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2nd ODI (D/N), Centurion, Mar 6 2019, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(32.2/50 ov, target 252)138
South Africa won by 113 runs
Player Of The Match
94 (70)
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• The Report by Liam Brickhill

Rabada, Ngidi, Nortje save South Africa after batting collapse

Earlier, Quinton de Kock scored a 70-ball 94 but South Africa lost 6 for 31 and were bowled out for 251

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Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
South Africa251/10(45.1 overs)
Sri Lanka138/10(32.2 overs)

That's all we have for you, thanks, as ever, for your company and goodnight!

"I suppose from a perfect game, after the start we had with the bat, we probably wanted 30 or 40 more runs. But the way we responded with the ball and the field is exactly what we want. Sometimes we need our bowlers to get you out of trouble and that's what the three fast bowlers did. Beautiful to see," Faf du Plessis says. "Lungi, you don't look at him and see he bowls 147. But he hits the ball hard and he always picks up wickets in the ifrst five overs and that's a massive weapon. Nortje has a huge tank, to bowl seven overs in a row. Good to see him bowling with pace and control. Good signs. Probably bout a year or two ago, I wanted to transition from a good player to try and become a great player so challenged myself mentally that when I get to 30s and 40s, I want to make big runs. And that mental shift is really the difference. For us the Vision is just to look ahead, doesn't always make sense, Mulder batting at 5 today, no one would have expected, but that's what we want to do. Its good that we're 2-0 up, it gives us that flexibility and to make out of the box moves. Someone like JP has to come back. We have to fix that. If he comes back it might change one or two other things. Obviously Dale will be back for the last two games. Hopefully we can get our top six batters, an allrounder and four bowlers for the World Cup"

Quinton de Kock is Man of the Match"I didn't mean to be [hitting all those boundaries] The wicket played really nicely up front. It's nice to get the team off to a good start like that. Every time we play cricket, we want to play the ball not the name, half-volley's a half volley after all. KG came out there with great intent. It's the fastest he's bowled in a while. Good to see him cranking up those speeds. [On Miller keeping] He seemed pretty excited. We are working on him. We'll make him a better keeper one day"

Presentation time "I think, first 10-15 overs we were not bowling well but after that we hung in there and then we restricted them to 250 which was a really good effort." Lasith Malinga says. "I think they didn't understand, I feel this is not a gift. They have talent. That's why they're playing fo rthe national team. They have to understand that. They have to understand their own value. We have done enough talking. Players have to realise they have to value these opportunity. They don't come around every day. They have to grab it."

UJack: "SL lost its last 5 wickets for 33, while SA lost the last 5 for 31. Top order performance made the difference. All the more reason QdK deserves to be MoM tonight. SL need to focus on their limited over batting urgently!"

ShaileshR: "SA have won by a whopping 113 runs, despite putting only 250 on board." ---- And that single sentence alone is about as emphatic as any high-brow analysis

7.41 pm South Africa were 220 for 4. Then they were 250 all out. That after Quinton de Kock's outrageous 94 off only 70 balls, with practically all those runs made in boundaries. The pitch really didn't look that easy to bat on. And Sri Lanka showed that to be true in the final stages of the first innings

But South Africa's bowlers and fielders were on it from ball one. There were yells of "one brings two" as Faf du Plessis set loose his fast bowlers. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi responded, bowling 150 kph and setting the tone at the very start. The only batsmen that managed to offer any resistance was Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando. Both of them looked more than capable of winning this game but both of them were dimissed by Anrich Nortje, running one of them out and trapping the other lbw. Great game for the newly-capped fast bowler. And at 116 for 5, Imran Tahir came in, took over, and ushered the game to its current conclusion.

Adarsh: "Never thought I would see the words "substitute fielder Dale Steyn"."

32.2
W
Ngidi to Malinga, OUT

backs away and swats the short ball outside off straight to the substitute fielder Dale Steyn at cover point. Yep, Dale Steyn's a substitute fielder. And also, South Africa have won, despite putting up only 250 on the board

Lasith Malinga c sub (DW Steyn) b Ngidi 1 (13m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
32.1
1
Ngidi to Vishwa Fernando, 1 run

full and on off stump, Vishwa, as he did in Durban, somehow gets bat to it and moves off strike. Looks squared up. Doesn't fancy getting in line with the quick delivery. But yet there's the outside edge to the rescue

end of over 322 runs
SL: 137/9CRR: 4.28 RRR: 6.38
Vishwa Fernando1 (5)
Lasith Malinga1 (3)
Imran Tahir 9-1-39-2
Kagiso Rabada 9-1-43-3
31.6
1
Tahir to Vishwa Fernando, 1 run

wraps up with a googly, which Vishwa taps into the covers

Samrat Ahuja: "De Kock has gone to get ready to collect his man of the match trophy!!"

31.5
Tahir to Vishwa Fernando, no run

pushes it through on off stump, Vishwa is able to keep it out

31.4
Tahir to Vishwa Fernando, no run

huge swing over the leg side the moment he sees the ball tossed up, but the legbreak beats him handsomely. Good work from Miller behind the stumps though. Smart take, quick to break the stumps

31.3
Tahir to Vishwa Fernando, no run

full and turning into the right-hander again. He gets forward to block

31.2
1
Tahir to Malinga, 1 run

tossed up outside off, he goes for the big hit, long-off is lurking, but it falls short of him

31.1
Tahir to Malinga, no run

googly - pitching on middle and turning in. The right hander tries to flick but only manages an inside edge

David Miller is keeping. Where's de Kock?!

end of over 31Wicket maiden
SL: 135/9CRR: 4.35 RRR: 6.15
Vishwa Fernando0 (1)
Lasith Malinga0 (1)
Kagiso Rabada 9-1-43-3
Imran Tahir 8-1-37-2
30.6
Rabada to Vishwa Fernando, no run

back of a length on off stump, defends

30.5
W
Rabada to Dananjaya, OUT

taken by midwicket running to his right! It is quick. It is short. It cramps the left-hander and even though he tries to make room, he mistimes the shot, a pull that comes off with the bat still turning in his hands. That means he gets no power behind the ball and South Africa are all set to ride out into the sunset

Akila Dananjaya c Mulder b Rabada 4 (23m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
30.4
Rabada to Dananjaya, no run

clears the front leg against the slower ball - on a length outside off - and pulls to midwicket

30.3
Rabada to Dananjaya, no run

goes for the ramp against a bouncer angled across him. Doesn't connect. De Kock collects it and immediately asks deep third man to come finer

30.2
Rabada to Dananjaya, no run

carves the pitched-up delivery on off stump at 142 kph to mid-off

30.1
Rabada to Dananjaya, no run

fuller delivery on middle, he defends it

end of over 309 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 135/8CRR: 4.50 RRR: 5.85
Lasith Malinga0 (1)
Akila Dananjaya4 (11)
Imran Tahir 8-1-37-2
Kagiso Rabada 8-0-43-2
29.6
Tahir to Malinga, no run

tossed up ball on middle, defends

29.5
W
Tahir to Rajitha, OUT

traps him lbw! Tahir's sprinted all the way to point. Didn't even bother to look at the umpire. His finger's up though. And this is special. This is Tahir's trademark. The quicker delivery. The googly. Pitching on off stump. Cutting back into the batsman - a batsman who thinks this will be a leg break and so he can go back and cut. "Well, boo!" says the ball as it cuts in and strikes low on the back pad in front of the sticks

Kasun Rajitha lbw b Imran Tahir 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
29.4
1
Tahir to Dananjaya, 1 run

full and outside off, he drives to deep point

The batsmen crossed while the catch was being taken so Kasun Rajitha can camp out at the non-strikers'

29.3
W
Tahir to Perera, OUT

gone this time!. Flighted again but it's a googly this time. Perera looks to go over long-off but ends up slicing it towards deep extra cover where Miller settles under it. It's finishing soon

Thisara Perera c Miller b Imran Tahir 23 (37m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100
29.2
6
Tahir to Perera, SIX runs

smashed over midwicket, a huge hit for a six, flighted around off, and Perera gives it his all

29.1
2
Tahir to Perera, 2 runs

fuller around off, drilled past the bowler but a brilliant sliding effort by Hendricks at long-off prevents the boundary

Around the wicket

Best performances - batters
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock SA
94 runs (70)
17 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
28 runs
6 fours
0 six
80111239537
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis SA
57 runs (66)
7 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
2 fours
0 six
1774145316
Best performances - bowlers
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera SL
O
7
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
3.71
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
9
M
1
R
43
W
3
ECO
4.77
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4107
Match days06 March 2019 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson