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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2017 - T20 Summary

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
126/5 (10.0/10)
107/6 (10.0/10)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Lungi Ngidi
SA 126/5
Bat Top Batsmen
40 (18)
  • 3x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 222.22SR
31 (18)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 172.22SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
2
OVERS
27/2
R/W
1
OVERS
14/1
R/W
SL 107/6
Bat Top Batsmen
43 (19)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 226.31SR
27 (16)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 168.75SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
2
OVERS
12/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 11.5
2
OVERS
23/2
R/W
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So that brings us to the end of the 1st T20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka which was reduced to a 10-over game. The hosts once again came out on top and have taken a 1-0 lead. The visitors continue their disappointing run in the rainbow nation. They have to bounce back soon as the next game takes place on Sunday at the Wanderers in Johannesburg at 1800 IST (1430 local). Until then, take care! Cheers!
Man of the Match, Lungi Ngidi says he is very happy after having a dream debut. Says he was a little nervous but the home crowd helped him. Adds that he is trying out different skills but today's pitch didn't require them. Shares that he tried to beat batsmen with pace and bounce. Hopes that he has such performances in the future as well for his nation.
South Africa's skipper Farhaan Behardien is a happy captain and is very happy with his team's performance. He appreciates Mosehle's and Ngidi's effort. Adds that sending Miller up the order was a plan as they want him to face as many balls as possible and it did work out for them tonight. Also says that the bowlers did really well and ends up by saying it's really great going 1-0 up to the Wanderers!
Sri Lanka's skipper Angelo Mathews says it's disappointing to be on the losing side. Feels his bowlers did well to restrict them to 126. Says that they needed a good start and they got one but the middle period wasn't a good one for them. As it was a 10-over game, batsmen had to go hard but it didn't pull off for them. Lauds the performances from Dickwella and Prasanna.
Chasing a challenging target, Sri Lanka got the best possible start. Niroshan Dickwella, in particular, batted with authority and punished the African bowlers to all parts of the park. Imran Tahir removed both de Silva and Dickwella in the sixth over and Sri Lanka never recovered from the twin blow. The rest of their batting capitulated in an attempt to keep up with the rising NRR and eventually they fell short by 19 runs. The visitors will be disappointed after slipping from 59/0 in 5 overs and losing 6 for 48 in the next five.
Good positive result for South Africa as they take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. They bowled just better than Sri Lanka and have managed to edge them out. The star with the ball for the home team was debutant Lungi Ngidi whose two overs actually proved to be the real differential factor. He conceded only 12 runs in the run fest and bagged a couple of wickets in one over.
9.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Asela Gunaratne
Full and angling in, dug out to long on for a single. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 19 RUNS!
9.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Asela Gunaratne
Full toss outside off, Asela looks to slog it but gets it off the outside edge, on one bounce to the short third man fielder.
9.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Dinesh Chandimal
Full outside off, DC bends his knees and drives it to sweeper cover. A single taken!
9.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Dinesh Chandimal
FOUR! Wide outside off, Chandimal slashes it over point for a boundary! Great shot, but it's come a little late!
9.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Dinesh Chandimal
Back of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal skips down the track a touch and tries upper cutting it but fails to connect.
9.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Asela Gunaratne
Full outside off, driven to long off for a single.
27 needed off the last over. Can Sri Lanka pull out a miracle?
Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the final over!
Over 9 : 100/6
9 Runs
    A. Gunaratne
    8 (3)
    D. Chandimal
    1 (2)
    W. Parnell
    2-0-23-1
    8.6
    1
    Wayne Parnell To Asela Gunaratne
    Fullish on middle, Asela plays it without much timing over mid on for one. 9 runs and an important wicket of Mathews off it!
    8.5
    6
    Wayne Parnell To Asela Gunaratne
    SIX! Gunaratne is not going down without a fight! Shortish ball, around off, Asela swings his bat, gets it from the meat and sends it whistling over mid-wicket for a biggie.
    8.4
    1
    Wayne Parnell To Dinesh Chandimal
    Fuller and outside off, driven through covers for one.
    8.3
    0
    Wayne Parnell To Dinesh Chandimal
    A well cooked short ball, Chandimal tries to pull but is late in bringing his bat in line.
    8.2
    1
    Wayne Parnell To Asela Gunaratne
    Short ball on off, Gunaratne top edges his pull shot just over the bowler's head for a single.
    Asela Gunaratne is the new batsman.
    8.1
    W
    Wayne Parnell To Angelo Mathews OUT!
    OUT! Mathews holes out! A dipping full toss on middle, Mathews swings his bat, seems to have middled it quite well but to his dismay it goes straight down the throat of deep mid-wicket. De Bruyn makes no mistake and Sri Lanka's main hope departs.
    Wayne Parnell is back on!
    Over 8 : 91/5
    4 Runs
      A. Mathews
      6 (7)
      D. Chandimal
      0 (0)
      L. Ngidi
      2-0-12-2
      7.6
      1
      Lungi Ngidi To Angelo Mathews
      Length delivery outside off, tapped off the back foot on the off side for a single. What a great over, just 4 runs and a couple of wicket from it! 36 runs off 12 balls!
      Dinesh Chandimal walks in next.
      7.5
      W
      Lungi Ngidi To Kusal Mendis OUT!
      OUT! A combined effort in the deep to take the catch! Length delivery, angling in, Mendis drags it high in the air on the leg side. Kuhn from deep mid-wicket runs to his right, grabs the ball and passes it to Tahir, who has come from fine leg to complete the catch! Smart thinking from Kuhn as he realized that the momentum was taking him beyond the boundary line. Tahir is up and running in celebration.
      7.4
      1
      Lungi Ngidi To Angelo Mathews
      Sliding in, Mathews works it through mid-wicket for a single.
      7.3
      1
      Lungi Ngidi To Kusal Mendis
      Outside off, lofted over covers for a single.
      Kusal Mendis walks in!
      7.2
      W
      Lungi Ngidi To Seekkuge Prasanna OUT!
      OUT! Edged and gone! On a length outside off, Prasanna goes for the slog but fails to get it off the middle of the bat this time. The ball goes off the outside edge and Mosehle behind the stumps jumps to his right and catches.
      7.1
      1
      Lungi Ngidi To Angelo Mathews
      Length delivery outside off, Mathews charges down but has to adjust as he plays it through widish mid off for a single.
      Match Info
      • Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
      • Weather Clear
      • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to field
      • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs
      • Player of the Match Lungi Ngidi
      • Umpire Shaun George (SA), Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Bongani Jele (SA)
      • Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
      Match Notes
      • F Behardien dropped on 17 by S Lakmal in 9.2 overs
      • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 23 balls between D Miller (31) and F Behardien (16)
      • South Africa: 105/3 in 8.3 overs
      • F Behardien dropped on 9 by N Pradeep in 6.4 overs
      • South Africa: 53/2 in 4.3 overs
      • Mandatory power play (1-3): South Africa 37/2
      • JJ Smuts,T de Bruyn,M Mosehle,A Phehlukwayo,L Ngidi(SA) and Thikshila de Silva (SL) makes their T20I debut
      • Sri Lanka: 100/6 in 8.6 overs
      • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 26 balls between N Dickwella (34) and de Silva (14)
      • Sri Lanka: 50/0 in 4.2 overs
      • de Silva dropped on 12 by I Tahir in 3.3 overs
      • Mandatory power play (1-3): Sri Lanka 40/0
      • de Silva dropped on 8 by F Behardien in 1.6 overs
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