Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 178 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 12 Aug 2018, 11:00 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: A Dananjaya


  • Umpire1: NJ Llong
  • Umpire2: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Third Umpire: PR Reiffel



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 24.4 / 50.0

South Africa

9.05pm Phew. De Kock collects the series trophy, and it's a big achievement for South Africa to have won here, especially after the Test series trouncing, but it feels like both teams will have a good feeling as the curtains come down. Sri Lanka have a lot of options if everyone's fit, and they will spend the next few months narrowing down their combination for the World Cup. South Africa will go back pleased with the result but with a clear idea that they need to work on their game against spin. All in all, an intriguing series even if the trophy was won after just three games. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, goodbye!

Quinton de Kock: "Always nice getting ahead when you're in Sri Lanka. Not easy coming here and winning. It's always important, we know coming to the subcontinent isn't easy. I think they batted really well and bowled really well once again, they kept the pressure on us, Angie led them really well. Akila knows what he's doing with the ball. It's hard to take him on, he's got a lot of variations - we have batted well against him in this series, but today he bowled really well."

JP Duminy is the Player of the Series. "Looking back on the series, pretty happy with the way we're playing. Going 3-0 up in Sri Lanka is not easy. It was a tough decision to retire from Tests, but it's good to spend a lot more time with the family, and you come into these kinds of tournaments fresh. So far so good. The bowling is something I've been working on a lot with Claude Henderson, pleased to see the results coming in. I think the batting has really been good, just the mindset we've been approaching our batting with in the last four games. Hopefully we can dominate in the World Cup in a few months' time. Looking forward to the opportunity of captaining the side in the T20 game."

Angelo Mathews: "This was the performance we were looking for, unfortunately a bit too late. Lots of positives. The way Akila bowled today, Dhananjaya de Silva chipping in with the ball. Wicket was on the slower side, I was struggling initially. Pleased with the way I batted, good to contribute. Credit to the South Africans the way they played after having bad days in the Test series. It's a work in progress (for Sri Lanka ahead of the 2019 World Cup). We've still got time for the World Cup, we'll see how it goes."

Akila Dananjaya is the Player of the Match. "His plan was to be the best bowler in the series, and he's pleased about achieving it," is how Roshan Abeysinghe paraphrases his Sinhala replies. "He also wants to improve on his variations."

Malith: "Where is Chandimal, "Karthik " -- I don't think he gets into the first XI in ODIs. Could be in the squad, though.

Hasitha: "Karthik can you name a World Cup XI for SL?" -- Hmmm, this is a difficult one, but let me try. Gunathilaka, Dickwella, Kusal, Kusal, Mathews, Gunaratne, Dasun/Dhananjaya de Silva (depending on conditions), Thisara, Dananjaya, Lakmal, Rajitha/Kumara. Would look so much more balanced if Mathews were still able to bowl.

Romesh Kaluwith: "For a side that got whitewashed in 3 ODI series, lost an ODI series at home to Zimbabwe, and only managed a draw with Bangladesh, these last two ODIs have been a huge relief. Hopefully it injects some confidence to the players, especially the misfiring ODI top order."

Soham Basak: "In case any South African fan is feeling distraught at this capitulation, fret not. Just look at India's score against England and you will feel better."

8.38pm Akila Dananjaya was magnificent, and he wraps up a very good all-round performance from Sri Lanka at the Premadasa. Angelo Mathews was back to near his best, but South Africa's bowling was patchy, and I felt 299 was too big a first-innings total on this pitch. Now it looks like Sri Lanka could have defended 220 comfortably. Plenty of help for the spinners, and Dananjaya made it count by bowling brilliant lengths right through. South Africa really need to work on reading spin from the hand; they lost a home ODI series for the same reason earlier this year, against India's wristspin pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

This is South Africa's third-worst ODI defeat ever, in terms of runs.

24.4CBRLS Kumara to CJ Dala, OUT, No run, short and wide, and that is that. Sri Lanka have pulled it back to 3-2. Slaps it firmly, but can't keep it down, hits it straight to point at around waist height, and he catches it one-handed on the rebound after spilling it on the first attempt.
24.3CBRLS Kumara to CJ Dala, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, bouncer, quick one, angling into the batsman's left shoulder. Swivels round to pull, and though he's a little late on it, he plays it pretty well, stepping across and keeping his eye on the ball. Helps it away to the fine leg boundary.
24.2CBRLS Kumara to K Rabada, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, whipped away to deep square leg.
24.1CBRLS Kumara to CJ Dala, 1 run, bangs it in short outside off. Reaches out and stabs it towards third man.
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 115/9 after 144 balls.
K Rabada 11 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-29-6
CJ Dala 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 10 runs this over. 112/8 after 138 balls.
KA Maharaj 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) CBRLS Kumara 5-0-28-1
K Rabada 8 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 102/8 after 132 balls.
KA Maharaj 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-26-5
K Rabada 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 99/8 after 125 balls.
K Rabada 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) CBRLS Kumara 4-0-18-1
KA Maharaj 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 97/8 after 120 balls.
K Rabada 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-23-5
KA Maharaj 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 95/7 after 114 balls.
KA Maharaj 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) CBRLS Kumara 3-0-16-1
AL Phehlukwayo 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 94/7 after 108 balls.
Q de Kock 54 (57b 7x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-21-4
AL Phehlukwayo 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 93/6 after 102 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) CBRLS Kumara 2-0-15-1
Q de Kock 54 (56b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 89/5 after 96 balls.
Q de Kock 51 (54b 7x4 1x6 ) DM de Silva 4-0-21-1
PWA Mulder 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 85/4 after 90 balls.
Q de Kock 49 (52b 7x4 1x6 ) CBRLS Kumara 1-0-11-0
JP Duminy 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 7 runs this over. 74/4 after 84 balls.
Q de Kock 40 (48b 5x4 1x6 ) DM de Silva 3-0-17-0
JP Duminy 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 67/4 after 78 balls.
JP Duminy 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-14-0
Q de Kock 34 (43b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 63/4 after 72 balls.
Q de Kock 32 (39b 4x4 1x6 ) DM de Silva 2-0-10-0
JP Duminy 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 58/4 after 66 balls.
Q de Kock 27 (33b 3x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-10-0
JP Duminy 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 48/4 after 60 balls.
JP Duminy 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-20-3
Q de Kock 19 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 44/4 after 54 balls.
JP Duminy 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 1-0-5-0
Q de Kock 17 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 39/4 after 48 balls.
JP Duminy 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-17-3
Q de Kock 16 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 33/3 after 42 balls.
Q de Kock 11 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 4-0-22-1
H Klaasen 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 32/3 after 36 balls.
H Klaasen 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-11-2
Q de Kock 11 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 30/1 after 30 balls.
AK Markram 20 (11b 5x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 3-0-21-1
Q de Kock 10 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 21/1 after 24 balls.
AK Markram 12 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-9-0
Q de Kock 9 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 16/1 after 18 balls.
AK Markram 12 (8b 3x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 2-0-12-1
Q de Kock 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 12/1 after 12 balls.
Q de Kock 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-4-0
AK Markram 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/1 after 6 balls.
AK Markram 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 1-0-8-1
Q de Kock 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Aiden Markram at No. 3

HM AmlaB RAS Lakmal0400-
Q de KockB A Dananjaya54577194.74
AK MarkramC A Dananjaya B A Dananjaya201350153.85
RR HendricksB A Dananjaya0100-
H KlaasenLBW A Dananjaya380037.5
JP DuminyC DM de Silva B DM de Silva12131092.31
PWA MulderLBW CBRLS Kumara250040
AL PhehlukwayoC N Dickwella B A Dananjaya3140021.43
KA MaharajC RAS Lakmal B A Dananjaya8121066.67
K Rabadanot out 12181066.67
CJ DalaC DM de Silva B CBRLS Kumara5310166.67
Total 121/10
RAS Lakmal4.002215.5
A Dananjaya9.002963.22
DM de Silva4.002115.25
NLTC Perera2.001407
CBRLS Kumara5.403426