Match Over - South Africa won by 40 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 07 Feb 2017, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa
  • Man of the Match: F du Plessis


  • Umpire1: RK Illingworth
  • Umpire2: AT Holdstock
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

South Africa



Overs: 48.1 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

SD: "Believe it or not: The 98th over of a 7 rpo match is a maiden."

End of over 47. 2 runs this over. 327/9 after 282 balls.
CBRLS Kumara 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 9-0-58-3
PADLR Sandakan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 325/7 after 275 balls.
SS Pathirana 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 8-0-55-1
LD Madushanka 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 9 runs this over. 317/7 after 270 balls.
DS Weerakkody 58 (51b 7x4 1x6 ) Imran Tahir 10-0-76-2
SS Pathirana 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 9 runs this over. 308/5 after 264 balls.
DS Weerakkody 50 (47b 5x4 1x6 ) K Rabada 8-0-50-2
KMDN Kulasekara 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Bhargav Sura: "So after the wicket of Gunaratne, SA and SL scorecards look pretty even. 2 50+ scores, 1 man in 30s, 1 man in 20s, and 1 man with single digit. Of course one century in both the innings. Very even. Now you would expect SL to win, right?"

Uwaisul Karnain: "3rd 50+ score in this innings from a NCC player!"

End of over 43. 11 runs this over. 299/4 after 258 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 31 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 9-0-67-0
DS Weerakkody 49 (45b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Stephen: "Waving? Really" -- or maybe flapping

End of over 42. 9 runs this over. 288/4 after 252 balls.
DS Weerakkody 48 (44b 5x4 1x6 ) WD Parnell 8-0-56-2
DAS Gunaratne 21 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 7 runs this over. 279/4 after 246 balls.
DS Weerakkody 41 (41b 5x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 10-0-60-0
DAS Gunaratne 19 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 6 runs this over. 272/4 after 240 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 17 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 7-0-47-2
DS Weerakkody 36 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 6 runs this over. 266/4 after 234 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 14 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 9-0-53-0
DS Weerakkody 33 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 11 runs this over. 260/4 after 228 balls.
DS Weerakkody 28 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 7-0-48-1
DAS Gunaratne 13 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Sakshi Vasudeva: "Do we really have to compare both the innings? Cant we just say they were one of the better innings both these guys would play in their careers? Superb display by both making it a great day for cricketing fans, exhibition of sorts!"

Bhargav Sura: "Weerakkody's strikerate is 90+ in both ODIs and First class. Can he prove his worth and get going? At the moment SL are stagnated. "

End of over 37. 3 runs this over. 249/4 after 222 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 8-0-47-0
DS Weerakkody 21 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Hussain Merchan: "Yes, I agree with Wesley. Also we have to consider fee things about Tharanga's excellent knock. Your playing against one of the best side in the world in their country which favors their bowlers. Tharanga being a captain and keeping in mind the steep chase, playing such an effortless innings is commendable. One more thing to consider is South Africa is a top fielding side, they stop singles keep doubles to single and triple is never possible keeping their strong and accurate throws. No doubt Faf played one the best innings at this ground but Tharanga is the man for me today."

Saahil Chhabria: "A player like prasanna or thisara is being missed right here."

End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 245/4 after 215 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 7-0-40-1
DS Weerakkody 20 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Deiva is back for a bit again. Cheers

End of over 35. 5 runs this over. 237/4 after 210 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 7-0-44-0
DS Weerakkody 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 232/4 after 204 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 6-0-32-1
DS Weerakkody 10 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 225/3 after 198 balls.
DM de Silva 4 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 8-0-56-0
DS Weerakkody 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 222/3 after 192 balls.
DS Weerakkody 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 5-0-25-0
DM de Silva 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 219/3 after 186 balls.
DM de Silva 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 7-0-53-0
DS Weerakkody 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 217/3 after 180 balls.
DM de Silva 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 6-0-41-2
DS Weerakkody 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 10 runs this over. 216/2 after 174 balls.
WU Tharanga 119 (89b 11x4 7x6 ) Imran Tahir 6-0-51-0
DS Weerakkody 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 206/2 after 168 balls.
WU Tharanga 110 (85b 9x4 7x6 ) WD Parnell 5-0-40-1
DS Weerakkody 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 203/1 after 162 balls.
WU Tharanga 109 (83b 9x4 7x6 ) Imran Tahir 5-0-41-0
BKG Mendis 29 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more

by the way, this is Sri Lanka's first 200 plus score in the ODI series

End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 200/1 after 156 balls.
WU Tharanga 108 (81b 9x4 7x6 ) WD Parnell 4-0-37-0
BKG Mendis 27 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 196/1 after 150 balls.
WU Tharanga 106 (77b 9x4 7x6 ) Imran Tahir 4-0-38-0
BKG Mendis 25 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) more

This chase is on. Time for Shashank to jump back in.

End of over 24. 14 runs this over. 190/1 after 144 balls.
WU Tharanga 102 (74b 9x4 7x6 ) T Shamsi 6-0-39-0
BKG Mendis 23 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 6 runs this over. 176/1 after 138 balls.
WU Tharanga 88 (68b 9x4 5x6 ) Imran Tahir 3-0-32-0
BKG Mendis 23 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 170/1 after 132 balls.
WU Tharanga 87 (66b 9x4 5x6 ) T Shamsi 5-0-25-0
BKG Mendis 18 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sujoy: "Tharanga and Dickvella took us back to the 90s...Jaya and Kalu. Ofcourse the 90s pair were much more explosive, and with less meaty bats!!!"

Jean-Luc Picard: "SL is doing it very nicely. Relax guys. keep the wicket. knock it around to get the target around 130 odd and then take risk in last 15 overs or so. keep it tight in middle overs not loosing the wickets.

End of over 21. 10 runs this over. 162/1 after 126 balls.
WU Tharanga 80 (61b 9x4 4x6 ) F Behardien 1-0-9-0
BKG Mendis 17 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Shailesh : "If I was AB, I would now attack with Tahir and Rabada for about 5 overs and set attacking field. "

PraveenP: "He'll probably only get a back door entry if he brings dickwella along. They work well together as openers."

Baundule: "Since the 9th over, Tharanga has scored only 14 runs off 24 deliveries with only 1 boundary. Tharanga and Sri Lanka need to score boundaries, even though the first power play and its field restriction are over."

Uwaisul Karnain: "Will Upul Tharanga make a back door entry to IPL 2017?"

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 152/1 after 120 balls.
BKG Mendis 8 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 4-0-17-0
WU Tharanga 80 (60b 9x4 4x6 ) more

SJ: "I am afraid the stuffing has been knocked out of SL chase when Dickwella got out to a poor shot. He needed to stay with skipper until SL reached at least 200. It's advantage SA from here!"

Siva: "First 9.4 overs 100 runs, next 9.4 overs only 49 runs and wicket too, more than 50% performance depreciated."

End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 148/1 after 114 balls.
BKG Mendis 6 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 6-0-37-1
WU Tharanga 78 (56b 9x4 4x6 ) more

sujoy: "Even after the carnage, the RRR remains above 7!!! "

Qaaid: "Interesting dilemma for Tharanga, consolidate or keep attacking? And what about Mendis, how long does he take to play himself in? Crucial next 5 overs for SL"

End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 142/1 after 108 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 3-0-13-0
WU Tharanga 77 (55b 9x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 140/1 after 102 balls.
BKG Mendis 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 5-0-31-1
WU Tharanga 76 (52b 9x4 4x6 ) more

Zeeshan Mahmud: "Behardein held onto it like a first newborn."

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 139/0 after 96 balls.
WU Tharanga 75 (50b 9x4 4x6 ) T Shamsi 2-0-11-0
N Dickwella 58 (46b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 137/0 after 90 balls.
N Dickwella 57 (43b 9x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 4-0-30-0
WU Tharanga 74 (47b 9x4 4x6 ) more

Prajjwal Kandel: "Give the ball to JP Duminy. Only his golden arm can break this partnership."

Siva: "After SA innings, i stopped following the match thinking it would be one-sided contest. I just opened cricinfo, its still one sided context but other side. Seems like Jayasuriya and Kallu batting again for SL."

End of over 14. 9 runs this over. 127/0 after 84 balls.
WU Tharanga 73 (45b 9x4 4x6 ) T Shamsi 1-0-9-0
N Dickwella 48 (39b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Krishna: "First 10 overs reminded good old days of Sanath Jayasuriya. "

Nirosh Fernando: "this is SL's 2nd 100 partnership of the whole tour. 1st was vs SA Invitation XI (dimuth & kaushal) " --- Ah, is it?

Luckwin: "Tharanga and Dickwella used to open the innings for their domestic club (NCC) seems both have good understanding. "

End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 118/0 after 78 balls.
N Dickwella 43 (35b 7x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 3-0-20-0
WU Tharanga 69 (43b 8x4 4x6 ) more

Venky: "In the top 50 opening partnerships, Tharanga has been involved 6times. Its more than anyone else."

Raja: "Muthu, does anyone in your team keep track of the number of batsmen who get out after getting jinxed? Would love to see those stats.." --- Hmm, don't believe in jinxes

Prajjwal Kandel: "When SA crossed 350, I wasn't even thinking of watching the second innings. I am now intrigued."

End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 115/0 after 72 balls.
WU Tharanga 68 (40b 8x4 4x6 ) K Rabada 4-0-22-0
N Dickwella 41 (32b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Dickwella and Rabada throw some verbal volleys at each other as the former completes the single. The umpire intervenes to calm things down

End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 107/0 after 66 balls.
N Dickwella 34 (28b 6x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 2-0-17-0
WU Tharanga 67 (38b 8x4 4x6 ) more

M.Yaseen.Akhtar: "Hi Deivarayan Muthu!! Correction Please!! You had made a mistake at 7.4.. At 7.4 your statement --> "bring up his 31st ODI fifty. A direct hit at the striker's end and Dickwella may have been in trouble" should have been at 7.3.. As Tharanga played shot and got fifty at 7.3 not at 7.4..." --- Apologies for the mishap

James: "Tremendous powerplay for SL. 17 boundaries (18 if you count the 4 leg byes) and no wickets down. Game on?" --- Up to the middle order to sustain the momentum

SJ: "Great to see the fightback by SL! That's what you want to see irrespective of result. Win or lose from this point, SL have endeared themselves to fans!"

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 100/0 after 60 balls.
N Dickwella 29 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-14-0
WU Tharanga 65 (35b 8x4 4x6 ) more

Time for dinner. Deiva is excited to take you through the next hour or so

End of over 9. 13 runs this over. 96/0 after 54 balls.
WU Tharanga 62 (32b 8x4 4x6 ) Imran Tahir 2-0-26-0
N Dickwella 28 (22b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 83/0 after 48 balls.
WU Tharanga 50 (27b 5x4 4x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-10-0
N Dickwella 27 (21b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 13 runs this over. 77/0 after 42 balls.
N Dickwella 26 (20b 5x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 1-0-13-0
WU Tharanga 49 (22b 5x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 64/0 after 36 balls.
N Dickwella 25 (18b 5x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 1-0-8-0
WU Tharanga 37 (18b 4x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 5. 16 runs this over. 56/0 after 30 balls.
WU Tharanga 37 (18b 4x4 3x6 ) WD Parnell 3-0-33-0
N Dickwella 17 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 13 runs this over. 40/0 after 24 balls.
WU Tharanga 22 (13b 2x4 2x6 ) JP Duminy 1-0-12-0
N Dickwella 16 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 26/0 after 17 balls.
N Dickwella 16 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 2-0-16-0
WU Tharanga 9 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 19/0 after 12 balls.
N Dickwella 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 1-0-10-0
WU Tharanga 8 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
WU Tharanga 8 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 1-0-9-0
N Dickwella 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC F Behardien B D Pretorius58654790123.4
WU TharangaC JP Duminy B WD Parnell11912190117132.22
BKG MendisC Q de Kock B WD Parnell2945343085.29
DS WeerakkodyC WD Parnell B Imran Tahir58855171113.73
DM de SilvaLBW K Rabada518140035.71
DAS GunaratneC HM Amla B K Rabada38483131122.58
KMDN KulasekaraLBW Imran Tahir1620050
SS PathiranaC Q de Kock B D Pretorius11030033.33
LD MadushankaC D Pretorius B WD Parnell6981075
CBRLS Kumaranot out 1970014.29
PADLR SandakanB WD Parnell1520050
Total 327/10
WD Parnell9.105846.33
D Pretorius8.005526.88
JP Duminy1.0012012
K Rabada9.015025.56
Imran Tahir10.007627.6
T Shamsi10.006006
F Behardien1.00909