Sri Lanka in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 4th ODI

Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Date & Time: 13 March 2019

South Africa 190/4

RR: 5.78 | South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

commentary

Alright. Another match, another loss. Sri Lanka look like a team wondering, when will this end? South Africa, on the other hand, would be wondering that as well. Both teams would like some rest. The Proteas, after a terrific run. The Lankans, after a horrible one. Will 5-0 be a possibility? Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1 pm local (1100 GMT) for the final ODI in Cape Town. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious South African captain, Faf du Plessis, feels that South Africa did really well in this game. Is pleased to see Duminy back in the mix. Praises the entire bowling unit, not only in this game but the entire series. On being informed that more than 60 percent of the runs are being scored by himself and de Kock, Faf admits that he could have given the opportunity to some other players but he wanted to finish the game too. On being asked which is his preferred position to bat, du Plessis says that he would love to bat at 3 but feels that Aiden Markram is potentially a top-order player and Rassie van der Dussen usually bats in the top 3 too. So for the team, he reckons batting in the middle order would be better. Promises more opportunities for the guys on the bench in the final game. Regarding the World Cup plans, Faf says that as a team, the graph is upwards and all guys know what they need to do, promising an exciting couple of months coming up.

ISURU UDANA HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH, FOR HIS 78 FROM 57 WITH THE BAT. Says that he enjoyed his innings with his side being 9 down. Adds that he looked to attack the bowlers bowling into the wind. Also says that he has been working hard on his batting for the last 3-4 months. On being asked what was going through his mind when he came out to bat at 97/7, Udana says that the initial plan was to give the strike back to Dhananjaya de Silva but it didn't work, so he took it upon himself to get some runs.

Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, says that he has nothing much to say after tonight's game. Feels that the track was flat but the batsmen let the team down. Admits that after being 6 down in the 18th over, it is very difficult to come back into the game, that too, against a great side like South Africa. Hopes that the team figures it out before the World Cup and people grab their opportunities. He is confident though that both factors will be achieved and the unit will give its best in the final game. On Isuru Udana, Malinga says that he is an all-rounder in domestic cricket and is a great positive for them from this game.

Earlier, after electing to field, South Africa did not actually set the world on fire but had Sri Lanka 2 down inside the 4th over. Then, they enforced a collapse from 51/2 to 131/9 before a record last-wicket stand stretched them a bit. Everyone generally bowled well, with the ball seemingly seaming around on a flat deck, with a bit of bounce. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

South Africa have won convincingly but they will not be too happy with it. Hendricks continued his poor form while Markram could not convert his start. Ideally, they would have wished for a 8 or 9-wicket win but they will take this for now.

4-0. One more match to go. Can Sri Lanka pull off an inspiration from somewhere and avoid a whitewash? Doesn't seem so. The batting is not performing while the bowling looks toothless. Today, their bowlers cannot be blamed as they were defending a paltry 189. The main bowlers are not able to take wickets, so a part-timer, Dhananjaya de Silva, bowls 10 overs and takes 3. Ouch. No swing, no seam movement. An easy run chase in the end for the Proteas.

'Great reflection of the Sri Lankan effort. No energy in it.' says a sad Russel Arnold on air. Michael Holding smiles. But Arnold hit the nail on the head. It was like the Lankan team arrived, participated in the game but did not have their heart in it at all. What a total one-sider.

32.5
0
T Perera to D Miller, VICTORY BY 6 WICKETS. And with 103 balls to spare. South Africa have cruised though again. A leg bye, but it counts in the scoreboard. A length ball on leg, Miller looks for a flick but the ball hits him on his pads and deflects towards square leg. The winning run is completed with ease. Another comprehensive victory by the hosts. Now they lead the series 4-0, and with this professional attitude they leave the field with heads held high.
32.4
1
T Perera to JP Duminy, A fuller length on middle, Duminy plays it straight to mid off and hurried for the single to prevent himself from getting run out. That was a quick single by Duminy, proving his fitness.
32.3
0
T Perera to JP Duminy, A back of length ball pitched on middle and off, defended on the back foot, straight to point.
32.2
1
T Perera to D Miller, Outside off, run down to third man for a single.
32.1
4
T Perera to D Miller, FOUR! What a shot from David Miller. Full and outside off, Miller drives it beautifully through mid off for a boundary.
31.6
0
L Malinga to JP Duminy, On off, Duminy defends it out.
31.5
2
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Again on a length and outside off, Duminy drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs. Good running between the wickets.
31.4
0
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Length delivery on off, the left-hander plays it to point.
31.3
4
L Malinga to JP Duminy, FOUR! Nice shot from JP Duminy. Full and wide outside off, Duminy drives it through covers for a boundary. Just 9 needed to win the match for the hosts.
31.2
0
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Full and outside off, Duminy plays it to point.
31.1
0
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Outside off, dabbed straight to backward point.
30.6
1
T Perera to JP Duminy, A short of good length on middle, Duminy cuts it to third man for a single.
30.5
1
T Perera to D Miller, Shorter in length, pitched on leg, Miller pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
30.4
0
T Perera to D Miller, Change of line, on middle this time. Miller was looking for a cut, but the ball was too close for this shot. Missed the ball completely.
30.3
0
T Perera to D Miller, Short of length on leg, kept away by Miller for no run.
30.2
1
T Perera to JP Duminy, A length ball on leg, helped around the leg side with a flick for a single, by Duminy.
30.1
1
T Perera to D Miller, A back of length on middle and leg, Miller taps it to mid off with full face of the bat for a single.
29.6
1
L Malinga to D Miller, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
29.5
0
L Malinga to D Miller, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
29.4
0
L Malinga to D Miller, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
29.3
1
L Malinga to JP Duminy, Outside off, steered towards third man for a run. Just ticking away now... 18 more needed.
29.2
4
L Malinga to JP Duminy, FOUR! Outstanding timing. On a length on middle and leg, Duminy just helps it around the corner, through square leg and the ball just races away.
29.1
1
L Malinga to D Miller, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Lasith Malinga returns. 5-0-25-0 so far.

28.6
1
T Perera to D Miller, Same line with back of a length, Miller shows full face of the bat and drives it to mid on for a single.
28.5
1
T Perera to JP Duminy, A length ball, pitched on leg, Duminy works it for a single at the mid-wicket region.
28.4
0
T Perera to JP Duminy, A back of length around leg, Duminy was looking for single by nudging it to leg, gets hit on his thigh pad but is sent back by du Plessis.
28.3
1
T Perera to D Miller, Short and outside off, punched uppishly through the covers for a single.
28.2
0
T Perera to D Miller, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
28.1
0
T Perera to D Miller, Full and around off, watchfully pushed to the off side.

Thisara Perera into the attack now.

27.6
4
K Mendis to JP Duminy, FOUR! And this will go to the boundary as well! Full and outside off, plenty of width, Duminy leans and drives it through the covers!
27.5
6
K Mendis to JP Duminy, SIX! WALLOP! A short ball, around middle, Duminy rocks back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket!
27.4
0
K Mendis to JP Duminy, Around off, watchfully defended.
27.3
1
K Mendis to D Miller, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
27.2
1
K Mendis to JP Duminy, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
27.1
1
K Mendis to D Miller, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
26.6
4
de Silva to JP Duminy, FOUR! A short in length ball, Duminy waits for it, while standing on the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary.
26.5
1
de Silva to D Miller, A back of length around middle and off, Miller gets on the back foot and punches it for a single.
26.4
0
de Silva to D Miller, Full and straight, Miller shows full face of the bat, straight to the bowler.
26.3
1
de Silva to JP Duminy, A flighted delivery on off, Duminy plays a good drive straight to covers. A fumble helps him get a single from mid off region.
26.2
0
de Silva to JP Duminy, A flighted delivery around off, defended with ease.

JP Duminy walks in at number 6, replacing his skipper.

26.1
0
de Silva to du Plessis, OUT! Dhananjaya gets another! Faf gone. 46 more needed. Surely no chance of a collapse? Full on middle, Faf comes down the track and flicks it uppishly. But it is straight to the man at short mid-wicket where Priyamal Perera accepts a simple catch. South Africa just playing some loose cricket at the moment. They are on top though.
25.6
1
K Mendis to du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards leg side for a run. The hosts need just 46 runs to win the match.
25.5
4
K Mendis to du Plessis, FOUR! Poor delivery from Kamindu Mendis. Full toss on off, du Plessis comes down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary.
25.4
1
K Mendis to D Miller, Floated on off, Miller plays it towards covers for a run.
25.3
1
K Mendis to du Plessis, Flighted delivery outside off, Faf punches it through covers for a single.
25.2
0
K Mendis to du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper nudges it to the leg side.
25.1
0
K Mendis to du Plessis, Tossed up on middle, du Plessis defends it out.
24.6
0
de Silva to D Miller, Back of length around middle and leg, defended on the back foot by Miller.
24.5
0
de Silva to D Miller, A length delivery around off, defended with ease.
24.4
0
de Silva to D Miller, A flatter delivery around middle, defended with ease.
24.3
0
de Silva to D Miller, A quicker one and back of length. Hits Miller on thigh pad who was trying a pull.
24.2
0
de Silva to D Miller, Tossed up on off, Miller defends it of the front foot.
24.1
6
de Silva to D Miller, SIX! A beauty, that is just pretty. That is what we say, stand and deliver. What a shot by Miller. A tossed up delivery around off, Miller gets his front foot to the pitch of the ball and just lofts it with ease above covers for a maximum.
23.6
1
K Rajitha to D Miller, Full on middle, Miller flicks it towards fine leg for a run. 12 runs have come from the over.
23.5
1
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Length delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side for a run.
23.4
4
K Rajitha to du Plessis, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for the skipper. What a classy shot from him. Full and outside off, du Plessis drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
23.3
4
K Rajitha to du Plessis, FOUR! CRACKING SHOT! Short of a length delivery, du Plessis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.2
2
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Short of a length delivery, du Plessis pulls it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
23.1
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, On a good length on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
22.6
1
de Silva to du Plessis, A back of length around off and middle, du Plessis flicks it, on the back foot. A single to mid-wicket to end the over.
22.5
0
de Silva to du Plessis, A flighted delivery around middle, defended with ease.
22.4
1
de Silva to D Miller, A flighted delivery outside off, Miller takes a single by driving it to deep cover.
22.3
0
de Silva to D Miller, A flatter delivery pitched on middle, defended on the back foot.
22.2
2
de Silva to D Miller, A flighted delivery around leg, Miller steps out and gets to the pitch of the ball. Applies his wrists and hits it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
22.1
0
de Silva to D Miller, Back of a length delivery around off, defended by Miller.
21.6
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Short delivery, the skipper looks to pull but gets beaten on this one.
21.5
4
K Rajitha to du Plessis, FOUR! Amazing shot from the skipper. Length delivery outside off, du Plessis drives it through covers where the fielder dives but it goes past him for a boundary.
21.5
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, the skipper does well to duck under it. The umpire gives wide for height.
21.4
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Short of a length delivery, du Plessis looks to pull but misses it completely.
21.3
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Short and outside off, the skipper punches it to covers.
21.2
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Length delivery outside off, du Plessis drives it to mid off where the cover fielder dives and stops it.
21.1
0
K Rajitha to du Plessis, Full on off, du Plessis drives it to mid off.

Kasun Rajitha is back on. 3-0-15-1 so far.

20.6
0
de Silva to D Miller, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
20.5
0
de Silva to D Miller, Full and around off, watchfully defended from the crease.

David Miller walks in at number 5, replacing de Kock.

20.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, OUT! Caught! Are Sri Lanka still alive in this? Full ball, right on leg stump, hit this if you can, says de Silva. Okay, says de Kock. Goes back, clears his front leg and whips this. Wham. Four? Six? Nope. The ball goes straight to short mid-wicket where Upul Tharanga takes a dolly. De Kock cannot believe it. South Africa just require 80 runs but a couple of wickets here and the cat will be set free amongst the pigeons.
20.3
1
de Silva to du Plessis, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
20.2
0
de Silva to du Plessis, The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad.
20.1
1
de Silva to de Kock, Full and outside off, sliced towards sweeper cover for a single.
19.6
1
O Fernando to de Kock, Tossed up on off, Quinton plays it towards point for a single. 12 runs have come from the over. The hosts are running away with the game.
19.5
1
O Fernando to du Plessis, Flighted delivery on off, the skipper plays it towards point for a run.
19.4
6
O Fernando to du Plessis, SIX! THAT IS WHACKED AWAY! Full toss on middle, du Plessis smashes it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
19.3
2
O Fernando to du Plessis, 100 up for South Africa. Full toss on off, du Plessis drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
19.2
1
O Fernando to de Kock, Tossed up on middle, de Kock drives it through mid on for a single.
19.1
1
O Fernando to du Plessis, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
18.6
1
de Silva to du Plessis, A short of length delivery around leg, du Plessis waits for it while standing on the back foot and plays it with ease. Gets a single.
18.5
0
de Silva to du Plessis, A flighted ball on leg, du Plessis gets to pitch and defends it.
18.4
0
de Silva to du Plessis, A flighted delivery on leg. Defended on the front foot.
18.3
0
de Silva to du Plessis, A flighted delivery on leg, defended by du Plessis.
18.2
1
de Silva to de Kock, A short pitched delivery on off, de Kock takes a single by going on the back foot and hitting it to long on.
18.1
1
de Silva to du Plessis, A flighted delivery on middle and leg, Faf works it down the leg side for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva is back on. 5-1-20-1 so far.

17.6
0
O Fernando to de Kock, Tossed up on off, de Kock keeps it out. Just 4 runs from the over.
17.5
1
O Fernando to du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis drives it through mid on for a run.
17.4
1
O Fernando to de Kock, Floated on leg, de Kock flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
17.3
1
O Fernando to du Plessis, Short delivery on middle, the skipper pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
17.2
0
O Fernando to du Plessis, Short delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it towards mid off.
17.1
1
O Fernando to de Kock, Tossed up on leg, de Kock nudges it towards short fine leg for a run.

DRINKS! South Africa are running away with the game but have lost two wickets in the process. Sri Lanka are leaking runs but Malinga has done well to keep it tight. The visitors do not have a big score to defend. Meanwhile, OSHADA FERNANDO is introduced.

16.6
4
K Mendis to du Plessis, FOUR! A juicy full toss outside off, du Plessis leans forward for a glorious cover drive. The ball hits the boundary ropes, no one even gets a chance to move.
16.5
0
K Mendis to du Plessis, A flighted delivery on off, Plessis defends it with ease.
16.4
0
K Mendis to du Plessis, A flatter delivery, pitched on off, defended on front foot.
16.3
1
K Mendis to de Kock, Full length on off, pushed away to covers for a single.
16.2
0
K Mendis to de Kock, A full length delivery on leg, defended with ease by de Kock.
16.1
1
K Mendis to du Plessis, A flighted ball around middle, a single taken by du Plessis through mid-wicket.
15.6
0
K Rajitha to de Kock, On a good length on middle, de Kock plays it to mid on.
15.5
1
K Rajitha to du Plessis, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
15.4
1
K Rajitha to de Kock, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
15.3
4
K Rajitha to de Kock, FOUR! De Kock continues to attack. Full and around middle, Quinton pummels it down the ground through mid on and beats the fielder!

Faf du Plessis walks in at number 4, replacing Markram.

15.2
0
K Rajitha to A Markram, OUT! Rajitha strikes now. Length delivery on leg, Markram looks to flick but gets a top edge. It goes towards square leg where Dhananjaya de Silva runs from short mid-wicket and takes a good catch to his right. After taking the catch he passed the ball to Kusal Mendis to celebrate the wicket. The hosts need 113 runs to win the match.
15.1
2
K Rajitha to A Markram, Length delivery outside off, Markram cuts it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
14.6
1
K Mendis to A Markram, A flighted and full length ball pitched around middle, Markram nudges it to the leg side for a single.
14.5
1
K Mendis to de Kock, A fuller length with a flight, de Kock plants his front foot in line and drives it straight to deep cover. A single added.
14.4
2
K Mendis to de Kock, Tossed up on off, de Kock drives it through covers. Two runs taken.
14.3
4
K Mendis to de Kock, FOUR! Nice and fine, a predetermined reverse sweep, plays it with ease and connects well. A flighted delivery pitched around off, de Kock plays a reverse sweep with simple precision towards the third man area for another boundary to his name.
14.2
0
K Mendis to de Kock, Fuller in length, pitched around off, de Kock plays it straight to covers.
14.1
0
K Mendis to de Kock, Mendis starts with a flighted, fuller delivery on off, defended with full face of the bat.
13.6
0
K Rajitha to A Markram, Length delivery on middle, Aiden flicks it to short mid-wicket.
13.5
0
K Rajitha to A Markram, On a good length on middle, Markram defends it off the back foot.
13.4
0
K Rajitha to A Markram, Outside off, played straight to point.
13.3
1
K Rajitha to de Kock, On middle and leg, worked through the leg side for one.
13.2
1
K Rajitha to A Markram, Fuller and on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
13.1
1
K Rajitha to de Kock, Outside off, punched towards point for a single.
12.6
4
I Udana to A Markram, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Short of a length delivery, Markram pulls it over square leg for a boundary. Big over for South Africa. 11 runs from it.
12.5
1
I Udana to de Kock, Again on a length on off, de Kock punches it to mid off for a run.
12.4
1
I Udana to A Markram, Length delivery outside off, Markram punches it through point for a run.
12.3
1
I Udana to de Kock, Length delivery outside off, de Kock slaps it through covers for a run.
12.2
4
I Udana to de Kock, FOUR! SMASHED AWAY! Short of a length delivery again, de Kock pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
12.1
0
I Udana to de Kock, Short of a length delivery on leg, de Kock looks to pull but gets hit on the hips.
11.6
1
K Rajitha to de Kock, A good length delivery around off and middle, de Kock drives it towards mid off for a single.
11.5
1
K Rajitha to A Markram, Length delivery on off, Markram taps it towards third man for a single.
11.4
1
K Rajitha to de Kock, A good length delivery, pitched on leg, de Kock was looking for a flick but gets a leading edge and the ball goes to mid off. Single taken.
11.3
0
K Rajitha to de Kock, A back of length delivery pitched around middle, de Kock defends it straight to point.
11.2
1
K Rajitha to A Markram, A shorter length delivery, pitched around off, Markram goes to the back foot and punches to point and takes a single.
11.1
0
K Rajitha to A Markram, A short of good length swinging in for Markram, plays it straight to mid on.

Kasun Rajitha into the attack now.

10.6
0
I Udana to de Kock, Short and outside off, Quinton punches it to point.
10.5
1
I Udana to A Markram, Short and outside off, Aiden cuts it through point for a run.
10.4
0
I Udana to A Markram, Bowls a yorker on middle, Markram does well to dig it out.
10.3
1
I Udana to de Kock, Length delivery on off, de Kock punches it towards point for a run.
10.2
1
I Udana to A Markram, On a good length on off, Markram punches it towards point for a single.
10.1
1
I Udana to de Kock, Length delivery on leg, de Kock flicks it towards short fine leg. The fielder from fine leg goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses the stumps. Quinton was well in. The batsmen take a run.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over, if it goes till that time. ISURU UDANA, the hero with the bat, comes on to bowl.

9.6
4
L Malinga to A Markram, FOUR! Nice shot. Full on leg, Markram flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. That ends Powerplay 1.
9.5
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Bowls a yorker on middle, Markram does well to dig it out.
9.4
0
L Malinga to A Markram, On a good length on off, Markram defends it off the back foot.
9.3
1
L Malinga to de Kock, Full delivery on middle and leg, de Kock drives it towards mid on for a run.
9.2
0
L Malinga to de Kock, On a good length and outside off, de Kock plays it to point.
9.1
1
L Malinga to A Markram, On a good length on off, Markram plays it towards third man for a run.
8.6
0
de Silva to de Kock, Around middle, pushed towards mid on.
8.5
1
de Silva to A Markram, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
8.4
1
de Silva to de Kock, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
8.3
0
de Silva to de Kock, Outside off, played straight to point.
8.2
1
de Silva to A Markram, Pushes this towards long on for a run.
8.1
0
de Silva to A Markram, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
7.6
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Full and outside off, Quinton drives it to covers.
7.5
0
L Malinga to de Kock, On a length on off, the keeper-batsman comes down the track and blocks it.
7.4
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Full on off, Markram drives it through mid off for a run.
7.3
3
L Malinga to de Kock, Again on a length on leg, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket. Two fielders chase it but the fielder in the deep mid-wicket does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
7.2
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Length delivery on leg, de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket.
7.2
0
L Malinga to de Kock, WIDE! Bowls short down the leg side, de Kock looks to pull but misses it.
7.1
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Length delivery on middle, Markram flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
6.6
1
de Silva to A Markram, A floated delivery pitched around off, with help of some turn, Markram drives it to long on for a single.
6.5
0
de Silva to A Markram, A fuller length delivery on off, Markram drives it towards covers.
6.4
0
de Silva to A Markram, Quicker one, pitched back of length, defended easily by Markram.
6.3
1
de Silva to de Kock, A short of length on middle and leg, de Kock gets on the back foot and works it towards the leg side to steal a single.
6.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, A flighted delivery around middle, defended by de Kock.
6.1
1
de Silva to A Markram, Short of a length on off, played with spin towards long on for a single.
5.6
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Full on off, de Kock drives it to covers. 6 runs have come from the over.
5.5
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Length delivery on off, Markram plays it towards point for a run. The fielder did well to stop it.
5.4
4
L Malinga to A Markram, FOUR! First boundary for Aiden Markram. What a shot. Full on middle, Markram drives it through mid on where it beats the diving fielder for a boundary.
5.3
0
L Malinga to A Markram, On a good length on off, Aiden defends it off the back foot.
5.2
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Full on leg, Markram tucks it to short mid-wicket.
5.1
1
L Malinga to de Kock, Length delivery on middle and leg, de Kock flicks it towards square leg for a run.

Aiden Markram walks in at number 3, replacing Hendricks.

4.6
0
de Silva to R Hendricks, OUT! Caught! There goes the first wicket. At last, should we say. After 2 dropped chances, the third one is taken. Hendricks tries the same trick as de Kock, goes for a sweep, but with a disappointing result. The ball was pitched on off with a bit of flight, Hendricks went for the sweep but got a top edge. Thisara Perera took it with ease standing at slip.
4.5
0
de Silva to R Hendricks, A quicker one and back of length, defended with ease.
4.4
1
de Silva to de Kock, A good length delivery around off, de Kock pushes for a single towards long off.
4.3
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR! A juicy full toss on middle, dream delivery to every batsman, de Kock swats it away for a boundary towards mid-wicket. That's the third boundary by de Kock in this inning.
4.2
1
de Silva to R Hendricks, Back of length on off, Hendricks goes on the back foot and with help of his wrists get the ball to long on for a single.
4.1
0
de Silva to R Hendricks, Straight and full by de Silva, Hendricks defends it.
3.6
1
L Malinga to R Hendricks, DROPPED! Chance gone abegging for Sri Lanka! It was on a good length and outside off, Hendricks looks to defend but gets an outside edge due to the bounce on this one. It goes towards Thisara Perera at first slip where he dives forward to take the catch but spills it. Not quite going right for the Lankans, is it...
3.5
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Full on off, the batsman pushes it to covers.
3.4
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, On off, Hendricks plays it to mid off.
3.3
2
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
3.2
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, On a good length on off, Hendricks defends it off the back foot.
3.1
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Full on middle, Hendricks flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.6
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR! Another sweep shot to end the over, a tossed up delivery on off, de Kock takes aerial route this time with the sweep and gets a boundary in the same region, square leg.
2.5
0
de Silva to de Kock, A fuller length around off, straight to mid off.
2.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
2.3
0
de Silva to de Kock, Dropped chance! But a brilliant effort. A flighted length delivery, de Kock gets leading edge as he looks to flick it towards mid-wicket, de Silva dives to his right for the catch but drops it.
2.2
4
de Silva to de Kock, FOUR! A flighted delivery around off, de Kock drags it with a sweep shot to square leg for a boundary.
2.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
1.6
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Beauty of a delivery from Malinga. On a good length and outside off, Hendricks looks to defend but it nips away from him. Good bowling from Malinga.
1.5
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Length delivery on off, Reeza plays it to point.
1.4
4
L Malinga to R Hendricks, FOUR! First boundary for Hendricks and first runs for South Africa. Short and wide outside off, Hendricks cuts it through point for a boundary.
1.3
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, On a good length and outside off, Hendricks looks to cut but gets beaten due to the away movement on this one.
1.2
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, On a good length on middle, Hendricks defends it to mid-wicket.
1.1
0
L Malinga to R Hendricks, Starts with a good length and outside off, Hendricks plays it to point.

Lasith Malinga to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
de Silva to de Kock, Outside off, Quinton looks to cut but is not too decisive about it. Wants to bail out, but is half sure about that too. Gets hit on the pads and the ball goes to first slip.
0.5
0
de Silva to de Kock, A flighted delivery on middle and leg, helped towards mid on by de Kock.
0.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, Defended on front foot with ease.
0.3
0
de Silva to de Kock, Shorter delivery on leg, de Kock goes for the pull but ends up paddling it, straight to short fine leg.
0.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, Short of length on off, defended easily for no run towards cover.
0.1
0
de Silva to de Kock, Dhananjaya starts with a dot. Well tossed up on off, defended with ease.

Welcome back for the run chase. 190 to win for South Africa to go 4-0 up. How costly will that last wicket stand prove? The players are back out in the middle. Dhananjaya de Silva to start off proceedings with the first new ball. Quinton de Kock to face. Reeza Hendricks to partner him. Here we go...