Sri Lanka in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 5th ODI

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Date & Time: 16 March 2019

South Africa 135/2

RR: 4.82 | South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Quinton de Kock c Avishka Fernando & b Lasith Malinga (C) c Avishka Fernando & b Lasith Malinga (C) 61410
Aiden Markram not out not out 677570
Faf du Plessis c Kusal Mendis (W) & b Thisara Perera c Kusal Mendis (W) & b Thisara Perera 244210
Rassie van der Dussen not out not out 283720
JP Duminy
Dwaine Pretorius
Andile Phehlukwayo
Kagiso Rabada
Anrich Nortje
Lungi Ngidi
Imran Tahir
Extras 10 (b 0, lb 4, w 6, nb 0)
Total 135 (2 Wkts, 28.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
8-1 (Quinton de Kock,3), 78-2 (Faf du Plessis,17.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Lasith Malinga6 0 22 1 3.67
Dhananjaya de Silva1 0 3 0 3.00
Isuru Udana7 1 37 0 5.29
Akila Dananjaya7 0 38 0 5.43
Thisara Perera5 0 20 1 4.00
Angelo Perera2 0 11 0 5.50
Avishka Fernando 0 0 0 0 0
Upul Tharanga 0 0 0 0 0
Oshada Fernando 0 0 0 0 0
Kusal Mendis 0 0 0 0 0
Priyamal Perera 0 0 0 0 0

So the South Africans are handed the trophy and they are now posing with it. They have bounced back really strongly after losing the Test series. Cricketing action though does not end between the two sides as the T20I series is yet to be played. The first game of the shortest format is on the 19th of March at 1800 local (1600 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, Says tonight they would have preferred playing the full game but says the team has got better with each performance. On his bilateral series record, he says, that he wanted to do better in each one. Mentions he like chatting with the bowlers and find ways to get dismissals. Further adds the X factor they had was ability to take wickets. On the WC squad, he reckons, that he is quite sure who will travel. Ends by saying this tour has been a satisfying one for the squad.

Man of the Series, Quinton de Kock, says he is pleased with the manner he is contributing for his team. Further adds he is confident about his game at the moment. He believes he still has a lot more runs left in his tank and he hopes he gets selected for the World Cup and does well.

Man of the Match, Aiden Markram, says it is a good feeling. Feels restricting them under 250 was really crucial and he credits the bowlers for their performance. On his own performance, he admits it is a good feeling and it's a very important lesson to learn and reckons it was rewarding to be unbeaten at the end of the match. On his spot in the World Cup squad, Aiden says he is unsure about his spot but he just wants to do his work.

Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, says that they tried hard but were not able to post a good total. Feels that the team has realized its potential. Mentions Udana and Mendis played well. Reckons the bowlers did well and a couple of wickets today would have changed it. On the World Cup squad, Malinga states, that the senior players are getting back and they have a local tournament and he expects someone to do really well and seal their place in the squad.

The technicians then tried their best to get the problem solved but could not do so. After a long delay, the umpire's finally decided to rule the game in favor of the home side courtesy (DLS).

The home side did lose de Kock early but then Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram got the chase back on track with a 70-run stand. The dismissal of the former did give the Lankans a chance to get back in the game but Rassie and Markram, who scored a half ton, ensured the hosts continue having the upper hand in the game and added another vital 57-run unbeaten stand before the players were asked to walk off due to bad light.

Once again it was all South Africa in this game, similar has been the story of the series. Another day where the hosts' bowlers dominated and bundled the Lankans out for 225 which was surely an under par total.

A disappointing end to Tahir's and Duminy's last ODI in home soil. They though will be happy with the victory but it would have tasted a lot sweeter had it been a full game.

Another easy win for the South Africans, yes, it was a shortened game but they were way ahead of the 8-ball game. They have managed to inflict the whitewash on the Lankans.

The light issue hasn't been resolved and there is no further play possible tonight, which means, South Africa win the 5th ODI by 41 runs (DLS).

So the players are off! One of the floodlight tower is not being switched on and the umpires feel there is not enough light to continue play. FOR NOW, BAD LIGHT STOPS PLAY. Let us hope the issue is resolved quickly.

27.6
0
L Malinga to van der Dussen, Another pull shot another miss! Goes short again but once again Rassie is a little late on the pull shot.
27.5
0
L Malinga to van der Dussen, Another short one and this one takes off after pitching. It is outside off. Rassie looks to pull but misses.
27.4
1
L Malinga to A Markram, That has been clubbed! Short and Markram was waiting for it. He pulls it right off the middle but on the bounce to the fielder at deep square leg for a run.
27.3
1
L Malinga to van der Dussen, On the shorter side, it hurries onto the batsman. He looks to pull but it hits the glove and goes down to fine leg for a run.
27.2
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Slower ball on off, Markram waits for it and then guides it down to third man for a single.
27.1
1
L Malinga to van der Dussen, Starts off with a delivery on the leg pole, Rassie works it towards wide mid on for a quick run.

Lasith Malinga brings himself back on.

26.6
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, defended with ease.
26.5
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, RvD shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot towards the cover region. They pick up a single.
26.4
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Back of a length delivery on off, van der Dussen blocks it.
26.3
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Full on off, defended.
26.2
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, A full length ball on leg, van der Dussen flicks it to square leg for a single.
26.1
2
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, A flighted delivery around middle, RvD brings out the reverse sweep down to the cover region. Double added to the scoreboard.
25.6
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length ball on off. Markram looks to defend it. He does so but it almost goes on to hit the stumps. Markram then looks for a quick single but Mendis comes and saves it.
25.5
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Good length delivery on middle, Rassie milks it to long on and rotates the strike. Singles coming very easily for South Africa.
25.5
0
I Udana to van der Dussen, WIDE! Udana attempts a bouncer but misses it completely. He bowls it way over and down the leg side. Wided.
25.4
1
I Udana to A Markram, Back of a length on off, Aiden defends it with soft hands and gets to the other end.
25.3
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Full length delivery on off, Rassie hits it wide of mid off and takes a single.
25.2
1
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery outside off, Markram runs it down to third man for a run.
25.1
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Shorter in length on the body. Rassie pulls it away towards fine leg for a single.
24.6
1
A Perera to van der Dussen, Full on middle and leg, van der Dussen drives the ball towards the mid off region for a single.
24.5
0
A Perera to van der Dussen, A flighted delivery on off, van der Dussen dances down the pitch but the ball keeps low. Rassie just flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
24.4
0
A Perera to van der Dussen, A short of length delivery on off, van der Dussen puts it away.
24.3
0
A Perera to van der Dussen, Full on off played straight to the bowler.
24.2
4
A Perera to van der Dussen, FOUR! A flighted delivery around off, RvD dances down the track and strikes it straight over the head of the bowler. A one bounce four.
24.1
1
A Perera to A Markram, A short delivery outside off, Aiden plays a late cut towards the third man region and runs for a single.
23.6
1
I Udana to A Markram, In the air...but short of the man at third man. Length delivery outside off, Markram hits it uppishly towards third man. The fielder misfields it while trying to take it on the bounce. Luckily for him that does not cost any extra run for his side.
23.5
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery on off, this time Markram plays it straight to the fielder at mid off.
23.4
4
I Udana to A Markram, FOUR! Exquisite. Overpitched delivery outside off, Markram gets on his front foot and hits it through backward point for a boundary.
23.3
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Back of a length delivery outside off, Rassie hits it on the off side and takes a single.
23.2
1
I Udana to A Markram, Full length delivery outside off, Markram comes down the track and looks to hit it across the line. He gets a feather on it. The Sri Lankan players appeal but the umpire turns it down. They think to review it but Udana tells his captain not to.
23.1
1
I Udana to van der Dussen, Back of a length delivery outside off, Rassie runs it down to third man for a single.

Isuru Udana is back on.

22.6
0
A Perera to A Markram, Full on off, Aiden hits it straight to mid off.
22.5
1
A Perera to van der Dussen, A back of a length delivery around off, van der Dussen taps for a single.
22.4
1
A Perera to A Markram, A flatter delivery outside off, Perera punches it to deep cover, another single added.
22.3
2
A Perera to A Markram, A back of a length delivery outside off, van der Dussen cuts it to deep cover for a double.
22.2
0
A Perera to A Markram, A back of a length delivery on off, defended from the back foot.