SL 251 (42.3ov)
SA 338/7 (50.0ov)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

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  • That's all from this match. South Africa got an easy win over Sri Lanka while Afghanistan upset Pakistan in the other warm-up game. On Saturday, teams like Australia, England, India and New Zealand will be in action. Do join us at 1030 local (0930 GMT) for the coverage. Cheers!
  • South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis says he is happy with the overall result as the bowlers and the batters got their chances. On Andile Phehlukwayo, Faf mentions that he is a wicket-taker. Says it was just about spending time out in the middle as it is different from the 20-over format. Informs that Quinton de Kock was just being rested.
  • Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says that it was a flat wicket and reckons that they got off to a good start but could not capitalize. Feels it was not easy against the bowling attack of South Africa. On his personal form, he says he just does basic things and not the fancy things. Adds that it is not easy to bat early on in the innings. Ends by informing us that the injuries to Udana and Avishka aren't serious and they will be back for the next warm-up game.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo says that it was a good performance and a good outing for them as they got what they wanted. Tells that he just likes to do whatever the team wants him to do. On his preference, Phehlukwayo mentions that he would like to bowl early on. States that it was a good learning experience as they learnt a lot about their bowling and batting. Adds that he is looking to take the confidence heading into the tournament.
  • South Africa put up a decent bowling show. Lungi Ngidi provided the initial breakthroughs while Kagiso Rabada bagged the prized scalp of Dimuth Karunaratne. The best bowler on show though was Andile Phehlukwayo who took a 4-wicket haul. Their main spinners were not too impressive as both Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi struggled. Another thing worth mentioning was the fielding of the African side. Earlier, their batting also clicked and put up a big total, mainly due to the knocks of Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla, and cameos from the lower order. Overall a good outing for them.
  • Easy victory for South Africa! They never really got pushed in the field and have registered a comprehensive victory. Chasing a 300-plus target, Sri Lanka needed Kusal Perera to fire up front but he bagged a 2-ball duck. Dimuth Karunaratne did well to hold one end up and also constructed a couple of 50-plus partnerships with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. Although, they never looked like going after the target. Good batting practice for their skipper and Mathews but apart from them, there wasn't much fight shown.
  • 42.4ITahir to SLakmal

    OUT! That looked out and it is out. A great googly by Tahir to fool the batsman. He lands it around off and Lakmal is caught on the back foot trying to deal with it. Fails to put bat on ball and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the umpire raises his finger quickly. Lakmal takes the DRS but to no use, it's clipping the top of middle stump. That's it then. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 87 RUNS!
  • Suranga Lakmal is given out lbw! Looks plumb but he wants to use the DRS. Hmm...
  • 42.3ITahir to TPerera

    Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
  • 42.2ITahir to TPerera

    Wide! A googly wide outside off, it's left alone by the batsman.
  • 42.1ITahir to TPerera

    Too full in length and wide outside off, Thisara drives but finds the extra cover fielder at the edge of the circle.
  • Imran Tahir is back on.
  • 41.6DPretorius to TPerera

    Short and down the leg side, Perera fails to middle his help-pull shot but still manages to get it away from the keeper. A single taken.
  • 41.5DPretorius to TPerera

    Short in length on off, Perera pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep makes a sliding stop and they cross for a couple of times.
  • 41.4DPretorius to SLakmal

    That's not a shot from a number 11. A lovely cover drive by Lakmal, he pierces it past the cover fielder and gets off the mark with a single.
  • The last man in is Suranga Lakmal.
  • 41.3DPretorius to JVandersay

    OUT! Fantastic catch by Duminy. Pretorius offers room outside off and Vandersay rocks back to pack a punch. He fails to keep it down and it goes low towards backward point. JP Duminy stationed there snaps it inches above the ground, great reaction catch from the veteran.
  • 41.2DPretorius to TPerera

    A little short in length on off, Thisara stays back footed and flat-bats it down past his partner to mid off for a run.
  • 41.1DPretorius to JVandersay

    Good timing and great fielding! Too full in length on off, Vandersay plays a well-timed off drive but fails to beat the diving attempt of the mid off fielder.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is back for another go.
  • 40.9JPDuminy to JVandersay

    Shortish and on off, Vandersay hangs on the back foot and strokes it down to long off for one. 7 runs from the over, not enough though as the RRR is touching almost 11.
  • 40.8JPDuminy to JVandersay

    Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 40.7JPDuminy to JVandersay

    Again a wide down the leg side! Jeffrey gets inside the line to cover the stumps and then allows it to spin down the leg side.
  • 40.6JPDuminy to JVandersay

    Wide! Turning down the leg side, Vandersay allows it through to the keeper.
  • 40.5JPDuminy to TPerera

    Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 40.4JPDuminy to TPerera

    Wide! Fires one down the leg side, Thisara wants to flick but misses.
  • 40.3JPDuminy to TPerera

    Flatter again, wide outside off, left alone.
  • 40.2JPDuminy to JVandersay

    Helps it with the spin through square leg for one.
  • 40.1JPDuminy to TPerera

    Flatter on off, Perera works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • Breaking news - Afghanistan have thumped Pakistan in the other warm-up game. Great result for the Afghans. They will be the one team to watch out for upsets in the mega event. No team can afford to take them lightly.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game.
  • 39.6APhehlukwayo to JVandersay

    Gets on the front foot and drives a full ball to mid off. Another top over by Andile!
  • 39.5APhehlukwayo to JVandersay

    Stays back and plays down a length ball to point.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is next to bat.
  • 39.4APhehlukwayo to MSiriwardana

    OUT! Fourth wicket for Phehlukwayo. Shorter one, well-directed, Siriwardana pulls but without much power and timing. It flies in front of square leg and Aiden Markram takes the simplest of catches in the deep.
  • 39.3APhehlukwayo to TPerera

    Goes on the back foot and punches it wide of mid off for a run.
  • 39.2APhehlukwayo to TPerera

    Digs in a short ball around off, hurrying onto the batsman, Perera plays a mistimed pull shot towards mid on.
  • 39.1APhehlukwayo to TPerera

    Bouncer first up to the new batsman. Thisara ducks underneath it.
  • Thisara Perera arrives, finally. 104 needed off 66 balls.
  • 38.7JPDuminy to AngeloMathews

    OUT! This is a brilliant running catch from Chris Morris, not easy when you are sprinting back! A loopy full ball around off, Angelo tries to heave it across the line by jumping down the track but gets a big top edge over extra cover. Morris does well to keep his eyes on the ball and catches it safely. The reaction on his face tells you everything, not easy to take those.
  • 38.6JPDuminy to MSiriwardana

    Plays it down with soft hands to covers and pinches a single.
  • 38.5JPDuminy to AMathews

    Mathews has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
  • 38.4JPDuminy to AMathews

    SIX! Mathews goes big! It's not over until this batsman is at the crease. Flighted ball, too full in length around off, Mathews lines up behind the delivery and thwacks it over long on.
  • 38.3JPDuminy to MSiriwardana

    Wide! Sprays a full ball down the leg side, Siriwardana leaves it and the keeper fumbles. They cross.
  • 38.2JPDuminy to MSiriwardana

    Too full in length on off, Milinda pushes it back from the inner portion of his bat.

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