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Best performances - Batsmen

I Udana
84(48) 8x4 - 6x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
8 8 7 3 15 11 24 8
RR Hendricks
65(46) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 13 11 14 5 18

Best performances - Bowlers

T Shamsi
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CH Morris
O4
M1
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: @saurabh_42

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs | SL: 164/9 (17 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • I Udana84 (48b)
  • JDF Vandersay0 (0b)
  • L Sipamla4-0-42-0
  • CH Morris4-1-32-3

Right that does it for us folks. Join us soon, because the cricket doesn't stop. IPL's starting in a few hours, and the third T20I of this series is yet to come too. This is Saurabh, signing off on behalf of Hemant and Thilak.

Lasith Malinga: "I think our bowling did well, but two-three overs they got big runs. But still it was such a good wicket, 170-175 was a gettable target. We gave 10 runs extra. But still when someone like Isuru is there, you never know. Very frustrating for myself and the support staff (the top order failure). The top order batsmen have to take the responsibility, that's what the team is expecting. They have to learn that. Udana is the kind of player we need. He realised what responsibility he has and showed his character. We are looking forward to him doing well in the future also. I didn't try to get wickets, I just tried to stick to my basics. If you minimise the boundaries and scoring shots, you will get results. I don't think I can go on much more. After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending. I want to play T20 World Cup, and then end my career."

The man of the match is Rassie van der Dussen. "Reeza played brilliantly. We played a lot of our cricket together so we understand each other well. We complement each others' strengths. He scores in different areas than I do, so for a bowler it's always tough. Very satisfied with the summer, making my debut was a dream come true. Trying to take it a game at a time and be my best every ball. I've worked very hard, so I want to take all opportunities."

JP Duminy: "Certainly satisfying. Always good to get a series win under the belt. Yes there are a few areas we can brush up on, but all in all a good performance tonight. In T20 cricket, partnerships are under-valued and that 100-run partnership set up the game for us. That first over (by Steyn) was quality. He's a match winner and he's always going to give you something in the PowerPlay. And to follow it with Chris Morris, we got four-five wickets up front. Great innings by Isuru Udana. Always nice to play in the Highveld, we're looking to end the series on a high."

9.35 pm If Udana had some support... that is going to be the refrain in Sri Lanka. He's already shown earlier on this tour that he can really wallop the ball, but this was his best exhibition of hitting yet. Really gave the ball an almighty biff, but it was not just mindless hitting. He was picking his spots and his balls to hit, and he backed himself to bring off the shots he wanted to. Showed a great eye and equally great power. South Africa would have been nervous at one point, after looking to have the game sewn up. This has been a pretty poor limited-overs leg for Sri Lanka, but in Udana, they've discovered a gem.

19.6
1
Sipamla to Udana, 1 run, anti-climatic end perhaps, with a full ball swiped to long-on for a single. Udana ends on an incredible 84* off 48, easily the innings of the day. He should be Man of the Match if nothing else. What devastating hitting. But Sri Lanka lose by 16 runs and South Africa have thus won the T20I series, taking a 2-0 lead
19.5
6
Sipamla to Udana, SIX runs, and he's going out in style. Sri Lanka may not be winning this, but Udana is making some statement. Short ball outside off and he pulls it from outside off to beyond the square leg boundary. Got it not exactly off the meat of the bat, but hit so powerfully that it travels over the fence just the same
19.4
0
Sipamla to Udana, no run, caught on the bounce at deep midwicket. Reeza Hendricks dives forward, but says it dropped short, and it did.
19.3
2
Sipamla to Udana, 2 runs, dragged this to deep square leg from well outside off, and there is confusion in the running between the wickets, and sloppiness in trying to run the batsmen out. The throw came to the bowler's end with the batsman well out of his crease having hesitated for the second, but Sipamala made a mess of collecting it. He hares after it and throws it to the keeper, but Udana dives to make his crease
19.2
0
Sipamla to Udana, no run, oh that's done it. Full on off, and driven powerfully, but straight to cover. Sri Lanka need a no-ball six now to win
19.1
6
Sipamla to Udana, SIX runs, six first ball! full on a fifth stump line, he gets down on one knee and swings through the line. Sends it over long-off! Game on, game very much still on

Udana needs to hit 32 runs off this over to win it. Unlikely. But given what we've seen so far, you wouldn't call it impossible... Sipamla to bowl

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1N DickwellaWIA Fernando
2nd4N DickwellaBKG Mendis
3rd26NLTC PereraN Dickwella
4th0NLTC PereraPHKD Mendis
5th25NLTC PereraAK Perera
6th6AK PereraDM de Silva
7th21I UdanaDM de Silva
8th46I UdanaA Dananjaya
9th20SL MalingaI Udana
10th15I UdanaJDF Vandersay