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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2019 - ODI Summary

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
232/2 (38.5/50)
231 (47.0/50)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Faf du Plessis
SL 231/10
Bat Top Batsmen
60 (73)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 82.19SR
Oshada Fernando
Oshada Fernando
49 (49)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 100SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.6
10
OVERS
26/3
R/W
10
OVERS
60/3
R/W
SA 232/2
Bat Top Batsmen
112 (114)
  • 15x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 98.24SR
81 (72)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 112.5SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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There goes the first ODI to the Proteas. In spite of the 2-0 sweep in the Tests, only a diehard Sri Lankan fan would have predicted a different result. The next stop is Centurion, where the game will be played under lights. Can the Lankans find some spark and try and exploit the inexperienced middle order? Or will the home side repeat its performance? Join us on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 1 pm local (1100 GMT) for all the action from the second ODI. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, is AWARDED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that the Proteas played really well and the toss was very important. Stresses that it is very difficult to gauge the Wanderers wicket and is particularly satisfied with the way they played the spinners. On the bowling, Faf says that if the seamers strike early, it becomes easier for Imran Tahir to run through the middle order which is exactly what transpired today. Is happy with the fact that the batsmen finished off the chase comfortably. Stresses further on Tahir that he loves bowling to new batsmen as they struggle to pick him. On de Kock, Faf says that it is great for South Africa that he is playing well because if he scores at the rate at which he normally scores, he puts the opposition under pressure.
Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, says that the Lankans lost a couple of wickets at a crucial time in the middle overs, which became difficult to handle as the pitch was slow. Admits that the team needs to adjust to the conditions as soon as possible. On the batsmen not getting the starts, Malinga says that an analysis needs to be made on who is the set batsman and adds that he needs to finish the game. On the improvement for the second match, Lasith says that roles need to be defined and batsmen need to finish off innings.
Earlier in the day, Faf du Plessis elected to bowl on what looked like a slower wicket, expected to quicken up as the game progresses. That is exactly what transpired. Sri Lanka huffed and puffed to 231, thanks to two decent stands worth 170 in total, but nothing from the rest. Lungi Ngidi rocked them at the top while Imran Tahir took care of the middle overs. The visitors were looking good at 195/4 but then lost their way totally. In the afternoon, the pitch seemed to ease out for batting and the home side had it easy. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Nothing much to write about the Lankan bowling. Vishwa Fernando struck in his very first over, dismissing Hendricks and at that point of time, it seemed that Sri Lanka would fight. But some poor bowling and very poor fielding let the team down badly. They struggled to put any sort of pressure on the Proteas and succumbed easily.
May be, things could have been different had du Plessis' catch been taken on 32 by Lakshan Sandakan. But barring that moment, the Proteas were always in control. Faf started the counter-attack, with de Kock slowly following up and then overtaking his skipper. The wicket-keeper batsman was unlucky to miss out on his ton but Faf ensured that he got to his milestone. Rassie van der Dussen then got some decent batting practice in the middle.
Comfortable win for the Saffas. The only point in time when they did look in trouble was when Reeza Hendricks was dismissed early. But the 136-run stand between de Kock and du Plessis paved the way for the win.
38.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
That ends the game! Tossed up on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND LEAD THE SERIES 1-0.
38.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan To Rassie van der Dussen
Full on middle, van der Dussen drives it through mid on for a run.
38.3
2
Lakshan Sandakan To Rassie van der Dussen
Short on off, van der Dussen cuts it towards point. The batsmen get two runs.
38.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan To Rassie van der Dussen
Full on off, van der Dussen drives it to mid off.
38.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan To Rassie van der Dussen
APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Floated on off, van der Dussen looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. It was a quicker delivery from Sandakan. A muted appeal from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head.
Over 38 : 228/2
11 Runs
    du Plessis
    111 (113)
    Rassie van der
    29 (39)
    V. Fernando
    5-0-43-1
    37.6
    4
    Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
    FOUR! Good prediction by the commentator. He said Fernando will bowl full and he bowls full. Full on middle and leg, du Plessis hits it over mid on for a boundary. 11 runs from the over.
    37.5
    4
    Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
    FOUR! Powerful shot from the skipper. Short of a length delivery, du Plessis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
    37.4
    2
    Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
    Full on middle, du Plessis comes to the pitch of the ball and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
    37.3
    0
    Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
    On off, the skipper plays it to point.
    37.2
    1
    Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
    Length delivery on off, van der Dussen plays it towards point for a single.
    37.1
    0
    Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
    Good length delivery outside off, van der Dussen looks to cut but misses it.
    Over 37 : 217/2
    2 Runs
      du Plessis
      101 (109)
      Rassie van der
      28 (37)
      L. Sandakan
      9-0-52-0
      36.6
      0
      Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
      Tossed up on off, Faf looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards point. The hosts need just 15 runs to win this match.
      36.5
      0
      Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
      Full on middle, the skipper drives it towards mid on where the fielder does well to stop it.
      36.4
      0
      Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
      Tossed up on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
      36.3
      1
      Lakshan Sandakan To Rassie van der Dussen
      Full on off, van der Dussen drives it towards mid off for a run.
      36.2
      1
      Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
      Floated on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
      36.1
      0
      Lakshan Sandakan To Faf du Plessis
      Tossed up on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
      Over 36 : 215/2
      7 Runs
        Rassie van der
        27 (36)
        du Plessis
        100 (104)
        V. Fernando
        4-0-32-1
        35.6
        0
        Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
        Good length delivery on off, van der Dussen plays it to covers.
        35.5
        0
        Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
        On a good length on off, van der Dussen looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
        35.4
        4
        Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
        FOUR! Nice shot. Short of a length delivery, van der Dussen pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
        35.3
        1
        Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
        100 for Faf du Plessis! 11th in ODIs for him. What an outstanding innings from the skipper. He has ensured that his team does not have to get into pressure, by batting deep. Length delivery outside off, du Plessis gets across to punch, gets a bottom edge towards point, has a look at his partner and then scampers through for a run.
        35.2
        1
        Vishwa Fernando To Rassie van der Dussen
        On off, van der Dussen plays it towards point for a single.
        35.1
        1
        Vishwa Fernando To Faf du Plessis
        Length delivery on off, du Plessis helps it towards third man for a run. Faf moves to 99.
        Match Info
        • Venue The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
        • Weather Sunny
        • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to field
        • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
        • Player of the Match Faf du Plessis
        • Umpire Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Bongani Jele (SA) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
        • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
        Match Notes
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Sri Lanka 213/8 (154 runs, 6 wickets)
        • Sri Lanka 200/5 in 37.2 overs
        • K Mendis 13th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 55 balls (5x4) (1x6)
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 180/4 in 34.0 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 52 off 71 between K Mendis (23) and De Silva (29)
        • Sri Lanka 153/4 in 30.3 overs
        • Referral 1 (18.3 ovs): K Mendis against SA (LBW) Successful (SA:1, SL:1)
        • Sri Lanka 100/3 in 17.1 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 between K Perera (12) and O Fernando (38)
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 59/2
        • Sri Lanka 53/2 in 9.3 overs
        • Oshada Fernando makes his ODI debut for Sri Lanka
        • Anrich Nortje makes his ODI debut for South Africa
        • du Plessis 11th ODI Hundred: 100 runs in 104 balls (13x4) (1x6)
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 57 between du Plessis (26) and Lakshan Sandakan (19)
        • South Africa 200/2 in 32.5 overs
        • Drinks: South Africa 184/2 in 31.0 overs
        • South Africa 150/2 : de Kock lbw b Dananjaya 81(72)
        • Referral 1 (23.3 ovs): de Kock against Sl (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA:0, SL:0)
        • South Africa 150/1 in 23.0 overs
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 102 off 109 between de Kock (46) and du Plessis (55)
        • de Kock 19th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 55 balls (5x4) (0x6)
        • South Africa 100/1 in 17.3 overs
        • du Plessis : 50 runs in 51 balls (7x4) (1x6)
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 65/1
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 45 between de Kock (17) and du Plessis (33)
        • du Plessis dropped on 32 by L Sandakan in 7.6 over
        • South Africa 53/1 in 7.4 overs
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