South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 16:30 IST Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

189/10
Overs
39.2
R/R
4.82
Fours
17
Sixes
4
Extras
14
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kasun Rajitha not out 0 9 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Dale Steyn 7 0 32 1
Lungi Ngidi 5 1 22 1
190/4
Overs
32.5
R/R
5.85
Fours
20
Sixes
3
Extras
3
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
David Miller not out 25 33 1 1
JP Duminy not out 31 21 4 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Dhananjaya de Silva 10 1 41 3
Lasith Malinga 7 0 38 0
  • 190 is the target! It is well below par and the visitors will need to bowl out of their skins if they are to defend it. Can they do so? Join us to find out in a while.
  • The South African bowlers on the other hand, were excellent. They bowled at pace and the short balls troubled the Lankan batsmen. Nortje was the pick as he finished with a three-fer. The rest had a wicket at least to their name.
  • 58 runs from the last wicket has given some respectability to their total but it will be the hosts who will be the happier of the two sides as they walk back. After winning the toss and electing to field, they made quick work of the top order. The middle order too did not make an impact and at once it seemed 150 would be difficult to get to. However, Udana then decided to have some fun. He went after everything and hit them quite cleanly. Brought up his maiden half ton. Kasun Rajitha played as the perfect foil as he blocked everything bowled at him. The two added the highest 10th wicket partnership for Sri Lanka.
  • 39.2 OUT! Udana holes out! End of the entertainment. He walks back after an amazing innings. The bowling change does the trick for the hosts. It is full and it is the slower one. Udana smashes it back to the man at long off. Faf there takes it nicely. SRI LANKA BOWLED OUT FOR 189!
  • 39.1 FOUR! Nice shot. Full and outside off, Udana drives it over covers for a boundary. This is great batting from Isuru Udana.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is back on now.
  • 38.6 This one stays low but it is well played in the end. On the shorter side, the batter goes back and thinks of flicking it but then due to the low bounce, he has to adjust and block it out. 185/9
  • 38.5 The googly, pitches around leg and then turn away. The batter looks to defend but misses to get hit on the back pad.
  • 38.4 On the stumps and it is kept out.
  • 38.3 The googly and it takes the outside edge towards third man. A single.
  • 38.2 FOUR! Dealing in boundaries is Udana! This has also brought up the 50-run stand. Vital one as this has given some respectability to Sri Lanka's score. Goes for the sweep but gets a top edge. It is fine enough on the leg side and a boundary.
  • 38.1 The googly, the batter picks it but chops it to covers.
  • 37.6 Length delivery on middle, Udana plays it towards mid-wicket for a run. Big over for Sri Lanka. Anrich Nortje has gone for 38 runs in his last 2 overs. 180/9
  • 37.5 SIX! THAT IS HUMONGOUS! Short of a length delivery, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 14 runs of five balls.
  • 37.4 On a good length and outside off, Udana looks to swing at it but misses it.
  • 37.3 FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Short of a length delivery, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 37.2 Short of a length delivery, Udana swings at it but misses it.
  • 37.1 FOUR! Great shot. Full toss on off, Udana lofts it over mid off where Faf du Plessis looks to take it with one hand but it goes over him for a boundary.
  • 36.6 The googly to end! On off, it turns away. Rajitha looks to defend but is beaten. 165/9
  • 36.5 On the off pole and the batsman lunges to defend it out.
  • 36.4 Another solid defense there.
  • 36.3 Ont the stumps, the batsman defends it out.
  • 36.3 WIDE! Down the leg side and it has been wided.
  • 36.2 On the stumps, kept out.
  • 36.1 NOT OUT! It is missing leg, it did look like that. This is tossed up around leg. The batter looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads, an appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Rajitha reviews. Replays roll in and it shows to be missing the leg pole.
  • Sri Lanka review this time! Rajitha has been given out LBW but he has reviewed. This may just slip down the leg side.
  • 35.6 A dot to end but 23 from the over. A huge one. Short and on the body, Udana swings but misses. 164/9
  • 35.5 Two again! Udana once again goes for the pull but ends up getting a top edge. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder there collects it and parries it to another fielder. Saves two.
  • 35.5 Another short one down the leg side, the batsman tries to work it around the corner but misses. WIDED!
  • 35.4 No, he does not! He gets a couple though as he works this around the corner and takes two.
  • 35.3 SIX! Make that three! 50 for Udana and it is his maiden ODI fifty. Showing his teammates, this is how it's done on this wicket. Short and on middle, Udana clears his front leg and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Will he go for the fourth?
  • 35.2 SIX! Back-to-back maximums! Another top shot. This time Nortje goes short, Udana flat bats it over mid on's head for a biggie.
  • 35.1 SIX! That is some shot! Welcome back into the attack, Nortje. Udana clears his front leg and tonks this length ball over the bowler's head for a biggie.
  • Anrich Nortje is back on.
  • 34.6 Floated delivery on middle, the batsman looks to defend but gets hit high on the thigh pad. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a run. Umpire gives it as leg byes. 141/9
  • 34.5 NOT OUT! South Africa lose their review. Tossed up on leg, Udana comes forward to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. The hosts go for the review and Hawk Eye shows that it is umpire's call.
  • A huge shout for an LBW has been turned down. South Africa have reviewed.
  • 34.4 BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery from Shamsi. Bowls a googly outside off, Udana looks to defend but misses it.
  • 34.3 Tossed up on off, Udana defends it off the front foot.
  • 34.2 Floated delivery on off, Udana guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 34.1 FOUR! Tossed up on off, Udana chips it over covers for a boundary. It was a risky shot from Isuru Udana.
  • 33.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 134/9
  • 33.5 This is powered down the ground and the batsmen take two.
  • Kasun Rajitha is the last man in.
  • 33.4 OUT! Lazy, very lazy from Malinga there. A man with so much of experience should not be getting out that way. He flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes off for a run. Reeza there collects the ball and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. Malinga though did not expect that and he does not ground his bat while getting into the crease. The players appeal and the umpires take it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Malinga is a goner. 9 down are now Sri Lanka.
  • Have Lanka lost their 9th? A direct hit at the striker's end and Malinga seems to have not grounded his bat.
  • 33.3 On the stumps, kept out.
  • 33.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 33.1 FOUR! Flighted delivery around off, Udana steps out and slashes it hard towards covers for a boundary.
  • 32.6 Full on off, Isuru drives it towards mid off for a run. 126/8
  • 32.5 Tossed up on off, Isuru drives it to covers.
  • 32.5 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Udana lets it go.
  • 32.4 Tossed up on middle, the batsman keeps it out.
  • 32.3 Flighted delivery on leg, Udana looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads.
  • 32.2 Tossed up on off, Udana defends it out.
  • 32.1 Floated delivery on middle, Udana plays it to covers.
  • 31.6 This is stroked through mid on for a run. 124/8
  • 31.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Also, Miller now has taken over the keeping duties.
  • Lasith Malinga is the new batsman in.
  • 31.4 OUT! The last recognized batsman is walking back. A lucky wicket for Duminy one can say and Dhananjaya is disappointed with himself and rightly so. He throws his bat in disgust and walks back in agony. It is short, very short actually and on the pads. Dhananjaya goes back and he could have hit it anywhere but only manages to hit it high up in the air towards deep square leg. Nortje there settles under it and takes a dolly.
  • 31.3 FOUR! This time gets to the pitch of it. Goes with the turn so that means there is less risk involved. Lofts it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary.
  • 31.2 Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. He defends it out.
  • 31.1 Tosses it up on off, the batsman strokes it back to the bowler.
  • DRINKS! Sri Lanka have managed to cross 100 but have lost seven wickets. South Africa have restricted the runs and bowled more tighter. For the visitors, Dhananjaya de Silva needs to stay till the end.
  • 30.6 Another defensive stroke to end the over. Just a single from this over. 119/7
  • 30.5 On the off pole, it is guided towards point for a run.
  • 30.4 Works it with the turn to square leg but can't beat the fielder there.
  • 30.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 30.2 On the stumps, blocked out.
  • 30.1 This pitches around off and turns back in. Dhananjaya looks to play it very late but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 29.6 On middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 118/7
  • 29.5 Tossed up on middle, Udana nudges it to the leg side.
  • 29.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 29.3 Tossed up on off, Isuru plays it towards point for a run.
  • 29.2 Flighted delivery on off, Udana plays it to point.
  • 29.1 FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up on off, Udana lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 28.6 This is on the pads, de Silva works it to square leg. 112/7
  • 28.5 Another shot straight down the ground. This time by Udana. Only for a run again.
  • 28.4 Slows it up around off, Udana lunges and tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
  • 28.3 Misfield! Dhananjaya uses his feet again and hits it hard towards the bowler. He fails to stop it and a run is taken as long on does the mopping up job.
  • 28.2 Dances down the track and strokes it to the bowler.
  • 28.1 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 27.6 Tossed up on off, Udana plays it to third man. Just 2 runs from the over. Good start from JP Duminy. 110/7
  • 27.5 Short delivery, Dhananjaya pulls it towards square leg for a run.
  • 27.4 Floated delivery on off, the batsman plays it towards point for a single.
  • 27.3 Full on middle, Udana drives it to mid on.
  • 27.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Udana blocks it well.
  • 27.1 Tossed up on off, Udana defends it out.
  • JP Duminy is into the attack.
  • 26.6 Well played! This was bowled flatter and outside off, Udana waits for it, then uses the pace of the bowler and guides it down to third man for three. 108/7
  • 26.5 The leg spinner this time on middle, Udana tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards square leg.
  • 26.4 BEAUTIFUL BOWLING! The googly, it lands around off, just behind a driving length. Udana is drawn into the drive. He gets beaten but does not lift his back foot. De Kock whips the bails off in flash but no harm done.
  • 26.3 Played with the turn through square leg for an easy run.
  • 26.2 Good running! This is worked to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and the batsmen scamper across for a run.
  • 26.1 Gives it air and lands it on middle, Udana drives it to mid on.
  • 25.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 103/7
  • 25.5 A full toss outside off, Udana looks to stroke it through covers but it goes off the inner half towards mid on for a run.
  • 25.4 FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Full and outside off, the batter leans into it and strokes it through covers. Markram gives it chase and then pushes it back before it crosses the ropes. He though gets back on his feet and sees there is no one to collect the pull back. Hence the batsmen take four.
  • 25.3 Outside off and on a length, Udana opens the face and guides it towards point.
  • 25.2 Good short ball to welcome the new batsman. He though is up for it as he moves out of the way.
  • 25.1 This is worked with the angle towards fine leg for a single.
  • Isuru Udana is the new batsman in.
  • 24.6 OUT! What a catch by Shamsi. He gets his first and Perera is now walking back. South Africa are into the bowlers now. The leg spinner on middle. Perera looks to work it across the line but ends up getting a leading edge as he closes the face of the bat a little too early. It seems as if it would land just short of the bowler but Shamsi takes a very good catch diving forward. He gets his first of the game. 97/7
  • 24.5 Strokes it towards mid off but the fielder at covers moves swiftly to his left and stops the run.
  • 24.4 On the shorter side, the batter goes back and works it around the corner for another single.
  • 24.3 Floats it up outside off, Perera lunges and then times it through covers. Gets to the other end.
  • 24.2 Very full on off, Perera jams it back to the bowler.
  • 24.1 The leg spinner on middle, de Silva picks it and works it down to long on for a run.
  • 23.6 Good shot but just for a run! Short and on off, Dhananjaya picks the length early and pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a run. Just the two runs from the over, another tight one. 94/6
  • 23.5 In the corridor of uncertainty. Dhananjaya shuffles across, covers the line and defends it.
  • 23.4 Drags his length back this time and attacks the off stump, de Silva blocks it onto the ground.
  • 23.3 On the fuller side around off, Dhananjaya times it nicely but can't find the gap at the mid off region.
  • 23.2 Lovely stop! Saves at least two. Short and on off, Dhananjaya stands tall and punches it towards cover. Miller there dives to his left and stops it.
  • 23.1 Full and outside off, Perera drives it square on the off side for a single as there is a man in the deep.
  • 22.6 Very full again, the turn is out of contention and Dhananjaya pushes it back to the bowler. 92/6
  • 22.5 On the shorter side and it is slightly outside off, Perera goes back and cuts it behind square on the off side. Three taken.
  • 22.4 On the stumps, the batsman defends it onto the ground.
  • 22.3 Uses his feet but does not quite get to the pitch of the ball. It is stroked back to the bowler.
  • 22.2 This is eased down to long off for a run.
  • 22.1 Tosses it up on the stumps, Perera defends it out.
  • 21.6 This one is shorter and on off, Dhananjaya stands tall and blocks it out. So just the boundary from the over. 87/6
  • 21.5 Dhananjaya is happy to play from the crease. This ball was relatively full but DdS stays back and punches it to mid off.
  • 21.4 Goes back to bowling a length and on off, Dhananjaya gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
  • 21.3 FOUR! Excellent use of the wrists there. It is full and on middle, Dhananjaya shuffles right across and hits it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
  • 21.2 Similar length to the last ball but this one is wider. Dhananjaya goes back and pushes it to covers.
  • 21.1 Back of a length on off, the batter goes back and defends it onto the ground.
  • Dale Steyn is back on.
  • 20.6 Gives this a lot more air but the ball is full, Dhananjaya times it down to long on and gets to the other end. 83/6
  • 20.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 20.4 Pitched on middle and then turning back in. De Silva defends it out.
  • 20.3 This is slightly outside off, Perera leans into it and then strokes it through covers for a run.
  • 20.2 Turn there! Encouraging signs for the spinner. Flatter and around off, it pitches and then turns away. Beats the outside edge of Perera's bat as he tries to defend.
  • 20.1 Gets it right this time and bowls it on the stumps. The batter strokes it down to long on and takes one.
  • 20.1 Starts off with a delivery way down the leg side. De Kock fails to collect it cleanly but no byes conceded. It has been wided though.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi is on now. Spin for the first time today.
  • 19.6 Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the pads, Dhananjaya works it through square leg and takes one. Three from this over, this is what you will see for a while now, both the Lankan batsmen looking to work it around and try and steady the ship. 79/6
  • 19.5 Follows the full ball with a short ball and the batsman ducks under it.
  • 19.4 Good shot and well fielded! Goes full and on off, DdS strokes it towards mid on. The fielder there runs to his left and makes a good stop.
  • 19.4 Another wide! This is slipped down the leg side, the batsman misses the flick. Wided.
  • 19.3 Another length ball and it is outside off, the batter is in no mood to play at those.
  • 19.3 Down the leg side, Dhananjaya looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
  • 19.2 Pitches on the shiny side and skids on. De Silva though blocks it out.
  • 19.1 Goes wide of the crease and angles it on off, de Silva gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
  • 18.6 Back of a length again around off, it is once again defended. 76/6
  • 18.5 A confident looking punch off the back foot but straight to the man at covers.
  • 18.4 Back of a length on off, TP stands tall and blocks it onto the ground.
  • 18.3 Just over! Once again the short balls causing problems. It is on the body, Perera looks to pull but is a touch late on the shot. It goes off the higher portion over mid on for a couple.
  • 18.2 Loose shot! It is short and outside off, Perera goes after it but fails to put bat on ball.
  • 18.1 Nice placement! Perera just pushes it through covers, away from the man in the deep and takes two.
  • 17.6 On the stumps this time, de Silva strokes it to mid on. End of another successful over for the hosts. 72/6
  • 17.5 Wide outside off, Perera goes after it but gets an outside edge down to third man for a run.
  • Thisara Perera is the new batsman in.
  • 17.4 OUT! In the air... taken! Another one bites the dust. Mendis who had gotten off to a start is the man who is walking back. A body blow for the visitors. Once again it is the short ball which does the trick for the hosts. It is on the body, Mendis goes for the pull but it takes the top edge and goes down towards fine leg. Nortje there takes a few steps ahead and catches it.
  • 17.3 Edgy run! Dhananjaya throws his bat at this one which is way outside off. An outside edge is what he manages which goes down to third man for a single.
  • 17.2 On the shorter side, Mendis pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. He was hurried into the shot there.
  • 17.1 Good length and on off, it is kept out.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva is the new batsman in.
  • 16.6 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Half the side back in the hut now for Sri Lanka. Nortje gets his third. Not the best of balls though. It is short and wide outside off, it is quick though. Kamindu throws his bat at it but gets an outside edge to the keeper. Sir Lanka in dire straits. 69/5
  • 16.5 Length delivery on off, the left-hander pushes it to mid off.
  • 16.4 On a good length on off, Kamindu keeps it out.
  • 16.3 Bowls a bouncer outside off, Kamindu does well to duck under it.
  • 16.2 Length delivery on middle, Kusal flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 16.1 On a length on off, Mendis plays it towards point for a run.
  • 15.6 Very well fielded again! Another shorter delivery outside off, the batter stands tall and cuts it towards point. Markram there makes a good diving stop to his right. 67/4
  • 15.5 Very straight, Kamindu looks to flick but misses. It hits the thigh pad and then rolls towards square leg. The batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 15.4 Short and on the body, Mendis swivels and pulls it down to fine leg for an easy run.
  • 15.3 Slightly fuller but it is way too wide outside off to make the batsman play. Inside the tramline though.
  • 15.2 Well fielded! Can't stop the run though. Short and outside off, it is cut towards point where the fielder makes a good stop diving to his left.
  • 15.1 Nicely played! Waits for it and then guides it down to third man for a run.
  • DRINKS! It has been a good passage of play where South Africa have dominated by taking 4 wickets. Sri Lanka have been tested with short ball but the Lankan players have failed to cope up with it. However, Kusal Mendis is looking good and needs partners to support him.
  • 14.6 5 dot balls to end as it is banged in short. The batsman does well to sway out of the way. 63/4
  • 14.5 Nicely driven on the up but to the man at point. So 4 dots after the single on the very first ball.
  • 14.4 Attacks the off pole, Kamindu plays it to mid on.
  • 14.3 On a length and around off, the batter defends it out with ease.
  • 14.2 On the shorter side, Kamindu ducks under it.
  • 14.1 On a length and around off, Mendis opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 13.6 Outside off, left alone. 62/4
  • 13.5 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Kamindu pulls it beautifully, between short mid-wicket and mid on and finds the fence!
  • 13.4 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 13.3 Dropped short, pulled through square leg for a single.
  • 13.2 Full and around off, pushed straight to mid on.
  • 13.1 Full and around off, clipped straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 12.6 Short and outside off, punched through point for a couple. 57/4
  • 12.5 A slower bouncer, down the leg side, Kamindu ducks. It barely carries to the keeper.
  • 12.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 12.3 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 12.2 Outside off, steered towards third man for a single.
  • 12.1 Outside off, left alone.
  • 11.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman towards point. 54/4
  • 11.5 Outside off, played straight to backward point.
  • 11.4 Short and outside off, dabbed to third man for one.
  • 11.3 Down the leg side, helped towards fine leg for a run.
  • 11.2 Full and around middle, flicked straight to square leg.
  • 11.1 Short and outside off, steered towards third man for a single. So Mendis gets off strike and Mendis is now on strike.
  • 10.6 Full and around off, solidly blocked out. 51/4
  • 10.5 A bouncer on the hat-trick delivery, harmless, down the leg side, Kamindu ducks.
  • 10.4 OUT! Two in two and Sri Lanka are in a mire now. Not a great start for the debutant, Priyamal Perera. It is a short ball, down the leg side and he just looks to glance it fine. Unfortunately for him, he cannot get it fine enough and Quinton de Kock takes a fine diving catch to his left.
  • 10.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Wicket number 3 falls. Avishka departs. Short and outside off, Fernando looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He is cramped for room and cannot time his pull. Mistimes it straight to short mid-wicket where JP Duminy takes a sitter.
  • 10.2 Outside off, steered towards third man for a run.
  • 10.2 WIDE. Full and down the leg side, flick shot missed. 50 UP FOR SRI LANKA.
  • 10.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Nice way to end Powerplay 1. Short and outside off, Avishka pulls it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary! 49/2
  • 9.5 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 9.4 Short and outside off, Mendis initially comes forward to defend but the ball moves away and squares him. Beats the outside edge.
  • 9.3 Goes right back in his crease and blocks.
  • 9.2 Outside off, dabbed to gully.
  • 9.1 On a good length outside off, solidly defended.
  • 8.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 44/2
  • 8.5 FOUR! Full and down the leg side, flicked with ease through mid-wicket.
  • 8.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 8.3 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.2 Outside off, punched straight to mid on.
  • 8.1 Around middle, worked through square leg for a single.
  • Anrich Nortje into the attack.
  • 7.6 Outside off, punched straight to point. 37/2
  • 7.5 Cheeky. A short ball outside off, Mendis arches back and upper cuts it over the slips. However, third man is pretty fine and the batsmen get only a single. Not a high percentage shot with third man that fine. Could have easily holed out.
  • 7.4 Goes deep in his crease, slips a touch but manages to tuck it through square leg for one.
  • 7.3 Around off, worked through square leg for a run.
  • 7.2 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 7.1 On a good length around off, defended towards short mid-wicket.
  • 6.6 Full and just outside off, dabbed towards Aiden Markram at gully. 33/2
  • 6.5 Another outswinger, this is in line of the stumps, solidly pushed towards mid on.
  • 6.4 Ahh.... full and wide outside off, the tempter, Mendis throws his bat at that one, aiming for a full-blooded drive but misses.
  • 6.3 Full and outside off, hint of outswing, Mendis shoulders arms.
  • 6.2 Outside off, angling away, steered towards third man for a single.
  • 6.1 On a good length just outside off, solidly defended.
  • 5.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 32/2
  • 5.5 Back of a length outside off, Mendis plays inside the line but the ball seams back in and beats the outside edge.
  • 5.4 On a good length outside off, watchfully pushed towards cover.
  • 5.3 Outside off, steered towards third man for a single.
  • 5.2 FOUR! VIOLENCE! Oh yes, bring it on. The short stuff, that is. These new kids are prepared for it. Around middle, Avishka swivels and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary!
  • 5.1 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 4.6 27/2
  • 4.5 Outside off, punched through point. Anrich Nortje runs to his right from third man, dives and pulls the ball back in. Two runs taken.
  • 4.4 On a good length outside off, let through to the keeper.
  • 4.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • 4.2
  • 4.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 4.1 FIVE WIDES. Oh... that is sloppy. Full and down the leg side, Avishka misses his flick. Quinton de Kock should have got it to his left but he fumbles and the ball goes through.
  • 3.6 Outside off, left alone. 19/2
  • 3.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • Kusal Mendis walks in at number 4, replacing Oshada.
  • 3.4 OUT! Caught at slips! One brings two. Oshada goes cheaply as well. Extra bounce does the trick again. Outside off, on a good length, Oshada looks to punch it on the off side but gets defeated due to the extra bounce. The outside edge is taken and it goes straight to Reeza Hendricks at first slip. Simple catch and that is the sad end for Oshada.
  • 3.3 On a good length outside off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 3.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 3.1 On a length outside off, Oshada looks to defend but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
  • 2.6 19/1
  • 2.5 On a length on middle, Avishka punches it through mid on. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 2.4
  • 2.3
  • 2.2 On a length on middle, Fernando flicks it to square leg.
  • 2.1 OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa get their first breakthrough pretty early. Short of a length delivery, Tharanga looks to pull but gets a top edge due to the bounce on this one. It goes towards Tabraiz Shamsi at mid on who takes a comfortable catch. Poor shot from Tharanga.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Second boundary in the over! That has just raced away. On a length, outside off, Avishka gets on top of the bounce and punches it behind point. The ball simply races away. 13/0
  • 1.5 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 1.4 Around off and outside, solidly defended towards cover.
  • 1.3
  • 1.2 Around off, pushed towards cover and point.
  • 1.1 Full and around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
  • Lungi Ngidi to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 5/0
  • 0.5
  • 0.4
  • 0.3 Again on a good length and outside off, Tharanga looks to drive but gets beaten due to the outward movement on this one.
  • 0.2
  • 0.1 Starts with a length delivery on leg, Fernando flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • The anthems are done and dusted. We are all set to begin. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Upul Tharanga and Avishka Fernando will open the batting for Sri Lanka. Dale Steyn will start the proceedings for South Africa.
  • Time for the national anthems. Sri Lanka's first.
  • TOSS - Time for the toss. SOUTH AFRICA HAVE WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO FIELD. The hosts have three changes - Duminy, Markram and Steyn return for the hosts. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have one change as Priyamal Perera is making his international debut.
  • A warm welcome to the 4th ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth. The hosts have already won the series and would look to maintain their winning run in the remaining games. They have been very clinical and have outclassed the Sri Lankans in all departments. On the other hand, the visitors have been very lacklustre in their approach. Their batting has been very poor and nobody is really stepping up for them. They are playing for pride and will try to avoid a whitewash. The hosts will be delighted with the return of Duminy, Markram and Steyn. What is in store for us? Stay tuned.
  • 0.5: D Steyn to U Tharanga,

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball 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 win. 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 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 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 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 A back of length ball pitched on middle and off, defended on the back foot, straight to point.
  • 32.2 Outside off, run down to third man for a single.
  • 32.1 FOUR! What a shot from David Miller. Full and outside off, Miller drives it beautifully through mid off for a boundary.
  • 31.6 On off, Duminy defends it out. 183/4
  • 31.5 Again on a length and outside off, Duminy drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs. Good running between the wickets.
  • 31.4 Length delivery on off, the left-hander plays it to point.
  • 31.3 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 Full and outside off, Duminy plays it to point.
  • 31.1 Outside off, dabbed straight to backward point.
  • 30.6 A short of good length on middle, Duminy cuts it to third man for a single. 177/4
  • 30.5 Shorter in length, pitched on leg, Miller pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 30.4 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 Short of length on leg, kept away by Miller for no run.
  • 30.2 A length ball on leg, helped around the leg side with a flick for a single, by Duminy.
  • 30.1 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 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 173/4
  • 29.5 Landed outside off, played straight to point.
  • 29.4 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 29.3 Outside off, steered towards third man for a run. Just ticking away now... 18 more needed.
  • 29.2 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 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
  • Lasith Malinga returns. 5-0-25-0 so far.
  • 28.6 Same line with back of a length, Miller shows full face of the bat and drives it to mid on for a single. 166/4
  • 28.5 A length ball, pitched on leg, Duminy works it for a single at the mid-wicket region.
  • 28.4 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 Short and outside off, punched uppishly through the covers for a single.
  • 28.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 28.1 Full and around off, watchfully pushed to the off side.
  • Thisara Perera into the attack now.
  • 27.6 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! 163/4
  • 27.5 SIX! WALLOP! A short ball, around middle, Duminy rocks back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket!
  • 27.4 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 27.3 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
  • 27.2 Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 27.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • 26.6 FOUR! A short in length ball, Duminy waits for it, while standing on the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. 150/4
  • 26.5 A back of length around middle and off, Miller gets on the back foot and punches it for a single.
  • 26.4 Full and straight, Miller shows full face of the bat, straight to the bowler.
  • 26.3 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 A flighted delivery around off, defended with ease.
  • JP Duminy walks in at number 6, replacing his skipper.
  • 26.1 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 Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards leg side for a run. The hosts need just 46 runs to win the match. 144/3
  • 25.5 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 Floated on off, Miller plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 25.3 Flighted delivery outside off, Faf punches it through covers for a single.
  • 25.2 Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper nudges it to the leg side.
  • 25.1 Tossed up on middle, du Plessis defends it out.
  • 24.6 Back of length around middle and leg, defended on the back foot by Miller. 137/3
  • 24.5 A length delivery around off, defended with ease.
  • 24.4 A flatter delivery around middle, defended with ease.
  • 24.3 A quicker one and back of length. Hits Miller on thigh pad who was trying a pull.
  • 24.2 Tossed up on off, Miller defends it of the front foot.
  • 24.1 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 Full on middle, Miller flicks it towards fine leg for a run. 12 runs have come from the over. 131/3
  • 23.5 Length delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side for a run.
  • 23.4 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 FOUR! CRACKING SHOT! Short of a length delivery, du Plessis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 23.2 Short of a length delivery, du Plessis pulls it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 23.1 On a good length on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
  • 22.6 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. 119/3
  • 22.5 A flighted delivery around middle, defended with ease.
  • 22.4 A flighted delivery outside off, Miller takes a single by driving it to deep cover.
  • 22.3 A flatter delivery pitched on middle, defended on the back foot.
  • 22.2 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 Back of a length delivery around off, defended by Miller.
  • 21.6 Short delivery, the skipper looks to pull but gets beaten on this one. 115/3
  • 21.5 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 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, the skipper does well to duck under it. The umpire gives wide for height.
  • 21.4 Short of a length delivery, du Plessis looks to pull but misses it completely.
  • 21.3 Short and outside off, the skipper punches it to covers.
  • 21.2 Length delivery outside off, du Plessis drives it to mid off where the cover fielder dives and stops it.
  • 21.1 Full on off, du Plessis drives it to mid off.
  • Kasun Rajitha is back on. 3-0-15-1 so far.
  • 20.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 110/3
  • 20.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended from the crease.
  • David Miller walks in at number 5, replacing de Kock.
  • 20.4 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 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 20.2 The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad.
  • 20.1 Full and outside off, sliced towards sweeper cover for a single.
  • 19.6 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. 108/2
  • 19.5 Flighted delivery on off, the skipper plays it towards point for a run.
  • 19.4 SIX! THAT IS WHACKED AWAY! Full toss on middle, du Plessis smashes it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 19.3 100 up for South Africa. Full toss on off, du Plessis drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 19.2 Tossed up on middle, de Kock drives it through mid on for a single.
  • 19.1 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 18.6 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. 96/2
  • 18.5 A flighted ball on leg, du Plessis gets to pitch and defends it.
  • 18.4 A flighted delivery on leg. Defended on the front foot.
  • 18.3 A flighted delivery on leg, defended by du Plessis.
  • 18.2 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 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 Tossed up on off, de Kock keeps it out. Just 4 runs from the over. 93/2
  • 17.5 Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 17.4 Floated on leg, de Kock flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
  • 17.3 Short delivery on middle, the skipper pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.2 Short delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it towards mid off.
  • 17.1 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 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. 89/2
  • 16.5 A flighted delivery on off, Plessis defends it with ease.
  • 16.4 A flatter delivery, pitched on off, defended on front foot.
  • 16.3 Full length on off, pushed away to covers for a single.
  • 16.2 A full length delivery on leg, defended with ease by de Kock.
  • 16.1 A flighted ball around middle, a single taken by du Plessis through mid-wicket.
  • 15.6 On a good length on middle, de Kock plays it to mid on. 83/2
  • 15.5 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
  • 15.4 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 15.3 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 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 Length delivery outside off, Markram cuts it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 14.6 A flighted and full length ball pitched around middle, Markram nudges it to the leg side for a single. 75/1
  • 14.5 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 Tossed up on off, de Kock drives it through covers. Two runs taken.
  • 14.3 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 Fuller in length, pitched around off, de Kock plays it straight to covers.
  • 14.1 Mendis starts with a flighted, fuller delivery on off, defended with full face of the bat.
  • 13.6 Length delivery on middle, Aiden flicks it to short mid-wicket. 67/1
  • 13.5 On a good length on middle, Markram defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.4 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 13.3 On middle and leg, worked through the leg side for one.
  • 13.2 Fuller and on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
  • 13.1 Outside off, punched towards point for a single.
  • 12.6 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. 64/1
  • 12.5 Again on a length on off, de Kock punches it to mid off for a run.
  • 12.4 Length delivery outside off, Markram punches it through point for a run.
  • 12.3 Length delivery outside off, de Kock slaps it through covers for a run.
  • 12.2 FOUR! SMASHED AWAY! Short of a length delivery again, de Kock pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 12.1 Short of a length delivery on leg, de Kock looks to pull but gets hit on the hips.
  • 11.6 A good length delivery around off and middle, de Kock drives it towards mid off for a single. 53/1
  • 11.5 Length delivery on off, Markram taps it towards third man for a single.
  • 11.4 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 A back of length delivery pitched around middle, de Kock defends it straight to point.
  • 11.2 A shorter length delivery, pitched around off, Markram goes to the back foot and punches to point and takes a single.
  • 11.1 A short of good length swinging in for Markram, plays it straight to mid on.
  • Kasun Rajitha into the attack now.
  • 10.6 Short and outside off, Quinton punches it to point. 49/1
  • 10.5 Short and outside off, Aiden cuts it through point for a run.
  • 10.4 Bowls a yorker on middle, Markram does well to dig it out.
  • 10.3 Length delivery on off, de Kock punches it towards point for a run.
  • 10.2 On a good length on off, Markram punches it towards point for a single.
  • 10.1 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 FOUR! Nice shot. Full on leg, Markram flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. That ends Powerplay 1. 45/1
  • 9.5 Bowls a yorker on middle, Markram does well to dig it out.
  • 9.4 On a good length on off, Markram defends it off the back foot.
  • 9.3 Full delivery on middle and leg, de Kock drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 9.2 On a good length and outside off, de Kock plays it to point.
  • 9.1 On a good length on off, Markram plays it towards third man for a run.
  • 8.6 Around middle, pushed towards mid on. 39/1
  • 8.5 Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 8.4 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 8.3 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 8.2 Pushes this towards long on for a run.
  • 8.1 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 7.6 Full and outside off, Quinton drives it to covers. 36/1
  • 7.5 On a length on off, the keeper-batsman comes down the track and blocks it.
  • 7.4 Full on off, Markram drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 7.3 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 Length delivery on leg, de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 7.2 WIDE! Bowls short down the leg side, de Kock looks to pull but misses it.
  • 7.1 Length delivery on middle, Markram flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.6 A floated delivery pitched around off, with help of some turn, Markram drives it to long on for a single. 30/1
  • 6.5 A fuller length delivery on off, Markram drives it towards covers.
  • 6.4 Quicker one, pitched back of length, defended easily by Markram.
  • 6.3 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 A flighted delivery around middle, defended by de Kock.
  • 6.1 Short of a length on off, played with spin towards long on for a single.
  • 5.6 Full on off, de Kock drives it to covers. 6 runs have come from the over. 27/1
  • 5.5 Length delivery on off, Markram plays it towards point for a run. The fielder did well to stop it.
  • 5.4 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 On a good length on off, Aiden defends it off the back foot.
  • 5.2 Full on leg, Markram tucks it to short mid-wicket.
  • 5.1 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 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. 21/1
  • 4.5 A quicker one and back of length, defended with ease.
  • 4.4 A good length delivery around off, de Kock pushes for a single towards long off.
  • 4.3 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 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 Straight and full by de Silva, Hendricks defends it.
  • 3.6 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... 15/0
  • 3.5 Full on off, the batsman pushes it to covers.
  • 3.4 On off, Hendricks plays it to mid off.
  • 3.3 Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 3.2 On a good length on off, Hendricks defends it off the back foot.
  • 3.1 Full on middle, Hendricks flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 2.6 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. 12/0
  • 2.5 A fuller length around off, straight to mid off.
  • 2.4 Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 2.3 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 FOUR! A flighted delivery around off, de Kock drags it with a sweep shot to square leg for a boundary.
  • 2.1 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 1.6 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. 4/0
  • 1.5 Length delivery on off, Reeza plays it to point.
  • 1.4 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 On a good length and outside off, Hendricks looks to cut but gets beaten due to the away movement on this one.
  • 1.2 On a good length on middle, Hendricks defends it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.1 Starts with a good length and outside off, Hendricks plays it to point.
  • Lasith Malinga to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 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. 0/0
  • 0.5 A flighted delivery on middle and leg, helped towards mid on by de Kock.
  • 0.4 Defended on front foot with ease.
  • 0.3 Shorter delivery on leg, de Kock goes for the pull but ends up paddling it, straight to short fine leg.
  • 0.2 Short of length on off, defended easily for no run towards cover.
  • 0.1 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...

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary







Top Stories

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
6 Sri Lanka 4737 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 7259 123
2 India 8508 120
3 New Zealand 6071 112
4 South Africa 6181 112
5 Australia 4951 103
6 Pakistan 4872 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 5280 135
2 India 5726 122
3 England 3036 121
4 Australia 3613 120
5 South Africa 3096 119
6 New Zealand 3367 116