Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
112(114) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 7 23 6 22 11 7 33
Q de Kock
81(72) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 26 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
7 10 8 13 20 6 4 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O10
M1
R26
W3
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
L Ngidi
O10
M0
R60
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)

That's all from our side from this game. See you soon.

Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Match. "I thought we played really well," he says. "It was a good toss to win. And to chase it down like that, against Sri Lanka's spinners on a slow wicket, I think that was pretty good. Immy didn't give anything away. He is really hard to face for a new batsman. If Quinton is scoring runs, he always puts the bowlers under pressure. It's nice to bat with him, he makes the flow really easy."

Lasith Malinga: I think we lost two wicket at a crucial time. That's why we lagged and ended up on 230. At the moment we have to analyse who is the set batsman and he should finish the game. We needn't do much different, I think.

Time for presentation.

Venu: "Srilanka is one kind of team which perform well during big tournaments. Dont forget they have reached finals many times. Current team might miss senior players but same team can rise up when it matters..upcoming WC could be a turnaround for these guyz"

Hasal Fernando: "SL have the fire power to stop this protea fire, but the worst thing is, the team management and selectors are reluctant to bring them to the international arena and are quite happy to stay with the experienced but tried tested and failed players. That needs to change so badly."

5:03 pm A clinical performance by South Africa see them seal the game with eight wicket and 11.1 overs in hand. Opting to bowl first, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets each to bowl Sri Lanka out for 231. While they lost Reeza Hendricks early in their chase, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis mixed caution with aggression to steer the chase. De Kock fell on 81 but du Plessis stayed till the end - unbeaten on 112 - to saw South Africa home in the company of Rassie van der Dussen.

38.5
1
Sandakan to du Plessis, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, flicks it towards square leg and seals the game

One needed for victory

38.4
1
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 1 run, fuller around off, comes forward and drives it towards long-on
38.3
2
Sandakan to van der Dussen, 2 runs, a googly, goes back and cuts it through cover, Malinga chases and puts in the slide to keep it to two
38.2
0
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches for it and hits it towards mid-off
38.1
0
Sandakan to van der Dussen, no run, length around off, comes forward and defends

END OF OVER:
38 | 11 Runs | SA: 228/2 (4 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 0.33)

  • Faf du Plessis111 (113b)
  • Rassie van der Dussen29 (39b)
  • Vishwa Fernando5-0-43-1
  • Lakshan Sandakan9-0-52-0
37.6
4
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs, fuller this time, du Plessis was perhaps looking to go over extra cover initially but adjusts to work it over short midwicket, boundary nonetheless

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd136F du PlessisQ de Kock
3rd82F du PlessisHE van der Dussen