Player of the Match
Player of the Match
256dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

SA take series as De Kock sets up big D/L win

Quinton de Kock breezed to 121 off 108 balls before the South Africa middle order propelled the team to 331 for 5, and following a rainy Kingsmead evening, the adjusted Duckworth-Lewis-Stern target was ultimately 72 too many for Sri Lanka

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
Q de Kock
121(108) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
16 8 5 23 27 18 8 16
HE van der Dussen
50(67) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 1 9 3 13 4 5 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
O5
M0
R19
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
I Udana
O8
M0
R50
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Varun Shetty (@varunshetty)

END OF OVER:
24 | 2 Runs | SL: 121/5 (72 runs required, RR: 5.04)

  • Isuru Udana0 (9b)
  • Kamindu Mendis8 (13b)
  • Imran Tahir5-0-19-2
  • Tabraiz Shamsi4-0-29-1

7:09pm And that is all from our coverage! Thanks for joining us and we'll see you soon.

Faf: We wanted to improve and the batting was the one thing [we wanted to improve]. Especially when you have a good start. Today the guys came in and started partnerships. Normally it's difficult to come and score runs in Durban and they made it looks easy. You need to have hitters in the tank and that's one thing we've always been blessed. Today it was pleasing to see the talking we did after the last game was put into action. A really good package performance, I was proud of the guys. The plan is regardless of the results, everything we're thinking about, our big picture thinking, will be implemented in the last two games. We'll have to see what the selection panel gives us tomorrow.

QDK: [Training when you're in this form] Series in general, you just top up to make sure you're in your grove. Doing a lot of practice can be mentally tiring, so I just do top-ups. It's a mental thing. The season before was not my best ever. Came out this season with a strong mindset. Just to convert one of my scores into a decent score was pleasing.

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match.

Malinga: First half when we were bowling, we misfielded a lot. 15-20 runs too much. We got a good start 2 for 75, but after that with the DLS, it's very hard to get that kind of target. We were looking forward to concentrate and play their roles, but with the rain they couldn't do what we expected. Kamindu is a very interesting player in our future. He's a plus point going into the matches. We still want to give opportunity for the players to get confidence and do their job.


Y.V.: "Let us Sri Lankans be proud for the fact that Our team accepted the target. Fernando, Mendis, Thisara tried their best. Lets forget about this match and move on."

Abhijato: "Haha... Tahir clearly wants as many wickets as he can get before he rides off into the glorious sunset. We will miss your idiosyncrasies, Imran!"

Graeme: "The issue with DLS is that there's never going to be a way to accurately predict something that didn't happen because of rain, there's no perfect system"

Tiaan: "Hahah another first review of the last ball with 70 adv."

Rifdhy: "Are you kidding me Tahir? Reviewing after you win the game... bit of funny though"

6:52pm And that is the game. Ending much later than originally expected, and also much tamer than it might have been. A boring, dull end in front of nearly no spectators. BUT, South Africa dominated this game with the bat and had their noses ahead with the ball too. They win the five-match series at 3-0 now. Quiton de Kock finally converting a brisk start. Top innings from him, that 121. South Africa's wobbly middle-order chose caution today. Rassie with a 67-ball 50, Miller with an unbeaten 42 off 46. This was largely due to debutant Kamindu, who gave them nothing with his various styles of bowling. But the allrounders got a good hit in, particularly Phehlukwayo, who finished with an unbeaten 38 off 15 balls. One of the factors that led to DLS pulling this game well out of Sri Lanka's way. Andrew Fidel Fernando's report will tell you that story shortly.

23.6
0
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run, Oh dear and Tahir sends one upstairs on the review. Googly rips back past the inside edge as he looks to defend this. Lbw appeal turned down as this crashes into the pads. There's no inside edge on it, though Tahir appeals for that as well when QDK takes this....missing leg stump.

Sri Lanka need 72 off 1 ball.

23.5
0
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run, full on middle stump, dead-batted on the front foot
23.4
0
Imran Tahir to Udana, no run, googly at a length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
23.3
1
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, 1 run, length at middle, turned into the leg side from deep in the crease
23.2
0
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, no run, dropped. An inside edge onto pad, bobs past QDK's knee. He had no chance really
23.1
0
Imran Tahir to PHKD Mendis, no run, length outside off, pushed into the covers on the front foot

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11N DickwellaWIA Fernando
2nd24BOP FernandoWIA Fernando
3rd41BOP FernandoBKG Mendis
4th28NLTC PereraBKG Mendis
5th14NLTC PereraPHKD Mendis
6th3I UdanaPHKD Mendis