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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2017 - ODI Summary

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
367/5 (50.0/50)
327 (48.1/50)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Faf du Plessis
SA 367/5
Bat Top Batsmen
185 (141)
  • 16x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 131.20SR
64 (62)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 103.22SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
55/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 10.42
7
OVERS
73/2
R/W
SL 327/10
Bat Top Batsmen
119 (90)
  • 11x4s
  • 7x6s
  • 132.22SR
58 (47)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 123.40SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6.32
9.1
OVERS
58/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.55
9
OVERS
50/2
R/W
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That's it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. The action now shifts to Centurion for the 5th ODI. A match where Sri Lanka would be looking to end the tour with a win, while South Africa will eye the numero uno spot in the ODI rankings should they prevail victorious. Who will come out on top? Join us on February 10th at 1330 local (1130 GMT) to find out. Cheers!
MAN OF THE MATCH, FAF DU PLESSIS feels he was in good nick so he wanted to score big. Also admits that de Kock took pressure off him initially. He thinks there was something in the wicket for the bowlers and mentions that it was important to get yourselves in and then go for the big hits. He reveals that picking up singles is key to his batting style, also says he believes not accumulating dots. He admits that he didn't think about his double century at all. He also says that he should've put his wicket ball away, but is happy with his effort today.
AB DE VILLIERS is elated with the batting efforts. Credits Faf du Plessis for the way he constructed his innings. Adds that the wicket got slower in the later part of the game but praises Tharanga for the way he came out with the bat. Further says they were lucky as the bowlers didn't panic and picked up the wickets at the right time. Informs they wanted to delay Rabada's spell and is happy that it sort of worked for them. Ends by saying it is always tricky to change the combination but it has paid off and is proud of the performance put in by his team today.
UPUL THARANGA is happy with the way his team played today. Keeps on praising their batting efforts in this game but unfortunately is disappointed not to get over the line. Credits du Plesssis and de Villiers for the way they batted in the middle. Has no complaints regarding the wicket as he feels it was a good one for batting. Hopes that they can put up anther good performance and register a victory in the final game.
Having said that, it was a good performance from this Sri Lankan side to come this close in a tough chase. Talking about South Africa, their bowlers kept their nerves despite the visitors' brilliant start. It was Wayne Parnell who made the difference really. He removed Mendis and Tharanga in successive overs to break the back of the Sri Lankan chase. Pretorius and Rabada kept the visitors in check as well. The spin duo of Shamsi and Tahir proved to be expensive tonight. Stay tuned for the presentation...
South Africa were energized with the first breakthrough but the partnership of Tharanga and Kusal Mendis was flowering as they stitched together a 64-run stand off 67 balls. But as soon as Mendis fell, a flurry of wickets followed him and since then the visitors were never quite in the chase despite Tharanga's belligerent ton, albeit in a losing cause. Youngster Sandun Weerakkody did step up - scoring his maiden fifty - but it was a tad too late and he wasn't getting the expected support from the other end.
One will, rightfully, wonder whether it was Sanath Jayasuriya who gave the mid innings talk in the Sri Lankan dressing room. The way Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella started, it definitely felt like that was the case. Both the opening batsmen started explosively scoring 100 off the first 10 overs. The game seemed to slip out of the hosts' control before Dwaine Pretorius, the 3rd ODI hero, put brakes on the onslaught forcing Dickwella to take the long walk back to the pavilion.
48.1
W
Wayne Parnell To Lakshan Sandakan OUT!
OUT! Wayne Parnell wraps it up, a 4-fer for him and boy, he is absolutely pumped up! He rolls his fingers on the ball and Lakshan Sandakan is completely deceived by it. He tries to go for a hoick across the line but misses and the ball goes on to hit the top part of the off stump. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 40 RUNS AND LEAD THE SERIES 4-0!
Over 48 : 327/9
0 Runs
    L. Kumara
    1 (7)
    L. Sandakan
    1 (1)
    K. Rabada
    9-1-50-2
    47.6
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Comes from over the wicket and slants it away from the batsman, Kumara once again plays inside the line and is beaten all ends. A maiden over from Rabada!
    47.5
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Gets behind the line to this length ball and defends it down gently.
    47.4
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Fires in a yorker on the stumps, Kumara does well to keep it at bay.
    47.3
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Outside off, it's left alone this time.
    47.2
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Hits the deck hard, LK sits under the bumper.
    47.1
    0
    Kagiso Rabada To Lahiru Kumara
    Length delivery outside off, Lahiru plays inside the line and gets beaten.
    Over 47 : 327/9
    2 Runs
      L. Kumara
      1 (1)
      L. Sandakan
      1 (1)
      W. Parnell
      9-0-58-3
      46.6
      1
      Wayne Parnell To Lahiru Kumara
      Slower one on the pads, Kumara clips it towards the leg side for a single.
      46.5
      1
      Wayne Parnell To Lakshan Sandakan
      Driven through sweeper cover for a single.
      Lakshan Sandakan arrives at the crease.
      46.4
      W
      Wayne Parnell To Lahiru Madushanka OUT!
      OUT! Straight to the man! Fuller in length and outside off, Lahiru Madushanka makes room to chip it over cover but has not got enough on it. Spoons a simple catch to Dwaine Pretorius who makes no mistake.
      46.3
      0
      Wayne Parnell To Lahiru Madushanka
      Third miss in a row! Short and slanting across again, LM swings and misses.
      46.2
      0
      Wayne Parnell To Lahiru Madushanka
      The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball but fails.
      46.1
      0
      Wayne Parnell To Lahiru Madushanka
      A length ball outside off, Madushanka looks to go after it but fails to get any bat on it.
      Lahiru Kumara comes out to bat.
      Over 46 : 325/8
      8 Runs
        S. Pathirana
        1 (3)
        L. Madushanka
        6 (4)
        D. Pretorius
        8-0-55-2
        45.6
        W
        Dwaine Pretorius To Sachith Pathirana OUT!
        OUT! Whattey catch, de Kock! He's pulled off a stunner yet again! Parnell bowls a back of a length ball outside off, Sachith Pathirana tries to use all the pace that the ball had with a ramp shot but fails to get enough elevation. Gets a top edge and de Kock behind the stumps times his leap to perfection to grab a one-handed stunner. He then gets up in some swag. South Africa just 2 wickets away now from a victory!
        45.6
        wd
        Dwaine Pretorius To Sachith Pathirana
        Wide! Slips it down the leg side, SP misses his flick.
        45.5
        1
        Dwaine Pretorius To Lahiru Madushanka
        The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
        45.4
        4
        Dwaine Pretorius To Lahiru Madushanka
        FOUR! A low full toss on the stumps, Madushanka crouches low and sends it packing over the extra cover for a one bounce boundary.
        45.3
        0
        Dwaine Pretorius To Lahiru Madushanka
        Bangs in a short ball on middle, Lahiru ducks under it.
        45.2
        lb
        Dwaine Pretorius To Sachith Pathirana
        Leg bye! Angles it on the pads, the batsman misses the flick as the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
        45.1
        1
        Dwaine Pretorius To Lahiru Madushanka
        Good length ball outside off, punched toward sweeper cover for a single.
        Dwaine Pretorius comes back into the attack.
        Match Info
        • Venue Newlands, Cape Town
        • Weather Clear
        • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs
        • Player of the Match Faf du Plessis
        • Umpire Adrian Holdstock (SA), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
        • Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
        Match Notes
        • South Africa 350/2 in 48.2 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 53 of 25 balls between Du Plessis (32) and F Behardien (19)
        • South Africa 305/4 in 45.2 overs
        • Du Plessis: 153 runs in 129 balls (14x4) (0x6)
        • Du Plessis dropped on 127 by L Madushanka in 39.1 overs
        • South Africa 250/3 in 38.1 overs
        • Du Plessis 8th ODI Hundred: 102 runs in 89 balls (11x4) (0x6)
        • De Villiers 50th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 51 balls (3x4) (0x6)
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 101 of 94 balls between Du Plessis (51) and De Villiers (49)
        • South Africa 202/2 in 31.5 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 of 52 balls between Du Plessis (22) and De Villiers (28)
        • South Africa 150/2 in 24.3 overs
        • Du Plessis ODI fifty: 52 runs in 46 balls (8x4) (0x6)
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 of 86 balls between De Cock (53) and Du Plessis (47)
        • Drinks: South Africa 102/1 in 16.0 overs
        • South Africa 100/1 in 15.3 overs
        • De Kock 9th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (6x4) (2x6)
        • Mandatory power play (1-10): South Africa 59/1
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 of 43 balls between De Kock (18) and Du Plessis (32)
        • South Africa 52/1 in 8.5 overs
        • Referral 2 (44.1 ovs): N Kulasekara against SA (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SA: 0, SL: 0)
        • S Weerakkody maiden ODI fifty: 50 runs in 46 balls (5x4) (1x6)
        • Sri Lanka 305/4 in 43.1 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 51 of 43 balls between S Weerakkody (31) and A Gunaratne (19)
        • S Weerakkody dropped on 35 by T Shamsi in 39.5 overs
        • Sri Lanka 251/4 in 37.1 overs
        • S Weerakkody dropped on 15 by I Tahir in 35.1 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 228/4 in 33.5 overs
        • Sri Lanka 200/1 in 25.5 overs
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 of 46 balls between U Tharanga (27) and K Mendis (23)
        • U Tharanga 14th ODI Hundred: 102 runs in 73 balls (9x4) (7x6)
        • Referral 1 (22.1 ovs): SA against K Mendis (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SA: 0, SL: 1)
        • Sri Lanka 150/1 in 19.3 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 139/1 in 16.1 overs
        • U Tharanga dropped on 74 by Q de Kock in 15.2 overs
        • N Dickwella 3rd ODI fifty: 52 runs in 40 balls (8x4) (0x6)
        • Mandatory power play (1-10): Sri Lanka 100/0
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 of 58 balls between N Dickwella (29) and U Tharanga (65)
        • Sri Lanka 100/0 in 9.4 overs
        • U Tharanga 31st ODI fifty: 50 runs in 25 balls (5x4) (4x6)
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 of 29 balls between N Dickwella (17) and U Tharanga (31)
        • Sri Lanka 50/0 in 4.5 overs
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