Player of the Match
Player of the Match

2:11pm Welcome back! Almost time for the chase. If you want a recap of the first innings, I've put up a little report here

1.28pm Sri Lanka didn't have a great start with Lungi Ngidi getting rid of the openers cheaply but Oshada Fernando and Kusal Perera took the side to 99 before Imran Tahir broke the stand, getting the latter caught-behind. Oshada was run-out but Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva took the side to 195 for 4 in the 37th over and Sri Lanka were looking good for 300. But Tahir came back to get both batsmen out as Sri Lanka lost last six wickets in 36 runs. Tahir says he hasn't seen this much spin from the Wanderers wicket but it should play better in the second half. We will be back soon with the chase, stay tuned.

Ngidi to Malinga, OUT, slower length ball outside off, 117kph, Malinga hits it towards long-on but right down Tahir's throat who takes a comfortable catch

SL Malinga c Imran Tahir b Ngidi 15 (35m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Ngidi to Malinga, FOUR runs, short of length on the leg side, Malinga backs away and pulls it in front of square for four, useful runs these for Sri Lanka

chetan somu: "How fast is this nortje guy bowling anyway" -- In 140s consistently

Ngidi to Malinga, FOUR runs, slower one, fuller around off, stays back and smashes it towards deep extra cover boundary
Nortje to Sandakan, OUT, maiden ODI wicket for Nortje! Length around off, Sandakan is stuck in the crease and pushes at it, gets an outside edge, de Kock dives low to his right to take it inches above, a good catch as the ball was dying on him

PADLR Sandakan c †de Kock b Nortje 3 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Rabada to NLTC Perera, OUT, short of length outside off, Thisara is caught at the crease, neither forward nor back as he pushes at it, a leading edge lobs towards David Miller at point who accepts the dolly with both hands

NLTC Perera c Miller b Rabada 7 (17m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Rabada to NLTC Perera, 1 run, OUT, fuller around off, lofts it towards long-off, van der Dussen pedals back from mid-off but has misjudged it and it goes over him but the batsmen are going for the second, Akila is struggling, the throw to Rabada is wide but he keeps his cool and breaks the stumps, Akila was way too short

A Dananjaya run out (van der Dussen/Rabada) 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6)

Imran Tahir to Mendis, OUT, fuller around off, comes forward and looks to drive but fails to keep it down. An easy catch for van der Dussen at extra cover, who bends low and takes it with fingers pointing upwards

BKG Mendis c van der Dussen b Imran Tahir 60 (95m 73b 5x4 1x6) SR: 82.19

Rabada to NLTC Perera, 5 wides, angling down the leg side and sliding even further, de Kock puts in the dive, gets his hands to it but cannot stop the boundary

Around the wicket with a wide slip in place

Imran Tahir to de Silva, OUT, tossed up around off, a little bit of drift before it spun away sharply. Dhananjaya was drawn forward, goes for the drive but finds nothing. De Kock whips off the bail. They have gone upstairs but it's very close. The foot is on the line, but is there something behind as well? A micron? Third umpire Aleem Dar is zooming in and rock-and-roll-ing again and again from multiple angles, and he doesn't think there was something behind. Tahir strikes straightaway, he has got two now

DM de Silva st †de Kock b Imran Tahir 39 (73m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Mxp : "300 can't say it's impossible, still hulk TP in the dressing room , while Mendis is accelerating "

Rabada to de Silva, FOUR runs, short of length outside off, Dhananjaya looks to defend, gets an outside edge which beats the diving de Kock behind the stump
D Pretorius to Mendis, FOUR runs, short of length, a bit on the leg side, goes back and pulls it over short fine leg to bring up his fifty

Ritesh Singh: "Whats the quickest Nortje has bowled today ?" -- I noticed one bowled at 146kph

Here is Pretorius

Thanks, Varun. These two have now added 79 to lead Sri Lanka's recovery after two quick strikes.

Ngidi to Mendis, FOUR runs, short and down leg side, once again all he has to do is use the face and nudge it to the fine leg boundary. Second time in a row, Ngidi puts pressure on himself early in an over
D Pretorius to Mendis, SIX runs, slaps it over the midwicket boundary! This is good ODI batting. Both batsman have sized up South Africa's fifth and sixth bowling options - 130 kph whereabouts, at a length, and on the stumps. Using their own discipline against them. He lines up, stays still, gets forward and lifts this on the rise with a slog
Ngidi to de Silva, no run, falls short of mid-on. Length and in at middle stump. Looks to drive through cover, gets it off the inside half
Ngidi to Mendis, 2 runs, they steal a second! Short of a length outside off, dabbed to third man's right. Rabada lazy as he gets to this and Mendis makes him pay. KG gets a stare down from the bowler and keeeper
Ngidi to Mendis, FOUR runs, tickled fine. Poor line. Full and into the pads. Uses the pace and picks up some easy runs

SD: "Kusal Mendis' numbers in ODIs are so bizarre, for the lack of a better word. A guy who scores 50+ every 4 innings or so with an average of just over 27? Numbers can so belie a player's quality sometimes. "

D Pretorius to de Silva, FOUR runs, whistles past the non-striker and Rabada has no chance this time at mid-on. Offcutter, overpitched on middle stump and pumped with the full face visible
D Pretorius to de Silva, 2 runs, just clears Rabada at mid-on. Offcutter again, at a length on off stump. Gets down the pitch and looks to go big but it's off the inside half. Rabada sprints and puts in a slide but is still a considerable way away as this plonks into the turf
D Pretorius to de Silva, no run, inside edge onto pad. Offcutter at a length and he hasn't picked that as he gets bat and pad close together

Raushan Razik: "@Mudasir Nazir: - Rangana & Jehan will have no idea if someone wished them in Kashmir... :D "

Mulder to Mendis, FOUR runs, sweeps him over midwicket. That'll hurt the ego a little. Full and floaty outside off. He gets very low and nails the connection on this to clear the infield
Mulder to Mendis, 2 runs, just evades mid-on. Mendis attempts another booming drive on the up and is done by the grip and movement inwards. Wants to go over mid-off, seemingly, but it comes off the inside and clears Ngidi

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

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