result
1st ODI, Dambulla, Jul 29 2018, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
(31/50 ov, target 194)196/5
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 114 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/33
tabraiz-shamsi
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Shamsi, Rabada four-fors take SA 1-0 up

SL packed off for 193 despite counterattacking knocks from Kusal and Thisara Perera, before de Kock and middle order overcome Dananjaya's early strikes

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka193/10(34.3 overs)
South Africa196/5(31 overs)
end of over 3110 runs
SA: 196/5CRR: 6.32 
Jean-Paul Duminy53 (32)
Wiaan Mulder14 (11)
Lakshan Sandakan 8-0-74-1
Suranga Lakmal 6-0-37-1

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Faf du Plessis, the winning captain: Feels much better to be chatting as a winning captain. We spoke of the chasing record. In day games, the first 15 overs, the seamers will always have an opportunity to take wickets. We thought the surface will stay the same whole day. The breeze was a big challenge, but past experience of playing in Hambantota helped. I thought the guys had decent plans with the wind. Test series we didn't play well, new group of players for the ODIs. I also thought we've learnt lessons, had good discussions and putting pressure on their spinners by taking a few risks. Someone like JP and all the batsmen, did very well. Lots of cricket left, we're looking forward to it.

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain: Disappointed, wasn't the best day but we have four more games to bounce back. The way Kusal and Thisara fought back was great. 250 plus would've helped us give a good fight, they bowled and batted well. They've always had a very good bowling line-up, have been a threat wherever they've played. We need to bat better with the new ball. Bowling us out in 34 overs was disappointing, we may have got to 230-240 had we batted through.

Tabraiz Shamsi chats after his four-for. He is the Player of the Match The fast bowlers were exceptional, their hard work made my job easier. The wind was a major factor, you had to see which angles and lines to bowl. It's been good bowling here, this pitch didn't spin much though. But whatever the surface, you have to go out and do the job. Credit to our support staff group

JP Duminy on his half-century and a comprehensive win: "We've been talking of taking positive actions irrespective of situations. There are a few demons that go on when you walk out and think of taking these positive actions. We can take a lot of confidence out of today. We can still learn, he we can adapt to this positive mindset. Rabada was saying it was nice to see some nicks after the Test series, there was something in the wicket. The seamers utilised it well. It was South African lengths we were looking to bowl and nick the guys out. There was something in it for the seamers, spinners got some turn later. This was a nice wicket, had something in it for the bowlers throughout.

Mustafa Moudi: "Just read a comment regarding the Lunch Break during the 2nd innings being unfair and needs to be rectified. Cant see the rules changing anytime soon but a temporary solution for the matter could be sending a Night -Watchman if any wicket falls before the break."

Robert Brown: "A flogging in 31 overs, and spin never brought them undone, took bowlers on and made a mess of them." -- You nailed it, mate. That is exactly what it was today.

4.02pm Sri Lanka may have picked up five wickets, but let it be said here: South Africa have steam-rolled themselves to victory. The noteworthy aspect: the manner in which Faf, Duminy and de Kock - three ODI lynchpins - went about playing spin. The first two threw their wickets away to spin after doing all the hard work, but there was never a doubt about the end result, once the heavy lifting was done by the pair during the course of a 112-run stand.

For the first time on tour, Sri Lanka's spinners were countered superbly, one for which they had no answers to. Sri Lanka would eventually rue their top order meltdown that had them 36 for 5 at one stage. That they still managed to make a fist of this was thanks to a counter-attacking stand between the Pereras - Kusal and Thisara. If today was anything to go by, we should be in for an exciting ODI series.

30.6
4
Sandakan to Duminy, FOUR runs

touch short, punched into the gap at cover to pick two fruits with one stone: gets to his half-century, a sparkling one at that, and hits the winning runs as well. South Africa go 1-0 up

30.5
1
Sandakan to Mulder, 1 run

tucked behind square on the leg side for a quick single

30.4
Sandakan to Mulder, no run

beaten on the cut, this zipped across.

South Africa one hit away from their first win on tour

30.3
4
Sandakan to Mulder, FOUR runs

it's this reverse cut that he beats point for. Initially looked to paddle, but then saw the bowler land this short and readjusted.

30.2
Sandakan to Mulder, no run

driven with the spin to extra cover.

30.1
1
Sandakan to Duminy, 1 run

swept from way outside off, down to deep midwicket

end of over 305 runs
SA: 186/5CRR: 6.20 RRR: 0.40
Wiaan Mulder9 (7)
Jean-Paul Duminy48 (30)
Suranga Lakmal 6-0-37-1
Lakshan Sandakan 7-0-64-1
29.6
Lakmal to Mulder, no run

firm push to mid-off

29.5
Lakmal to Mulder, no run

dabs this gently into the off side.

29.4
4
Lakmal to Mulder, FOUR runs

flicked into the gap at midwicket. Easy pickings, couldn't have asked for an easier delivery to put away

29.3
Lakmal to Mulder, no run

right on top of this length ball as he defends.

29.2
Lakmal to Mulder, no run

turns this back of length delivery into the leg side.

29.1
1
Lakmal to Duminy, 1 run

controlled pull all along the ground towards deep square leg.

end of over 299 runs
SA: 181/5CRR: 6.24 RRR: 0.61
Jean-Paul Duminy47 (29)
Wiaan Mulder5 (2)
Lakshan Sandakan 7-0-64-1
Suranga Lakmal 5-0-32-1
28.6
1
Sandakan to Duminy, 1 run

swept from way outside off towards deep square.

28.5
Sandakan to Duminy, no run

looked to paddle too early, rolls to the off side off the toe end.

28.4
1
Sandakan to Mulder, 1 run

steps out and drives this full toss to long off

28.3
4
Sandakan to Mulder, FOUR runs

picks the googly, drives through cover and mid-off. Delightful

28.2
1
Sandakan to Duminy, 1 run

swept from way outside off to deep midwicket

28.1
2
Sandakan to Duminy, 2 runs

turns this gently into the midewicket region, aggressive running. Should have never been two but Duminy spotted Kumara napping.

end of over 286 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 172/5CRR: 6.14 RRR: 1.00
Jean-Paul Duminy43 (25)
Suranga Lakmal 5-0-32-1
Shehan Jayasuriya 4-0-23-0
27.6
W
Lakmal to Miller, OUT

Yes, this was hitting him on leg but umpire's call prevails, so the decision will stay.This is an excellent yorker from Lakmal, which he looks to clip through behind square. Was hit flush on the boot. The question was of line, because it didn't hit bat anyway. A few anxious moments for Miller, but really it just looked a very optimistic appeal. Surprised at the decision in the first place. In the end, Miller has to go because the on-field call was out. A touch harsh, I thought. Miller can consider himself a touch unlucky because had the original decision been not out, he may have well had the chance to see South Africa home.

David Miller lbw b Lakmal 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

Miller has been given out lbw, I think impact was outside leg.

27.5
Lakmal to Miller, no run

walks across and punches this length delivery back to the bowler.

Best performances - batters
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera SL
81 runs (72)
11 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
92562010425
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy SA
53 runs (32)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Tabraiz Shamsi portrait
T Shamsi SA
O
8.3
M
0
R
33
W
4
ECO
3.88
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W1W
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
8
M
0
R
41
W
4
ECO
5.12
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Sri Lanka
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4025
Match days29 July 2018 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath