Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 14 Aug 2018, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: DM de Silva


  • Umpire1: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: LE Hannibal



Overs: 16.0 / 20.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 16.4 / 20.0

South Africa

10.30pm Mathews collects the trophy and joins his team-mates for the post-match revelry. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this tour as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Chandan Duorah.

I'll let Andrew Fernando sum up SA's tour:

Strange tour for South Africa.

Lowest Test total since readmission in the first match. (73 all out in Galle).

Lowest T20 total ever in the last match (98 all out in Khettarama).

Some rollicking ODI wins in between.

Dananjaya de Silva, Player of the Match: Nothing much (what was special?), I was just playing according to the situation. It was a good pitch, 130-140 would have been a good total. Very much (enjoying bowling spin v South Africa?). The new ball was coming onto the bat.

Chandimal: Before the game started, we thought it was a good pitch for batters. It was up and down, some sharp turn, it was tough for the batters. When you're at home watching the game, it's tough. Especially because you don't have injury. I changed some technique for the shorter format and I got an opportunity to play the emerging game and got some confidence. When I went to bat, we were one down, and after I faced four-five balls, I realised it was not a T20 wicket and just rotated strike. I just played like Test cricket. We all know South Africa are good, it was a good fight from them. Dananjaya's spell was the turning point. It's really good to come back after ODI series. The boys showed a lot of character and attitude and finish it on a winning note. It's good for the Asia Cup.

JP Duminy: In the context of the game, 30-40 runs would have made a difference. We took the positive route but it did not work. We will take a lot of positives from this tour. It wasn't a raging turner, but key is to understand options and the execution. Again, lot of positives. The seamers did the damage for us, but we were 30-40 runs short in the end. It's good to lead from the front but unfortunately did not lead with the bat. I think coming here and after losing 2-0 in Test matches, we had to change our mindset and fortunate enough we put our best foot forward in the ODIs. We have a few weeks off to rethink and get better. End of September, we have a series against Zimbabwe, hopefully we do well there.

Angelo Mathews: Towards the end, we made it difficult for us but it was fantastic bowling. We have to blame only us because we did not bat well and kept losing wickets. The experience they've got, we have to put in such a performance. You can seem the improvements in various departments. Different conditions, but we are high on confidence. We let the fans down in the ODIs but they did not give up on us.

10.06pm That is that in Colombo. What might have been had South Africa made 120? What might have been had Miller seen off three balls from Akila Dananjaya and set himself up for the seamers in the last six overs? What might have been had South Africa played an extra batsman or an allrounder? South Africa will leave Sri Lanka with these teasing thoughts.

Even as wickets tumbled around him, Chandimal, returning to action after serving his suspension, shepherded the hosts home in a tense finish. Do stick around with us for the presentation.

Jonathan: "Great to have a sensible, experienced guy back in the team! Welldone, SL end the tour with 3 straight wins..onwards and upwards!"

PraveenD: "This match shows you at least 1 player like Chandimal should be in the team to hold one side in a collapse.Well played Chandi !!!"

chandana perera: "hathuru & SL team should be pleased with these performances after run down by SA in first 3 ODIs..."

RiwajAdhikari: "So overall tour : SA 3 - SL 5 Limited overs : SA 3 - SL 3. Good Series overall."

15.6L Ngidi to I Udana, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Shot, Udana! He seals it for Sri Lanka with a text-book style straight drive. With short leg in place, Ngidi pitches it up on middle, 143.2ks, Udana picks up the length. He presses forward and drives it smoothly straight past the bowler.
15.5L Ngidi to LD Chandimal, 1 run, good length on a fourth-stump line, Chandimal stretches out, meets the pitch, and push-drives the ball to the left of Amla at short cover.
15.4L Ngidi to LD Chandimal, 2 runs, full-toss, on the pads, whipped away to deep midwicket.
15.3L Ngidi to LD Chandimal, 2 runs, just short of a good length and outside off, Chandimal jumps back and flays a cut to the left of sweeper cover. Klaasen in the deep throws himself to his left to stop the ball.
15.2L Ngidi to LD Chandimal, No run, short and angling into a push to mid-on.
15.1L Ngidi to LD Chandimal, No run, back of a length and slanting in at off, leans back and jabs to point.
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 90/7 after 90 balls.
I Udana 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 1-0-2-1
LD Chandimal 31 (28b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 88/6 after 83 balls.
A Dananjaya 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Dala 4-0-22-2
LD Chandimal 30 (26b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13.  A maiden over! 83/6 after 78 balls.
A Dananjaya 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 4-1-26-2
LD Chandimal 28 (23b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 83/5 after 71 balls.
LD Chandimal 28 (22b 3x4 1x6 ) CJ Dala 3-0-17-2
NLTC Perera 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

James: "If SA had scored another 20-30, this would be close."

End of over 11. 13 runs this over. 79/4 after 66 balls.
MD Shanaka 14 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 3-0-26-1
LD Chandimal 27 (21b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 66/4 after 60 balls.
LD Chandimal 26 (20b 3x4 1x6 ) CJ Dala 2-0-13-1
MD Shanaka 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 64/4 after 54 balls.
MD Shanaka 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 2-0-13-1
LD Chandimal 25 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 63/3 after 48 balls.
LD Chandimal 25 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) CJ Dala 1-0-11-1
AD Mathews 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 52/2 after 41 balls.
DM de Silva 25 (22b 4x4 1x6 ) K Rabada 4-0-24-2
LD Chandimal 20 (15b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Free-hit coming up

End of over 6. 12 runs this over. 46/2 after 35 balls.
LD Chandimal 19 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) T Shamsi 1-0-12-0
DM de Silva 21 (16b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Kavindu : "Is it just me or Klassen looks a bit like George Bailey? " --- More like Guptill

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 34/2 after 30 balls.
DM de Silva 21 (16b 3x4 1x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-18-2
LD Chandimal 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 14 runs this over. 29/2 after 24 balls.
DM de Silva 21 (14b 3x4 1x6 ) L Ngidi 2-0-16-0
LD Chandimal 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 15/2 after 18 balls.
DM de Silva 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-13-2
LD Chandimal 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 8/2 after 12 balls.
LD Chandimal 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 1-0-2-0
DM de Silva 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/1 after 5 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 1-0-6-1
LD Chandimal 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

jannie: "0.4 balls ... Rabada strikes bruv ;)" --- Apologies, this has been fixed

MDKJ PereraC T Shamsi B K Rabada3300100
BKG MendisLBW K Rabada130033.33
LD Chandimalnot out 363331109.09
DM de SilvaC AL Phehlukwayo B CJ Dala312642119.23
AD MathewsC H Klaasen B T Shamsi0300-
MD ShanakaC RR Hendricks B CJ Dala161630100
NLTC PereraB T Shamsi0200-
A DananjayaB JP Duminy270028.57
I Udananot out 5510100
PADLR Sandakan -
CAK Rajitha -
Total 99/7
K Rabada4.002426
L Ngidi3.002508.33
T Shamsi4.012626.5
CJ Dala4.002225.5
JP Duminy1.00212