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SA331/5(50.0ov)SL121/5(24.0ov)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 71 runs (D/L method)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Quinton de Kock

23.7Tahir to Udana

0
Missing leg! That will be it then, SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 71 RUNS (DLS Method)! A well-disguised googly by Tahir. He lands it full and around off, Udana tries to defend it off his front foot but misses. He is rapped on the pads and they put in an unsuccessful appeal. Imran wants to get it reviewed and a smiling Faf obliges. The replays roll in and they show that it's turning down too much. Now, the players are shaking hands in the middle.

23.6Tahir to Udana

0
Flatter and fuller on off, defended watchfully.

23.5Tahir to Udana

0
Loopy and full on off, it's pushed back to the bowler.

23.4Tahir to Mendis

1
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

23.3Tahir to Mendis

0
Strides forward to defend but is first hit on the pads and then it takes the inside half of his bat. Rolls through the keeper's legs and short third man cuts it off.

23.2Tahir to Mendis

0
Lunges to a full ball and pushes it to covers.

23.1Tahir to Mendis

WD
Wide! Flatter and shorter, wide outside off and turning further away, Mendis leaves it.

22.7Shamsi to Udana

0
Watchfully defended off the front foot to the off side.

22.6Shamsi to Udana

0
Floated one landing full on middle, it's defended back off the front foot.

22.5Shamsi to Udana

0
Quicker this time, flat and short on middle, Udana tries to punch from the back foot but it takes inside edge and rolls to short fine leg.

22.4Shamsi to Udana

0
Leans forward to a full ball and drives it straight to covers.

22.3Shamsi to Udana

WD
Wide! This one goes straight on after pitching outside leg, Isuru tries flicking but misses.

22.2Shamsi to Udana

0
Loopy and full on leg, Udana defends it off his pads to the on side.

22.1Shamsi to Udana

0
Wrong 'un outside off, Isuru has no idea where this will spin. Tries getting forward and putting bat to it but misses.

21.6Tahir to Mendis

0
Turning back in from outside off, Kamindu goes back and defends it from the bottom half of his willow.

21.5Tahir to Perera

W
OUT! What a catch by Rassie van der Dussen! The new bat brings zero luck for Thisara. Tahir gets Perera out once again, almost in an identical manner like the last match. A flatter full ball outside off, probably a googly, Thisara goes hard at it and slices it over extra cover. Rassie in the deep charges forward and completes the catch with a slide. This chase is heading the way it was supposed to...

21.4Tahir to Perera

2
Fetches a full toss from outside off and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for two. Not finding his timing, Thisara.

21.3Tahir to Mendis

1
Quicker and flatter on middle, Mendis eases it past the bowler to long on for a run.

21.2Tahir to Perera

1
A mistimed lofted shot over covers by Thisara for one more.

21.1Tahir to Mendis

1
Gets back and works it with the spin through mid-wicket for a single.

20.6Shamsi to Mendis

1
Goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for one.

20.5Shamsi to Mendis

0
Thisara Perera is hurt! Tossed up ball on middle, Kamindu drills it right back and it hits Perera on the shoulder. He immediately winces in pain as his bat falls from his hand. Seems fine to continue.

20.4Shamsi to Perera

1
In the air... drops safely! Turning away from middle and off, Perera top edges his attempted heave across the line and it goes aerial. Falls safely at cover-point. They take one.

20.3Shamsi to Perera

2
Up and just over point! Full and flighted outside off, Perera throws his bat at it and slices it off the outside edge. Phehlukwayo jumps but it goes just over him for a couple.

20.2Shamsi to Mendis

1
Walks down the track and helps it with the turn to deep mid-wicket for one.

20.1Shamsi to Mendis

2
Shortish and on off, cut through point by Kamindu for a couple.

19.6Tahir to Mendis

1
Flicks a full ball with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a single. We're done with 20 overs. So, even if it rains, we will have a result.

19.5Tahir to Mendis

0
Turning away from the left-hander, on the shorter side, Kamindu cuts but finds point.

19.4Tahir to Mendis

0
Presses forward to a full ball and drives it to extra cover.

19.3Tahir to Perera

1
Shortish and outside off, smashed off the back foot to deep cover for just a single.

19.2Tahir to Mendis

W
OUT! Caught and bowled! Tahir bowls it a lot slower through the air. Lands his leg spinner on a fuller length outside off, Mendis tries to play the slog sweep but it spins away and takes the top edge. Tahir runs across to his left and completes the catch at short cover. 89 needed off 28 balls.

19.1Tahir to Mendis

0
Loopy and outside off, spinning away, Mendis allows it through thinking it will be a wide. It ain't.

18.6Shamsi to Mendis

1
Quicker on middle, turned in the gap at mid-wicket for a quick single. 16 from the over. But Sri Lanka need many more.

18.5Shamsi to Mendis

6
SIX! High and handsome! Tossed up ball on middle, Kusal once again goes with the spin and thwacks it over wide long on for a maximum.

18.4Shamsi to Mendis

2
EDGY! Flatter and shorter on off, Kusal rocks back to play the square cut but it takes the outside edge and runs down to third man for a couple.

18.3Shamsi to Mendis

6
SIX! Mendis has sent this packing! Loopy and on middle, turning in, Kusal attacks it by getting down the track and muscles it over long on. Shamsi is seen wiping the ball.

18.2Shamsi to Perera

1
In the air... Safe! Tossed up ball on middle, Perera mistimes his lofted shot behind the bowler's head. Hendricks attempts to take the catch with a dive from long off but fails to reach it. A single is taken.

18.1Shamsi to Perera

0
Flat and short on off, Thisara moves back and cuts it straight to extra cover.

17.6Tahir to Perera

1
Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

17.5Tahir to Perera

0
Beaten! A flatter and fuller ball outside off, a wrong 'un, Perera goes hard at it but fails to connect.

17.4Tahir to Mendis

1
Forces a full ball down to long off for one.

17.3Tahir to Mendis

0
Play and a miss! A leg spinner around off, Mendis once again attempts to heave but it turns to beat the outside edge. The keeper collects the ball and breaks the stumps, appeals also but nothing from the square leg umpire.

17.2Tahir to Mendis

4
FOUR! First boundary after the rain-break! Loopy and full ball around middle, Kusal clears his front leg and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

17.1Tahir to Perera

1
A juicy full toss around leg, Perera hangs back and powers it over mid-wicket. The wide long on fielder stops it in the deep and only a run results.

16.7Shamsi to Mendis

2
Misfield! Short and on off, Kusal moves back and cuts it to point where the fielder misfields and concedes a couple of runs.