Match Centre

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Hemant Brar

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.

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

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


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
Pretorius to NLTC Perera, 1 run, bouncer but down the leg side, mistimes the pull towards short fine leg
Pretorius to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, short of length outside off, goes back and pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0FDM KarunaratneMDKJ Perera
2nd10FDM KarunaratneHDRL Thirimanne
3rd62FDM KarunaratneBKG Mendis
4th98AD MathewsFDM Karunaratne
5th29AD MathewsDM de Silva
6th21BMAJ MendisAD Mathews
7th15AD MathewsTAM Siriwardana
8th1TAM SiriwardanaNLTC Perera
9th9NLTC PereraJDF Vandersay
10th6RAS LakmalNLTC Perera