ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Sri Lanka vs South Africa - Match 2

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Date & Time: 24 May 2019

Sri Lanka 251/10

RR: 5.90 | South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

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That's all from this match. South Africa got an easy win over Sri Lanka while Afghanistan upset Pakistan in the other warm-up game. On Saturday, teams like Australia, England, India and New Zealand will be in action. Do join us at 1030 local (0930 GMT) for the coverage. Cheers!

South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis says he is happy with the overall result as the bowlers and the batters got their chances. On Andile Phehlukwayo, Faf mentions that he is a wicket-taker. Says it was just about spending time out in the middle as it is different from the 20-over format. Informs that Quinton de Kock was just being rested.

Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says that it was a flat wicket and reckons that they got off to a good start but could not capitalize. Feels it was not easy against the bowling attack of South Africa. On his personal form, he says he just does basic things and not the fancy things. Adds that it is not easy to bat early on in the innings. Ends by informing us that the injuries to Udana and Avishka aren't serious and they will be back for the next warm-up game.

Andile Phehlukwayo says that it was a good performance and a good outing for them as they got what they wanted. Tells that he just likes to do whatever the team wants him to do. On his preference, Phehlukwayo mentions that he would like to bowl early on. States that it was a good learning experience as they learnt a lot about their bowling and batting. Adds that he is looking to take the confidence heading into the tournament.

South Africa put up a decent bowling show. Lungi Ngidi provided the initial breakthroughs while Kagiso Rabada bagged the prized scalp of Dimuth Karunaratne. The best bowler on show though was Andile Phehlukwayo who took a 4-wicket haul. Their main spinners were not too impressive as both Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi struggled. Another thing worth mentioning was the fielding of the African side. Earlier, their batting also clicked and put up a big total, mainly due to the knocks of Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla, and cameos from the lower order. Overall a good outing for them.

Easy victory for South Africa! They never really got pushed in the field and have registered a comprehensive victory. Chasing a 300-plus target, Sri Lanka needed Kusal Perera to fire up front but he bagged a 2-ball duck. Dimuth Karunaratne did well to hold one end up and also constructed a couple of 50-plus partnerships with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. Although, they never looked like going after the target. Good batting practice for their skipper and Mathews but apart from them, there wasn't much fight shown.

42.3
0
I Tahir to S Lakmal, OUT! That looked out and it is out. A great googly by Tahir to fool the batsman. He lands it around off and Lakmal is caught on the back foot trying to deal with it. Fails to put bat on ball and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the umpire raises his finger quickly. Lakmal takes the DRS but to no use, it's clipping the top of middle stump. That's it then. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 87 RUNS!

Suranga Lakmal is given out lbw! Looks plumb but he wants to use the DRS. Hmm...

42.2
1
I Tahir to T Perera, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
42.2
0
I Tahir to T Perera, Wide! A googly wide outside off, it's left alone by the batsman.
42.1
0
I Tahir to T Perera, Too full in length and wide outside off, Thisara drives but finds the extra cover fielder at the edge of the circle.

Imran Tahir is back on.

41.6
1
D Pretorius to T Perera, Short and down the leg side, Perera fails to middle his help-pull shot but still manages to get it away from the keeper. A single taken.
41.5
2
D Pretorius to T Perera, Short in length on off, Perera pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep makes a sliding stop and they cross for a couple of times.
41.4
1
D Pretorius to S Lakmal, That's not a shot from a number 11. A lovely cover drive by Lakmal, he pierces it past the cover fielder and gets off the mark with a single.

The last man in is Suranga Lakmal.

41.3
0
D Pretorius to J Vandersay, OUT! Fantastic catch by Duminy. Pretorius offers room outside off and Vandersay rocks back to pack a punch. He fails to keep it down and it goes low towards backward point. JP Duminy stationed there snaps it inches above the ground, great reaction catch from the veteran.
41.2
1
D Pretorius to T Perera, A little short in length on off, Thisara stays back footed and flat-bats it down past his partner to mid off for a run.
41.1
1
D Pretorius to J Vandersay, Good timing and great fielding! Too full in length on off, Vandersay plays a well-timed off drive but fails to beat the diving attempt of the mid off fielder.

Dwaine Pretorius is back for another go.

40.6
1
JP Duminy to J Vandersay, Shortish and on off, Vandersay hangs on the back foot and strokes it down to long off for one. 7 runs from the over, not enough though as the RRR is touching almost 11.
40.5
0
JP Duminy to J Vandersay, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
40.5
0
JP Duminy to J Vandersay, Again a wide down the leg side! Jeffrey gets inside the line to cover the stumps and then allows it to spin down the leg side.
40.5
0
JP Duminy to J Vandersay, Wide! Turning down the leg side, Vandersay allows it through to the keeper.
40.4
1
JP Duminy to T Perera, Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a run.
40.4
0
JP Duminy to T Perera, Wide! Fires one down the leg side, Thisara wants to flick but misses.
40.3
0
JP Duminy to T Perera, Flatter again, wide outside off, left alone.
40.2
1
JP Duminy to J Vandersay, Helps it with the spin through square leg for one.
40.1
1
JP Duminy to T Perera, Flatter on off, Perera works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

Breaking news - Afghanistan have thumped Pakistan in the other warm-up game. Great result for the Afghans. They will be the one team to watch out for upsets in the mega event. No team can afford to take them lightly.

Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game.

39.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Vandersay, Gets on the front foot and drives a full ball to mid off. Another top over by Andile!
39.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Vandersay, Stays back and plays down a length ball to point.

Jeffrey Vandersay is next to bat.

39.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Siriwardana, OUT! Fourth wicket for Phehlukwayo. Shorter one, well-directed, Siriwardana pulls but without much power and timing. It flies in front of square leg and Aiden Markram takes the simplest of catches in the deep.
39.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to T Perera, Goes on the back foot and punches it wide of mid off for a run.
39.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to T Perera, Digs in a short ball around off, hurrying onto the batsman, Perera plays a mistimed pull shot towards mid on.
39.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to T Perera, Bouncer first up to the new batsman. Thisara ducks underneath it.

Thisara Perera arrives, finally. 104 needed off 66 balls.

38.6
0
JP Duminy to A Mathews, OUT! This is a brilliant running catch from Chris Morris, not easy when you are sprinting back! A loopy full ball around off, Angelo tries to heave it across the line by jumping down the track but gets a big top edge over extra cover. Morris does well to keep his eyes on the ball and catches it safely. The reaction on his face tells you everything, not easy to take those.
38.5
1
JP Duminy to M Siriwardana, Plays it down with soft hands to covers and pinches a single.
38.4
1
JP Duminy to A Mathews, Mathews has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
38.3
6
JP Duminy to A Mathews, SIX! Mathews goes big! It's not over until this batsman is at the crease. Flighted ball, too full in length around off, Mathews lines up behind the delivery and thwacks it over long on.
38.3
0
JP Duminy to M Siriwardana, Wide! Sprays a full ball down the leg side, Siriwardana leaves it and the keeper fumbles. They cross.
38.2
0
JP Duminy to M Siriwardana, Too full in length on off, Milinda pushes it back from the inner portion of his bat.
38.1
1
JP Duminy to A Mathews, Flighted ball on off, turning back in slowly, Angelo works it in front of square leg for a run.
37.6
4
A Phehlukwayo to M Siriwardana, FOUR! Crunched! A good length ball around off, Siriwardana forces it through the line and it flies over cover-point for a boundary. Gets off the mark in style.

Milinda Siriwardana is the new man in. No signs of either Thisara Perera or Isuru Udana. Seems Sri Lanka have given up on the chase and just want to get as much game time as possible in the middle.

37.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, OUT! Caught behind! The slower one foxes Jeevan. Phehlukwayo continues to deliver with the ball. A clever change in pace from him as he serves it full and wide outside off. Mendis winds up for a big heave-ho over the leg side but gets a faint outside edge behind to Miller. 119 needed off 73 balls with four wickets left, time running out for Sri Lanka.
37.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, On a length around off, angling away, Jeevan plants his back leg inside the crease and taps it down to point.
37.3
4
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, FOUR! Lovely straight drive, straight out of the coaching manual. A shade overpitched and around off, Mendis brings down a straight drive and crisply strokes it past his partner at the other end for a boundary down the ground.
37.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
37.1
1
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, In the air but just wide of the two inside fielders. Back of a length ball on off, Mendis mishits it aerially but wide of extra cover. The mid off fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball and they take a single.
36.6
1
JP Duminy to J Mendis, Presses forward to a full ball and strokes it down to long off for a single.
36.5
2
JP Duminy to J Mendis, Sliding down the leg side, it's swept down to short fine leg where Ngidi misfields and allows a couple.
36.4
4
JP Duminy to J Mendis, FOUR! Up and over! Loopy and full on middle, Jeevan kneels down and pumps his slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. A good controlled stroke.
36.3
1
JP Duminy to A Mathews, Jumps out of the crease to take it on the full and drives it from the toe end of his bat to long off for a single.
36.2
0
JP Duminy to A Mathews, Straighter one outside off, Mathews pushes inside the line and edges it down to backward point.
36.1
1
JP Duminy to J Mendis, Tossed up ball on off, turning away, Mendis gets back and punches it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a run.

JP Duminy to roll his arm now. He is a decent part-timer and could play a big role with the ball in the World Cup.

35.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, Shorter one on off, it's run down to third man for a single. 6 from the over along with the wicket of Dhananjaya.
35.5
4
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, FOUR! Jeevan gets off the mark with a boundary. Short in length around middle, Mendis swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg. Aiden Markram sprints across to his left in the deep, does the hard work to reach the ball but fails to flick it back in play. It goes past him to meet the fence.
35.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, Close to off stump this time, on a length, Mendis sticks back inside the crease and plays it out to backward point.
35.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, Wide! Short in length and wide down the leg side, Jeevan tries to pull but misses. A good take by Miller. That wasn't too far from taking the edge.
35.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Mendis, Slower short ball around the rib cage, Mendis moves inside the line and tries to tickle it fine. Misses.

Jeevan Mendis walks out to bat next. There is a wide first slip in place for him.

35.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to de Silva, OUT! Sound of timber! Phehlukwayo delivers a good length ball in the line of off stump and gets it to skid through the surface, Dhananjaya tries playing the cross-batted shot but misses the ball completely. The ball doesn't miss the off pole though. Half the side is back in the pavilion now with the score reading 199/5, 140 more needed off 88 balls!
35.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to de Silva, Aerial but safe! Back of a length ball outside off, Dhananjaya punches it in the air but it doesn't carry to extra cover. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.

34.6
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, A cover drive this time but straight to the fielder inside the ring. 7 from the over, the required RR is touching almost 10 now.
34.5
4
T Shamsi to A Mathews, FOUR! Great shot! Loopy and full around off, Angelo gets forward with a big stride and lofts it with ease over extra cover for a boundary.
34.4
1
T Shamsi to de Silva, Skips down the track to a flatter delivery and punches it to long off for a single.
34.3
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Fifty for Angelo Mathews. He reaches there by charging down the track and easing a full ball to long on for a run. Finding good form, Mathews.
34.2
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
34.1
0
T Shamsi to de Silva, Shout for an lbw! Extra loopy delivery, full and dipping in around leg, turning down, Dhananjaya tries to sweep but misses. He is hit on the pads, they appeal but the umpire stays still. They cross and it's given as a leg bye. Maybe, it was turning down too much and would have missed the stumps.
33.6
0
L Ngidi to A Mathews, Shortish and on middle, helped from the crease to short mid-wicket. A single and a boundary from the over.
33.5
0
L Ngidi to A Mathews, Fractionally short in length around off, slower in pace, Mathews plays it down from the crease to point. Looks for a run but it's not on.
33.4
0
L Ngidi to A Mathews, Play and a miss! Ngidi goes short this time, around middle and leg, Angelo tries to pull but it bounces over his bat.
33.3
4
L Ngidi to A Mathews, FOUR! Terrific hit! Back of a length ball on middle, Mathews gets on top of the bounce and plays a short-arm jab behind square leg for a boundary.
33.2
1
L Ngidi to de Silva, De Silva gives the charge this time to take it on the full but hits it without much timing to sweeper cover for a run.
33.1
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, Good length ball on off, angling in, de Silva taps it down towards backward point and looks for a run. He is sent back.
32.6
1
T Shamsi to de Silva, Advances down the track to make it very full and then drills his drive to sweeper cover for a single.
32.5
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Flighted and on middle, worked behind square leg for a run.
32.4
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Loopy around middle and off, turning away, Mathews leans to defend but it takes the outer half of his bat and rolls to covers.
32.3
1
T Shamsi to de Silva, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
32.2
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads to deep mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
32.2
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Wide! Shamsi fires one down the leg side, Angelo fails to flick and Miller does well to get his body behind to stop the ball.
32.1
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, DROPPED BY MILLER! A flighted delivery turning down the leg side, Mathews jumps out of the crease to flick but it takes a faint inside edge and goes behind. Miller reacts quickly but fails to hang on to the catch. It's a tough job, keeping.
31.6
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, A touch short and on off, de Silva flicks it in front of square leg but finds the fielder. Good over, only one run from it.
31.5
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
31.4
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, Good length ball on off, blocked from the back foot.
31.3
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, INSIDE EDGE! Review wasted. Umpire Richard Illingworth has a hawk eye of his own. Top class decision. A length ball around off, shaping back in at 132 kph, Dhananjaya tries to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Faf signals for the DRS from mid on and it's referred upstairs. The Ultra Edge doesn't waste time in finding out the wood.

Huge shout for an lbw, turned down and immediately Faf du Plessis takes the DRS. Looked close to the naked eye. Is height a factor? Let's find out...

31.2
0
L Ngidi to de Silva, Angles in a length ball on off, Dhananjaya plays close to his front pad and works it to square leg.
31.1
1
L Ngidi to A Mathews, Starts with a very full ball on middle, Mathews runs down the track and forces it down the ground past his partner. Du Plessis makes a diving stop from mid on and saves three runs for his team.

Drinks break. 158 needed off 114 balls. South Africa remain ahead. The partnership between Karunaratne and Mathews did frustrate them but they have managed to break it. Angelo Mathews holds the key for them in this chase now and he coming into form will be very crucial for Sri Lanka before the World Cup. It's turning out to be a sorry day for the spinners. They have struggled to leave much impact. Heading for a close finish. Lungi Ngidi is back into the attack.

30.6
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Floated and full on middle, it's worked gently through square leg for one. 11 from this over.
30.5
1
T Shamsi to de Silva, Extra flight this time, too full in length on off, it's driven down to long off for a single.
30.4
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Quicker and flatter on off, Mathews stays back and chops it out to point for a run.
30.3
4
T Shamsi to A Mathews, FOUR! Yet another similar shot for a boundary. The length is fuller than the last ball, around off, Mathews gets down and across and smashes it with the spin over backward square leg.
30.2
4
T Shamsi to A Mathews, FOUR! Mathews has played it so well. Tossed up ball on off, Angelo goes down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a boundary.
30.1
0
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Loopy and on leg, it's flicked with the spin to backward square leg.
29.6
0
K Rabada to de Silva, Slower delivery, a touch short and around off, de Silva stands inside the crease and defends it to the off side. Excellent over, a wicket and only a run off it.
29.5
0
K Rabada to de Silva, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it with soft hands to mid off.
29.4
0
K Rabada to de Silva, Shortish and outside off, Dhananjaya watches the line closely and shoulders arms.

The new man is Dhananjaya de Silva.

29.3
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, OUT! Dimuth Karunaratne holes out on the devil's number! Rabada steams in from 'round the wicket and digs in a short ball on middle. Dimuth wheels a pull shot but fails to connect properly. It flies straight down to Aiden Markram at deep backward square leg who hardly moves to complete the catch. The partnership is closed two short of a hundred. 169 needed off 123 balls.
29.2
1
K Rabada to A Mathews, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Mathews glances it off his hips through backward square leg for a run.
29.1
0
K Rabada to A Mathews, Good length ball on off, angling in, Angelo gets back and defends it to the bowler with a straight bat.
28.6
0
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Sliding down the leg side, Dimuth tries to flick but misses. A stifled appeal but to no use.
28.5
3
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Loopy and full on off, Mathews strides forward and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket. It's towards the longer part of the ground and they take three runs.
28.4
1
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne gets down and works it wide of mid on for one.
28.3
0
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Fullish and on middle, Karunaratne flicks it off the inner half but finds short fine leg.
28.2
0
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Flatter and shorter on off, Karunaratne plays it down to point from the back foot.

Slip moves out to short third man.

28.1
4
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Floated full ball around off, Karunaratne kneels down and sweeps it behind square leg and it runs away from short fine leg for a boundary.
27.6
1
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Width on offer around off, Dimuth remains on the back foot and steers it down to third man for a run.
27.5
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, Karunaratne stays back and pushes it with an angled bat towards cover-point.
27.4
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely.
27.3
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, A touch short in length around off, Dimuth tries to run it down to third man but the backward point fielder intervenes and makes the stop with a slide.
27.2
4
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, FOUR! We have seen plenty of boundaries off the deliveries down the leg side. Karunaratne neatly deflects it fine and fetches a boundary.
27.1
1
K Rabada to A Mathews, Short in length around off, Angelo gives the charge and drags his attempted pull shot wide of mid on for a run.

Kagiso Rabada is brought back into the attack. 184 needed off 138 balls.

26.6
0
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Beaten! Tossed up ball outside off, spinning away, Karunaratne tries to play the slog sweep but fails to connect.
26.5
0
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, A back foot square cut from Dimuth but it has gone straight to point.
26.4
4
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Superbly played! Shamsi is on the shorter side with his delivery outside off, turning away, Karunaratne delays his shot and plays at it very late. Keeps in mind that there is a slip in place and runs it wide of him to find the fence at third man.
26.3
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Too full in length and around leg, Mathews tickles it in front of square leg and rotates the strike.
26.2
1
T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Turning away from the left-hander, it's on the shorter side and the batsman gets the time to rock back and slap it to sweeper cover for a run.
26.1
1
T Shamsi to A Mathews, Starts with a flatter and shorter ball on middle, Mathews moves back and helps it towards square leg for a run.

David Miller has donned the gloves now. He is replacing Quinton de Kock behind the wickets. Tabraiz Shamsi has also come in, replacing Andile Phehlukwayo on the field. The spinner is straightaway inserted into the attack as well. A slip in place for him.

25.6
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Drifting down the leg side, Karunaratne tries to flick but misses. Not given as a wide. Probably, it clipped his thigh pad on its way to the keeper.
25.5
1
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Slower length ball on off, Mathews lifts his front leg and turns it through mid-wicket for a run.
25.4
0
D Pretorius to A Mathews, A pitched up delivery on off has been driven down the ground to mid off.
25.3
0
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
25.2
1
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, This one stays a bit low around off, Karunaratne tries to keep it out with a straight bat but it takes the outside edge and runs down to third man for a run.
25.1
4
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Sri Lanka are dealing in boundaries at the moment. Poor delivery, down the leg side, it's helped on its way to the fine leg fence.
24.6
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Leans forward to a full ball and drives it down to long off for a single. 11 from this over, 23 in the last two, this partnership has moved to 70 in 71 balls and Sri Lanka need 197 more off 150 balls.
24.5
4
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Tahir goes quick and flat down the leg side, Dimuth picks it off his pads and nudges it wide of short fine leg. It races away to the fence beating the chase from the in-ring fielder.
24.4
4
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Well played! Karunaratne shows his range there. He pulls out the reverse sweep and nails a low full toss to the third man fence.
24.3
0
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, A googly on the shorter side outside off, Karunaratne cuts from the back foot but finds the point fielder.
24.2
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Extra loop on this one, full and on middle, Mathews eases it down through mid on and rotates the strike.
24.1
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, A floated leg spinner, landing full outside off, Karunaratne slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
23.6
0
D Pretorius to A Mathews, A length ball on off, Mathews gets forward and pushes it to extra cover. 12 from the over, the RRR is exactly 8 now.
23.5
2
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Yet another delivery on the pads, Mathews tucks it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
23.4
4
D Pretorius to A Mathews, FOUR! A poor delivery with fine leg up inside the ring. A gift on the pads for Angelo and he accepts it gleefully by deflecting it wide of the in-ring fielder for a boundary.
23.3
0
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Shortish and on off, tapped down from the crease to point.
23.2
4
D Pretorius to A Mathews, FOUR! First from the bat of Angelo Mathews. He gives the charge to a short ball outside off and slaps it over backward point. The sweeper cover tries cutting it off but the ball wins the race. 50-run stand comes up.
23.1
1
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Bat on ball this time and it has been worked through backward square leg for a run.
23.1
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Wide! Slips a good length ball down the leg side, Karunaratne tries to get some bat on it but misses.
22.6
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, A googly maybe, around off, Mathews strides forward to push it on the off side but it takes the inside half of his bat and rolls on the leg side. The required rate has now gone over 8.
22.5
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Steps down the track and drives it down past the bowler to long on for one.
22.4
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Full and flighted on middle, it's knocked down to long on for one.
22.3
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Karunaratne has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
22.2
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Too full in length on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.
22.1
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
21.6
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Angles in a good length ball from middle and leg. Karunaratne tries flicking but misses. It goes off his pads to the left of the keeper and Mathews calls him for a hesitant leg bye.
21.5
1
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Goes on the back foot and taps it down to covers. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Direct hit would have been close.
21.4
1
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Short and pulled again, in the gap on the leg side at backward square leg, and a run is taken.
21.3
4
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Fifty for Dimuth Karunaratne, back-to-back for him and the skipper is showing good form. He reaches there by playing a very controlled pull shot to a short ball down the leg side. It races away and crosses the fine leg fence in no time.
21.2
1
D Pretorius to A Mathews, A low full toss on off, Mathews leans forward to reach for it and forces it back in the direction of the bowler. Pretorius boots it out towards mid on and they cross.
21.1
0
D Pretorius to A Mathews, Fullish and on off, flicked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
20.6
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, On the pads, AM flicks it to fine leg for a run.
20.5
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Floats it on middle, Dimuth strokes it to long on for a run.
20.4
4
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Swept fine! Tossed up outside off, Karunaratne premeditates the sweep and gets it fine down the fine leg region for a boundary.
20.3
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Flatter on middle, Mathews milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
20.2
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Tossed up on the stumps, Angelo defends it off his front foot.
20.1
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Flighted on off, Dimuth comes down the track and nudges it to long on for a run.
19.6
1
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Length ball on off, Dimuth strokes it to point and keeps the strike with a run.
19.5
2
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, On the pads, Karunaratne flicks it towards square leg and gets a brace.
19.4
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Dropped! A very tough chance though. Good length ball on off, Karunaratne ends up chipping it towards mid on. It was falling short of Phehlukwayo. He comes running in and puts in a dive to take the catch. The ball gets in his hands but then pops out. Would have been a sensational catch.
19.3
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Outside off, DK plays it to the man at point.
19.2
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Full once again on off, Karunaratne tucks it to mid-wicket.
19.1
0
D Pretorius to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Dimuth drives it straight to cover.

Dwaine Pretorius to have a go with the ball now.

18.6
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Tossed up on middle, Karunaratne whips it to deep mid-wicket and gets a run.
18.5
0
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Flighted on middle, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
18.4
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Shorter on off, Angelo punches it towards cover and takes one.
18.3
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Flights it on middle and off, Mathews gets on his front foot and blocks it.
18.2
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Tossed up on the stumps, AM defends it with a straight bat.
18.1
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Floated on middle, Dimuth looks to flick it but it goes to cover off the leading edge. They take a run.

Change of bats for Angelo Mathews.

17.6
3
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Short in length and on off, it's pulled down behind square leg for three runs.
17.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Aiden Markram, you Jonty Rhodes! Terrific stop, saves a certain boundary. Fuller in length and outside off, Karunaratne plays a crunching cover drive but Markram dives full length to his right to make a superb one-handed stop.
17.4
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery on off, Mathews stays back and works it wide of mid on for a run.
17.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
17.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Short ball on off, Karunaratne turns inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Angelo works it in front of square leg for a run.
16.6
1
I Tahir to A Mathews, Fuller and on off, driven off the front foot to long off for a single. Tidy start from the experienced leggie.
16.5
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Probably a googly on off, Mathews strides forward and defends it at the last moment to the on side.
16.4
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Flatter on this occasion, around leg and skidding down, Angelo clips it off his pads to backward square leg.
16.3
0
I Tahir to A Mathews, Loopy and full on off, Mathews defends it back off his front foot.
16.2
1
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Goes down half on his front knee and paddles it behind square leg for a run.
16.1
0
I Tahir to D Karunaratne, Starts with a delivery on the pads, Karunaratne tries flicking but misses. It deflects towards square leg.

First sign of spin in this innings. Imran Tahir is introduced into the attack. He will have a slip in place.

15.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Serves a length ball on off, Karunaratne runs it down to third man for a run.
15.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Slower and fuller on off, Mathews wrists his flick shot through mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Pitches it up and outside off, Mathews presses forward and defends it to the off side.
15.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, On and around off, angling in on a length, Mathews covers the line and pushes it out to mid on.
15.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Good length ball on off, it's played out safely from the crease to covers.
15.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Mathews has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

Drinks break. South Africa are in front at the moment. Two early wickets pegged the Lankans back but then the partnership between Karunaratne and Mendis revived their chase. The latter looked in fine form but failed to carry on. Now, their hope is pinned on the current skipper and the former skipper in the middle. 257 needed off 210 balls.

14.6
1
C Morris to A Mathews, Sliding down the leg side, eased in front of square leg for one. Decent comeback over from Chris.

Injury Update - Avishka Fernando has had a scan on his right ankle and there is a good news for the Sri Lankan fans. It is not a serious injury and there is just a mild swelling.

14.5
1
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Edgy, doesn't look intentional. Morris lands it on a length and just outside off, Dimuth pushes inside the line and gets it away off the outside edge to third man. A single is taken.
14.4
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Once again a slower delivery, the length is short though and it's outside off. Karunaratne picks it late and tries to run it down to third man but finds point.
14.3
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Slower ball from Morris, it's full and on off, Dimuth drives it off the inner portion of his bat to mid on.
14.2
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, A touch short and on off, Dimuth stands back and taps it down to covers.
14.1
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Fullish and on off, driven off the front foot towards mid on.
13.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Shortish again, on middle, this time the southpaw drags his pull shot off the inside half of his bat. It rolls through square leg for a run. 8 from the over along with the wicket of Kusal Mendis.
13.5
2
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Short in length and on off, Karunaratne pulls it at deep mid-wicket, towards the longer part of the ground and returns for the second run.
13.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Flashes and misses! Not a smart thinking from the Sri Lankan skipper with a slip deployed. Phehlukwayo tempts the batsman by offering room outside off, Dimuth tries to flat-bat it through the line but misses.

A slip in place.

13.3
4
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Streaky! A length ball angling away from the batsman, Karunaratne strides forward to play the cover drive but it takes a thick outside edge and flies down to third man for a boundary.
13.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Mathews, Good length ball on middle, Mathews works it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.

Angelo Mathews is the new man in.

13.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Mendis, OUT! Trapped in front! Kusal Mendis' delightful innings comes to a stop. Phehlukwayo removes him with a straightforward delivery. He angles it on a length and in the line of the sticks at 129 kph. Mendis tries to work it across the line by shuffling a bit but fails to put bat on ball. He gets rapped on the pads, the appeal goes up and the finger follows. Hitting middle and leg, the replays confirm later. The 62-run stand is broken with Sri Lanka needing 267 off 221 balls.
12.6
1
C Morris to K Mendis, Outside off, Mendis runs it down to third man for a single.
12.5
0
C Morris to K Mendis, Full on off, Kusal blocks it off the front foot.
12.5
0
C Morris to K Mendis, WIDE! Morris misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Wide signalled.
12.4
4
C Morris to K Mendis, FOUR! Back of a length ball on off, Mendis pulls it over and wide of fine leg for a boundary.
12.3
1
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, DK plays it wide of point and gets one.
12.2
4
C Morris to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Edgy but Sri Lanka will take it. Length ball outside off, Karunaratne has a slash at it but gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant slip region and into tyhe third man fence for a boundary.
12.1
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne drives it to the man at cover.
11.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Length ball on off, DK punches it to cover and gets a single.
11.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Mendis, Full on off, Mendis taps it wide of mid on and calls for a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 50-run stand comes up between the two after that single.
11.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Mendis, On the stumps, solidly defended by Mendis.
11.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
11.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Dimuth strokes it to mid on.
11.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to D Karunaratne, Starts right on the money. It is on a length on top of off, Karunaratne blocks it.

Andile Phehlukwayo is introduced into the attack.

10.6
2
C Morris to K Mendis, On the pads, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple to see off the over.
10.5
1
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Dimuth plays it wide of cover. Miller dives to his left and picks the ball. They were looking for a single but did not go with it. Miller puts a wayward throw at the bowler's end being on the ground which lets them take a single eventually.
10.4
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Length ball on the stumps, DK defends it off his back foot.
10.3
1
C Morris to K Mendis, Good length ball on off, Mendis tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
0
C Morris to K Mendis, Fuller on off, Mendis blocks it off the front foot.
10.1
1
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Good length ball outside off, Karunaratne runs it down to third man for a single.

Powerplay 2 signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
4
K Rabada to K Mendis, FOUR! 12 from this over, 50 also comes up for Sri Lanka. The last over from Morris has shifted the momentum slightly. Rabada spears in a full ball on middle, not sure Mendis wanted to go aerial with his shot but still ends up lofting it off his pads in front of square leg. Good timing and it nearly goes all the way.
9.5
4
K Rabada to K Mendis, FOUR! Putting on a bit of a show here, Kusal Mendis. Rabada alters his length but goes very full and straight. Mendis stays deep inside the crease and uses his wrists to flick it in front of square leg for a boundary.
9.4
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Play and a miss! Rabada bends his back and bangs in a short ball around off at 142 kph, Mendis tries pulling but it bounces over his bat. Clearly beaten for pace.
9.3
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, A little bit of width on offer outside off, Mendis tries to run it down to third man but fails to beat Markram inside the ring. A good diving stop by him.
9.2
4
K Rabada to K Mendis, FOUR! Wow, what a shot! Kusal just loves playing horizontal-bat shots. Once again he picks the length very early. Fetches a short ball from wide outside off and thumps it over mid-wicket via a pull shot.
9.1
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Good length ball angling in around off, Mendis covers the line and pushes it to mid off.
8.6
1
C Morris to K Mendis, Mendis plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 14 runs from the over, an expensive start from Morris.
8.5
4
C Morris to K Mendis, FOUR! Third boundary in the over, Sri Lanka stepping up now on a really poor bowling! Shortish and on off, Mendis swivels a bit on the back foot and powers his pull shot behind square leg for a boundary.
8.4
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Sliding down the leg side, Dimuth fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.
8.3
0
C Morris to D Karunaratne, Morris switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a shortish length ball on middle, Karunaratne plays it down off his pads to square leg.
8.2
4
C Morris to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Make it two. Once again Morris delivers it short and wide outside off, Dimuth rides the bounce and slaps it down to third man for another boundary. Not the start Morris would have wanted.
8.1
4
C Morris to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Not a good start! It's short and wide outside off, Karunaratne stands tall and whacks it over point for a boundary, his first of the chase.

4 overs each to both the pacers so far and now we have a change in bowling. Chris Morris is inserted into the attack. He was not in the original squad for World Cup and got in only due to the injury to Anrich Nortje. The tall all-rounder would like to prove himself here.

7.6
1
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, Karunaratne pushes it to cover and they get a single. Dimuth will keep the strike.
7.5
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Length ball on off, DK strokes it to point.
7.4
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Play and a miss. Karunaratne looks to drive but once again his feet go nowhere and he misses.
7.3
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, On the stumps, Dimuth blocks it off the front foot.
7.2
3
K Rabada to K Mendis, Length ball on off, Mendis looks to guide it down to third man. It goes to the desired region but off his gloves and they get three as Faf pulls it back before the ropes.
7.1
4
K Rabada to K Mendis, FOUR! Finally some aggressive approach from Sri Lanka. Length ball on off, Mendis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.6
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Fourth play and a miss of the over. It is once again outside off, Karunaratne's feet have not moved much so far and in this delivery as well he does not move his feet much and looks to block but misses. Maiden!
6.5
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Outside off, once again Dimuth misses his front foot defense.
6.4
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Length on off, DK looks to drive it straight but it goes to point off the outer half of his bat.
6.3
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Once again nowhere close to the ball. Fuller and moving away with the angle, Karunaratne looks to defend but once again he misses.
6.2
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Good length ball outside off. It moves away with the angle, Karunaratne looks to drive but it just about misses the outside edge.
6.1
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Fuller on off, Karunaratne hits it to the man at mid-wicket.
5.6
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Length ball outside off, Mendis guides it to the man at short third man.
5.5
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Good length ball on off, Mendis defends it to mid on.
5.4
1
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, On the pads, Dimuth tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
5.3
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Extra pace once again. It pitches on middle and leg and comes in sharply. Karunaratne looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
5.2
0
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, Karunaratne strokes it to cover.
5.1
1
K Rabada to K Mendis, Fuller on off, Mendis tucks it to mid on and calls for a quick single.
4.6
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Pitches it outside off, Dimuth lets it carry to the keeper to finish off the over.
4.5
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne tries to play it across the line but gets a leading edge which goes safely to cover.
4.4
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Hits the length hard outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets beaten.
4.3
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Length ball on off, Dimuth gets on his front foot and defends it off the front foot.
4.2
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne defends it towards mid on.
4.1
0
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Fuller on off, Dimuth defends it towards mid-wicket.
3.6
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Length ball on off, Kusal Mendis tucks it to mid-wicket to see off the over.
3.5
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Pitches it on length, Mendis gets behind the line of it and defends it.
3.4
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Good length ball on off, Kusal blocks it off the front foot.
3.3
1
K Rabada to D Karunaratne, On middle and leg, Karunaratne glances it to the on side for one.
3.2
1
K Rabada to K Mendis, On the pads, Mendis flicks it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
3.1
0
K Rabada to K Mendis, Beauty! That's what extra pace can do. Bowls it on a length around off. The ball zips off the surface, Mendis looks to defend but gets nowhere close to the ball.
2.6
1
L Ngidi to K Mendis, On off, this time Mendis defends it with confidence. It rolls in front of mid on and the batsmen cross.
2.5
0
L Ngidi to K Mendis, Again length ball outside off. This one goes straight, Kusal hangs his bat out like a pendulum and it goes past it to the keeper.
2.4
0
L Ngidi to K Mendis, Once again Ngidi hits the deck hard around off. It moves away a hint after pitching. Mendis lets it go to the keeper.
2.3
3
L Ngidi to D Karunaratne, Good length ball on middle and leg, Karunaratne flicks it towards square leg. The fielder from fine leg stops it before the ropes and they get three.
2.2
1
L Ngidi to K Mendis, Good length ball on off, Mendis tucks it towards mid-wicket with soft hands and gets off the mark.

Kusal Mendis is the new man in.

2.1
0
L Ngidi to L Thirimanne, OUT! Run the replays of the last wicket, it's almost identical, caught David Miller at cover-point. The length is different though, it's slightly fuller in length outside off, Thirimanne leans into the drive but fails to keep it down. Another easy catch for David inside the ring. Second wicket for Ngidi and this is a terrific start for South Africa.
1.6
1
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, Outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets an inside edge. It goes to de Kock on a bounce. He fails to gather it and it goes towards the fine leg region and they get a run. 9 off Rabada's first.
1.5
0
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, Hits the deck hard and bowls it on off, Lahiru defends it with a straight bat.
1.4
0
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, Now smartly blocks the next one. It is on the stumps, Thirimanne defends it off his front foot.
1.3
4
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, FOUR! This one is even better. Full again on off, this time Thirimanne drives it through covers. There is no stopping that and the ball races away to the fence.
1.2
4
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, FOUR! What a shot! First boundary of the innings. Rabada bowls it full outside off, Thirimanne gets on his front foot and drives it wonderfully through point.
1.1
0
K Rabada to L Thirimanne, Rabada starts with a steaming ball, full on middle, Thirimanne blocks it off his front foot.

Kagiso Rabada to steam in from the other end with a brand new second ball. A false start first up from him...

0.6
1
L Ngidi to L Thirimanne, No he can't but nonetheless a brilliant start. The last ball is a back of a length ball on the body, Thirimanne tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a run. He will keep the strike.
0.5
0
L Ngidi to L Thirimanne, Fuller outside off, Thirimanne looks to drive but misses. Can Ngidi start with a wicket maiden?
0.4
0
L Ngidi to L Thirimanne, Away swing on offer on this one. It is pitched outside off and tails away from the batsman. Thirimanne lets it go to de Kock behind the stumps.
0.3
0
L Ngidi to L Thirimanne, Good length ball on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Lahiru Thirimanne is the number 3 batsman.

0.2
0
L Ngidi to K Perera, OUT! South Africa get the breakthrough on the second ball of the chase and it's a big one too. Once again it is on a length. Ngidi hits the length hard and bowls it outside off. Perera this time connects with his punch but it goes straight to David Miller at cover-point. He makes no mistake and Sri Lanka lose their first without a single run on the board.
0.1
0
L Ngidi to K Perera, Lungi starts with a good length ball on off. It goes away with the angle, Perera looks to play it on the off side but misses.

We are back for the second innings. The umpires are out in the middle. The South African players are out on the field taking their respective positions. Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne walks out with Kusal Perera to open the innings. Lungi Ngidi to start the proceedings with the first new ball. Two slips in place...