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

Faf du Plessis: All the batters got a chance to bat, all the bowlers got a chance to bowl. So a good day for us. Phehlukwayo is a wicket-taker. Fifty overs feel a bit long after the IPL. Quinton de Kock not batting was just a rest.

Dimuth Karunaratne: I think it was a good target but unfortunately we didn't get a good start. South Africa has a good bowling line-up, so we had to bat long. I stuck to my basics and that's why I could get some runs. Once you get set, you can get some runs. They both [Fernando and Udana] are fine. They will be playing the next match.

6.13pm South Africa would be happy with their effort. Amla looked alright during his fifty, while du Plessis scored a breezy 88 before Morris ensured South Africa ended with a flourish. Then Ngidi rocked the chase with two quick wickets. Karunaratne and Mathews scored half-centuries to put the chase back on track but Phehlukwayo's four wickets dashed their hopes. Moreover, Avishka Fernando hurt his ankle while fielding and Isuru Udana was struck on the right wrist. Sri Lanka will be hoping none of the injuries are serious.

42.3
W
Imran Tahir to Lakmal, OUT, a googly around off, beats the bat and hits the batsman on the pads in front of the stumps. Given out but Lakmal wants to review it. It hit him on the back leg, just above the knee roll, right in front of the middle stump. Replays confirm there was no bat involved and it would have hit the bails, umpire's call there, which means Lakmal has to go

RAS Lakmal lbw b Imran Tahir 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

42.2
1
Imran Tahir to NLTC Perera, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, pushes it towards long-on
42.2
1w
Imran Tahir to NLTC Perera, 1 wide, tossed up wide outside off, left alone
42.1
0
Imran Tahir to NLTC Perera, no run, fuller and wider outside off, hit hard but straight to extra cover

Tahir

END OF OVER:
42 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 249/9 (90 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.92, RRR: 11.25)

  • Thisara Perera7 (9b)
  • Suranga Lakmal1 (1b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius5-0-34-1
  • Jean-Paul Duminy3-0-27-1
41.6
1
Pretorius to NLTC Perera, 1 run, bouncer but down the leg side, mistimes the pull towards short fine leg
41.5
2
Pretorius to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, short of length outside off, goes back and pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple
41.4
1
Pretorius to Lakmal, 1 run, fuller outside off, throws his bat at it, beating the extra cover, sweeper cuts it off

Lakmal is the new batsman

Vivek: "Why no Isuru Udana ? He recently smashed all South African bowlers" -- He was hit on the wrist during South Africa's innings

41.3
W
Pretorius to Vandersay, OUT, a brilliant catch by Duminy at backward point. Length outside off, goes for the cut but cannot keep it down, Duminy dives forward to take it inches off the ground

JDF Vandersay c Duminy b Pretorius 3 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

41.2
1
Pretorius to NLTC Perera, 1 run, short of length outside off, hits it towards mid-off for one more
41.1
1
Pretorius to Vandersay, 1 run, fuller around off, driven firmly towards the right of mid-off

Pretorius

END OF OVER:
41 | 7 Runs | SL: 243/8 (96 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.92, RRR: 10.66)

  • Jeffrey Vandersay2 (5b)
  • Thisara Perera3 (6b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy3-0-27-1
  • Andile Phehlukwayo7-0-36-4
40.6
1
Duminy to Vandersay, 1 run, length ball around off, forced towards long-on from the back foot
40.5
0
Duminy to Vandersay, no run, length ball around off, goes back to work it towards the leg side, the ball hurries on to the batsman
40.5
1w
Duminy to Vandersay, 1 wide, length but once again sliding down
40.5
1w
Duminy to Vandersay, 1 wide, length ball but spinning down the leg side and another wide

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
0FDM KarunaratneMDKJ Perera
10FDM KarunaratneHDRL Thirimanne
62FDM KarunaratneBKG Mendis
98AD MathewsFDM Karunaratne
29AD MathewsDM de Silva
21BMAJ MendisAD Mathews
15AD MathewsTAM Siriwardana
1TAM SiriwardanaNLTC Perera
9NLTC PereraJDF Vandersay
6RAS LakmalNLTC Perera