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SA251(45.1ov)SL138(32.2ov)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 113 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Quinton de Kock

32.2Ngidi to Malinga

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OUT! All over! SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 113 RUNS! Ngidi digs in a heavy ball outside off at 137 kph, Malinga goes back and tries to smash it over the infield on the off side. But all he manages is to hit it aerially from the toe end of his bat and straight into the hands of Steyn (sub) at covers. The South African players are ecstatic and the crowd is also very happy. Time for the customary handshakes.

32.1Ngidi to Fernando

1
Edged! Good length delivery outside off, Fernando flashes his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a run.

31.6Tahir to Fernando

1
A pat towards the off side from Vishwa and he steals a quick single to keep strike.

31.5Tahir to Fernando

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Defended towards the bowler from the crease.

31.4Tahir to Fernando

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Miller is not bad with the gloves! A flatter one outside off and turns away sharply from the right-hander. Vishwa looked to slog it away but misses the ball. David collects the ball in his gloves and immediately takes off the bails in good stylish fashion. Not bad! Appeal takes place but the feet was firmly in the crease.

31.3Tahir to Fernando

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Flatter one on the middle stump, defended onto the ground by Vishwa.

31.2Tahir to Malinga

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Lofted in the air over cover for a single to wide long off.

31.1Tahir to Malinga

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Flatter one on middle, Malinga looks to defend the ball from the crease. The ball takes the inside edge and goes onto the pads. Appeal from Tahir but the umpire says no.

30.6Rabada to Fernando

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Excellent delivery on middle and off, Malinga looks to defend but gets hit on the gloves. He winces in pain.

30.5Rabada to Dananjaya

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OUT! Caught! Rabada gets his third. Back of a length delivery on off, Akila looks to play across the line but mistimes his pull shot completely. Ends up chipping it towards the mid-wicket fielder. Wiaan Mulder there takes a very easy catch running to his right. Dananjaya showed fight but cannot do much and South Africa are just a wicket away now.

30.4Rabada to Dananjaya

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Length delivery on off and middle, Dananjaya pulls it to the mid-wicket fielder.

30.3Rabada to Dananjaya

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Bouncer on middle and off, Akila looks to play the upper cut but misses.

30.2Rabada to Dananjaya

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Fuller delivery outside off, Dananjaya drives it beautifully to mid off.

30.1Rabada to Dananjaya

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Good length delivery on middle, Akila defends it uppishly towards mid off. The ball is way too short of the fielder there.

29.6Tahir to Malinga

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Flighted on middle, Malinga manages to keep it out towards square leg and ends the over.

29.5Tahir to Rajitha

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OUT! There goes the Imran-train again! Rajitha is a one-ball visitor. Tahir bowls the zooter to the tail-ender. Rajitha does not keep the ball out as the bat comes down late. Raps him on the pads first and the umpire's finger goes up immediately. On a roll are Imran and his team. They just need 2 wickets to win now.

29.4Tahir to Dananjaya

1
Outside off and full, driven along the ground to deep cover for a single by Akila.

29.3Tahir to Perera

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OUT! Final nail in the coffin for Sri Lanka. Tahir is on his bike and up in celebration. Even after conceding a biggie on the previous ball, Tahir dares to flight this ball. He serves a googly which lands full and wide outside off. Thisara latches onto it and tries to play a powerful shot over the off side but doesn't account for the away spin. Ends up slicing it in the air towards sweeper cover where David Miller moves across to his left and takes the catch safely.

29.2Tahir to Perera

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SIX! Perera is done with the waiting game. Flighted delivery on off and middle, Thisara frees his arm and sends it over the mid-wicket fence to the crowd for a maximum.

29.1Tahir to Perera

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Brilliant fielding. Flighted delivery on off, Perera hits it hard and straight. Hendricks at long off runs to his right and saves a certain boundary with a dive. Two runs taken by the batsmen.

28.6Rabada to Dananjaya

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Back of a length delivery on off and middle, Akila jumps and blocks it to see off the over.

28.5Rabada to Dananjaya

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Length delivery on middle and off, Akila looks to drive it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

28.4Rabada to Dananjaya

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Good length delivery on middle and leg, Dananjaya shows us his batting skills and confidently blocks it off his back foot.

28.3Rabada to Dananjaya

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A very well directed short ball. It is on the body of Akila and to his credit he does manage to keep it away from danger.

28.2Rabada to Perera

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Length delivery on off, Thisara punches it to deep cover and takes a single.

28.1Rabada to Perera

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Bouncer on leg. Perera sees it early and ducks under it.

27.6Tahir to Dananjaya

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Flighted on middle and some leg spin on that ball, Akila comes ahead and defends the ball onto the ground.

27.5Tahir to Dananjaya

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Full toss on middle, Akila sweeps this one in front of square for a couple of runs.

27.4Tahir to Dananjaya

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A flatter and quicker one on middle, zips off after landing on middle. Dananjaya had no idea what that one was going to do and almost makes a mess of his defense. The ball goes on the inside edge and then onto the pads.

27.3Tahir to Perera

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Short this time wide outside off, Perera cuts it hard but straight to deep cover. Single taken.

27.2Tahir to Perera

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Another one flatter but this time closer to the off stump. Thisara stands tall and defends the ball onto the surface.

27.1Tahir to Perera

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FOUR! From the moment it left the bat. A flatter ball from Tahir wide outside off, Thisara drives it really powerfully wide of cover for a boundary. His side needs a lot more of those though.

26.6Rabada to Dananjaya

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Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Akila blocks it to see off the over.

26.5Rabada to Dananjaya

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Bouncer. Outside off, Dananjaya sways away from it and lets it go to the keeper.

26.4Rabada to Perera

1
In the air...but safe. Good length delivery on off, Perera is half way into his drive and sends it uppishly wide of mid off for a single.

26.3Rabada to Dananjaya

1
Smart thinking this. Gets a short leg in place making Akila think it will be a bouncer but bowls a yorker on middle. Akila does well to get his bat down and guide it towards covers for a single.

26.2Rabada to Silva

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OUT! Caught! Another soft dismissal for Sri Lanka. Full length delivery on middle and leg, de Silva flicks it uppishly and straight to the Protea skipper at short mid-wicket. The writing is on the wall for the visiting team. Rabada has bowled brilliantly today and gets his second of the match. South Africa into the Lankan tail now.

26.1Rabada to Silva

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Excellent delivery. Pace and bounce on this one. Good length outside off, there is a hint of reverse swing on this. De Silva looks to poke but misses.

25.7Tahir to Perera

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Short of a length outside off, defended from the crease towards the bowler.

25.6Tahir to Silva

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Worked through mid-wicket for a single by Dhananjaya.

25.5Tahir to Silva

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Wide! Hurled down the leg side and it is punished by the umpire.

25.4Tahir to Silva

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Oooh!!! A Tahir special on the middle stump line. Dhananjaya looks to work it on the leg side but the ball takes the leading edge and goes wide of slip. Rabada from backward point gives chase and stops it at two runs.

25.3Tahir to Silva

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FOUR! Brilliant shot! A flighted ball outside off, de Silva makes room and gets his cover drive wide past mid off for a boundary.

25.2Tahir to Silva

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Flatter one outside off, Dhananjaya does well to come ahead and defend it towards the leg side.

25.1Tahir to Silva

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Flatter one on the pads, pushed toward mid-wicket by the right-hander.