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Best performances - Batsmen

N Dickwella
74(80) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
15 3 16 14 15 1 3 7
AB de Villiers
60(61) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 8 12 2 14 0 2 22

Best performances - Bowlers

D Pretorius
O7
M2
R19
W3
Eco2.71
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Imran Tahir
O9.2
M2
R21
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

4 February 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
32 | 8 Runs | SA: 164/3 | RR: 5.12

  • AB de Villiers60 (61b)
  • JP Duminy28 (40b)
  • DM de Silva1-0-8-0
  • SS Pathirana7-0-35-0

9pm That is all we have for you from this game. Andrew Fernando's report should be your next stop. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, goodbye and good night.

8.50pm Time for the presentation

Tharanga: We had a very good start but we did not capitalise. Dickwella batted very well but nobody supported him well. Only 160 was not enough. For that target I felt the bowlers gave 200%; they did a good job. Two more games to go. Our main concern is batting as I said.

De Villiers: I thought the crowd was amazing. We achieved we wanted to and secondly supporting cancer. I am going to be 100% honest, batting was not easy. Two-paced wicket, if they [Sri Lanka] had got 100 or more it would have been tough. I thought the bowlers did a fantastic job. Dwaine had a fantastic game and all the bowlers chipped in. I was not in 100% control with the bat but I am moving well. That [the bee attack] was a bit annoying. You can't control those things. You just have to re-focus and do the best you can. The chat before today was to win the series. We wanted to make sure we win it today. I think is is important to give some new faces a go come Newlands.

Dwaine Pretorius [not the beekeeper] is the Man of the Match: I am just glad I could contribute to the team. All the bowlers backed me up and it was actually a great day for me. At the Wanderers it is never really flat, always something in for the bowlers. It was my first game for the Proteas at the Wanderers. It's my home, and I look to go from strength to strength. I have been working on the short ball in the off-season.

8.40pm South Africa wrap up the series with this thumping seven-wicket win and are eyeing the No.1 ranking in ODIs. If Australia lose tomorrow, they will not only lose the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy but also the No.1 ranking. This is South Africa's 12th ODI win on the trot at home.

Dickwella showed some promise with a half-century, but Sri Lanka were never really in the game after losing 10 for 103 to be dismissed for 163. AB then led the way in the chase with a smooth half-century, and in the process lifted his average at the Wanderers past 100.

Sunny: "The bowlers have been pretty good this tour for SL. But the batting and fielding (in that order) have let them down badly. Sri Lanka have to change things up starting with Chandimal."

31.6
1
de Silva to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed full outside off, AB presses forward and punches it to long-on. South Africa sew up the series
31.5
1
de Silva to Duminy, 1 run, short and outside off, whipped to deep midwicket on the back foot
31.4
0
de Silva to Duminy, no run, quick skidder, goes back and plays it back to the bowler
31.3
1
de Silva to de Villiers, 1 run, punched to the covers
31.2
4
de Silva to de Villiers, FOUR runs, darted outside off, short, AB rocks back and swat-pulls away to the right of short midwicket and left of deep square. Make it the fifth four

Avneet: "Just 4 fours, still AB striking at around 100. Thats what differentiates great players like him, kohli and root from others in limited overs format. "

31.1
1
de Silva to Duminy, 1 run, whipped away to deep square leg on the back foot

De Silva comes on

Hunting ground

646

Runs scored by De Villiers from 9 innings at the Wanderers before today's game. He has 3 hundreds and a SR of 133.19.

Personal Landmark

100

Number of ODIs played by Faf Du Plessis. He became the 21st cricketer from SA to reach this feat.He has scored 3514 runs at 42.33 before today's game.

On a roll

2012

Last instance of SA losing an ODI at the Wanderers . SL beat SA by 2 wickets. Since then they have won 4 in 4.