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)

commentary

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.
22.1
1
A Perera to van der Dussen, A flatter delivery around off, van der Dussen punches it to deep cover for a single.

Angelo Perera is on now.

21.6
2
T Perera to A Markram, 100 up for South Africa. Good length delivery outside off, Markram punches it wide of deep cover and gets a couple. 125 runs more required in 24 overs.
21.5
1
T Perera to van der Dussen, Back of a length delivery outside off, van der Dussen punches it to deep cover and gets a single.
21.4
0
T Perera to van der Dussen, Once again a similar ball and van der Dussen plays a similar shot to the same fielder.
21.3
0
T Perera to van der Dussen, Length ball on off, Rassie plays it to the fielder at point.
21.2
1
T Perera to A Markram, Fifty for Aiden Markram. Good innings from him so far but the job is not done yet. He gets to his second fifty by tapping it this length ball towards third man.
21.1
0
T Perera to A Markram, Good length ball on off, Markram blocks it.
20.6
4
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, FOUR! Excellent from Rassie. Tossed up delivery on middle and off. Van der Dussen brings out the reverse sweep and times it beautifully through vacant backward point fence for a boundary.
20.5
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Tossed up delivery outside off, Markram plays it away from the point fielder for a single.
20.4
2
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Loopy delivery on off and middle, Markram milks it wide of long off and gets a couple.
20.3
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Pushed to the cover region by Aiden.
20.2
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Tossed up on off, Rassie plays it towards point off the outer half of his bat for a single.
20.1
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Off spinner this time on middle and leg, Rassie taps it back to the bowler.
19.6
4
T Perera to A Markram, FOUR! Crisp! A volley around off, Aiden gets to the pitch of the ball and just punches through the gap between covers and mid on. The ball touches the boundary ropes. The umpire signals boundary.
19.5
1
T Perera to van der Dussen, A back of a length, Dussen punches it from the back foot to the point region for a single.
19.4
1
T Perera to A Markram, Short length delivery on around off, Aiden helps it down the third man for a single.
19.3
0
T Perera to A Markram, Back of a length on middle and leg, kept away by Markram.
19.2
1
T Perera to van der Dussen, A length ball on middle, nips back in from the surface, Dussen gets an inside edge and onto his pads for single.
19.1
1
T Perera to A Markram, A short length delivery outside off, Aiden just opens the face of the bat and guides it towards the third man region for a single.
18.6
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Shorter in length, Markram punches it to deep cover and keeps the strike.
18.5
1
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Flighted on off, Rassie plays it wide of point and gets a single.
18.4
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Shorter on off, Rassie plays it straight to the fielder at short mid-wicket.
18.3
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Leg spinner pitching on off, Rassie looks to defend it but gets beaten by the change in variation.
18.2
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Off spinner on middle, van der Dussen tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
18.1
0
A Dananjaya to van der Dussen, Off break outside off, Rassie plays it to the fielder at point.
17.6
1
T Perera to van der Dussen, Rassie is off the mark. Length ball on off, van der Dussen plays it to deep cover and keeps the strike.
17.5
0
T Perera to van der Dussen, Good length ball again on off, Rassie plays it to point.
17.4
0
T Perera to van der Dussen, Length ball on off, van der Dussen blocks it.
17.3
0
T Perera to van der Dussen, Good length delivery on middle, Rassie tucks it on the leg side and looks for a quick single but Markram calls a loud no.

Rassie Van Der Dussen is the new man in.

17.2
0
T Perera to du Plessis, OUT! Gone! Du Plessis departs. Good length delivery outside off. Du Plessis loses his calm after not being able to score off Thisara. He comes down the track and looks to slap it to the off side but gets an outside edge. Kusal Mendis behind the stumps takes a regulation catch. The 70-run stand is broken. Lanka will hope get a couple quickly now.
17.1
0
T Perera to du Plessis, Good length delivery on middle, du Plessis taps it back to the bowler.
16.6
2
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Flighted on off, Markram drives it wide of deep cover and gets a couple.
16.5
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Off break this time on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards square leg for a single.
16.4
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Loopy delivery on the stump, du Plessis defends it off his front foot.
16.3
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Faf has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
16.2
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Flighted on the stumps, du Plessis blocks it.
16.1
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Leg spinner on middle and off, the ball keeps low. Markram does well to flicks it towards square leg for a single.
15.6
0
T Perera to du Plessis, Good length ball on off, punched to cover by du Plessis.
15.5
0
T Perera to du Plessis, Play and a miss. Length ball outside off, Faf looks to drive it but misses.
15.4
0
T Perera to du Plessis, Broken bat followed with a nasty blow on the toe. Back of a length delivery on off, Faf looks to defend it. It comes off the inner half onto his boot.
15.3
1
T Perera to A Markram, Broken bat! Low full toss on middle, Markram plays it towards mid on off his bottom half of his bat. The bat breakes down in two pieces. He is left with only the handle of the bat and nothing else. He still runs a single with it.
15.2
0
T Perera to A Markram, Full length delivery on off, Markram plays it to the fielder at cover.
15.1
1
T Perera to du Plessis, Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis cuts it towards third man and gets a single.
14.6
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Flighted delivery on off, Markram defends it with full face of the bat.
14.5
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Full on middle and leg, Faf works it down the leg side for a single.
14.4
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, A tossed up delivery around leg, Faf tries to defend it but the ball hits his pads.
14.3
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, A back of a length on off, Faf waits and defends it.
14.2
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, A flatter delivery around leg, Aiden taps it towards the square leg region for a single.
14.1
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, A tossed up delivery around leg, Faf just pushes towards long on and grabs a single.
13.6
0
T Perera to A Markram, Close! Good length delivery outside off, Markram looks to play it on the off side but gets beaten as this ball misbehaves and keeps very low.
13.5
0
T Perera to A Markram, Good length ball around off, Aiden plays it straight to the fielder at point.
13.4
2
T Perera to A Markram, Beautiful shot and an excellent fielding. Length delivery outside off, Markram cuts it through point. It looks like the ball race away to the fence but Oshada Fernando at sweeper cover runs to his left and stops it from going to the fence with a dive. Saves a couple for his side.
13.3
1
T Perera to du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off, Faf hits it wide of deep cover and looks for two. Oshada gets there quickly so du Plessis has to be satisfied with a single.
13.2
1
T Perera to A Markram, Length ball on off, Markram plays it to point and gets a single.
13.1
1
T Perera to du Plessis, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, du Plessis hits it to deep cover with an angled bat for a single.

Thisara Perera is on now.

12.6
4
A Dananjaya to A Markram, FOUR! Lucky boundary for Markram to end the over. Tossed up on off, Markram has a poke at it and it goes off the outside edge to the third man region for a boundary.
12.5
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Tossed up on off, Markram defends it calmly.
12.4
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Flighted on middle, Aiden blocks it.
12.3
0
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Beautiful delivery. Lands it on a length, the ball spins away ever so slightly after pitching. Markram looks to play it but it goes just past the outside edge.
12.2
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Off spinner on middle, Faf tucks it to square leg for a single.
12.1
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, Flighted on off, du Plessis runs it down to long on for a single.
11.6
1
I Udana to A Markram, Follows it up with a single. Length ball on off, Markram runs it down to third man and takes a single. 50-run stand comes up between these two. Good over for South Africa 8 runs off it.
11.5
4
I Udana to A Markram, FOUR! Beautiful execution. Over pitched delivery on middle and leg. Markram comes down the track and whacks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
11.4
2
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery outside off, Markram punches it wide of deep cover and gets a couple.
11.3
0
I Udana to A Markram, Slower delivery, full on off. Markram blocks it to cover.
11.2
1
I Udana to du Plessis, Good length delivery around off, du Plessis punches it to deep cover for a single.
11.1
0
I Udana to du Plessis, On the fourth stump line, du Plessis does not tease it on its way to the keeper.
10.6
4
A Dananjaya to A Markram, FOUR! A tossed up delivery on off, Markram just leans forward and gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it towards wide mid off. The ball touches the ropes. 10 runs from this over. And that brings up the 50 for South Africa, now they just need another 176 runs to get home safe.
10.5
1
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, A flighted delivery on middle and leg, Faf pushes it straight towards long on for a single.
10.4
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Full on off, defended with ease.
10.3
0
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, Faf has pushed it to the cover region.
10.2
4
A Dananjaya to du Plessis, FOUR! A short delivery on off, Faf gets back and waits for the ball and with perfect timing strikes it to the point region and gets a boundary.
10.1
1
A Dananjaya to A Markram, A short delivery to start with, pitched around off. Markram rocks back and hits to the mid on region for a single.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring. Also, Akila Dananjaya is on now.

9.6
0
I Udana to du Plessis, Good length delivery on off, Faf plays it to point. End of an eventful over. 8 runs off it.
9.5
1
I Udana to A Markram, DROPPED! Full length delivery outside off, Markram dives it uppishly to the left of point. Oshada Fernando dives to his left and gets to the call but cannot hold onto it. He shpuld have taken this. A single is taken by the batsman.
9.4
4
I Udana to A Markram, FOUR! Excellent shot. Back of a length delivery, Markram drives it on the up through covers for a boundary.
9.3
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery on off, Markram blocks it off his back foot.
9.2
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery on off, Aiden punches it straight to cover.
9.1
3
I Udana to du Plessis, Free runs this. Back of a length delivery on off, Markram punches it wide of cover. The cover fielder dives it to his right but cannot stop it. Malinga at mid off is also wrong footed so the ball goes behind and allows them to get three runs.
8.6
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Short of a length outside off, Markram defends it from the back foot.
8.5
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Full on off, defended with ease by Markram.
8.4
1
L Malinga to du Plessis, Short of length delivery outside off, Faf was looking for a punch but gets his outside edge. The ball flies through empty slip corridor. Batsmen picks a single.
8.3
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, A short delivery on off, du Plessis hits it to point.
8.2
2
L Malinga to du Plessis, A short pitch delivery on middle and leg, Faf plays a pull towards square leg and picks up two.
8.1
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, A short of a length delivery around off, defended calmly.
7.6
0
I Udana to A Markram, Length ball on off, Aiden pushes it to the fielder at cover to finish the over with a dot.
7.5
0
I Udana to A Markram, Fuller this time on the same line, Markram drives it straight to the fielder at mid off.
7.4
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery on the fourth stump line. Markram looks to play it across the line but misses.
7.3
0
I Udana to A Markram, Back of a length delivery on off, Aiden guides it to backward point.
7.2
0
I Udana to A Markram, Length ball on off, Markram pushes it to point.
7.1
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery on off, Markram blocks it.
6.6
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Woah! This one keeps low. Good length delivery around off. It does not rise up after hitting the deck. Faf does really well to get his bat to it.
6.5
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Play and a miss. Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to drive it on the up but misses.
6.4
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Length ball on off, du Plessis hits it straight to mid off.
6.3
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR LEG BYES. Back of a length delivery on leg, Faf looks to pull it with his front leg up. It goes off his thigh pad. Mendis dives to his left and gets a hand to it but does not get enough to stop it from going to the fence.
6.2
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Fuller on off, Aiden looks to defend but it goes towards third man off the outside edge for a single.
6.1
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Good length delivery on middle. It hits the pitch and moves away slightly. Markram keeps his eyes on the ball and blocks it.
5.6
0
I Udana to du Plessis, Change of length by Udana. Full on middle and leg, Faf defends it with ease.
5.5
2
I Udana to du Plessis, A good length delivery on mid and leg, Faf plays it late and flicks down to the fine leg region and picks a single.
5.4
0
I Udana to du Plessis, On fourth stump outside off, Faf lets it go.
5.3
0
I Udana to du Plessis, A back of a length on off, du Plessis goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.
5.2
1
I Udana to A Markram, A full length ball on off, Markram just taps it to mid off and runs to take a single.
5.1
0
I Udana to A Markram, A peach of a delivery! A short of good length delivery around middle and leg, and swings a big way outside off after hitting the track, Markram gets beaten. A beautiful delivery! Udana making full use of this track.
4.6
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Good length delivery on off, Faf punches it to the fielder at cover to see off the over.
4.5
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Beautiful delivery. Length ball on the fourth stump line. The ball moves away slightly after pitching. Du Plessis looks to drive it but gets beaten and the ball goes past his outside edge to the keeper.
4.4
0
L Malinga to du Plessis,Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Faf blocks it.
4.3
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, Good length delivery on off, Faf hits it straight to the fielder at point.
4.3
0
L Malinga to du Plessis, FIVE WIDES. Malinga attempts a bouncer but misses his line and length. He bowls it wide outside leg, du Plessis leaves it alone. Kusal Mendis dives to his left but cannot get close to it and it races away to the fence. Wide and a boundary signalled.
4.2
1
L Malinga to A Markram, Fuller delivery on off, Markram plays it with soft hands towards point and takes a single.
4.1
3
L Malinga to du Plessis, Outstanding running. Back of a length delivery on off, Faf gets off the mark by tucking it through mid-wicket. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence. Du Plessis and Markram run the first two quickly and get the third with ease as well.
3.6
0
I Udana to A Markram, Dot ball to end the over. Length delivery on off, Markram follows the boundary with a back foot defense.
3.5
4
I Udana to A Markram, FOUR! Class written all over that shot. Back of a length delivery on off, Markram gets on his back foot and punches it through covers for a boundary.
3.4
0
I Udana to A Markram, On the fourth stump line, Markram lets it carry to the keeper.
3.3
0
I Udana to A Markram, Good length delivery around off, Aiden cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
3.2
0
I Udana to A Markram, DROPPED! Full length delivery on off, Markram looks to drive it straight. It goes uppishly off the inner half of his bat towards Udana. He was on his followthrough and he needed to go low. He does get two hands to it but can't hang on. Would have been a fantastic catch had he done that.
3.1
0
I Udana to A Markram, Starts with a full length delivery on off, Markram hits it straight to the fielder at mid off.

Faf du Plessis is the next man in. Also, Isuru Udana comes into the attack.

2.6
0
L Malinga to de Kock, OUT! Quinton holes out. A big wicket for Sri Lanka. Length delivery on middle, de Kock looks to flick it over the square leg fielder. He does not time it well and finds the man to almost perfection. Avishka Fernando there runs in a bit and takes a comfortable catch. Brilliant fielding placement there from the skipper and he gets his man. The man-in form Quinton de Kock walks back. Ideal start for the Lankans, wickets is what they need if they are to defend this total and they have got one early.
2.5
0
L Malinga to de Kock, A length delivery around off, de Kock defends it towards the point region.
2.4
0
L Malinga to de Kock, A back of a length delivery on off, de Kock just taps it to point.
2.3
1
L Malinga to A Markram, A good of a length delivery around off, Markram just taps it towards the point region and runs a single.
2.2
0
L Malinga to A Markram, Outside the off corridor, Makram shoulders his arms on that.
2.1
0
L Malinga to A Markram, A shape outside for Malinga. The ball was pitching outside off on length. Makram lets it go.
1.6
0
de Silva to de Kock, Dot ball to finish off the over. Shorter on off, Quinton gets on his back foot and blocks it. Tight start from de Silva just 3 runs off his first.
1.5
0
de Silva to de Kock, Flighted on off, Quinton this time is able to drive it but straight to the fielder at cover.
1.4
0
de Silva to de Kock, Safe! De Silva bowls it slower through the air. The ball turns away from the southpaw after pitching. De Kock stretches out and looks to drive but gets beaten Dickwella behind the stumps takes off the bails and asks the question. The square leg umpire takes it to the TV umpire. The replays roll in and show Quinton never left the crease.

The square leg umpire has gone upstairs for stumping. Quinton de Kock is the man in question.

1.3
2
de Silva to de Kock, A tossed up delivery outside off, de Kock leans forward and drives it to covers, but midfield by the fielder helps de Kock to add a double to the score.
1.2
0
de Silva to de Kock, A tossed up delivery on middle and leg, de Kock just manages to put it away.
1.1
1
de Silva to A Markram, A full length delivery by de Silva to start. Markram drives to mid on and steals a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl with the second new ball. Spin to start from the other end.

0.6
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Goes for the yorker to end the over but ends up bowling a low full toss. De Kock looks to drive but it goes off the bottom to the fielder at mid off. Just the boundary from the first over then.
0.5
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Excellent shot but for no runs! Malinga once again is guilty of bowling it a little too straight. Gets away with it this time as de Kock flicks it to mid-wicket.
0.4
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Realizes there is not a lot of movement so drags his length back and lands it outside off, de Kock goes chasing at it but gets beaten.
0.3
0
L Malinga to de Kock, From over the wicket now continues bowling it full. This is on off though, Malinga tries to swing it back in but once again the movement is not visible. De Kock strokes it to mid off.
0.2
4
L Malinga to de Kock, FOUR! South Africa are underway in style! Too easy for de Kock. Malinga sprays on his pads, de Kock says thank you very much and he flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
0.1
0
L Malinga to de Kock, Starts off with a full ball, looking for some swing is the veteran. There ain't any and de Kock strokes it confidently to covers.

We are back! The South African openers, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are out in the middle. Lasith Malinga to bowl the first over.