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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI in Cape Town: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: February 8, 2017, 2:10 AM IST

4th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town 07 February, 2018

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bat)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs

Man of the Match: Faf du Plessis

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI in Cape Town: As It Happened

AB de Villiers. (Getty Images)

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TOSS: South Africa opted to bat against Sri Lanka.

Playing XIs:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sandun Weerakkody, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (capt), Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lahiru Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

That's it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. The action now shifts to Centurion for the 5th ODI. A match where Sri Lanka would be looking to end the tour with a win, while South Africa will eye the numero uno spot in the ODI rankings should they prevail victorious. Who will come out on top? Join us on February 10th at 1330 local (1130 GMT) to find out. Cheers!

MAN OF THE MATCH, FAF DU PLESSIS feels he was in good nick so he wanted to score big. Also admits that de Kock took pressure off him initially. He thinks there was something in the wicket for the bowlers and mentions that it was important to get yourselves in and then go for the big hits. He reveals that picking up singles is key to his batting style, also says he believes not accumulating dots. He admits that he didn't think about his double century at all. He also says that he should've put his wicket ball away, but is happy with his effort today.

AB DE VILLIERS is elated with the batting efforts. Credits Faf du Plessis for the way he constructed his innings. Adds that the wicket got slower in the later part of the game but praises Tharanga for the way he came out with the bat. Further says they were lucky as the bowlers didn't panic and picked up the wickets at the right time. Informs they wanted to delay Rabada's spell and is happy that it sort of worked for them. Ends by saying it is always tricky to change the combination but it has paid off and is proud of the performance put in by his team today.

UPUL THARANGA is happy with the way his team played today. Keeps on praising their batting efforts in this game but unfortunately is disappointed not to get over the line. Credits du Plesssis and de Villiers for the way they batted in the middle. Has no complaints regarding the wicket as he feels it was a good one for batting. Hopes that they can put up anther good performance and register a victory in the final game.

Having said that, it was a good performance from this Sri Lankan side to come this close in a tough chase. Talking about South Africa, their bowlers kept their nerves despite the visitors' brilliant start. It was Wayne Parnell who made the difference really. He removed Mendis and Tharanga in successive overs to break the back of the Sri Lankan chase. Pretorius and Rabada kept the visitors in check as well. The spin duo of Shamsi and Tahir proved to be expensive tonight. Stay tuned for the presentation...

South Africa were energized with the first breakthrough but the partnership of Tharanga and Kusal Mendis was flowering as they stitched together a 64-run stand off 67 balls. But as soon as Mendis fell, a flurry of wickets followed him and since then the visitors were never quite in the chase despite Tharanga's belligerent ton, albeit in a losing cause. Youngster Sandun Weerakkody did step up - scoring his maiden fifty - but it was a tad too late and he wasn't getting the expected support from the other end.

One will, rightfully, wonder whether it was Sanath Jayasuriya who gave the mid innings talk in the Sri Lankan dressing room. The way Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella started, it definitely felt like that was the case. Both the opening batsmen started explosively scoring 100 off the first 10 overs. The game seemed to slip out of the hosts' control before Dwaine Pretorius, the 3rd ODI hero, put brakes on the onslaught forcing Dickwella to take the long walk back to the pavilion.

48.1 W Parnell to L Sandakan, OUT! Wayne Parnell wraps it up, a 4-fer for him and boy, he is absolutely pumped up! He rolls his fingers on the ball and Lakshan Sandakan is completely deceived by it. He tries to go for a hoick across the line but misses and the ball goes on to hit the top part of the off stump. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 40 RUNS AND LEAD THE SERIES 4-0! 327/10

47.6 K Rabada to L Kumara, Comes from over the wicket and slants it away from the batsman, Kumara once again plays inside the line and is beaten all ends. A maiden over from Rabada! 327/9

47.5 K Rabada to L Kumara, Gets behind the line to this length ball and defends it down gently. 327/9

47.4 K Rabada to L Kumara, Fires in a yorker on the stumps, Kumara does well to keep it at bay. 327/9

47.3 K Rabada to L Kumara, Outside off, it's left alone this time. 327/9

47.2 K Rabada to L Kumara, Hits the deck hard, LK sits under the bumper. 327/9

47.1 K Rabada to L Kumara, Length delivery outside off, Lahiru plays inside the line and gets beaten. 327/9

46.6 W Parnell to L Kumara, Slower one on the pads, Kumara clips it towards the leg side for a single. 327/9

46.5 W Parnell to L Sandakan, Driven through sweeper cover for a single. 326/9

Lakshan Sandakan arrives at the crease.

46.4 W Parnell to L Madushanka, OUT! Straight to the man! Fuller in length and outside off, Lahiru Madushanka makes room to chip it over cover but has not got enough on it. Spoons a simple catch to Dwaine Pretorius who makes no mistake. 325/9

46.3 W Parnell to L Madushanka, Third miss in a row! Short and slanting across again, LM swings and misses. 325/8

46.2 W Parnell to L Madushanka, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball but fails. 325/8

46.1 W Parnell to L Madushanka, A length ball outside off, Madushanka looks to go after it but fails to get any bat on it. 325/8

Lahiru Kumara comes out to bat.

45.6 D Pretorius to S Pathirana, OUT! Whattey catch, de Kock! He's pulled off a stunner yet again! Parnell bowls a back of a length ball outside off, Sachith Pathirana tries to use all the pace that the ball had with a ramp shot but fails to get enough elevation. Gets a top edge and de Kock behind the stumps times his leap to perfection to grab a one-handed stunner. He then gets up in some swag. South Africa just 2 wickets away now from a victory! 325/8

45.6 D Pretorius to S Pathirana, Wide! Slips it down the leg side, SP misses his flick. 325/7

45.5 D Pretorius to L Madushanka, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. 324/7

45.4 D Pretorius to L Madushanka, FOUR! A low full toss on the stumps, Madushanka crouches low and sends it packing over the extra cover for a one bounce boundary. 323/7

45.3 D Pretorius to L Madushanka, Bangs in a short ball on middle, Lahiru ducks under it. 319/7

45.2 D Pretorius to S Pathirana, Leg bye! Angles it on the pads, the batsman misses the flick as the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken. 319/7

45.1 D Pretorius to L Madushanka, Good length ball outside off, punched toward sweeper cover for a single. 318/7

Dwaine Pretorius comes back into the attack.

Lahiru Madushanka comes out to bat.

44.6 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, OUT! Top edge and Tahir gets another one! A good catch from Parnell as well! A loopy full toss around middle and off, Sandun Weerakkody once again looks to play the reverse sweep but this time gets a big top edge towards the off side. Wayne Parnell comes in from point and takes a good catch and tumbles after it but does well to hold on to it. That should be the final nail in the coffin. Tahir ends with figures of 10-0-76-2! 317/7

44.5 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Quicker one around middle and leg, Sandun looks to whip it through the leg side but misses as the ball goes through his legs. 317/6

44.4 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, FOUR! Weerakkody isn't done yet! Loopy ball around middle and leg, Weerakkody once again opts for the reverse sweep. This time he makes a good connection as he beats Parnell's dive at backward point and finds the fence again. 317/6

44.3 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, FOUR! A googly but still goes to the rope! Weerakkody brings out the reverse sweep. Not off the middle of the bat but it races down to the third man fence for a much-needed boundary. 313/6

44.2 I Tahir to S Pathirana, Loopy ball around off, the batsman waits for it as he pushes it towards the off side for a single. de Villiers comes running in and throws the ball towards the skipper in one motion. He seems to have hurt his wrist as he is ringing his right hand. 309/6

Sachith Pathirana is the next man in.

44.1 I Tahir to N Kulasekara, OUT! The decision stays as it is! A loopy full toss around middle, Nuwan Kulasekara winds up for a whip by shuffling across but misses the line and is rapped on the pads. A loud appeal from the leggie and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. The batsman takes the review but it's a waste one. They check for the no ball which is fine and then the HawkEye shows it is pitched in line and would have gone on to hit the timber. First one of the night for Tahir, SL still need 60 off 25 balls! 308/6

Kulasekara is adjudged LBW but the batsman has taken a review. Is there an inside edge?

43.6 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Very full and fired outside off, SW looks to jam it out but fails to get any bat on it. There was some sound but it was probably off the bat hitting the ground. 308/5

43.5 K Rabada to N Kulasekara, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 308/5

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new man in!

43.4 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, OUT! A wicket against the run of play! Rabada dishes out a length ball on middle, Gunaratne looks to pull but doesn't get enough on it and as a result he ends up spooning a simple catch to Hashim Amla at short mid-wicket. End of a 79-run stand! 61 needed from 38 balls! 307/5

Sandun Weerakkody brings up his maiden ODI fifty.

43.3 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, FIFTY UP FOR THE YOUNGSTER! A length ball on middle, tucked towards square leg for a single. Gunaratne raises his bat to acknowledge the cheer from his mates. But as the commentator said, the job is not done yet. Can he take his team through? 307/4

43.2 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, Good length ball around off, Gunaratne looks to chip it over cover but doesn't get enough meat on it. The ball falls in the safe zone and they take a single. 306/4

43.1 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, SIX! Gunaratne welcomes Kagiso back into the attack! A length ball around middle, AG swivels a touch as he looks to pull it away on the leg side. Has enough legs as the ball goes over the fine leg fence for a maximum. 305/4

Kagiso Rabada is back into the attack!

42.6 I Tahir to A Gunaratne, Quicker one around middle and leg, tucked towards the leg side for a single. 11 from the over! 69 needed from 42 balls! 299/4

42.5 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, A googly around off, the batsman looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards cover for a single. 298/4

Change of bat for Sandun Weerakkody.

42.4 I Tahir to A Gunaratne, Gets back and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. 297/4

42.3 I Tahir to A Gunaratne, FOUR! Reverse sweep! Tossed up outside off, AG gets early into the position and reverse sweeps it over short third man for another boundary. 296/4

42.2 I Tahir to A Gunaratne, Around off, pushed towards point. Asela looks for a single but won't get it. 292/4

42.1 I Tahir to A Gunaratne, FOUR! A loopy full toss and it's put away! Gunaratne gets down and across to bring out the sweep shot. Hits it neatly as the ball races away through square leg for a boundary. 292/4

Imran Tahir is called back into the attack!

41.6 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, Fuller delivery, outside off, Weerakkody knocks it back to Parnell. 288/4

41.5 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Gunaratne steers it to third man and runs one. 288/4

41.4 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody pulls it in front of square for a single. 287/4

41.3 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, SIX! Short delivery, Weerakkody smashes it over the mid-wicket fence. Much needed boundary for the Lankans. The runs had dried up after de Silva's wicket. 286/4

41.2 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Gunaratne works it around for a single through square leg. 280/4

41.1 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Gunaratne comes down the ground and hits it straight to mid-wicket. 279/4

50-run stand between Weerakkody and Gunaratne!

40.6 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, FOUR! Tossed up delivery, on middle, Weerakkody goes for a slog but bottom edges it towards long leg. Rabada dives to but fails to stop it. 279/4

40.5 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Floated delivery, outside off, Weerakkody comes down the track and drills towards the cover region. 275/4

40.4 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody drives it to covers. 275/4

40.3 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Tossed up delivery, on the sticks, Gunaratne looks to sweep but only gets an inside edge onto his stumps as it goes towards square leg. Shamsi thinks he's lbw and appeals, the umpire turns it down. But it wasn't as there was a clear edge. 275/4

40.2 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Flight on offer, Weerakkody comes down the track, looking to drive it over covers, and mistimes it towards third man. Tahir makes a one hand stop and saves a certain boundary for his team. One run added to the total. 274/4

40.1 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Floated delivery, Gunaratne pushes it towards covers and runs one. 273/4

Powerplay 3 signalled!

39.6 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Length ball, outside off, Gunaratne steers it down to third man for a single. 272/4

39.5 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, DROPPED! Parnell digs it short, Weerakkody looks to pull and heaves it high up in the air near long leg. Shamsi looks good to grab but in the end messes it up. Puts down an easy catch. Single taken! 271/4

39.4 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Shortish delivery, outside off, Gunaratne dabs it down to third man and runs one. 270/4

39.3 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, Back of a length again, around off, Weerakkody pulls it without any control to mid on and runs one. 269/4

39.2 W Parnell to A Gunaratne, Short of a length delivery, Gunaratne works it around to pick up another single. 268/4

39.1 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, Length delivery, outside off, Weerakkody looks to punch but manages to get an inside edge as the ball rolls to deep square leg for a single. 267/4

Wayne Parnell comes back into the attack.

38.6 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Pushes it quicker through the air around off, Gunaratne goes back to defend but the ball just beats the inside edge and de Kock behind the stumps fails to collect it. 266/4

38.5 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, AG has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 266/4

38.4 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Falls safe! Drops it short on off, SW looks to pull but gets no timing behind it. It falls way short of the man at long on as they pick up a single. 266/4

38.3 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, FOUR! Tossed up around off, Sandun Weerakkody clears his front leg and flicks it through mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary. 265/4

38.2 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, A shout for a catch, not given! Loopy ball around off, Weerakkody looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and de Kock behind the stumps collects it. The bowler and the keeper go up in an appeal but it's turned down by the umpire. Replays show there was no part of the wood involved. 261/4

38.1 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Floated ball around middle and leg, flicked off the pads towards short fine leg for a quick single. 261/4

37.6 D Pretorius to S Weerakkody, Good length ball around off, Weerakkody drags it towards deep square leg where Tahir cuts it off. A couple taken. 260/4

37.5 D Pretorius to A Gunaratne, Asela drives it towards long off for a single. 258/4

37.4 D Pretorius to S Weerakkody, Fuller on off, the batsman comes down the track and knocks it down to long on for a single. 257/4

37.3 D Pretorius to S Weerakkody, FOUR! Put away! Good length ball on middle, comes up at a nice height too. Weerakkody pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. 256/4

37.2 D Pretorius to A Gunaratne, Angles it in on the body, pulled though square leg for a single. 252/4

37.1 D Pretorius to A Gunaratne, 250 up for Sri Lanka! Shortish and outside off, Asela slaps it past point and comes back for a couple. 251/4

Dwaine Pretorius is back on!

36.6 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 249/4

36.5 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Fligted ball around off, Gunaratne drives it towards the covers where Behardien dives to stop it. He parries it but the batsmen doesn't run. 248/4

36.4 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Floated full ball around off, Sandun comes down the track and drives it towards long off for a single. 248/4

36.3 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Just missed the off pole! Loops it up around off, Sandun gets down to fetch it from outside off but misses. Can consider himself lucky as the ball just whizzes past the off pole. 247/4

36.2 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Short and outside off, Weerakkody looks to cut it away by reaching out that one but the ball turns away and he gets beaten. 247/4

36.1 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Tossed up around middle and leg, worked towards square leg for a single. 247/4

35.6 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 246/4

35.5 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, Full delivery, angling down the leg side, Gunaratne tickles it fine as de Kock goes for a diving catch but the ball falls in front of him. 245/4

35.4 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, Gunaratne looks to attempt the same shot, but inside edges it towards keeper. 245/4

35.3 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, Gunaratne dabs it to third man for a couple. 245/4

35.2 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody nudges it to backward square leg for a single. Tahir has a wild throw, which Faf du Plessis grabs it near silly mid off region. 243/4

35.2 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Wide! A bouncer down the leg side, it goes well over the head of the batsman. 242/4

35.1 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, DROPPED! FOUR! Back of a length delivery, Weerakkody pulls it towards deep square leg and it's a howler from Tahir, who is positioned there. Misses an easy opportunity, not only that he gives away four extra runs as wekk. It won't please Rabada at all. 241/4

34.6 T Shamsi to A Gunaratne, Gunratane defends well under his eye line. 237/4

34.5 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Run out chance! Weerakkody cuts it off the back foot to point and sets off immediately. Parnell, too, throws it back to de Kock instantly, however the glovesman fails to collect it, giving away a run out opportunity. A risky single taken. 237/4

34.4 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody goes for the sweep, but misses, his front foot too slips in the process. 236/4

34.3 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, FOUR! Floated delivery, Weerakkody comes down the track lofts it over mid on for a boundary. A risky shot, but it has paid dividends. 236/4

34.2 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Tossed up delivery, Weerakkody defends it. 232/4

34.1 T Shamsi to S Weerakkody, Short delivery, Weerakkody mistimes his pull to mid on. 232/4

Tabraiz Shamsi returns!

33.6 K Rabada to A Gunaratne, FOUR! Gets off the mark in style. Flicks it to to deep mid-wicket for a boundary, the mid on fielder gave it a chase but was beaten by the ball easily. 232/4

Asela Gunaratne is the new man in, replacing de Silva!

Drinks are on the field! South Africa have made a roaring comeback here! It was Wayne Parnell who got them the breakthroughs. Is the collapse on the cards? Let's see how the final passage of play pans out.

33.5 K Rabada to de Silva, OUT! A full toss from Rabada which was dipping. De Silva wants to flick it but misses it completely. Gets rapped on the pads and nearly loses his balance in the process. Rabada appeals and the umpire signals him out in a flash. However, replays show it was missing the leg stump. The batsman should've used a review there. 228/4

33.4 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Short delivery, Weerakkody pulls it to backward square leg for a single. 228/3

33.3 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Full ball, outside off, Weerakkody drives it to covers. 227/3

33.2 K Rabada to de Silva, Length ball, outside off, de Silva wants to dab it to third man but gets a bottom edge. Weerakkody urges him to come for a single and they steal it. It was a risk though, as replay suggested the southpaw would have been out at the striker's end. Rabada runs in from that position and kicks it just away from the stumps. 227/3

33.1 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody looks to pull it through mid-wicket, doesn't quite get the connection. However, he picks up a single to the same area. 226/3

32.6 I Tahir to de Silva, De Silva gets an outside edge towards third man. 225/3

32.5 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Half chance. Weerakkody looks to slog sweep it over deep mid-wicket, but mistimes it towards short third man. Parnell dives, but it falls just in front of him. Single taken! 225/3

32.4 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody defends it off the front foot. 224/3

32.3 I Tahir to de Silva, De Silva works it around down the leg side for a single. 224/3

32.2 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Short delivery, Weerakkody lofts it towards long on, de Kock shouts ecstatically but it was well away from the mid-wicket fielder. One run added to the total. 223/3

32.1 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Flight on offer, Weerakkody wants to sweep it, but gets beaten on the turn. 222/3

31.6 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Short delivery, Weerakkody wants to pull, but finds the inside edge as the ball rolls to fine leg. One run added to the total. 222/3

31.5 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Full ball, outside off, Weerakkody drives it to covers for no run. 221/3

31.4 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Risky! Rabada digs it short, Weerakkody wants to pull it but decides not to at the very last moment. He almost fell on the stumps, but did well to control his balance. 221/3

31.3 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Weerakkody defends it from the crease. 221/3

31.2 K Rabada to de Silva, Slightly outside off, de Silva dabs it down to third man for a single. 221/3

31.1 K Rabada to S Weerakkody, Length delivery, Weerakkody wants to pull, but was late into it and almost holes out near mid on, but it lands safely. Single taken! 220/3

Kagiso Rabada comes back into the attack.

30.6 I Tahir to de Silva, De Silva punches it back to the bowler off the back foot. 219/3

30.5 I Tahir to de Silva, Floated delivery, around off, De Silva leans forward and respectfully defends it. 219/3

30.4 I Tahir to de Silva, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 219/3

30.3 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Full toss, Weerakkody just punches it to long on and runs one. 219/3

30.2 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Floated delivery, outside off, Weerakkody moves across looking to sweep but misses it in the end. 218/3

30.1 I Tahir to de Silva, Tossed up delivery, around off, de Silva knocks it down through mid on for a single. 218/3

29.6 W Parnell to de Silva, Fuller and angling in, worked away towards mid on for a single. Superb over once again from Parnell, a big wicket and just a single from it! 217/3

29.5 W Parnell to de Silva, Shortish outside off, tapped towards the man at backward point. 216/3

29.4 W Parnell to de Silva, Fuller in length delivery on off, de Silva drives it straight to the cover fielder. 216/3

29.3 W Parnell to de Silva, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 216/3

29.2 W Parnell to de Silva, De Silva stands tall and defends it with a straight bat. 216/3

Dhananjaya de Silva arrives at the crease.

29.1 W Parnell to U Tharanga, OUT! Straight to the fielder! Parnell scalps another one! Back of a length ball outside off, Upul Tharanga looks to cut it away on the off side but ends up hitting it straight to JP Duminy at backward point who leaps a touch and gobbles it near his eye line. Tharanga trudges back but not before playing a good knock. Can the Saffas capitalize on it? 216/3

28.6 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Tharanga reads the wrong 'un as he taps it towards the cover fielder for a single. 10 from it! 216/2

28.5 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! That's stand and deliver stuff from Tharanga! Sees the flight around off, UT just lofts it inside over over extra cover. No one in the deep and he picks up another boundary to his name. 215/2

28.4 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Nailed it! A quicker one around middle and leg, Tharanga makes a long stride forward and sweeps it behind square on the leg side. That raced away to the fence! 211/2

28.3 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Tahir changes the angle and bowls a loopy leg break around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket. 207/2

28.2 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Full outside off, driven through mid off for a single. 207/2

28.1 I Tahir to S Weerakkody, Tossed up around middle and off, Weerakkody pushes it back to Tahir. 206/2

27.6 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Nips back in from around off, Upul hangs back in defense. Lovely over from Parnell, just 3 and a wicket off it! 206/2

27.5 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 206/2

27.4 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Good stop, Pretorious! A length ball in the channel outside off, Tharanga just tries to use the pace on it as he guides it towards short third man. Dwaine stationed there dives to his right and stops a certain boundary. A single taken! 205/2

27.3 W Parnell to S Weerakkody, Fuller in length and angling in, Weerakkody brings his bat down to defend but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single. 204/2

Sandun Weerakkody comes out to replace Kusal Mendis at the centre.

27.2 W Parnell to K Mendis, OUT! Parnell strikes! Kusal Mendis has to walk back and that's a crucial breakthrough for the Proteas. Wayne Parnell comes steaming in and doles out a short ball on the leg stump, Mendis shuffles a bit to pull it on its way down to fine leg but the bounce gets the better of the batsman. He gets a bit of glove on it and de Kock behind the stumps takes a regulation catch. They appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in ruling it out. End of a good stand as the duo was looking to take the game away from the hosts. Sri Lanka need 165 from 136 balls! 203/2

27.1 W Parnell to K Mendis, A length ball outside off, Mendis pushes it on the up towards mid off. There was always a single but they don't take it. 203/1

26.6 I Tahir to U Tharanga, A loud shout for LBW, not given! Tahir sends it quicker through the air around middle and leg, Tharanga looks to pull but misses and is hit on the pads. Seemed like the height was an issue there. 203/1

26.5 I Tahir to K Mendis, Around middle and off, milked down to long on for a single. 203/1

26.4 I Tahir to K Mendis, Floated ball around middle and off, Mendis bunts it back to the bowler. 202/1

26.3 I Tahir to U Tharanga, A loopy full ball, dipping in around middle, UT sweeps it through backward square leg for a single. 202/1

26.2 I Tahir to K Mendis, Short and outside off, Mendis places it towards the short third man. Tharanga wanted the single and gets it comfortably in the end. 201/1

26.1 I Tahir to K Mendis, Loopy ball, skidding through the surface. Mendis initially looks to sweep it away on the leg side but then had to defend it down at the last moment. 200/1

25.6 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 200/1

25.5 W Parnell to K Mendis, A length ball on middle, tucked behind square on the leg side for a single. My colleague brought an important point to me. Sri Lanka failed to even reach the 200-run mark in the previous 3 ODIs but today they have done that within 26 overs, achievement in itself! 200/1

25.4 W Parnell to U Tharanga, A length ball on middle, Upul swivels a touch and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 199/1

25.3 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Back of a length ball outside off, Tharanga stands tall and defends it towards the cover fielder. 198/1

25.2 W Parnell to K Mendis, On the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 198/1

25.1 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Good length ball, coming in with the angle, Tharnaga looks to flick but gets it off the inside edge towards fine leg for a single. 197/1

Wayne Parnell comes back into the attack.

24.6 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Pushed through the air around off, pushed towards extra cover for a single. Tahir now has figures of - 4-0-38-0! 196/1

24.5 I Tahir to K Mendis, A touch short and around middle, tapped in front of the short mid-wicket fielder for a brisk single. 195/1

24.4 I Tahir to K Mendis, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 194/1

24.3 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Tahir comes from around the wicket now and bowls a quicker one around middle, it's punched down to long on for a single. 194/1

24.2 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Gets down and across to paddle it fine down the leg side for a couple. 193/1

24.1 I Tahir to K Mendis, In the air... but safe!!! A low full toss around off, Kusal gets down and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. It goes on the bounce to the fielder, just a single taken. 191/1

23.6 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Goes for the cut shot but fails to get any bat on it. 14 off the over! 190/1

Upul Tharanga slams his 14th ODI century off 73 balls. He also brings up the 50-run stand between him and Kusal Mendis.

23.5 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, SIX! Wastes no time! What a knock from the skipper! He brings up his ton in style. I remember, he said in the post-match presentation during the 3rd ODI that they would focus more on batting and look he has set an example here tonight. A nicely tossed up ball around middle, Tharanga hoicks it cleanly down the ground over long on for a maximum. Mendis hugs him and pats his back as well. Can he convert this into a daddy hundred? 190/1

23.4 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Short and quicker outside off, cut behind point for a couple. 184/1

23.3 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, SIX! Into the 90s now is Tharanga! Tossed up around off, gets down on one knee and nails the slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum all the way. He has cleared the fence every time he opted for that shot. 182/1

23.2 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Beaten! Shamsi bowls a loopy ball around off, it turns away after pitching, Tharanga gets down and tries to go inside out but is beaten by the flight there. A good take by de Kock behind, not an easy one though. 176/1

23.1 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Full around off, defended off the front foot by the Lankan skipper. 176/1

22.6 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Shorter and flatter one around middle, tucked towards square leg for one. 176/1

22.5 I Tahir to U Tharanga, UT has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 175/1

22.4 I Tahir to K Mendis, Full on the pads, nudged towards the on side for a single. 175/1

22.3 I Tahir to K Mendis, FOUR! Half tracker and it's duly punished! Mendis rocks back and flays it with a punch through cover-point for a boundary. This should give him some confidence. 174/1

22.2 I Tahir to K Mendis, Comes half forward and defends it down gently. 170/1

22.1 I Tahir to K Mendis, NOT OUT! Umpire's call! The decision stays as it is! Tahir brings out a googly and Mendis comes forward to defend it down. Is beaten by this and is hit on the front pad. Tahir roars out a huge LBW appeal but the umpire turns it down. The leggie convinces his skipper to opt for the review and replays show it wasn't a bad one at all. It was pitched in line and would have gone on to clip the leg stump. Mendis survives a scare here! 170/1

A loud shout for LBW against Mendis is referred upstairs! Tahir feels he has got his man. Where is the impact? Let's wait and find out...

Imran Tahir comes back into the attack.

21.6 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Shamsi is lucky to get away from it! A short ball outside off, Upul slaps hard but finds Parnell at backward point. 170/1

21.5 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, SIX! In the arc and out of the park! Gets a nice flighted ball around off, Tharanga senses an opportunity to go after it. He gets down on his rear knee and murders the slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum. 170/1

21.4 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Fires it full and outside off, Tharanga tries to help it down to third man but gets it off the outer part of the bat towards short third man. 164/1

21.3 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Flatter one around off, defended back to the bowler. 164/1

21.2 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Pushed quicker through the air around middle, it's clipped towards square leg for one. 164/1

21.1 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Floated ball around off, turning away, Tharanga pushes it towards backward point for a single. 163/1

20.6 F Behardien to U Tharanga, Leg bye! Strays on the pads as Tharanga misses his flick and the ball rolls off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye stolen. 162/1

20.5 F Behardien to K Mendis, Fuller and on middle and leg, worked towards mid on for a single. 161/1

20.4 F Behardien to K Mendis, FOUR! Deliberately done! Behardien serves a length ball outside off, Mendis waits for the ball to come on the bat and then opens the face at the last moment. Shamsi at short third man dives to his left to stop but dives all over it. 160/1

20.3 F Behardien to K Mendis, Fuller around off, driven past covers for a couple. 156/1

20.2 F Behardien to K Mendis, In the air... safe! A length ball around off, Mendis lunges forward and lofts it over wide mid off. Duminy from long off comes quickly across to his left and does well to keep them down to a couple. 154/1

20.1 F Behardien to K Mendis, Short and outside off, Mendis camps back and cuts it hard but finds the man at short third man. 152/1

Farhaan Behardien is introduced into the attack!

19.6 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Mendis makes this delivery a full toss as he sweeps it to deep mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 152/1

19.5 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Flighted delivery, spinning away, Tharanga guides it to short third man and steals a single. 151/1

19.4 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Tharanga knocks it back to the bowler who makes a diving stop. 150/1

19.3 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Floated delivery, Mendis drives it down to mid off for a single to bring up the 150-run mark for his team. 150/1

19.2 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Quicker delivery, around off, Tharanga pushes it towards off side for a single. 149/1

19.1 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Tossed up delivery, outside off, it spins away as Tharanga drives it to point fielder. 148/1

18.6 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Good length, outside off, Mendis drives it straight to cover. 148/1

18.5 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Length ball, outside off, Tharanga pushes it to cover region for a single. 148/1

18.4 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Length ball, outside off, Mendis drives it through covers for a single. 147/1

18.3 D Pretorius to K Mendis, FOUR! Short and outside off, Mendis cuts it past the point fielder. The third man had no chance to cut it down. Brilliant stroke this! 146/1

18.2 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Length delivery, angling in, Mendis hops and defends it from the crease. 142/1

18.1 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Length ball, Mendis pats it to the point region. 142/1

17.6 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Gets across and drives it down to long on for an easy single. 142/1

17.5 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Pushed quicker through the air around middle, Mendis covers the line and defends. 141/1

17.4 T Shamsi to K Mendis, Tosses it up around off, Mendis presses forward and blocks it down as the ball rolls back to the bowler. 141/1

17.3 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Loopy full and around off, eased down to long off for a single. 141/1

17.2 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Gets down and sweeps it towards short fine leg. 140/1

17.1 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Tossed up around off, turning away, pushed towards the man at point. 140/1

16.6 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Shorter ball, outside off, Mendis again taps it to point. 140/1

16.5 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Back of a length ball, Mendis pushes it to point from the crease. 140/1

16.4 D Pretorius to K Mendis, Full ball, outside off, Mendis drives it back to the bowler. 140/1

16.3 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, Tharanga flicks it to fine leg for a single. 140/1

16.2 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Back of a length delivery, Tharanga nudges it to backward square leg. 139/1

Kusal Mendis walks in next, replacing Dikcwella!

16.1 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, OUT! Dickwella dances down the track, as Pretorius follows him and the southpaw top edges it to Behardien,who catches it rather unconvincingly, at deep mid-wicket. South Africa draw first blood. And this magnificent partnership comes to an end. 139/1

15.6 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Flatter delivery, outside off, Tharanga cuts it to backward point. 139/0

15.5 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Dickwella drives this tossed up delivery through mid off. One run added to the total. 139/0

15.4 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Works it around mid-wicket for no run. 138/0

15.3 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Dickwella wants to sweep but gets a top edge which hits him on the helmet. 138/0

15.2 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, That's off the keeper's gloves! A quicker one around off, spinning away a bit, Tharanga plays it extremely late as he looks to cut it late. The ball goes off de Kock's gloves and runs down towards short third man where Amla dives to his right to stop that one. A single taken but surely a chance goes down abegging. 138/0

15.1 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Tossed up delivery, outside off, Tharanga drives it to covers. 137/0

14.6 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, FOUR! Beautiful! A length ball outside off, Dickwella just upper cuts it over the keeper to score another boundary. 137/0

14.5 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Tharanga dabs this length delivery to third man and runs one. 133/0

14.4 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Fuller ball, Tharanga defends it towards covers. 132/0

14.3 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Short delivery, Dickwella pulls it to deep mid-wicket and brings Tharanga back on strike. 132/0

14.2 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Length ball, around off, Dickwella wants to scoop but doesn't get the direction he was expecting and then looks to loft it over keeper but misses. 131/0

3rd ODI fifty for Niroshan Dickwella!

14.1 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, FOUR! Short of a length delivery, Dickwella moves back and cuts it past the point fielder. Lovely timing, there! Tahir at third man gave it a chase but was too slow to catch up to it. Back-to-back fifties for Dickwella. 131/0

13.6 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, FOUR! Short and punished, Tharanga pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary and is looking set for a big score now. 127/0

13.5 T Shamsi to U Tharanga, Tossed up delivery, spins away, Tharanga looks to defend but gets the outside edge towards the off side. 123/0

13.4 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Full delivery, Dickwella drives it to long on to bring Tharanga back on strike. 123/0

13.3 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Fullish delivery, on middle, Dickwella again paddle sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple. 122/0

13.2 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Tossed up, Dickwella dances down the track but eventually defends it to mid-wicket as Shamsi followed him. 120/0

13.1 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Full delivery, on middle, Dickwella paddle sweeps it fine and picks up a brace. 120/0

Tabraiz Shamsi is introduced into the attack now!

12.6 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Short delivery, Dickwella pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 118/0

12.5 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Dickwella dances down the ground, but Pretorius responds with a bouncer making the southpaw pull out of a premeditated stroke. 117/0

12.4 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Tharanga drives this full length ball to mid off and steals a quick single. 117/0

12.3 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Similar delivery, outside off, Tharanga gets beaten again attempting a similar shot. Has a word with Dickwella, who must be asking him to calm down. 116/0

12.2 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Good length ball, outside off, Tharanga wants to help it to third man but misses. 116/0

12.1 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Back of a length ball, Dickwella guides it to third man for an easy single. 116/0

11.6 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Rabada ends the over with a bouncer, Tharanga leaves it alone. 115/0

11.5 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Short ball, Dickwella pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. 115/0

11.4 K Rabada to N Dickwella, FOUR! Top, top shot. Full length ball outside off, Dickwella opens the face of the bat, uses the pace and punches it through cover. The sweeper cover fielder was there in place but could do nothing about it. 114/0

11.3 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Length ball, angling in, Dickwella looks to loft it over mid on, but doesn't quite connect as the fielder from mid on gives it a chase to save some runs for his team. 110/0

11.2 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Length ball, around off, Dickwella opens the face of the bat and pushes it to Duminy at point. 108/0

11.1 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Good length, outside off, Tharanga drives it to sweeper cover and runs one. 108/0

10.6 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, FOUR! Tharanga opens the face of the bat and steers it past the point fielder for a boundary. Imran Tahir comes running in, puts in a dive but fails to stop it from crossing the rope. 107/0

10.5 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Length ball, Tharanga pushes it to covers and sets off for a quick single. The cover fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end, but doesn't hit the stumps. 103/0

10.4 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Half volley, Tharanga drives it down the ground, but Pretorius makes a stop in his followthrough. 102/0

10.3 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Good length ball, around leg, Dickwella flicks it in front of square for a single. 102/0

10.2 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Back of a length ball, it bounces as Dickwella defends it from the crease. 101/0

10.1 D Pretorius to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, outside off, Tharanga dabs it to third man for a single. 101/0

Dwaine Pretorius comes back into the attack.

9.6 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Angles it on the pads, worked away towards the man at short mid-wicket. 100/0

9.5 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Fires in a yorker on the stumps, Dickwella jams it out well. 100/0

9.4 K Rabada to U Tharanga, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 100/0

9.3 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Good length ball on the pads, Tharanga flicks it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 99/0

9.2 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Hits the deck hard, Tharanga sits under the bumper. 97/0

9.1 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Short and outside off, glided behind point for a single. 97/0

8.6 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Just before this ball the fielder from mid off was dropped back but Tahir serves it on the pads. Upul once again goes for a whip shot over square leg for a boundary. 13 off the over! 96/0

8.5 I Tahir to U Tharanga, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 92/0

8.4 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Classy batting! Tahir gives this one a truck loaded with flight and Tharanga just hammers it over extra cover. Made good use connection again! 92/0

8.3 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Fuller and around middle and leg, Tharanga looks to flick but maybe it went off the inner part of the bat towards short fine leg. 88/0

8.2 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Whip! Floats it up around middle and leg, Tharanga whips it beautifully over square leg for a one bounce boundary. 88/0

8.1 I Tahir to N Dickwella, Short and around off, Dickwella looks to cut it awya on the off side but gets an outside edge which falls just short of the fielder at short third man. A single taken. 84/0

7.6 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Fuller and curling back in, pushed towards mid on. 83/0

7.5 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Angles it in from around off, defended back to the bowler. 83/0

7.4 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Short and outside off, Niroshan hangs back to defend but gets an outside edge past first slip to third man for a single. 83/0

Upul Tharanga brings up his 31st ODI fifty off 24 balls!

7.3 K Rabada to U Tharanga, A length ball outside off, Tharanga taps it towards backward point and scampers across for a single. A superb start from him! Captain is leading from the front, he got a start in the last game as well but couldn't capitalize on it. Can he make the most if it today? 82/0

7.2 K Rabada to U Tharanga, Gets behind the line and defends it towards the off side. 81/0

7.1 K Rabada to U Tharanga, FOUR LEG BYES! Rabada tries to angle it on the pads but goes too straight this time. Tharanga looks to clip it fine down the leg side but the ball brushes his pads and races down to the fine leg fence. 81/0

6.6 I Tahir to N Dickwella, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 77/0

6.5 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Quicker through the air around off, pushed towards extra cover for a brisk single. 77/0

6.4 I Tahir to U Tharanga, SIX! Slogged! Tahir gives this one a bit more flight around middle and leg, it's in the slot for Tharnaga. He sits down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for half a dozen! 76/0

6.3 I Tahir to U Tharanga, FOUR! Lovely shot! Floats it up around middle and off, Tharanga stands tall and smacks it over extra cover. A couple of bounces and into the fence she goes. 70/0

6.2 I Tahir to N Dickwella, Around middle and leg, worked towards mid-wicket for a single. 66/0

6.1 I Tahir to U Tharanga, Tossed up around middle and leg, Tharanga defends it towards the leg side for a single. 65/0

Imran Tahir into the attack now, replacing Parnell!

5.6 K Rabada to N Dickwella, FOUR! Low full toss and Dickwella takes full toll of it! He makes room and lifts it neatly over extra cover. AB de Villiers gives it a chase but could only burn some calories. 8 from Rabada's first over. Runs coming thick and fast for the Islanders here! 64/0

5.5 K Rabada to N Dickwella, A length ball, angling down the leg side, Dickwella moves inside the line to clip but fails to get any bat on it. De Kock appeals for a catch but nothing from the umpire. A dot ball! 60/0

5.4 K Rabada to N Dickwella, FOUR! Booming drive! Pitches it up but goes too full this time. Dickwella is up for it as he cracks one through covers. Beats the dive of the fielder there and crosses the fence in no time. 60/0

5.3 K Rabada to N Dickwella, On a length and angling across this time, ND looks to poke at but is beaten all ends up. 56/0

5.2 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Fuller and strayed on the pads, Niroshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side. 56/0

5.1 K Rabada to N Dickwella, Starts with a length ball around middle and off, Dickwella defends it with a full face of the bat. 56/0

Kagiso Rabada into the attack now!

4.6 W Parnell to U Tharanga, SIX! Pummeled! Back of a length ball, sitting up at a nice height too as Upul opts for the pull. Oh! That made a good rhyme too. But more than that he made terrific connection to send it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 16 off the over, another big one! 56/0

4.5 W Parnell to N Dickwella, Another full ball on off, driven towards mid off for a single. 50 up for SL inside 5 overs! 50/0

4.4 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Landed outside off, dabbed down to third man for a single. 49/0

4.3 W Parnell to U Tharanga, FOUR! Creamed! Serves a fuller length delivery in the channel outside off, Upul lunges forward and drives it ever so beautifully to pierce the gap through covers. Another boundary for the Sri Lankan skipper. 48/0

4.2 W Parnell to U Tharanga, FOUR! Deliberately played! Short of a length delivery outside off, rising off the deck. Tharanga stays put, arches back and plays a ramp shot down to third man for a boundary. 44/0

4.1 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Fuller and strayed on the pads, Tharanga looks to flick but the ball brushes his pads and rolls back to the keeper. 40/0

3.6 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, Leg bye! Duminy fires it on the pads, Tharanga looks to flick but misses as the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye taken. 13 off the over! 40/0

3.5 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 39/0

3.4 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, SIX! Excellent shot, more than that brilliant use of the feet! Floats it up around off, Tharanga makes full toll of the field restrictions as goes inside out over extra cover and clears the fence with utmost ease. Back-to-back biggies for the Lankan skipper! 39/0

3.3 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, SIX! Flush on the rope! Duminy bowls a loopy delivery around middle, Tharanga skips down the track and smacks it over mid on. It's high and lands flush on the boundary rope. They check if the ball has bounced but it didn't. 33/0

3.2 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, Loopy ball around middle and off, Upul comes forward and defends it down gently. 27/0

3.1 JP Duminy to U Tharanga, Floats it up around off, Tharanga looks to drive but gets an inside edge on the pads. 27/0

Interesting move! JP Duminy to roll his arm over now!

2.6 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Tharanga steers this back of a length delivery between short third man and point to run one. 27/0

2.5 W Parnell to N Dickwella, Bowls this one down the leg side, Dickwella flicks it to fine leg for an easy single. 26/0

2.4 W Parnell to N Dickwella, WOW! Outstanding delivery this, length ball, Dickwella wanted to push it towards off side, but got beaten by the swing. 25/0

2.3 W Parnell to N Dickwella, FOUR! Good length delivery, on pads, Dickwella flicks it through mid-wicket to pick up a boundary. The chase by Pretorius from mid on was too poor and he couldn't even get close to the ball. 25/0

2.3 W Parnell to N Dickwella, WIDE! Bowls this one down the leg side, Parnell thought it rapped Dickwella's pads, the umpire however thinks otherwise. Dickwella is looking to play the inside-out drive, that's the reason Parnell's looking to follow him. 21/0

2.2 W Parnell to N Dickwella, Length ball, angling in, Dickwella moves across and drives it to covers. 20/0

2.1 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, Tharanga flicks it through square leg for a single. 20/0

1.6 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Dickwella flicks it off his pads. 19/0

1.5 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, FOUR! Back of a length delivery, outside off, Dickwella square cuts it past the point fielder. Rabada, from third man, tried to stop it with a dive, but it beat him easily. 19/0

1.4 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Dickwella goes for the pull and misses this short ball which was angling away. 15/0

1.3 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Length ball, Dickwella cuts it straight to the fielder at point. 15/0

1.2 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, FOUR! Width and short. Dickwella stands and delivers, just slaps it past the point fielder to bring up his first boundary of the innings. 15/0

1.1 D Pretorius to N Dickwella, Good length delivery, outside off, Dickwella drives, but the bat moves as he goes for the shot, and beats the cover fielder as they pick up a brace. 11/0

Dwaine Pretorius will bowl from the other end with the second new ball. It has gotten really overcast there in the middle. There is plenty of breeze picking up though and hopefully the rain clouds will be blown away.

0.6 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, on the sticks, Tharanga defends it back to the bowler. 9/0

0.5 W Parnell to U Tharanga, FOUR! Back of a length ball, around middle, Tharanga is looking in good touch. Pulls it in front of square for another boundary. 9/0

0.4 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Length ball, Tharanga defends it well within from the crease. 5/0

0.3 W Parnell to U Tharanga, Short of a length, around off, Tharanga defends it to point. 5/0

0.2 W Parnell to U Tharanga, FOUR! Supreme shot, pure timing. Full delivery, on the pads, Tharanga flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 5/0

0.1 W Parnell to N Dickwella, Back of a length delivery, around off, Dickwella dabs it to third man to score the first runs for his team. 1/0

First Published: February 7, 2017, 5:03 PM IST

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