1st T20I (N), Cape Town, Mar 19 2019, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(20 ov, target 135)134/8
Match tied (South Africa won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
41 (23)
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 134/8CRR: 6.70 
Imran Tahir1 (1)
Dale Steyn1 (3)
Isuru Udana 3-0-32-0
Lasith Malinga 4-0-11-2

9.30pm What a miraculous game of cricket. South Africa needed 18 to win off their final four overs, but they just found ways to get dismissed. For now, though, some more strategy for both teams to deal with. Who will be the three batsmen, who will be the bowler? South Africa will bat first in the Super Over. Tahir has the ball in his hand, but are South Africa bluffing? They have to bat first anyway. Let's get ready for the Super over

Om Pashupati: "As someone would say - Excellent game. At the end, cricket is the ultimate winner !"

David Cousins: "Nail biting is a compulsive neurotic behaviour that can be triggered by any number of things. Boredom is one. How can people compare this to a world cup semi-final? This is a random fixture with absolutely nothing riding on it, that happens to be a close game."

Mayurdan Gadhav: "Dickwella had missed the stumping chance of faf and now this in last ball! He is the man who give chance to SA."

Nkgenyane : "Does that count as a choke?" -- if they lose, for sure! Momentum with SL now though.

Udana to Tahir, 1 run

It's a Super Over! Dickwella has missed the easiest run-out of his life. Length ball on off, and Dickwella tries to cut, but the ball's been under-edged to Dickwella. Steyn runs from the other end, and Dickwella takes aim at all three stumps, but he misses! This is a tie (for now)

Alright then. South Africa need 1 to tie, 2 to win. Sri Lanka need to concede 0 to win, 1 to tie, 2 to lose. Delay in proceedings. Will Tahir be the hero, or will Udana? Or will we see a super over? As someone loves to say, "All three results are possible".

Long off and extra cover in the deep. Udana runs in to bowl, but then doesn't deliver the ball! Keeping everyone waiting. Cheeky

Venu: "This match reminds my childhood when i was watching the wc semi finals between SA and Australia.."

Udana to Duminy, 1 run, OUT

slower ball, full and wide outside off, and he drags a shot to deep midwicket. Duminy wants the second run, but there's no way he'll be able to make it back. Throw from the deep is flat and straight, and Dickwella affects another run out! Duminy gone

Jean-Paul Duminy run out (Dananjaya/†Dickwella) 9 (33m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Super over anyone? South Africa need 3 off two balls. Bowler-keeper-captain in a conference. This game has sprung into life in the last 10 minutes.

Udana to Steyn, 1 run

length ball on middle, and he muscles a pull to deep midwicket

Azweer: "An Absolute NAIL BITER.....!!!!"

JAI SRIVASTAVA: "If SA fail to score this then it would be the greatest ever choke in cricket history since they needed 18 off 4 overs"

Udana to Steyn, no run

play and a miss! Sri Lanka are now officially ahead. Slower ball, length on middle, and Steyn can't connect with the pull

The fans are super nervous. De Kock's biting his nails too

Pc: "Udana will win the battle "

Udana to Steyn, no run

full outside off, and angling away from Steyn. Tries to muscle this over square leg, but misses. Nerves!

The No. 9 batsman, Steyn, is on strike. Long off comes in, no fine leg

Udana to Duminy, 1 run

slower ball on off, and guided off his hips to deep square leg. Can they take the second run? Nope

Om Pashupati: "More than runs, I think SL are 1 bowler short today. Big Question - Who will bowl the last over ?" -- Looks like Udana. Long on, deep midwicket, deep backward square riding the boundary line. Duminy on strike

end of over 191 run • 1 wicket
SA: 130/7CRR: 6.84 RRR: 5.00
Jean-Paul Duminy7 (5)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-11-2
Dhananjaya de Silva 4-0-28-1

Reckon Duminy told Rabada to go for a wild slog, especially since Duminy would've had the strike even if Rabada was out. South Africa need 5 off the final over

Azweer: "A repeat of WC'99 semis...!!!"

Malinga to Rabada, OUT

Malinga, you beauty! The wily ol' fox has a bag of tricks, doesn't he? Slower ball, full on leg, and Rabada goes for a big slog. He misses, ball hits.

Kagiso Rabada b Malinga 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Superb Malinga over, and spell. Twenty-three balls and only 11 runs from him tonight

Malinga to Rabada, no run

yorker, dipping outside off, and going straight into Dickwella's gloves. South Africa need 5 off 7

AWedage: "Imagine SL had 10 more runs. Just 10"

Malinga to Rabada, no run

full on leg, and he's too quick to defend. Ball hits the bat's top half, and nearly goes all the way to Malinga

Malinga to Rabada, no run

full just outside off, and the ball grips off the surface, before going past his outside edge. Through to the keeper

Malinga to Duminy, 1 run

full on off, and driven with the bat's open face to deep point. Happy to take a single

Malinga to Duminy, no run

slower ball, full on leg, and defended towards the leg side

SA need 6.

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