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3rd T20I (N), Cape Town, January 25, 2017, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(19.5/20 ov, T:170) 170/5

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
68 (51)
Player Of The Series
133 runs
South Africa Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
lbw b Prasanna19141930135.71
st †Chandimal b Sandakan41345440120.58
c Tharanga b Kulasekara63445923143.18
c Sandakan b Gunaratne1450025.00
run out (Mendis/†Chandimal)661100100.00
not out 32151713213.33
not out 331400100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.45, 93 Mins)169/5
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (JJ Smuts, 4.2 ov), 2-107 (Reeza Hendricks, 13.2 ov), 3-117 (David Miller, 14.4 ov), 4-133 (Farhaan Behardien, 16.4 ov), 5-135 (AB de Villiers, 17.1 ov)
17.1 to AB de Villiers, he's gone now! With a juggle. Sri Lanka fighting back. A low full toss outside off, tries to place it square through the off side but just picks out point who doesn't well to palm it in the air and hold it at the second attempt. 135/5
4.2 to JT Smuts, and he's gone...sweeps at a very full delivery, gets struck in front of middle and off. That looked pretty good first up. Much-needed for Sri Lanka. 36/1
13.2 to RR Hendricks, sharp stumping! Nicely bowled, spins across the right hander as he drives and Chandimal has gone for the stumping. He's confident. The foot drags out...Chandimal actually misses the first swipe at the stumps, but still the foot doesn't go back! He's out. That's some slow-motion cricket (and not just on replay). 107/2
14.4 to DA Miller, big wicket! Miller tries to paddle this from outside off, gets a top edge which falls into the lap of deep backward square. 117/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 170 runs from 20 ovs)
c Behardien b Imran Tahir685167101133.33
c Behardien b Parnell20111840181.81
b Imran Tahir55800100.00
st †Mosehle b Imran Tahir1927420070.37
not out 37162633231.25
run out (Paterson)2390066.66
not out 1161320183.33
Extras(b 2, lb 3, w 3)8
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 8.57, 94 Mins)170/5
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Upul Tharanga, 4.1 ov), 2-45 (Dinesh Chandimal, 5.1 ov), 3-116 (Niroshan Dickwella, 15.2 ov), 4-118 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 15.5 ov), 5-142 (Kusal Mendis, 17.3 ov)
4.1 to WU Tharanga, slower ball, Tharanga is duped - and lobs a catch to mid-on! Big yell of delight from Parnell, he's made the breakthrough... The batsman was through his shot early, just flipped it up towards the ring. 36/1
5.1 to LD Chandimal, bowled him, leg stump out of the ground! Chandimal plays around a straight one, Tahir is on the money right away and immediately sets off on a winding, fist-pumping celebratory run. Every time's like the first time. 45/2
15.2 to N Dickwella, flighted, goes for the leg-side heave... and picks out the catcher on the fence! Dickwella falls after an impressive knock but SL are slipping behind the rate here. Wasn't to the pitch and needed a better connection to clear deep midwicket, in the end a comfortable catch for the captain, Behardian, a few yards in. 116/3
15.5 to DM de Silva, tossed up, nice and slow, entices de Silva out of his crease - and he's stranded, Mosehle completes the stumping! This over could be the decisive one, teasingly flighted legbreak and de Silva was reaching for it, reaching for it, couldn't get to it as he aimed down the ground. Gone. 118/4
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (RR Hendricks 20, AB de Villiers 29, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 3
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 35 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 169/5 in 20.0 overs (M Mosehle 32, WD Parnell 3)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 3
  • N Dickwella: 50 off 34 balls (9 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (N Dickwella 34, DM de Silva 15, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 7
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 591
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-11.25, Interval 19.25-19.45, Second Session 19.45-21.10
Match days25 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
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