Sri Lanka in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 1st T20I

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Date & Time: 19 March 2019

South Africa 134/8

RR: 6.7 | Sri Lanka tied with South Africa (South Africa win Super Over by 9 runs)

commentary

After quite a one-sided One-Day series, we needed a thriller to shake things up and we got exactly that. South Africa have taken a 1-0 lead in the series which has two more matches to go. Let us hope that the second game will be as exciting as this one. Do join us for that at 1800 local (1600 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis, says this game was great fun. Feels that his side needed something like this as it tested all the players' character and resolve. On David Miller as wicket-keeper, he says that they just wanted to explore their options and is quite pleased it come off well. Opines that they bowled really well but is surprised with the surface and reckons that in hindsight it wasn't such a good decision to bat second. Praises Lasith Malinga for his outstanding bowling display and mentions that his team can learn a lot from this. On Andile Phehlukwayo (that his middle name is Lucky), Faf chuckles and says that he's never lucky, but then goes on to state that it's his bravery which is his biggest asset. Continues to praise him and says he's happy with the responsibility he's taking on.

Man of the Match, David Miller, says he didn't expect the game to go into the Super Over, but is happy his team came out on the right side of the result. States that they weren't prepared for this scenario, but is pleased they got the job done. Adds that his and Rassie van der Dussen's partnership was going well, but both lost their wickets in quick succession which wasn't good and that's something they can learn from. On the Super Over, he mentions that they felt that 10 runs would be enough based on the surface, and that they got more was really good.

Sri Lanka captain, Lasith Malinga, says T20 is an interesting format. Adds that they couldn't get across the line but they tried their best. Reckons that 134 isn't enough in this format, so they tried out different plans but it just didn't work out in the end. States that he's happy with his own performance, he likes the challenge as he can show what he can still do. Still stresses that they'd have liked to win the match. Feels that David Miller played really well and applauds his display with the bat. Says that anything can happen if you keep fighting on every single ball. Ends by saying that he wants his team to continue doing so and give it their all.

18 runs were needed in the last 4 overs, but Malinga and Udana both bowled brilliantly in the death and picked up important wickets, bringing the match to a tie. It went down to the Super Over, where South Africa scored 14 off the Lankan captain, but the visitors couldn't match it as Imran Tahir was simply astounding. Don't go anywhere, as the presentation is about to come up...

What a match, folks! How can you not be romantic about cricket? After how the first innings ended, with Sri Lanka only finishing with 134, that too after a repairing knock from Kamindu Mendis, you'd have thought the Proteas would have clinched this. They lost a few early wickets, but Miller and van der Dussen's stunning partnership turned the tide back in their favour.

Tahir has held his nerves, he has defended 14 in the Super Over. Top, top stuff from the champion bowler. Forget 14, 5 runs is what he conceded in it. Excellent execution from the veteran leg spinner. He kept it tight, teased the batsmen too with the flight, was brave and got the rewards for it.

Ball 6: Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Outside the line of off stump, Thisara hits it over covers and takes a single. It's not enough and South Africa have won this game.

Ball 6: Tahir to Thisara Perera, Wide, Another one well outside off and across the tramline, Thisara leaves it alone and it's signalled as a wide.

Ball 5: Tahir to Thisara Perera, No run, Beaten! The quicker googly outside off, Thisara plays at it and misses.

Ball 5: Tahir to Thisara Perera, Wide, Fired well outside off, it goes across the tramline and it's signalled as a wide.

Ball 4: Tahir to Fernando, 1 run, DROPPED! Steyn misses a sitter. Tossed up from the leggie, Fernando mistimes the hit towards Steyn at mid off. He spills it and the batsmen cross over.

Ball 3: Tahir to Fernando, No run, Another dot. Tahir gives it air again and lands it full on middle and off, it spins away as Fernando looks to go big on the leg side but misses.

Ball 2: Tahir to Fernando, No run, Short and flat outside off, spinning away slightly, Fernando throws his bat at it but misses. Dot ball.

Ball 1: Tahir to Thisara Perera, 1 run, Flat and quick on leg, Thisara slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

South Africa have managed to score 14 from the 6 balls they faced. Just two came from the first two deliveries but then Miller hit one out of the park and then a boundary. It is not going to be easy for the Lankans now but with only six balls, you can't rule them out. Also, if this ends up in a tie, meaning if Sri Lanka also score 14 runs, then South Africa will win based on a superior boundary count. Avishka Fernando and Thisara Perera walk out to the middle. Imran Tahir will take the ball for South Africa.

Ball 6: Malinga to Miller, 2 runs, Miller drives this full length ball on the stumps to long on and comes back for the second. 14 runs off the Super Over.

Ball 5: Malinga to Miller, FOUR, Excellent stuff from David Miller. Full and just around off, Miller drills it through the gap in the covers and finds the fence.

Ball 4: Malinga to Miller, No run, Slower full toss outside off, a bit high too but not high enough, Miller throws his bat at it but fails to make connection.

Ball 3: Malinga to Miller, SIX, Miller whacks it out of the park! Length ball on the stumps, Miller swings across the line and nails the slog over mid-wicket for a maximum.

Ball 2: Malinga to van der Dussen, 1 run, On a length again on off, van der Dussen works it through mid-wicket for one. Wanted the second but didn't get it.

Ball 1: Malinga to Miller, 1 run, Length ball around off, Miller cuts it wide of point and takes a single.

It is South Africa now who will bat first. David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen to bat first. Lasith Malinga to bowl the Super Over.

WHAT A GAME THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE! It seemed as the South Africans were going to cruise home when they needed 18 in the last four overs with 7 wickets in hand. That though is when the game changed. Malinga bowled a two-run over. Got the wicket of Rassie in that and Miller was also run out. Phehlukwayo then came out and threw it away. Rabada wasted a few and then got knocked over. 5 was needed in the last over and with Duminy being run out on the penultimate ball. The South Africans needed 2 in 1 with Tahir on strike. The hosts managed to steal a single to take it into the Super Over.

19.6
1
I Udana to I Tahir, MATCH TIED! WE WILL HAVE A SUPER OVER! The scenes here at the Newlands. This match has been tied. Wow. Dickwella could have finished it had he hit the stumps but he missed. Length ball around off, Tahir gets an inside edge as the ball goes behind. Dickwella is closer to the sticks, has a shy at them but misses all three. The single is taken.

Imran Tahir walks in next. 2 required to win off 1 ball.

19.5
1
I Udana to JP Duminy, OUT! DUMINY IS RUN OUT! Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka... have you done it? Oh, boy! This doesn't look good at all for the home side. Duminy works through square leg and comes back for the second even when it isn't on. The throw comes in from the deep and the keeper does the rest with ease. JP was hoping for a mistake from the fielder, but that never happened. Anything can happen now. Which team will take the victory home? Or will we have a Super Over?
19.4
1
I Udana to D Steyn, Gets the single this time. Steyn gets a single and says 'over to you, JP'. Slogs it through to deep mid-wicket and gets off strike.
19.3
0
I Udana to D Steyn, Udana following in Malinga's footsteps. One more slower delivery, on a back of a length, Steyn swings across the line again but misses and the ball goes over the stumps.
19.2
0
I Udana to D Steyn, Beaten! Crucial dot ball. Slower length ball around off, the cutter and it goes away, Steyn looks to whack it across the line but is into the shot too early.
19.1
1
I Udana to JP Duminy, Slower length ball on off stump, from around the wicket, Duminy helps the pull to deep square leg. Wants the second but will have to settle with just the one.

Dale Steyn is next in to bat but he won't be on strike. Also, Isuru Udana to bowl the last over of the game.

18.6
0
L Malinga to K Rabada, OUT! Bowled! A wicket and just 1 run off it. Exceptional stuff from Lasith Malinga, upto 96 wickets in T20Is. Another slower one, but full and in line of the stumps this time, Rabada clears his front leg and tries to bang it down the ground. Misses and the stumps are disturbed. 5 runs needed off the final over.
18.5
0
L Malinga to K Rabada, What a fantastic over so far. Fantastic. Cleverly disguises the slower ball again, wide outside off. Rabada is too early into the shot and misses it completely.
18.4
0
L Malinga to K Rabada, Another dot. Just 1 run off 4 balls so far. The slower one again, fuller on the stumps, Rabada works it to the left of the bowler. Wants the run but has to come back as Malinga gets to the ball quickly.
18.3
0
L Malinga to K Rabada, Play and a miss from Rabada. Full delivery well outside off, Rabada pushes away from his body and gets beaten past the outside edge.
18.2
1
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Full and outside off, it's pushed past point and a single is collected. 5 to win off 10.
18.1
0
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Dot ball. Cleverly bowls the slower one on middle and leg, Duminy stays behind the line and defends it back in the bowler's direction.
17.6
1
de Silva to JP Duminy, Turning away from JP, outside off, he dabs it in front of point and keeps strike with a single.

Kagiso Rabada in next.

17.5
0
de Silva to A Phehlukwayo, OUT! No need for that shot at all. Already 9 runs came off the over, absolutely no need. He'll be disappointed with that. Phehlukwayo gives the charge and looks to go big downtown. Skies it to Udana at long off who settles under it and takes it well.
17.4
4
de Silva to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Brings out the reverse sweep and nails the shot to perfection. Quite full on the stumps, Phehlukwayo places it through backward point and finds the fence.
17.3
0
de Silva to A Phehlukwayo, There's that extra bounce again. Landed around off, it spins away as it shoots off the deck. Phehlukwayo is taken by surprise and he gets beaten while trying to put bat on ball.
17.2
1
de Silva to JP Duminy, Fraction straight in line and shorter in length, it's pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
4
de Silva to JP Duminy, Edged and FOUR! Lucky runs for South Africa and this is the perfect start to the over for them. De Silva comes from around the wicket and pitches it around off, it turns away and takes the outside edge of Duminy's bat. It races down to third man for a boundary.

Dhananjaya de Silva is back into the attack.

16.6
0
L Malinga to A Phehlukwayo, Length ball on off, patted to covers to end the over. Still 16 needed to win off 18 balls.

Andile Phehlukwayo is out now to bat.

16.5
1
L Malinga to D Miller, OUT! This is a massive wicket. The in-form David Miller is out of here. This is a risky run. He works this through square leg and takes off. Quickly calls for the second and rushes back. The throw comes in from the deep and Mendis is accurate as he finds the keeper to perfection. Dickwella takes the bails off as Miller dives in. It's taken upstairs and replays show Miller is short.

This could be the turning point in the game. David Miller is at the danger end and the Lankans think he's gone. Let's see now...

16.4
0
L Malinga to D Miller, Angling across from outside off, Miller plays and misses.

JP Duminy is the new man in.

16.3
0
L Malinga to van der Dussen, OUT! Malinga strikes! His 95th wicket in T20I cricket. Rassie van der Dussen departs. Could Sri Lanka still be in with a chance? Just behind a length around off, van der Dussen shimmies down and tries to go across the line. Gets a top edge and it lobs down to third man. Udana there runs inside, dives forward and takes a safe catch.
16.2
0
L Malinga to van der Dussen, Loud appeal from the Lankan captain for a leg before, but it seemed to be going down leg. Height could be a factor as well. The cutter on middle and leg, catches van der Dussen on the back thigh pad as he attempts to work it across the line.
16.1
1
L Malinga to D Miller, Length delivery on leg stump, it's worked off the pads down to fine leg for one.

Lasith Malinga brings himself back on to bowl.

15.6
4
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, FOUR! 14 off his last over. Before this, Akila gave away 14 in his first 3 overs. This is a good delivery, it spins away sharply from a shorter length around off, Rassie plays at it and edges it down to third man for a boundary. South Africa need 18 to win off 24 balls.
15.5
6
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, SIX! Right in the slot and away it goes! Super shot from Rassie van der Dussen. This is his first boundary of the innings. Tossed up, van der Dussen kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.
15.4
1
A Dananjaya to D Miller, Leans into the tossed up delivery and eases it through to long off. The batsmen take one.
15.3
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Outside off with room on offer, van der Dussen cuts it toward short third man and crosses over.
15.2
1
A Dananjaya to D Miller, Too full from around the wicket, on off stump, Miller gets low, plays the reverse sweep wide enough of short third man and pinches a quick run.
15.1
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Short and flat outside off, it's punched through the off side for a single.

Akila Dananjaya called back on.

14.6
2
I Udana to D Miller, Brace to end the over. Bowls it on the pads again, Miller works it fine on the leg side and comes back for the second. 20 runs from this over. Massive one for South Africa. 32 runs to get from the last 5 overs. Can Sri Lanka make a comeback from here?
14.5
6
I Udana to D Miller, SIX! Biggie! When its in the arc, it's out of the park! Changes line on this one, Miller was quick to read that so moves out this time and lofts it high and handsome over covers for a maximum. The fielder in the deep was no where in the sight.
14.4
4
I Udana to D Miller, FOUR! Killer Miller is getting those runs for South Africa here. He reads the line early so goes across to this length ball on middle and clips it to the square leg region. The timing was so good that it raced away to the boundary.
14.3
4
I Udana to D Miller, FOUR! Hammered! Udana bowls it full on the pads, Miller flicks it with a wristy shot and gets it to the fence. Second boundary of the over.
14.2
0
I Udana to D Miller, Slower delivery outside off, Miller looks to cut but fails to get bat on ball.
14.1
4
I Udana to D Miller, FOUR! PERFECTION! Bowls a full toss on off, Miller flicks it off his pads and finds the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on with perfection. The long on fielder was just short to get his hands on the ball.
13.6
1
J Vandersay to D Miller, Yes, he does. Just a run from the last ball as Miller guides it towards point. 52 from the last 6.
13.5
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, 5 balls 5 single as Rassie pushes it towards cover. Can he end it well?
13.4
1
J Vandersay to D Miller, On the flatter side and outside off, Miller pushes it through covers. The fielder in the deep does very well to run to his left and keep it down to one.
13.3
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, This is very wide outside off, Rassie chases after it. Ends up chopping it to point for a run.
13.2
1
J Vandersay to D Miller, Miller now was looking for the slog sweep, picks it is the googly, does the smart thing by opening the face and guiding it down to third man for a run.
13.1
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Goes down on one knee and plays the sweep, he connects with it as it goes through square leg for a run.
12.6
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Rassie flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
12.5
2
I Udana to van der Dussen, Fuller in length this time, van der Dussen flicks it to mid-wicket and again comes back for a brace. Miller runs in hard for the second. The ball hits Udana hard on the hands while backing up.
12.4
2
I Udana to van der Dussen, No, Miller is in! Sri Lanka looked excited but replays showed Miller was comfortably in here. Coming to the ball, it was pitched on middle and onto the pads, Rassie flicks it to deep mid-wicket and comes back for a second. The throw was on the non-striker's end where Udana deflects it off his hands and onto the stumps.

Is there another run out here? There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Miller does not seem tensed though.

12.3
1
I Udana to D Miller, Full and off, Miller flicks it hard off his pads but the ball goes straight to deep mid-wicket on one bounce. One run collected.
12.2
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Another slower ball on off this time, Rassie opens the face of the bat and plays it to point for a run.
12.1
1
I Udana to D Miller, Slower delivery outside off to start the over, Miller reads it early and guides it to short third man for a single.

Isuru Udana is on now.

11.6
0
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out! The slider and it is angled into the batsman. Rassie looks to work it around the corner but misses. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Going down. So despite the boundary, just the 6 from the over. 66 needed in 48.
11.5
1
J Vandersay to D Miller, A little too full this time on off, Miller strokes it down to long off for a run. Sensible batting.
11.4
4
J Vandersay to D Miller, FOUR! Excellent shot! Shuffles right across and plays the sweep. Hits it right off the middle and to the backward square leg fence.
11.3
0
J Vandersay to D Miller, Lovely bowling! Gives it air and lands it on off, it is the googly so it spins away. Miller plays inside the line and gets beaten.
11.2
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Goes for the sweep but gets it off the inner half through square leg for a run.
11.1
0
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Flatter and on off, Rassie pushes it back to the bowler.
10.6
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Single to end the over. Bowls it short and outside off, Rassie rocks back and punches it to cover-point. One run added to the total.
10.5
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Tossed up ball on middle, van der Dussen punches it covers.
10.4
1
A Dananjaya to D Miller, Floated delivery on off, punched off the back foot to extra cover for a single.
10.3
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Goes on the back foot and plays a late cut to this ball. Rassie fails to get it perfectly and the ball goes to the point fielder. One run taken.
10.2
1
A Dananjaya to D Miller, Bowls it fuller and on middle, Miller goes on the front foot and flicks it to square leg for a single.
10.1
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Half tracker to start the over, Rassie pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Akila Dananjaya is back on.

9.6
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Another poor ball, a full toss. Rassie though happily pushes it down to long on for a run. Vandersay has not got his length right but has got the important wicket.
9.5
1
J Vandersay to D Miller, A little too full this time, Miller strokes it down to long off for a run.
9.4
4
J Vandersay to D Miller, FOUR! Poor ball to bowl to a new batsman. Short and outside off, it is the googly. Miller goes back and slaps it through covers. Off the mark in style.

David Miller to have a go with the bat.

9.3
0
J Vandersay to du Plessis, OUT! There goes the skipper. Timely wicket, this, for Sri Lanka. Lovely bowling by Vandersay. He gives it air and gets it to dip on the batsman. Faf looks to get to the pitch of it and hit it with the turn but does not get close enough. He still goes ahead with the shot but due to the turn away, it goes off the outer half to the man at backward point. Dhananjaya there accepts it.
9.3
0
J Vandersay to du Plessis, WIDE! Down the leg side, Faf looks to sweep but misses.
9.2
0
J Vandersay to du Plessis, Flatter and on off, Faf goes back and looks to punch but finds cover.
9.1
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Just over! Vandersay almost got a wicket off a poor delivery. Down the leg side and it is short. Rassie looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge uppishly but clears mid-wicket for a single.
8.6
1
K Mendis to van der Dussen, Bowls it quicker and on the pads, van der Dussen flicks it off his pads and takes a single.
8.5
0
K Mendis to van der Dussen, The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it.
8.4
1
K Mendis to du Plessis, Goes on the back foot and drives it through mid on for a single.
8.3
6
K Mendis to du Plessis, SIX! Excellent! Straight out of the middle of the bat. Du Plessis dances down to this floated delivery and lofts it inside out over covers for a biggie. The deep extra cover fielder was just a mere spectator.
8.2
0
K Mendis to du Plessis, Full toss driven straight back to the bowler. Falls just short of Mendis and he takes it on the bounce.
8.1
1
K Mendis to van der Dussen, Bowls the first one on a full length on off, Rassie drives it mid on for a single.

Kamindu Mendis is on now.

7.6
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, On the shorter side again and the bowler gets away by conceding another single as Rassie pulls it towards long on. Just the 5 from this over, however, the over wasn't a great one.
7.5
1
J Vandersay to du Plessis, The slider on the stumps, Faf goes back and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
7.4
0
J Vandersay to du Plessis, Gives it a lot of air but it lands very full. Faf jams it out.
7.3
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Another short ball, shorter than the last oen this. Van der Dussen fails to take toll of it as he pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
7.2
1
J Vandersay to du Plessis, Slightly short, Faf goes back and whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
7.1
1
J Vandersay to van der Dussen, Gives it nice amount of flight on middle, the batter strokes it down to long on for a single.

Jeffrey Vandersay is on now.

6.6
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Du Plessis drives it superbly to covers but the ball goes straight to the fielder.
6.5
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Floated delivery on middle, Rassie rocks back and punches it to the off side for a single.
6.4
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Bowls an off cutter this time, Faf goes on the back foot and punches it down the ground.
6.3
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Leg spinner on middle turning away, Faf plays it to the off side with soft hands.
6.2
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Floated one outside off, punched off the back foot straight to long on for a single.

Rassie van der Dussen comes out to bat.

6.1
0
A Dananjaya to de Kock, OUT! In the air... taken! Sri Lanka strike immediately after the Powerplay. Both the openers back in the hut now. De Kock's struggle comes to an end. He looked too fidgety out there, goes for another reverse sweep. This time the ball hits his glove and lobs up in the air. Dickwella makes no mistake and takes it. Sri Lanka are not out of this. South Africa need 102 in 83 with 8 wickets in hand.
5.6
0
de Silva to du Plessis, A dot to end the Powerplay! South Africa are just 33 and that too at the loss of a wicket after it. Faf uses his feet and once again it is a little too full to get under it. He pushes it back to the bowler. Another good over by Dhananjaya comes to an end. Could have easily had a wicket in this.
5.5
4
de Silva to du Plessis, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound this! A life given on the last ball and now a boundary. Short and on middle, the batsman picks the length early. Rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket.
5.4
0
de Silva to du Plessis, Stumping chance missed! Just can't afford that while defending such a low score. Faf uses his feet but ends up yorking himself. He looks to jam it out but fails to do so. Misses it. Dickwella fails to collect it and Faf then has enough time to come back in. How costly will this prove?
5.3
0
de Silva to du Plessis, Uses his feet but the ball is too full, it is hit back to the bowler.
5.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, Now uses his feet but Dhananjaya shortens his length. De Kock looks to flick but it goes off his pads towards short third man. Malinga does well there to keep it down to one. A leg bye.
5.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, De Kock gets into the position of playing the reverse sweep a little too early. Dhananjaya fires it on the stumps but shorter in length. De Kock misses and the ball bounces over the stumps.
4.6
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Du Plessis has driven it through mid-off.
4.5
2
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Bowls this one on a back of a length and onto the pads, Faf goes back and flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace. These two are quick between the wickets.
4.4
4
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, FOUR! Du Plessis gets his first boundary. Sees this tossed up ball turning in so goes down on his knees and sweeps it with perfect timing. The ball goes to backward square leg and into the boundary.
4.3
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Full on middle, du Plessis plays it to the off side.
4.2
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Defends this flighted delivery off his back foot.
4.1
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Starts his spell with a tossed up delivery on off and turning in. Du Plessis plays it with soft hands.

Akila Dananjaya to bowl now.

3.6
1
de Silva to du Plessis, A misfield and a run! This is very full on middle, du Plessis hits it towards the bowler. He fails to field it and a run is taken as the ball goes down to long on. End of a successful over for the visitors.
3.5
0
de Silva to du Plessis, Turn and bounce! This is flatter and on off, this one turns back in and bounces a touch extra. Faf does well to play it by taking a hand off the handle.

Skipper Faf du Plessis walks in at no.3.

3.4
2
de Silva to de Kock, OUT! Reeza is short! Sri Lanka have got the early breakthrough. It is in the form of a run out, the last thing South Africa would have wanted. De Kock goes for the sweep but gets a top edge. It balloons over the fielder at square leg. The batsmen take two and then go for a risky third. Akila Dananjaya picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper. Dickwella takes it and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Reeza has to take the long walk back. The Lankans are pumped up, they need wickets if they are to defend this target. They have got one.

Is he gone? What's happened here? Reeza Hendricks looks to be in trouble. Sri Lanka look super confident. Over to the TV umpire now...

3.3
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR! That should break the shackles! A freebie, a full toss but it still has to be put away! De Kock just hits it over mid on for a one bounce boundary.
3.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, De Kock makes room again and Dhananjaya continues bowling it on the stumps. De Kock slaps it to covers.
3.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, Just over the leg stump! De kock makes room and Dhananjaya slows it up. It pitches around leg stump. De Kock looks to sweep but is beaten by the extra bounce and also the turn away.
2.6
1
L Malinga to de Kock, Full length ball on off, de Kock drives it to covers and takes off for a single. Four runs from his second over.
2.5
1
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Pitches it on a length on middle, Hendricks works it to the leg side and changes strike.
2.4
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Gets this one to angle away, Hendricks plays the square drive but straight to the fielder at point.
2.3
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Straighter in line this time, Hendricks gets right behind the line of the ball and plays it straight to the bowler.
2.2
1
L Malinga to de Kock, Continues to bowl on the pads, de Kock flicks it to short mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
2.1
1
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Full and on the pads, Hendricks flicks it to the on side and goes for the single.
1.6
1
de Silva to R Hendricks, A yorker on middle, RH jams it out towards the leg side and another single is taken.
1.5
1
de Silva to de Kock, Does not try anything fancy as he just works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
1.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, A huge appeal but not given! De Kock goes for the reverse sweep but misses. It hits him on the pads. The Lankan players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The impact seemed to be outside off.
1.3
1
de Silva to R Hendricks, Fires it on the pads, this is worked around the corner for a single.
1.2
4
de Silva to R Hendricks, FOUR! Another one off the edge! Flatter and outside off, Reeza goes back and looks to punch but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip region and into the third man fence. Not sure why Malinga is so defensive. They need wickets and should surely have a slip in place.
1.1
0
de Silva to R Hendricks, On the stumps, this is worked towards the right of the bowler who moves there quickly and saves a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Slower one outside off, de Kock tries to poke at it but misses it altogether. Dot to end the over. Four runs from the first.
0.5
0
L Malinga to de Kock, In the air ... just short! De Kock is lucky here. Malinga bowls this one on a back of a length outside off, de Kock tries to drive it on the up to the off side but fails to get it off the middle. The ball takes a thick outside edge and falls just short of Vandersay at short third man, who makes a diving effort forward to take it and gets hit on top of his fingers on the bounce. Vandersay seems to have injured his finger in the attempt as he is seen bleeding.

Vandersay has gone off the field. He was bleeding from the finger where he got hurt, so the physio has come on and taken him off. Remains to be seen if he'll be back or not.

0.4
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Another one on the pads, de Kock nudges it to mid-wicket.
0.3
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Fuller and on the pads, clipped towards mid-wicket.
0.2
4
L Malinga to de Kock, FOUR! LUCKY! Bowls this one full outside off, de Kock gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the third man fence. South Africa are off the mark.
0.1
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Starts off the innings with a full toss way outside off, de Kock reaches at it with a stretch and gets it off the inside half of the bat to extra cover.

We are back for the run chase. It will be Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks to open the innings for South Africa. Lasith Malinga, the Lankan skipper, will take the ball first up. Here we go...