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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2017 - ODI Summary

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
185/2 (34.2/50)
181 (48.3/50)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Imran Tahir
SL 181/10
Bat Top Batsmen
62 (94)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.95SR
28 (53)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 52.83SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.6
10
OVERS
26/3
R/W
10
OVERS
48/3
R/W
SA 185/2
Bat Top Batsmen
57 (71)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 80.28SR
55 (68)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 80.88SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
5
OVERS
19/1
R/W
8
OVERS
35/1
R/W
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So that ends a pretty one-sided game in Port Elizabeth. One expected Sri Lanka to carry on from the momentum gained in the T20Is but South Africa were just too strong for them today, ironically on a pitch which suited the tourists more. The series now moves to Durban where the second ODI will be played under lights. Can the Lankans come back and level the series? Join us on Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 at 1330 local (1130 GMT). Adios! Take Care!
Man of the Match, Imran Tahir is very happy with the way he bowled today. Calls it a pleasing day for him and the team. Believes that he always wants to contribute, not take anything for granted. Playing every game for South Africa is an honour and he tries to give more than 200 percent. Informs that today is his wedding anniversary and his wife wanted him to take five wickets. He is happy to have taken three and getting the Man of the Match. Calls it tough bowling against the wind as it made it easier for the batsmen. Mentions that he just wanted to bowl to his field, somehow he managed to get the wickets using his variations. Opines that the most pleasing thing is that he did not go away from his plans. Credits the fast bowlers for starting well. Calls it an honor to do well for South Africa. Ends up saying that the celebrations are taking a lot of energy but it just shows how much it means to him and it is what keeps him going.
Victorious South African skipper, AB de Villiers, says that it was a good performance. The wicket was slow and low, which is actually suited to Sri Lanka but his team adjusted well. Credits the bowlers for setting up the win. Praises his new-ball bowlers for bowling with a lot of intensity and later, Imran Tahir, who controlled the game in the middle overs. On his captaincy on a windy day, he says that he felt that it was a bit windy but he used the experience he had gained while playing a game in Hambantota. Says that he has plenty of experience in the tank for ideas. On the field, he has Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. Feels that 180 was way below par. Had expected 250 to be difficult to chase down. Praises his openers for seeing off bowlers whom the team has not played much. Stresses that South Africa are up for it in the ODI series and expects Sri Lanka to come back hard in the second ODI, especially after they fared so well in the T20Is.
Sri Lanka skipper, Upul Tharanga starts off admitting that they did not begin well. Chandimal and Mendis had a partnership but they did not manage to come back after that start. Calls it a slow wicket and credits South African bowlers for hitting the right areas. Mentions that his spinners can come into the game if they have a score on board but opines that his spinners could not control the flow. Admits that they have a lot of areas to improve going ahead. Ends by saying that they will sit together and have a chat about the coming days.
It was the bowlers who set the game up for the hosts when they won the toss and inserted Sri Lanka. Wayne Parnell took out the Lankan openers early but Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal threatened to get the visitors back in the game. It was Imran Tahir, who broke the back of the innings with a tight spell of 3/26. It was a near perfect game for the hosts that gave them the 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
That's as clinical as it gets from South Africa! Chasing a score of 182, the South Africa openers got them off to good start with a 71-run stand. Sri Lankan bowlers could not use the new balls as they would have liked and the spinners lacked the bite and guile of Tahir to make an impact. Amla missed out on a big score, getting out on 57. Faf du Plessis then hit a fine fifty and he along with AB de Villiers completed the formalities as South Africa romped home with as many as 15.4 overs to spare with eight wickets in hand.
34.2
4
Kusal Mendis To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! There is the winning shot! Full and outside off, Faf gently opens the face of the bat and guides it past short third man for a boundary! A comprehensive 8-wicket win for the hosts with 94 balls to spare!
24th ODI fifty for Faf du Plessis!
34.1
2
Kusal Mendis To Faf du Plessis
Scores are level! Half century for the Test skipper as well. A good knock in an easy run chase. Landed outside off, worked through square leg for a couple.
Could be the final over of the match...
Over 34 : 179/2
7 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 433.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
de Villiers
30 (27)
du Plessis
49 (66)
A. Gunaratne
5-0-19-1
33.6
0
Asela Gunaratne To AB de Villiers
Landed outside off, de Villiers looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
33.5
0
Asela Gunaratne To AB de Villiers
Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
33.4
4
Asela Gunaratne To AB de Villiers
MISFIELD, FOUR! Landed outside off, AB gently plays the reverse sweep and gets it through third man. Lakshan Sandakan gets across from short third man but does not dive, nor does he slide, just tries to stop it with both hands and misses. The ball goes through to the fence. AB moves to 30 from 26 balls with his third boundary.
33.3
1
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Landed outside off, tucked through square leg for one.
33.2
1
Asela Gunaratne To AB de Villiers
Full and outside off, worked through square leg for a run.
33.1
1
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single. 9 more needed from 101 balls now.
Over 33 : 172/2
9 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 332.4
  • 032.5
  • 432.6
de Villiers
25 (23)
du Plessis
47 (64)
K. Mendis
1-0-9-0
32.6
4
Kusal Mendis To AB de Villiers
FOUR! HANDSOME! Full and outside off, de Villiers stays leg side of the ball and drives it through the covers for a boundary! The stand moves to 41 from 43 balls.
32.5
0
Kusal Mendis To AB de Villiers
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
32.4
3
Kusal Mendis To Faf du Plessis
Goes back and gently nudges it through fine leg. A fielder runs to his right from fine leg and slides near the boundary to stop the ball. Three runs taken.
32.3
1
Kusal Mendis To AB de Villiers
Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
32.2
1
Kusal Mendis To Faf du Plessis
The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
32.1
0
Kusal Mendis To Faf du Plessis
Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
Can't even call it the last throw of the dice, Kusal Mendis called on for a bowl.
Over 32 : 163/2
3 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 131.6
du Plessis
43 (61)
de Villiers
20 (20)
A. Gunaratne
4-0-12-1
31.6
1
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Down the leg side, helped through square leg for one more. Just 19 more needed from 108 balls.
31.5
1
Asela Gunaratne To AB de Villiers
Outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
31.4
1
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Full and outside off, FdP gets down and paddles it fine for a single. The stand moves to 30 from 35 balls.
31.3
0
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Now he stays back and just pushes his bat ahead, but the ball just comes in and hits the pad.
31.2
0
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Full and outside off, Faf lunges to push it towards the off side but gets a thick inside edge towards mid-wicket instead.
31.1
0
Asela Gunaratne To Faf du Plessis
Landed outside off, spins in, bounces extra, du Plessis defends calmly.
Over 31 : 160/2
7 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 230.5
  • 030.6
de Villiers
19 (19)
du Plessis
41 (56)
J. Vandersay
7-0-51-0
30.6
0
Jeffrey Vandersay To AB de Villiers
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
34 OV
7 Runs
A. Gunaratne to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 133.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 433.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
9 Runs
K. Mendis to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 332.4
  • 032.5
  • 432.6
32 OV
3 Runs
A. Gunaratne to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 131.6
31 OV
7 Runs
J. Vandersay to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 130.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 230.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
3 Runs
A. Gunaratne to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 229.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
11 Runs
J. Vandersay to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 228.3
  • 128.4
  • 128.5
  • 628.6
28 OV
4 Runs
A. Gunaratne to de Villiers du Plessis
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
4 Runs
L. Sandakan to du Plessis de Villiers
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
2 Runs
A. Gunaratne to H. Amla du Plessis de Villiers
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 125.3
  • 025.4
  • W25.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
3 Runs
L. Sandakan to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 224.6
24 OV
11 Runs
S. Lakmal to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 123.1
  • 423.2
  • 123.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 423.6
23 OV
2 Runs
L. Sandakan to du Plessis H. Amla
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
3 Runs
S. Lakmal to du Plessis H. Amla
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 121.6
21 OV
3 Runs
L. Sandakan to du Plessis H. Amla
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
3 Runs
S. Lakmal to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 1 WD19.6
  • 119.6
19 OV
7 Runs
J. Vandersay to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
9 Runs
L. Sandakan to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 417.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 417.6
17 OV
1 Runs
J. Vandersay to H. Amla du Plessis
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
2 Runs
L. Sandakan to du Plessis H. Amla
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
7 Runs
J. Vandersay to du Plessis H. Amla
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 414.6
14 OV
2 Runs
L. Sandakan to de Kock du Plessis
  • W13.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 1 WD13.6
  • 113.6
13 OV
14 Runs
J. Vandersay to H. Amla
  • 012.1
  • 612.2
  • 012.3
  • 412.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
10 Runs
L. Sandakan to de Kock H. Amla
  • 411.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
4 Runs
J. Vandersay to H. Amla de Kock
  • 210.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
5 Runs
de Silva to H. Amla de Kock
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
7 Runs
N. Kulasekara to H. Amla de Kock
  • 08.1
  • 48.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
4 Runs
de Silva to de Kock H. Amla
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
7 Runs
N. Kulasekara to de Kock H. Amla
  • 26.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
7 Runs
S. Lakmal to de Kock H. Amla
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
1 Runs
N. Kulasekara to de Kock H. Amla
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
5 Runs
S. Lakmal to de Kock H. Amla
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
4 Runs
N. Kulasekara to H. Amla de Kock
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
0 Runs
S. Lakmal to de Kock
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
3 Runs
N. Kulasekara to de Kock H. Amla
  • 1 LB0.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Imran Tahir
  • Umpire Bongani Jele (SA), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Sri Lanka 150/6 in 40.0 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 108/5 in 31.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 28.3 overs
  • Sri Lanka 99/4: K Mendis lbw b Imran Tahir 62(94)
  • Referral 2 (27.6 ovs): K Mendis against South Africa (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SA: 1, SL: 0)
  • K Mendis 8th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (21.5 ovs): K Mendis against South Africa (LBW) - Successful (SA: 1, SL: 1)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 102 balls between K Mendis (32) and D Chandimal (14)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 57/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 12.5 overs
  • Mandatory power play (1-10): Sri Lanka 37/2
  • Du Plessis 24th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 67 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 150/2 in 29.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 62 balls between H Amla (19) and Du Plessis (24)
  • H Amla 31st ODI fifty: 50 runs in 56 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • South Africa 102/1 in 18.3 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 82/1 in 16.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 67 balls between Q de Kock (29) and H Amla (20)
  • South Africa 51/0 in 11.1 overs
  • Mandatory power play (1-10): South Africa 43/0
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