Sri LankaVsSouth AfricaMatch 35-ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019- summary

Date:Jun 28, 2019Venue:Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
RSA
206/1 (37.2 Ovs)
SL
203 (49.3 Ovs)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Man of the match: Dwaine Pretorius
Last Wicket: Quinton de Kock (W) b Lasith Malinga 15 (16) - 31/1 in 4.5 Over

COMMENTARY

Right then, that's all from this one-sided contest. Apart from the time when the honeybees attacked the ground, there was not a single moment when the South African team was down. Now, we shift our focus to the double-header on Saturday. In the first match, Pakistan will be facing Afghanistan in Leeds at 1030 local (0930 GMT) and in the next one at 1330 local (1230 GMT), the Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand and Australia will lock horns at Lord's. We look forward to your company. Cheers!!
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis says it was a good game and they did justice to the talent they possess. Credits Pretorius for his performance. Admits they did not start well but the nature of the wicket made them feel that they should bowl straighter lines and be on top of the stumps. Mentions that it feels bitter sweet as this win has come too late. Adds that they did the basics right with the bat and one big partnership made things look so easy. Admits they have not been able to do that consistently. Shares that the loss against Bangladesh was something that hit them hard and tells they took the hangover of that game into the next one.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne admits they were outdone in all departments especially in batting. Says they played slowly in the middle and could not rotate the strike and that made them try for big shots. Tells that they failed to do that and hence they could get just 200. Reckons the pitch was slow and credits South Africa for the way they bowled. States South Africa fielded well and hence they could not get the singles and had to go for the big shots. Feels they need to learn how to build pressure and how to induce mistakes from the opponents. Wants to win the two remaining games and work hard in all the three departments.
Dwaine Pretorius is the Man of the Match. Says that he is happy that his team got over the line and he contributed. Tells that he just tried to work as hard as possible and is happy to have played well. Mentions that hitting the top of off was a very good option and he is delighted that he could execute it. Further says that it's a vital win for them as it shows what they are about as a team but is sad that it came too late.
Early on, it was a clinical performance by South Africa in the field and that set the tone. They bundled out Sri Lanka for just 203 courtesy some impressive bowling by the likes of Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada. The Islanders failed to turn up in this crucial game for them and this loss has put them in a precarious situation in the points table.
Easy-peasy! The run chase was as good as a walk in the park for the Proteas. They were after a minuscule target and chased it down without breaking a sweat. Losing Quinton de Kock early didn't put them off much as after that the pair of Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis constructed an unbeaten partnership of 175 runs to see South Africa through. Just their second win of this edition and coincidentally the first one was also a 9-wicket win (vs Afghanistan).
37.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! That is the end. Faf du Plessis finishes it with a boundary. Thisara bowls it on the pads, Faf flicks it fine down the leg side. The keeper dives to his left but to no avail. The ball goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 9 WICKETS AND 76 BALLS TO SPARE.
37.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On off, Amla flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
Thisara Perera to bowl now which might be the last over of the game.
36.6
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but gets beaten.
36.5
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Length ball on off, Amla milks it to sweeper cover for a single.
36.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla nudges it to cover.
36.3
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on off, Hashim strokes it to cover.
36.2
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, On off, Amla flicks it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 200 comes up. South Africa just 4 runs away from a comprehensive victory.
36.1
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Good length ball on off, Amla steers it past point and gets a couple.
35.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
35.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Slower yorker on off, du Plessis blocks it.
35.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis drives it to cover.
35.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Full, almost a yorker on off. Du Plessis hits it through mid off and gets a boundary. Now just 8 needed and Faf is also just 8 away from his century.
35.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Yorker on middle, du Plessis does well to hit it towards mid on.
35.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla glances it towards mid-wicket for a single.
34.6
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Full on middle, du Plessis smashes it through mid on for a boundary. He's eyeing a century here.
34.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
34.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla hops and tucks it towards mid-wicket for one more.
34.3
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball outside off, Amla cuts it to the fielder at point.
34.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Slower ball. It is full on off, du Plessis flicks it to square leg and gets a single.
34.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis punches it to cover.
Isuru Udana is back into the attack.
33.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full on off, Faf strokes it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike.
33.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! 150-run stand comes up between the two. Full toss on the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards square leg and fetches a boundary. Just 20 runs needed now.
33.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on middle, Faf pushes it to mid on.
33.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
33.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker on off, Hashim jams it out.
33.1
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full toss on the pads, du Plessis turns it behind square leg for a single.
Lasith Malinga is back! 8-1-35-1 so far.
32.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on middle, Faf sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 26 runs needed now.
32.5
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Short and wide, du Plessis picks it early and cuts it like cutting a piece of butter through point for a boundary.
32.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Flighted on middle, Amla nudges it to long on and rotates the strike.
32.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Faf nudges it to long off for one.
32.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on middle and leg, Faf milks it down to long on for one.
Drinks Break! Just 35 more needed with plenty of balls remaining. Sri Lanka are just going through the motions with nothing happening for them. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have batted with a lot of control and authority, and it looks certain that they will get their second win of this World Cup. Another 9-wicket win? Let's find out...
31.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball around off, Amla strokes it to point.
31.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Length ball on off, du Plessis punches it to cover. The fielder there misfields allowing the batsmen to take a single.
31.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf punches it to cover.
31.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Around off, Amla guides it down to third man and gets a single.
31.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on off, Amla pushes it to cover.
31.1
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Fuller on off, du Plessis strokes it towards mid off and gets one.
30.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, NOT OUT! Amla survives. The pitching looked to be the cause of a concern and it is indeed pitching outside leg, however marginally. Tossed up ball landing around leg, Amla looks to sweep but misses. The Sri Lankan players put in an appeal and the umpire, after giving a thought, raises his finger. Amla has a chat with his skipper and then takes it upstairs hesitantly. Ultra Edge shows that there was no bat involved. Amla sees that and starts walking but he returns all in smiles as the Ball Tracker shows the ball was pitching outside leg by centimeters.
DRS time! Hashim Amla has been adjudged lbw while attempting a sweep shot. Has that pitched outside leg? Is there any bat? The third umpire is having a look and Hashim Amla is already seen walking off the field. He's called back. A bit embarrassing for Hashim, who looks down, smiles and then returns. More than half of the ball landed outside leg. Matter of centimeters, to be honest.
30.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Tossed up on the pads, Amla flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
30.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
30.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on off, du Plessis punches it wide of cover for one.
30.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Floated on middle and leg, du Plessis strokes it wide of long on and gets a couple.
30.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side and it has rightly been wided.
30.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 3 runs, Floated on the pads, Amla paddles it fine down the leg side and gets three.
29.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, This time Amla punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike.
29.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Around off, Faf punches it towards cover for one.
29.4
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla guides it down to third man for a single.
29.3
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, du Plessis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
29.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Du Plessis looks to tap this ball towards third man but it goes to the right of keeper.
29.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on the pads, Amla flicks it towards square leg for a single.
Thisara Perera is back.
28.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Loopy ball on off, Amla milks it to long off and keeps the strike.
28.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on off, Amla blocks it.
28.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on middle, du Plessis sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
28.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on off, du Plessis pushes it to cover.
28.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Wrong side of the tramline on the off side. Faf leaves it alone and it has been wided.
28.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Short around off, cut away by Amla for a single.
28.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on off, Faf punches it to sweeper cover and gets a single. 150 comes up for South Africa. 54 more needed.
Jeevan Mendis is back on!
27.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller and outside off, driven straight to covers.
27.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tickles it off his pads to fine leg and runs the first run hard. Wants the second but it's not available.
27.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Du Plessis has decided to press on the accelerator. Short delivery on off, Faf picks the length early and dismisses it to deep square leg via a pull shot.
27.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, SIX, SIX! That was six the moment he hit it. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it over the long off fence for an 88m biggie.
27.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it to third man and gets a single.
27.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, FIFTY FOR DU PLESSIS. Back to back fifties for the South African skipper. Full ball on the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets to his 35th ODI fifty with a run.
Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
26.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, This time gets it past the fielder at mid-wicket for a single.
26.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the pads again and du Plessis once again finds mid-wicket with his flick.
26.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, no run, On middle, Faf flicks it to mid-wicket.
26.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, wide, 2 runs, WIDE! Darts one down the leg side. Kusal Perera looks to take it but it lobs off his glove and goes behind. Mendis runs after the ball from first slip and stops it at short fine leg. They take a run too.
26.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Flatter around off, Amla cuts but to the man at point.
26.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Loopy on off, du Plessis flicks it to square leg for a single.
26.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Shorter outside off, Amla punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
25.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good shot but cannot get it past the fielder. Full on middle, Faf flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
25.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on middle, du Plessis pushes it to mid on.
25.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Yorker on off and middle, du Plessis looks to flick but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards short fine leg.
25.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
25.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on middle, Faf strokes it to mid on.
25.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball, Amla pulls it to deep square leg and gets a single to bring the 100-run stand.
24.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Hashim flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. The partnership now moves to 99.
24.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, On middle, Amla defends it back to the bowler.
24.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Flighted on off, Amla defends it classically off the front foot.
24.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Off spinner around off, du Plessis punches it towards cover and rotates the strike.
24.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On middle, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for another run.
24.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on off, du Plessis turns it to mid-wicket for a single.
Dhananjaya de Silva is back into the attack.
23.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, A low full toss on leg and middle, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket. Another maiden from Malinga, his 100th in ODIs.
23.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker! It is on middle and leg, Amla does well to get his bat down in time.
23.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to drive but gets beaten.
23.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Short ball on off, Amla pulls it but to the man at square leg.
23.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on the pads, Amla flicks it but finds short fine leg.
23.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Low full toss on off, Amla drives it straight to cover.
22.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Length ball on middle, Amla flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike. Just 78 needed now.
22.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Follows it with a single to mid-wicket.
22.4
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Cross-seam delivery around off, du Plessis looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge which goes past first slip and to the third man fence for a boundary.
22.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball outside off, du Plessis looks to cut but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to the keeper on the bounce.
22.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Faf punches it to cover.
22.1
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla turns it towards mid-wicket for one.
21.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off and full. Faf drives it straight to mid off.
21.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Full on middle and leg, Amla flicks it to square leg for a single.
21.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker on middle, Amla does well to defend it back.
21.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Full on off, Amla drives it straight to mid off.
21.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Very full almost a yorker. It is on the pads, Faf turns it to fine leg and gets a single without any fuss.
21.1
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.
Lasith Malinga is back! 5-0-30-1 so far.
20.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Back of a length ball around off, Hashim looks to punch but the bat turns in his hands and he mistimes his shot.
20.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Hashim looks to flick but misses.
20.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Good length ball around off, du Plessis plays it to point and gets a single.
20.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
20.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Stands tall and punches it wide of cover for one.
20.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Cross-seam delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to cut but misses.
20.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf punches it to mid on.
19.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on off, du Plessis milks it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike.
19.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Once again Jeevan bowls it on the pads, Amla turns it behind square on the leg side for another single.
19.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, On the pads, Faf flicks it to the leg side for a single.
19.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Tossed up on off, Faf comes down the track and hits over extra cover for a couple.
19.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Floated on the stumps, Faf defends it off the front foot.
19.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, FIFTY FOR AMLA! His 39th in ODIs. Amla has looked very good today. He gets to his fifty with an easy single towards cover. Hashim will now look to stay unbeaten and finish this game by himself and also score a century.
18.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Amla taps this to third man and moves to 49.
18.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, A good powerful cut but there is a man at deep point so just a single.
18.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla guides it down to third man and rotates the strike.
18.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Around off, du Plessis taps it down to third man and gets another run.
18.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls a slower one way outside off. Faf leaves it alone and it has been wided.
18.2
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Outside off on a length, Amla cuts it to deep point for a single. 100 comes up with that single. 104 more needed off 190 balls.
18.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full around off, du Plessis plays it uppishly towards long on and gets a single.
Isuru Udana is into the attack for the first time. Sri Lanka in need of wickets. Can he get the breakthrough?
17.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Flights it on off, du Plessis drags his sweep to deep mid-wicket and takes another easy single. Keeps the strike with this one.
17.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Slower through the air on middle and leg, Amla looks to defend but this one spins away from him. It hits him on his glove and goes towards third man. They take one.
17.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, On off, Amla drives it to cover.
17.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up on off, du Plessis strokes it to long off for a run.
17.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Shorter on off, Amla punches it towards cover-point for one.
17.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Flighted on middle, Amla tucks it to mid-wicket.
16.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Slower around off, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over covers for a couple.
16.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard! Short on off, du Plessis rocks onto his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it with a straight bat.
16.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, Faf drives it towards cover.
16.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
16.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Length ball on off, Faf punches it wide of cover for one.
16.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, wide, 5 runs, FIVE WIDES! Lakmal misses his line and bowls it well down the leg side. Du Plessis looks to flick but misses. Perera dives to his left but misses. The ball goes behind to the fine leg fence. Wide also signalled.
DRINKS! South Africa are going on smoothly at the moment. 123 more needed off 204 balls now. Amla and du Plessis are going along nicely here. The duo has looked untroubled so far and would look to stay unbeaten and see this chase off. Sri Lanka need wickets here and that too in a heap. Their hopes of survival are fading away with every run this pair is making.
15.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on the stumps, Amla blocks it to the bowler.
15.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Darted on the pads, Amla looks to sweep but gets hit in the pads.
15.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, On the pads, Hashim flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
15.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up and on off, Faf strokes it through covers and gets a single. 50 comes up with that between the two.
15.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Floated on middle, Amla sweeps it to the left of short fine leg. The fielder there dives to that side but cannot stop it. One taken.
15.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Looped up on the pads, Amla turns it to short fine leg.
14.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of length ball on off, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike.
14.5
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot! Length ball on off, Amla just gently taps it through point. All timing and not much of power. Thisara runs to his right and puts a dive but in vain.
14.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Bouncer! It is on the body, du Plessis pulls it but not off the middle towards mid-wicket for one.
14.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
14.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Outside off, Faf looks to drive but misses.
14.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it to the left of point. Dhananjaya there dives to his left and looks to stop but does not stop it cleanly. They take a single.
13.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the stumps, defended calmly by du Plessis.
13.5
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
13.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Floated on the stumps, Faf defends it with authority.
13.3
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Floated on middle, Amla strokes it towards mid on for one.
13.3
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Sprays it down the leg side, Amla looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
13.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Loopy delivery on off, du Plessis strokes it towards sweeper cover and gets one.
13.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on off, Faf defends it back towards the bowler.
Jeevan Mendis is into the attack.
12.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Direct hit and it would have been close. Full on off, du Plessis strokes it towards mid off and calls for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
12.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length ball on off, Faf astutely blocks it.
12.4
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla glances it to the on side and gets a single.
12.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Once again lofts it over covers but there is a sweeper cover there so just one.
12.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Effortless and risk-less. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over extra cover. This time the ball does not stop and goes to the fence.
12.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf defends it off the front foot with a straight bat.
11.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Hashim defends it off the front foot. 142 runs needed off 228 balls now.
11.5
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, On the stumps, Amla defends it off the front foot.
11.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Outside off, du Plessis plays it towards cover and gets one.
11.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Once again lofts it over mid off but with less power and gets a single.
11.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, How has that not gone to the boundary? Full on off, Amla smokes it over mid off. He stands there admiring his shot. The ball though bounces well before the ropes at long off and stops. Amla sees it and runs. He gets two. Hardly you see this happening in modern cricket.
11.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla strokes it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.
10.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Outside off on a length, Amla punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike with a single.
10.5
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to cut but it comes off the toe end of his bat. The fielder at sweeper cover runs to his left and does well to stop the ball with a dive. Two taken.
10.4
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fourth stump line from Lakmal. Left alone by Amla.
10.3
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla drives it towards mid off and initially calls for a single. He then backtracks and sends Faf back. The fielder has a shy but misses. Even if he had hit, du Plessis was well in.
10.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball coming in with the angle, Amla taps it towards backward point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
10.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Fuller on the pads, Amla flicks it on the on side and gets a couple.
Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! First sign of aggression from Faf. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it through cover-point for a boundary. 11 runs off the over. Sri Lanka in desperate need of wickets here. South Africa are 53/1 at the end of Powerplay 1. Sri Lanka were 67/2 at this stage.
9.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off, du Plessis defends it towards point.
9.4
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Sensibly follows it up with a single down to third man.
9.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Cut and cut hard. Good length ball outside off, Amla likes the width on offer and cuts it past point for a boundary.
9.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, no movement on this one. Amla leaves it alone.
9.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Nice punch! Good length ball on off, Amla stands tall and punches wide of cover and gets a couple. First runs off Thisara's over.
8.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off stump, Faf defends it with a straight bat to get through the over safely.
8.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Good fielding. Outside off, du Plessis taps it fine towards third man. Lakmal runs to his left and stops the ball from going to the fence with a brilliant dive. Saves two for his side.
8.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full outside off, du Plessis taps it wide of point. Amla was looking for a run but Faf sends him back as the fielder at point dives to his left and stops the ball.
8.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it towards backward point and gets a run as the fielder from third man cleans it up.
8.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, Hashim leaves it alone.
8.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Malinga misses his line with the short ball down the leg side. Amla leaves it alone and it has been wided.
8.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Full on the pads, Amla flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple.
7.6
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis drives it straight. Thisara gets his hand to the ball. It deflects and goes on to hit the stumps at the non striker's end. No casualty though as Amla's bat is inside the crease. Maiden!
7.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length is the same here. It is once again on off, Faf plays it to point.
7.3
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length ball around off, du Plessis punches it to the left of mid off.
7.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball around off, du Plessis taps it to backward point.
7.1
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Begins with a length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
Just a solitary over for Suranga Lakmal and now Thisara Perera is into the attack.
6.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Around off, Amla calmly defends it towards point. Just 2 off the over. 168 runs more needed in 258 balls.
6.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Swing and a miss. Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to drive but gets beaten.
6.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Slower yorker outside off, Amla gets his bat down in time and taps it towards point.
6.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Outside off on a length, du Plessis taps it down towards backward point and gets a single.
6.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets off the strike.
6.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball on top of off, Amla pushes it to mid on.
5.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Faf is off the mark after 6 balls. Good length ball on middle, du Plessis tucks it through mid-wicket and gets a brace.
5.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off, Faf strokes it to mid on as the ball turns in his hand.
5.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, Faf drives it to mid off.
5.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Well fielded. They need the fielders to support the bowlers here and Avishka has just done that. Length ball on off, du Plessis looks to drive it past cover. Avishka there stretches to his left and stops a certain boundary.
5.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller now on off and middle, Faf looks to defend but the ball goes towards cover from the outer half of his bat.
5.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, leg byes, 1 run, Lakmal hits the deck hard first up. It is on the body. Amla looks to flick but the ball rolls of his thigh pad to the on side and they take a run. Leg bye signalled.
Suranga Lakmal is into the attack.
4.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis starts his innings with a push towards cover.
Faf du Plessis walks out to bat next.
4.5
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, out, OUT! Bowled! Typical Malinga. This is a vicious yorker on leg. De Kock looks to play the on drive but gets beaten. The ball flicks the leg pole. De Kock is standing shell-shocked. He does not know how it happened but he has just been beaten by a Slinga Malinga yorker. South Africa lose their first and Sri Lanka get an early wicket they wanted.
4.4
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, no run, Length ball around off, de Kock pulls it but to mid-wicket.
4.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 3 runs, On off, Amla plays it across the line and flicks it past mid on. Udana gives it a chase and cleans it before the ropes. The batsmen take three.
4.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Length delivery close to off, Amla defends it towards point.
4.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to cut but the bat turns in his hand.
3.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Follows it up with a calm front foot defense. 8 off the over.
3.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Wonderfully played. Off spinner pitching just outside off and spinning away. De Kock waits for it and then plays a late cut past the first slip fielder for a boundary.
3.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Short around off, de Kock looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
3.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Driven gorgeously! Floated on off, de Kock gets his front foot close to the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary.
3.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Tossed up on middle, de Kock pushes it to mid off.
3.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated on middle, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
2.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Corrects his line and bowls it outside off, Hashim shoulders arms to it.
2.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot but such a poor ball from Malinga. Full on middle and leg, Amla shuffles across and plays a delicious flick through mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder from square leg gives it a chase but had no chance.
2.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, On the fourth stump line, Amla leaves it alone.
2.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! It is on the wrong side of the tramline. Amla still goes after it but misses. Wide signalled by the umpire.
2.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, Amla looks to play it on the off side but misses.
2.2
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Very full outside off, de Kock guides it towards third man for a single.
2.1
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Shot! De Kock scores his first one of the game. Full on middle and off, de Kock strides out his front foot and plays a beautiful off drive through mid off for a boundary.
1.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on middle, Amla looks to flick but ends up getting a leading edge which goes to the bowler on a bounce. Just a run off de Silva's first over.
1.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Quinton nudges it towards long off and gets to the other.
1.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, On the pads again, de Kock looks to flick but does so close to the stumps. No run taken.
1.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, On the pads, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
1.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated on off, Quinton strokes it to the man at point.
1.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Starts with a flighted ball on off, de Kock defends it off the front foot.
Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. He picked up three wickets against England and will look to do well here.
0.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Better ball to end the over. Good length ball outside off, Amla goes chasing after it but misses. Good start for South Africa. 9 off the first.
0.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Now on the leg side. Not the start Malinga would have wanted. He bowls it on the pads, Amla flicks this through mid-wicket to score the second boundary on the trot.
0.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Beautiful! That was all timing from the Mighty Hash. Fuller on off, Amla gets on his front foot and drives it exquisitely through covers for a boundary. Hashim is up and running.
0.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller and closer to the off pole this time. Amla gets bat on ball and defends it towards mid off.
0.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off now. No movement on this one. Amla starts his innings with a solid leave.
0.1
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, The chase is off the mark. Good length ball pitching around off. It comes in a bit. De Kock taps it down to third man and gets off the mark with a single.
We are back for the chase. The Sri Lankan players are out in the middle taking their respective positions in the field. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock walk out to open the innings for South Africa. The experienced Lasith Malinga to operate with the first new ball. He picked up 4 wickets against England. Sri Lanka need something similar from him once again. Two slips are in place.

MATCH DETAILS

206 in 37.2 overs (5.51 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by South Africa

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS), S Ravi (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

RSA
206/1 (37.2 Ovs)
SL
203 (49.3 Ovs)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Man of the match: Dwaine Pretorius
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
c Faf du Plessis b Kagiso Rabada
01000
Kusal Perera (W)
b Dwaine Pretorius
30344088.24
Avishka Fernando
c Faf du Plessis b Dwaine Pretorius
302940103.45
Kusal Mendis
c Chris Morris b Dwaine Pretorius
23512045.1
Angelo Mathews
b Chris Morris
11291037.93
Dhananjaya de Silva
b JP Duminy
24412058.54
Jeevan Mendis
c Dwaine Pretorius b Chris Morris
18461139.13
Thisara Perera
c Kagiso Rabada b Andile Phehlukwayo
21250084
Isuru Udana
c & b Kagiso Rabada
17321053.13
Suranga Lakmal
not out
570071.43
Lasith Malinga
c Faf du Plessis b Chris Morris
4210200
Total203 in49.3 overs(4.10 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 4lb3, w13, nb0, p)20

Fall of wickets

1-0(Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.1),2-67(Avishka Fernando, 9.5),3-72(Kusal Perera, 11.3),4-100(Angelo Mathews, 21.5),5-111(Kusal Mendis, 27.1),6-135(Dhananjaya de Silva, 36.1),7-163(Jeevan Mendis, 39.5),8-184(Thisara Perera, 45.3),9-197(Isuru Udana, 48.3),10-203(Lasith Malinga, 49.3),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Kagiso Rabada1023620nb, 2w
Chris Morris9.304630nb, 3w
Dwaine Pretorius1022530nb, 1w
Andile Phehlukwayo803810nb, 2w
Imran Tahir1003600nb, 0w
JP Duminy201510nb, 1w
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Quinton de Kock (W)
b Lasith Malinga
15163093.75
Hashim Amla
not out
801055076.19
Faf du Plessis (C)
not out
9610310193.2
Total206 in37.2 overs(5.51 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 0lb1, w14, nb0, p)15

Fall of wickets

1-31(Quinton de Kock, 4.5),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Lasith Malinga1014710nb, 2w
Dhananjaya de Silva401800nb, 1w
Suranga Lakmal604700nb, 1w
Thisara Perera5.212800nb, 0w
Jeevan Mendis703600nb, 3w
Isuru Udana502900nb, 2w

MATCH DETAILS

206 in37.2 overs(5.51 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by South Africa

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS),S Ravi (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

HIndi
RSA
206/1 (37.2 Ovs)
SL
203 (49.3 Ovs)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Man of the match: Dwaine Pretorius
Last Wicket: Quinton de Kock (W) b Lasith Malinga 15 (16) - 31/1 in 4.5 Over

COMMENTARY

End of over

SL203 (49.3 Ovs)

Right then, it's a below-par total on the board and South Africa will fancy chasing it down easily. Having said that, the pitch appears to be on the slower side and the Proteas will have to be careful, mainly against the spinners. Their batting has struggled in this edition but 203 doesn't look too difficult. Let's see how they fare in the run chase.
Sri Lanka's innings was marred by some poor shot selection. They were in need of partnerships but their batsmen failed to tough it out in the middle. Many wickets were thrown away by playing reckless shots and they will be quite disappointed with this batting show in such a crunch game.
Dwaine Pretorius says that they had to be disciplined and he is happy to contribute for the team. Mentions that all the bowlers backed each other and did not let Sri Lanka build a partnership. Feels the wicket is on the slower side and they had to play basic cricket. States that they were not looking to do anything fancy and just concentrated on bowling on top of off. Reckons playing good cricketing shots and running hard will be the key on this track if they want to chase the target.
Excellent bowling performance by South Africa! They picked up a wicket on the very first ball of this match to remove the Sri Lankan skipper and from thereon were always in control. Yes, there was a quick partnership between Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando that followed after the first wicket but it didn't last for long and post that, we witnessed regular fall of wickets. The Proteas maintained relentless pressure throughout and rarely served bad deliveries. Every bowler contributed to the cause and Dwaine Pretorius, in particular, impressed the most in his first outing in this World Cup. Here is what he has to say in a quick interview...
49.3
Chris Morris to Lasith Malinga, out, OUT! Sri Lanka are all out for 203! Morris serves a length ball in the line of the stumps, Malinga hops back and attempts to loft it inside-out over extra cover. Fails to get the connection right and Faf du Plessis makes no mistake this time inside the ring. He just moves back a bit to complete the catch.
49.2
Chris Morris to Lasith Malinga, FOUR, FOUR! 200 up for Sri Lanka! Morris delivers it a bit short and around off, Malinga gives himself some room and whacks it through point.
49.1
Chris Morris to Suranga Lakmal, 1 run, Fullish and on off, Lakmal swings it through mid-wicket and takes a single.
48.6
Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal, 1 run, Lakmal forces the last delivery to mid off and scampers across for a brisk single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Sri Lanka want to add as many runs as possible to their minuscule total.
Mid on drops back. Third man comes up.
48.5
Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal, no run, Swing and a miss! Shortish and outside off, Suranga throws his bat at it but fails to connect.
48.4
Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal, no run, PUT DOWN! Straight in and straight out. Shortish and on middle, Lakmal moves back and pulls it uppishly to mid on. Faf du Plessis drops a regulation catch.
Lasith Malinga is the last man in.
48.3
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, out, OUT! Caught and bowled. Sri Lanka are now nine down! Rabada hurls in a short ball around off, Udana tries to be brave with his pull shot but fails to get it anywhere close to the middle of his bat. It loops up straight in the air off the top edge and Rabada accepts it gleefully in his followthrough.
48.2
Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal, 1 run, Again the length is on the shorter side, around off, Lakmal gets back inside the crease and pulls it down the ground without much timing for a run.
48.1
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Shortish and on off, Isuru stays leg side of this one and slaps it through the line. The mid off fielder stops it to his left and the batsmen cross.
47.6
Chris Morris to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Sliding down the leg side, Udana tickles it fine down the leg side and retains strike with a run.
What happened there? The ground is invaded by bees. All the players are taking cover by going down flat on the ground. All seems to be fine now. After a slight hold up, the action resumes...
47.5
Chris Morris to Suranga Lakmal, 1 run, On middle and leg, Lakmal flicks it behind square leg for a run.
47.4
Chris Morris to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Very full on off, Isuru squeezes it out towards mid off for a run.
47.3
Chris Morris to Isuru Udana, no run, Play and a miss! Full and around leg, following the batsman down, Udana tries to heave it over the leg side but once again is beaten by the slowness of the delivery.
47.2
Chris Morris to Isuru Udana, no run, Just short of Amla at backward point. A bit short and on off, Udana tries to punch it through the line but it takes the outer half and lobs towards the fielder. Amla goes down low but it falls just short of him.
47.1
Chris Morris to Isuru Udana, no run, Well bowled! A slower delivery, full and outside off at 123 kph, Udana winds up for a big shot but swings his willow early. Ends up missing the ball completely.
Chris Morris is back into the attack. 8-0-38-2 so far.
46.6
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Rabada bangs in a short ball around middle, Isuru fends it off towards the vacant short leg region for a sharp run.
46.5
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, no run, Slower one deceives the batsman. Shortish and on middle, Udana swings and misses. It travels over the sticks.
46.4
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, no run, Shortish and outside off, cut off the back foot by Isuru but it went straight to point.
46.3
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, 2 runs, Just clears a leaping mid off fielder! A length ball in the line of the stumps, Udana moves back to make room and then lofts it over Rassie van der Dussen inside the ring. He tries his best to catch it over his head but the ball goes over him. The batsmen take a couple of runs.
46.2
Kagiso Rabada to Isuru Udana, no run, Top nut! Back of a length delivery outside off, holding its line, Isuru pushes inside the line and misses.
46.1
Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal, 1 run, Good length ball on off, some extra bounce, Lakmal gets surprised and somehow keeps it out towards mid-wicket off the inside edge. Udana calls him for a quick run.
Kagiso Rabada is back to bowl at the death.
45.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, FOUR, FOUR! That's a top shot! The length is fuller outside off and Udana drives it through the gap between mid off and extra cover for a boundary, first in Powerplay 3.
45.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
45.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Fullish and on off, Isuru draws forward and drives it back to the bowler.
The new batsman in is Suranga Lakmal.
45.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, out, OUT! It's a clean catch. Rabada has made a tough catch look very easy! Phehlukwayo digs in a short ball around off and Perera powers his pull shot across the line. But he fails to get enough meat behind his shot and Rabada runs in from deep square leg to catch it by diving forward. This is a big blow to Sri Lanka's hope of getting near 210-215.
Kagiso Rabada has taken a low catch in the deep. He gets up and looks confident. Two umpires get together and then refer it upstairs. Soft signal is out.
45.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Udana drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
45.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Perera nudges it through square leg for a run.
44.6
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Quicker one around leg, punched from the back foot towards mid-wicket for a run. Tahir bowls out, no wicket for him but he kept one end tidy.
44.5
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Loopy and on off, this time Isuru eases it in the gap at covers for one.
44.4
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
44.3
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Shortish and outside off, Isuru gets back to cut but fails to connect.
44.2
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Nicely flighted and very full on off, Udana gets a bit forward and digs it out.
44.1
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Too full in length on off, Perera whips it down to long on for a run.
43.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and forces it down towards mid off for a run. 5 from the over!
43.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, no run, A slower one around leg, skidding off the surface, Perera tries hitting across the line but it doesn't bounce much and strikes him on the thigh pad.
43.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Surprises the batsman with a short ball on middle, Udana plays a mistimed pull shot towards mid-wicket for one.
43.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Drives a full ball through the line but finds the cover fielder.
43.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, 2 runs, A length ball angling into the batsman, Udana flicks it off the inner half to deep backward square leg. Good running between the wickets as they take two runs.
43.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Shortish and on off, Perera punches it off his back foot towards extra cover for a run.
42.6
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 11 runs in the 3 overs of Powerplay 3.
42.5
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Loopy and on off, it's driven through mid off for a single.
42.4
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, no run, Skidding back in around off, Perera goes hard at it but finds mid-wicket.
42.3
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, no run, Quicker one on off, Perera defends it from within the crease.
42.2
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 2 runs, Catch it is the shout but it lands safely. Short and on off, Thisara moves back and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball falls in no man's land and they take a couple of runs.
42.1
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, no run, Flighted and on off, pushed off the front foot to point.
41.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Some movement off the deck there with extra bounce. A length ball landing on off and cutting back in, Isuru stays back and keeps it out from the upper half of his bat.
41.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, wide, 1 run, Wide! Wayward delivery, way down the leg side, Udana turns and lets it through.
41.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Slower one, on a length and outside off, Isuru tries to tap and run but ends up pushing it straight to point.
41.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Back of a length ball on middle, Thisara punches it down towards mid on for one.
41.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Short and wide outside off, Udana slams it behind point and takes one.
41.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Isuru Udana, no run, Around off, Udana has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
41.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Shortish ball on middle, Thisara easily works it in the gap at mid-wicket and takes a run.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack as well.
40.6
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Flatter through the air, too full and on middle, Isuru tries to defend but it takes the inside edge and rolls to square leg.
40.5
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Strides forward to a full ball and works it with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a run.
40.4
Imran Tahir to Thisara Perera, 2 runs, Turning down the leg side, Thisara helps it through square leg for a couple of runs.
40.3
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, 1 run, Nicely flighted, full and around off, Isuru pushes it with the spin towards cover-point for a run.
40.2
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Udana has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
40.1
Imran Tahir to Isuru Udana, no run, Flighted and too full in length on middle, Udana jams it out to covers.
Imran Tahir to inaugurate Powerplay 3. 7-0-26-0, his figures so far.
Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
39.6
Chris Morris to Thisara Perera, no run, Bumper! Morris digs it in and Perera sits underneath it.
Isuru Udana is the new batsman in.
39.5
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, out, OUT! Morris persists with bowling short and eventually manages to bounce out Jeevan. It's a nicely directed half-tracker, Mendis takes the challenge to pull it again but fails to middle his shot. It flies off the top edge and Pretorius runs across to his right from fine leg to complete the catch. Another partnership is broken in the 20s.
39.4
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
39.4
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, wide, 1 run, Morris digs in a bouncer on middle, Jeevan ducks and allows it through. Wide called for height!
39.3
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, 2 runs, Good stop in the deep by Rabada. Mendis picks a short delivery from around off and pulls it over mid-wicket. Rabada in the deep makes a diving stop and the batsmen take two.
39.2
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Angling away from the batsman, on a length, Mendis taps it down from the back foot to point.
39.1
Chris Morris to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Shortish and on off, Perera sits back inside the crease and pulls it over mid-wicket for a run.
38.6
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, 3 runs, On the pads, Thisara flicks it fine of Tahir at short fine leg. The ball does not have the legs to go to the fence. The boundaries are big here so Tahir gets to the ball and in the meanwhile the batsmen come back for the third.
38.5
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, no run, Floated on the stumps, Thisara blocks it.
38.5
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, wide, 5 runs, FIVE WIDES! Duminy sprays one down the leg side, Thisara looks to flick it but misses. The ball beats de Kock and goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
38.4
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, Premeditates the sweep shot but at the end sees the ball is outside off so he strokes it towards deep point for one.
38.3
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! 150 comes up for Sri Lanka. Duminy tosses it up on off, Mendis uses his feet and comes down the track. He sees the mid on is up so he goes over him and fetches himself a boundary.
38.2
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Slider on middle, Thisara looks to play it on the off side but the ball goes towards square leg off the inside edge. The batsmen run a single.
38.1
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, no run, Short on off, Thisara punches it to point.
37.6
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, no run, A near yorker on middle, Mendis digs it out at the last minute. 9 from the over.
37.5
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, SIX, SIX! This one comes out of nowhere. Shortish delivery around off, Jeevan moves inside the line and powers it over square leg. The connection is nice and hard and it goes over the fence for a biggie.
37.4
Chris Morris to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Direct hit would have consumed Thisara Perera. A length delivery around middle and off, Perera stays back and bunts it down to mid on. He attempts for a sharp single but would have gone for all money had Faf du Plessis found the stumps with his shy at the bowler's end. Thisara survives.
37.3
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, Uppish but wide of point! Short in length and outside off, Mendis cracks it off his back foot past the diving point fielder for a run.
37.2
Chris Morris to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Tries to pull the shorter delivery but mistimes it to mid on.
37.1
Chris Morris to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Shortish and around leg, Perera glances it off his hips to backward square leg for a run.
Chris Morris is back into the attack.
36.6
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Floated and full on off, blocked off the front foot. 1 run and 1 wicket and JP will be happy with his first over.
36.5
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Smartly bowled. An arm ball on off, skidding back in and rushing the southpaw, Jeevan picks it very late and somehow keeps it out safely off the inside edge. Luckily, it hit him on the pads and didn't go onto the stumps.
36.4
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Full and on off, driven back to the bowler who made the stop to his right.
36.3
JP Duminy to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
36.2
JP Duminy to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Tossed up ball around off, Perera drives it through mid off for a run.
Thisara Perera arrives. He's known for his big hitting but don't think Sri Lanka really want that at this stage. They need someone to put in a stand and take it deep before launching in the last few overs.
36.1
JP Duminy to Dhananjaya de Silva, out, OUT! Duminy strikes first ball! He is all smiles. A very substandard shot selection from Dhananjaya and he is on his bike. A flighted delivery landing full around leg, de Silva tries to be too fancy here. Attempts for the reverse sweep but fails to get anything behind it. It goes right through him and rattles the stumps.
JP Duminy is back on. He bowls useful off-spin deliveries.
35.6
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Mendis stands back and taps it down to point. Another maiden for Kagiso!
35.5
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, A bouncer again, this time it's around off, Mendis sways away from the line of attack at the last moment.
35.4
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Rabada switches to 'round the wicket and delivers it short and wide outside off, Mendis sticks back and leaves it.
35.3
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Lands it on a length around off, Mendis keeps his weight on the back leg and defends it on the off side. That bouncer has put a seed of doubt in his mind. Now watch out for his footwork.
35.2
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Bouncer! Well-directed. Mendis ducks at the last moment.
35.1
Kagiso Rabada to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Good length delivery outside off, angling away from the left-hander, Mendis stays back and offers no shot.
34.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, On and around off, a length delivery, Dhananjaya defends it from the crease. 7 from the over, a good one for a change for Sri Lanka.
34.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, A short delivery which has been pulled away behind square leg and the fine leg fielder cuts it off. They pick up a single.
34.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Mendis defends it from within the crease.
34.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Shortish again, wide outside off, de Silva chops it down to third man for a run.
34.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR, FOUR! Plenty of width on offer outside off, Dhananjaya rocks on the back foot and slaps it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.
34.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, Short and on middle, Mendis pulls it down to fine leg for a run.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back for another spell. His job will be to maintain the same intensity from this end.
33.6
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Lands it close to off stump, no width there, de Silva is forced to defend again. A maiden from Rabada.
33.5
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Hurls in a length ball, de Silva chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
33.4
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length ball on top of off, de Silva blocks from the crease.
33.3
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Dhananjaya has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
33.2
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it down to mid off.
33.1
Kagiso Rabada to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Right on the button. A length ball close to off stump, de Silva gets half-forward and defends it towards point.
Kagiso Rabada is back! 6-0-29-1, his figures so far.
32.6
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Tossed up on off, Jeevan drives it to the man at cover.
32.5
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, On the stumps, Jeevan defends it off the front foot.
32.4
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Short on off, Mendis cuts it but finds point.
32.3
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Floated on off, Mendis defends it off the front foot off the outer half of his bat.
32.2
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Flighted on off, Jeevan nudges it to the right of Tahir. He dives there and stops the ball.
32.1
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Flighted around off, de Silva sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
Drinks break. South Africa are all over Sri Lanka like a rash. They have not allowed any partnership to develop after the second wicket stand and have done an exemplary job in keeping Sri Lanka under check. Wickets have also gone down at regular intervals and the Lankan batsmen have been quite poor with their shot selection and execution. 5 wickets left and 18 overs to go. Can Sri Lanka bat out the whole overs and put up a score around 220-225?
31.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Outside off and on a length, Jeevan shoulders arms to it.
31.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Once again it is on a length, Dhananjaya punches it towards mid on for one.
31.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Length ball on the stumps, Dhananjaya defends it back to the bowler.
31.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 runs, Full on the pads, de Silva flicks it towards deep square leg and gets a couple.
31.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, leg byes, 1 run, On the pads, Jeevan looks to flick but the ball rolls off his thigh pad towards square leg and they take a leg bye.
31.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Good length ball outside off, Jeevan leaves it alone.
30.6
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR, FOUR! First boundary after the 22nd over! Full and outside off, de Silva strides forward and drives it with the spin through covers for a cracking boundary.
30.5
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, Full and on off, driven down through mid off for one.
30.4
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Mendis has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.3
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
30.2
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, A bit uppish but safely down to long off. Full and flighted on off, turning away, de Silva tries working it on the leg side but gets a leading edge. It flies over mid off for a run.
30.1
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 runs, Full toss on middle, drilled back past the bowler for a couple of runs down the ground.
29.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Outside off, left alone, the monotonous action continues. Just one from the over.
29.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Third leave in a row from Mendis, he is just trying to see through this over.
29.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Another delivery in the region outside off, Jeevan makes a watchful leave.
29.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, A length ball outside off, angling away from the batsman, Mendis shoulders arms.
29.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Nice and full in the line of the stumps, Mendis defends it closely to his body. Very compact.
29.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Back of a length delivery outside off, de Silva eases it down to third man and picks up a single.
28.6
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Flighted and around leg, Mendis blocks it on the leg side.
28.5
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Loopy and full on off, gently pushed through covers for a run.
28.4
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Dhananjaya played that off the front foot and into the ground.
28.3
Imran Tahir to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run, Very full in length on middle, Jeevan brings his bat down and digs it out a bit uppishly. It goes safely down to long on for a run.
28.2
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Fullish and on middle, knocked down through mid on for a run.
28.1
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, De Silva has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
27.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Some extra bounce around leg, Jeevan tries working it around but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. A wicket maiden for Pretorius, he continues to impress everyone.
27.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, On and around off, defended from the back foot by Jeevan.
27.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
27.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Beaten on the drive! Full and outside off, angling away again, Mendis tries to drive it through covers but misses.
27.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Jeevan Mendis, no run, Good length delivery angling across the batsman, Mendis watches the line closely before making a leave.
Jeevan Mendis is the next batsman in. A slip in place for him.
27.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, out, OUT! Caught! Third wicket for Pretorius. Mendis too cannot convert his start and the same problem continues for Sri Lanka. Pretorius bowls it on a back of a length outside off, Mendis looks to punch but does so uppishly. It goes to the left of cover-point. Morris, stationed there, dives in front to his left and takes a very good catch just above the ground on the practice pitch. Maybe the tall frame of Morris helped him there. Sri Lanka in deep trouble here. With every passing wicket, their hopes of staying alive in this tournament are diminishing.
26.6
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Too full in length on middle, Mendis strokes it to long on for a run. 5 from the over!
26.5
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Drags his length short and bowls it wide outside off, Mendis moves back and cuts it through point for a couple.
26.4
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, Eases a full ball down through mid on for another single.
26.3
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Quicker one, on middle, Mendis gets back and helps it through the gap on the leg side for a run.
26.2
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Tossed up ball on off, a bit short, Mendis initially looks to come down the track but then adjusts at the last moment to cut it towards point.
26.1
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
25.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Strides forward to a full ball and drives it with soft hands towards mid off. Maiden over!
25.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Fuller length ball on middle, Dhananjaya gets forward and across before pushing it out to mid on.
25.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Good length delivery on off, de Silva defends it from the back foot.
25.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Shortish and on off, Dhananjaya goes on his toes and taps it down to covers.
25.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
25.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, A good-looking off drive by Dhananjaya but he finds the fielder inside the ring.
Dwaine Pretorius is back into the attack. 6-0-21-2 so far.
24.6
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Once again Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket. Dot ball to end the over.
24.5
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Tickles it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket.
24.4
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Flatter and around off, Kusal should have been forward there but is beaten in flight. He hangs back and defends it at the last moment.
24.3
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, De Silva has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
24.2
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Slower through the air, full and outside off, Mendis lunges and pushes it with the spin to cover-point for a run.
24.1
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, A leg spinner, landing on middle, Mendis works it from the crease to square leg.
23.6
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, A touch short in length and around off, Dhananjaya defends it from the crease to end another tidy over.
23.5
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, A back foot punch this time but straight to the cover fielder.
23.4
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Hurls a length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya shoulders arms.
23.3
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
23.2
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Back of a length ball on off, blocked from the back foot.
23.1
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 runs, Sliding down the leg side, worked to deep square leg for a couple.
22.6
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, 1 run, A googly on middle and leg, Dhananjaya flicks it with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a run.
22.5
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back to the bowler.
22.4
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Nicely floated one, full and on off, de Silva defends it back off his front foot.
22.3
Imran Tahir to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
22.2
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
22.1
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Tossed up ball on off, defended from the crease to the off side.
21.6
Chris Morris to Dhananjaya de Silva, no run, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 4 runs and a wicket, Morris has done his job for this spell.
Dhananjaya de Silva is the new man in. He had a good start against England but could not convert it. His team needs him to not just get a start but to convert it into a big one today.
21.5
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, out, OUT! Mathews drags it down! Another blow to Sri Lanka as their most experienced player falls. Not a delivery to be proud of, really. Morris has bowled a half-tracker outside off, Mathews has to reach out for it as he tries to pull after coming down the track a bit but he gets a fat inside edge onto the stumps. South Africa rejoice and yet another partnership which was blossoming is cut short.
21.4
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length and on off, Angelo flicks it towards square leg and finds the fielder.
21.3
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Shortish and on middle, Mathews tries to work it on the leg side but fails to close the face of the bat in time. Ends up pushing it back.
21.2
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Mathews has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
21.1
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot, 100 up! Mathews knows that mid on is up inside the circle, so he decides to take a chance. Runs down the track to a length ball around off and he pumps it over the infield for a boundary, his first of the day. A good start to the over for Sri Lanka.
20.6
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Tossed up ball outside off, Mendis takes his front leg forward and then makes a leave. Four good balls to end the over from Tahir.
20.5
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
20.4
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Too full and on middle, defended on the leg side.
20.3
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, no run, Better this time from the leggie. Floated and full outside off, a hint of away spin, Mendis gets forward to cover the line and shoulders arms.
20.2
Imran Tahir to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Imran Tahir has not found his length and line yet. Tries a googly but the length is on the shorter side, Mendis goes deep inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
20.1
Imran Tahir to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Loose delivery first up and Tahir gets away with it. A full toss on off, Mathews heaves it down to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Time for some dose of spin! Imran Tahir has been inserted into the attack. A slip in place for him.
19.6
Chris Morris to Kusal Mendis, no run, Too full in length and on off, Mendis is on the front foot as he pushes it to mid on. 'No-no' is the shout.
19.5
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, A length ball on off, Mathews flicks it gently through square leg and rotates the strike.
19.4
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length ball on off, Mathews stays back and defends it on the leg side. The mid-wicket fielder moves across to his left to pick up the ball.
19.3
Chris Morris to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, This time Kusal Mendis succeeds in doing what he tried on the previous delivery. He gets bat on ball and guides it down to third man for a run.
19.2
Chris Morris to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish and on off, some extra bounce, Mendis tries to run it down but it takes his gloves and rolls in front of wide first slip.
19.1
Chris Morris to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Nicely played! Good length delivery outside off, Mendis punches it square of the wicket on the off side. It lands it in front of point and bounces over the fielder. The third man cuts it off and the batsmen take a couple of runs.
18.6
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Finally a run from the bat after 11 balls. A little bit of width outside off, Mendis eases himself on the back foot and runs it wide of first slip for a run.
18.5
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full and on middle, angling in, Mendis keeps it out towards mid on. Five dots, this is relentless pressure.
18.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Kusal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
18.3
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Another solid back foot defense by Kusal Mendis. This is exceptional bowling. The batsman is not able here to rotate the strike.
18.2
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Good pace from Rabada. He hits the deck hard and gets good bounce around off, Mendis sticks back in defense and is hit very high on the bat.
18.1
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish and outside off, a hint of inward shape there, Mendis guards his sticks and allows it through.
17.6
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Tidy stuff from Tipo! Keeps it on and around off, not offering much room to play with, Mathews defends it from the crease to covers. Only one extra from this over. South Africa are maintaining good pressure here.
17.5
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Shortish and on off, Mathews is on his toes as he blocks it back in the direction of the bowler.
17.4
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Still a dot. A delivery too straight in line, Mathews works it on the leg side but once again fails to find the gap.
Angelo Mathews changes his bat.
17.3
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Lands it on a length and outside off, Mathews reaches out for it in defense but it takes the inside half and goes to mid-wicket.
17.2
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length and close to off stump, Mathews has the line covered in defense.
17.2
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, wide, 1 run, Wide! Drifting down the leg side, on a length, Angelo tries flicking but misses.
17.1
Chris Morris to Angelo Mathews, no run, Edged but safe! Morris angles in a length ball on off, Mathews sticks back to defend but it takes the outside edge and flies behind. Amla goes down low at first slip but it falls in front.
Chris Morris is back on. 2-0-14-0 so far. South Africa have brought their main bowlers back and they want to go for the kill.
16.6
Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Turns a good length delivery in the gap at mid-wicket for a run. 3 runs off the first two overs after the Drinks break.
16.5
Kagiso Rabada to Angelo Mathews, no run, Serves a delivery around off at 134 kph, Mathews defends it by pressing forward.
16.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short in length on middle, pulled behind square leg for a run.
16.3
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Something seems to have gone in Kusal Mendis' eyes. He moves out and takes some time to get ready to face the next ball.
16.2
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Angles this one on off, Mendis is forward as he blocks it with a straight bat.
16.1
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Mendis, no run, Starts his new spell with a delivery in the channel outside off, Mendis has a watchful leave.
Kagiso Rabada has come back for another spell. Though he picked up a wicket off the very first ball of the game, he proved to be expensive later on. Would like to leave his impact this time around.
15.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 6-0-21-2, Pretorius has done a very good job here.
15.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Goes closer to off stump this time, the length is full and Angelo is forward in defense.
15.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Excellent delivery. It's dished out on a length outside off and shoots off with extra bounce, Mathews does well to not offer any shot.
15.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, A length ball on middle, Angelo is behind the line as he blocks it to mid-wicket.
15.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Works a length ball wide of mid on and crosses for a brisk single.
15.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, no run, Nearly a wicket after the break! Pretorius is getting something out of this track. He delivers a length ball on off, Mendis tries to flick but gets a leading edge. But it doesn't carry to the fielder at cover-point.
Drinks break. Mixed emotions for both teams. South Africa started with a bang but then Sri Lanka recovered with a quick stand between Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando. The Proteas once again got on top when Dwaine Pretorius removed both the set batsmen in quick succession and are doing well at the moment to keep the current pair quiet. The Islanders will be hoping here for a big stand between Mathews and Mendis to bail them out. Let's see how it pans out in the next half.
14.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Risky single! Mendis just taps it down towards mid-wicket and tries to steal a run. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses as Kusal dives in.
14.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
14.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Lands it on a length around off, Mendis gets forward and opens the face of his bat in defense towards point.
14.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, wide, 1 run, Wide! Short and way wide outside off, Mendis tries his best to put bat on ball but misses.
14.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, A length ball on middle, angling in, Kusal defends it back safely.
14.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish and on middle, Mendis tries to pull but doesn't get it off the middle of the bat. Ends up mistiming it towards mid-wicket.
14.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Angelo Mathews, 3 runs, Shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews remains back inside the crease and punches it through covers. The ball slows down before the fence and they take three runs.
13.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, no run, Angles in a length ball on off, Mendis strides forward and then opens the face of his bat to push it towards point.
13.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
13.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length ball on off, Mathews stays back and blocks it towards mid on.
13.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Angles in a full ball on off, Mathews leans forward and defends it back.
13.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
13.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Covers the line of the delivery and blocks it safely.
12.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Helps a length ball off his pads to mid-wicket. Finds the fielder. The non-striker wants a run but is sent back as Rassie van der Dussen misses his shy at the bowler's end. Duminy does well to back up the throw.
12.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full and on off, Mendis forces it down to mid on.
12.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
12.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, In the zone outside off, on a length, Kusal covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
12.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Nice timing! Fullish delivery, on middle and leg, Mendis picks it up off his pads and flicks it nicely in front of square leg. The in-ring fielder gives the chase but the ball wins the race.
12.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish and outside off, Mendis reaches out for it and hits it towards point.
11.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Full on off and middle. Mathews pushes it to mid on.
11.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Defends it off the back foot this time.
11.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Angelo Mathews, no run, Full on the stumps, Mathews defends it off the front foot.
Angelo Mathews is in next. He finally struck some form in the last match and once again is needed to play a good knock here. Sri Lanka in some trouble after the second wicket partnership.
11.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, out, OUT! Chopped on! Another set batsman goes without converting his start. Good length ball on off, Perera looks to cut but the ball is too close to his body. He still goes ahead with the shot and ends up getting an inside edge as the ball nips in a bit as well. The ball hits his pad and then goes on to disturb the stumps. He looks dejected as he was looking good in the middle. Last thing Sri Lanka wanted was to lose him, having lost Avishka. Pretorius gets his second of the game and this looks like an inspired selection from South Africa. The Islanders will have to rebuild once again here.
11.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Slightly fuller around off, Mendis taps it down to third man and gets to the other end.
11.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Good length ball on the pads, Perera turns it towards square leg and gets a single.
10.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, On a length and around off, Mendis defends it with an angled bat to point.
10.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Short and down the leg side, Kusal fails to middle his pull shot. It goes off his thigh pad to fine leg for a leg bye.
10.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
10.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full and on the pads, eased down to fine leg for a run.
10.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Mendis, no run, Beaten! Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Kusal feels for it inside the line and misses.
10.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Perera plays a pull shot to this short delivery through mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
Powerplay 2 time! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over!
9.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish and outside off, Mendis watches the line closely and makes a leave.
Kusal Mendis walks out to bat next. He has got good starts but has not been able to convert it into big ones. There is a slip in place for him.
9.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, out, OUT! One shot too many for Avishka Fernando and he departs. A length ball on off, Fernando stays back to heave it again over the leg side but gets a big top edge. It balloons in the air towards mid off where Faf du Plessis backtracks a bit and takes a fine tumbling catch. The 67-run stand is broken and South Africa will be relieved.
9.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, FOUR, FOUR! A proper heave. Pretorius angles in a full length ball on middle and leg, Avishka leans forward and across before powering it over mid-wicket.
9.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Some width on offer outside off, Perera steers it in the gap at point and takes one.
9.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, no run, Good length ball on middle and off, Kusal plays it from the crease to covers.
9.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Poor delivery with fine leg up in the circle. Dwaine delivers it on the pads and Kusal nudges it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.
9.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! A bit short and down the leg side, Perera tries to pull but misses.
8.6
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Fuller length ball on off, Perera tries to punch it off his back foot but it takes the outer half of his bat and runs down to deep point for a single.
8.5
Andile Phehlukwayo to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Fullish and on leg, Fernando clips it off his pads and Pretorius moves swiftly across to his left from short fine leg to make a diving stop. Just one taken.
8.4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Works a length ball in front of square leg and it runs down to the deep. One run added to the total.
8.3
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, no run, Short in length around leg, Kusal pulls but without much connection. It goes straight to short fine leg.
8.2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Shortish and on middle and leg, Fernando glances it through mid-wicket and picks up a run.
8.1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Provides width on his first delivery outside off, Perera rocks back and slaps it to deep point for a run.
Andile Phehlukwayo is ready to bowl his first over.
7.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, no run, Appeal for an lbw! Pretorius delivers it on a length on middle, Fernando fails to work it around and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Too high.
7.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, FOUR, FOUR! Easy pickings! A length ball on middle and leg, Avishka picks it off his pads and neatly deflects it down to fine leg for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up! Excellent going from this pair.
7.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length ball around leg, Perera tries to pull but is beaten for pace. It takes his thigh pad and goes towards point for a leg bye.
7.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, no run, Kusal has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
7.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket and scampers across to the other end.
7.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Good length ball around leg, Perera tries to flick and somehow gets it away from the inner half of his blade. The ball rolls to square leg and the batsmen cross.
6.6
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Shortish and on off, Avishka stays back and plays it down softly to covers. 8 from this over, 18 in Rabada's last two.
6.5
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
6.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Boom! Rabada over-corrects everything. The length goes very full and the line is wide outside off, Kusal needs no second invitation. He attacks it and drills his drive through extra cover.
6.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Massive wide! A wild delivery again by Rabada, short and way down the leg side. Perera allows it through. Struggling with left-right combo.
6.3
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Good fielding by Andile! Back of a length delivery outside off, Fernando punches it towards extra cover. Phehlukwayo reacts quickly to his left from mid off and makes a diving stop. Cannot prevent the single though.
6.2
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, 1 run, The line is straight from Rabada and Perera flicks it in front of square leg for a run.
6.1
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, no run, Serves it on a length around off, Kusal drives it towards mid off and immediately screams a loud no. Fernando returns safely as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
5.6
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, no run, A length ball on off, Fernando defends it off his back foot to the off side.
5.5
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, no run, Gets behind the line of the delivery and forces it out towards mid on.
5.4
Dwaine Pretorius to Avishka Fernando, no run, Half-appeal for a catch! Not given. Movement off the surface, it lands it on a length around middle and leg, Avishka tries to flick but misses. There is some noise but the umpire shows that it brushed the pads.
5.3
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Down the leg side, Perera plays it gently off his pads behind square leg. The keeper gets to the ball to his right and the batsmen cross for a run.
5.2
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, no run, In the channel outside off, a bit short in length, Kusal swishes and misses.
5.1
Dwaine Pretorius to Kusal Perera, no run, Shortish and on leg, Perera helps it off his pads to square leg.
Change in bowling. Dwaine Pretorius is brought into the attack now, replacing Chris Morris.
4.6
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, FOUR, FOUR! Shot! Perfect timing! A bit overpitched by Rabada. On middle and leg, Avishka drives it delightfully down the ground for a boundary at long on. 10 from the over, a good one for Sri Lanka.
4.5
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Full and on off, Perera bunts it towards wide mid off. The fielder is at the edge of the circle and the batsmen steal a single.
4.4
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Outside off on a length, Fernando guides it towards third man for a single.
4.3
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, byes, 4 runs, FOUR BYES! This one goes through everyone. A big inswinger by Rabada. It lands it on a length around off, nips back in to beat the inside half of Fernando's bat and flies past the diving keeper to the fine leg fence.
4.2
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Good length ball moving back into the batsman, Avishka presents a straight bat and pushes it towards mid on.
4.1
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Fernando rocks back and punches it towards wide mid off.
3.6
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, no run, Attempts for a big shot but misses. This you will always get with Kusal Perera. He sees room outside off and tries to slap it through the line. But his bat swing is a little early and hence he misses. Morris smiles.
3.5
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, no run, On a length and outside off, Kusal punches from the crease but finds the cover fielder.
3.4
Chris Morris to Avishka Fernando, 1 run, Good length delivery on middle, Avishka helps it behind square leg and rotates the strike.
3.3
Chris Morris to Avishka Fernando, no run, Fullish and on leg, pushed down towards mid on.
3.2
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Sliding down the leg side, on a length, it's clipped through square leg for a run.
Third man comes up. Cover drops back to deep point.
3.1
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over. Don't feed room to this batsman. He will always latch onto it and smash it. Full and wide outside off, Perera exercises his arms and lifts it over cover-point for a boundary.
2.6
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Length ball on middle and leg, it's defended back with a straight bat.
2.5
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Play and a miss! Gets carried away there seeing the width outside off. Flashes his blade at it and misses. Needs to be careful with his shot selection.
2.4
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Angling in around off, Avishka defends it back solidly.
2.3
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, FOUR, FOUR! Timing and placement of the highest order! He is a really talented batsman and is showing his class. Enough width on offer there, Avishka remains on the back foot and punches it sweetly through covers.
2.2
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Beaten! On a length and outside off, Fernando tries to drive it through covers but is beaten as the ball straightens.
2.1
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, 2 runs, Shortish and outside off, Avishka stays back and hits it through the gap at mid off and extra cover. Two taken.
1.6
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, no run, Beaten all ends up! A length ball outside off, straightening a touch, Perera pushes at it without any footwork and is beaten. 15 minutes done and just two overs, the overrate is quite disappointing to be honest.
1.5
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Sanath Jayasuriya will be proud of that shot. Width on offer outside off, Perera camps back and powers it through cover-point. No stopping this one.
1.4
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, no run, This one is on a driving length outside off, Perera stops himself from committing into a drive.
1.4
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Kusal tries to flick but misses. De Kock dives across to his right to collect the ball.
1.3
Chris Morris to Kusal Perera, no run, Big bottom edge there! Slightly short and outside off, Perera winds up for a big pull shot across the line but it takes the bottom half of his blade and goes on the bounce to the keeper.
1.2
Chris Morris to Avishka Fernando, 3 runs, Fullish on this occasion, straighter in line, Fernando flicks it through mid-wicket and Tahir gives the chase. The ball slows down before the fence and the batsmen take three.
1.1
Chris Morris to Avishka Fernando, no run, Starts with a short and wide delivery outside off, Fernando chases and misses.
Chris Morris to speed in from the other end with the second new ball. Two slips stay...
0.6
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, no run, Shortish and on middle, Kusal plays it down in front of square leg and shouts wait there... Dot ball to end the over, a successful one first up for the Saffas.
0.5
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, A touch short in length and around middle and leg, Perera tucks it behind square leg and picks up a couple of runs.
0.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, no run, Better line. On middle and off, Perera covers the delivery and blocks it with a straight bat.
0.4
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Short delivery, a wild one down the leg side, Kusal has an easy leave.
0.3
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, 3 runs, Lovely shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Fernando stands tall and steers it through the gap between cover-point and point. The fielder from the former position chases it down. He slips a bit while turning but safely returns the ball in play. Three runs taken and Sri Lanka are underway.
0.2
Kagiso Rabada to Avishka Fernando, no run, Rabada goes short and wide outside off, Fernando reaches out for it and taps it down to cover-point.
Avishka Fernando walks out at number 3. He is out in the middle in the very second ball of the innings. He played a very good knock against England, scoring a quickfire 49 in that game.
0.1
Kagiso Rabada to Dimuth Karunaratne, out, OUT! Rabada strikes first ball! What a cracking beginning to this match! Kagiso steams in and delivers a shortish ball on middle, it shoots off the surface after landing and Karunaratne is surprised by the extra bounce. He takes his eyes off the ball and tries to fend it off. But it takes his gloves and loops up to second slip. A simple catch for Faf du Plessis. Perfect start for the Proteas.
Time to get underway! Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are the openers for Sri Lanka. There will be something in the pitch early on for the pacers, so the opening pair will have to be watchful. Kagiso Rabada to steam in with the first new ball. Two slips are in place.
Players from both the sides are out in the centre to sing their respective national anthems. South Africa's first, followed by Sri Lanka's...
PITCH REPORT - Pommie Mbangwa and Nasser Hussain are the pitch analysts for the day. Mbangwa says the sun is coming out. Tells us that it is a very big ground. From the Lumley End, the boundary at third man is the shortest at 70m and from the Finchale End, it's at 66m towards the fine leg region. Hussain from the other end says the ground dimension will help spinners. Tells historically this surface has helped pacers. On the surface, Nasser says there is a little bit of grass covering and there might be a hint of seam movement for the pace bowlers today. He feels the toss will be very important in this game.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Dimuth Karunaratne(C), Kusal Perera(WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal (IN for Nuwan Pradeep).
South Africa (Playing XI) - Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(WK), Faf du Plessis(C), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy (IN for David Miller), Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius (IN for Lungi Ngidi), Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says they were going to bat first anyway and are just looking to put runs on the board and defend. Adds they wanted the experienced guys to lead from the front and they did in the last game. Credits Mathews for the innings he played against England in the last game.
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis says it's a fresh pitch and they are hoping for some early seam movement. Feels that it won't spin too much in the second half. Informs about the two changes, Dwaine Pretorius and JP Duminy are in for Lungi Ngidi and David Miller.
TOSS - Faf du Plessis wins the coin toss and SOUTH AFRICA WILL FIELD!
Before the start of this World Cup if you would have told me that South Africa will get knocked out before Sri Lanka then I would have either laughed it off or doubted your cricket acumen. But here we are, facing reality. The Proteas indeed are out even before the tournament started to heat up and Sri Lanka are still hanging in there, although by the skin of their teeth. This match holds more importance to them and hence there will be immense pressure. How will they tackle it against a team that has nothing to lose now? Let's find out as we welcome you all for the coverage. More updates to follow...

End of over

SL203 (49.3 Ovs)

Right then, that's all from this one-sided contest. Apart from the time when the honeybees attacked the ground, there was not a single moment when the South African team was down. Now, we shift our focus to the double-header on Saturday. In the first match, Pakistan will be facing Afghanistan in Leeds at 1030 local (0930 GMT) and in the next one at 1330 local (1230 GMT), the Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand and Australia will lock horns at Lord's. We look forward to your company. Cheers!!
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis says it was a good game and they did justice to the talent they possess. Credits Pretorius for his performance. Admits they did not start well but the nature of the wicket made them feel that they should bowl straighter lines and be on top of the stumps. Mentions that it feels bitter sweet as this win has come too late. Adds that they did the basics right with the bat and one big partnership made things look so easy. Admits they have not been able to do that consistently. Shares that the loss against Bangladesh was something that hit them hard and tells they took the hangover of that game into the next one.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne admits they were outdone in all departments especially in batting. Says they played slowly in the middle and could not rotate the strike and that made them try for big shots. Tells that they failed to do that and hence they could get just 200. Reckons the pitch was slow and credits South Africa for the way they bowled. States South Africa fielded well and hence they could not get the singles and had to go for the big shots. Feels they need to learn how to build pressure and how to induce mistakes from the opponents. Wants to win the two remaining games and work hard in all the three departments.
Dwaine Pretorius is the Man of the Match. Says that he is happy that his team got over the line and he contributed. Tells that he just tried to work as hard as possible and is happy to have played well. Mentions that hitting the top of off was a very good option and he is delighted that he could execute it. Further says that it's a vital win for them as it shows what they are about as a team but is sad that it came too late.
Early on, it was a clinical performance by South Africa in the field and that set the tone. They bundled out Sri Lanka for just 203 courtesy some impressive bowling by the likes of Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada. The Islanders failed to turn up in this crucial game for them and this loss has put them in a precarious situation in the points table.
Easy-peasy! The run chase was as good as a walk in the park for the Proteas. They were after a minuscule target and chased it down without breaking a sweat. Losing Quinton de Kock early didn't put them off much as after that the pair of Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis constructed an unbeaten partnership of 175 runs to see South Africa through. Just their second win of this edition and coincidentally the first one was also a 9-wicket win (vs Afghanistan).
37.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! That is the end. Faf du Plessis finishes it with a boundary. Thisara bowls it on the pads, Faf flicks it fine down the leg side. The keeper dives to his left but to no avail. The ball goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 9 WICKETS AND 76 BALLS TO SPARE.
37.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On off, Amla flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
Thisara Perera to bowl now which might be the last over of the game.
36.6
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but gets beaten.
36.5
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Length ball on off, Amla milks it to sweeper cover for a single.
36.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla nudges it to cover.
36.3
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on off, Hashim strokes it to cover.
36.2
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, On off, Amla flicks it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 200 comes up. South Africa just 4 runs away from a comprehensive victory.
36.1
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Good length ball on off, Amla steers it past point and gets a couple.
35.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
35.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Slower yorker on off, du Plessis blocks it.
35.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis drives it to cover.
35.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Full, almost a yorker on off. Du Plessis hits it through mid off and gets a boundary. Now just 8 needed and Faf is also just 8 away from his century.
35.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Yorker on middle, du Plessis does well to hit it towards mid on.
35.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla glances it towards mid-wicket for a single.
34.6
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Full on middle, du Plessis smashes it through mid on for a boundary. He's eyeing a century here.
34.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
34.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla hops and tucks it towards mid-wicket for one more.
34.3
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball outside off, Amla cuts it to the fielder at point.
34.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Slower ball. It is full on off, du Plessis flicks it to square leg and gets a single.
34.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis punches it to cover.
Isuru Udana is back into the attack.
33.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full on off, Faf strokes it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike.
33.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! 150-run stand comes up between the two. Full toss on the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards square leg and fetches a boundary. Just 20 runs needed now.
33.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on middle, Faf pushes it to mid on.
33.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
33.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker on off, Hashim jams it out.
33.1
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full toss on the pads, du Plessis turns it behind square leg for a single.
Lasith Malinga is back! 8-1-35-1 so far.
32.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on middle, Faf sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 26 runs needed now.
32.5
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Short and wide, du Plessis picks it early and cuts it like cutting a piece of butter through point for a boundary.
32.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Flighted on middle, Amla nudges it to long on and rotates the strike.
32.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Faf nudges it to long off for one.
32.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on middle and leg, Faf milks it down to long on for one.
Drinks Break! Just 35 more needed with plenty of balls remaining. Sri Lanka are just going through the motions with nothing happening for them. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have batted with a lot of control and authority, and it looks certain that they will get their second win of this World Cup. Another 9-wicket win? Let's find out...
31.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball around off, Amla strokes it to point.
31.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Length ball on off, du Plessis punches it to cover. The fielder there misfields allowing the batsmen to take a single.
31.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf punches it to cover.
31.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Around off, Amla guides it down to third man and gets a single.
31.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on off, Amla pushes it to cover.
31.1
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Fuller on off, du Plessis strokes it towards mid off and gets one.
30.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, NOT OUT! Amla survives. The pitching looked to be the cause of a concern and it is indeed pitching outside leg, however marginally. Tossed up ball landing around leg, Amla looks to sweep but misses. The Sri Lankan players put in an appeal and the umpire, after giving a thought, raises his finger. Amla has a chat with his skipper and then takes it upstairs hesitantly. Ultra Edge shows that there was no bat involved. Amla sees that and starts walking but he returns all in smiles as the Ball Tracker shows the ball was pitching outside leg by centimeters.
DRS time! Hashim Amla has been adjudged lbw while attempting a sweep shot. Has that pitched outside leg? Is there any bat? The third umpire is having a look and Hashim Amla is already seen walking off the field. He's called back. A bit embarrassing for Hashim, who looks down, smiles and then returns. More than half of the ball landed outside leg. Matter of centimeters, to be honest.
30.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Tossed up on the pads, Amla flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
30.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
30.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on off, du Plessis punches it wide of cover for one.
30.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Floated on middle and leg, du Plessis strokes it wide of long on and gets a couple.
30.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side and it has rightly been wided.
30.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 3 runs, Floated on the pads, Amla paddles it fine down the leg side and gets three.
29.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, This time Amla punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike.
29.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Around off, Faf punches it towards cover for one.
29.4
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla guides it down to third man for a single.
29.3
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, du Plessis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
29.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Du Plessis looks to tap this ball towards third man but it goes to the right of keeper.
29.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on the pads, Amla flicks it towards square leg for a single.
Thisara Perera is back.
28.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Loopy ball on off, Amla milks it to long off and keeps the strike.
28.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on off, Amla blocks it.
28.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on middle, du Plessis sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
28.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on off, du Plessis pushes it to cover.
28.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Wrong side of the tramline on the off side. Faf leaves it alone and it has been wided.
28.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Short around off, cut away by Amla for a single.
28.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Shorter on off, Faf punches it to sweeper cover and gets a single. 150 comes up for South Africa. 54 more needed.
Jeevan Mendis is back on!
27.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller and outside off, driven straight to covers.
27.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tickles it off his pads to fine leg and runs the first run hard. Wants the second but it's not available.
27.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Du Plessis has decided to press on the accelerator. Short delivery on off, Faf picks the length early and dismisses it to deep square leg via a pull shot.
27.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, SIX, SIX! That was six the moment he hit it. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it over the long off fence for an 88m biggie.
27.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it to third man and gets a single.
27.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, FIFTY FOR DU PLESSIS. Back to back fifties for the South African skipper. Full ball on the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets to his 35th ODI fifty with a run.
Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
26.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, This time gets it past the fielder at mid-wicket for a single.
26.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the pads again and du Plessis once again finds mid-wicket with his flick.
26.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, no run, On middle, Faf flicks it to mid-wicket.
26.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, wide, 2 runs, WIDE! Darts one down the leg side. Kusal Perera looks to take it but it lobs off his glove and goes behind. Mendis runs after the ball from first slip and stops it at short fine leg. They take a run too.
26.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Flatter around off, Amla cuts but to the man at point.
26.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Loopy on off, du Plessis flicks it to square leg for a single.
26.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Shorter outside off, Amla punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
25.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good shot but cannot get it past the fielder. Full on middle, Faf flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
25.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on middle, du Plessis pushes it to mid on.
25.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Yorker on off and middle, du Plessis looks to flick but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards short fine leg.
25.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
25.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on middle, Faf strokes it to mid on.
25.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball, Amla pulls it to deep square leg and gets a single to bring the 100-run stand.
24.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Hashim flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. The partnership now moves to 99.
24.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, On middle, Amla defends it back to the bowler.
24.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Flighted on off, Amla defends it classically off the front foot.
24.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Off spinner around off, du Plessis punches it towards cover and rotates the strike.
24.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On middle, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for another run.
24.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on off, du Plessis turns it to mid-wicket for a single.
Dhananjaya de Silva is back into the attack.
23.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, A low full toss on leg and middle, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket. Another maiden from Malinga, his 100th in ODIs.
23.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker! It is on middle and leg, Amla does well to get his bat down in time.
23.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to drive but gets beaten.
23.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Short ball on off, Amla pulls it but to the man at square leg.
23.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball on the pads, Amla flicks it but finds short fine leg.
23.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Low full toss on off, Amla drives it straight to cover.
22.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Length ball on middle, Amla flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike. Just 78 needed now.
22.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Follows it with a single to mid-wicket.
22.4
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Cross-seam delivery around off, du Plessis looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge which goes past first slip and to the third man fence for a boundary.
22.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball outside off, du Plessis looks to cut but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to the keeper on the bounce.
22.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Faf punches it to cover.
22.1
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla turns it towards mid-wicket for one.
21.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off and full. Faf drives it straight to mid off.
21.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Full on middle and leg, Amla flicks it to square leg for a single.
21.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Yorker on middle, Amla does well to defend it back.
21.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Full on off, Amla drives it straight to mid off.
21.2
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Very full almost a yorker. It is on the pads, Faf turns it to fine leg and gets a single without any fuss.
21.1
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.
Lasith Malinga is back! 5-0-30-1 so far.
20.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, no run, Back of a length ball around off, Hashim looks to punch but the bat turns in his hands and he mistimes his shot.
20.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Hashim looks to flick but misses.
20.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Good length ball around off, du Plessis plays it to point and gets a single.
20.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
20.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Stands tall and punches it wide of cover for one.
20.2
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Cross-seam delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to cut but misses.
20.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf punches it to mid on.
19.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Floated on off, du Plessis milks it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike.
19.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Once again Jeevan bowls it on the pads, Amla turns it behind square on the leg side for another single.
19.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, On the pads, Faf flicks it to the leg side for a single.
19.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Tossed up on off, Faf comes down the track and hits over extra cover for a couple.
19.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Floated on the stumps, Faf defends it off the front foot.
19.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, FIFTY FOR AMLA! His 39th in ODIs. Amla has looked very good today. He gets to his fifty with an easy single towards cover. Hashim will now look to stay unbeaten and finish this game by himself and also score a century.
18.6
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Amla taps this to third man and moves to 49.
18.5
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, A good powerful cut but there is a man at deep point so just a single.
18.4
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Amla guides it down to third man and rotates the strike.
18.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Around off, du Plessis taps it down to third man and gets another run.
18.3
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls a slower one way outside off. Faf leaves it alone and it has been wided.
18.2
Isuru Udana to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Outside off on a length, Amla cuts it to deep point for a single. 100 comes up with that single. 104 more needed off 190 balls.
18.1
Isuru Udana to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Full around off, du Plessis plays it uppishly towards long on and gets a single.
Isuru Udana is into the attack for the first time. Sri Lanka in need of wickets. Can he get the breakthrough?
17.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Flights it on off, du Plessis drags his sweep to deep mid-wicket and takes another easy single. Keeps the strike with this one.
17.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Slower through the air on middle and leg, Amla looks to defend but this one spins away from him. It hits him on his glove and goes towards third man. They take one.
17.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, On off, Amla drives it to cover.
17.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up on off, du Plessis strokes it to long off for a run.
17.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Shorter on off, Amla punches it towards cover-point for one.
17.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Flighted on middle, Amla tucks it to mid-wicket.
16.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Slower around off, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over covers for a couple.
16.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard! Short on off, du Plessis rocks onto his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it with a straight bat.
16.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, Faf drives it towards cover.
16.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla flicks it towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
16.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Length ball on off, Faf punches it wide of cover for one.
16.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, wide, 5 runs, FIVE WIDES! Lakmal misses his line and bowls it well down the leg side. Du Plessis looks to flick but misses. Perera dives to his left but misses. The ball goes behind to the fine leg fence. Wide also signalled.
DRINKS! South Africa are going on smoothly at the moment. 123 more needed off 204 balls now. Amla and du Plessis are going along nicely here. The duo has looked untroubled so far and would look to stay unbeaten and see this chase off. Sri Lanka need wickets here and that too in a heap. Their hopes of survival are fading away with every run this pair is making.
15.6
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on the stumps, Amla blocks it to the bowler.
15.5
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Darted on the pads, Amla looks to sweep but gets hit in the pads.
15.4
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, On the pads, Hashim flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
15.3
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Tossed up and on off, Faf strokes it through covers and gets a single. 50 comes up with that between the two.
15.2
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Floated on middle, Amla sweeps it to the left of short fine leg. The fielder there dives to that side but cannot stop it. One taken.
15.1
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, no run, Looped up on the pads, Amla turns it to short fine leg.
14.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of length ball on off, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike.
14.5
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot! Length ball on off, Amla just gently taps it through point. All timing and not much of power. Thisara runs to his right and puts a dive but in vain.
14.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Bouncer! It is on the body, du Plessis pulls it but not off the middle towards mid-wicket for one.
14.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
14.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Outside off, Faf looks to drive but misses.
14.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it to the left of point. Dhananjaya there dives to his left and looks to stop but does not stop it cleanly. They take a single.
13.6
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the stumps, defended calmly by du Plessis.
13.5
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
13.4
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Floated on the stumps, Faf defends it with authority.
13.3
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Floated on middle, Amla strokes it towards mid on for one.
13.3
Jeevan Mendis to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Sprays it down the leg side, Amla looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
13.2
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Loopy delivery on off, du Plessis strokes it towards sweeper cover and gets one.
13.1
Jeevan Mendis to Faf du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on off, Faf defends it back towards the bowler.
Jeevan Mendis is into the attack.
12.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Direct hit and it would have been close. Full on off, du Plessis strokes it towards mid off and calls for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
12.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length ball on off, Faf astutely blocks it.
12.4
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, On the pads, Amla glances it to the on side and gets a single.
12.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Once again lofts it over covers but there is a sweeper cover there so just one.
12.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! Effortless and risk-less. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over extra cover. This time the ball does not stop and goes to the fence.
12.1
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball on off, Faf defends it off the front foot with a straight bat.
11.6
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Hashim defends it off the front foot. 142 runs needed off 228 balls now.
11.5
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, On the stumps, Amla defends it off the front foot.
11.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Outside off, du Plessis plays it towards cover and gets one.
11.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Once again lofts it over mid off but with less power and gets a single.
11.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, How has that not gone to the boundary? Full on off, Amla smokes it over mid off. He stands there admiring his shot. The ball though bounces well before the ropes at long off and stops. Amla sees it and runs. He gets two. Hardly you see this happening in modern cricket.
11.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla strokes it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.
10.6
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Outside off on a length, Amla punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike with a single.
10.5
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to cut but it comes off the toe end of his bat. The fielder at sweeper cover runs to his left and does well to stop the ball with a dive. Two taken.
10.4
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fourth stump line from Lakmal. Left alone by Amla.
10.3
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller on off, Amla drives it towards mid off and initially calls for a single. He then backtracks and sends Faf back. The fielder has a shy but misses. Even if he had hit, du Plessis was well in.
10.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball coming in with the angle, Amla taps it towards backward point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
10.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Fuller on the pads, Amla flicks it on the on side and gets a couple.
Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, FOUR, FOUR! First sign of aggression from Faf. Good length ball on off, du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it through cover-point for a boundary. 11 runs off the over. Sri Lanka in desperate need of wickets here. South Africa are 53/1 at the end of Powerplay 1. Sri Lanka were 67/2 at this stage.
9.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off, du Plessis defends it towards point.
9.4
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Sensibly follows it up with a single down to third man.
9.3
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Cut and cut hard. Good length ball outside off, Amla likes the width on offer and cuts it past point for a boundary.
9.2
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, no movement on this one. Amla leaves it alone.
9.1
Thisara Perera to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Nice punch! Good length ball on off, Amla stands tall and punches wide of cover and gets a couple. First runs off Thisara's over.
8.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off stump, Faf defends it with a straight bat to get through the over safely.
8.5
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Good fielding. Outside off, du Plessis taps it fine towards third man. Lakmal runs to his left and stops the ball from going to the fence with a brilliant dive. Saves two for his side.
8.4
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full outside off, du Plessis taps it wide of point. Amla was looking for a run but Faf sends him back as the fielder at point dives to his left and stops the ball.
8.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Amla taps it towards backward point and gets a run as the fielder from third man cleans it up.
8.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, Hashim leaves it alone.
8.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Malinga misses his line with the short ball down the leg side. Amla leaves it alone and it has been wided.
8.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 2 runs, Full on the pads, Amla flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple.
7.6
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis drives it straight. Thisara gets his hand to the ball. It deflects and goes on to hit the stumps at the non striker's end. No casualty though as Amla's bat is inside the crease. Maiden!
7.5
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.4
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length is the same here. It is once again on off, Faf plays it to point.
7.3
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Length ball around off, du Plessis punches it to the left of mid off.
7.2
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Good length ball around off, du Plessis taps it to backward point.
7.1
Thisara Perera to Faf du Plessis, no run, Begins with a length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
Just a solitary over for Suranga Lakmal and now Thisara Perera is into the attack.
6.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Around off, Amla calmly defends it towards point. Just 2 off the over. 168 runs more needed in 258 balls.
6.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Swing and a miss. Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to drive but gets beaten.
6.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Slower yorker outside off, Amla gets his bat down in time and taps it towards point.
6.3
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, Outside off on a length, du Plessis taps it down towards backward point and gets a single.
6.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 1 run, Back of a length ball, Amla pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets off the strike.
6.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Length ball on top of off, Amla pushes it to mid on.
5.6
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, 2 runs, Faf is off the mark after 6 balls. Good length ball on middle, du Plessis tucks it through mid-wicket and gets a brace.
5.5
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, On off, Faf strokes it to mid on as the ball turns in his hand.
5.4
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller on off, Faf drives it to mid off.
5.3
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Well fielded. They need the fielders to support the bowlers here and Avishka has just done that. Length ball on off, du Plessis looks to drive it past cover. Avishka there stretches to his left and stops a certain boundary.
5.2
Suranga Lakmal to Faf du Plessis, no run, Fuller now on off and middle, Faf looks to defend but the ball goes towards cover from the outer half of his bat.
5.1
Suranga Lakmal to Hashim Amla, leg byes, 1 run, Lakmal hits the deck hard first up. It is on the body. Amla looks to flick but the ball rolls of his thigh pad to the on side and they take a run. Leg bye signalled.
Suranga Lakmal is into the attack.
4.6
Lasith Malinga to Faf du Plessis, no run, Full on off, du Plessis starts his innings with a push towards cover.
Faf du Plessis walks out to bat next.
4.5
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, out, OUT! Bowled! Typical Malinga. This is a vicious yorker on leg. De Kock looks to play the on drive but gets beaten. The ball flicks the leg pole. De Kock is standing shell-shocked. He does not know how it happened but he has just been beaten by a Slinga Malinga yorker. South Africa lose their first and Sri Lanka get an early wicket they wanted.
4.4
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, no run, Length ball around off, de Kock pulls it but to mid-wicket.
4.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, 3 runs, On off, Amla plays it across the line and flicks it past mid on. Udana gives it a chase and cleans it before the ropes. The batsmen take three.
4.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Length delivery close to off, Amla defends it towards point.
4.1
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to cut but the bat turns in his hand.
3.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Follows it up with a calm front foot defense. 8 off the over.
3.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Wonderfully played. Off spinner pitching just outside off and spinning away. De Kock waits for it and then plays a late cut past the first slip fielder for a boundary.
3.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Short around off, de Kock looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
3.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Driven gorgeously! Floated on off, de Kock gets his front foot close to the ball and drives it past cover for a boundary.
3.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Tossed up on middle, de Kock pushes it to mid off.
3.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated on middle, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
2.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Corrects his line and bowls it outside off, Hashim shoulders arms to it.
2.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot but such a poor ball from Malinga. Full on middle and leg, Amla shuffles across and plays a delicious flick through mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder from square leg gives it a chase but had no chance.
2.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, On the fourth stump line, Amla leaves it alone.
2.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, wide, 1 run, WIDE! It is on the wrong side of the tramline. Amla still goes after it but misses. Wide signalled by the umpire.
2.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off, Amla looks to play it on the off side but misses.
2.2
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Very full outside off, de Kock guides it towards third man for a single.
2.1
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Shot! De Kock scores his first one of the game. Full on middle and off, de Kock strides out his front foot and plays a beautiful off drive through mid off for a boundary.
1.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashim Amla, no run, Floated on middle, Amla looks to flick but ends up getting a leading edge which goes to the bowler on a bounce. Just a run off de Silva's first over.
1.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Quinton nudges it towards long off and gets to the other.
1.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, On the pads again, de Kock looks to flick but does so close to the stumps. No run taken.
1.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, On the pads, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
1.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated on off, Quinton strokes it to the man at point.
1.1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Quinton de Kock, no run, Starts with a flighted ball on off, de Kock defends it off the front foot.
Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. He picked up three wickets against England and will look to do well here.
0.6
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Better ball to end the over. Good length ball outside off, Amla goes chasing after it but misses. Good start for South Africa. 9 off the first.
0.5
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Now on the leg side. Not the start Malinga would have wanted. He bowls it on the pads, Amla flicks this through mid-wicket to score the second boundary on the trot.
0.4
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, FOUR, FOUR! Beautiful! That was all timing from the Mighty Hash. Fuller on off, Amla gets on his front foot and drives it exquisitely through covers for a boundary. Hashim is up and running.
0.3
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Fuller and closer to the off pole this time. Amla gets bat on ball and defends it towards mid off.
0.2
Lasith Malinga to Hashim Amla, no run, Outside off now. No movement on this one. Amla starts his innings with a solid leave.
0.1
Lasith Malinga to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, The chase is off the mark. Good length ball pitching around off. It comes in a bit. De Kock taps it down to third man and gets off the mark with a single.
We are back for the chase. The Sri Lankan players are out in the middle taking their respective positions in the field. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock walk out to open the innings for South Africa. The experienced Lasith Malinga to operate with the first new ball. He picked up 4 wickets against England. Sri Lanka need something similar from him once again. Two slips are in place.

MATCH DETAILS

206 in37.2 overs(5.51 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by South Africa

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS),S Ravi (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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