Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.2 sharp catch taken behind the wicket! It was angled into Dickwella, who was looking to move away again, but just took the top part of the blade, or perhaps the glove, and moved away to the left of Qeshile, who was already shaping to move to his right. He adjusts quickly, and pouches this. Phehlukwayo pumps his fists, as South Africa remove a man who was taking the game to them in some style 55/2
    4.1 strikes with his very first ball. Gets a ball to just angle back in, and Dhananjaya is caught inside the crease, as he shapes to flick. What a day Dwaine Pretorius is having! 42/1
    5.5 length ball, comes back into him, and he's given leg before. Will they think of reviewing this? Avishka is told that he has taken too much time to make his mind up. Two in the over for Phehlukwayo. Is he swinging this South Africa's way decisively? Strikes Avishka in the crease as it cuts back into him. Poor choice of shot, and no footwork really to go with it 57/3
    6.1 length ball, and he looks to flick this, but it has taken the leading edge and gone straight up...David Miller takes it at short midwicket 61/4
    8.4 top catch this time! It was a short, quick ball from Dala that Perera looked to hammer down the ground. Got the lower part of the bat, but Miller at long on runs around to his left, takes this over his shoulder, and hangs on despite going down to ground, perilliously close to the boundary skirting 79/5
    10.3 shorter ball, and he goes across the line looking to hoick it over midiwcket. It goes to Hendricks, who has hit the stumps at the non-striker's end. What a bit of fielding! Perera is gone! Hendricks wasn't too sure if he had had beaten Perera's attempt at stretching back, but it has just clipped the base of the stumps on time 96/6
    14.2 outside off, and he has gone long, but not long enough! David Miller picks up a catch at the extra cover fence, and it looked like it was heading for six all the way. A slight change up in pace, bowled from the side of the hand, and Udana gave it the proverbial kitchen-sink. It sailed flat and seemed headed for going over the skirting, but Miller would have none of it. Held it and balanced himself beautifully! 137/7
    15.1 across the line, and goes high up in the air, with Hendricks covering good ground in from long on to take the catch. Was a length ball, but just climbed a bit on him as he looked to hoick this across midwicket. Never got any timing on this, and looped it up in the air 137/9
    14.6 gets another one! Four for Phehlukwayo with another change-up, tossed up outside off stump, and Malinga takes the bait to try and go inside out. Goes straight to Morris, who was 15 yards inside the extra cover fence and didn't have to move much to grab on 137/8
    15.4 GOT HIM! South Africa win the series 3-0 with a 45 run win on DLS, as Sipamla hits the top of off stump with a perfect good length ball. Another heave-ho from Lakmal, and he probably only came back into the same city as the bowler, but not any closer than that. Comprehensive win for South Africa again as the two teams shake hands out in the middle 137/10
    not out
    21 (lb 8, nb 1, w 12)
    137 all out (15.4 Overs, RR: 8.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 4.1 ov), 2-55 (Niroshan Dickwella, 5.2 ov), 3-57 (Avishka Fernando, 5.5 ov), 4-61 (Kamindu Mendis, 6.1 ov), 5-79 (Angelo Perera, 8.4 ov), 6-96 (Thisara Perera, 10.3 ov), 7-137 (Isuru Udana, 14.2 ov), 8-137 (Lasith Malinga, 14.6 ov), 9-137 (Akila Dananjaya, 15.1 ov), 10-137 (Suranga Lakmal, 15.4 ov)
    CH Morris302207.3363010
    CJ Dala302929.6694110
    AL Phehlukwayo302448.00112151
    D Pretorius1012112.0022000
    T Shamsi402005.00100040
    L Sipamla1.4022213.2050300

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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