of length delivery outside off, there was width alright, but the extra bounce meant the forceful drive wasn't really on, ended up getting a thick edge that was taken cleanly by Gunaratne at first slip. 3/1
    16.2 edged and superbly taken by Tharanga diving to his left. Pouched it with both hands. De Kock can't convert this fifty into a hundred. Liberally tossed up in the air, only 77.7ks, the ball dips, which means De Kock does not meet the pitch after stepping out. He's nowhere close to the pitch. He ends up wafting and nicking to slip 103/2
    49.2 clubs that high and down to long-on to end a magnificent knock. Length ball, Faf went cross-batted but didn't time it well. Looked a tired shot, not much strength on that, and long-on did superbly to come in a few steps, get underneath the ball and pouch it safely. Sri Lankans applaud as he walks off, what entertainment he's given the crowd. Faf falls three short of equalling Gary Kirsten's record for highest individual score by a South African 361/5
    36.1 Bowls AB through the legs. Pathirana breaks the dangerous stand. AB pre-meditates, shuffling across off stump for a paddle-sweep. Nicely tossed up by Pathirana, drifts in, rather than turning away. AB is bowled through the legs. Just too full. Pathirana hits the top of middle 240/3
    43.3 this time, Duminy has lofted it straight to Mendis coming in from deep cover. This was a touch short, he looked to go over the top behind point but didn't place it as well as he would have liked as he met the ball a lot earlier. Mendis made the catch look a lot easier than it was 287/4
    not out
    36
    20
    33
    4
    1
    180.00
    not out
    1
    1
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    5 (nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    367/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (HM Amla, 1.5 ov), 2-103 (Q de Kock, 16.2 ov), 3-240 (AB de Villiers, 36.1 ov), 4-287 (JP Duminy, 43.3 ov), 5-361 (F du Plessis, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara1007407.40217210
    CBRLS Kumara7073210.421411200
    LD Madushanka1006916.90195121
    DM de Silva301806.0082000
    PADLR Sandakan806207.75114100
    SS Pathirana1005525.50142010
    DAS Gunaratne201608.0032000
  • BATSMEN
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    16.1 Pretorious breaks the rapid opening stand. Dickwella jumps down the track, probably does so early. Pretorious pulls his length back further and tucks 'em up. It gets big on him as he sends a top edge to Behardien at deep square leg. He just held on 139/1
    29.1 huge moment in the match. Is that a game-changer? Tharanga's exhibition is over and it will be very sad if it were to end in a losing cause. Newlands faithful applaud, Tahir runs up to him to shake his hand. The Sri Lankans in the dressing room applaud. What a moment. Coming back, this was short and wide outside off, Tharanga could have had a real go at that one if he liked, but he somehow just held back a touch and ended up steering it straight to backward point. 216/3
    27.2 there's a wicket against the run of play. It's the pace that has resulted in the wicket. Mendis walks across the stumps to pull a short ball aimed at the rib cage, Mendis is too late on the stroke and can only glove it to Quinton de Kock. Needless shot, really. All he needed to do was nudge the ball and give his captain the strike. Got to question the match awareness. Thinnest of edges, ultraedge confirms and South Africa have broken a 64-run stand 203/2
    44.6 Tahir collects two wickets off full-tosses. SL lose three wickets in nine balls. Slider, Sandun pre-meditates, eyes another big reverse. This time he can only skew the ball high in the air. Parnell tracks down the skier running in and sliding on his knees from backward point 317/7
    33.5 reverse swing has done the trick and Sri Lanka are falling apart. Full, straight and tailing in late, Dhananjaya plays all around it and is hit on the full. It was just a half-appeal from Rabada but that was a sign of how plumb it was, perhaps. The umpire didn't take long either. Dhananjaya had the option of reviewing that, but I think he knew too that he was absolutely dead there. The collapse is on. South Africa have wrested the initiative here and are on their way to, I dare say, 4-0. Oh, dear. Replays suggest that would have missed leg. 228/4
    43.4 dug in short and outside off, Asela goes for the pull again. He hits it straight to Amla at midwicket. Chest-high catch for Amla 307/5
    44.1 Trapped in front. Slider, pings the back toe in front of middle. Kulasekara reviews it. No snick. Kulasekara has to go after swinging across the line. He misses the full-toss. Impact in line and hitting middle and leg 308/6
    45.6 One-hander, and De Kock makes it look easy. The ball sticks in the webbing. Pathirana can't believe it and drags himself off the field. Banged in just outside off, he aims to ramp it over the keeper. De Kock leaps and completes a stunner. SL lose four wickets in 15 balls 325/8
    46.4 full and outside off, steps away outside leg, dares to drive in the air, holes out to cover. SL nine down. Glum faces in the SL dressing room. Madushanka toe-ends a catch to Pretorius. SL lose five wickets in 19 balls 325/9
    not out
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    7
    9
    0
    0
    14.28
    48.1 SA go 4-0 up. Parnell lets out an almighty roar, finishing with four wickets. Time for the dab dance in the stands. Slower delivery on the leg stump, Sandakan backs away, slogs early and that's timbaaaaah. The off-bail is tipped off 327/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 7, w 3)
    TOTAL
    327 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 6.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-139 (N Dickwella, 16.1 ov), 2-203 (BKG Mendis, 27.2 ov), 3-216 (WU Tharanga, 29.1 ov), 4-228 (DM de Silva, 33.5 ov), 5-307 (DAS Gunaratne, 43.4 ov), 6-308 (KMDN Kulasekara, 44.1 ov), 7-317 (DS Weerakkody, 44.6 ov), 8-325 (SS Pathirana, 45.6 ov), 9-325 (LD Madushanka, 46.4 ov), 10-327 (PADLR Sandakan, 48.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WD Parnell9.105846.32235210
    D Pretorius805526.87218010
    JP Duminy1012012.0040200
    K Rabada915025.55285110
    Imran Tahir1007627.602311100
    T Shamsi1006006.00304300
    F Behardien10909.0021000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

7 February 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

A run fest

694

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

2013

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

4

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

Solid start

100

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

133*

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

2

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

35

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

12-2

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