Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | SA: 198/2 | RR: 9.90

  • Dwaine Pretorius77 (42b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy34 (14b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-40-0
  • Isuru Udana4-0-36-0

4.07pm Terrific hand from Dwaine Pretorius to support Reeza Hendricks and his innings of 77 not out anchored this innings from South Africa. JP Duminy with some good runs right at the end too. Sri Lanka will be disappointed with some of the fielding in particular, but will hope that the pitch stays true and that their batsmen find some form today to avoid a 3-0 whitewash. Join us for the chase in just a bit

Pretorius tells Mike Haysman: "Was a surprise to get a hit today. I can learn a lot from JP. The boundary is short on one side. Good wicket, we have to be really smart and bowl really well."

19.6
1
Malinga to Pretorius, 1 run, slower ball, angles across him, and he plays this away towards deep backward square leg

South Africa need a boundary, or three perhaps, to get to 200

Aruna Caldera: "Sri Lankas primary issue is the poor bowling, no match winning bowlers at all. Some time ago they had two, even three; add to that a Jayasuriya (the bold short fellow) who could win a match no matter what other 21 did on the field. Now a days none of those benefits are not available for SL, hence the results. "

19.5
1
Malinga to Duminy, 1 run, fuller ball, and he looks to drive this through covers, but cannot beat short cover
19.4
1
Malinga to Pretorius, 1 run, slower ball, that he picks up as it angles across him, and just drops it towards midwicket

Malinga comes around the wicket

19.3
4
Malinga to Pretorius, FOUR runs, full ball, but ends up being a full toss, and he heaves this away towards midwicket. To the right of backward square leg, and hit firmly enough
19.2
1
Malinga to Duminy, 1 run, fuller, and he makes room to go past point, but can only play it straight to him

Manik: "I cannot believe that SL won both the Tests. Ok, the 1st Test was a fluke. But the 2nd was a trouncing. Victory in under 21/2 days by 8 wickets. Is SL in an alternate world now?!" --- They were magnificent in that second Test. Commentated the first two days and enjoyed every bit!

19.1
1
Malinga to Pretorius, 1 run, fuller ball, 133kph, and he fails to get any timing on an attempted slog through midwicket. Played it on to his pads, as it dropped away towards short third man

South Africa have also gone past 181, the average first-innings score in day T20is played here at the Wanderers

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | SA: 189/2 | RR: 9.94

  • Jean-Paul Duminy32 (12b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius70 (38b)
  • Isuru Udana4-0-36-0
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-31-0
18.6
6
Udana to Duminy, SIX runs, length again, and he has hit this deep into the midwicket fence. 12 off the last two overs has rescued a tidy over up to that point. South Africa are in sight of crossing 200
18.5
6
Udana to Duminy, SIX runs, full ball, outside off, and he has hit this flat through midwicket. FOR SIX! This was an amazing shot, just for how flat and far he hit a perfectly good ball. Perhaps just a touch shorter than he needed to be

Sven: "No one in the game can go for 11 runs in their tally of overs every single game, like Malinga did in the first game. Any critiscm for Malinga is about as warranted as Dickwella's selection."

50 partnership off 24 balls for these two

18.4
1
Udana to Pretorius, 1 run, fuller, angles across him, and he drags an attempted slog down the ground towards midwicket
18.3
0
Udana to Pretorius, no run, short, slower ball, and he looks to force this down the wicket, but can't. Well bowled! Not the length that Pretorius expected
18.2
1
Udana to Duminy, 1 run, full, just outside off, and he looks to run this down past short fine leg, but can only inside edge this on to his feet and then towards short third man. Not picked up clean, but he can't go through for the second

SupunS.: "Worst fielding session in the whole series. Missing all the easy chances to cut the runs"

18.2
1w
Udana to Duminy, 1 wide, short, and he looks to hook this. Called a wide, as it went over his head standing up. Udana not convinced. That had good pace, but just a bit too much elevation

"A decade ago Malinga pace variation was from 145 plus to 125 plus, now it is 130 plus to 110 plus, Results show in the economy rate column," observes Aruna

18.1
1lb
Udana to Pretorius, 1 leg bye, full ball, down the leg side, and he whips this off his feet towards square leg

Udana

END OF OVER:
18 | 17 Runs | SA: 173/2 | RR: 9.61

  • Jean-Paul Duminy19 (9b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius69 (35b)
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-31-0
  • Akila Dananjaya4-0-42-0
17.6
0
Malinga to Duminy, no run, yorker, and this time it goes inside the gap between the bat and the back leg, through to Dickwella. The batsman wants to whip this, but is too late on it

Monasha: "@Dharshankumaar, with you mate, another broken SL fan. And the sad thing is SL cricket board not accepting the truth as it is. Legends like Murali and Mahela keep saying that SL first-class structure needs improvement as it only has the quantity and no quality at all. But even the current SLC president, who got the promotion couple of weeks ago, keep saying that we have the quality. Still, they are not accepting."

17.6
1w
Malinga to Duminy, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, as he looks for the yorker. Length was almost perfect, but the line was poor

30 runs off the last 11 balls

Rasika Pradeep: "Dear Maliii..... One more DHANANJAYA is their in your bowling lineup with only 5 runs... REMEMBER THE NAME..."

17.5
4
Malinga to Duminy, FOUR runs, fuller, and he drives this straight over mid off. Terrific shot, and good awareness of the field around him
17.4
6
Malinga to Duminy, SIX runs, short ball, slower through the air, and he smashes this through midwicket. Swivel-pull, and timed perfectly because he picked this 114kph ball early

Kamal Perera: "For SL, the only player who's doing his job right is Udana. All other batsmen are not scoring and bowlers are giving too many runs even without taking wickets. "

17.3
4
Malinga to Duminy, FOUR runs, seeks the yorker, but too full, and Duminy has whipped this away, wide to the right of fine leg
17.2
0
Malinga to Duminy, no run, yorker, well bowled. Duminy turns down Pretorius, who had run all the way to the other end. Incredibly, he has enough time to recover his ground. Malinga needed to get to that ball quicker, and someone needed to get to the stumps too!
17.1
2
Malinga to Duminy, 2 runs, slower ball, at the stumps, Duminy picks it up and gently pushes it towards long on. Lakmal has to run into his left and pick it up, and fails to pick up cleanly. They go through for the second

Malinga is back on

Apart from Udana, every bowler to have bowled 3 or more overs has gone for close to 10 per over, or more!

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | SA: 156/2 | RR: 9.17

  • Jean-Paul Duminy3 (3b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius69 (35b)
  • Akila Dananjaya4-0-42-0
  • Suranga Lakmal4-0-38-1
16.6
1
Dananjaya to Duminy, 1 run, full toss, and he whips this away towards deep backward square leg
16.5
1
Dananjaya to Pretorius, 1 run, length, and he goes back and forces this towards long off
16.4
6
Dananjaya to Pretorius, SIX runs, full, and he slog-sweeps. That's gone a few rows back again. A shot he loves, and he plays so well!
16.3
1
Dananjaya to Duminy, 1 run, fuller ball, and he whips this away towards deep midwicket

Dharshankumaar: "So many perdicted XI's and choices put forward here. For me current SL team is not competent to beat any team. I believe SL should stop playing cricket. A broken SL fan." --- You guys just won a terrific Test series!

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42N DickwellaDM de Silva
2nd13N DickwellaWIA Fernando
3rd2WIA FernandoPHKD Mendis
4th4AK PereraPHKD Mendis
5th18NLTC PereraAK Perera
6th17NLTC PereraI Udana
7th41I UdanaA Dananjaya
8th0SL MalingaA Dananjaya
9th0RAS LakmalA Dananjaya
10th0RAS LakmalJDF Vandersay