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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
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pretorius, De Villiers sew up series for South Africa

Sri Lanka unravelled again, losing 10 for 103 and the series in the third ODI in Johannesburg

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka163/10(39.2 overs)
South Africa164/3(32 overs)
end of over 328 runs
SA: 164/3CRR: 5.12  • Need 0 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 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

end of over 303 runs
SA: 151/3CRR: 5.03 • RRR: 0.65 • Need 13 from 20 overs
Jean-Paul Duminy23 (34)
AB de Villiers52 (55)
Lakshan Sandakan6-0-33-0
Sachith Pathirana6-0-30-0
29.6
1
Sandakan to Duminy, 1 run

Duminy goes back and nurdles a single to midwicket

29.5
Sandakan to Duminy, no run

full on middle and leg, played back to him again

29.4
Sandakan to Duminy, no run

slower through the air, think it's the googly, prodded back to the bowler

29.3
Sandakan to Duminy, no run

shorter and outside off, Duminy goes deep in the crease and cuts to point

29.3
1w
Sandakan to Duminy, 1 wide

pushed very wide outside off, spins away further. Left alone. Off-side wide from Sandakan

29.2
1
Sandakan to AB, 1 run

whipped on the back foot behind square on the leg side

29.1
Sandakan to AB, no run

fizzes across off, AB aims a dinky scoop. He does not connect and takes it on the pad outside the line of off

end of over 297 runs
SA: 148/3CRR: 5.10 • RRR: 0.76 • Need 16 from 21 overs
Jean-Paul Duminy22 (30)
AB de Villiers51 (53)
Sachith Pathirana6-0-30-0
Lakshan Sandakan5-0-30-0
28.6
Pathirana to Duminy, no run

down the track and driven with authority but short midwicket throws himself to his right to intercept the ball

Best performances - batsmen
Niroshan Dickwella portrait
N Dickwella
74 runs (80)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
60 runs (61)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
sweep shot
17 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Dwaine Pretorius portrait
D Pretorius
O
7
M
2
R
19
W
3
ECO
2.71
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir
O
9.2
M
2
R
21
W
2
ECO
2.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Dwaine Pretorius
Dwaine Pretorius
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3831
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days4 February 2017 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Lahiru Kumara
Lahiru Kumara
Lahiru Madushanka
Lahiru Madushanka
LIST-A debut
Lahiru Kumara
Lahiru Kumara
Umpires
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Shaun George
Match Referee
West Indies Image
Richie Richardson