Player of the Match
Player of the Match
163dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Limping Mathews seals first SL win on tour

Sri Lanka earned their first win on the tour and leveled the three-match series by bowling South Africa out for their third-lowest score in a T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
AD Mathews
54(50) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 23 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 3 0 3 16 2 21 9
HG Kuhn
29(20) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 0 12 4 7 4

Best performances - Bowlers

L Ngidi
L Ngidi
O4
M0
R19
W4
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PADLR Sandakan
PADLR Sandakan
O4
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.55, Interval 15.55-16.15, Second Session 16.15-17.45

Match days

22 January 2017 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka win by three wickets. A low-scoring match with a dramatic finish. You have to say there was some poor batting throughout, albeit on a tricky pitch, but Mathews has played a captain's innings. It's a vital win for Sri Lanka on what has been a tough tour.

Sunny: "My heart needs some rest! Wow, Sri Lanka you know how to make a match exciting."

Omkar: "Why would you bring on JJ when parnell had 1 left and Mathews was struggling to move his feet?" Perhaps they were going on the theory that pace off the ball would be harder to hit. Didn't work

So it's 1-1 and we'll have a deciding match in Cape Town on Wednesday. AB de Villiers, who has made a century today, is expected to return so it should be a terrific occasion. We'll be back for that game but, for now, from Gnasher and Alan it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

19.4
6
Smuts to Mathews, SIX runs, and he's done it! What a finish. Mathews battles through the pain, takes a skip down the pitch and launches this straight down the ground. Also takes him to a half-century

1 off 3

19.3
0
Smuts to Mathews, no run, moves to the leg side, hammers a short ball to mid-on...there was a single there but Mathews doesn't risk it
19.2
6
Smuts to Mathews, SIX runs, into the stands! Scores are level. Not issues with this one. Stand and deliver, in pain. Swings through the line of a full ball and deposits it into the crowd at long-on
19.1
0
Smuts to Mathews, no run, dropped! Deep midwicket. And they haven't taken any runs. He go underneath the ball, trying to swing over the leg side. Would have been a fine catch

7 off 6 need. A batsman who can barely move. The tail for company. Smuts to bowl

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 107/7 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.63, RRR: 7.00)

  • Angelo Mathews42 (46b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara0 (1b)
  • Wayne Parnell3-0-16-1
  • JJ Smuts2-0-7-1
18.6
1lb
Parnell to Mathews, 1 leg bye, he can barely move...hobbles a single to keep the strikes as this balloons off the thigh guard as he goes to pull a short-of-a-length ball

What late drama here. No runners allowed, remember. This would be a cruel blow. He has a history of injuries. Or is it cramp? He lost his footing as he tried to dive for the crease. He grabbed at the back of his right leg straight away. He's now back on his feet. But hobbling. He's trying to walk. Not moving well. On the replay, actually appears his ankle twisted as he lost his balance running for the single. He seems good to resume, but he's not moving well. Can he run?

18.5
1lb
Parnell to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, it's all happening! Short of a length from round the wicket, he's through his pull and is taken on the body...it rebounds to the off side. They scamper a single, Mathews dives and as he done his hamstring?

Dream start

15

Bowlers who have taken a wicket off their first ball in T20Is. Sandakan is the first Sri Lankan to achieve this