result
1st ODI, Johannesburg, Mar 3 2019, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(38.5/50 ov)232/2
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 67 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
112* (114)
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• The Report by Varun Shetty

Tahir, du Plessis, de Kock headline dominant win for South Africa

The legspinner's three-for helped bowl Sri Lanka out for 231 before the batting duo made light work of the chase

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Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka231/10(47 overs)
South Africa232/2(38.5 overs)

That's all from our side from this game. See you soon.

Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Match. "I thought we played really well," he says. "It was a good toss to win. And to chase it down like that, against Sri Lanka's spinners on a slow wicket, I think that was pretty good. Immy didn't give anything away. He is really hard to face for a new batsman. If Quinton is scoring runs, he always puts the bowlers under pressure. It's nice to bat with him, he makes the flow really easy."

Lasith Malinga: I think we lost two wicket at a crucial time. That's why we lagged and ended up on 230. At the moment we have to analyse who is the set batsman and he should finish the game. We needn't do much different, I think.

Time for presentation.

Venu: "Srilanka is one kind of team which perform well during big tournaments. Dont forget they have reached finals many times. Current team might miss senior players but same team can rise up when it matters..upcoming WC could be a turnaround for these guyz"

Hasal Fernando: "SL have the fire power to stop this protea fire, but the worst thing is, the team management and selectors are reluctant to bring them to the international arena and are quite happy to stay with the experienced but tried tested and failed players. That needs to change so badly."

5:03 pm A clinical performance by South Africa see them seal the game with eight wicket and 11.1 overs in hand. Opting to bowl first, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets each to bowl Sri Lanka out for 231. While they lost Reeza Hendricks early in their chase, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis mixed caution with aggression to steer the chase. De Kock fell on 81 but du Plessis stayed till the end - unbeaten on 112 - to saw South Africa home in the company of Rassie van der Dussen.

38.5
1
Sandakan to du Plessis, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, flicks it towards square leg and seals the game

One needed for victory

38.4
1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 1 run

fuller around off, comes forward and drives it towards long-on

38.3
2
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 2 runs

a googly, goes back and cuts it through cover, Malinga chases and puts in the slide to keep it to two

38.2
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run

tossed up outside off, reaches for it and hits it towards mid-off

38.1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run

length around off, comes forward and defends

end of over 3811 runs
SA: 228/2CRR: 6.00 RRR: 0.33
Faf du Plessis111 (113)
Rassie van der Dussen29 (39)
Vishwa Fernando 5-0-43-1
Lakshan Sandakan 9-0-52-0
37.6
4
Vishwa Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs

fuller this time, du Plessis was perhaps looking to go over extra cover initially but adjusts to work it over short midwicket, boundary nonetheless

37.5
4
Vishwa Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs

middled and smacked this time towards the deep midwicket boundary. Was short of length outside off and du Plessis swivels to pull it away

37.4
2
Vishwa Fernando to du Plessis, 2 runs

fuller outside leg stump, du Plessis backs away and looks to hit through midwicket, doesn't middle it but gets a couple

37.3
Vishwa Fernando to du Plessis, no run

a slower one on the stumps, backs away and steers it towards point

37.2
1
Vishwa Fernando to van der Dussen, 1 run

short of length, just outside off, punches it towards sweeper cover

37.1
Vishwa Fernando to van der Dussen, no run

length ball in the corridor, looks to work on the off side, gets beaten as the ball goes almost parallel to the ground

Around the wicket

end of over 372 runs
SA: 217/2CRR: 5.86 RRR: 1.15
Faf du Plessis101 (109)
Rassie van der Dussen28 (37)
Lakshan Sandakan 9-0-52-0
Vishwa Fernando 4-0-32-1
36.6
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run

short of length outside off, keeps low as du Plessis mistimes the cut

36.5
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run

length ball on the stumps, pushes it towards short midwicket

36.4
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run

length around off, goes back and whips it towards extra cover

36.3
1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 1 run

fuller outside off, drives it towards mid-off for a quick single

36.2
1
Sandakan to du Plessis, 1 run

pitched up again, flicked towards deep square leg

36.1
Sandakan to du Plessis, no run

fuller on middle and leg, goes for the flick but misses, the ball hits the pads and dribbles on the leg side

end of over 367 runs
SA: 215/2CRR: 5.97 RRR: 1.21
Rassie van der Dussen27 (36)
Faf du Plessis100 (104)
Vishwa Fernando 4-0-32-1
Lakshan Sandakan 8-0-50-0

mudhabir: "Might be too early to say, but I think van der Dussen is a brilliant find for SA. Brings a sense of calmness and sensibility to this SA middle order. Must have player for a team like SA who has a reputation to choke."

35.6
Vishwa Fernando to van der Dussen, no run

fuller around off, pushes it towards extra cover from the front foot

35.5
Vishwa Fernando to van der Dussen, no run

offcutter around off, comes forward to defend, an inside edge on to the pads

35.4
4
Vishwa Fernando to van der Dussen, FOUR runs

short of length outside off, goes back and pulls it towards deep midwicket and gets a boundary. South Africa 17 away from victory now

Best performances - batters
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis SA
112 runs (114)
15 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
1 four
0 six
372362211733
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock SA
81 runs (72)
11 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
4 fours
0 six
710813206413
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir SA
O
10
M
1
R
26
W
3
ECO
2.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Lungi Ngidi portrait
L Ngidi SA
O
10
M
0
R
60
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4104
Match days03 March 2019 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje
Oshada Fernando
Oshada Fernando
Umpires
South Africa Image
Bongani Jele
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Shaun George
Match Referee
West Indies Image
Richie Richardson