South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (T20)

Date: Friday, 22 March, 2019 IST Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs

180/3
Overs
20.0
R/R
9
Fours
16
Sixes
5
Extras
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
JP Duminy (C) not out 33 17 2 2
David Miller not out 9 9 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Lasith Malinga 4 0 26 1
Isuru Udana 4 0 39 1
164/9
Overs
20.0
R/R
8.2
Fours
16
Sixes
8
Extras
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Isuru Udana not out 84 48 8 6
Jeffrey Vandersay not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Dale Steyn 3 0 34 2
Chris Morris 4 1 32 3
  • 181 needed to win. Any given side can chase or defend. However, given Sri Lanka's lackluster performance with the bat, the chances of 180 being defended appear higher. Stay tuned...
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is on the sidelines for an interview with Mike Haysman. He says that his team is confident of chasing this total down. Reckons they did not execute their plans with the ball but still believe that they can win. Mentions it is tough to be a bowler in these conditions. Informs us it was fun watching the previous game from the dug out. Hopes that his team's openers can provide a good start and signs off by saying that Sri Lanka are quite upbeat about chasing down the target since the ball is coming on to the bat well.
  • South Africa will be happy with the total but they will believe they could have got 20 more. Some tactical decisions - like sending Duminy ahead of the in-form Miller could backfire. Duminy did end up scoring 33 from 17 balls but the first few deliveries he took to get adjusted, could prove the decisive factor. Hendricks did good justice to his World Cup chances with a fluent half century while Rassie van der Dussen continues to knock on the doors for a visa to travel in the month of May.
  • There is nothing in the pitch but Lasith Malinga was once again at his best. 4-0-26-1 on a day with nothing happening from the heavens or from the surface beneath. But he did not get much support from the rest. Akila Dananjaya and Jeffrey Vandersay tried exerting some control in the middle overs but could not quite take wickets. Eventually, the Hendricks-van der Dussen stand started to pick out the bones and the run rate started to rise. At one stage, even 200 was looking likely but the Lankans managed to dish in some quiet overs after Hendricks was dismissed.
  • That is a more than competitive total posted by the Proteas. 180 is a good score on any track and the home side will back itself to defend this one. Having said that, the Proteas will know that this is a good pitch and if they scored 180, Sri Lanka too, can get 181.
  • 19.6 FOUR! How did David Miller pick that? Outstanding shot from him. Full again on leg, Miller looks to flick but loses balance. His right leg is in the air but somehow, he connects his flick shot well and sends the ball whistling through square leg for a boundary! 15 runs from the final over and SOUTH AFRICA FINISH ON 180/3!
  • 19.5 Full on middle, Duminy flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.4 NOT OUT! Wow. An inside edge has been detected. Sri Lanka lose their review. Full on leg, Miller looked to flick but got hit on the pads. Thisara Perera appealed but the umpire shook his head. Thisara was convinced that he wanted the review and Malinga agreed. However, Ultra Edge showed a spike when the ball went past the bat.
  • A review. In the final over of the innings. Thisara has convinced Malinga that Miller is plumb LBW. The southpaw has been caught on the pads while attempting a flick. Where did the ball pitch? Where did it hit?
  • 19.3 Full on middle, Duminy flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.2 Full on middle, Duminy drives it straight past the bowler through mid on. The long on fielder cuts it off. The batsmen get two runs.
  • Oops... some communication or miscommunication. Malinga wants mid off up. Thisara wants mid off back. There is a lot of time-wasting done and eventually, the mid off fielder drops back.
  • 19.1 SIX! Nice start to the last over for South Africa. THAT IS WHACKED AWAY! Full on leg, Duminy flicks it over square leg for a biggie.
  • Thisara Perera comes on to bowl the final over as the song, 'We will, we will, rock you!' is being played loudly in the stands. Can South Africa cross 180?
  • 18.6 Length delivery on middle, Duminy flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 8 runs off the Malinga over. 165/3
  • 18.5 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Miller looks to swing at this one but gets beaten on this one. It goes towards Dickwella who fumbles and gives the batsmen an easy run. The umpire gives it as a bye.
  • 18.4 On a good length on middle, Miller looks to slog but misses the line completely.
  • 18.3 Short delivery again, Duminy pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 18.2 FOUR! Wonderful shot. Short of a length delivery, Duminy pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
  • 18.1 Length delivery on leg, Miller looks to flick but gets hit low on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 17.6 SIX! Superb shot! This is JP Duminy at his best. Full and outside off, Duminy takes the aerial route and lofts it over covers for a maximum. Again, the bottom hand comes into play. 15 runs have come from the over. This is terrific batting from South Africa. 157/3
  • 17.5 Length delivery on off, David plays it towards point for a single.
  • 17.4 Short delivery, Duminy pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.4 WIDE! Harsh call from the umpire. This was bowled wide outside off, Duminy moves well across the stumps and lets it go. Dickwella and Udana argue with the umpire that Duminy was well across the sticks but the umpire says that the ball was further than the second wide line. Replays do not seem to show that...
  • 17.3 FOUR! WHAT A SHOT! Great use of the bottom hand from Duminy. Full and outside off, JP Duminy hits it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 17.2 Short delivery, Miller pulls it over mid on for a single.
  • 17.1 Full and outside off, almost a yorker, squeezed down to long on for a single.
  • 16.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 142/3
  • 16.5 A loud shout for LBW, turned down. Probably the impact was outside off. The skidder, outside off, Duminy stayed back to work it to the leg side but missed and was hit on the pads. Akila smiles after the appeal is turned down. Probably he too realizes that the impact was outside off, when Dickwella told him.
  • 16.4 Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 16.3 Full and around off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 16.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • Here he is. Killer Miller. At number 5.
  • 16.1 OUT! BOWLED! The dangerous Rassie departs after a well made 64. A much needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka. It was a tossed up delivery on middle, van der Dussen came down the track to go big but ended up yorking himself. The ball sneaked through and disturbed the timber. The hosts lose their third wicket and this could be a big dent in their final score.
  • 15.6 Full again on middle, van der Dussen drives it towards mid on for a single. 10 runs have come from the over. 138/2
  • 15.6 WIDE! Bowls full and wide outside off, Dussen looks to go after this one but misses it.
  • 15.5 FOUR! Poor delivery from Isru Udana. Low full toss on middle, van der Dussen flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 15.4 Bowls a slower ball on off, Duminy plays it towards covers for a run.
  • 15.3 On a length outside off, Dussen looks to slog but it goes off the inner half of the bat towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 15.2 Full and outside off, Duminy plays it towards covers for a single.
  • 15.1 Low full toss outside off, Rassie drives it through mid off for a single.
  • Isuru Udana is back on. 2-0-14-1 so far.
  • 14.6 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 128/2
  • 14.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 14.4 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • JP Duminy walks in next.
  • 14.3 OUT! Caught! The slower ball does the trick for Malinga. Rolls his fingers over the ball, lands it on a length, Hendricks looks to flick but is a touch early into the shot. The ball takes the leading edge and dies down towards mid off but Kamindu Mendis comes running in, keeps his eyes on the ball and dives forward to take a wonderful catch. The 116-run association is broken at last. Can Sri Lanka pull things back from here?
  • 14.2 Nothing much on the Free Hit, just a pull off a short ball behind square leg. A run taken.
  • 14.2 A NO BALL NOW. Not for overstepping. But because this is the second high bouncer of the over and accordingly signalled. Another slower ball bouncer, this time Rassie goes for the pull but misses.
  • FREE HIT TIME.
  • 14.2 WIDE. A slower bouncer, around off, van der Dussen thinks about the pull but then bails out. Wide signalled for height.
  • 14.1 FOUR! How did he play that? And what did he play? Full and wide outside off, van der Dussen reaches out and carves a square drive behind point for a boundary!
  • Lasith Malinga returns. 2-0-10-0 so far.
  • 13.6 50 for Rassie van der Dussen. 2nd T20I fifty for him. It has been an outstanding innings from him. On a length on middle, Rassie flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen change ends. 8 runs have come from the over. They can get to 210 from here. 118/1
  • 13.5 Floated on middle, Reeza drives it towards mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Terrific shot. Full and outside off, Hendricks drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • 13.3 Full on off, Hendricks drives it to mid off.
  • 13.2 Short delivery on off, van der Dussen pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 13.1 Short and outside off, Hendricks makes room and cuts it towards point where Dhananjaya de Silva does well to stop it. The batsmen take a run. Brilliant fielding from Dhananjaya.
  • 12.6 On middle and off, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 110/1
  • 12.5 Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total.
  • 12.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
  • 12.3 MISFIELD, FOUR! Ordinary from Udana. Full and outside off, Hendricks leans and drives it through cover-point. Isuru Udana gets to the ball from sweeper cover but in his anxiety to pick the ball up, he loses focus and the ball slips through.
  • 12.2 FOUR! FIFTY FOR HENDRICKS! After a slow start, Reeza has slowly picked his pace. Short and outside off, Hendricks goes back and cuts it through point for a boundary!
  • 12.1 A left-arm to start. Around off, van der Dussen comes down the track and pushes it down to long off for a single.
  • Kamindu Mendis into the attack now. What will he bowl first? Left-arm or right-arm?
  • 11.6 Tossed up on middle, Hendricks plays it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs. Good bowling by Vandersay. Just 4 runs from the over. 98/1
  • 11.5 Full on middle, Rassie drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • 11.4 Full toss on off, van der Dussen again plays a reverse sweep to short third man.
  • 11.3 Floated on middle, Dussen plays a reverse sweep to short third man.
  • 11.2 Short and outside off, Rassie looks to cut but misses it.
  • 11.1 Tossed up on middle, Hendricks tucks it towards the leg side for a single.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is back into the attack.
  • 10.6 Flicks this through mid-wicket for a couple. A dozen from this over to follow 19 from the previous one. Is 200 on? 94/1
  • 10.5 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 10.4 FOUR! Hendricks is meaning business now. Dropped short, Reeza goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for another boundary!
  • 10.3 FOUR! Lovely shot. Full and outside off, Hendricks comes down the track and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
  • 10.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 10.1 Comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short delivery, Hendricks pulls it through square leg for a boundary. A massive over for the Proteas. 19 from it. 82/1
  • 9.5 On the shorter side, van der Dussen plays it towards square leg for a run.
  • 9.4 SIX! Second six in the over. This is even better from Rassie. Full on off, van der Dussen moves across and plays a slog over mid-wicket again for a maximum. This is just demolishing the bowlers.
  • 9.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 9.2 Dropped short, pulled away for a single.
  • 9.1 SIX! Out of the park! What about that for a strike. Rassie is turning it on here. Length delivery on middle, van der Dussen plays a slog over mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 8.6 The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. The fielding side is asking the question. The umpire decides the batsman is not out. 63/1
  • 8.5 Dropped short, Hendricks goes back and drags it via a pull wide of long on. Two runs taken.
  • 8.4 Full again, driven through the covers for a couple more.
  • 8.3 Very full outside off, punched through the covers for one.
  • 8.2 A full toss now, outside off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 8.1 Full and outside off, eased through mid off for a single.
  • 7.6 On a length on middle, Rassie nudges it towards square leg for a run. 11 runs have come from this over. Big over for the hosts. 56/1
  • 7.5 SIX! First six of the innings. WHAT A SHOT! Outstanding batting from Rassie. Low full toss on off, van der Dussen gets on one knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 7.4 Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.3 On a length and outside off, Dussen covers the line of the stumps and plays it towards covers for a single.
  • 7.2 Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.1 Full on middle, Dussen flicks it wide of mid on for a single.
  • Thisara Perera is now onto bowl.
  • 6.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 45/1
  • 6.5 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.4 Another wrong 'un, outside off, Reeza looks to push it through the off side but is beaten by the ball spinning in. Goes right through his legs and the keeper fumbles but manages to cling on and save byes.
  • 6.3 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.2 Outside off, steered through third man for three.
  • 6.1 Full and down the leg side, a googly, Hendricks misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
  • 5.6 Floated on middle, Reeza drives it through mid on for a run. Expensive over from Akila. 11 runs have come from the over. At the end of Powerplay, South Africa are 39/1. 39/1
  • The keeper has spotted something and asked the bowler to stop right away. Maybe a fielder in the wrong place...
  • 5.5 Full on middle, Dussen drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 5.4 Tossed up on middle, Reeza flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Reeza Hendricks. Terrific shot. Floated outside off, Hendricks plays it over wide mid off for a boundary.
  • 5.2 FOUR! This is good batting for South Africa. Tossed up on middle, Hendricks comes down the track and hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 5.1 Tossed up on off, Hendricks plays it to point.
  • 4.6 On a good length on middle, Hendricks cuts it towards point for a run. 8 runs have come from the over. 28/1
  • 4.5 On a length on middle, Dussen nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 4.4 Full on off, Rassie drives it straight back towards the bowler where Udana stops it with his left foot.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Nice shot. He made good use of his feet. Length delivery on middle, Dussen comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 4.2 Full on middle, Hendricks drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 4.1 Full on leg, Rassie looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run.
  • 3.6 Full on middle, Hendricks drives it to mid on. Good start from Akila Dananjaya. Just 4 runs from the over. 20/1
  • 3.5 Tossed up on middle, Dussen plays it towards mid on for a run.
  • 3.4 Tossed up on middle and leg, Hendricks flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.3 Flighted delivery on leg, Markram flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.2 Floated on middle, Reeza flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 3.1 Tossed up on middle, Hendricks defends it out.
  • Time for spin. Akila Dananjaya is into the attack.
  • 2.6 Outside off, punched through point for a brace. 16/1
  • 2.5 Outside off, on a good length, Rassie plays inside the line and is beaten as the ball moves away.
  • 2.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 2.3 Outside off, pushed straight to point.
  • 2.2 Outside off, on a length, Hendricks plays away from the body and pushes it loosely, behind point for a single.
  • 2.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Cracking shot from Rassie van der Dussen. First ball boundary for him. Full and outside off, Dussen drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary. 6 runs and a wicket from this over. 13/1
  • Rassie van der Dussen is the new batsman in.
  • 1.5 OUT! Not a great debut for Markram! He looked to cut loose and the ball was available but he holes out at mid on. A fuller length ball on the pads, Aiden looked to flick it over the head of mid on for a boundary but he does not generate enough power. The ball lobs up and goes to the right of mid on where Malinga moves and takes a good catch. Maybe the batsman should have looked to go a little more squarer there, the bat turned in his hand as he played the shot. A tad early into the attempted loft as well. Anyways, Sri Lanka have struck early here, just the start they would have liked.
  • 1.4 Full on leg, Hendricks flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 1.3 On a good length on middle, Hendricks defends it from the crease.
  • 1.2 On a length on middle, Aiden flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.1 On a good length on middle, Markram defends it off the back foot.
  • Isuru Udana to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Short and outside off, Aiden cuts it through point for a run. 7 runs came off the over. Good start for South Africa. 7/0
  • 0.5 Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 0.4 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Hendricks looks to slash hard but misses due to the outward movement on this one.
  • 0.3 On a good length on off, Hendricks plays it to point.
  • 0.2 FOUR! First boundary for South Africa. Short and outside off, Hendricks smashes it through point for a boundary. That went like a tracer bullet.
  • 0.1 Starts with a good length on middle, Markram plays it towards third man for a single. Aiden Markram is off the mark.
  • We are all set to begin. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram will open the batting for South Africa. Lasith Malinga will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
  • TEAM CHANGES - Plenty of changes. Amongst the ones worth noticing, Sinethemba Qeshile is making his debut for the hosts and surprisingly, Aiden Markram is also making his debut.
  • TOSS - Time for the toss. Sri Lanka have won the toss and have elected to field first.
  • Hello and a warm welcome to the second T20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Centurion. The hosts won a close match in the last game thanks to the Super Over. They will be missing their main players. JP Duminy will be captaining the side and he would want his team to put up a better batting performance today. David Miller may continue his keeping duties. On the other hand, Sri Lanka would be confident and would take inspiration from their last game and play better in this one. They need to bat well because that has been their weakness in the ODI series as well. The bowlers have done well and would look to emulate the same performance as in the last game.

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Right! 2-0 to South Africa, or shall we say, 7-0 to the Proteas, ever since the Tests ended. The Lankans simply have found no arsenal to build on their Test series win and will need to find some magic to try and avoid a whitewash. Do join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Johannesburg at 2.30 pm local (1230 GMT) for all the action from the third and final T20I. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious South African skipper, JP Duminy, feels that it is a very satisfying series win, albeit with a few areas to brush up upon but reckons that it was a complete performance in this game. Praises Hendricks and van der Dussen for staging that century partnership. On Steyn, he calls him a champion, setting things himself in the Powerplay, along with Chris Morris. On Morris, he is amazed with the stuff he provides with the new ball and also at the end. Praises Isuru Udana for his terrific knock but will take the win. On his dropped catch and then affecting the run out. JP says that he was fortunate that the ball did not go far after he dropped it. Is looking forward for the final game on Sunday, aiming to end the series on a high.
  • RASSIE VAN DER DUSSEN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his record stand with Hendricks, Rassie says that both the players compliment each other nicely and enjoyed their partnership. Adds that Hendricks scores in different areas than him and hence bowling to both of them would be difficult and the pair exploited exactly that. On his World Cup chances, van der Dussen says that he can only work on the opportunities he gets and continue to work harder. On his game plans, Rassie says that one just needs to be aware about all oppositions, one's strengths and one's weaknesses. Adds that now he will rest but tomorrow he will check and analyze how he played tonight.
  • Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, feels that the Lankans bowled well at the start but lost it towards the end. Reckons that 175 was a gettable target on a good pitch like this. Praises Isuru Udana for his fight but laments the lack of support for him. Admits that the first six overs need a partnership to set the tone, which is the talk in the dressing room but throughout the tour, his team has not had it and hopes that the players learn. Praises Udana again for knowing his responsibility and batting sensibly. On himself being 2 wickets away from becoming the leading wicket-taker in T20Is, Malinga smiles and says that he will continue giving his best and just try to restrict the flow of runs. On his near future, Lasith says that he will continue to play as long as his body allows him to and will give it his all in every game.
  • Save aside that assault from Udana, otherwise it was a good bowling scorecard for the home side. Dale Steyn struck twice in the very first over while Morris broke the backbone of the Lankan innings taking 2 in one over. Sipamla had a tough outing but Pretorius and Shamsi ensured that things were in control. Please do stay tuned for the presentation...
  • An unbeaten 84 from 48 balls, with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Spare a thought for this man - Isuru Udana Tillakaratna. He came out all guns blazing and took the Protean attack to the cleaners, bashing everyone. Had he got some support at the other end, who knows, Sri Lanka might have even pulled off a coup.
  • Chasing 181 to win, one needed a good start, if one is a batting team. Instead, South Africa got a terrific start with the ball. 1/1, 5/2, 31/3, 31/4, 56/5... the wickets just kept falling one after the other. In fact at one stage, the Lankans were falling well short of even 100 but Udana's heroics got them so close.
  • Not a bad effort from Sri Lanka at all. Sorry. From Isuru Udana. He has single-handedly brought the Lankans so close, probably within a couple of bad balls within victory. But to be honest, the Lankans did not deserve to win and they did not.
  • 19.6 Outside off, pushed towards long on for a single to end the game. JUST A 16-RUN VICTORY FOR SA.
  • 19.5 SIX! Ho ho ho! The match might be over but not the effort. A short ball, Udana launches into this one and pummels it over mid-wicket!
  • 19.4 A short ball, outside off, Isuru pulls it uppishly but it almost carries to Reeza Hendricks at deep mid-wicket who dives to take it. Replays show that it was a touch short.
  • 19.3 SAFE! Comedy of errors. Slower ball, fuller outside off, Udana reaches out to sweep and drags it through mid-wicket. He is initially happy with the single but Vandersay is halfway down the track to shake hands with him. Seeing Udana stationary, Vandersay stops. But now, Isuru starts to run. There is a run out on offer at the striker's end but the throw comes at the bowler's end who fumbles. By that time, Vandersay gets in. Now, Sipamla picks the ball and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. The keeper collects the ball and disturbs the stumps and appeals. It is referred upstairs but replays show that Udana's dive has got him in. Two runs overall.
  • Confusion, confusion! Is it a run out in the end?
  • 19.2 Misses out. Without any illegal delivery, this match is done. Full and outside off, IU gives himself room to the leg side again, aims to go off side but finds short extra cover.
  • 19.1 SIX! Udana continues his party. Moves to 75! Full and outside off, Isuru gives himself room to the leg side, waits for the ball to come to him and swings it over long off!
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is the last man in. Lutho Sipamla will bowl the final over.
  • 18.6 OUT! TIMBER! Chris Morris has the last laugh. Perfect yorker on middle, Malinga makes room and looks to drive but misses it and gets bowled. He had no clue about that and he paid the price for it. Expensive over from South Africa. 16 runs and a wicket have come from the over. Sri Lanka need 32 runs in the last over to win the match. 149/9
  • 18.5 FOUR! Third boundary of the over. Full toss and outside off, Malinga looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 18.4 Full on middle, Udana lofts it over mid on for a run.
  • 18.3 SIX! Stand and deliver stuff from Isuru Udana. Full on middle, Udana lofts this straight down the ground for a maximum. He is a player to watch out for.
  • 18.3 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Udana does well to duck under it. The umpire gives it a wide for height.
  • 18.2 FOUR! Terrific shot. Full and outside off, Udana smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 18.1 Full on off, Udana drives it to covers.
  • Chris Morris is back on.
  • 17.6 FOUR! JUST OVER THE STUMPS! Floated outside off, Malinga looks to defend but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and goes over the stumps to the fine leg fence! 133/8
  • 17.5 Full and around middle, Malinga looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Lasith Malinga comes in at number 10, replacing Akila.
  • 17.4 OUT! TIMBER! There goes the 8th wicket. Sri Lanka do not have choice as they have to go for the shots. Floated well outside off, Dananjaya looks to play against the turn, looking to play the slog sweep but in the process, drags it back onto the stumps.
  • 17.3 TOP EDGE AND SAFE! Flighted delivery on middle, Udana looks to go big but gets a top edge on this one. It lands in no man's land. It goes towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.2 Tossed up on off, Udana looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Great start to the over. Tossed up on middle, Udana gets on one knee and plays a reverse sweep between point and third man for a boundary.
  • 16.6 IN THE AIR AND SAFE! Short delivery, Udana looks to heave it over mid on but gets a top edge. It lands in no man's land. The batsmen take a single. In the process Udana breaks his bat. 33 runs have come from the last two overs. 124/7
  • 16.5 Bowls a short of a length delivery, Udana looks to hook but misses it completely.
  • 16.4 SIX! That is colossal! Maiden T20I fifty for him. Outstanding stuff from him. Length delivery on middle, Udana lofts this cleanly over mid-wicket for a maximum! That has gone out of the park!
  • 16.3 FOUR! Off the inner half! Udana will not mind. He moves to 46! A short ball, around off, Isuru swings hard but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat, past a diving short fine leg to the fence behind!
  • 16.2 FOUR! WHOOSH! Udana is enjoying himself here. A length ball, outside off, Isuru gets his front leg out of the way and smashes it over cover for a boundary!
  • 16.1 A length ball outside off, slower in pace, Udana swings hard but misses.
  • Lutho Sipamla returns. 2-0-12-0 so far.
  • 15.6 Floated on off, Isuru plays it towards point for a run. 18 runs have come from the over. Very big over for Sri Lanka and a much-needed one. Sri Lanka need 68 runs in 24 balls. 109/7
  • 15.5 Tossed up on middle, Udana looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
  • 15.4 SIX! Nice use of the Free Hit. Second six of the over. Full toss on middle, Udana lofts it over mid on for a maximum.
  • 15.4 NO BALL! Forget the catch, JP Duminy has overstepped! Full toss on leg, Udana lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes to Markram at long on who takes an excellent catch just before the ropes. He is not sure whether he has touched the ropes or not and throws the ball back in play. All that effort in vain. The next ball will be a Free Hit.
  • Is that a catch? Aiden Markram has taken a cool catch at long on but he is not sure. Wants the umpire to check it upstairs.
  • 15.3 FOUR! They need more of these. Tossed up outside off, Udana looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 15.2 SIX! Short delivery on leg, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 15.1 Tossed up on middle, Udana plays a reverse sweep to short third man.
  • Duminy brings himself on now.
  • 14.6 Full toss on off, Udana drives it towards mid off for a single. 91/7
  • 14.5 Full on off, Dananjaya drives it towards covers for a run.
  • 14.4 Full and outside off, Udana drives it through covers for a run.
  • 14.3 Full on off, Udana drives it to mid off.
  • 14.2 FOUR! Length delivery on middle, Udana looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • Chris Morris is back into the attack.
  • 14.1 Full on off, Udana drives it to mid off.
  • 13.6 Length delivery on middle, Udana nudges it towards square leg for a run. 84/7
  • 13.5 OUT! That is simply superb from the skipper! It is ironic to say that it is a superb piece of fielding when the fielder drops a sitter but seeing what he has produced after that, makes your hair stand on end. Let us go event by event. Full and outside off, Udana swings high and handsome in the air. The ball almost touches the stratosphere and when it comes down, Duminy is waiting for it at cover. But he is not able to judge the downward path and catches it away from his body, or rather, looks to do so. Puts it down. But then, here comes the main stuff. Duminy gets up in a flash, quickly sensing that the batsmen are looking for the single. Dhananjaya de Silva has come a long way down but Udana has gone nowhere. Duminy quickly picks up the ball and has an under-arm shy at the bowler's end. Hits them and celebrates. The umpire refers it upstairs and replays show that de Silva is well short.
  • Akila Dananjaya walks in next.
  • DROPPED, YET OUT? JP Duminy has put down a sitter but has he claimed a run out via a direct hit? He is confident while the umpire has sent it upstairs. Dhananjaya de Silva is the man in question.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery outside off, Udana lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 13.3 Length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 13.2 Full on middle, Udana drives it through mid on for a single.
  • 13.1 On a good length on off, Udana defends it off the back foot.
  • Lutho Sipamla is back on. 1-0-4-0 so far.
  • 12.6 Length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya guides it towards the keeper. 76/6
  • 12.5 Full and outside off, Udana pushes it towards covers. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 12.4 Full on off, Udana drives it to covers.
  • 12.3 Short delivery, Dhananjaya pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.2 Short and outside off, Udana cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 12.1 Short and outside off, Dhananjaya cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 11.6 Floated on off, Udana plays it to point. 72/6
  • 11.5 Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 11.4 Floated on off, Udana defends it towards the off side. The batsmen take a run.
  • 11.3 Play and a miss! That missed the off stump by a whisker. Tossed up just outside off, Udana looks to defend but gets beaten due to the spin on this one.
  • 11.2 Floated on off, Udana keeps it out.
  • 11.1 Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.6 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 69/6
  • 10.5 Around off, de Silva hops and blocks.
  • 10.4 Short and wide outside off, punched off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Good shot! A length ball outside the off stump, Isuru Udana lifts this over the covers for a boundary.
  • 10.2 On a length and top of off stump, Udana defends from the crease.
  • 10.1 On the pads, worked away wristily for a single by de Silva.
  • 9.6 Huge shout for LBW, turned down. Inside edge, perhaps. Full and around middle, Udana lunges forward to defend but the ball spins in and takes the inside edge, before hitting him on the pads. 62/6
  • 9.5 Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
  • Isuru Udana walks in now.
  • 9.4 OUT! Edged and taken! Shamsi amongst the wickets now. Full and outside off, the googly, Perera pushes at it, lunging well away from the body and gets a thick outside edge. Simple catch to JP Duminy at first slip.
  • 9.3 Full and outside off, pushed through the covers.
  • 9.2 Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 9.1 Down the leg side, flicked through fine leg for a single.
  • 8.6 Length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it towards square leg for a run. Great over from Pretorius. 5 runs and a wicket have come from the over. 61/5
  • 8.5 Bowls it wide and outside off, Angelo reaches and plays it towards mid off for a single.
  • 8.5 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer outside off, Angelo does well to duck under it. The umpire gives it a wide for head height.
  • 8.4 Short of a length delivery, Dhananjaya pulls it towards square leg for a single.
  • 8.3 On a good length on off, Dhananjaya de Silva defends it off the back foot.
  • 8.2 Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva comes in at number 7, replacing Thisara.
  • 8.1 OUT! Top edge and taken! Sri Lanka are a sorry 56/5. A short ball, around middle, Thisara looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball has gone nowhere and the keeper gets under it. Simple catch and Thisara is out of here.
  • 7.6 Short and outside off, Thisara cuts it towards point for a run. What an over from Tabraiz Shamsi. Just 3 runs from the over. 56/4
  • 7.5 Tossed up outside off, Thisara looks to cut but gets beaten on this one due to the away spin on this one.
  • 7.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Angelo looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The batsmen change ends.
  • 7.3 Floated on middle, Angelo flicks it to the leg side.
  • 7.2 Short and outside off, Thisara cuts it towards point for a single.
  • 7.1 BEAUTY OF A DELIVERY! Tossed up outside off, Perera looks to drive but gets beaten due to the away turn on this one.
  • Spin time. Tabraiz Shamsi to bowl.
  • 6.6 IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Short of a length delivery, Angelo pulls it over mid-wicket. It lands in no man's land. The batsmen pick up a couple. 53/4
  • 6.5 Full on off, Thisara drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 6.4 50 up for Sri Lanka. Short and outside off, Angelo cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 6.4 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Angelo does well to duck under it. The umpire gives it a wide for height.
  • 6.3 Full on middle, Thisara drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 6.2 On a good length on middle, Thisara looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 6.1 Full on off, Thisara drives it to mid off.
  • Pretorius time.
  • 5.6 Short and outside off, Angelo cuts it to point. After the Powerplay, Sri Lanka are 47/4. 47/4
  • 5.5 On a good length on middle, Angelo plays it straight towards the bowler who fumbles. He suddenly wants a run but Thisara does the right thing in sending him back as mid off backs up quickly.
  • 5.4 Again on a good length on off, Angelo defends it off the back foot.
  • 5.3 On a good length and outside off, Angelo Perera plays it to point.
  • 5.2 Outside off, Perera hangs his bat outside off and is beaten by pace.
  • 5.1 FOUR! WHAM! Full and outside off, Angelo drives it powerfully straight back down the ground. Thisara just about gets his bat out of the way. The ball rockets down to the long on fence.
  • Lutho Sipamla into the action now.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Perera smashes it through point for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. They need big overs like this. 43/4
  • 4.5 SIX! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery, Thisara pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a biggie. The third umpire wants to check whether the ball has hit the ropes directly or not. The replays show that the ball hit directly in the rope.
  • 4.4 Length delivery outside off, Perera plays it towards point for a single.
  • 4.3 On a good length on off, Angelo Perera defends it off the back foot.
  • 4.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 4.1 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • Who is in next? Angelo Perera is the name. Sri Lanka need a partnership.
  • 3.6 OUT! Caught behind and it is 2 in 2 for Morris! A double-wicket maiden for Morris and the visitors are in a massive pool of trouble. On a good length, outside off, Kamindu just pokes at it. But the ball moves away and takes the thinnest of outside edges. Sinethemba Qeshile hears the nick and straightaway celebrates. The umpire acknowledges. This over might have just broken the Lankan backbone. 31/4
  • Kamindu Mendis walks in at number 5, replacing Dickwella. Fresh from a fine 41 in a low-scoring thriller in the previous game.
  • 3.5 OUT! Niroshan Dickwella gives his wicket cheaply. Soft dismissal. After 4 dot balls, Morris gets a wicket. Full on middle, Dickwella looks to loft it over mid on but does not get the timing on it. It goes straight to Lutho Sipamla who takes a comfortable catch. The hosts are three down in no time. Sri Lanka need 150 runs in 97 balls.
  • 3.4 Full and swinging down the leg side, Niroshan misses his flick, loses balance and is hit on the pads.
  • 3.3 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 3.2 A short ball again, Dickwella looks to hook but misses.
  • 3.1 Short and outside off, punched through point where Aiden Markram dives to his left and makes a splendid stop.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Third boundary of the over. Short and outside off, Perera cuts it through point for a boundary. 17 runs have come from the over. Expensive over from South Africa. 31/2
  • 2.5 Length delivery on middle, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards leg side. The batsmen take a run.
  • 2.4 Length delivery on middle, the keeper-batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 2.3 FOUR! This is even beeter from Niroshan Dickwella. Length delivery on middle, Dickwella plays a scoop over short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 2.2 SIX! First six in the innings for Sri Lanka. Short delivery, Dickwella pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. They need more of this.
  • 2.1 On a good length on off, Dickwella defends it out.
  • 1.6 Length delivery on off, Niroshan guides it towards third man for a run. 9 runs have come from the over. 14/2
  • 1.5 FOUR! Poor delivery from Morris. Full and down the leg side, Dickwella flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 1.4 Short and outside off, Perera slaps it through covers for a run.
  • 1.3 Full and outside off, Perera drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 1.2 On a good length and outside off, Niroshan guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 1.1 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to defend but misses due to the away swing on this one.
  • Surprise surprise! A promotion for Thisara Perera to number 4. Meanwhile, it will be Chris Morris to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 OUT! Gone! Steyn has two in an over! After a poor delivery the last one, Dale bowls this peach. Lands it on middle and off and on a good length. It shapes away late. Mendis was looking to drive down the ground but the movement knocks the top of off stump after going past the bat. The batsman is almost floored by that ball. Reminds us of the Steyn of the past. Fiery! This match already starting to look in favour of the hosts now! 5/2
  • 0.5 FOUR! This time the ball finds the ropes. First boundary for Sri Lanka. A length ball on the hips, Mendis flicks it away aerially but in the gap through backward square leg. Fine leg has no time to get around that ball and stop it.
  • 0.4 Rippa! A length delivery outside off and shapes away viciously. Mendis wanted to defend that one but the movement had him clueless.
  • Kusal Mendis is in at number 3, earlier than he would have liked for sure!
  • 0.3 OUT! First breakthrough for South Africa. Steyn bowls on a good length on middle, Fernando is early into the shot while looking to flick but gets beaten for pace. The bat turns in his hands. The ball lobs up in the air and goes towards mid-wicket where Shamsi takes the simplest of catches. A unique celebration follows. The visitors need 180 runs in 117 balls.
  • 0.2 Again on a good length on off, Fernando defends it out.
  • 0.1 Starts with a good length on off, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an outside edge due to the away movement on this one. It goes towards third man for a run.
  • We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Niroshan Dickwella and Avishka Fernando will open the batting for Sri Lanka. Dale Steyn will start the proceedings for South Africa.

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254