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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2017 - ODI Summary

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
Match Ended   
307/6 (50.0/50)
186 (37.5/50)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 121 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Faf du Plessis
SA 307/6
Bat Top Batsmen
117 (98)
  • 3x4s
  • 6x6s
  • 119.38SR
105 (120)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 87.5SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
SL 186/10
Bat Top Batsmen
36 (46)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 78.26SR
26 (30)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 86.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 2.94
So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. South Africa will look to seal the series in the next game itself, (Pink Day) 3rd ODI in Johannesburg, on February 4, 2017. Action begins 1330 local, 1130 GMT. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!
Man of the Match, FAF DU PLESSIS feels nice about tonight's innings as batting was challenging on what he describes a tough wicket to bat upon. Once the ball got old, it was not coming onto the bat and scoring boundaries became difficult. That was when ones and twos became important and pressure got built on the opposition. Praises Miller for changing the tempo of the innings and also agrees that the left-hand right-hand combination does irritate the bowlers.
South African skipper, AB DE VILLIERS starts off saying that it was a fantastic performance from the team. Calls the performance from Faf du Plessis and David Miller as outstanding. Accepts that the Sri Lankan openers did come hard at them but the class of their bowling showed through. Mentions that they took their chances and it worked in their favour as well and had talked about those before the game. On the wicket he says that the it played well and he never thought they would get to 300 so he credits the groundsman for it. Ends up saying it was a great team performance and calls it a 10/10 batting performance on a wicket which was two-paced. He rates it high with them being under pressure having lost four wickets early. Adds that he is looking forward to the Pink (3rd) ODI coming up and hopes his side can put up another good show for the crowd.
Sri Lankan skipper, UPUL THARANGA says that the Lankans were in the game when the Proteas were 100-odd for 4 but after that the home side got a good partnership and took the game away. Plays down that dropped chance of Faf du Plessis and says that such things happen. On the run chase, he blames the starts not being converted by his batsmen. Wants them to learn from David Miller and Faf du Plessis who resurrected the innings. On his health, he says he is fine, in spite of getting hit on the head twice.
The win makes it two games in a row that South Africa have completely outplayed the visitors in the ODIs. The only thing that worked in favour of them was the toss. Inserting South Africa in, they first conceded a big score courtesy of two centuries. Faf du Plessis and David Miller were both given a life and each made them pay scoring a ton. Sandakan bowled his heart out but will rue his teammates not backing him up. Sri Lanka need to really dig deep to find answers to take their cricket forward. Things are really not looking promising for them at the moment.
Dinesh Chandimal hung around for his 36 - the highest score for his side but South Africa kept chipping away at the wickets with all the bowlers contributing. Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy - all took a couple of wickets. Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada chipped in with a wicket each. It was another comprehensive performance from them.
South Africa have annihilated Sri Lanka at Kingsmead, Durban. Sri Lanka have failed to cross 200 in two innings in the series so far. It is again a sorry scorecard for them with many of their players getting starts but none showing enough discipline to stay till the end to fight it out. Their openers got them off to a good start. But the visitors went from 45 for 0 to 75 for 4 in no time and it pegged them back a long way.
Imran Tahir To Lakshan Sandakan OUT!
OUT! LBW! The decision stays as it is and SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 121 RUNS and take a 2-0 series lead! This always looked plumb. Landed around off, the slider, Sandakan went back to cut but missed and was hit on the pad. Tahir appealed and the umpire's finger went up in a flash. This time the batsman decided to take the review and Hawk Eye showed it to be crashing into the middle and leg stumps. Mild celebrations from Tahir tonight. He finishes with 2/26.
This time Sandakan wants to go one up on Tahir, he is given lbw and goes for the review. That looks dead plumb.
Imran Tahir To Lakshan Sandakan
NOT OUT. Height factor. A nice googly, tossed up around off, Sandakan looked to defend coming forward but missed it. The ball missed the inside edge and hit the front pad and Tahir appealed for LBW. He appeared confident and wanted it reviewed and eventually de Villiers gave in. Hawk Eye showed the ball to be going over the top.
Sandakan is not given out lbw, Imran Tahir pleads to AB for a review and manages to convince him. Review time, it looks not out to the naked eye.
Imran Tahir To Suranga Lakmal
Short and outside off, Lakmal cuts it straight to David Miller at point who fumbles and concedes the single.
Imran Tahir To Suranga Lakmal
Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
Imran Tahir To Suranga Lakmal
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
Imran Tahir To Suranga Lakmal
WIDE. Down the leg side, Lakmal misses his flick.
IMRAN TAHIR comes back on.
Over 37 : 184/9
3 Runs
    L. Sandakan
    0 (2)
    S. Lakmal
    1 (2)
    K. Rabada
    Kagiso Rabada To Lakshan Sandakan
    Very full and outside off, pushed towards point.
    Kagiso Rabada To Lakshan Sandakan
    Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
    Lakshan Sandakan is the last man in.
    Kagiso Rabada To Nuwan Kulasekara OUT!
    OUT! Number 9 down! Full and straight, Kulasekara looks to flick but the ball curves in a touch and goes off the inner half of the bat. It is uppish and straight to Faf du Plessis at short mid-wicket.
    Kagiso Rabada To Nuwan Kulasekara
    Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.
    Kagiso Rabada To Suranga Lakmal
    The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball for a single.
    Kagiso Rabada To Suranga Lakmal
    A length ball around middle, angling down, Lakmal looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Rabada appeals for LBW but nothing in it.
    Kagiso Rabada returns for a bowl. He has a slip in place along with a square leg.
    Over 36 : 181/8
    8 Runs
      N. Kulasekara
      10 (18)
      S. Lakmal
      0 (0)
      JP Duminy
      JP Duminy To Nuwan Kulasekara
      Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler. Duminy has figures of 5-0-30-2 now.
      JP Duminy To Nuwan Kulasekara
      Landed around off, defended back to the bowler.
      Suranga Lakmal is the penultimate man in. Sri Lanka need 127 runs in 87 balls.
      JP Duminy To Sachith Pathirana OUT!
      OUT! Gone this time. Floated outside off, Pathirana looks to play the slog sweep but is too far from the ball and gets a top edge. Wayne Parnell covers good ground to his right from deep mid-wicket and takes a simple catch.
      JP Duminy To Sachith Pathirana
      Landed outside off, dabbed straight to short third man.
      JP Duminy To Sachith Pathirana
      FOUR! Off the top edge now! Full and down the leg side, Pathirana gets down and across and looks to play the scoop. But the ball goes off the top edge and sails over short fine leg for a boundary.
      Match Info
      • Venue Kingsmead, Durban
      • Weather Clear
      • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to field
      • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 121 runs
      • Player of the Match Faf du Plessis
      • Umpire Shaun George (SA), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
      • Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
      Match Notes
      • Innings Break: South Africa 307/6 in 50.0 overs
      • South Africa 303/6 in 49.5 overs
      • D Miller 4th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 94 balls (2x4) (4x6)
      • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 of 30 balls between D Miller (25) and C Morris (22)
      • South Africa 250/5 in 44.5 overs
      • D Miller dropped on 67 by D Chandimal in 42.1 overs
      • du Plessis 7th ODI hundred: 102 runs in 113 balls (7x4) (1x6)
      • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 of 114 balls between du Plessis (40) and D Miller (59)
      • South Africa 200/4 in 37.0 overs
      • D Miller ODI fifty: 51 runs in 54 balls (1x4) (3x6)
      • Drinks: South Africa 172/4 in 33.0 overs
      • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 of 58 balls between du Plessis (21) and D Miller (28)
      • South Africa 150/4 in 27.5 overs
      • Change of ball: South Africa 137/4 in 25.1 overs
      • du Plessis dropped on 63 by D de Silva in 22.5 overs
      • South Africa 101/3 in 17.1 overs
      • du Plessis ODI fifty: 50 runs in 53 balls (5x4) (1x6)
      • Drinks: South Africa 94/3 in 16.0 overs
      • Mandatory power play (1-10): Sri Lanka 62/1
      • South Africa 53/1 in 8.0 overs
      • H Amla dropped on 6 by S Lakmal in 1.5 overs
      • Sri Lanka 186/10: L Sandakan lbw b Imran Tahir 0(4)
      • Referral 2 (37.5 overs): L Sandakan against SA (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SA 0, SL 0)
      • Referral 1 (37.4 overs): SA against L Sandakan (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SA 0, SL 1)
      • Drinks: Sri Lanka 152/7 in 29.5 overs
      • Sri Lanka 151/6 in 29.1 overs
      • S Pathirana dropped on 2 by H Amla in 28.4 overs
      • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 20.5 overs
      • Drinks: Sri Lanka 74/3 in 13.5 overs
      • Mandatory power play (1-10): Sri Lanka 56/2
      • Sri Lanka 51/1 in 8.1 overs
      • U Tharanga dropped on 9 by A Phehlukwayo in 3.4 overs
      Match Poll

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