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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Port Elizabeth: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 28, 2017, 8:29 PM IST

1st ODI, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 28 January, 2018

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bowl)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Imran Tahir

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Port Elizabeth: As It Happened

Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Scorecard

Preview: After losing the Test series, visitors Sri Lanka came back strongly in the T20I series to win it 2-1. Hosts South Africa will look to avenge the T20I series loss by winning the five-match ODI series.

South Africa have won the toss in the opening game and AB de Villiers has decided to have a bowl on the Port Elizabeth track.

South Africa Team: Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers*, JP Duminy, DA Miller, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, K Rabada, Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka Team: N Dickwella, DS Weerakkody, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal†, WU Tharanga*, DM de Silva, DAS Gunaratne, KMDN Kulasekara, JDF Vandersay, RAS Lakmal, PADLR Sandakan

Commentary (South Africa innings)

So that ends a pretty one-sided game in Port Elizabeth. One expected Sri Lanka to carry on from the momentum gained in the T20Is but South Africa were just too strong for them today, ironically on a pitch which suited the tourists more. The series now moves to Durban where the second ODI will be played under lights. Can the Lankans come back and level the series? Join us on Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 at 1330 local (1700 GMT). Adios! Take Care!

Man of the Match, Imran Tahir is very happy with the way he bowled today. Calls it a pleasing day for him and the team. Believes that he always wants to contribute, not take anything for granted. Playing every game for South Africa is an honour and he tries to give more than 200 percent. Informs that today is his wedding anniversary and his wife wanted him to take five wickets. He is happy to have taken three and getting the Man of the Match. Calls it tough bowling against the wind as it made it easier for the batsmen. Mentions that he just wanted to bowl to his field, somehow he managed to get the wickets using his variations. Opines that the most pleasing thing is that he did not go away from his plans. Credits the fast bowlers for starting well. Calls it an honor to do well for South Africa. Ends up saying that the celebrations are taking a lot of energy but it just shows how much it means to him and it is what keeps him going.

Victorious South African skipper, AB de Villiers, says that it was a good performance. The wicket was slow and low, which is actually suited to Sri Lanka but his team adjusted well. Credits the bowlers for setting up the win. Praises his new-ball bowlers for bowling with a lot of intensity and later, Imran Tahir, who controlled the game in the middle overs. On his captaincy on a windy day, he says that he felt that it was a bit windy but he used the experience he had gained while playing a game in Hambantota. Says that he has plenty of experience in the tank for ideas. On the field, he has Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. Feels that 180 was way below par. Had expected 250 to be difficult to chase down. Praises his openers for seeing off bowlers whom the team has not played much. Stresses that South Africa are up for it in the ODI series and expects Sri Lanka to come back hard in the second ODI, especially after they fared so well in the T20Is.

Sri Lanka skipper, Upul Tharanga starts off admitting that they did not begin well. Chandimal and Mendis had a partnership but they did not manage to come back after that start. Calls it a slow wicket and credits South African bowlers for hitting the right areas. Mentions that his spinners can come into the game if they have a score on board but opines that his spinners could not control the flow. Admits that they have a lot of areas to improve going ahead. Ends by saying that they will sit together and have a chat about the coming days.

It was the bowlers who set the game up for the hosts when they won the toss and inserted Sri Lanka. Wayne Parnell took out the Lankan openers early but Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal threatened to get the visitors back in the game. It was Imran Tahir, who broke the back of the innings with a tight spell of 3/26. It was a near perfect game for the hosts that gave them the 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.

That's as clinical as it gets from South Africa! Chasing a score of 182, the South Africa openers got them off to good start with a 71-run stand. Sri Lankan bowlers could not use the new balls as they would have liked and the spinners lacked the bite and guile of Tahir to make an impact. Amla missed out on a big score, getting out on 57. Faf du Plessis then hit a fine fifty and he along with AB de Villiers completed the formalities as South Africa romped home with as many as 15.4 overs to spare with eight wickets in hand.

34.2 K Mendis to du Plessis, FOUR! There is the winning shot! Full and outside off, Faf gently opens the face of the bat and guides it past short third man for a boundary! A comprehensive 8-wicket win for the hosts with 94 balls to spare! 185/2

24th ODI fifty for Faf du Plessis!

34.1 K Mendis to du Plessis, Scores are level! Half century for the Test skipper as well. A good knock in an easy run chase. Landed outside off, worked through square leg for a couple. 181/2

Could be the final over of the match...

33.6 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Landed outside off, de Villiers looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. 179/2

33.5 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 179/2

33.4 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, MISFIELD, FOUR! Landed outside off, AB gently plays the reverse sweep and gets it through third man. Lakshan Sandakan gets across from short third man but does not dive, nor does he slide, just tries to stop it with both hands and misses. The ball goes through to the fence. AB moves to 30 from 26 balls with his third boundary. 179/2

33.3 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Landed outside off, tucked through square leg for one. 175/2

33.2 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Full and outside off, worked through square leg for a run. 174/2

33.1 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single. 9 more needed from 101 balls now. 173/2

32.6 K Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR! HANDSOME! Full and outside off, de Villiers stays leg side of the ball and drives it through the covers for a boundary! The stand moves to 41 from 43 balls. 172/2

32.5 K Mendis to de Villiers, Outside off, punched straight to cover. 168/2

32.4 K Mendis to du Plessis, Goes back and gently nudges it through fine leg. A fielder runs to his right from fine leg and slides near the boundary to stop the ball. Three runs taken. 168/2

32.3 K Mendis to de Villiers, Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run. 165/2

32.2 K Mendis to du Plessis, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 164/2

32.1 K Mendis to du Plessis, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 163/2

Can't even call it the last throw of the dice, Kusal Mendis called on for a bowl.

31.6 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Down the leg side, helped through square leg for one more. Just 19 more needed from 108 balls. 163/2

31.5 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a run. 162/2

31.4 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full and outside off, FdP gets down and paddles it fine for a single. The stand moves to 30 from 35 balls. 161/2

31.3 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Now he stays back and just pushes his bat ahead, but the ball just comes in and hits the pad. 160/2

31.2 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full and outside off, Faf lunges to push it towards the off side but gets a thick inside edge towards mid-wicket instead. 160/2

31.1 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Landed outside off, spins in, bounces extra, du Plessis defends calmly. 160/2

30.6 J Vandersay to de Villiers, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 160/2

30.5 J Vandersay to de Villiers, Comes down the track and works it through square leg for a brace. 160/2

30.4 J Vandersay to de Villiers, Landed outside off, AB gets back and across and punches it towards the bowler. 158/2

30.3 J Vandersay to de Villiers, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 158/2

30.2 J Vandersay to de Villiers, FOUR! Full and around off, de Villiers gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary! 158/2

30.1 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 154/2

There is a long on in place now.

29.6 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Landed outside off, another reverse sweep played but straight to short third man. 153/2

29.5 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Full and outside off, de Villiers looks to play the reverse sweep but mistimes it. 153/2

29.4 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 153/2

29.3 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Pushes this down to long on for a single. 29 more needed from 123 balls. 153/2

29.2 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 152/2

29.1 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full and around off, Faf gets down and gently paddles it fine for a couple. The stand moves to 21 from 20 balls. 152/2

28.6 J Vandersay to de Villiers, SIX! BANG! Dropped short outside off, de Villiers goes back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket! 150 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA! 11 from the over. 150/2

28.5 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Full and wide outside off, driven towards widish extra cover for one. 144/2

28.4 J Vandersay to de Villiers, Goes back and works it to long leg for a run. 143/2

28.3 J Vandersay to de Villiers, Full and outside off, de Villiers gets down and paddles it fine for a couple. 142/2

28.2 J Vandersay to de Villiers, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 140/2

28.1 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Full toss outside off, driven through long off for a single. 140/2

Jeffrey Vandersay returns for a bowl.

27.6 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Punches down to long off for a run. 139/2

27.5 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 138/2

27.4 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Outside off, pushed straight to point. 137/2

27.3 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 137/2

27.2 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 136/2

27.1 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Full and around off, pushed down to long on for a single. 136/2

26.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover. 135/2

26.5 L Sandakan to de Villiers, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 135/2

26.4 L Sandakan to de Villiers, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 134/2

26.3 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single. 134/2

26.2 L Sandakan to de Villiers, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run. 133/2

26.1 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Down the leg side, helped away for a single. 132/2

25.6 A Gunaratne to de Villiers, Landed outside off, whipped straight to short mid-wicket. 131/2

AB de Villiers comes out to bat.

25.5 A Gunaratne to H Amla, OUT! Caught and bowled! Gunaratne gets Amla. Nothing on the ball, nothing in the shot and that is a no result, for South Africa. Gunaratne bowls this outside off, fuller in length, but takes pace off the ball. Amla looks to hit it straight back but does not bother to keep it down. The elevation is not that great either to get it over the bowler and Asela leaps to take the catch. Amla departs to a loose shot but he played a much, much better innings today. Just 51 MORE NEEDED from 145 balls. 131/2

25.4 A Gunaratne to H Amla, Full and just outside off, Hashim defends it watchfully. 131/1

25.3 A Gunaratne to du Plessis, On middle and off, punched down to long on for a run. The stand moves to 60 from 74 balls. 131/1

25.2 A Gunaratne to H Amla, Shorter in length outside off, punched down to long off for a single. 130/1

25.1 A Gunaratne to H Amla, Landed outside off, Amla looks to run it down to third man but misses as he does not move his feet. 129/1

Asela Gunaratne called into the attack for a bowl.

24.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, This is on middle now, FdP calmly flicks it through square leg. It is straight to the fielder but still they run two on what is considered to be a small ground. That might have been three or more at the MCG. Faf moves to 30 from 43 balls. 129/1

24.5 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Slightly slower outside off, tossing it up a little, Faf delays his cover drive a touch but still misses. 127/1

24.4 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Full and outside off, du Plessis lunges and pushes the ball with an open bat-face towards point. 127/1

24.3 L Sandakan to H Amla, The length is not that different from the previous one but still HA goes back and works it through square leg for a single. 127/1

24.2 L Sandakan to H Amla, Fullish this time, Hashim looks to flick and almost gets a leading edge back to the bowler. 126/1

24.1 L Sandakan to H Amla, Short and outside off, spinning in, Amla goes back and punches towards cover. 126/1

23.6 S Lakmal to du Plessis, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Full and wide outside off, du Plessis reaches out and drives it behind point for a boundary! 11 from the over. 126/1

23.5 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Outside off, punched straight to point. 122/1

23.4 S Lakmal to H Amla, Short and outside off, punched in front of cover for a run. 122/1

50-run stand up between Faf and Amla!

23.3 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Banged in short, pulled through square leg for a run. 121/1

23.2 S Lakmal to du Plessis, FOUR! GORGEOUS! Full and outside off, du Plessis drives this straight back past the bowler. Mid on and mid off are inside the circle and can only go to the ropes to fetch the ball back. Moves to 23 from 37 balls with his third boundary. 120/1

23.1 S Lakmal to H Amla, A short ball outside off, pulled through square leg for a single. 116/1

22.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Goes back in his crease and blocks. 115/1

22.5 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Oohhh... landed around middle, Faf goes back and pushes it in an awkward manner towards mid-wicket. Chandimal appeals for LBW and Sandakan joins him. The umpire says no. Sandakan scratches his head and looks towards Tharanga who just turns his back on him. Chandimal looks flummoxed. Perhaps when he looks at the replays later he will understand. That was off the bat and only of the bat. Nothing else. 115/1

22.4 L Sandakan to H Amla, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run. 115/1

22.3 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 114/1

22.2 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Landed outside off, pretty wide, du Plessis gets down on a knee and looks to punch but misses. 113/1

22.1 L Sandakan to du Plessis, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 113/1

21.6 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one. 113/1

21.5 S Lakmal to H Amla, Outside off, steered to third man for a run. 112/1

21.4 S Lakmal to H Amla, Excellent yorker outside off, Amla digs it back to the bowler. 111/1

21.3 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Short and outside off, punched through sweeper cover for a single. The stand moves to 40 from 50 balls. 111/1

21.2 S Lakmal to du Plessis, A bouncer outside off, Faf looks to pull but lets it through. 110/1

21.1 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Full toss on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right and gets a hand to it. 110/1

20.6 L Sandakan to H Amla, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. 110/1

20.5 L Sandakan to H Amla, Full and outside off, driven straight down the ground. 110/1

20.4 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Outside off, steered behind point for one more. 110/1

20.3 L Sandakan to H Amla, Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a run. 109/1

20.2 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Shorter in length around off, du Plessis goes back and punches it through the covers. There is a diving effort by the fielder but still the single is taken. 108/1

20.1 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Full and around middle and off, watchfully defended. 107/1

Change of ends for Lakshan Sandakan.

19.6 S Lakmal to du Plessis, On middle and off, FdP walks down the track and pushes this towards mid on for a quick one. 107/1

19.6 S Lakmal to du Plessis, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Faf misses his flick. 106/1

19.5 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Full and outside off, du Plessis plays a flashy drive but misses. 105/1

19.4 S Lakmal to du Plessis, Full and outside off, driven straight back. Lakmal gets down in his follow-through. 105/1

31st ODI fifty for Hashim Amla!

19.3 S Lakmal to H Amla, Gets the gap this time and reaches his half century. A controlled innings, much like the Amla we know, unlike the one we have been seeing of late. A length ball outside off, Amla gets across and punches this in front of point for a single. 105/1

19.2 S Lakmal to H Amla, Similar ball, similar shot, same result. Cannot find the gap. 104/1

19.1 S Lakmal to H Amla, On a good length outside off, Amla taps this towards point. 104/1

Suranga Lakmal is called back on for a bowl. The wind has picked up again. We are just an over from having 20 overs which assures us of a winner. Just in case, the heavens open up.

18.6 J Vandersay to H Amla, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 104/1

18.5 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Dropped short, pulled away for one more. 103/1

18.4 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Outside off, played straight to point. 102/1

18.3 J Vandersay to du Plessis, FOUR! FLAMBOYANT! Full and wide outside off, du Plessis reaches out and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 100 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA and they barely look in trouble at all. Faf moves to 12 from 19 balls with his second boundary. The stand moves to 31 from 32 deliveries. 102/1

18.2 J Vandersay to H Amla, Full on middle, worked through square leg for a single. 98/1

18.1 J Vandersay to H Amla, SAFE. Nothing in it actually. Flighted around off, Amla prods but is beaten as the ball spins away. Chandimal takes the bails off in a flash and appeals for a stumping as Amla just about lifts his foot in the air a bit. It is referred upstairs but replays show that Amla is safe. 97/1

A stumping appeal against Amla has been referred upstairs. Looked not out to the naked eye.

17.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, FOUR! Fine shot. Full and wide outside off, du Plessis leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 14 from the over. 97/1

17.5 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 93/1

17.4 L Sandakan to H Amla, Outside off, run down behind point for a single. 89 more needed from 194 balls. 93/1

17.3 L Sandakan to H Amla, FIVE PENALTY RUNS! Bonus for South Africa. Pitched outside leg, Amla shuffles across to flick but misses. Dinesh Chandimal is blinded and misses the ball as it spins away from him. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, the ball hits the helmet kept behind and that is five extra runs to the batting team. The stand moves to 20 from 26 balls. 87/1

17.2 L Sandakan to H Amla, A full toss outside off, driven straight to cover. 87/1

17.1 L Sandakan to H Amla, FOUR! Full and outside leg, Amla gets down and sweeps it very fine, through fine leg for a boundary. 87/1

16.6 J Vandersay to du Plessis, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads towards square leg. 83/1

16.5 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 83/1

16.4 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Full and well outside off, Faf lunges to defend but misses and is hit on the pads again. Another LBW appeal but the impact was outside off. 83/1

16.3 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover. 83/1

16.2 J Vandersay to du Plessis, An LBW appeal but inside edge was involved. Full and outside off, du Plessis lunges to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 83/1

16.1 J Vandersay to H Amla, Short and outside off, punched down to long on for a single. 99 more needed from 203 balls now. 83/1

Drinks.

15.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Flatter on middle, kept out by du Plessis watchfully. 82/1

15.5 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Pushes this one to covers from his crease. 82/1

15.4 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Huge shout for an lbw but not given! Sandakan bowls it on the stumps, Faf is beaten on his back foot as the ball spins away sharply and squares him up. The ball hits Faf on the back pad and the players go up long and hard for an lbw appeal but the umpire stays put. Tharanga has a chat with the bowler about the review but is taking his time. By the time he is convinced and opts for the review, the umpire tells him the time is up. Replays show it might still be a good decision that he was timed out and he could not go for the review as it looked to be pitching outside leg. 82/1

15.3 L Sandakan to H Amla, Too full on the pads, Amla clips it through mid on for a single. 82/1

15.2 L Sandakan to H Amla, Lands it on middle, Amla comes forward and pushes it towards covers from his crease. 81/1

15.1 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Too full on middle, du Plessis nudges it down to long on for a single. 81/1

14.6 J Vandersay to H Amla, FOUR! In the gap! Floats it outside off, Amla goes for the big shot over covers. It flies past the backward point fielder and runs into the third man fence for a boundary. 80/1

14.5 J Vandersay to H Amla, Amla comes forward and defends it towards extra cover. 76/1

14.4 J Vandersay to H Amla, Fires it outside off, Amla stays back and defends it watchfully. 76/1

14.3 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Lands it outside off, Faf punches it through covers for a single. 76/1

14.2 J Vandersay to H Amla, Fires it on the pads, Amla works it through backward square leg for a single. 75/1

Vandersay has a chat with the captain.

14.1 J Vandersay to du Plessis, Too full on middle, du Plessis pushes it through mid off for a single. 74/1

13.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Faf pushes it through for a single through covers. 73/1

13.6 L Sandakan to du Plessis, WIDE! Faf shuffles across to clip it through but fails to clip it through. It was down the leg side and hence given a wide. 72/1

13.5 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Bowls it a touch short, du Plessis goes back to cut it but the ball goes off the inside edge past the stumps. 71/1

13.4 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Bowls the other one outside off, Faf plays for the turn and is beaten. 71/1

13.3 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Fuller on off, du Plessis pushes it back down the wicket. the bowler goes to his left and stops the ball. 71/1

13.2 L Sandakan to du Plessis, Stays back and defends it watchfully. 71/1

Faf du Plessis walks in to bat. There is a slip and short leg in place.

13.1 L Sandakan to de Kock, OUT! Sandakan strikes! Bowls this wider outside off, de Kock looks to go aerial but does not get the placement right and finds the fielder at extra cover. That is superbly held by the debutant, Weerakkody. End of a vital stand for SA. De Kock is not happy as he walks off the field. 71/1

12.6 J Vandersay to H Amla, Amla comes forward and defends it watchfully. 71/0

12.5 J Vandersay to H Amla, FOUR! Full toss from Vandersay, Amla makes most of it by smashing it wide of the mid on fielder for a boundary. Big over this for SA! 71/0

12.4 J Vandersay to H Amla, FOUR! Amla is toying with the field now! Stays back to this shorter one and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary. Superb shot, that! 67/0

12.3 J Vandersay to H Amla, Leaves this quicker one outside off. 63/0

12.2 J Vandersay to H Amla, SIX! Amla goes BOOM! Floats it outside off, Amla winds up for the big shot, gets under it and clobbers it straight down the ground for a maximum. He went after the width there which allowed him to free his arms. 63/0

12.1 J Vandersay to H Amla, Bowls it around off, Amla punches it back to the bowler off his back foot. 57/0

11.6 L Sandakan to de Kock, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Shorter outside off, de Kock makes him pay with a fierce cut through backward point for a boundary. Superb over for the home side. 57/0

11.5 L Sandakan to H Amla, Lands it outside leg, Amla turns it through square leg for a single. 53/0

11.4 L Sandakan to H Amla, Shorter outside off, Amla cuts it towards point but to the fielder. 52/0

Long off drops back for Amla.

11.3 L Sandakan to de Kock, Lands it on off, de Kock pushes it towards covers for a single. 52/0

11.2 L Sandakan to de Kock, Lands it on off, de Kock gets an inside edge as he aims to defend it coming forward. 51/0

11.1 L Sandakan to de Kock, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Floats it on off, de Kock comes forward and just pushes it into the gap at covers. The timing is too good and de Kock gets a boundary. Superb placement! 50 up for SA! 51/0

Another change, Lakshan Sandakan comes on for a bowl. He's called on now that he can have protection in the deep.

10.6 J Vandersay to H Amla, A touch quicker outside off, Amla comes forward and pushes it towards the off side. 47/0

10.5 J Vandersay to de Kock, Drops it short outside off, de Kock cuts it through covers for a single. 47/0

10.4 J Vandersay to H Amla, Lands it outside off, keeps a touch low, Amla counters the low bounce well and punches it through covers for a single. 46/0

10.3 J Vandersay to H Amla, Quicker one outside off from Vandersay, Amla lets it go. 45/0

10.2 J Vandersay to H Amla, Floats it on off, Amla does not pick it at first but gets his bat down in time to keep it out. 45/0

10.1 J Vandersay to H Amla, Bowls it on the pads, Amla stays back and works it through mid-wicket for a brace. 45/0

Another change, Jeffrey Vandersay brought into the attack by Tharanga.

The umpire signals the start of the second Powerplay. Four players are now allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

9.6 de Silva to H Amla, Landed outside off, Amla leans forward and clips it through mid-wicket for a run. End of a good Powerplay for South Africa. 43/0

9.5 de Silva to de Kock, de Kock slinks down, eases a single to long off. 42/0

9.4 de Silva to H Amla, Landed outside off, Amla comes a touch and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 41/0

9.3 de Silva to de Kock, de Kock covers the line and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 40/0

9.2 de Silva to de Kock, Edged! Slight turn from de Silva on a length ball outside off, de Kock gets an edge towards point but no runs taken. 39/0

9.1 de Silva to H Amla, Worked through mid-wicket for a single. 39/0

8.6 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Another quick single by Amla towards mid on. The fielder missed his shy at the non-striker's end. 38/0

8.5 N Kulasekara to de Kock, de Kock had given up! Landed outside off, de Kock comes across to work it through the on side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards covers and Amla calls him through for a single. de Kock responds but Asela at covers is quick to it. He has a shy in one motion but misses. de Kock had given up hopes but luckily for him, the shy was wide of the stumps. 37/0

A drizzle has picked up again. Seems like yet another passing shower.

8.4 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Fuller outside off, de Kock times his push towards covers. 36/0

8.3 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Full outside off, Amla dabs it down to third man for a single. 36/0

8.2 N Kulasekara to H Amla, FOUR! Gift from Nuwan! Low full toss around off, Amla does not miss out on the gift and lofts it just over mid on for a boundary. That was nicely picked and hit away despite coming off the bottom half of the bat. 35/0

8.1 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Amla gets across a touch and defends it back down the wicket. He was looking to work it through the leg side but had to play straighter at the end. 31/0

7.6 de Silva to H Amla, Landed on off, Amla looks to work it through the on side but gets a leading edge for a single towards mid off. 31/0

7.5 de Silva to de Kock, On the stumps, de Kock leans into it and turns it towards mid-wicket for a brisk single. 30/0

7.4 de Silva to H Amla, Too full on middle, Amla clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. 29/0

7.3 de Silva to de Kock, de Kock comes down the wicket to go inside out but gets it off the inner half through mid on for a single. 28/0

The wind is too strong and the bails lite up by themselves. Slight hold up in play.

7.2 de Silva to de Kock, Shorter outside off, de Kock goes back to cut it but finds the fielder at backward point. 27/0

7.1 de Silva to de Kock, Floats it on the stumps, de Kock comes down and turns it towards mid on. 27/0

Time for spin! Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl now.

6.6 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Angled on a shorter length, de Kock pulls it through square leg for a single. 27/0

6.5 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Bowls it from outside off, Amla walks across and clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 26/0

6.4 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Shorter outside off, de Kock controls his pull shot through square leg for a single. 25/0

6.3 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Bowls it on off, Amla looks to cover the inward movement and just about gets his bat down in time to get it through square leg for a single. 24/0

6.2 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Length ball outside off, de Kock works it through square leg for a single. 23/0

6.1 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Shorter outside off, de Kock goes for the pull shot despite not quite being in position to do so. Two runs taken as the ball goes in the deep at mid-wicket. 22/0

5.6 S Lakmal to de Kock, Outside off, de Kock gets across and turns it through mid-wicket for a single. 20/0

5.5 S Lakmal to H Amla, Good length outside off, Amla punches it towards point off his crease for a single. 19/0

5.4 S Lakmal to H Amla, Top ball! Hurls it on a length just around off, Amla stays in his crease and looks to play at it. The ball shapes away late and beats Amla all ends up. 18/0

It has gone a bit dark at the ground.

5.3 S Lakmal to de Kock, Angled on a length on off, de Kock taps it towards point for a single. There is a shy at the striker's end but misses. 18/0

5.2 S Lakmal to de Kock, FOUR! Edged! Outside off on a length, de Kock throws his bat at it. The ball goes off the edge down to third man for a boundary. 17/0

5.1 S Lakmal to de Kock, On a length outside off, de Kock defends it from his crease. 13/0

4.6 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla punches it on the up towards covers from his crease. 13/0

4.5 N Kulasekara to H Amla, On a length on off, Amla stays in his crease, opens his face of the bat and gets it towards point. Good change of pace there from Nuwan. 13/0

4.4 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Shorter length outside off, Amla looks to pull it through but the ball bounces a touch more and beats the batsman. 13/0

4.3 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Good length on off, de Kock gets across and clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 13/0

4.2 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Bowls it outside off, de Kock comes across and defends it towards covers. 12/0

Square leg is in place now.

4.1 N Kulasekara to de Kock, On a length on off, de Kock gets across and turns it towards mid on from his crease. 12/0

3.6 S Lakmal to H Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla chops it towards point from his crease. 12/0

3.5 S Lakmal to H Amla, Amla gets across and defends it towards mid on. 12/0

3.4 S Lakmal to de Kock, Outside off on a length, de Kock gets across and works it towards mid-wicket for a single. 12/0

3.3 S Lakmal to de Kock, Nicely bowled! Lakmal bowls it outside off, comes in a long way, de Kock looks to defend but is beaten by the inward movement on that one. 11/0

3.2 S Lakmal to de Kock, Fuller length outside off, de Kock strides forward and drives it to covers. 11/0

Goes round the wicket.

3.1 S Lakmal to de Kock, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fuller outside off, de Kock gets across and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. There was a fielder who dived to his right at mid-wicket but could not stop the ball. Nice shot, Quinton! 11/0

2.6 N Kulasekara to de Kock, On a length on off, de Kock clips it wide of mid on and takes a quick single. 7/0

2.5 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Length outside off, Amla slices it over backward point for a single. He actually wanted to play it a lot straighter. 6/0

2.4 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Fuller outside off, Amla times his drive to mid off with a lunge. 5/0

2.3 N Kulasekara to H Amla, On a length outside off, Amla this time waits for it and punches it through covers. Two fielders give it a chase and keep the ball in play. A couple of runs to Amla to get off the mark. 5/0

2.2 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Outside off on a length, Amla flays it hard but to the fielder at point. 3/0

2.1 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Fuller outside off, Amla covers the line and defends it watchfully. 3/0

1.6 S Lakmal to de Kock, Too full outside off, de Kock clips it towards mid on from his crease with a shuffle. 3/0

1.5 S Lakmal to de Kock, Pitched up outside off, de Kock looks to punch it through mid on but finds the fielder. The ball has not quite come onto the bat that well. 3/0

1.4 S Lakmal to de Kock, Fuller in length on off, de Kock turns it towards square leg from his place. 3/0

1.3 S Lakmal to de Kock, A touch short on off, de Kock places it towards point from his crease. 3/0

1.2 S Lakmal to de Kock, This time he connects with his drive but finds the fielder at mid off. 3/0

1.1 S Lakmal to de Kock, Did it carry? Nope! Fuller length outside off, de Kock comes down walking to drive it through mid on but gets an outside edge. The ball does not carry to Kusal Mendis at first slip who dives forward but cannot take the catch. Nice start for Lakmal! 3/0

Suranga Lakmal to bowl with the second new ball from the other end.

0.6 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Angles it on a length around off, Amla gets across and pushes it towards mid on. 3/0

0.5 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Pitched up outside off, Amla mistimes his drive towards covers. 3/0

0.4 N Kulasekara to H Amla, Fuller outside off, left alone by Amla watchfully. 3/0

0.3 N Kulasekara to de Kock, De Kock works one through square leg for a single to get off the mark. 3/0

0.2 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Outside off, de Kock punches it down the ground towards mid off. 2/0

0.1 N Kulasekara to de Kock, Starts off with a length ball but on the pads, de Kock looks to clip it but gets it off the pads to fine leg for a couple of leg byes. 2/0

First Published: January 28, 2017, 1:20 PM IST

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