The worrisome fumble
The missed chance of Hashim Amla would prove to be incredibly costly for Sri Lanka, but the drop that would have really worried them came in the 33rd over, when they reprieved their primary tormentor of the series. Faf du Plessis had just scooped Lahiru Kumara for six, when Kumara managed to have du Plessis chip the ball high towards mid on. Sachith Pathirana got himself beneath the ball, but failed to snatch it. Thankfully for Sri Lanka, du Plessis would add only 15 more runs - though that was still enough to get his series tally to over 400.
The Mr 180
If AB de Villiers is the world's best proponent of a 360-degree batsman, Niroshan Dickwella has himself showcased a wide range of strokes on this tour, even if he is not quite in de Villiers' league. Perhaps the best example came in the fifth over today, bowled by Kagiso Rabada. First ball, Dickwella dropped to his knees and ramped it over the keeper's head all the way for six. Next ball, he stayed still at the crease and lofted a full delivery back over the bowler's head for four. In two balls, playing one completely unconventional stroke, and another that was as old as they come, Dickwella had hit boundaries to opposite ends of the ground.
The repeat wrong 'un
Imran Tahir has used his googly beautifully right through the series, and having had Dhananjaya de Silva stumped off his legbreak in a previous ODI, he beat de Silva's other edge at Centurion with a ball that pitched virtually in the same place, but spun the other way. Having flighted this ball up and drawn the batsman forward, he sneaked it through bat and pad, and into the stumps. It was virtually a repeat of his dismissal of Dinesh Chandimal at Port Elizabeth.
Sri Lanka are accustomed to getting batsmen out pad-bat with their spinners, but today, it was a quick who got a batsman out this way, in what was the strangest dismissal of the game. When Suranga Lakmal sent a thigh-high short ball at JP Duminy's leg stump, the batsman shuffled towards off stump and attempted to paddle the ball to leg. He did not connect with his bat first time, but when the ball bounced up off his thigh pad, it caught the back of his bat in its follow through. The ball then lobbed up to the wicketkeeper, who was standing a good 12 metres from the stumps.