result
3rd ODI (D/N), Johannesburg, Feb 4 2017, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(32/50 ov)164/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 108 balls remaining)
player of the match
Dwaine Pretorius
South Africa
end of over 328 runs
SA: 164/3CRR: 5.12  • Need 0 runs from 18 overs
AB de Villiers60 (61)
Jean-Paul Duminy28 (40)
Dhananjaya de Silva1-0-8-0
Sachith Pathirana7-0-35-0

9pm That is all we have for you from this game. Andrew Fernando's report should be your next stop. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, goodbye and good night.

8.50pm Time for the presentation

Tharanga: We had a very good start but we did not capitalise. Dickwella batted very well but nobody supported him well. Only 160 was not enough. For that target I felt the bowlers gave 200%; they did a good job. Two more games to go. Our main concern is batting as I said.

De Villiers: I thought the crowd was amazing. We achieved we wanted to and secondly supporting cancer. I am going to be 100% honest, batting was not easy. Two-paced wicket, if they [Sri Lanka] had got 100 or more it would have been tough. I thought the bowlers did a fantastic job. Dwaine had a fantastic game and all the bowlers chipped in. I was not in 100% control with the bat but I am moving well.

That [the bee attack] was a bit annoying. You can't control those things. You just have to re-focus and do the best you can. The chat before today was to win the series. We wanted to make sure we win it today. I think is is important to give some new faces a go come Newlands.

Dwaine Pretorius [not the beekeeper] is the Man of the Match: I am just glad I could contribute to the team. All the bowlers backed me up and it was actually a great day for me. At the Wanderers it is never really flat, always something in for the bowlers. It was my first game for the Proteas at the Wanderers. It's my home, and I look to go from strength to strength. I have been working on the short ball in the off-season.

8.40pm South Africa wrap up the series with this thumping seven-wicket win and are eyeing the No.1 ranking in ODIs. If Australia lose tomorrow, they will not only lose the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy but also the No.1 ranking. This is South Africa's 12th ODI win on the trot at home.

Dickwella showed some promise with a half-century, but Sri Lanka were never really in the game after losing 10 for 103 to be dismissed for 163. AB then led the way in the chase with a smooth half-century, and in the process lifted his average at the Wanderers past 100.

Sunny: "The bowlers have been pretty good this tour for SL. But the batting and fielding (in that order) have let them down badly. Sri Lanka have to change things up starting with Chandimal."

31.6
1
Dhananjaya to AB, 1 run

tossed full outside off, AB presses forward and punches it to long-on. South Africa sew up the series

31.5
1
Dhananjaya to Duminy, 1 run

short and outside off, whipped to deep midwicket on the back foot

31.4
Dhananjaya to Duminy, no run

quick skidder, goes back and plays it back to the bowler

31.3
1
Dhananjaya to AB, 1 run

punched to the covers

31.2
4
Dhananjaya to AB, FOUR runs

darted outside off, short, AB rocks back and swat-pulls away to the right of short midwicket and left of deep square. Make it the fifth four

Avneet: "Just 4 fours, still AB striking at around 100. Thats what differentiates great players like him, kohli and root from others in limited overs format. "

31.1
1
Dhananjaya to Duminy, 1 run

whipped away to deep square leg on the back foot

De Silva comes on

end of over 315 runs
SA: 156/3CRR: 5.03 • RRR: 0.42 • Need 8 runs from 19 overs
Jean-Paul Duminy26 (37)
AB de Villiers54 (58)
Sachith Pathirana7-0-35-0
Lakshan Sandakan6-0-33-0
30.6
1
Pathirana to Duminy, 1 run

flighted outside off, Duminy uses his feet and drives to the right of mid-off

Jacques: "30 over mark, so if SA double from here, 300 is on.... Oh, ya, shucks!"

30.5
1
Pathirana to AB, 1 run

short and spins away outside off, AB flat-bats a cut to sweeper cover

30.4
Pathirana to AB, no run

full and just a shade outside off, presses forward and drives it to short extra cover

30.3
1
Pathirana to Duminy, 1 run

knocked off the pads to square leg

30.2
1
Pathirana to AB, 1 run

full and drifts in on off, opens the face and drives serenely to deep cover

30.1
1
Pathirana to Duminy, 1 run

dabbed just wide of slip