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Sri Lanka vs South Africa - 5th ODI

Series: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date: 12 August 2018

South Africa 121/10 (24.4 Ovs) RR: 4.91 | Sri Lanka won by 178 runs

commentary

It has been a roller coster ride for the South Africans on this tour thus far. They started off on a horrific note in the Test series and then came charging back in the first three ODI's to seal the series. They put their foot off the pedal in the final two matches and wounded Sri lankans tigers pounced on them. All the talks in the post-match presentation were leading to WC which is still 10 months away and these two teams are far from getting their combination right for the mega event. Join us for the T20 match day after tomorrow which will wrap-up this series. Until then, this is Varun Dixit signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay, Rishi Roy and Venky.

It has been a roller coster ride for the South Africans on this tour thus far. They started off on a horrific note in the Test series and then came charging back in the first three ODIs to seal the series. They took their foot off the pedal in the final two matches and the wounded Sri Lankan lions pounced on them. All the talk in the post-match presentation were leading to the WC which is still 10 months away and these two teams are far from getting their combination right for the mega event. Join us for the T20 match day after tomorrow which will wrap-up this tour. Until then, this is Varun Dixit signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay, Rishi Roy and Venky.

Quinton de Kock: It is never easy coming here and winning in Sri Lanka. It is great to come off a series win here. I think, they batted really well and bowled really well. Angelo led them really well too. Akila is a serious bowler. It is hard to take on someone like him who has so many variations up his sleeves. I don't think toss played a part. We have ticked a lot of boxes but there are still things to be done before the WC.

JP Duminy, Man of the Series: It is bit of a bitter-sweet. I am pretty happy with the way we are playing. It was a tough decision to give up Test cricket but so far so good. Hopefully, I would make the WC squad in ten months time. Key for me is consistency in the next couple of months. Our batting has really been good in the first four matches and hopefully we can dominate in the WC. I am looking forward to leading my team in the T20 match.

Angelo Mathews: This was a performance we were looking for but it came in the last match. This should have come in the first three matches. Wicket was on the slower side and I was struggling to make runs on it. Credit to South Africa with the way they played. We are trying to play better in every match, there are still 20 matches to the WC and we want to make most of it. T20 cricket is always fun and we would like to have fun in the next match.

Akila Dananjaya, Man of the Match: "Today, I have bowled best. Plan was to be the best bowler in the series and I have achieved it. I want to play in both formats. I have improved my variations." - Roshan Abeysinghe translated the interview which was conducted in Sinhalese.

Spinners with two six-wicket hauls in ODIs:
Ajantha Mendis (6/13 & 6/29)
Shahid Afridi (6/38 & 7/12)
Rashid Khan (6/43 & 7/18)
Akila Dananjaya (6/54 & 6/29)

- South Africa have now lost seven of their last eight ODIs at PUNE. At no other venue they have lost a higher %age of ODIs as much as PUNE - 9 out of 13 (69.23%).

Biggest wins for SL vs SA (by runs):
180 Colombo PUNE, 2013
178 Colombo PUNE, 2018 *
123 Colombo PUNE, 2013

20:41 Local Time, 15:11 GMT, 20:41 IST: Hugs and handshakes all around. Skipper Mathews will be a happy man. It was almost a perfect match for his team. They put a formidable score on the board and South Africa never looked like chasing it down. Suranga Lakmal started it off with a snorter to get rid of Amla and South Africa did not recover from that. Akila was the wrecker-in-chief for the hosts. He bamboozled South Africans with his sorcery and they had no clue about the variations that he had up his sleeves. He ended up with exceptional figures of 6-29. Skipper Quinton was the only bright spot in Proteas' batting, he put up a valiant fight and scored a fifty to provide some respectability to the final total. Only four batsmen could manage to get into double digits and that sums up the batting effort of South Africa. Time for the presentations..

24.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala, out Caught by de Silva!! Dhananjaya de Silva takes the final catch to end South Africa's misery. Sri Lanka win by a comprehensive margin of 178 runs. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, Junior Dala smashes it, he doesn't time it as well as he would have liked and de Silva at cover-point takes it. It almost pops out of his hands but he showed good reflexes to grab it on the second attempt. Junior Dala c de Silva b Lahiru Kumara 5(3) [4s-1]

Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

24.3
4
Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala, FOUR, no sympathy for his fellow fast bowler, he banged it in, it was a nasty short of length delivery. Junior Dala gets inside the line of it and helps it to fine leg for a boundary
24.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, 1 run, at the pads and Rabada tucks it to deep square leg
24.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Junior Dala, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Junior Dala steers it to third man for a single
23.6
0
Dananjaya to Rabada, no run, defends it back

Junior Dala, right handed bat, comes to the crease

23.5
0
Dananjaya to Maharaj, out Caught by Lakmal!! The day keeps getting better for Dananjaya. He is having a whale of a time at PUNE. His best ever figures in ODIs. It was a back of the hand delivery, Maharaj doesn't read it at all. He dances down, went for a glory shot, got the desired elevation but it came of the bottom half of the bat and it went up in the air. Lakmal settles under it and takes it nicely near mid-off. These high catches under the night sky are never easy. Maharaj c Lakmal b Dananjaya 8(12) [4s-1]

Dananjaya to Maharaj, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

23.4
0
Dananjaya to Maharaj, no run, straight one at the stumps, blocked back to Dananjaya
23.3
1
Dananjaya to Rabada, 1 run, pushes it between extra cover and long-off for a single
23.2
2
Dananjaya to Rabada, 2 runs, dances down, converts it into a yorker and carves it over cover, long-off fielder comes across and stops it from reaching the fence
23.1
0
Dananjaya to Rabada, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, defended to the leg-side
22.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, no run, good length delivery aiming at the stumps, Maharaj is right behind it as he defends it back to the bowler
22.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the body, Rabada tucks it to deep mid-wicket
22.4
4
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, FOUR, it was almost an after thought from Rabada to go after that ball. He doesn't get it anywhere close to the middle of the bat, but gets a good outside edge, it flies right of point for a boundary. Lahiru Kumara was guilty of providing width on that short of length again and he was punished
22.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, back of a length delivery aiming at the stumps, it skids after hitting the deck. Rabada was right behind it as he defends it to cover
22.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, Maharaj pushes it to to the off-side for a single
22.1
4
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, FOUR, slashes and slashes hard! He pitches it on his favorite short of length, room was provided and Maharaj throws his hands. He gets an outside edge and it flies over slip for a boundary
21.6
1
Dananjaya to Maharaj, 1 run, fuller length delivery aiming at the stumps, drives it to long-on to retain strike
21.5
0
Dananjaya to Maharaj, no run, again fails to read Dananjaya off the hands and gets his bat down just on time to clip it to the leg-side
21.4
1
Dananjaya to Rabada, 1 run, on the pads and Rabada flicks it to square leg for a single
21.3
0
Dananjaya to Rabada, no run, good length delivery outside off, left alone
21.2
1
Dananjaya to Maharaj, 1 run, yorker length outside off, pushes it to cover
21.1
0
Dananjaya to Maharaj, no run, wrong 'un! It came in after pitching, Maharaj inside edges it onto the pads. Dananjaya knew it and he bails out of the appeal
20.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, another delivery on that back of a length, Rabada blocks it back to Lahiru Kumara
20.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, back of a length delivery aiming at the body, defends it to the leg-side
20.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, bangs it in short again, Rabada hops in the crease and tucks it to the leg-side. Maharaj wanted a single but Rabada wasn't keen and ultimately Maharaj had to go back. Lahiru Kumara collects and looked whether Maharaj is out of his crease, he wasn't and decides against throwing it
20.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, another short of length delivery, this time it wasn't as high as the last ball. Rabada ducks and into the gloves of Dickwella again
20.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, wide, banged in half way down the track, too short and it sails above the head of Rabada, into the gloves of Dickwella
20.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, no run, fast delivery targeting the stumps, off the inside edge and it drops down, not close to the stumps, so harmless
20.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, 1 run, back of a length delivery that skids in after hitting the deck, Maharaj pushes it to deep cover
19.6
2
Dananjaya to Rabada, 2 runs, flatter one at the pads, Rabada nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a brace
19.5
0
Dananjaya to Rabada, no run, defends it to cover this time
19.4
0
Dananjaya to Rabada, no run, defends it to point

Kagiso Rabada, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.3
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, out Caught by Dickwella!! Five-wicket haul for Dananjaya, he is having a dream of a match. He is jumping in delight and has every right to do so. It was an off-spinner, Phehlukwayo was playing for a straight one. The first two he defended didn't turn much but this one did. It catches the outside edge of Phehlukwayo and Dickwella makes no mistake. South Africa have already surrendered. Phehlukwayo c Dickwella b Dananjaya 3(14)

Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

19.2
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, straight bat defensive shot again, had this ball turned a little bit, he would have been rapped on the pads
19.1
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, defends it to cover
18.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Maharaj watches the line of ball, lifts his bat and lets it go
18.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Maharaj, no run, another delivery that is banged in, Maharaj sways and lets it go to Dickwella
18.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Phehlukwayo was early into the flick and outside edge of the bat takes it wide of point
18.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, no run, good short of length delivery, Phehlukwayo did well to sway away from the line of the ball and duck
18.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, no run, back of a length delivery outside off , Phehlukwayo was hurried by the pace, he ends up hanging his bat out and it deflects to the off-side after hitting the bat
18.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, no run, sharp bumper around off, Phehlukwayo arches back and sways out of the line

Keshav Maharaj, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.6
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, out Bowled!! That's the match. Another superb delivery from Dananjaya. de Kock like most of his mates as a look at the surface and then starts the walk back to the pavilion. Googly that pitches around off and holds its line, de Kock presses forward to defend and is beaten on the outside edge, the ball goes on to hit the top of off-stump. He was fighting a lone battle and now even he is gone. de Kock b Dananjaya 54(57) [4s-7 6s-1]

Dananjaya to de Kock, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

17.5
1
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, too straight, on middle and leg, nurdled round the corner - to backward square
17.4
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, leg-break and Phehlukwayo hangs back before turning it to mid-wicket
17.3
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, shortens the length on the googly and Phehlukwayo tentatively blocks it in front of slip
17.2
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, slower off-break and Phehlukwayo went for the sweep, missed and is hit around the tummy
17.1
0
Dananjaya to Phehlukwayo, no run, flighted on leg-stump, defended

Akila Dananjaya [5.0-0-20-3] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, short of length around the ribs, tucked away to fine leg
16.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Phehlukwayo, no run, short of length around off, Phehlukwayo hops and defends to cover

Andile Phehlukwayo, left handed bat, comes to the crease

16.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Willem Mulder, out Lbw!! Another top decision from umpire Palliyaguruge. South Africa have lost their sixth and with that their review as well. The nip-backer from Kumara, Mulder is not fully forward and is beaten on the inside edge, struck on the back leg and the finger went up in a flash. Mulder had a chat with de Kock and challenged the decision, only for it to be withheld. Willem Mulder lbw b Lahiru Kumara 2(5)

Lahiru Kumara to Willem Mulder, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

South Africa review: Mulder has been given out LBW. Fair delivery. Looks like there is no inside edge. UltraEdge confirms the same. Ball-tracking shows it to be hitting leg-stump. OUT!

16.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Willem Mulder, no run, bouncer to the new batsman and Mulder ducks under it
16.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, 1 run, back of a length on the hips, tucked away to deep square leg
16.1
2
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, 2 runs, short of length around off, de Kock pulls off the under edge to fine leg. That was very close to the stumps
15.6
1
de Silva to de Kock, 1 run, tossed up full and outside off, de Kock creams the drive to sweeper cover
15.5
1
de Silva to Willem Mulder, 1 run, comes down the track and wrists the quicker delivery to long-on
15.4
1
de Silva to de Kock, 1 run, fifty for de Kock. First as a captain. Not much celebrations. Just a wave of the bat and a handshake from Mulder. Fraction short and outside off, de Kock punches it to sweeper cover
15.3
1
de Silva to Willem Mulder, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and nudges it square on the leg-side
15.2
0
de Silva to Willem Mulder, no run, round the wicket and sliding it across the right-hander, Mulder plays outside the line of the ball and is beaten on the outer edge. Dickwella removes the bails off in a flash but Mulder had his back foot planted inside the crease

Willem Mulder, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Stumping check sent upstairs. Dickwella looks positive. When is he not? Not Out.

Drinks are on the field now..

15.1
0
de Silva to Duminy, out Caught&Bowled!! Huge wicket! This was the partnership for South Africa. Both were looking good and Dhananjaya strikes at the right time to send the in-form batsman back to the hut. Flighted around off, Duminy shimmies down looking to work it into the on-side, closes the bat face early and the leading edge pops back to the bowler. Soft dismissal! Duminy goes back shaking his head. Duminy c and b de Silva 12(13) [4s-1]

de Silva to Duminy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

14.6
4
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, FOUR, overpitched and de Kock puts it away with disdain. Expensive first over from Kumara, 11 runs off it. de Kock went through the line and a straight bat swing meant it sailed over the bowler, one bounce four
14.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length on off and middle, Duminy gets inside the line and helps it along the way to fine leg
14.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, 1 run, on a length and outside off, de Kock punches it to sweeper cover
14.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, no run, fuller and just outside off, de Kock knocks it to mid-off

Round the wicket

14.2
4
Lahiru Kumara to de Kock, FOUR, slower short of length delivery, sat up nicely near the hip region, de Kock swivels and places the pull backward of square leg. Mathews is not happy with the length
14.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Duminy, 1 run, runs down the wicket and toe-ends the drive wide of mid-off

Lahiru Kumara, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

13.6
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR, not where he intended but de Kock won't mind that. The reverse paddle and de Kock gets it finer than he would have liked, seemed like it came off the glove and beat Dickwella to his left
13.5
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, pushed softly towards cover
13.4
2
de Silva to de Kock, 2 runs, keeps sliding down leg and de Kock was early into the sweep, off the toe-end towards mid-wicket. It was in the air and wide of the fielder
13.3
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, blocked off the inner half to mid-wicket
13.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, slower on off, de Kock ekes out an inside edge onto the pad, ball drops safely near silly point
13.1
1
de Silva to Duminy, 1 run, drifts in with the arm and Duminy's drive is dragged to long-on
12.6
1
Perera to Duminy, 1 run, this short of length delivery refuses to bounce and hence Duminy's pull is more off the under edge to long leg
12.5
1
Perera to de Kock, 1 run, back of a length on off, de Kock pulls it to deep square leg
12.4
0
Perera to de Kock, no run, on a length and de Kock looks to heave it across the line, loses his balance and bat shape and the ball dribbles to mid-on
12.3
0
Perera to de Kock, no run, this short delivery rushes onto de Kock, who mistimes the pull to mid-wicket
12.2
1
Perera to Duminy, 1 run, banged in and Duminy pulls it along the ground to deep square leg
12.1
1
Perera to de Kock, 1 run, short of length around off, steered with an open bat face to third man
11.6
1
de Silva to de Kock, 1 run, flighted just outside off, de Kock opens the bat face and eases it to sweeper cover
11.5
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR, four dots and Dhananjaya offers a half volley to release the pressure. No chance for Mendis this time. de Kock absolutely smoked the drive and even long-off didn't bother to get around
11.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, quicker and drifting, de Kock inside edges the block back to de Silva
11.3
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, now to the left of cover and Mendis is called into action, saved again
11.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, makes a bit of room and drives it towards cover, diving stop by Mendis
11.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, a very full delivery to which de Kock looks to sweep, ball sneaks past the under edge and hits him on the back thigh. Luckily he was outside the line of off-stump
10.6
1
Perera to de Kock, 1 run, short and around the hips, pulled to long leg
10.5
6
Perera to de Kock, SIX, massive! Perera is bowling over the wicket to de Kock. It is the slower delivery and de Kock picked it early, walked down the wicket and lofted it through the line over long-on. Nice clean swing of the willow
10.4
0
Perera to de Kock, no run, slower delivery outside off, de Kock square drives it straight to point
10.3
1
Perera to Duminy, 1 run, short and outside off, Duminy's slap finds the man sweeping on the off-side
10.2
1
Perera to de Kock, 1 run, back of a length and de Kock dabs it to the vacant gully region, for a single
10.1
1
Perera to Duminy, 1 run, round the wicket and lands it on a length, Duminy walks forward and creams the drive to sweeper cover

Thisara Perera, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
1
Dananjaya to Duminy, 1 run, uses his feet and gets a bit too close to the delivery, squeezed out to mid-on
9.5
1
Dananjaya to de Kock, leg byes, 1 run, shuffles across and misses the sweep, struck on the back thigh and the ball rolls behind point. The impact was outside off and hence no appeal for LBW
9.4
2
Dananjaya to de Kock, 2 runs, steps out and gives himself room to slash it to extra cover, a misfield gives de Kock a couple
9.3
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, googly on leg-stump, de Kock tries to help it along the way with a paddle and misses, hit on the pad and there is a muted appeal for LBW. It was heading down leg
9.2
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, flighted on the stumps, de Kock comes down the track and blocks it back. He wasn't to the pitch
9.1
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, off-break on middle, de Kock makes room and punches it to extra cover
8.6
0
de Silva to Duminy, no run, slower and close to off, Duminy presses forward and defends to cover
8.5
0
de Silva to Duminy, no run, tossed up delivery that drifts in, Duminy blocks off the inside edge and the ball rolls back off the pad
8.4
4
de Silva to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy is off and running. Flatter delivery and no turn for Dhananjaya, Duminy camps on the back foot and punches it through the cover region. Two fielders there and he bisected them to perfection
8.3
1
de Silva to de Kock, 1 run, fraction short and outside off, de Kock cuts it square and Kumara does well to stop the ball, dives to his left from point and keeps it down to a single
8.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, keeps coming on with the arm, de Kock backs away and bunts it to cover
8.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, no run, slides on from round the wicket and de Kock clips it towards mid-wicket, straight to the fielder

Dhananjaya de Silva, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

7.6
0
Dananjaya to Duminy, no run, googly close to off, Duminy leans forward and blocks into the off-side

Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, comes to the crease

7.5
0
Dananjaya to Klaasen, out Lbw!! Dananjaya has another. Klaasen has a long chat with his skipper and they do not review it. Good call that as it was plumb in front. The wrong 'un causing all sorts of problems for the South African batsmen, Klaasen does not pick it and shuffles across to play down the wrong line, beaten on the inside edge and struck right in front of middle stump. At most the ball would have crashed into leg-stump. Umpire Llong had his finger up in a flash. Klaasen lbw b Dananjaya 3(8)

Dananjaya to Klaasen, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

7.4
1
Dananjaya to de Kock, 1 run, flighted on off, de Kock stays leg-side and drops it into the off-side, looks up at Klaasen and off go the duo
7.3
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, drifts the off-break into the left-hander, de Kock pushes it back
7.2
4
Dananjaya to de Kock, FOUR, loose delivery and de Kock puts it away. Slower, shorter and turning away further, de Kock waits and waits before back cutting it behind point, the fast outfield takes care of the rest
7.1
1
Dananjaya to Klaasen, 1 run, wrong 'un outside off, Klaasen bends down and top-edges the sweep to deep square leg. Lucky that it didn't carry
6.6
0
Lakmal to de Kock, no run, very good decision from umpire Palliyaguruge. He has been spot on with his decisions. Drifts down leg and de Kock misses the leg glance, the ball brushes the thigh pad on the way to Dickwella. The appeal was spontaneous but the umpire had got it right. Mathews challenges the decision and Sri Lanka lose their only review

Sri Lanka review: Dickwella suggests it came off the glove. Mathews sends it upstairs. Legal delivery. Nothing on UltraEdge as ball passes bat. Not Out!

6.5
1
Lakmal to Klaasen, 1 run, good length ball and Klaasen walks into the forward defensive, the ball rolls to point and Dhananjaya has a needless shy at the bowler's end, hits the target and concedes the run
6.4
0
Lakmal to Klaasen, no run, back of a length close to off, Klaasen blocks it in front of cover
6.3
0
Lakmal to Klaasen, no run, three quarter length from Lakmal and Klaasen offers a dead-bat in defence
6.2
0
Lakmal to Klaasen, no run, skids on and hits the bat hard as Klaasen was a tad late in bringing his bat down
6.1
0
Lakmal to Klaasen, no run, back of a length on off, Klaasen gets right behind the line and defends
5.6
1
Dananjaya to Klaasen, 1 run, that is a wasted delivery. Nonetheless, Dananjaya has a smile on his face. He has put Sri Lanka right on top. Full toss outside off, Klaasen eases the drive to long-off

Leg slip joins slip for the hat-trick ball

Heinrich Klaasen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.5
0
Dananjaya to Hendricks, out Bowled!! Top nut! Hendricks keeps looking at the surface. But it was not the pitch that did him in. It was him who did not read the delivery. Dananjaya on a hat-trick. South Africa have lost three and are in trouble. The wrong 'un pitches on a length and turns in sharply, Hendricks prods forward to defend and leaves a tidy gap between bat and pad for the ball to sneak through. Beats the inside edge and hits the top of the stumps. Hendricks b Dananjaya 0(1)

Dananjaya to Hendricks, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Reeza Hendricks, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.4
0
Dananjaya to Markram, out Caught&Bowled!! Dananjaya has his bunny. Three games and three times he has been dismissed by Dananjaya. His woes with spin continue. The googly lands full outside off, Markram tries to be aggressive and goes for the drive, does not keep it down and hits it to the left of the bowler, Dananjaya dives across and pouches it with both hands. Markram was looking good against pace, but perishes to only his third delivery to spin. Markram c and b Dananjaya 20(13) [4s-5]

Dananjaya to Markram, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

5.3
0
Dananjaya to Markram, no run, leg-break and Markram tentatively pushes it back to Dananjaya
5.2
1
Dananjaya to de Kock, 1 run, googly that slides on, de Kock nurdles it round the corner - to backward square leg
5.1
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, trifle short and de Kock cuts it straight to backward point. Missed out
4.6
4
Lakmal to Markram, FOUR, gorgeous! He's off to a flier. Fifth boundary for him. This was best of the lot. Shade fuller and around off, Markram checks his forward block and the ball races past Lakmal and a diving Mathews at mid-on
4.5
4
Lakmal to Markram, FOUR, cracking shot! Any amount of width and Markram just puts it away nonchalantly to the fence. Cross-seam short of length delivery just outside off, Markram rides the bounce and punches it behind point, the ball pinged off the middle
4.4
1
Lakmal to de Kock, 1 run, good length ball on middle, de Kock knocks it into the on-side and sets off, easily done
4.3
0
Lakmal to de Kock, no run, on a length outside off, de Kock with his trigger movement looks to go inside out, cue-ends the drive to cover
4.2
0
Lakmal to de Kock, no run, missed out on the flick, leg-stump delivery and de Kock closed the bat face early, struck on the pad
4.1
0
Lakmal to de Kock, no run, angled across the left-hander, de Kock chops it on the bounce to the slip fielder. Mendis has a shy at the striker's end as de Kock was wandering out of the crease, but the South African skipper has made it in. Easy call for the third umpire
3.6
0
Dananjaya to Markram, no run, wrong 'un and since the length was very full, Markram was able to see it out
3.5
1
Dananjaya to de Kock, 1 run, lands it fuller and allows de Kock to drive inside out towards extra cover, slight fumble allows the single to be taken with ease

Mathews at slip

3.4
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, slower but a shade short, de Kock pushes it into the off-side
3.3
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, slider on leg-stump, de Kock stays leg-side and bunts it to the left of Dananjaya
3.2
4
Dananjaya to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot! Uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and that made the shot against the turn easier, lofted it beautifully over mid-wicket for a one bounce four
3.1
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, another drag down and de Kock went a bit too hard on the cut shot, mistimed to extra cover
2.6
0
Lakmal to Markram, no run, attacks the stumps and Markram watchfully turns it to short mid-wicket
2.5
0
Lakmal to Markram, no run, back of a length on off, Markram defends with an angled bat to backward point
2.4
0
Lakmal to Markram, no run, pitched up outside off, Markram drives it straight to the cover fielder
2.3
0
Lakmal to Markram, no run, fraction fuller and outside off, Markram mistimes the drive back to Lakmal
2.2
0
Lakmal to Markram, no run, dropped? But it was more like Markram missed out on his fourth boundary. Slips it down leg and Markram fails to meet with the glance, the ball kisses the pad on the way to Dickwella, who dives to his left and does not glove it
2.1
4
Lakmal to Markram, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries for Markram. All the runs so far have come in fours. Short and outside off, Markram is on the back foot and punches it handsomely square of the wicket. No need to run for those
1.6
4
Dananjaya to de Kock, FOUR, ruins the over with this drag down. Dananjaya knows that it is a poor delivery. Short and outside off, de Kock stays back and creams the punch through the packed off-side field
1.5
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, opens himself up in his forward defence and plays it into the off-side
1.4
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, flatter and around off, punched to extra cover
1.3
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, comes down the track and is deceived by the length, blocked back
1.2
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, optimistic shout for LBW from Dickwella and Dananjaya. The slider which keeps gaining in angle, de Kock prods forward to block and is beaten on the inside edge, rapped on the pads and the ball was heading down leg
1.1
0
Dananjaya to de Kock, no run, flighted from round the wicket, de Kock stays leg-side and pushes to extra cover

Akila Dananjaya, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

0.6
4
Lakmal to Markram, FOUR, two gifts first up to Markram and he has capitalized. This was even worse than the previous delivery. Straying down leg and Markram helps it along the way with a fine tickle
0.5
4
Lakmal to Markram, FOUR, poor follow-up delivery. Short, wide and swinging further away, Markram is not letting it go unpunished, rides the bounce and cracks it in front of square, raced away to the fence

Aiden Markram, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.4
0
Lakmal to Amla, out Bowled!! Jaffa! A special delivery from Lakmal. Basically it was unplayable, especially for a batsman who has just faced three deliveries. Lands it on a good length and gets it to move away late, Amla is playing for the original line and is opened up by movement, beaten neck and crop before the ball hits top of off-stump. Dream delivery for any fast bowler. Nothing much Amla could have done there. Sri Lanka have got the early wicket. Amla b Lakmal 0(4)

Lakmal to Amla, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

0.3
0
Lakmal to Amla, no run, nice and tight on off, Amla offers a solid back foot block into the off-side
0.2
0
Lakmal to Amla, no run, back of a length around off, Amla hops and turns it in front of mid-wicket
0.1
0
Lakmal to Amla, no run, good length ball with a gentle away movement, Amla is half-forward and defends with the bat-pad close together

Amla and de Kock are at the crease. Amla is on strike. Lakmal will open the attack