Match Over - South Africa won by 121 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 01 Feb 2017, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa
  • Man of the Match: F du Plessis


  • Umpire1: RK Illingworth
  • Umpire2: S George
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

South Africa



Overs: 37.5 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

8.40pm: A comprehensive win, South Africa's eighth in a row in ODIs, which puts them 2-0 up in the five-match series. Sri Lanka won the toss and took early wickets but the 117-run stand between Faf du Plessis and David Miller set the game up. Once again the SL top order failed to put up big runs and SA's six bowlers shared the wickets around. If he had his time again, Upul Tharanga might have opted to put runs on the board and hope his spinners could defend a target on a wearing pitch... As it is, they've been handed another spanking after the morale-boosting win in the T20s. Anyway, that's your lot this evening, Fidel's report will be in shortly and we'll be back for the third ODI on Saturday. Until then, it's cheerio from Gnasher and me. Bye!

37.5Imran Tahir to PADLR Sandakan, OUT, No run, not for long, though! George's finger goes up immediately but Sandakan reviews this time... He went back to cut but the ball clearly brushed the pad flap first, right in front of middle and that is going to be out! Tahir finishes it off to give South Africa a 121-run victory.
37.4Imran Tahir to PADLR Sandakan, No run, struck on the pads, done by the googly... Not given by umpire Shaun George but South Africa call for the review. Looks like he played his front pad with his bat, which meant a little gap opened up for the ball to slide through and hit the thigh. Definitely no bat involved but could be a touch leg side... Yep, bouncing high and wide of leg stump, so Sandakan survives.
37.3Imran Tahir to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, flighted, spinning away and chopped into a gap off the back foot for a single.
37.2Imran Tahir to RAS Lakmal, No run, tossed up and Lakmal gets on to the front foot to play a studious defensive shot.
37.1Imran Tahir to RAS Lakmal, No run, back of a length, goes across and taps a cut towards point.
37.1Imran Tahir to RAS Lakmal, WIDE, 1 run, pushed through down the leg side.
End of over 37. 3 runs this over. 184/9 after 222 balls.
PADLR Sandakan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 8-0-47-1
RAS Lakmal 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 181/8 after 216 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 10 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 5-0-30-2
RAS Lakmal 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"This is pathetic," fumes captainhook. "SL should rather walk the plank than starve on the plank. I don't to watch this anymore." Either way, they're fish soup... Why not stick around and see if they can take one or two with them?

End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 173/7 after 210 balls.
SS Pathirana 18 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 8-1-24-1
KMDN Kulasekara 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 169/7 after 204 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 4-0-22-1
SS Pathirana 17 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more

SD: "Could Sachith Pathirana do a Marcus Stoinis here? Or have I been reading too much fantasy stuff lately?" Not sure how many though Marcus Stoinis could do a Marcus Stoinis a few days ago. So you never know. Anyway, here's Alan for the conclusion

Danushan: "It really is painful to see Sri Lanka play like this. The team selection on South African pitches baffles me and add to that with players who do not know to pace their innings for a 300 chase! "

End of over 33. 4 runs this over. 162/7 after 198 balls.
SS Pathirana 16 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 7-1-20-1
KMDN Kulasekara 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ishara: "Kule show us a little cameo since we are having sleepless night here in Sri lanka"

Shakeena: "I'm pretty sure if I watch this match any longer by keep convincing my mom that we still got a hope she will take me to a psychiatric first thing tomorrow" You not asleep yet!

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 158/7 after 192 balls.
SS Pathirana 13 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 3-0-16-1
KMDN Kulasekara 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 155/7 after 186 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 6-1-16-1
SS Pathirana 11 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 152/7 after 180 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 2-0-13-1
SS Pathirana 8 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Shalindamal Abe: "Why Seekkuge Prasanna not playing today?" He went home after the T20 series. I thought it was an odd decision

End of over 29. 10 runs this over. 147/6 after 174 balls.
PC de Silva 14 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 7-0-44-0
SS Pathirana 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 137/6 after 168 balls.
PC de Silva 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 6-0-27-1
SS Pathirana 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 135/6 after 161 balls.
PC de Silva 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 6-0-34-0
SS Pathirana 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Arka: "Andrew, what is your honest opinion on Rabada as a one-day bowler?" Think he's very good. But they'll be the odd expensive day thrown in

End of over 26. 1 runs this over. 132/6 after 156 balls.
SS Pathirana 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 5-0-25-1
PC de Silva 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saulben: "Are there just too many spinning all rounders in the bits n pieces category in the SL team and not enough proper bats?"

End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 131/5 after 149 balls.
LD Chandimal 36 (43b 4x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 5-0-31-0
PC de Silva 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Akila Shashith: "SL need Stoinis kind of innings now!"

End of over 24. 10 runs this over. 125/5 after 144 balls.
LD Chandimal 33 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 4-0-24-0
PC de Silva 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Janitha: "@Shakeena- You better sleep now"

Just as Sri Lanka were recovering, South Africa's fielding has conjured the breakthrough

End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 114/4 after 137 balls.
LD Chandimal 22 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 4-0-24-0
DAS Gunaratne 18 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 109/4 after 132 balls.
LD Chandimal 19 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 1-0-8-0
DAS Gunaratne 17 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 101/4 after 126 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 11 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 5-1-13-1
LD Chandimal 17 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Shakeena: "Mr. Andrew with school tomorrow and SL time nearing 11 pm and my mother scolding me to go to bed near my ear, is it worth to suffer all this and keep on watching this match for a SL win?" I wouldn't want to anger your mother

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 92/4 after 119 balls.
LD Chandimal 10 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 4-0-19-1
DAS Gunaratne 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

DanielMcC: "Difficult one with Dinesh, seeing as there's no point in putting in a more attacking batsman when SL can't keep their wickets from falling."

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 88/4 after 114 balls.
LD Chandimal 10 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 4-1-6-1
DAS Gunaratne 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Uwaisul Karnain: "Just imagine if Tahir does what Chahal did today, how many kilometers he would have run?" Unstoppable

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 87/4 after 108 balls.
LD Chandimal 10 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 3-0-15-1
DAS Gunaratne 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 82/4 after 102 balls.
LD Chandimal 7 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 3-1-5-1
DAS Gunaratne 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Right, here's Gnasher for a spell

End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 79/4 after 96 balls.
LD Chandimal 7 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 2-0-10-1
DAS Gunaratne 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Saahil Chhabria: "Why don't Sri Lanka take Thrimanne or someone like Roshen Silva. Seriously tired of seeing Chandimal playing so slow. I would rate Thirimanne above him. Who can forget his brilliant performance in world cup 2015 and played well in Asia cup 2014."

End of over 15.  A maiden over! 75/4 after 90 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 2-1-2-1
LD Chandimal 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Everytime I check the commentory a wicket falls. Done and dusted with India vs England. Now on to this one..." So it's you SL fans should blame, Varun?

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 75/3 after 84 balls.
DM de Silva 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 1-0-6-1
LD Chandimal 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

News from CSA, by the way: David Miller is off the field with an injury to his right little finger and will not return, as a precaution

End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 69/2 after 78 balls.
BKG Mendis 16 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 1-0-2-0
LD Chandimal 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 67/2 after 72 balls.
LD Chandimal 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 6-0-34-2
BKG Mendis 15 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Meanwhile, if you think Sri Lanka are doing badly... England have just lost 8 for 8 to concede the T20 series decide in Bangalore

Slip in for Chandimal

End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 58/2 after 66 balls.
LD Chandimal 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 3-0-14-0
BKG Mendis 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

RushSL: "Again Chandimal at 4 things going to slow down. Should have been send someone like pathirana to speed up." Easy, tiger. Let's give him a chance to get in, eh?

The short ball lands another blow on an SL batsman... But he's okay to continue

"Did I just read 'Dickflip'? I'm visualizing something quite different to what may have been seen on air." You did, Aaron Lena. And I think that says more about your mind than anything...

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 56/2 after 60 balls.
BKG Mendis 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 5-0-25-2
LD Chandimal 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"I don't think that catch was as good as Faf made it look. He just needed to time his jump and grab at it. The catch he took at the Wanderers was far better." You're hard to please, Tharaka Jasenth... Although that was a slip catch, so he did have less time to react

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 52/1 after 54 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 2-0-12-0
WU Tharanga 26 (29b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"That man Faf has done it again sublime one handed catch!!!" squeals Tiaan

End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 47/1 after 48 balls.
WU Tharanga 21 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 4-0-21-1
BKG Mendis 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 41/0 after 42 balls.
N Dickwella 22 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 1-0-7-0
WU Tharanga 19 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"Could anybody tell me what happened with Kusal Perera???" Think he's been straight up dropped, Saveed. Had a poor series in Zimbabwe

The stemguard is again dislodged, Tharanga takes off the helmet to have a look. Out comes the physio to check he's not seeing stars. Seems like he's okay to continue... but that blow must have shaken him up

End of over 6. 1 runs this over. 34/0 after 36 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 3-0-15-0
N Dickwella 16 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Just like in the T20 game... I think Parnell deserves a catch. How does SA keep dropping the easiest of catches with Parnell bowling?" If I recall correctly, Steve, he dropped one of them himself

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 33/0 after 30 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-19-0
N Dickwella 15 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

As Kusal makes clear: "And 2 of the tons were against Ireland. And Perera isn't a part of the side. Just disappointing"

"@Senura Perera Only the slightly brighter side, two of those have scored a couple...." Although, to counter that, Matthew Vincent, two were scored against Ireland... and one of the batsmen, Kusal Perera, has since been dropped

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 25/0 after 24 balls.
WU Tharanga 10 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 2-0-14-0
N Dickwella 15 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 19/0 after 18 balls.
N Dickwella 14 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-11-0
WU Tharanga 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
N Dickwella 13 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 1-0-8-0
WU Tharanga 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Bez: "Since the start of 2015, David Miller averages 55.2 at a strike rate of 114.8. Those numbers belong in the AB stratosphere." Pretty impressive

"Sri Lanka really need a batsman to score a hundred today. I can't even recall the last time a Sri Lankan batsman scored an ODI hundred." Let me help you with that, Nipuna

End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
N Dickwella 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 1-0-5-0
WU Tharanga 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC F du Plessis B WD Parnell25352230113.64
WU TharangaC AB de Villiers B WD Parnell2644305086.67
BKG MendisC F du Plessis B AL Phehlukwayo2029223090.91
LD ChandimalC Q de Kock B CH Morris3670464078.26
DM de SilvaSt. Q de Kock Imran Tahir1550020
DAS GunaratneRun out JP Duminy 1832241075
PC de SilvaC B JP Duminy14291420100
SS PathiranaC WD Parnell B JP Duminy2638353074.29
KMDN KulasekaraC F du Plessis B K Rabada1225201060
RAS Lakmalnot out 21350040
PADLR SandakanLBW Imran Tahir07400-
Total 186/10
K Rabada8.004715.88
WD Parnell6.003425.67
CH Morris6.002714.5
Imran Tahir8.512622.94
AL Phehlukwayo4.002115.25
JP Duminy5.003026