Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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
37.5
4
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, FOUR runs, middled and smacked this time towards the deep midwicket boundary. Was short of length outside off and du Plessis swivels to pull it away
35.4
4
MVT Fernando to van der Dussen, FOUR runs, short of length outside off, goes back and pulls it towards deep midwicket and gets a boundary. South Africa 17 away from victory now
35.3
1
MVT Fernando to du Plessis, 1 run, short of length outside off, gets on the top and dabs it towards backward point for a single to bring up his 11th ODI hundred

On 99

32.5
4
Sandakan to van der Dussen, FOUR runs, width outside off this time, goes for the cut, not from the middle of the bat but in the gap, brings up South Africa's 200 and the fifty partnership between these two
31.3
4
Dananjaya to du Plessis, FOUR runs, fuller around off, goes inside out and lofts it over mid-off for four
31.2
4
Dananjaya to du Plessis, FOUR runs, fuller again but this time du Plessis goes for the sweep, over the square leg umpire for four

And that is all from me. Hemant to see you through.

29.6
2
Dananjaya to du Plessis, 2 runs, chipped over mid-off. Length outside off and turning away. Goes on the up and clears Malinga
29.4
0
Dananjaya to van der Dussen, no run, legbreak takes the leading edge as he looks to drive to long-on. Didn't pick that length ball from middle
28.6
4
Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR runs, hooked fine off the leading edge. Some element of control as Faf gets his head and body inside the line of this bouncer at leg stump. Swats at it from underneath a little but gets the four in the end
27.2
0
Dananjaya to du Plessis, no run, appeal for lbw but he might have got bat on this. Length ball turns in and takes the inside edge as he defends on the front foot
23.4
0
Dananjaya to van der Dussen, no run, this one spins away and Rassie doesn't seem to have picked it. It's short enough though and he's deep enough in the crease to defend
23.2
W
Dananjaya to de Kock, OUT, this looks dead in front. QDK reviews but he's unlikely to survive. Caught on the back leg as he looks to flick off the back foot. There's no bat on this and he's in front of middle stump. It's nowhere close to being not out or whatever he was hoping for. He'll have to go after a rollicking knock. Gets 81 and leaves with South Africa needed only 82 more

Q de Kock lbw b Dananjaya 81 (107m 72b 11x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

22.6
4
Sandakan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, one more. Sandakan had a decent over in till the fourth ball, and with no fault of his own, it end a 10-run over. Faf walks across and picks this length ball from middle stump. Sweeps it past square leg. Just where he wanted to hit it
22.5
4
Sandakan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, drilled past mid-off. Tossed up outside off, gets to the pitch of it and deliberately hits his in the air, well to Malinga's right at mid-off
21.6
1
Dananjaya to du Plessis, 1 run, thick edge through the vacant point region. Length on middle and off and he looks to defend this
21.3
4
Dananjaya to de Kock, FOUR runs, and now a conventional sweep. Legbreak, doesn't allow it to pitch. Gets down on it and sends it off the inside part of the bat to the square leg boundary
21.2
4
Dananjaya to de Kock, FOUR runs, past backward point. Doing whatever he wants now. Full at off stump, quickly gets down and taps this reverse sweep to that fielder's right
20.4
4
Sandakan to de Kock, FOUR runs, whacked past first slip! Floated up full outside off again, gets down for the reverse sweep and swats it to the fielder's left as he anticipates and moves to the left. Too quick
20.3
4
Sandakan to de Kock, FOUR runs, and now the other side! Tossed up full outside off and this time he goes with the turn and drills it past extra cover
20.2
4
Sandakan to de Kock, FOUR runs, wallop! Midwicket in, mid-on in. Full ball outside off but QDK willing to take it on - a flat slog sweep to the midwicket boundary

Thanks, Hemant. Sri Lanka finding no respite. Or wickets.

Time for Varun to step in

19.6
4
Malinga to de Kock, FOUR runs, fuller around off and de Kock goes aerial, towards long-on, but doesn't get the distance, Thisara Perera runs backwards but cannot reach there and ends up kicking it towards the boundary
19.2
4
Malinga to de Kock, FOUR runs, fuller on the stumps and de Kock has just crunched it through midwicket, an amazing cocktail of power and timing to get to his fifty

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

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