Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 7 Runs | SL: 296/8 (89 runs required, RR: 5.92)

  • Asela Gunaratne114 (117b)
  • Suranga Lakmal20 (28b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo7-1-44-0
  • Kagiso Rabada10-0-55-0

9.30pm: Something of an anticlimactic ending at Centurion - but let's given those [Tony Greig voice] "little Sri Lankans" a pat on the back for scrapping through until the end. Asela Gunaratne's hundred may not quite have been the equal of either Quinton de Kock's or Hashim Amla's but it gave a measure of respectability to the final result. I wouldn't be surprised if that ninth-wicket stand was up among the best... but, small SL victories aside, this has been a series of South African dominance. They were set up by a 187-run opening stand here, after SL had asked them to bat, and never looked like slipping up in pursuit of a 14th win in a row at home. They are No. 1 in the world, deposing Australia... and that's where we'll leave them. Thanks for your comments, cheerio!

Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, 1 run, rocks back and pulls a slower ball to the leg-side sweeper - and that's it, South Africa win by 88 runs and complete a 5-0 whitewash that takes them to No. 1 in the ODI rankings

"This is the first 100 by a Sri Lankan batsman batting at No.6," reports Nirosh Fernando "#welldeserved." The plaudits keep coming...

Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, short and swatted, set himself in the crease and powered a pull in front of deep midwicket for one more boundary
Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, no run, full outside off, slower ball and Gunaratne swings at it and misses
Phehlukwayo to Lakmal, 1 run, slightly full outside off and Lakmal pokes it into the covers and lumbers off diligently for one more
Phehlukwayo to Lakmal, no run, slips in the yorker, Lakmal manages to get some bat on it

Here's LankanBeya: "More than 25% of Lakmal's career runs have come in this game...and this is his 58th game. What an innings!!" Another reason to love him

Phehlukwayo to Gunaratne, 1 run, pitched u on the stumps, comes down and drive through mid-on

49 | 2 Runs | SL: 289/8 (96 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 96.00)

  • Suranga Lakmal19 (26b)
  • Asela Gunaratne108 (113b)
  • Kagiso Rabada10-0-55-0
  • Andile Phehlukwayo6-1-37-0

So, Rabada finishes with 10-0-55-0 and we are one over from SL limping through their allocation for the first time in the series...

Rabada to Lakmal, no run, full length, 144kph and homing in on the stumps, Lakmal digs it out

"No access to tv, following CricInfo commentary... How is Gunaratne's celebration like? Maiden 100 at the end of a whitewash - excited/subdued/mixed??" Fairly chuffed with himself, Raj. And why not - how many chances do you get to celebrate an international hundred?

Rabada to Lakmal, no run, banged in short outside off, thinks about playing and then drops the hands
Rabada to Lakmal, no run, pitched up on off stump, Lakmal works it into the leg side
Rabada to Gunaratne, 1 run, full and wide, has to reach for it, squirted out to deep cover
Rabada to Gunaratne, no run, dug in short and zinging through to the keeper

Hot Streak


Consecutive ODI wins for SA. There are only 3 instances of teams winning more games in a row – Aus (21, in 2003), SA (12, in 2005) and Pak 12 (in 2007-08).

Another 350-plus total


Number of 350-plus totals for South Africa in ODIs, the most by any team. India are next with 23

The Centurion


ODI hundreds for Amla in Centurion, in just 12 innings. At no other venue does he have more than two ODI hundreds

Quick De Kock


Runs for Quinton De Kock in ODIs - 3rd quickest for South Africa behind Hashim Amla and Gary Kirsten.

Batting Paradise


Average runs scored by SA in the last 5 ODIs played at this venue. They won 4 of those games with one game washed out.

Deadly Duo


Consecutive 100's for Amla in Centurion His last 3 scores here are 133,124 and 127.His partner De Kock also has scores of 135 and 178 in the last 2 ODIs here.