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2nd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), September 04, 2021, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
(47/47 ov) 283/6
(36.4/41 ov, T:265) 197

South Africa won by 67 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
121 (135)
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And that's all from us over here. Hope you enjoyed the game. See you on Tuesday for the series decider! Have a good day, and take care.

11.28pm Time for the presentation.

Janneman Malan is the Player of the Match. He says, "Always good to get a good score in such conditions. Wanted to play with a straighter bat. It's always an honour to play for the country. Want to give my best every time. Hopefully that is enough."

Losing captain Dasun Shanaka: "We started well, but Reeza-Jaaneman partnership took the game away from us. Our fielding wasn't up to the standard. Bowling was a concern too. Total was chaseable though, and rain interruption cost a bit. I think death bowling has improved."

Winning captain Keshav Maharaj: "I think the boys showed energy, set the tone, had good motivation. Fair play to the coach to play three spinners today. We wanted to capitalise and we did."

Sean Daniel: "I don't think SL should be too worried with this loss. There was still some respite from Charith And Chamika. Just need 2 batsmen from the top to fire. I'm sure Avishka will come in good for the 3rd Odi and we might see Chandimal coming in for Bhanuka for obvious reasons."

11.21pm So that's 1-1 in the series, and South Africa get 10 Super League points too. Stand-in captain Keshav Maharaj asks Tabraiz Shamsi to lead the winning team off the field. But as important as Shamsi's five was Janneman Malan's 121. That set the base for South Africa to post an imposing total over here on a deck that had a fair amount of turn all day.

It was a stop-start day with rain delaying toss, and then another break midway through the second innings too. Also worth mentioning is Reeza Hendricks' 54-ball 51 and Heinrich Klaasen's 27-ball 43. That gave South Africa the momentum at the break. After that came Kagiso Rabada's red-hot new-ball spell that picked off two early wickets. Charith Asalanka entertained again by hitting 77 in 69 balls but he did not get much support from the other batters. With the required run-rate rising and Sri Lanka needing to attack, Shamsi then feasted on the middle and lower-middle order. It sets the series up for a mouth-watering finale on Tuesday. Hopefully Kagiso Rabada and Janneman Malan - both off the field for significant periods in the second innings - will be ready and fit by then.

Shamsi to Dananjaya, OUT

in the air and taken at long off! Markram dives across to take the catch and Shamsi takes a career-best 5 for 49! This was overpitched on off, and he tried to muscle a shot over the bowler. Toe-ended eventually, and Markram commits to the catch by taking a tumble on his followthrough. Shamsi looks up at the sky after the dismissal and South Africa win by 67 runs (DLS method)

Akila Dananjaya c Markram b Shamsi 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 75
Shamsi to Dananjaya, 2 runs

full outside off and turning away. Lofts it inside out over cover. Fielder in the deep at extra cover runs around to intercept

CHRIS: "the wicketkeeper was asking maharaj in afrikans to be bowling the moment the batsman lifted his head in afrikaans."

Shamsi to P Jayawickrama, 1 run

full just outside off. Defended off the front foot to cover point for a single

Here's the No. 11 - no better opportunity for Shamsi to get a five-wicket haul

Shamsi to Chameera, OUT

beautifully done! Length ball just outside off stump. He skips down the ground and tries to tonk it over long on. But the ball turns in, goes past the inside edge, and crashes into off stump. Sharp bowling to get some turn with the wet ball

Dushmantha Chameera b Shamsi 11 (23b 0x4 0x6 37m) SR: 47.82
end of over 364 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 194/8CRR: 5.38 RRR: 14.20 • Need 71 runs from 30b
Akila Dananjaya1 (2b)
Dushmantha Chameera11 (22b)
Keshav Maharaj 8-0-32-1
Andile Phehlukwayo 5-0-28-0
Maharaj to Dananjaya, no run

good length just outside off. Angling across. Tries to cut but misses

Maharaj to Chameera, 1 run

full outside off stump. Drags a slog sweep to cow corner for just one

Maharaj to Dananjaya, 1 run

full on middle. Muscled past Maharaj's left to long on for one

Maharaj to C Karunaratne, OUT

dragged onto the stumps!Yorker length, wide outside off. He walks across again to drive through cover. Inside edge, onto middle stump. Maharaj brings out the fist pump

Chamika Karunaratne b Maharaj 36 (23b 1x4 2x6 40m) SR: 156.52
Maharaj to C Karunaratne, no run

full, and very wide. Karunaratne walks across, exposing leg stump, but offers no shot. And that's why the umpire says it's not a wide even thought it was beyond the tram lines

Maharaj to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

full and wide outside off. Smacked over cover, and they comfortably get two since the throw from the deep is not strong enough

end of over 356 runs
SL: 190/7CRR: 5.42 RRR: 12.50 • Need 75 runs from 36b
Chamika Karunaratne34 (20b 1x4 2x6)
Dushmantha Chameera10 (21b)
Andile Phehlukwayo 5-0-28-0
Keshav Maharaj 7-0-28-0

And with that, it's back to Sreshth.

Phehlukwayo to C Karunaratne, 1 run

slower ball in the corridor, punched to extra-cover, who's on the edge of the circle

Phehlukwayo to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

down the track to the length ball outside off, and that's a lovely hit, but only for two. Slapped firmly to the right of deep point

Phehlukwayo to Chameera, 1 run

full on off stump, clipped with the angle to deep backward square leg

Phehlukwayo to C Karunaratne, 1 run

slower short ball outside off, flat-batted on the bounce to long-on

80 from 40.

Phehlukwayo to Chameera, 1 run

length ball outside off, looks to push into the covers and gets a thick inside edge towards short fine leg

Phehlukwayo to Chameera, no run

slower ball in the corridor, straightens past the edge as Chameera looks to guide it down to third man


end of over 344 runs
SL: 184/7CRR: 5.41 RRR: 11.57 • Need 81 runs from 42b
Dushmantha Chameera8 (18b)
Chamika Karunaratne30 (17b 1x4 2x6)
Keshav Maharaj 7-0-28-0
Tabraiz Shamsi 7-0-46-3
Maharaj to Chameera, 1 run

tossed up outside off, and it's dropped! Mulder on the midwicket boundary, running to his right. Simple chance after Chameera slog-sweeps, and he spills it after getting both hands to it

Maharaj to Chameera, no run

fired in flat on middle and leg, clipped watchfully into the leg side

Maharaj to Chameera, no run

down the track, and Maharaj gets it to drift in and straighten to beat the flick and hit front pad. Shades of Maharaj to Smith at the WACA all those years ago, but Kumar Dharmasena doesn't give it out. Umpire's call on leg stump, according to Hawkeye

Maharaj to C Karunaratne, 1 run

again, goes short and wide and asks Karunaratne to slap it to the sweeper. Does just that and goes off strike

Prithvi: "I have sent this comment during Ind vs SL series as well. Karunaratne is definitely wasted as a tailender and needs to come before Hasaranga/Shanaka."

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