Match Over - South Africa won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 01 Aug 2018, 11:00 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa
  • Man of the Match: Q de Kock


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 42.5 / 50.0

South Africa

10.13pm That's all from us. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second ODI. See you soon for game 3, but till then, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye bye!

10.06pm It's time for the presentation.

Faf du Plessis, the winning captain: These conditions are favourable a bit more. Batting second was going to be tricky, but pleased to see how we played. It was a good one-day wicket. But I'm very pleased at how we are chasing the game. We are staying positive, putting pressure on the opposition and so on. Excellent bowling effort by our boys, we kept pulling things back despite Mathews' knock. Planning and execution was good. My mental focus is on being positive, and I'm not thinking of the lack of fifties personally."

Angelo Mathews, the losing captain: "We gave away too many wickets up front. And then we lost wickets at crucial times too, so we never got going. We didn't hold on to catches as well, and while defending low scores, you need to hold on to every chance. We had a terrible day on the field. Neither did the bowlers bowl well. We were a bunch of schoolkids when it came to today's fielding. Dickwella's gone for a scan, but he should be okay. Akila is bowling brilliantly, so we do have some positives there. We are still alive in this series. My hands were tied in my knock, because we were losing wickets all the time, but pretty pleased on a personal note."

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match. He says: "Not sure what the secret to our success is. But yes, it's spinning less. Nice to know the work you're doing off the field is paying off. The last tour has been really difficult, and it's always challenging to bat in the Subcontinent. The pitch played the same all day. It was slower as the day progressed, but it was a similar pitch through the game."

9.56pm Smiles in the South African camp as they go 2-0 up in the five-game series. A forlorn look on Angelo Mathews and co. as they were outclassed for the second contest in a row. Back to the drawing board for them as the visitors have been better batsmen, bowlers and definitely better fielders than the hosts. The pacers set the game up today, but de Kock, Amla and du Plessis ensured it was a trouble-free chase. See you in a few minutes for the presentation.

Elijah2800: "Had Sri Lanka been more discipline in the outfield, this came could of have a different result. Need to be more vigilant & back up the bowlers more with the world cup around the corner, with batsmem scoring double centries & soon triple centries in ODI ain't no room for dropping dollies."

Philip Mitra: "Make Lakmal captain, he is a lucky guy. Stats will confirm that."

Sinthujan: "Malinga's 4 in 4 come to my mind now."

42.5CAK Rajitha to PWA Mulder, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full outside off, and the square drive races away to the cover boundary! South Africa go 2-0 up.
42.4CAK Rajitha to PWA Mulder, No run, good length outside off, and flying over the bat's shoulder to the keeper.
42.3CAK Rajitha to AL Phehlukwayo, 1 run, short on leg, and the pull goes to deep backward square leg for one.

Mafas: "SL also unlucky, I'm also unlucky, cricinfo never post my comments more than 7years since I start to comments :"

42.2CAK Rajitha to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, full on off but angling away from Phehlukwayo. Tries to drive over cover but misses out complelely.

Daniel F: "@Naman, i agree. But in the previous 5 world cups they were almost always marked as favourites and failed, so I don't think being somewhat short of being ready is all that bad. Maybe not being marked as favourites takes off a bit of pressure?"

42.1CAK Rajitha to PWA Mulder, 1 run, good length on middle, but angling down leg. Mulder simply flicks it along the ball's trajectory to fine leg.
End of over 42. 1 runs this over. 240/6 after 252 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 6 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) GSNFG Jayasuriya 3-0-16-0
PWA Mulder 14 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sean T.: "The problem for Sri Lanka is at the top. Tharanga consistently falls early. A change with Kusal Mendis opening next game would be refreshing."

End of over 41. 1 runs this over. 239/6 after 246 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 6 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 7-0-34-1
PWA Mulder 13 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Naman: "I'd say South Africa's bowling is about 80% ready for the World Cup, given everyone stays fit, but their batting is at a solid 30%. This batting lineup won't survive against an experienced bowling lineup. They need Amla, du Plessis and Miller to be in the forms of their lives to have a chance next year."

End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 238/6 after 240 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 10-0-53-0
PWA Mulder 12 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's it from me. Sreshth will take you home

End of over 39. 8 runs this over. 233/6 after 234 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 6-0-33-1
PWA Mulder 11 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kiki_doyoulovem: "I think the key area for SL to really stand a chance in the 2019 WC is consistency. If you look at the ODI/T20 side and the test side that's the main difference. We have Dimuth who's showing consistency at the top, Chandi, Mendis and Dhananjaya in the middle order &Lakmal,Herath, Dilruwan with the ball. Without having bowlers who can always create chances, show ability of taking 10 wickets and having batsmen who can always chip in with substantial contributions SL doesn't stand a chance in CWC."

End of over 38. 1 runs this over. 225/5 after 228 balls.
PWA Mulder 11 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 9-0-48-0
JP Duminy 26 (26b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 37. 4 runs this over. 224/5 after 222 balls.
PWA Mulder 11 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 5-0-25-0
JP Duminy 25 (25b 0x4 1x6 ) more

didula: "One of the major differences between SL and SA is rotation of strike. SL were very poor in that aspect. Mathews himself was responsible for about 60 dots and that is one fifth of an inning."

End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 220/5 after 216 balls.
PWA Mulder 9 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 8-0-47-0
JP Duminy 23 (23b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 212/5 after 210 balls.
JP Duminy 16 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 7-0-39-1
PWA Mulder 8 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 208/5 after 204 balls.
JP Duminy 14 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 7-0-39-0
PWA Mulder 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 203/5 after 198 balls.
PWA Mulder 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 6-0-35-1
JP Duminy 12 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

DanielAlexander: "Duminy's wicket now and SL will be ahead. great fightback by SL, brilliant captaincy by Mathews to keep the slip in "

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 198/4 after 192 balls.
DA Miller 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 10-0-60-3
JP Duminy 10 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Akila finishes with 10-0-60-3

End of over 31. 6 runs this over. 195/3 after 186 balls.
JP Duminy 10 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 5-0-30-0
F du Plessis 49 (39b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 188/3 after 179 balls.
JP Duminy 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-56-2
F du Plessis 46 (36b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Another break in commentary. Here's Deiva once again.

Obeid: "So Faf filling in for ABD perfectly, so far. "

End of over 29. 16 runs this over. 183/3 after 174 balls.
F du Plessis 45 (35b 3x4 2x6 ) CAK Rajitha 5-0-38-1
JP Duminy 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 167/3 after 168 balls.
JP Duminy 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-51-2
F du Plessis 30 (31b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Hamza: "@ Brown_and_Proud: thats completely inaccurate. RSA is making an effort with transformation targets, and no, Markram has not "booked" himself with 100 tests and 300 ODI's. Maybe only Kohli is guaranteed that, not Markram. "

End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 163/3 after 162 balls.
F du Plessis 27 (29b 1x4 1x6 ) CAK Rajitha 4-0-22-1
JP Duminy 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Brown_and_Proud: "I didn't say that he will be dropped, quite the opposite; I said that if he were a darker skin colour, then he would definitely be dropped. As it stands, he has booked himself in for 100 Tests and 300 ODI caps. Yes, clearly he is talented and he will make many runs for RSA, but right here, right now, he looks all at sea. Re: Hashim Amla - please don't try and compare the two, Hash is going to retire after the WC and he was dropped in his younger days when he struggled... Thank you come again."

Inteser: "I think the short stint at captaincy during the India series and the thrashing SA received, has taken toll on Markram. He hasn't looked anywhere near his best since then. I'm all for giving him a lot more time to get back into his groove, but if SA are to have any good chance at the WC, he needs to step up. The middle order despite having the experience of Duminy and Miller is still extremely fragile."

Daryn: "Lets not forget that Markram is also batting out of position, I feel he should open with QdK and bat Amla at 3..."

Adam: "As a proud Scot seeing us 6th on that list you'll have to remind me again why there's not more teams in next year's world cup" -- Baffling. I agree.

End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 161/2 after 156 balls.
F du Plessis 26 (25b 1x4 1x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 6-0-34-0
Q de Kock 87 (77b 13x4 1x6 ) more

razaaq: "Indeed @ Peter Salvage. Markram has proved his worth at test level but not yet at limitted overs. I do feel he should not be dropped from the squad but perhaps from the playing 11 and we should play around more with the playing 11 before the WC. "

End of over 25. 9 runs this over. 159/2 after 150 balls.
Q de Kock 86 (73b 13x4 1x6 ) GSNFG Jayasuriya 2-0-15-0
F du Plessis 25 (23b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Johann: "Markram won the u19 WC as captain. He has deserved opportunity, but SA wants to win a WC next year and giving either Klaassen or Dwayne Pretorius opportunities make a lot more sense."

End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 150/2 after 144 balls.
F du Plessis 18 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 5-0-32-0
Q de Kock 84 (70b 13x4 1x6 ) more

Peter Salvage: "I suspect young Master Markram is being groomed for captain, which is why the CSA Brains Trust are persisting with him."

End of over 23. 6 runs this over. 146/2 after 138 balls.
Q de Kock 81 (66b 13x4 1x6 ) GSNFG Jayasuriya 1-0-6-0
F du Plessis 17 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

AB: "Markram is nowhere near on the chopping block. He's now pencilled in as ABdV's replacement for the next 10-12 years. He's proved himself in Tests at home. Yes, he will need time to adjust to the subcontinent in future tours. But to say he should be dropped NOW is ridiculous. Lest we forget how long it took Amla to come right... "

Moses: "Brown & Proud- While I do agree with the principle behind your point, I disagree the player you are making the point about. Markram is a special talent! Special players you give more time."

Stephen: "@Brown: Its true he is having a horrible series. Such a shame cause look back at that innings against the Aussies in the first test match. No doubt he has class. But the slower wickets and a spinning ball has got him all confused and clueless. Klaassen should be given a change the remaining ODI's"

End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 140/2 after 132 balls.
F du Plessis 14 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 4-0-28-0
Q de Kock 78 (62b 13x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 128/2 after 125 balls.
Q de Kock 73 (58b 12x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 4-0-17-0
F du Plessis 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 126/2 after 120 balls.
F du Plessis 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-47-2
Q de Kock 73 (57b 12x4 1x6 ) more

Sreshth is ready to take back the controls again

Sean Daniel: "SL expecting Akila to get 10 wickets has led to the downfall.. and the proteas are aware of it.. even his 2 wickets has come at a cost of almost 8 runs per over.. we need to have more wicket taking options if we are to come anywhere close to winning.."

Stefan: "The boundary from 17.6. Wow. Just...Wow. That's why QdK is such a special player. Anyone who's played the game will appreciate how well that was executed and how easy he made it look."

End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 123/2 after 114 balls.
Q de Kock 72 (56b 12x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 3-0-15-0
F du Plessis 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 118/2 after 108 balls.
Q de Kock 70 (53b 12x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-44-2
F du Plessis 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Madusha: "Trying new faces over the past few years have drawn Sl really back in ODIs. They had to go with consistent team at least three series , no matter what the result was." --- Kusal Mendis in a few years?

End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 109/1 after 102 balls.
Q de Kock 62 (50b 10x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-10-0
AK Markram 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 104/1 after 96 balls.
Q de Kock 58 (49b 9x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-35-1
AK Markram 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sriram: "That was QDK's 16th 50." --- Yes. My bad. 16th it is

End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 102/1 after 90 balls.
Q de Kock 57 (46b 9x4 1x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 3-0-20-0
AK Markram 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 91/1 after 84 balls.
HM Amla 43 (43b 6x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-33-1
Q de Kock 47 (41b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 83/0 after 78 balls.
HM Amla 36 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 2-0-9-0
Q de Kock 46 (40b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 79/0 after 71 balls.
HM Amla 34 (35b 5x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-25-0
Q de Kock 44 (36b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Pramodh: "Poor tactics from Mathews to remove Rajitha after creating aleast couple of realistic chances."

End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 72/0 after 66 balls.
HM Amla 29 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) NGRP Jayasuriya 1-0-5-0
Q de Kock 43 (35b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 67/0 after 60 balls.
Q de Kock 43 (35b 7x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-18-0
HM Amla 24 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Change in commentary. Deiva's back.

Soo bas: "Nepal 51-0 south africa 52-0 I think both chasers will win the match."

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 56/0 after 54 balls.
Q de Kock 38 (32b 6x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-5-0
HM Amla 18 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Jed: "QDK in no mood to indulge the bowlers. This is more like it from him, wish we'd seen more of this in the tests."

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 51/0 after 48 balls.
Q de Kock 34 (28b 5x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-7-0
HM Amla 17 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 44/0 after 42 balls.
Q de Kock 28 (23b 5x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 4-0-24-0
HM Amla 16 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 39/0 after 36 balls.
Q de Kock 28 (21b 5x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 3-0-20-0
HM Amla 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 29/0 after 30 balls.
HM Amla 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 3-0-19-0
Q de Kock 18 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 23/0 after 24 balls.
Q de Kock 18 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 2-0-10-0
HM Amla 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jake: "For us stuck at the office, what's the weather like? Will DLS be a factor?" -- Dry right now. As long as SA keep wickets in hand, it's advantage to them for sure, irrespective of how the weather plays up.

End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 16/0 after 18 balls.
Q de Kock 14 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 2-0-13-0
HM Amla 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

wasiq: "Junaid khan took his 100th wicket last month"

Kumarkeshav: "Hope i am not jinxing him. But Amla DOES need a big score today" -- And he's got a solid record in SL too. In six previous ODIs, he's struck two centuries

End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 14/0 after 12 balls.
HM Amla 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 1-0-3-0
Q de Kock 12 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Salman Zafar: "Quick Quiz: #Lakmal99 "Which bowler taken his 100th ODI wicket last month?"" -- Hmm, let me guess, it should be from India-England or Pakistan-Zimbabwe, soooo, okay, I pass.

End of over 1. 11 runs this over. 11/0 after 6 balls.
Q de Kock 11 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 1-0-11-0
HM Amla 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jacques Prince: "@Lyle Kruger. In ODI's SA is not completely useless against spin as they play them more positively... if only they can learn to do that in tests as well, as De Bruyn showed in the last test."

Q de KockC RAS Lakmal B CAK Rajitha8778131111.54
HM AmlaC A Dananjaya B A Dananjaya434360100
AK MarkramC MDKJ Perera B A Dananjaya3110027.27
F du PlessisC A Dananjaya B A Dananjaya494132119.51
JP DuminyC BKG Mendis B NLTC Perera322911110.34
DA MillerC BKG Mendis B RAS Lakmal350060
PWA Muldernot out 19311061.29
AL Phehlukwayonot out 7191036.84
K Rabada -
T Shamsi -
L Ngidi -
Total 246/6
RAS Lakmal7.003915.57
CAK Rajitha5.504417.54
A Dananjaya10.006036
NLTC Perera7.003414.86
NGRP Jayasuriya10.005305.3
GSNFG Jayasuriya3.001605.33