SL 138/10 in 32.2 Overs

MATCH ENDED
SA beat SL by 113 runs
Man of the Match - Quinton de Kock
  SA
251/10 (45.1/50 ov)
  SL
138/10 (32.2/50 ov)
Commentary
  • That's it from this match. Johannesburg done. Centurion done. The action moves to Durban now where the third ODI will be played. Do join us at 1000 local (0800 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
  • Faf du Plessis says that it was a perfect game for them. Adds that they probably would have wanted 30-40 runs more but is all praise for the way they bowled and fielded. Lauds his pacers for bowling with great intent. On Ngidi, he replies that he hits the deck hard and always provides the initial breakthroughs. Has a word of praise for Nortje as well and says that he bowled a long spell and showed good control over his line along with high pace. On his own batting form, he mentions that it's about transition from a good player to a great player and the biggest change is in his mindset. On being 2-0 up in the series, Faf replies that they are looking ahead and would like to try a few things regarding the team composition. Hints that Dale Steyn might come back for the last two games.
  • Man of the Match, Quinton de Kock praises the pitch for playing good and is happy to provide a great start to the team. Adds that they try to play the ball and not the bowlers. They just try to play the ball on merit, de Kock further adds. On his pacers bowling fire, de Kock replies that KG came out with great intent and cranked it up. Smiles and says that he gave a chance to Miller to keep and he has been working with him on his keeping.
  • Lasith Malinga (on 31/6) says that they hung in there well by varying their lines and lengths and considers it a really good effort from the bowlers. Adds that the batsmen need to understand their value. For the next match, Malinga replies that the players need to realize that this opportunity won't come every day and they will have to value it.
  • Earlier on in the evening, South Africa were off to a brilliant start after being put in to bat. They though did not capitalize and after being 220/4 at one stage, ended up at 251. Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis both made half-tons but the former was especially in top form today. He would be disappointed that he missed out on the ton but happy that the team won despite them ending up with a par score. Presentations to follow...
  • Oshada departed soon too and from there on, wickets fell at quick intervals. The only hope was from Thisara Perera but he too failed as the away side folded for 138 runs. A disappointing batting show from the Lankans. In fact there was not a single 50-run stand in the innings for the away side. A superb bowling performance from the home side though, every bowler who bowled except Wiaan Mulder got at least 2 wickets. Kagiso Rabada, especially was exceptional. He picked up 3 wickets and the SL batsmen found him too hot to handle. Thus, a mix of poor batting and good bowling has seen the win go in the favor of South Africa.
  • The hosts have won this game by a huge margin and how. Despite having just a par total on the board, the Proteas' bowlers have crushed this Sri Lankan reply and ensured a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series. Starting off with not much required, the away side did not plan their chase well. Rash shots from the openers and the top order saw them go on the back foot. That was mainly due to the fiery spell from Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi with the new balls. Three wickets were lost around the 10th over mark and from there, it was always going to be difficult for the Lankans to come back in the game. Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis were stitching a partnership and it looked like the boys from the Emerald Isle were in with a chance, but a moment of madness saw the game go further into the hosts' grasp as Mendis was run out.
  • 32.2
    W
    L Ngidi to L Malinga, OUT! All over! SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 113 RUNS! Ngidi digs in a heavy ball outside off at 137 kph, Malinga goes back and tries to smash it over the infield on the off side. But all he manages is to hit it aerially from the toe end of his bat and straight into the hands of Steyn (sub) at covers. The South African players are ecstatic and the crowd is also very happy. Time for the customary handshakes.
  • 32.1
    1
    L Ngidi to V Fernando, Edged! Good length delivery outside off, Fernando flashes his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a run.
  • END OF OVER: 32 | 2 Runs 0 Wkt | SL: 137/9
  • Lungi Ngidi is back on.
  • 31.6
    1
    I Tahir to V Fernando, A pat towards the off side from Vishwa and he steals a quick single to keep strike.
  • 31.5
    0
    I Tahir to V Fernando, Defended towards the bowler from the crease.
  • 31.4
    0
    I Tahir to V Fernando, Miller is not bad with the gloves! A flatter one outside off and turns away sharply from the right-hander. Vishwa looked to slog it away but misses the ball. David collects the ball in his gloves and immediately takes off the bails in good stylish fashion. Not bad! Appeal takes place but the feet was firmly in the crease.
  • David Miller is wicket-keeping now for SA, without any pads.
  • 31.3
    0
    I Tahir to V Fernando, Flatter one on the middle stump, defended onto the ground by Vishwa.
  • 31.2
    1
    I Tahir to L Malinga, Lofted in the air over cover for a single to wide long off.
  • 31.1
    0
    I Tahir to L Malinga, Flatter one on middle, Malinga looks to defend the ball from the crease. The ball takes the inside edge and goes onto the pads. Appeal from Tahir but the umpire says no.
  • END OF OVER: 31 | 0 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 135/9
  • 30.6
    0
    K Rabada to V Fernando, Excellent delivery on middle and off, Malinga looks to defend but gets hit on the gloves. He winces in pain.
  • Vishwa Fernando is the last batsman.
  • 30.5
    W
    K Rabada to A Dananjaya, OUT! Caught! Rabada gets his third. Back of a length delivery on off, Akila looks to play across the line but mistimes his pull shot completely. Ends up chipping it towards the mid-wicket fielder. Wiaan Mulder there takes a very easy catch running to his right. Dananjaya showed fight but cannot do much and South Africa are just a wicket away now.
  • 30.4
    0
    K Rabada to A Dananjaya, Length delivery on off and middle, Dananjaya pulls it to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 30.3
    0
    K Rabada to A Dananjaya, Bouncer on middle and off, Akila looks to play the upper cut but misses.
  • 30.2
    0
    K Rabada to A Dananjaya, Fuller delivery outside off, Dananjaya drives it beautifully to mid off.