Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

N Dickwella
68(51) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
15 10 9 5 16 3 2 8
AB de Villiers
63(44) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 1 15 6 16 9 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
S Prasanna
O3
M0
R21
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-11.25, Interval 19.25-19.45, Second Session 19.45-21.10

Match days

25 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Alan Gardner

9.25pm: What a dramatic finish, Sri Lanka stealing the series thanks to Seekkuge Prasanna's 37 off 16 and a little cameo from Asela Gunaratne, after Niroshan Dickwella provided the platform. You have to think Lungi Ngidi's injury was costly for South Africa, since that meant JJ Smuts having to bowl a couple of expensive overs (and the numerous dropped catches didn't help) - but you have to give SL a pat on the back, after the adversity they have faced. No Angelo Mathews, two others in the squad injured as well, victorious only once in the previous five games... But they pulled off an excellent run chase to take the spoils in Cape Town. Sets things up nicely for the ODIs to come. Anyway, that's if from myself and Gnasher - thanks for your messages and have a good night. Cheerio!

Here's Amaan, with a question many are asking: "Isn't that a hit wicket if it hasn't crossed the boundary, please tell me. I'm too curious as a proteas fan!" I don't think so, Amaan, according to the Laws. Gunaratne had already finished his stroke, so therefore it's equivalent to a batsman crashing into the stumps trying to complete a run (which wouldn't be out, of course). He didn't hit his wicket "either (i) in the course of any action taken by him in preparing to receive or in receiving a delivery, or (ii) in setting off for his first run immediately after playing or playing at the ball". Bit of a daft thing to do but the umpires, as far as I can see, correctly put the stumps back and told them to get on with it.

19.5
1
Paterson to Gunaratne, 1 run, pitched up and driven through the covers, that is it! Now the SL players can run out on to the field and celebrate - Gunaratne can take a stump this time, grabbing one at the non-striker's end. Sri Lanka win by five wickets and take the series!

Scores level, then. Pay attention, Asela

19.4
4
Paterson to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, goes for the short ball, swings across the line, the top edge flies away over the keeper! And Gunaratne then grabs a stump, thinking the game was over...! Are SA appealing? Had the ball crossed the boundary? The umpires have told Gunaratne to calm down, puts the stumps back in and we are going to continue
19.3
1
Paterson to Prasanna, 1 run, pitched up, good discipline from Paterson, big swing from Seekkuge and he gets an inside edge on to his pads

"High chance of another super over today!" parps chaitu. We're in the territory...

19.2
1
Paterson to Gunaratne, 1 run, pitched up, comes forward and hammers a drive, picks out deep cover for one

Fine leg goes back now

19.1
4
Paterson to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, pitched up on off stump, Gunaratne goes across, gets low... and scoops over short fine leg! Smoothly done and the equation swings even further in SL's direction

Dane Paterson to bowl the last over, 11 needed by SL to steal the series... Who's got the stones?

END OF OVER:
19 | 15 Runs | SL: 159/5 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 11.00)

  • S Prasanna36 (15b)
  • DAS Gunaratne1 (2b)
  • AL Phehlukwayo4-0-32-0
  • D Paterson3-0-27-0
18.6
4
Phehlukwayo to Prasanna, FOUR runs, outrageous! Scooped over the keeper... Phehlukwayo went full outside off and Seekkuge got down on one knee and ramped it for four!

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36WU TharangaN Dickwella
2nd9LD ChandimalN Dickwella
3rd71N DickwellaDM de Silva
4th2S PrasannaDM de Silva
5th24S PrasannaBKG Mendis
6th28S PrasannaDAS Gunaratne