Result
3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa at Durban, Mar 10 2019
24/24 ov, target 193
121/5
South Africa won by 71 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty (@varunshetty)
Scorecard summary
South Africa331/5(50 overs)
Sri Lanka121/5(24 overs)
end of over 242 runs
SL: 121/5CRR: 5.04 
Isuru Udana0 (9)
Kamindu Mendis8 (13)
Imran Tahir5-0-19-2
Tabraiz Shamsi4-0-29-1

7:09pm And that is all from our coverage! Thanks for joining us and we'll see you soon.

Faf: We wanted to improve and the batting was the one thing [we wanted to improve]. Especially when you have a good start. Today the guys came in and started partnerships. Normally it's difficult to come and score runs in Durban and they made it looks easy. You need to have hitters in the tank and that's one thing we've always been blessed. Today it was pleasing to see the talking we did after the last game was put into action. A really good package performance, I was proud of the guys. The plan is regardless of the results, everything we're thinking about, our big picture thinking, will be implemented in the last two games. We'll have to see what the selection panel gives us tomorrow.

QDK: [Training when you're in this form] Series in general, you just top up to make sure you're in your grove. Doing a lot of practice can be mentally tiring, so I just do top-ups. It's a mental thing. The season before was not my best ever. Came out this season with a strong mindset. Just to convert one of my scores into a decent score was pleasing.

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match.

Malinga: First half when we were bowling, we misfielded a lot. 15-20 runs too much. We got a good start 2 for 75, but after that with the DLS, it's very hard to get that kind of target. We were looking forward to concentrate and play their roles, but with the rain they couldn't do what we expected. Kamindu is a very interesting player in our future. He's a plus point going into the matches. We still want to give opportunity for the players to get confidence and do their job.


Y.V.: "Let us Sri Lankans be proud for the fact that Our team accepted the target. Fernando, Mendis, Thisara tried their best. Lets forget about this match and move on."

Abhijato: "Haha... Tahir clearly wants as many wickets as he can get before he rides off into the glorious sunset. We will miss your idiosyncrasies, Imran!"

Graeme: "The issue with DLS is that there's never going to be a way to accurately predict something that didn't happen because of rain, there's no perfect system"

Tiaan: "Hahah another first review of the last ball with 70 adv."

Rifdhy: "Are you kidding me Tahir? Reviewing after you win the game... bit of funny though"

6:52pm And that is the game. Ending much later than originally expected, and also much tamer than it might have been. A boring, dull end in front of nearly no spectators. BUT, South Africa dominated this game with the bat and had their noses ahead with the ball too. They win the five-match series at 3-0 now. Quiton de Kock finally converting a brisk start. Top innings from him, that 121. South Africa's wobbly middle-order chose caution today. Rassie with a 67-ball 50, Miller with an unbeaten 42 off 46. This was largely due to debutant Kamindu, who gave them nothing with his various styles of bowling. But the allrounders got a good hit in, particularly Phehlukwayo, who finished with an unbeaten 38 off 15 balls. One of the factors that led to DLS pulling this game well out of Sri Lanka's way. Andrew Fidel Fernando's report will tell you that story shortly.

23.6
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run
Oh dear and Tahir sends one upstairs on the review. Googly rips back past the inside edge as he looks to defend this. Lbw appeal turned down as this crashes into the pads. There's no inside edge on it, though Tahir appeals for that as well when QDK takes this....missing leg stump.

Sri Lanka need 72 off 1 ball.

23.5
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run
full on middle stump, dead-batted on the front foot
23.4
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run
googly at a length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
23.3
1
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, 1 run
length at middle, turned into the leg side from deep in the crease
23.2
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, no run
dropped. An inside edge onto pad, bobs past QDK's knee. He had no chance really
23.1
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, no run
length outside off, pushed into the covers on the front foot
23.1
1w
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, 1 wide
short and wide outside off, left alone
end of over 231 runs
SL: 119/5CRR: 5.17 • RRR: 74.00 • Need 74 from 6b
Isuru Udana0 (6)
Kamindu Mendis7 (10)
Tabraiz Shamsi4-0-29-1
Imran Tahir4-0-17-2

Jez: "In the other ODI today, Aus were 80-2 off 16, chasing 359, and look what happened there! I'm a great fan of DLS but clearly Sri Lanka got a rough deal here. A few tweaks are in order, methinks." --- Totally. Can be too simplistic sometimes.

22.6
Shamsi to Udana, no run
googly at middle and leg, defended on the front foot
22.5
Shamsi to Udana, no run
length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
22.4
Shamsi to Udana, no run
length and turning in at leg stump, looks to drive through cover, gets it off the inside edge to short fine
22.3
Shamsi to Udana, no run
googly outside off, driven to extra cover
22.3
1w
Shamsi to Udana, 1 wide
slider at a length down leg side, past the attempted flick
22.2
Shamsi to Udana, no run
googly at a length on leg stump, defended into the leg side
22.1
Shamsi to Udana, no run
googly at a length outside off, looks to flick, beaten on the outside edge
end of over 225 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 118/5CRR: 5.36 • RRR: 37.50 • Need 75 from 12b
Kamindu Mendis7 (10)
Isuru Udana0 (0)
Imran Tahir4-0-17-2
Tabraiz Shamsi3-0-28-1

Naveed : "Given how the Aussies and the Lankans were going neck-and-neck in their chase, Sri Lanka would have won this game had rain not interrupted ;)"

21.6
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, no run
short and ripping in at off stump. Backs away for the cut, ends up chopping it into the pitch
21.5
w
Imran Tahir to NLTC Perera, OUT
finds deep extra cover with the new bat. A great sliding catch from Rassie to his right. This is full outisde off, he looks to club it over the boundary. Ends up slicing it and Rassie gets there with a sprint. Tahir gestures to his family in celebration
NLTC Perera c van der Dussen b Imran Tahir 12 (23m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

And that means he'll need a change of bat.

21.4
2
Imran Tahir to NLTC Perera, 2 runs
low full toss outside off, has a mighty swing at this, but it pings off the toe-end, between long-on and deep midwicket
21.3
1
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, 1 run
full on middle stump, driven to long-on
Best performances - batsmen
Q de Kock
121 runs (108)
16 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
28 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1685232718816
HE van der Dussen
50 runs (67)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
719313458
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir
O
5
M
0
R
19
W
2
Eco
3.80
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
I Udana
O
8
M
0
R
50
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4112
Season2018/19
Match days10 March 2019 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Kamindu Mendis
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson