Sri Lanka in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 3rd T20I

Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Date & Time: 24 March 2019

Sri Lanka 137/10

RR: 8.74 | South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Niroshan Dickwella c Sinethemba Qeshile (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayo c Sinethemba Qeshile (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayo 382270
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw Dwaine Pretorius lbw Dwaine Pretorius 8910
Avishka Fernando lbw Andile Phehlukwayo lbw Andile Phehlukwayo 1300
Kamindu Mendis c David Miller & b Junior Dala c David Miller & b Junior Dala 1200
Angelo Perera c David Miller & b Junior Dala c David Miller & b Junior Dala 151021
Thisara Perera run out run out 8800
Isuru Udana c David Miller & b Andile Phehlukwayo c David Miller & b Andile Phehlukwayo 362304
Akila Dananjaya c Aiden Markram & b Lutho Sipamla c Aiden Markram & b Lutho Sipamla 91110
Lasith Malinga c Chris Morris & b Andile Phehlukwayo c Chris Morris & b Andile Phehlukwayo 0400
Suranga Lakmal bowled Lutho Sipamla bowled Lutho Sipamla 0300
Jeffrey Vandersay not out not out 0000
Extras 21 (b 0, lb 8, w 12, nb 1)
Total 137 (10 Wkts, 15.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
42-1 (Dhananjaya de Silva,4.1), 55-2 (Niroshan Dickwella,5.2), 57-3 (Avishka Fernando,5.5), 61-4 (Kamindu Mendis,6.1), 79-5 (Angelo Perera,8.4), 96-6 (Thisara Perera,10.3), 137-7 (Isuru Udana,14.2), 137-8 (Lasith Malinga,15), 137-9 (Akila Dananjaya,15.1), 137-10 (Suranga Lakmal,15.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chris Morris3 0 22 0 7.33
Junior Dala3 0 29 2 9.67
Andile Phehlukwayo3 0 24 4 8.00
Dwaine Pretorius1 0 12 1 12.00
Tabraiz Shamsi4 0 20 0 5.00
Lutho Sipamla1.4 0 22 2 15.71

That is it from this game and the series. South Africa win the 3-match T20 series 3-0. Cricketing action is not over though. Switch tabs and join the coverage of the Indian T20 League. Have a great time. Till then, cheers!

Winning South African captain, JP Duminy says 3-0 is a satisfying result and winning the Super Over game was crucial. Reckons they started off well and they played themselves in the first 10 overs and took advantage of it in the last 10. Says he is delighted that the new players took their chances and rose up to the occasion. Feels that the shoulder is better and he is confident after performing to his best in the series. Feels he has taken his chance and now he is just focused to play domestic cricket and hopes that he gets selected for the World Cup.

PLAYER OF THE SERIES - Reeza Hendricks admits that he had a bad ODI series but he never stopped believing in himself and it paid off. Feels it was a good performance by the team as a unit and he is happy that he was able to contribute for the team. Admits he wanted to bat throughout but missed out. Reckons Pretorius and Duminy batted really well at the end to propel them to the total. He then walks to collect the trophy and celebrate with his team-mates.

MAN OF THE MATCH - Dwaine Pretorius says he enjoyed the chance to bat at no.3 and it was great to bat there. Feels that the top order has been phenomenal and he just tried to do his best. Reckons JP Duminy was striking superbly and him taking on Malinga helped them get to a big total.

Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga admits that the opposition was strong and feels in this kind of wicket 170 would have been a good score. Reckons the partnerships South Africa took the game away from them. Feels that they were not able to get wickets regularly throughout the series and South Africa always got a partnership going. Feels that South Africa have talented players and good mentality. Says that the experienced players need to understand their role and responsibility and play accordingly. Says the historic win in the Test series was a positive to take from the series.

Earlier in the day South Africa posted 198 runs on the board, courtesy of half centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Dwaine Pretorius and a cameo from JP Duminy. It was Dwaine Pretorious' maiden half century.

Sri Lankan batting was once again poor. They started off well with Niroshan Dickwella taking the charge but from 42-0 they found themselves at 96-6. And when such collapse happens while chasing the team 9 times out of 10 will fall short and it was no different here. Only three players got to the double figure scores and that in itself should tell you the story. Isuru Udana tried his best again but it was not good enough.

The South African bowlers bowled brilliantly in this flat track and picked wickets at regular interval. Andile Phehlukwayo got his career best figure of 4/24 off his 3 overs. Junior Dala and Lutho Sipamla got 2 wickets each but were expensive. Tabraiz Shamsi went wicketless but was economical, giving away just 20 off his 4.

Comprehensive performance from South Africa. They were the better side with both the bat and ball and have wrapped up the 3-match T20I series 3-0. They win the 3rd T20I by 45 runs in DLS method. Andile Phehlukwayo was the star with the ball picking up 4 wickets.

15.4
0
L Sipamla to S Lakmal, OUT! BOWLED! SRI LANKA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 137. South Africa win by 45 runs. Bowls it on a good length on middle, Lakmal blindly swings at this one and misses it completely and gets bowled.
15.3
0
L Sipamla to S Lakmal, Again on a good length and outside off, Lakmal looks to cut but misses it due to the away swing on this one.
15.2
0
L Sipamla to S Lakmal, On a good length and outside off, Lakmal swings at this one but misses it.
15.1
0
L Sipamla to A Dananjaya, OUT! Sri Lanka lose their ninth wicket. It was bowled full on leg, Dananjaya lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes to Aiden Markram at long on who takes a comfortable catch. This is great bowling from South Africa after the rain break.

Jeffrey Vandersay is the last man in.

14.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to L Malinga, OUT! Best figures in T20I for Andile Phehlukwayo in T20Is. Full length delivery outside off, he looks to heave it over cover but mistimes it. Chris Morris in the deep settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. 4th wicket for Phehlukwayo.

Suranga Lakmal is the new batsman in.

14.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to L Malinga, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Malinga looks to hit it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
14.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to L Malinga, Shorter delivery outside off, Malinga attempts a pull but misses.
14.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to L Malinga, Slower yorker outside off, Malinga swings his bat at it but misses.

Lasith Malinga is the new batsman in.

14.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to I Udana, OUT! This should now put it beyond Sri Lanka's reach. Their best batsman of the series is gone and with that the hopes of Sri Lanka. Full length delivery on off, Udana looks to clear the man at long off but cannot do so. Miller gets under the ball and judges it well to take it inside the rope. 46 runs more required off 16 balls.
14.1
6
A Phehlukwayo to I Udana, SIX! Makes the most of the Free Hit. Full length delivery on off, Udana shows his strength and sends this over the cover fence for a maximum.
14.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to I Udana, WIDE! The Free Hit continues. Slower delivery outside off, it is outside the tramline. Wide signalled.
14.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to I Udana, No Ball! The wet ball slips from Andile's hand and he bowls a beamer. Udana looks to hit it on the off side but misses. Will the Free Hit cost South Africa.

Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.

13.6
1
T Shamsi to I Udana, Single to end the over. On the pads, Udana tucks it towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 3 runs off the over. Excellent this from Shamsi.
13.5
0
T Shamsi to I Udana, Slower through the air this. Udana looks to tick it to the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball goes to cover fielder.
13.4
1
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Floated on off, Akila milks it to cover and gets a single. Singles won't hurt South Africa.
13.3
0
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Tossed up leg spinner outside off, Akila looks to whack it on the off side but misses.
13.2
1
T Shamsi to I Udana, Shorter on off, Udana pulls it to deep square leg and gets a run.
13.1
0
T Shamsi to I Udana, Flighted outside off, Udana attempts a reverse sweep but misses and the ball flushes him on his thigh. Shamsi asks the question but the umpire turns it down.
12.6
0
C Morris to A Dananjaya, Play and a miss! Short of a length delivery, Dananjaya looks to pull but gets beaten on this one. 8 runs have come from this over. The visitors need 57 runs in 24 balls.
12.5
1
C Morris to I Udana, Short delivery, Udana pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
12.4
1
C Morris to A Dananjaya, Full on middle, Akila drives it towards mid on for a run.
12.3
4
C Morris to A Dananjaya, FOUR! Nice shot. Full on off, Dananjaya hits it over covers for a boundary.
12.2
1
C Morris to I Udana, Full toss on middle, Udana lofts it over mid off. It lands safely in no man's land. The batsmen take a run.
12.1
1
C Morris to A Dananjaya, Full and outside off, Dananjaya squeezes it towards point for a single.

Chris Morris is back on.

11.6
1
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Short delivery outside off, Dananjaya plays it towards point for a single. 8 runs have come from the over.
11.5
0
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Flighted delivery on off, Dananjaya keeps it out.
11.5
0
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, WIDE! Bowls it wide and outside off, Akila leaves it alone.
11.4
0
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Tossed up on off, Dananjaya defends it out.
11.3
1
T Shamsi to I Udana, Floated on middle, Udana flicks it towards square leg for a single.
11.2
0
T Shamsi to I Udana, FOUR LEG BYES! Bowls it down the leg side, Udana looks to flick but gets it off his pads. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.

We are back after the delayed d start. Isuru Udana and Akila Dananjaya will resume their inning. Tabraiz Shamsi will finish off his over.

We have further good news for you. The play will resume at 1840 Local. It will now be a 17 over game. As per the revised target Sri Lanka will require 183 in 17 overs. That is 72 off 35 balls now.

Good news - Our prayers have been heard and the rain has stopped in Johannesburg. The covers are off as well.

It's raining a bit heavily now. As per the DLS, Sri Lanka are 13 runs behind. Nobody wants a reduced game and let's hope we do not have one.

Bad news here in Johannesburg. It has started to pour and the players have walked out and we will have a delay. Let's pray to the rain gods that this is just a passing shower and nothing else.

11.1
1
T Shamsi to A Dananjaya, Flighted outside off, Akila plays it towards point for a single.