South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (T20)

Date: Sunday, 24 March, 2019 18:00 IST Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs (D/L method)

198/2
Overs
20.0
R/R
9.9
Fours
18
Sixes
9
Extras
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dwaine Pretorius not out 77 42 7 3
JP Duminy (C) not out 34 14 2 3
Bowling 0 M R W
Lasith Malinga 4 0 40 0
Isuru Udana 4 0 36 0
137/10
Overs
15.4
R/R
8.9
Fours
11
Sixes
5
Extras
21
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jeffrey Vandersay not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Chris Morris 3 0 22 0
Junior Dala 3 0 29 2
  • So, 199 to get for Sri Lanka to win the final game of the series. The pitch is a good one to bat on but it will take some effort for the Sri Lankan batsmen to get there. Someone will need to step up to the occasion and guide the team through. As for South Africa, the batsmen have done the job now the onus will be on the bowlers to restrict them under 198. The chase is not far away. Join us in a bit for the second innings.
  • As for the Sri Lankan bowling. None of the bowlers were left unpunished and everyone except Dhananjaya de Silva went for at least 9 runs per over. Dhananjaya though just bowled one.
  • In what was a surprise, Dwaine Pretorius walked out at number 3. Him and Reeza Hendricks put on a 90 run stand for the 4th wicket stand. Reeza Hendricks got to his 4th T20I fifty and his second consecutive one. He departed in the 15th over but skipper, JP Duminy joined Pretorius and they took all the bowlers to the cleaners and put on a 71-run stand of just 30 deliveries. Dwaine Pretorius also got to his maiden half-century in the process.
  • 71 runs off the last 5 overs has seen South Africa post a massive total of 198. The innings did not start in the best of fashion. Aiden Markram departed early but then it was all South Africa.
  • 19.6 Slower delivery on leg, Pretorius plays it over square leg for a single. SOUTH AFRICA FINISH WITH 198/2 IN 20 OVERS.
  • 19.5 Full and outside off, Duminy drives it towards covers for a single.
  • 19.4 Short of a length delivery on leg, Pretorius plays a half pull over mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.3 FOUR! Excellent shot. Full toss on leg, Pretorius flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 19.2 Full and outside off, Duminy squeezes it towards point for a single.
  • 19.1 Slower delivery on leg, Pretorius looks to smash it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run.
  • 18.6 SIX! 4 off the first 4 ball but the over ends with 16 runs. Second consecutive maximum. This is even better. Full on middle and leg, Duminy moves across just a bit towards his leg stump and whacks it over the long on fence for a six. 189/2
  • 18.5 SIX! Commentators curse this. Full length delivery on middle, Duminy heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • 18.4 50-run stand between the two. It has come off just 24 balls. It is on a length on middle and leg, Dwaine tucks it to mid-wicket for a single. 4 off the first 4 deliveries.
  • 18.3 Dot ball. This is worth in gold at this stage. Slower delivery on a length. It is outside off, Pretorius looks to pull it but gets beaten by the lack of pace on it.
  • 18.2 Fuller delivery outside off, Duminy looks to slash it to the off side but gets a bottom edge and it goes towards third man for a single.
  • 18.2 Wide! Bouncer bounces too high. It is on middle, Duminy looks to pull it but realizes it is way over his head.
  • 18.1 Full length delivery, going down the leg side. Pretorius looks to flick it but it goes off his pad towards the on side. Single taken. Leg bye signalled.
  • Isuru Udana to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 17.6 Bowls it down the leg side, Duminy looks to go after it but misses it. Expensive over from Sri Lanka. 17 runs have come from the over. 173/2
  • 17.6 WIDE! Poor bowling from Lasith Malinga. Bowls it down the leg side, Duminy looks to flick but misses it.
  • 17.5 FOUR! 14 runs of the last three balls. Full on off, Duminy lofts it over mid off for a boundary. This is carnage from South Africa.
  • 17.4 SIX! This is even better from the skipper. Short of a length delivery on leg, Duminy pulls it over square leg for a maximum.
  • 17.3 FOUR! Amazing shot. Full toss on leg, Duminy flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 17.2 Bowls a yorker on leg, Duminy looks to dig it out but gets hit on the boot. He was hit very hard.
  • 17.1 Full on middle, Duminy drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • Lasith Malinga is back into the attack.
  • 16.6 Single to end the over. On the pads again by Akila. Duminy tucks it to the on side and keeps the strike. Another 10 plus over this. 14 off it. 29 off the last 2. 156/2
  • 16.5 Lands it short this time outside off, Pretorius punches it towards cover for a single.
  • 16.4 SIX! When Pretorius hits it stays hit. Flighted on middle, Dwaine gets on one knee. He gets his front leg out of the way and thrashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • 16.3 On middle and leg this time, JP nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.2 On middle and leg, Dwaine flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.1 FOUR! Poor start this from Akila. Bowls a full toss on the pads of Pretorius. It is a freebie for Dwaine, he slashes it through square leg. For a moment it looked like the fielder will gather it but he cannot.
  • Akila Dananjaya is back into the attack.
  • 15.6 Again on a length on off, Pretorius plays it towards point for a run. 142/2
  • 15.5 Length delivery outside off, Duminy looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a single.
  • 15.4 DROPPED! Length delivery on off, Pretorius looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes towards covers where the fielder drops the catch. It was a tough chance. The batsmen take a run.
  • 15.3 FOUR! Third consecutive boundary for him. Short of a length delivery, Pretorius looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over third man for a boundary.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Fifty for Dwaine Pretorius. Maiden T2OI fifty for him. What an innings this has been from him. Full and outside off, Pretorius looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes over point for a boundary. He was promoted ahead of Duminy and that move has paid off.
  • 15.1 FOUR! WHAT A SHOT. Full toss outside off, Pretorius smashes it straight past the bowler through mid off for a boundary. It was hit very hard.
  • Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
  • JP Duminy is the new batsman in.
  • 14.6 OUT! Bowled! Huge wicket this for Sri Lanka and a very good comeback from Vandersay. After being hit for a six in the previous ball, Vandersay shows courage and tosses it up on middle and leg. Hendricks looks to sweep it but misses. The ball goes onto hit the middle and leg pole. End of a very good innings from Reeza Hendricks. He was looking hot and dangerous out in the middle but has to walk back. 127/2
  • 14.5 SIX! Reeza is on fire today. Tossed up on off, Hendricks heaves it over long off fence for a maximum.
  • 14.4 Short and straight outside off, Hendricks looks to cut it but misses.
  • 14.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single
  • 14.2 Flighted on off and middle, Pretorius gets down on one knee and sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 14.1 Good running! Shorter on off, Pretorious hits it wide of deep cover and gets a brace. Hendricks was a bit hesitant but responds well.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay back on.
  • 13.6 DROPPED! It was a sitter from Dhananjaya. Full toss outside off, Hendricks smashes it towards point where Dhananjaya de Silva drops the catch. 7 runs have come from the over. 116/1
  • 13.5 Full toss outside off, Pretorius drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Nice shot. Full and outside off, Pretorius drives it through point for a boundary.
  • 13.3 Full on off, Pretorius drives it to mid off.
  • 13.2 Length delivery on middle, Hendricks nudges it towards square leg for a single.
  • 13.1 Full toss outside off, Pretorius plays it to mid off for a single.
  • Isuru Udana is back into the attack.
  • 12.6 Bowls it flatter on middle and leg, Dwaine tucks it to the on side and keeps the strike. Good over for South Africa. 13 off it. 109/1
  • 12.5 SIX! This is out of here. Tossed up delivery on middle, Pretorius comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on fence for a maximum.
  • 12.4 On the pads now, Reeza tucks it towards square leg and gets a single.
  • 12.3 FOUR! Excellent use of the feet this time by Reeza! Flighted on off, Hendricks comes down the track and whacks this through covers for a boundary.
  • 12.2 Play and a miss. Shorter outside off, it is too close to be cut. Hendricks attempts to do so but misses.
  • 12.1 Shorter off spinner on off, Pretorius pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • Akila Dananjaya brought back.
  • 11.6 Flighted delivery on off, Hendricks defends it off the front foot. Big over for South Africa. 14 runs have come from the over. 96/1
  • 11.5 FOUR! Floated on middle, Hendricks looks to sweep but gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 11.4 Tossed up outside off, Pretorius hits it over covers. The fielder at deep cover tries to stop it but fumbles. He manages to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen take three runs.
  • 11.3 50 for Reeza Hendricks. 4th T20I fifty for him. Outstanding innings from him. Floated on off, Hendricks drives it towards covers for a run.
  • 11.2 SIX! THAT IS WHACKED AWAY! Floated on middle, Hendricks gets on one knee and plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 11.1 Short and outside off, Hendricks cuts it to point.
  • 10.6 On the pads, Reeza flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single. Keeps the strike. Expensive over from Malinga, 12 off it. 31 off the last 3. 82/1
  • 10.5 FOUR! Make that two in two. Full ball this time, Hendricks gets on his front foot and drives this through covers for a boundary.
  • 10.4 FOUR! Malinga offers width this time and Hendricks makes full use of it. It is on a length and Reeza slaps it through point for a boundary.
  • 10.3 Full on off, Reeza strokes it straight to mid off.
  • 10.2 Full length delivery on middle and leg, Hendricks lofts it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 10.1 Safe! Sri Lanka lose their review. Off cutter on a length, Pretorius looks to play it across the line. He misses it and the ball flushes his back pad. Malinga asks the question. The umpire turns it down. Malinga has a discussion with his teammates and takes it upstairs. Hawk Eye shows that the impact was umpire's call and it would have missed the leg pole.
  • Review time. Sri Lanka review for LBW. It looks to be missing the leg stump.
  • Lasith Malinga is back on.
  • 9.6 Single to end the over. 10 runs off the over. Flighted outside off, Pretorius dabs it towards point and keeps the strike. 70/1
  • 9.5 Flighted outside off, Pretorius lofts it over covers and gets a brace.
  • 9.4 SIX! Pretorius takes the aerial route. First tossed up delivery on middle, Pretorius gets on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 9.3 Third short ball of the over this. Pretorious pulls it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 9.2 Short again on middle, Pretorius taps it back to the bowler.
  • 9.1 Starts with a shorter delivery on middle and off, Hendricks gets on his back foot and strokes it towards cover for a single.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is introduced into the attack.
  • 8.6 Floated on off, Reeza plays it towards covers for a single. 9 runs have come from the over. Good one for South Africa. 60/1
  • 8.5 Short on off, Pretorius cuts it towards point for a single.
  • 8.4 Short on middle, Pretorius pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Good shot. Full on middle, Pretorius drives it straight past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
  • 8.2 Tossed up outside off, Pretorius looks to cut but misses it due to the turn on this one.
  • 8.1 Floated on middle, Hendricks nudges it towards square leg for a single.
  • 7.6 Flighted outside off, Hendricks plays it towards cover. Reeza wanted a run but Pretorius did not. Avishka Fernando misfields there which allows them to get the single. Second misfield from Avishka in the same over. 51/1
  • 7.5 Follows it up with a dot. Good length delivery on off, Reeza blocks it off his back foot.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Hendricks continues his good form. Back of a length delivery on off and middle, Hendricks maintains his balance and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 7.3 Misfield again. Fuller delivery outside off, Pretorius drives it to mid off. Avishka misfields there allowing them to scamper through for a single.
  • 7.2 Good length delivery on middle, Hendricks pulls it away towards square leg for a single.
  • 7.1 Good length delivery on off, Hendricks hits it off the middle of the bat but straight to the fielder at point.
  • 6.6 Floated on middle, Reeza punches it towards covers for a single. 44/1
  • 6.5 Full on middle, Pretorius drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 6.4 Short and outside off, Hendricks cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 6.3 Full on off, Pretorius drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 6.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.1 Tossed up on off, Pretorius drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • Akila Dananjaya is into the attack.
  • 5.6 On the pads again, Pretorious is off the mark straightaway with a flick down to square leg. 9 runs off the over but more importantly a wicket. 38/1
  • Dwaine Pretorius is the new batsman in.
  • 5.5 OUT! Caught! Lakmal has the last laugh. Good length delivery on off, Markram looks to heave it over long on. He does not time it well and it hits high on his bat. It goes high in the air. It does not travel far and falls straight to Lasith Malinga at mid on.
  • 5.4 Outside off this time, Hendricks dabs it down to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 5.3 Length delivery outside off, Aiden punches it wide of cover and takes a quick single.
  • 5.2 SIX! Powerful stroke this from Markram. Back of a length delivery on off, Markram picks the length early and pulls it over the square leg fence for a maximum.
  • 5.1 Good length delivery on off, Aiden pushes it to point.
  • 4.6 Full on middle and leg, Markram plays it wide of mid on and keeps the strike. 8 off the over. 29/0
  • 4.5 Udana is bowling on the pads and the South African batsmen are having no problems facing them. It is full, Hendricks flicks it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
  • 4.4 Full on the pads, Markram tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 4.3 On middle and leg this time, Hendricks flicks it to the on side for a run.
  • 4.2 Dot ball to follow the four. On a length on off stump, Reeza blocks it off his back foot.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Poor effort in the field by Dhananjaya de Silva. Good length delivery outside off, Hendricks cuts it hard towards point. De Silva misfields there and the ball races away to the fence.
  • Isuru Udana is back into the attack.
  • 3.6 On a good length on middle, Hendricks tucks it towards the leg side for a run. 21/0
  • 3.5 FOUR! Nice shot. Second boundary for Reeza Hendricks. Length delivery on middle, Hendricks flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 3.4 On a good length on off, Hendricks looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.
  • 3.3 Length delivery on middle, Markram flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 3.2 On a good length on middle, Hendricks plays it towards point for a run.
  • 3.1 On a good length on middle, Hendricks defends it off the back foot.
  • Suranga Lakmal is into the attack.
  • 2.6 On the pads this time, Reeza flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket. 14/0
  • 2.5 Flighted on middle, Hendricks blocks it.
  • 2.4 Short again this time closer to the stumps, Hendricks punches it to the fielder at cover.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Short, wide and punished by Hendricks. De Silva lands it outside off, Hendricks' eyes lit up looking at the width on offer and slaps it through point for a boundary.
  • 2.2 This time Hendricks blocks it perfectly. De Silva lands it short on off, Reeza blocks it off his back foot.
  • 2.1 Straightaway finds the edge of Reeza's bat. Flighted on middle and leg, Hendricks looks to flick it but gets a leading edge which falls short of the cover fielder.
  • Time for spin. Dhananjaya de Silva is into the attack.
  • 1.6 On middle and leg, Markram hits it straight to the fielder at mid on. 9/0
  • 1.5 Good change of pace on this one. It is bowled at 101 kph. Full outside off, Markram looks to push it to the off side but gets beaten.
  • 1.4 Follows the boundary with a dot. Good length ball on off, Markram punches it to cover.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Excellent shot. Full length delivery on off, Markram maintains his balance and plays a beautiful cover drive for a boundary.
  • 1.3 WIDE! Udana misses his line completely and bowls this full down the leg side. Markram looks to flick it but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 1.2 Good length delivery outside off, Hendricks runs it down to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 1.1 Udana bowls the first one on a length around off. Hendricks just pushes it to the fielder at point.
  • Isuru Udana to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Reeza is off the mark after 4 dot balls. It is full on middle and leg, Hendricks flicks it away to deep square leg for a single. He will keep the strike. 3/0
  • 0.6 Wide! Back of a length delivery way wide outside off, Hendricks looks to pull it away but cannot do so. Wide signalled.
  • 0.5 On the pads this time. It is full too. Hendricks flicks it to the man at short fine leg and looks for a single. Markram says no.
  • 0.4 Slower one in the very first over from Malinga. It is on a length on off, Hendricks calmly waits for it and blocks it.
  • 0.3 Back of a length delivery on off, Reeza blocks it.
  • 0.2 Good looking stroke this by Hendricks. Length ball on off, Reeza strokes it wide of cover. Akila runs to his right and saves run by diving to his right. Good fielding.
  • 0.1 Malinga starts with a length ball on off. Hint of away swing on this first ball. Markram is off the mark straightaway with a gentle push towards point.
  • We are all set to begin, out walk the South African opening pair of Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks. Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings with the new ball.
  • Toss - Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bowl first in the final game of the tour. Two changes for the hosts. Junior Dala and Andile Phehlukwayo come in place of Rassie van der Dussen and Dale Steyn. There is a change for the visitors too. Kusal Mendis makes way for Suranga Lakmal.
  • Hello and a warm welcome to the third T20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Johannesburg. The hosts have already sealed the series and will be looking for a whitewash. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be playing for pride and would want their batsmen to step up. Thisara Perera has not played the best innings till now and would look to improve his record. What is in store for us? Stay tuned for the toss.

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

  • That is it from this game and the series. South Africa win the 3-match T20 series 3-0. Cricketing action is not over though. Switch tabs and join the coverage of the Indian T20 League. Have a great time. Till then, cheers!
  • Winning South African captain, JP Duminy says 3-0 is a satisfying result and winning the Super Over game was crucial. Reckons they started off well and they played themselves in the first 10 overs and took advantage of it in the last 10. Says he is delighted that the new players took their chances and rose up to the occasion. Feels that the shoulder is better and he is confident after performing to his best in the series. Feels he has taken his chance and now he is just focused to play domestic cricket and hopes that he gets selected for the World Cup.
  • PLAYER OF THE SERIES - Reeza Hendricks admits that he had a bad ODI series but he never stopped believing in himself and it paid off. Feels it was a good performance by the team as a unit and he is happy that he was able to contribute for the team. Admits he wanted to bat throughout but missed out. Reckons Pretorius and Duminy batted really well at the end to propel them to the total. He then walks to collect the trophy and celebrate with his team-mates.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH - Dwaine Pretorius says he enjoyed the chance to bat at no.3 and it was great to bat there. Feels that the top order has been phenomenal and he just tried to do his best. Reckons JP Duminy was striking superbly and him taking on Malinga helped them get to a big total.
  • Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga admits that the opposition was strong and feels in this kind of wicket 170 would have been a good score. Reckons the partnerships South Africa took the game away from them. Feels that they were not able to get wickets regularly throughout the series and South Africa always got a partnership going. Feels that South Africa have talented players and good mentality. Says that the experienced players need to understand their role and responsibility and play accordingly. Says the historic win in the Test series was a positive to take from the series.
  • Earlier in the day South Africa posted 198 runs on the board, courtesy of half centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Dwaine Pretorius and a cameo from JP Duminy. It was Dwaine Pretorious' maiden half century.
  • Sri Lankan batting was once again poor. They started off well with Niroshan Dickwella taking the charge but from 42-0 they found themselves at 96-6. And when such collapse happens while chasing the team 9 times out of 10 will fall short and it was no different here. Only three players got to the double figure scores and that in itself should tell you the story. Isuru Udana tried his best again but it was not good enough.
  • The South African bowlers bowled brilliantly in this flat track and picked wickets at regular interval. Andile Phehlukwayo got his career best figure of 4/24 off his 3 overs. Junior Dala and Lutho Sipamla got 2 wickets each but were expensive. Tabraiz Shamsi went wicketless but was economical, giving away just 20 off his 4.
  • Comprehensive performance from South Africa. They were the better side with both the bat and ball and have wrapped up the 3-match T20I series 3-0. They win the 3rd T20I by 45 runs in DLS method. Andile Phehlukwayo was the star with the ball picking up 4 wickets.
  • 15.4 OUT! BOWLED! SRI LANKA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 137. South Africa win by 45 runs. Bowls it on a good length on middle, Lakmal blindly swings at this one and misses it completely and gets bowled.
  • 15.3 Again on a good length and outside off, Lakmal looks to cut but misses it due to the away swing on this one.
  • 15.2 On a good length and outside off, Lakmal swings at this one but misses it.
  • 15.1 OUT! Sri Lanka lose their ninth wicket. It was bowled full on leg, Dananjaya lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes to Aiden Markram at long on who takes a comfortable catch. This is great bowling from South Africa after the rain break.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is the last man in.
  • 14.6 OUT! Best figures in T20I for Andile Phehlukwayo in T20Is. Full length delivery outside off, he looks to heave it over cover but mistimes it. Chris Morris in the deep settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. 4th wicket for Phehlukwayo. 137/8
  • Suranga Lakmal is the new batsman in.
  • 14.5 Good length delivery on middle and leg, Malinga looks to hit it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 14.4 Shorter delivery outside off, Malinga attempts a pull but misses.
  • 14.3 Slower yorker outside off, Malinga swings his bat at it but misses.
  • Lasith Malinga is the new batsman in.
  • 14.2 OUT! This should now put it beyond Sri Lanka's reach. Their best batsman of the series is gone and with that the hopes of Sri Lanka. Full length delivery on off, Udana looks to clear the man at long off but cannot do so. Miller gets under the ball and judges it well to take it inside the rope. 46 runs more required off 16 balls.
  • 14.1 SIX! Makes the most of the Free Hit. Full length delivery on off, Udana shows his strength and sends this over the cover fence for a maximum.
  • 14.1 WIDE! The Free Hit continues. Slower delivery outside off, it is outside the tramline. Wide signalled.
  • 14.1 No Ball! The wet ball slips from Andile's hand and he bowls a beamer. Udana looks to hit it on the off side but misses. Will the Free Hit cost South Africa.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.
  • 13.6 Single to end the over. On the pads, Udana tucks it towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 3 runs off the over. Excellent this from Shamsi. 129/6
  • 13.5 Slower through the air this. Udana looks to tick it to the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball goes to cover fielder.
  • 13.4 Floated on off, Akila milks it to cover and gets a single. Singles won't hurt South Africa.
  • 13.3 Tossed up leg spinner outside off, Akila looks to whack it on the off side but misses.
  • 13.2 Shorter on off, Udana pulls it to deep square leg and gets a run.
  • 13.1 Flighted outside off, Udana attempts a reverse sweep but misses and the ball flushes him on his thigh. Shamsi asks the question but the umpire turns it down.
  • 12.6 Play and a miss! Short of a length delivery, Dananjaya looks to pull but gets beaten on this one. 8 runs have come from this over. The visitors need 57 runs in 24 balls. 126/6
  • 12.5 Short delivery, Udana pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.4 Full on middle, Akila drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 12.3 FOUR! Nice shot. Full on off, Dananjaya hits it over covers for a boundary.
  • 12.2 Full toss on middle, Udana lofts it over mid off. It lands safely in no man's land. The batsmen take a run.
  • 12.1 Full and outside off, Dananjaya squeezes it towards point for a single.
  • Chris Morris is back on.
  • 11.6 Short delivery outside off, Dananjaya plays it towards point for a single. 8 runs have come from the over. 118/6
  • 11.5 Flighted delivery on off, Dananjaya keeps it out.
  • 11.5 WIDE! Bowls it wide and outside off, Akila leaves it alone.
  • 11.4 Tossed up on off, Dananjaya defends it out.
  • 11.3 Floated on middle, Udana flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 11.2 FOUR LEG BYES! Bowls it down the leg side, Udana looks to flick but gets it off his pads. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • We are back after the delayed d start. Isuru Udana and Akila Dananjaya will resume their inning. Tabraiz Shamsi will finish off his over.
  • We have further good news for you. The play will resume at 1840 Local. It will now be a 17 over game. As per the revised target Sri Lanka will require 183 in 17 overs. That is 72 off 35 balls now.
  • Good news - Our prayers have been heard and the rain has stopped in Johannesburg. The covers are off as well.
  • It's raining a bit heavily now. As per the DLS, Sri Lanka are 13 runs behind. Nobody wants a reduced game and let's hope we do not have one.
  • Bad news here in Johannesburg. It has started to pour and the players have walked out and we will have a delay. Let's pray to the rain gods that this is just a passing shower and nothing else.
  • 11.1 Flighted outside off, Akila plays it towards point for a single.
  • 10.6 Short of a length delivery, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket. It lands in no man's land. The batsmen get two runs. Big over for Sri Lanka and a much-needed one. 22 runs and a wicket have come from the over. 110/6
  • 10.5 SIX! Second consecutive maximum for Isuru Udana. Short delivery on middle, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket again for a biggie.
  • 10.4 SIX! Amazing shot. Short delivery, Udana pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • Akila Dananjaya is the new man in.
  • 10.3 OUT! RUN OUT! What a direct hit from Reeza Hendricks. Short of a length delivery, Udana took his eyes off the ball and pulls it towards mid-wicket. Thisara Perera wants the run but Udana responds very late. In the end Hendricks at mid-wicket fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. It is referred upstairs. The replays show that Thisara Perera is a goner. For instance, it looked that Thisara made it in. The third umpire gives it out and Thisara Perera has to make the long walk back.
  • 10.2 Full on off, Udana lofts it over mid off. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 10.1 SIX! THAT IS HUGE! Amazing shot. Full and outside off, Udana lofts it over mid off for a maximum.
  • Lutho Sipamla is into the attack.
  • 9.6 On the pads, Udana flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 88/5
  • 9.6 Wide! Two in two for Shamsi. This is the action replay of the previous one. He once again bowls this outside the leg stump. Wide given.
  • 9.6 WIDE! Shamsi misses his line and sprays this down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 9.5 Floated on middle, Udana blocks it off his front foot.
  • 9.4 This time it is short and inside the tramline. Perera is able to cut it to point and rotate the strike.
  • 9.4 Wide! Bowls it way outside off, Thisara looks to cut it but it is outside the tramline. Wide signalled.
  • 9.3 Shorter outside off, Thisara punches it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 9.2 Flighted delivery on middle and off, Udana plays it with soft hands to point and gets to the other end.
  • 9.1 Tossed up delivery on off, Udana blocks it.
  • 8.6 Udana is off the mark. Fuller delivery on middle, Isuru looks to heave it across the line but gets a top edge. It falls at the vacant mid on region. Single taken. Not the most convincing way to get off the mark. 82/5
  • 8.5 Ouch! Back of a length delivery on the body, Udana takes his eyes off the ball and gets hit on the glove.
  • 8.5 Wide and a run. Good length delivery outside leg, Thisara looks to flick it but misses. The keeper does not collect it well and they run through. Wide signalled.
  • Isuru Udana is the new batsman in.
  • 8.4 OUT! Half the side back in the hut for Sri Lanka and they are in all kinds of trouble here. Good length delivery outside off, Angelo looks to heave it over the bowler's head. He does not time it well. Miller runs to his left from long on and gets to the ball. He slides in and takes a wonderful catch. He makes it look easy but trust me it was not easy at all.
  • 8.3 SIX! This is a very good shot from Angelo. Good length delivery on the body, Perera lofts it over the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 8.2 Fuller this time on off, Thisara flicks it towards deep square lg for a run.
  • 8.1 Good length delivery on off, Thisara blocks it off his back foot.
  • 7.6 Floated on middle, Angelo looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 72/4
  • 7.5 Full on off, Perera drives it towards covers for a single.
  • 7.4 Short again and outside off, Thisara makes room and cuts it through point. The fielder at deep point does a fine job to save runs for the team. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 7.3 Short and outside off, Thisara cuts it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 7.2 Floated on middle, Angelo flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 7.1 Full on off, Thisara drives it towards covers for a single.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi into the attack.
  • 6.6 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Perera looks to slash hard but misses it. 65/4
  • 6.5 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Angelo looks to chase it but misses it.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Short and outside off, Angelo looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 6.3 On a good length and outside off, Perera looks to cut but gets beaten due to the away movement on this one.
  • 6.2 Short and outside off, Perera cuts it to point.
  • Thisara Perera is the new man in.
  • 6.1 OUT! That is a simple catch for David Miller. Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket. Length delivery on leg, Mendis looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes towards Miller at mid-wicket who takes a comfortable catch. The hosts need 138 runs in 83 balls. Sri Lanka have suddenly pressed the panic button.
  • Junior Dala is back into the attack.
  • 5.6 FOUR! What a shot this. Good length delivery on off, Perera makes room and frees his arm then whacks it straight through long off for a boundary. 61/3
  • Angelo Perera is the new batsman in.
  • 5.5 OUT! Second wicket of the over and Phehlukwayo is over the moon with joy. Good length delivery on middle, Fernando looks to play it across the line but misses. The ball strikes his back pad and the South African players go up in appeal. The umpire raises his dreaded finger. Avishka has a chat with his partner but they take too long and he has to walk back.
  • 5.4 Good fielding. Good length delivery outside off, Fernando cuts it to point. Aiden Markram dives to his left and saves runs. Dot ball this.
  • 5.4 Wide! The bouncer does too much and goes over the head of Avishka Fernando. Wide signalled.
  • 5.3 Off the mark straightaway. Full on off, Mendis drives it wide of mid off for a single.
  • Kamindu Mendis is the next batsman in.
  • 5.2 OUT! The surprise ball does the trick. Niroshan Dickwella once again shows promise, shows aggression but cannot carry on. Back of a length delivery on the body, Dickwella takes his eyes off the ball as he looks to pull. The ball flicks his glove and lobs behind. Sinethemba Qeshile is wrong footed initially but does well to adjust and takes the catch diving to his left.
  • 5.2 Wide! Phehlukwayo misses his line and sprays this down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 5.1 Good ball! Slower delivery on off, Dickwella moves away to the leg side to free his arm. He misses it and let me tell you Dickwella is a lucky man as this misses the off stump by just a few inches.
  • 4.6 Full on off, Niroshan drives it through covers. The batsmen get three runs. Big over for Sri Lanka. 11 runs and a wicket have come from the over. 54/1
  • 4.5 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Niroshan Dickwella. Short delivery, Dickwella plays an upper cut over the keeper for a boundary.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Dickwella cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 4.3 On a good length on off, Dickwella defends it out.
  • 4.2 Length delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • Avishka Fernando walks out at number 3.
  • 4.1 OUT! Dhananjaya de Silva departs! On a good length on middle, de Silva looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Pretorius appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Sri Lanka don't go for the review and Hawk-Eye shows that it was umpire's call. Even if Dhananjaya de Silva had reviewed this, he would have retained the review.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is into the attack.
  • 3.6 FOUR LEG BYE. Good length delivery on the leg side. Dickwella looks to flick it but misses and the ball flicks his pad and runs away to the fine leg region for a boundary. 42/0
  • 3.5 The batsman has driven it through mid-off. They pick up a single.
  • 3.5 Wide! Good length delivery outside off. Dhananjaya looks to slash it on the off side but the ball is way outside off. Wide signalled.
  • 3.4 On a length on middle, Dhananjaya defends it off the back foot.
  • 3.3 On a length on leg, Dickwella nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 3.2 FOUR! Nice shot. Full on leg, Dickwella comes down the track and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
  • 3.1 Short and outside off, de Silva looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a single.
  • 3.1 WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Dhananjaya looks to cut but misses it.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is into the attack.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Boundary to end the over. This is a better boundary too. Good length delivery outside off, Dickwella cuts it through point and the ball races away to the fence. 29/0
  • 2.5 Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 2.4 Full on middle and leg, Niroshan follows the boundary with a single towards mid on.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Edged but Sri Lanka will take it. Dickwella moves away to his leg stump. Morris sees it and bowls it full on off, Dickwella looks to hit it through the line but it finds the edge of his bat and runs away to the third man fence.
  • 2.2 Good length delivery on the pads, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 2.2 WIDE! Morris gets his line wrong this time and bowls this down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 2.1 Full length delivery on off, Dickwella drives it to cover. The fielder there dives to his left but cannot stop it. A single is taken.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Third boundary of the over. Expensive over from Junior Dala. Full and outside off, Dhananjaya drives it through covers for a boundary. Big over for Sri Lanka. 15 runs have come from the over. 16/0
  • 1.5 Length delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.4 Full again on middle, Niroshan drives it to mid on.
  • 1.3 Full on middle, the keeper-batsman drives it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Niroshan Dickwella. This was even better. Full on off, Dickwella lofts it over covers for a boundary.
  • 1.1 FOUR! First boundary for Sri Lanka. Good shot. Length delivery on middle, Dickwella makes room and plays it towards third man for a boundary.
  • Junior Dala to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 On a good length on off, de Silva defends it out. Just 1 run off the over. Good start from South Africa. 1/0
  • 0.5 Full on off, Dhananjaya drives it to mid off.
  • 0.4 On a length on middle, Dickwella nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 0.3 Length delivery on off, the keeper-batsman looks to play the scoop shot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 0.2 Full on off, Dickwella drives it to mid off.
  • 0.1 Starts with a length delivery outside off, Dickwella taps it towards point.
  • We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Niroshan Dickwella walks out with a new opening partner. Dhananjaya de Silva it is. Surprise move this from Sri Lanka. Chris Morris will start the proceedings for South Africa.

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IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
9 7 2 0 14
2
Mumbai
10 6 4 0 12
3
Delhi
10 6 4 0 12
4
Punjab
10 5 5 0 10
5
Hyderabad
8 4 4 0 8
6
Kolkata
9 4 5 0 8
7
Rajasthan
9 3 6 0 6
8
Bangalore
9 2 7 0 4
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