Result
1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Mar 3 2019
38.5/50 ov, target 232
232/2
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 67 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka231(47 overs)
South Africa232/2(38.5 overs)
end of over 394 runs
SA: 232/2CRR: 5.97 
Faf du Plessis112 (114)
Rassie van der Dussen32 (43)
Lakshan Sandakan9.5-0-56-0
Vishwa Fernando5-0-43-1

That's all from our side from this game. See you soon.

Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Match. "I thought we played really well," he says. "It was a good toss to win. And to chase it down like that, against Sri Lanka's spinners on a slow wicket, I think that was pretty good. Immy didn't give anything away. He is really hard to face for a new batsman. If Quinton is scoring runs, he always puts the bowlers under pressure. It's nice to bat with him, he makes the flow really easy."

Lasith Malinga: I think we lost two wicket at a crucial time. That's why we lagged and ended up on 230. At the moment we have to analyse who is the set batsman and he should finish the game. We needn't do much different, I think.

Time for presentation.

Venu: "Srilanka is one kind of team which perform well during big tournaments. Dont forget they have reached finals many times. Current team might miss senior players but same team can rise up when it matters..upcoming WC could be a turnaround for these guyz"

Hasal Fernando: "SL have the fire power to stop this protea fire, but the worst thing is, the team management and selectors are reluctant to bring them to the international arena and are quite happy to stay with the experienced but tried tested and failed players. That needs to change so badly."

5:03 pm A clinical performance by South Africa see them seal the game with eight wicket and 11.1 overs in hand. Opting to bowl first, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets each to bowl Sri Lanka out for 231. While they lost Reeza Hendricks early in their chase, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis mixed caution with aggression to steer the chase. De Kock fell on 81 but du Plessis stayed till the end - unbeaten on 112 - to saw South Africa home in the company of Rassie van der Dussen.

38.5
1
Sandakan to du Plessis, 1 run
fuller on the stumps, flicks it towards square leg and seals the game

One needed for victory

38.4
1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 1 run
fuller around off, comes forward and drives it towards long-on
38.3
2
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 2 runs
a googly, goes back and cuts it through cover, Malinga chases and puts in the slide to keep it to two
38.2
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run
tossed up outside off, reaches for it and hits it towards mid-off
38.1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run
length around off, comes forward and defends
end of over 3811 runs
SA: 228/2CRR: 6 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 4 from 12ov
Faf du Plessis111 (113)
Rassie van der Dussen29 (39)
Vishwa Fernando5-0-43-1
Lakshan Sandakan9-0-52-0
37.6
4
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs
fuller this time, du Plessis was perhaps looking to go over extra cover initially but adjusts to work it over short midwicket, boundary nonetheless
37.5
4
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs
middled and smacked this time towards the deep midwicket boundary. Was short of length outside off and du Plessis swivels to pull it away
37.4
2
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, 2 runs
fuller outside leg stump, du Plessis backs away and looks to hit through midwicket, doesn't middle it but gets a couple
37.3
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, no run
a slower one on the stumps, backs away and steers it towards point
37.2
1
MVT Fernando to van der Dussen, 1 run
short of length, just outside off, punches it towards sweeper cover
37.1
MVT Fernando to van der Dussen, no run
length ball in the corridor, looks to work on the off side, gets beaten as the ball goes almost parallel to the ground

Around the wicket

end of over 372 runs
SA: 217/2CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 1.15 • Need 15 from 13ov
Faf du Plessis101 (109)
Rassie van der Dussen28 (37)
Lakshan Sandakan9-0-52-0
Vishwa Fernando4-0-32-1
36.6
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run
short of length outside off, keeps low as du Plessis mistimes the cut
36.5
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run
length ball on the stumps, pushes it towards short midwicket
36.4
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run
length around off, goes back and whips it towards extra cover
36.3
1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 1 run
fuller outside off, drives it towards mid-off for a quick single
36.2
1
Sandakan to du Plessis, 1 run
pitched up again, flicked towards deep square leg
36.1
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run
fuller on middle and leg, goes for the flick but misses, the ball hits the pads and dribbles on the leg side
end of over 367 runs
SA: 215/2CRR: 5.97 • RRR: 1.21 • Need 17 from 14ov
Rassie van der Dussen27 (36)
Faf du Plessis100 (104)
Vishwa Fernando4-0-32-1
Lakshan Sandakan8-0-50-0

mudhabir: "Might be too early to say, but I think van der Dussen is a brilliant find for SA. Brings a sense of calmness and sensibility to this SA middle order. Must have player for a team like SA who has a reputation to choke."

35.6
MVT Fernando to van der Dussen, no run
fuller around off, pushes it towards extra cover from the front foot
Best performances - batsmen
F du Plessis
112 runs (114)
15 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
372362211733
Q de Kock
81 runs (72)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
710813206413
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir
O
10
M
1
R
26
W
3
Eco
2.60
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
L Ngidi
O
10
M
0
R
60
W
3
Eco
6.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4104
Season2018/19
Match days03 March 2019 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Anrich Nortje
Oshada Fernando
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Bongani Jele
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Shaun George
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson