Player of the Match
Player of the Match
46dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run

Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MD Shanaka
65(34) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 9 13 6 5 5 2 24
NLTC Perera
51(45) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 2 5 0 15 2 18 7

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
O5
M0
R46
W3
Eco9.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
NLTC Perera
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
21 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 187/9 (4 runs required, RR: 8.90)

  • CJ Dala3 (3b)
  • L Ngidi1 (1b)
  • RAS Lakmal5-0-46-3
  • NLTC Perera4-0-32-2

12:10am And that concludes our live coverage. Whew, what a game. Thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. See you for the fifth ODI. Good night!

Angelo Mathews: Very important win to be honest. Proud of the way we fought today. The batsmen put up a decent score. The two allrounders finished off well. But it's never easy. DLS plays into the hands of the chasing team. Fantastic bowling. We weren't clinical in the field but we pulled through. Wee'll have a word about that, but we'll have a drink tonight. Fantastic effort from the bowlers. Credit to the groundstaff as well, the way they worked to get us on the field in time.

Quinton De Kock: Always disappointing losing games like that. It was a good game nonetheless. The crowd enjoyed it, we enjoyed it. Still a good day in the end. Credit has to be given to Sri Lankans. They kept taking the wickets and putting pressure on us. We were still backing ourselves in the last over, Davey's capable of clearing the ropes, but Lakmal bowled two good balls and kept the pressure.

Shanaka: Wicket was very good. Ball was coming on nicely. I wasn't nervous. I batted my normal way and I enjoyed my batting. I'm really happy with the team performance. Everyone was brilliant and talking to each other.

Dasun Shanaka is the Man of the Match.

Prabath: "Its Dasun Shanaka s' date. He took his chance. "

Jai Srivastava: "This is Sri Lanka's 1st win over South Africa after 11 consecutive ODI losses. Am I right?" --- Yes.

MineshR: "No doubt. De Silva has created the momentum for Sri Lanka with his superb 4 overs spell and brilliant fielding. "

Lasan Rashmika: "Is that Malinga who bowled that final over with the mask of Lakmal?"

Osura Vindula: "Well deserved win Sri Lanka. & a great fight & a come back frm Proteans as well. Sri Lankans hv improved a lot since da 3rd ODI. Mostly in fielding. Happy to see they are back in track again :)"

Hassan Mahmood : "Miller can't score in final over while chasing He couldn't get 9 against Pakistan, 7 against Wood and today he failed to get only 8"

11:50pm South Africa will be wondering how. Sri Lanka looked genuinely panicked at the halfway stage of this second innings. After piling up 306 in 39 overs, they might've felt terrible at the start they had conceded. But they made their way back through two brilliant moments in the field, both in the 13th over. Mathews lunged low to get Klaasen and Shanaka took the half-chance that Duminy gave him. It all turned there. And Miller's plan to be the batsman in the last over was foiled by some genius tactics from Sri Lanka's present-day captains across formats. A win by three runs by DLS method. They'll take it.

20.6
1
Lakmal to Dala, 1 run, can't get it away. It's a single at extra cover and it's not enough. Lakmal bangs it in, cramps Dala at chest height and the attempted pull splices harmlessly into the off side
20.5
2
Lakmal to Dala, 2 runs, swings it away and it's a long chase for both deep square and deep midwicket. They've come back for the second. Length ball on the stumps and he hurriedly drags this away. Chance for a third there? Not today
20.4
0
Lakmal to Dala, no run, beats the inside edge and leg stump. Length ball angled into the batsman who's looking to offer the full face as he tries to lift this over midwicket

Point, extra cover, mid-off, midwicket are in

20.3
1
Lakmal to Ngidi, 1 run, length ball into the pads, a laboured push towards long-on
20.2
W
Lakmal to Miller, OUT, gone! Sri Lanka have engineered this wicket to perfection! A slower ball from Lakmal. You can predict the line and length from the field, you can't predict the pace. Miller, forced into swinging across the line, has not picked the offcutter in the corridor. Looks to slog and gets an inside edge onto stumps

DA Miller b Lakmal 21 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

Now point moves across to short third man. Third man moves across to deep backward point.

20.1
0
Lakmal to Miller, no run, whacked to sweeper cover and he won't run. It's like bowling in a Test match for Lakmal. Bowls to his off side field. Angle across the corridor. Miller gets a good piece of this but it's straight to the fielder and he won't run

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd17HM AmlaRR Hendricks
3rd57HM AmlaJP Duminy
4th21JP DuminyH Klaasen
5th1JP DuminyDA Miller
6th19DA MillerAL Phehlukwayo
7th6DA MillerPWA Mulder
8th28KA MaharajDA Miller
9th0DA MillerCJ Dala
10th4L NgidiCJ Dala