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Sri Lanka Vs South Africa Live Score (WARM-UP ODI)

Date: Friday, 24 May, 2019 15:00 IST Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

338/7
Overs
50.0
R/R
6.76
Fours
32
Sixes
7
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dwaine Pretorius not out 25 23 3 0
Chris Morris not out 26 13 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Suranga Lakmal 9 0 63 2
Nuwan Pradeep 10 0 77 2
251/10
Overs
42.3
R/R
5.93
Fours
30
Sixes
1
Extras
13
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Thisara Perera not out 8 11 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Lungi Ngidi 6 2 12 2
Kagiso Rabada 7 0 40 1
  • For the Islanders, their pacers did a decent job in the first half and Isuru Udana stood out with his excellent figures. Major disappointment though were their two main spinners, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis. Both failed to find any rhythm and went for aplenty. It's a good pitch for batting. The bowlers got some help with the new balls but nothing substantial after that. Having said that, South Africa's bowling will have extra pace and zip, and they also have a good variety in the spin department. Not going to be easy for Sri Lanka, let's see how they approach. Do join us in a short while.
  • 200 in the first 30 overs and 338 on the whole in 50 overs. South Africa won't be entirely pleased with their batting efforts. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis spent decent time in the middle and the latter in particular looked in fine form. There were plenty of starts but we didn't get to see any 3-digit score from any batsman. Sri Lanka made a good comeback after the 30th over but still have plenty of work to do with their death bowling (46 runs came in the last 3 overs). Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris showed their hitting prowess, trying to stake their claim as the number one all-rounder of the team.
  • 49.6 Good length ball outside off, Morris cuts it towards backward point and gets a couple. 16 from the over, South Africa finish on 338/7!
  • 49.5 SIX! Pulled up and over. Back of a length ball outside off, Morris whacks his pull over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 49.4 On the pads, Pretorius flicks it to fine leg for a single.
  • 49.3 FOUR! Full on off, Dwaine smashes it through mid off for a boundary. He has looked brilliant today.
  • 49.2 Outside off, Pretorius swings his bat but misses.
  • 49.1 Excellent running! Good length ball outside off, Chris cuts it wide of sweeper cover and they run the first two hard and get three.
  • 48.6 FOUR! Back of a length ball on the body, Pretorius looks to pull but it goes off the glove. Mendis wrong foots himself and it goes over him. Matthews runs from third man and looks to pull it back before the ropes but his body touches the cushion and they get a boundary. 322/7
  • 48.5 Length ball on off, Dwaine looks to hit it on the off side but misses.
  • 48.4 Four leg byes! Very poor ball from Lakmal. Too full and too straight down the pads, Pretorius looks to help it on its way fine down the leg region but misses. Although it takes his pads and runs down fine for a boundary on the leg side.
  • 48.3 FOUR! Full on the pads, Pretorius flicks it nonchalantly through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 48.3 WIDE! Back of a length ball on the leg side, Pretorius looks to pull but misses. Mendis diving to his left fails to gather the ball and they take two as the ball goes to the fine leg region.
  • 48.2 Full outside off, Morris milks it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 48.1 Back of a length ball on the body. It is slow, Morris pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • Suranga Lakmal is back on.
  • 47.6 Good length ball around off, Morris looks to pull but misses. It hits him high on the pads and they take a leg bye as the ball goes towards point. 12 from the over, Nuwan continues to prove expensive. 304/7
  • 47.5 FOUR! 300 comes up for South Africa. It is full on the pads, Chris whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 47.4 Back of a length ball on off, Chris pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 47.4 WIDE! Pradeep tries to bowl it away from Morris. He bowls it on the wrong side of the tramline and a wide is signalled.
  • 47.3 FOUR! Get off the way or get hurt. Full on off, Morris smashes it straight. Pradeep gets away from the ball and it races away to the fence down the ground.
  • 47.2 Length ball outside off, Pretorius dabs it to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 47.1 Full on off and middle, Morris nudges it to long on for a single.
  • Isuru Udana is heading back to the pavilion along with the physio, holding his right wrist. Hopefully, nothing serious. He's the trump card for Sri Lanka in this World Cup.
  • 46.6 DROPPED! More importantly let's hope Udana is not hurt too badly. Good length ball on off, Morris smacks it straight back towards the bowler. It was going on to hit Isuru on his face but he gets his hands out and it hits the palm of his right hand. Poor boy, received a couple of hard blows on his hands in this over. 292/7
  • 46.5 On off, Morris plays it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 46.4 Full on off, DP hits it hard towards the bowler. Udana sticks his hands out and looks to stop it but gets hurt as the ball goes past him to long on. One run added to the total.
  • 46.3 Full on off, CM milks it to long off for a run.
  • 46.3 WIDE! First one of the day. Udana misses his line with the slower delivery. It is on the leg side, Morris looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 46.2 Good length ball on off, Pretorius pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 46.1 Full on off, Morris nudges it to long on for a single.
  • 45.6 Fuller on off, Pretorius hits it straight to the man at cover. Expensive over but a wicket as well. 286/7
  • Chris Morris walks in next.
  • 45.5 OUT! The short ball does the trick once again. Pradeep bangs it in around off, Phehlukwayo looks to pull it but gets a top edge which goes towards deep backward point. Jeffery Vandersay runs from sweeper cover and takes a fine catch. On his way back, Andile is seen shadow practicing the ramp shot, probably should have played that. Anyway, a decent knock from the all-rounder.
  • 45.4 Back of a length ball, AP pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 45.3 SIX! Full on middle, it is in the slot for Phehlukwayo. He smokes it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
  • 45.2 Low full toss on middle, Pretorius plays it to long on for a single.
  • 45.1 Good length ball on off, DP plays it wide of point and gets a couple.
  • Nuwan Pradeep is back on.
  • 44.6 Full outside off, Phehlukwayo looks to hit it but manages to hit it to the right of the bowler. Excellent death bowling by Isuru. 275/6
  • 44.5 Good length ball on off, Pretorius smashes it to long off for one.
  • 44.4 Fuller on middle and leg, Phehlukwayo strokes it to long on for a run.
  • 44.3 Brilliant change of pace. It is outside off, Andile does not pick up the change of pace. He swings his bat at it but misses.
  • 44.2 Full outside off. It is on the fifth stump line. Smart bowling this making Phehlukwayo go after it. He cannot get there and misses.
  • 44.1 Good length ball on middle, Dwaine taps it towards point and gets to the other end.
  • 43.6 Corker of a yorker. It is on middle and leg, Andile defends it and the ball goes just over the stumps. 272/6
  • 43.5 Back of a length ball on middle and off, Dwaine flat-bats it to long off and rotates the strike.
  • 43.4 Phehlukwayo moves away to the leg side, Lakmal follows him and bowls it full on the body. Andile plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 43.3 Good length ball on off, DP slashes it to sweeper cover for one.
  • 43.2 On the pads, this time Andile flicks it to square leg for one.
  • 43.1 FOUR! Full on the pads, Phehlukwayo picks it up beautifully and whips it over square leg. The boundaries are big on that side of the ground so it goes over the ropes on a bounce for a boundary.
  • 42.6 Full on middle, Dwaine plays it back to the bowler. 5 runs in the last two overs, quiet going at the death. 264/6
  • 42.5 Good length ball on middle, Pretorius taps it back towards the bowler.
  • 42.4 Full on off, Phehlukwayo throws his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a single.
  • 42.3 Slower delivery outside off, Andile looks to cut but misses.
  • 42.2 Fuller on off, Pretorius looks to play it on the off side but it goes to square leg off the inner half of his bat for a single.
  • 42.1 Lands it short and around off, Andile plays a mistimed punch shot in the gap at covers for a run.
  • Isuru Udana is back into the attack.
  • 41.6 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. Excellent over by Suranga, just two runs and a wicket from it. 261/6
  • 41.5 Tries to defend the length ball angled into him but it takes the inside edge and rolls in the gap on the leg side for a run.
  • 41.4 Another short ball catches the batsman in a precarious situation. It's well-directed and Phehlukwayo tries his best to pull. But it keeps on rising onto his bat and takes the top edge. The ball flies to the right of the keeper and Kusal Mendis collects it with one hand after taking the keeping gloves off. No run taken.
  • 41.3 Lands it on a length around off, it's defended off the back foot to the off side.
  • 41.2 Goes on the back foot and punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is the new man in.
  • 41.1 OUT! Strangled down the leg side. Lakmal speeds in from 'round the wicket and angles in a short ball down the leg side. Duminy tries his best to pull but it takes his gloves and settles into the gloves of Kusal Mendis. The appeal goes up just for the formality and the umpire raises his finger immediately. JP's scratchy knock comes to an end.
  • 40.6 Flatter on the pads, Duminy flicks it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 259/5
  • 40.5 On middle and leg, Phehlukwayo glances it down the leg side for a run.
  • 40.4 Short on off, Duminy cuts it to point. The fielder stops the ball from going to the fence and they get three runs.
  • 40.3 On the pads, Phehlukwayo flicks it to fine leg and gets a run.
  • 40.2 Short on middle and leg, Andile looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
  • 40.1 FOUR! De Silva tosses it up on middle and leg, Phehlukwayo makes his intentions clear straightaway. He comes down the track and whacks it over mid on for a boundary.
  • Powerplay 3 is signalled! Now, a maximum of five fielders can be put outside the circle. Sri Lanka have done well in the last ten overs to pull things back by conceding only 49 runs and taking two wickets. Let's see how they finish in the last 10.
  • 39.6 Slower delivery on a length, Andile pulls it to deep square leg for a run. 249/5
  • 39.5 Charges down the track and whacks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 39.4 Full on middle and off, Phehlukwayo nudges it to mid on.
  • 39.3 On the pads, Duminy flicks it to the on side for a run.
  • 39.2 Length ball coming in with the angle. Phehlukwayo looks to cut it but gets an inside edge. He almost chopped it on but it goes past the stumps to the right of the keeper allowing them to take a run.
  • 39.1 On middle and off, Miller tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
  • Suranga Lakmal is back into the attack.
  • 38.6 Floated on the stumps, Andile defends it off his front foot. 243/5
  • 38.5 On the pads once again, this time Duminy flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a run.
  • 38.4 FOUR! Bad delivery this. Short and on the pads, Duminy says thank you very much and pulls it through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 38.3 JP has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 38.2 On the stumps, Duminy blocks it.
  • 38.1 Outside leg, Duminy was moving away and looking to heave it on the leg side. He misses and the ball hits him on his pad.
  • 37.6 Good follow-up delivery to finish the over. A yorker on middle, Andile keeps his eyes on the ball and digs it out on the off side. 238/5
  • 37.5 FOUR! Boom! Pradeep digs in another shorter ball on off, Phehlukwayo this time takes the challenge to pull it and dismisses it in front of square leg for a cracking boundary.
  • 37.4 Good length ball on middle and leg, Phehlukwayo turns it off his hips through square leg and picks up a brace.
  • 37.3 Shortish and on middle, pulled across the line but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 37.2 Edgy but safe! A length ball in the line of the stumps, Andile tries to keep it out with a straight bat but it takes the inner half and bounces over the stumps.
  • 37.1 Short in length and on middle, Duminy stands back inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • 36.6 This time flicks it to the right of the man at mid-wicket and gets a single to finish the over. 231/5
  • 36.5 On the pads, JP flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 36.4 Floats it on the stumps, Duminy defends it off his front foot.
  • 36.3 Phehlukwayo is off the mark. Short outside off, Andile punches it to sweeper cover and gets one.
  • 36.2 Short on off, Phehlukwayo punches it straight to the man at cover.
  • 36.1 On the pads, Duminy flicks it to the on side and gets a run.
  • 35.6 Fuller length ball on middle, Andile looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge which goes onto hit the back pad. The Lankan players got excited there and they were close from getting one more wicket. 228/5
  • The new man in is Andile Phehlukwayo.
  • 35.5 OUT! Brilliant catch! Dhananjaya de Silva has taken a wonderful catch here. Pradeep bends his back and bangs one in short. We have seen very few of those in this innings. Van der Dussen plays an instinctive pull shot but does not get the timing on it. The ball goes towards deep square leg. For a moment it looked like it will fall short but de Silva comes running in from the deep and takes a great catch diving forward. A fine knock is cut short.
  • 35.4 Length ball on off, Miller taps it down to third man for a run.
  • 35.3 Slightly shorter on off, Duminy defends it to point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
  • 35.2 On the body, Rassie comes down and tucks it to square leg for another run.
  • 35.1 On the pads, Duminy flicks it to square leg and gets to the other end.
  • Nuwan Pradeep returns into the attack.
  • 34.6 Tossed up on the stumps, van der Dussen keeps it out off his front foot. 225/4
  • 34.5 Short on off, van der Dussen cuts it to the man at point.
  • 34.4 Flighted on off, Duminy milks it to long off and gives Rassie the strike.
  • 34.3 Tossed up on off, Duminy drives it to the right of the bowler. He dives and stops the ball.
  • 34.2 Floated on off, JP blocks it.
  • 34.1 Shorter on off, van der Dussen strokes it to long on and gets to the other end.
  • 33.6 Length ball outside off, JP looks to slash at it but misses. 223/4
  • 33.5 Bouncer on the body, Duminy ducks under it.
  • 33.4 Length ball outside off, Duminy taps it towards backward point and takes a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. There is no one backing up which allows them to take one more. Lazy from Sri Lanka in the field.
  • 33.3 Length ball on off, van der Dussen plays it to cover and gets a single.
  • 33.2 Slower delivery on the pads, Rassie tucks it to mid on.
  • 33.1 Good length ball on off, Rassie defends it to the man at cover.
  • 32.6 Edgy! Flatter and shorter on off, too close to cut but JP still tries. It takes the inside edge and runs past the stumps to fine leg. The batsmen take a couple of runs. 220/4
  • 32.5 Quicker and fuller on off, Duminy leans forward and defends it near his front pad.
  • 32.4 The length is very full this time, around off, van der Dussen drills it down the ground to long on for one.
  • 32.3 An off spinner on the shorter side outside off, Rassie quickly goes on the back foot and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 32.2 Skidding back into the batsman from middle, Duminy moves back and eases it down to long on for a run.
  • 32.1 Flatter and shorter on off, punched down from the back foot to long on for a run.
  • 31.6 Good length ball outside off, JP lets it go to the keeper. 211/4
  • 31.5 Full on off, Duminy starts off with a solid front foot defense.
  • JP Duminy walks out to bat next.
  • 31.4 OUT! Very good catch from the Sri Lankan skipper. Back of a length ball on off, Miller comes down the track and pulls it hard but close to the man at mid-wicket. Skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne dives to his left and takes a very good catch. He is absolutely delighted and his teammates are mobbing him. Miller's poor form continues...
  • 31.3 Good length ball on off and leg, Rassie defends it with soft hands to the on side for a run.
  • 31.2 Nice ball. It pitches on off and nips back in sharply. Van der Dussen looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 31.1 Good length ball on the stumps, Rassie blocks it off the back foot.
  • 30.6 Ends the over with a single down to long on for one. 210/3
  • 30.5 FOUR! Two in two. Once again the paddle shot. It is short outside off, Rassie paddles it over the keeper's head for yet another boundary.
  • 30.4 FOUR! Nice paddle. Floated full ball on middle and leg, van der Dussen paddles it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
  • 30.3 Shorter and spinning into the batsman, van der Dussen punches it to cover.
  • 30.2 On the pads, Miller glances it to square leg and gets a run.
  • 30.1 Floated on off, Miller strokes it to mid-wicket.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva is back into the attack.
  • 29.6 Good ball. Full ball outside off. It goes with the angle, Rassie looks to defend it but gets beaten. 200/3
  • 29.5 Fuller outside off, Miller hits it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat for one. 200 up for South Africa.
  • 29.4 Back of a length ball outside off, Miller attempts a half-hearted cut but misses.
  • 29.3 Length ball on off, Miller defends it towards cover.
  • 29.2 Around off, RvdD pushes it wide of cover and gets one.
  • 29.1 Good length ball on off, Rassie blocks it off the front foot.
  • Isuru Udana is back.
  • 28.6 Full on off, Miller taps it back to the bowler. 198/3
  • 28.5 Length ball outside off, van der Dussen nudges it to the man at deep at cover and gets a one.
  • 28.4 Short ball on the body, Rassie ducks under it.
  • 28.3 Good length ball outside off, Miller drives it wide of point. The fielder in the circle dives to his left and gets a hand to it. He cannot stop it cleanly so they get a run.
  • 28.2 Length ball outside off, Miller lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 28.1 Good length ball on the fourth stump line, van der Dussen strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
  • 27.6 On the pads, Rassie flicks it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 195/3
  • 27.5 Now calmly blocks it off the front foot.
  • 27.4 FOUR! Once again brilliant use of the feet here from Rassie. Jeevan tosses it up on middle, van der Dussen comes down the track and this time slashes it along the ground through mid on for a boundary.
  • 27.3 On the pads, Miller flicks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
  • 27.2 Flatter on off, Rassie strokes it to cover for a run.
  • 27.1 SIX! Excellent use of the feet there. Van der Dussen gets to the pitch of this tossed up ball on off and whacks it over long off for a maximum.
  • 26.6 Full ball around off, Miller drives it to the man at mid off. 182/3
  • 26.5 Good length ball on off, David taps it back to the bowler.
  • 26.4 Nice solid sound off the bat. Full on off, Miller blocks it with authority.
  • 26.3 On off, van der Dussen drives it to sweeper cover for one.
  • 26.2 Full on middle, Miller flicks it to square leg and gets off the mark with a single.
  • 26.1 Fuller on off, Miller defends it off his front foot.
  • Thisara Perera is back on.
  • 25.6 On the stumps, Rassie van der Dussen solidly blocks it to see off the over. 180/3
  • 25.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 25.4 Flighted on middle, van der Dussen defends it of his front foot.
  • 25.3 On the stumps, Rassie blocks it.
  • 25.2 FOUR! Poor from Jeevan Mendis. He bowls it on the pads, Rassie pulls it away through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 25.1 Tossed up on middle, Rassie drives it to the right of the bowler. Mendis dives to his right and stops the ball.
  • 24.6 Forces it down to long on and keeps strike with himself. 176/3
  • 24.5 Appeal for a stumping! Lovely delivery. A leggie around off and turning away slightly, Rassie stretches well forward to play at it but misses. Kusal Mendis collects the ball and breaks the stumps (bails didn't light) before appealing. It's taken upstairs but the replays find that Rassie has dragged his back foot inside the crease just in time.
  • 24.4 Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 24.3 Rassie has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Who will walk in next? It's David Miller. He had a disappointing Indian T20 League and would take this match as an opportunity to find his form. Plenty of overs remaining.
  • 24.2 OUT! Now, Du Plessis departs! He wanted to race away to his hundred but mistimed his shot on this occasion. Dhananjaya does well here to give some flight in spite of the batsman looking to attack him. He slows this one in the air and gets it to dip in around off, du Plessis shimmies down the track with the intention to clear mid-wicket but swings his bat a bit early. It flies straight down the ground off the bottom half of his bat and two players converge in the deep, one from long on, another from long off. No calling there but Suranga Lakmal from long off keeps his eyes on the ball and takes the catch and also avoids the collision. The South African skipper misses out on his ton by 12 runs.
  • 24.1 Flatter and shorter outside off, du Plessis punches it to the off side but finds the cover fielder.
  • 23.6 Floats it on middle and off, Rassie drives it straight back to the bowler. 175/2
  • Rassie van der Dussen walks in next. He averages 88.25 in 8 ODI innings and has a promising start to his career. A slip in place for him...
  • 23.5 OUT! Beauty of a delivery! Mendis bowls it slower through the air and slips in a googly. It is pitched on middle and off, Amla looks to drive but it goes right through the gate as Hashim has left a big gap between his bat and pad. The ball takes off the leg pole and Amla's innings comes to an end.
  • 23.4 On the pads, du Plessis whips it to the on side for a run.
  • 23.3 SIX! Swept and swept away handsomely. Floated outside off, du Plessis sweeps it with the spin over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 23.2 A side-arm delivery outside off, du Plessis strokes it wide of sweeper cover for a couple.
  • 23.1 FOUR! Tossed up on middle, du Plessis continues his aggressive approach and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
  • Change of ends for Jeevan Mendis.
  • 22.6 Faf makes room and moves outside the leg stump. De Silva follows him, Faf flicks it to mid-wicket and gets a single to keep the strike. 162/1
  • 22.5 Flighted on off, Amla nudges it towards sweeper cover for one.
  • 22.4 Floated on middle, Faf strokes it to long on and gets to the other end.
  • 22.3 On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to short fine leg.
  • 22.2 Shorter around off, du Plessis hits it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 22.1 Starts with a tossed up ball on off, Amla looks to reverse sweep but gets a feather on it onto his pad. The ball goes to point and they take a run.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva is into the attack now.
  • 21.6 SIX! Dispatched! A couple of rows back at wide long off. Poor bowling by the leggie. Overpitches it outside off, du Plessis stretches his arms and muscles it with the spin over the rope. 18 from the over, 41 in the last three. 158/1
  • 21.5 Flighted and full outside off, it's driven through covers for a single.
  • 21.4 Shortish and sliding down, helped past square leg for a run.
  • 21.3 Turns it off his pads to the leg side but finds square leg.
  • 21.2 SIX! Goes even better this time. Vandersay over-corrects his length to go very full and around off, Faf kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 21.1 FOUR! Boundaries continue to come! Short in length and around leg, du Plessis rocks back to make room and powers it over mid-wicket.
  • Change of keeper. Kusal Mendis to keep the wickets now as Kusal Perera goes off the field.
  • 20.6 Leans forward to push it through the line, connects well with the turn but finds the cover fielder. 23 runs in the last two overs. Going smoothly, South Africa. 140/1
  • 20.5 Amla has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 20.4 Fires in a quicker on on middle, Faf sweeps it behind square leg for three runs.
  • 20.3 FOUR! Fifty for Faf du Plessis as well! He gives the charge to the bowler this time and whips it wide of long on. The fielder in the deep runs across to his right, trying to pull it back but fumbles and allows it through. The South African skipper is looking in red-hot form.
  • 20.2 FOUR! Dismissed! As soon as Jeevan drops it short on off, Faf du Plessis quickly gets back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket.
  • 20.1 Quicker one, full and on middle, knocked down to mid on.
  • 19.6 Too full and outside off, forced past the diving cover fielder for one. 12 from Vandersay's first over. The spinners have gone for 16 in the first two overs. 129/1
  • 19.5 A googly this time, around off and turning in, Amla defends it back off his front foot.
  • 19.4 FOUR! This time finds the fence. Full and flighted outside off, Amla presses forward and drives it delightfully through extra cover for a boundary.
  • 19.3 Flighted full ball on off, driven through covers for a couple of runs.
  • 19.2 Tickles it off his pads to the leg side but finds the fielder.
  • 19.1 FOUR! Greets the spinner with a lofted inside-out shot over covers for a boundary. Nicely executed.
  • Bowling change. Spin from both ends now. Jeffrey Vandersay to operate now with a slip in place.
  • 18.6 Fifty for Hashim Amla. He did not start off well but has managed to find his groove. He gets there with a single down to long off. South Africa will be boosted by this. They will hope that he can replicate this during the main event. 117/1
  • 18.5 On the pads, Amla flicks it but finds short fine leg.
  • 18.4 Tossed up on off, Amla drives it straight to cover.
  • 18.3 Faf has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 18.2 On the pads, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 18.1 Starts with a flatter ball on middle and leg, du Plessis strokes it to long on for a run.
  • First sign of spin. Jeevan Mendis is introduced into the attack.
  • 17.6 Length ball on off, du Plessis strokes it to long off and keeps the strike with a single. 113/1
  • 17.5 Good length ball on off, Amla taps it down to third man for a single.
  • Avishka Fernando has hurt himself here. He is wincing in pain. He has twisted his right ankle. The physios are out in the middle. Oh dear! Not a good sign this. The stretcher is coming on to take him off the field. Let's hope he is fine and there is no major damage done. It would be heartbreaking for the young man days before the World Cup.
  • 17.4 Good length ball on off, Faf strokes it wide of cover and gets one. The fielder there slips while collecting the ball. Avishka Fernando was the man.
  • 17.3 Tries to run it down to third man but fails to middle it properly. The keeper gets across to his right to pick up the ball.
  • 17.2 EDGY FOUR! Width on offer outside off, it's short in length, du Plessis throws his bat at it and the ball flies off the outside edge through the vacant first slip region for a boundary.
  • 17.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it off his back foot to covers.
  • Drinks break. South Africa are going strong. It's a welcome sight for them to see Hashim Amla finding some form. They would love if he gets a century under his belt before the mega event. The South African skipper looked a bit scratchy initially but has settled down now and together the batting pair is going smoothly. The Lankan bowling hasn't impressed much. Their bowling with the new balls was decent but after that it has dipped. Let's see how their spinners perform in the middle overs.
  • 16.6 This time punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike. 106/1
  • 16.5 Outside off, du Plessis punches it to cover.
  • 16.4 On the pads, Amla glances it to fin e leg for a run.
  • 16.3 Now follows it up with a single down the leg side.
  • 16.2 FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler. Perera bangs it in short as du Plessis was once again coming down the track, Faf looks to pull it but it goes off the edge towards third man for a boundary.
  • 16.1 SIX! First one off the day! Excellent use of the feet there. Good length ball on middle and leg, du Plessis comes down the track and heaves it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
  • 15.6 Good length ball on off, Faf comes down the track and drives it towards mid off for a single. 93/1
  • 15.5 On off, Amla runs it down to third man for one.
  • 15.4 Slower delivery on off, du Plessis drags it to fine leg for a run.
  • 15.3 Length ball on middle, du Plessis defends it off his front foot.
  • 15.2 Good length ball on off, Faf dabs it to backward point and looks for a run but does not get it.
  • 15.1 Outside off, du Plessis plays it straight to point.
  • 14.6 11 runs off the over. On middle and off, Faf pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and takes three. 90/1
  • 14.5 On off and middle, Amla shuffles across and flicks it to get to the other end.
  • 14.4 Length ball outside off, Faf punches it to cover for a run.
  • 14.3 Now takes a single. Sensible batting. Outside off on a length, Amla dabs it down to third man for a run.
  • 14.2 FOUR! Good length ball on off, Amla comes down and then smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 14.1 Good length ball on off, du Plessis taps it to point and gets a run.
  • 13.6 Seeing the batsman giving a charge, Udana shortens his length and keeps it on middle and leg. Du Plessis adjusts well and turns it behind square leg for a run. 79/1
  • 13.5 A good length ball outside off, once again angling away from the right-hander, Faf strides forward and strokes it through covers for another brace.
  • 13.4 Slower in pace again, a touch short and around off, du Plessis plays it down with gentle hands to backward point.
  • 13.3 Change of pace this time. A loopy full ball dipping in around off, du Plessis picks it early and drives it through covers for a couple of runs.
  • 13.2 A length ball on off, angling away from the batsman, du Plessis taps it down on the off side. Initially tries to run but it's not available.
  • 13.1 Starts with a good length ball on middle and off, some extra bounce again, du Plessis sticks back to play it through the line but it takes the under edge and rolls back to the bowler.
  • 12.6 Full outside off, Amla looks to drive but it goes past his outside edge. Good over from Thisara, a maiden. 74/1
  • 12.5 Back of a length ball on off, Hashim gets on his back foot and defends it.
  • 12.4 Good length ball outside off, Amla looks to drive but misses.
  • 12.3 On the stumps, Amla defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.2 Excellent shot but straight to the man at point. Length ball outside off, Hashim cuts it hard but straight to the fielder.
  • 12.1 Huge appeal but the umpire is not interested. Good length ball pitching on off and middle, Amla moves across to his off stump and looks to glance it down to fine leg. He misses and it goes behind to the keeper. Kusal Perera collects the ball and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. No bat or glove involved.
  • 11.6 Single to finish the over. Udana bowls it outside off, Amla taps it to his favourite region, the third man region, and keeps the strike with one. 74/1
  • 11.5 On off, du Plessis taps it wide of mid on and gets to the other end.
  • 11.4 Good length ball outside off, du Plessis cuts it towards point for a couple.
  • 11.3 Length is the same again this time outside off. Hashim guides it to third man and takes a single.
  • 11.2 Corrects his length and pulls it back. Amla looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes to the keeper.
  • 11.1 FOUR! Not the way Udana would have wanted to start. He serves a full ball on off first up. It is in Amla's slot. He thrashes his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • Isuru Udana is introduced into the attack. If there is one Sri Lankan player that has made his name in the recent past, it's him. Not only with the ball but he has shown some exemplary hitting ability with the bat too. The Islanders have found an all-rounder out of nowhere in Udana.
  • 10.6 Amla will keep the strike. On off, Amla taps it down to third man for a single. 65/1
  • 10.5 Length ball outside off, Faf slaps it towards point and gets one.
  • 10.4 Length ball on off, du Plessis looks to cut but gets an inside edge. The ball hits his boot and then goes towards point. Amla wanted a single but Faf grunts a loud no.
  • 10.3 Good length ball on middle, du Plessis plays it to the man at point.
  • 10.2 Length ball outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to it.
  • 10.1 Starts with a full length delivery on off, du Plessis drives it to the man at cover.
  • Powerplay 2 time. The field can relax a bit with one extra fielder allowed outside the circle till the 40th over. With 5 fielders available now for Dimuth Karunaratne, he can try out some different bowling plans.
  • 9.6 Good length ball on off stump, Hashim strokes it to point. South Africa are 63/1 at the end of Powerplay 1. 63/1
  • 9.5 Now follows it up with a single down to third man.
  • 9.4 FOUR! This will give the skipper a lot of confidence. Shorter on the body, du Plessis hooks it down to fine leg for a boundary.
  • 9.3 In the air but safe. Good length ball on off, du Plessis looks to drive and then push. He plays an uppish push but it falls short of the man at cover. He is not looking at his best here.
  • 9.2 Good length ball on off, Amla runs it down to third man and gets a run.
  • 9.1 Fuller on middle, Amla defends it off the front foot.
  • 8.6 On the stumps, du Plessis comes down the track and looks to hit it on the off side but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards square leg and they get two. 57/1
  • 8.5 Length ball on off, du Plessis taps it to point.
  • 8.4 Extra bounce there. Pitching outside off, du Plessis looks to defend but gets surprised and beaten by the bounce on offer. It once again misses the outside edge.
  • 8.3 On the stumps, Faf stamps his authority with a solid front foot defense.
  • 8.2 Nice ball. Length ball outside off. It moves away after pitching. Du Plessis goes chasing after it but misses. The ball was not far away from the outside edge.
  • 8.1 Good length ball on off, Faf defends it towards point.
  • 7.6 Full outside off, du Plessis gets on his front foot and blocks it. 54/1
  • 7.5 Full on off, Faf drives it beautifully to cover.
  • 7.4 Fuller on middle, Faf defends it towards mid on.
  • 7.3 On off and on a length, du Plessis defends it with straight bat.
  • 7.2 Good length ball on off, Faf looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards square leg for a couple.
  • 7.1 On off, Faf blocks it off his front foot.
  • 6.6 FOUR! He is finding his groove. Length ball on off, Amla slaps it through point for a boundary. A successful over but expensive also. 52/1
  • 6.5 On the pads, Faf looks glance it to fine leg but it goes off the pads and they take a leg bye. The Sri Lankan players put in a muted appeal but the umpire was not interested.
  • 6.4 Good length ball on off, du Plessis taps it to the man at point.
  • 6.3 Good length ball outside off. Very little swing on offer there. Faf calmly leaves it alone.
  • Skipper, Faf du Plessis is the new man in.
  • 6.2 OUT! That's the first wicket of the day. Lakmal gets his length right. The ball moves away after hitting the deck. Markram is very static as his feet goes nowhere. He looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. Kusal Perera behind the stumps takes an easy catch. Markram will be annoyed with himself. He was looking so good out in the middle but does not last long. The ploy to stick with Lakmal works for Sri Lanka.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Excellent shot from Markram. Full on off, Markram picks the length early and slashes his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • 5.6 On middle, Hashim drives it to mid on to see off the over. 43/0
  • 5.5 Bouncer on the leg side, Amla looks to pull but fails to middle it. The keeper puts in a stifled appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved.
  • 5.4 FOUR! No stopping that. Good length ball on off, Amla gets on his front foot and plays a classic cover drive through covers. The boundaries are big on that side but it does not matter as the ball still finds the ropes.
  • 5.3 On the pads, HA flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • 5.2 Good length ball on off, Amla taps it back to the bowler.
  • 5.1 Misfield. Good length ball on off, Amla punches it towards cover. Thirimanne there misfields which allows them to take two runs. Maybe the cold weather there was the reason he could not hold onto the ball.
  • 4.6 Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it towards cover-point. 28 runs in the last 3 overs. 35/0
  • 4.5 Terrific running, a good combination at the moment. Finding the fence and pinching quick runs as well. On and around off, a length ball, Amla drops it with soft hands towards cover-point and scampers across to the other end.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Lakmal attempts for the inswinger this time but the line turns out to be too straight. Amla nicely works it on the leg side and times his flick shot superbly in front of square leg for a boundary.
  • 4.3 Lakmal is bowling beautifully. Utilizing the conditions well. Smart line on this occasion. He angles in a length ball around off and gets it to shape away from there, Amla has no option but to play the line. Tries doing so but is beaten by the away movement.
  • 4.2 This time a good length ball is angled into the batsman on off, Amla goes back and punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a brace.
  • 4.1 Beaten! Outstanding delivery. On a good length around off and nipping away off the surface, Amla has a nervous push inside the line and misses. Could have left it alone.
  • 3.6 SAFELY IN! Four running runs it is for South Africa. Eventful ball. Outside off on a length, Markram drives it through covers. It is a long boundary on that side of the wicket. The fielder runs from the circle to get to the ball. He stops the ball from going to the fence but they run for the fourth one. The throw is at the bowler's end. Pradeep takes the bails off and puts in an appeal. Not a confident one though. The umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show, Amla was in quite comfortably. 28/0
  • The onfield umpire has gone upstairs to check for the run out! The batsman in question is Hashim Amla. His body language suggests that he is safe. Let's find out.
  • 3.5 Length ball on off, Aiden blocks it off his front foot.
  • 3.4 Now calmly leaves the next ball outside off. There is hardly any swing on offer here. This might be the case throughout the tournament.
  • 3.3 FOUR! Poor delivery asking to be hit. Full on the pads, Markram maintains his balance and whips it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 3.2 Length ball on off, Markram taps it to mid off.
  • 3.1 Length ball on middle, Markram glances it to deep square leg for a couple.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Great way to finish off the over. Length ball outside off, Amla plays a textbook cover drive through covers for a boundary. 11 coming off this one! 18/0
  • 2.5 On the pads, Amla flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 2.4 FOUR! What a shot! Good length ball on off, Amla comes down and milks it through mid off for a boundary. This was all about timing.
  • 2.3 On off, solidly defended by HA.
  • 2.2 Good shot. Length ball on off, AM strokes it beautifully through covers. The ball does not have the legs to go to the fence. Thisara runs behind it and pulls it back before the ropes. He trips on the cushion but he is fine. They get three as Kusal Mendis returns the ball in play.
  • 2.1 On off, Markram blocks it off his front foot.
  • 1.6 Length ball on the stumps to finish the over. Amla rocks onto his back foot and blocks it. 7/0
  • 1.5 On middle and leg, Hashim flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • 1.4 Length ball on middle, Hashim blocks it.
  • 1.3 Huge appeal for lbw turned down by the umpire. Length ball pitching outside off and it comes in sharply. Amla looks to defend but misses. The ball hits his pad over the knee roll. Pradeep goes up in appeal but the umpire is not interested. Height seemed to be an issue there. The replays later on show that the impact was 50-50 and it was heading over the stumps. Good decision.
  • 1.2 Back of a length ball on off. The ball rises onto the batsman after pitching. Markram looks to defend but it goes off the outer half of his bat towards third man for a run.
  • 1.1 Starts with a good length ball outside off, Markram punches it to the man at cover.
  • Nuwan Pradeep to bowl with the second new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Little bit of away swing to end the over. It is outside off, Amla lets it carry to the keeper. 4/0
  • 0.5 Good length ball on off, Amla defends it off his front foot.
  • 0.4 Well played. Length ball on off, there is no moment on this one. Markram tucks it through mid-wicket and gets three runs as the fielder runs and gets the ball.
  • 0.3 Good solid defense from Markram first up. It is on off, Aiden defends it off his front foot and shouts a loud no.
  • 0.2 Good length ball on middle, Amla taps it towards mid on and gets a single.
  • 0.1 Lakmal starts with a good length delivery on off. There is a slight away moment on the first ball. Amla defends it with a straight bat.
  • Out come the players! The Sri Lankan players are in a huddle at the moment. Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla are the openers for South Africa. Suranga Lakmal to bowl first up with the first new ball.
  • Pitch report - There is brownish covering of grass to hold the pitch. It's expected to have extra bounce and some initial movement too. Going to be challenging to bat first although it will settle down as the game progresses, feels Mark Ramprakash.
  • South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis says they were looking to bat first anyway as in a warm-up game they wanted to play as much as they can. Informs Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn will take it easy today. Further tells that it's about mental and physical strength and they are looking to give opportunities to everyone.
  • Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says it's a green wicket and hence they are looking to bowl. On the tour to Scotland, Dimuth says before the World Cup they had an opportunity and he feels the boys are confident. Informs Lasith Malinga is not here and they are playing with 14 and looking to give chance to every player.
  • Toss - Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to field first.
  • Hello and welcome to the first day of the official warm-up games before the start of the World Cup. Sri Lanka take on South Africa in Cardiff. Both teams will be looking to get acclimatized to the weather and the conditions here and test out different combinations. Should be fun.

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa Live Score (WARM-UP ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That's all from this match. South Africa got an easy win over Sri Lanka while Afghanistan upset Pakistan in the other warm-up game. On Saturday, teams like Australia, England, India and New Zealand will be in action. Do join us at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Cheers!
  • South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis says he is happy with the overall result as the bowlers and the batters got their chances. On Andile Phehlukwayo, Faf mentions that he is a wicket-taker. Says it was just about spending time out in the middle as it is different from the 20-over format. Informs that Quinton de Kock was just being rested.
  • Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says that it was a flat wicket and reckons that they got off to a good start but could not capitalize. Feels it was not easy against the bowling attack of South Africa. On his personal form, he says he just does basic things and not the fancy things. Adds that it is not easy to bat early on in the innings. Ends by informing us that the injuries to Udana and Avishka aren't serious and they will be back for the next warm up game.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo says that it was a good performance and a good outing for them as they got what they wanted. Tells that he just likes to do whatever the team wants him to do. On his preference, Phehlukwayo mentions that he would like to bowl early on. States that it was a good learning experience as they learnt a lot about their bowling and batting. Adds that he is looking to take the confidence heading into the tournament.
  • South Africa put up a decent bowling show. Lungi Ngidi provided the initial breakthroughs while Kagiso Rabada bagged the prized scalp of Dimuth Karunaratne. The best bowler on show though was Andile Phehlukwayo who took a 4-wicket haul. Their main spinners were not too impressive as both Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi struggled. Another thing worth mentioning was the fielding of the African side. Overall a good outing for them.
  • Easy victory for South Africa! They never really got pushed in the field and have registered a comprehensive victory. Chasing a 300-plus target, Sri Lanka needed Kusal Perera to fire up front but he bagged a 2-ball duck. Dimuth Karunaratne did well to hold one end up and also constructed a couple of 50-plus partnerships with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. Although, they never looked like going after the target. A good batting practice for their skipper and Mathews but apart from them, there wasn't much fight shown.
  • 42.3 OUT! That looked out and it is out. A great googly by Tahir to fool the batsman. He lands it around off and Lakmal is caught on the back foot trying to deal with it. Fails to put bat on ball and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the umpire raises his finger quickly. Lakmal takes the DRS but to no use. It shows that the ball is clipping the top of middle stump. That's it then. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 87 RUNS!
  • Suranga Lakmal is given out lbw! Looks plumb but he wants to use the DRS. Hmm...
  • 42.2 Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
  • 42.2 Wide! A googly wide outside off, it's left alone by the batsman.
  • 42.1 Too full in length and wide outside off, Thisara drives but finds the extra cover fielder at the edge of the circle.
  • Imran Tahir is back on.
  • 41.6 Short and down the leg side, Perera fails to middle his help-pull shot but still manages to get it away from the keeper. A single taken. 249/9
  • 41.5 Short in length on off, Perera pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep makes a sliding stop and they cross for a couple of times.
  • 41.4 That's not a shot from a number 11. A lovely cover drive by Lakmal, he pierces it past the cover fielder and gets off the mark with a single.
  • The last man in is Suranga Lakmal.
  • 41.3 OUT! Fantastic catch by Duminy. Pretorius offers room outside off and Vandersay rocks back to pack a punch. He fails to keep it down and it goes low towards backward point. JP Duminy stationed there snaps it inches above the ground, great reaction catch from the veteran.
  • 41.2 A little short in length on off, Thisara stays back footed and flat-bats it down past his partner to mid off for a run.
  • 41.1 Good timing and great fielding! Too full in length on off, Vandersay plays a well-timed off drive but fails to beat the diving attempt of the mid off fielder.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is back for another go.
  • 40.6 Shortish and on off, Vandersay hangs on the back foot and strokes it down to long off for one. 7 runs from the over, not enough though as the RRR is touching almost 11. 243/8
  • 40.5 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 40.5 Again a wide down the leg side! Jeffrey gets inside the line to cover the stumps and then allows it to spin down the leg side.
  • 40.5 Wide! Turning down the leg side, Vandersay allows it through to the keeper.
  • 40.4 Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 40.4 Wide! Fires one down the leg side, Thisara wants to flick but misses.
  • 40.3 Flatter again, wide outside off, left alone.
  • 40.2 Helps it with the spin through square leg for one.
  • 40.1 Flatter on off, Perera works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • Breaking news - Afghanistan have thumped Pakistan in the other warm-up game. Great result for the Afghans. They will be the one team to watch out for upsets in the mega event. No team can afford to take them lightly.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game.
  • 39.6 Gets on the front foot and drives a full ball to mid off. Another top over by Andile! 236/8
  • 39.5 Stays back and plays down a length ball to point.
  • Jeffrey Vandersay is next to bat.
  • 39.4 OUT! Fourth wicket for Phehlukwayo. Shorter one, well-directed, Siriwardana pulls but without much power and timing. It flies in front of square leg and Aiden Markram takes the simplest of catches in the deep.
  • 39.3 Goes on the back foot and punches it wide of mid off for a run.
  • 39.2 Digs in a short ball around off, hurrying onto the batsman, Perera plays a mistimed pull shot towards mid on.
  • 39.1 Bouncer first up to the new batsman. Thisara ducks underneath it.
  • Thisara Perera arrives, finally. 104 needed off 66 balls.
  • 38.6 OUT! This is a brilliant running catch from Chris Morris, not easy when you are sprinting back! A loopy full ball around off, Angelo tries to heave it across the line by jumping down the track but gets a big top edge over extra cover. Morris does well to keep his eyes on the ball and catches it safely. The reaction on his face tells you everything, not easy to take those. 235/7
  • 38.5 Plays it down with soft hands to covers and pinches a single.
  • 38.4 Mathews has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
  • 38.3 SIX! Mathews goes big! It's not over until this batsman is at the crease. Flighted ball, too full in length around off, Mathews lines up behind the delivery and thwacks it over long on.
  • 38.3 Wide! Sprays a full ball down the leg side, Siriwardana leaves it and the keeper fumbles. They cross.
  • 38.2 Too full in length on off, Milinda pushes it back from the inner portion of his bat.
  • 38.1 Flighted ball on off, turning back in slowly, Angelo works it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 37.6 FOUR! Crunched! A good length ball around off, Siriwardana forces it through the line and it flies over cover-point for a boundary. Gets off the mark in style. 224/6
  • Milinda Siriwardana is the new man in. No signs of either Thisara Perera or Isuru Udana. Seems Sri Lanka have given up on the chase and just want to get as much game time as possible in the middle.
  • 37.5 OUT! Caught behind! The slower one foxes Jeevan. Phehlukwayo continues to deliver with the ball. A clever change in pace from him as he serves it full and wide outside off. Mendis winds up for a big heave-ho over the leg side but gets a faint outside edge behind to Miller. 119 needed off 73 balls with four wickets left, time running out for Sri Lanka.
  • 37.4 On a length around off, angling away, Jeevan plants his back leg inside the crease and taps it down to point.
  • 37.3 FOUR! Lovely straight drive, straight out of the coaching manual. A shade overpitched and around off, Mendis brings down a straight drive and crisply strokes it past his partner at the other end for a boundary down the ground.
  • 37.2 Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 37.1 In the air but just wide of the two inside fielders. Back of a length ball on off, Mendis mishits it aerially but wide of extra cover. The mid off fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball and they take a single.
  • 36.6 Presses forward to a full ball and strokes it down to long off for a single. 214/5
  • 36.5 Sliding down the leg side, it's swept down to short fine leg where Ngidi misfields and allows a couple.
  • 36.4 FOUR! Up and over! Loopy and full on middle, Jeevan kneels down and pumps his slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. A good controlled stroke.
  • 36.3 Jumps out of the crease to take it on the full and drives it from the toe end of his bat to long off for a single.
  • 36.2 Straighter one outside off, Mathews pushes inside the line and edges it down to backward point.
  • 36.1 Tossed up ball on off, turning away, Mendis gets back and punches it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a run.
  • JP Duminy to roll his arm now. He is a decent part-timer and could play a big role with the ball in the World Cup.
  • 35.6 Shorter one on off, it's run down to third man for a single. 6 from the over along with the wicket of Dhananjaya. 205/5
  • 35.5 FOUR! Jeevan gets off the mark with a boundary. Short in length around middle, Mendis swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg. Aiden Markram sprints across to his left in the deep, does the hard work to reach the ball but fails to flick it back in play. It goes past him to meet the fence.
  • 35.4 Close to off stump this time, on a length, Mendis sticks back inside the crease and plays it out to backward point.
  • 35.4 Wide! Short in length and wide down the leg side, Jeevan tries to pull but misses. A good take by Miller. That wasn't too far from taking the edge.
  • 35.3 Slower short ball around the rib cage, Mendis moves inside the line and tries to tickle it fine. Misses.
  • Jeevan Mendis walks out to bat next. There is a wide first slip in place for him.
  • 35.2 OUT! Sound of timber! Phehlukwayo delivers a good length ball in the line of off stump and gets it to skid through the surface, Dhananjaya tries playing the cross-batted shot but misses the ball completely. The ball doesn't miss the off pole though. Half the side is back in the pavilion now with the score reading 199/5, 140 more needed off 88 balls!
  • 35.1 Aerial but safe! Back of a length ball outside off, Dhananjaya punches it in the air but it doesn't carry to extra cover. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.
  • 34.6 A cover drive this time but straight to the fielder inside the ring. 7 from the over, the required RR is touching almost 10 now. 199/4
  • 34.5 FOUR! Great shot! Loopy and full around off, Angelo gets forward with a big stride and lofts it with ease over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 34.4 Skips down the track to a flatter delivery and punches it to long off for a single.
  • 34.3 Fifty for Angelo Mathews. He reaches there by charging down the track and easing a full ball to long on for a run. Finding good form, Mathews.
  • 34.2 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
  • 34.1 Shout for an lbw! Extra loopy delivery, full and dipping in around leg, turning down, Dhananjaya tries to sweep but misses. He is hit on the pads, they appeal but the umpire stays still. They cross and it's given as a leg bye. Maybe, it was turning down too much and would have missed the stumps.
  • 33.6 Shortish and on middle, helped from the crease to short mid-wicket. A single and a boundary from the over. 192/4
  • 33.5 Fractionally short in length around off, slower in pace, Mathews plays it down from the crease to point. Looks for a run but it's not on.
  • 33.4 Play and a miss! Ngidi goes short this time, around middle and leg, Angelo tries to pull but it bounces over his bat.
  • 33.3 FOUR! Terrific hit! Back of a length ball on middle, Mathews gets on top of the bounce and plays a short-arm jab behind square leg for a boundary.
  • 33.2 De Silva gives the charge this time to take it on the full but hits it without much timing to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 33.1 Good length ball on off, angling in, de Silva taps it down towards backward point and looks for a run. He is sent back.
  • 32.6 Advances down the track to make it very full and then drills his drive to sweeper cover for a single. 187/4
  • 32.5 Flighted and on middle, worked behind square leg for a run.
  • 32.4 Loopy around middle and off, turning away, Mathews leans to defend but it takes the outer half of his bat and rolls to covers.
  • 32.3 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 32.2 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads to deep mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
  • 32.2 Wide! Shamsi fires one down the leg side, Angelo fails to flick and Miller does well to get his body behind to stop the ball.
  • 32.1 DROPPED BY MILLER! A flighted delivery turning down the leg side, Mathews jumps out of the crease to flick but it takes a faint inside edge and goes behind. Miller reacts quickly but fails to hang on to the catch. It's a tough job, keeping.
  • 31.6 A touch short and on off, de Silva flicks it in front of square leg but finds the fielder. Good over, only one run from it. 182/4
  • 31.5 Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
  • 31.4 Good length ball on off, blocked from the back foot.
  • 31.3 INSIDE EDGE! Review wasted. Umpire Richard Illingworth has a hawk eye of his own. Top class decision. A length ball around off, shaping back in at 132 kph, Dhananjaya tries to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Faf signals for the DRS from mid on and it's referred upstairs. The Ultra Edge doesn't waste time in finding out the wood.
  • Huge shout for an lbw, turned down and immediately Faf du Plessis takes the DRS. Looked close to the naked eye. Is height a factor? Let's find out...
  • 31.2 Angles in a length ball on off, Dhananjaya plays close to his front pad and works it to square leg.
  • 31.1 Starts with a very full ball on middle, Mathews runs down the track and forces it down the ground past his partner. Du Plessis makes a diving stop from mid on and saves three runs for his team.
  • Drinks break. 158 needed off 114 balls. South Africa remain ahead. The partnership between Karunaratne and Mathews did frustrate them but they have managed to break it. Angelo Mathews holds the key for them in this chase now and he coming into form will be very crucial for Sri Lanka before the World Cup. It's turning out to be a sorry day for the spinners. They have struggled to leave much impact. Heading for a close finish. Lungi Ngidi is back into the attack.
  • 30.6 Floated and full on middle, it's worked gently through square leg for one. 11 from this over. 181/4
  • 30.5 Extra flight this time, too full in length on off, it's driven down to long off for a single.
  • 30.4 Quicker and flatter on off, Mathews stays back and chops it out to point for a run.
  • 30.3 FOUR! Yet another similar shot for a boundary. The length is fuller than the last ball, around off, Mathews gets down and across and smashes it with the spin over backward square leg.
  • 30.2 FOUR! Mathews has played it so well. Tossed up ball on off, Angelo goes down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a boundary.
  • 30.1 Loopy and on leg, it's flicked with the spin to backward square leg.
  • 29.6 Slower delivery, a touch short and around off, de Silva stands inside the crease and defends it to the off side. Excellent over, a wicket and only a run off it. 170/4
  • 29.5 Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it with soft hands to mid off.
  • 29.4 Shortish and outside off, Dhananjaya watches the line closely and shoulders arms.
  • The new man is Dhananjaya de Silva.
  • 29.3 OUT! Dimuth Karunaratne holes out on the devil's number! Rabada steams in from 'round the wicket and digs in a short ball on middle. Dimuth wheels a pull shot but fails to connect properly. It flies straight down to Aiden Markram at deep backward square leg who hardly moves to complete the catch. The partnership is closed two short of a hundred. 169 needed off 123 balls.
  • 29.2 Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Mathews glances it off his hips through backward square leg for a run.
  • 29.1 Good length ball on off, angling in, Angelo gets back and defends it to the bowler with a straight bat.
  • 28.6 Sliding down the leg side, Dimuth tries to flick but misses. A stifled appeal but to no use. 169/3
  • 28.5 Loopy and full on off, Mathews strides forward and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket. It's towards the longer part of the ground and they take three runs.
  • 28.4 Full and outside off, Karunaratne gets down and works it wide of mid on for one.
  • 28.3 Fullish and on middle, Karunaratne flicks it off the inner half but finds short fine leg.
  • 28.2 Flatter and shorter on off, Karunaratne plays it down to point from the back foot.
  • Slip moves out to short third man.
  • 28.1 FOUR! Sweetly timed! Floated full ball around off, Karunaratne kneels down and sweeps it behind square leg and it runs away from short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 27.6 Width on offer around off, Dimuth remains on the back foot and steers it down to third man for a run. 161/3
  • 27.5 Good length ball on off, Karunaratne stays back and pushes it with an angled bat towards cover-point.
  • 27.4 The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely.
  • 27.3 A touch short in length around off, Dimuth tries to run it down to third man but the backward point fielder intervenes and makes the stop with a slide.
  • 27.2 FOUR! We have seen plenty of boundaries off the deliveries down the leg side. Karunaratne neatly deflects it fine and fetches a boundary.
  • 27.1 Short in length around off, Angelo gives the charge and drags his attempted pull shot wide of mid on for a run.
  • Kagiso Rabada is brought back into the attack. 184 needed off 138 balls.
  • 26.6 Beaten! Tossed up ball outside off, spinning away, Karunaratne tries to play the slog sweep but fails to connect. 155/3
  • 26.5 A back foot square cut from Dimuth but it has gone straight to point.
  • 26.4 FOUR! Superbly played! Shamsi is on the shorter side with his delivery outside off, turning away, Karunaratne delays his shot and plays at it very late. Keeps in mind that there is a slip in place and runs it wide of him to find the fence at third man.
  • 26.3 Too full in length and around leg, Mathews tickles it in front of square leg and rotates the strike.
  • 26.2 Turning away from the left-hander, it's on the shorter side and the batsman gets the time to rock back and slap it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 26.1 Starts with a flatter and shorter ball on middle, Mathews moves back and helps it towards square leg for a run.
  • David Miller has donned the gloves now. He is replacing Quinton de Kock behind the wickets. Tabraiz Shamsi has also come in, replacing Andile Phehlukwayo on the field. The spinner is straightaway inserted into the attack as well. A slip in place for him.
  • 25.6 Drifting down the leg side, Karunaratne tries to flick but misses. Not given as a wide. Probably, it clipped his thigh pad on its way to the keeper. 148/3
  • 25.5 Slower length ball on off, Mathews lifts his front leg and turns it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 25.4 A pitched up delivery on off has been driven down the ground to mid off.
  • 25.3 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 25.2 This one stays a bit low around off, Karunaratne tries to keep it out with a straight bat but it takes the outside edge and runs down to third man for a run.
  • 25.1 FOUR! Sri Lanka are dealing in boundaries at the moment. Poor delivery, down the leg side, it's helped on its way to the fine leg fence.
  • 24.6 Leans forward to a full ball and drives it down to long off for a single. 11 from this over, 23 in the last two, this partnership has moved to 70 in 71 balls and Sri Lanka need 197 more off 150 balls. 142/3
  • 24.5 FOUR! Tahir goes quick and flat down the leg side, Dimuth picks it off his pads and nudges it wide of short fine leg. It races away to the fence beating the chase from the in-ring fielder.
  • 24.4 FOUR! Well played! Karunaratne shows his range there. He pulls out the reverse sweep and nails a low full toss to the third man fence.
  • 24.3 A googly on the shorter side outside off, Karunaratne cuts from the back foot but finds the point fielder.
  • 24.2 Extra loop on this one, full and on middle, Mathews eases it down through mid on and rotates the strike.
  • 24.1 A floated leg spinner, landing full outside off, Karunaratne slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 23.6 A length ball on off, Mathews gets forward and pushes it to extra cover. 12 from the over, the RRR is exactly 8 now. 131/3
  • 23.5 Yet another delivery on the pads, Mathews tucks it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 23.4 FOUR! A poor delivery with fine leg up inside the ring. A gift on the pads for Angelo and he accepts it gleefully by deflecting it wide of the in-ring fielder for a boundary.
  • 23.3 Shortish and on off, tapped down from the crease to point.
  • 23.2 FOUR! First from the bat of Angelo Mathews. He gives the charge to a short ball outside off and slaps it over backward point. The sweeper cover tries cutting it off but the ball wins the race. 50-run stand comes up.
  • 23.1 Bat on ball this time and it has been worked through backward square leg for a run.
  • 23.1 Wide! Slips a good length ball down the leg side, Karunaratne tries to get some bat on it but misses.
  • 22.6 A googly maybe, around off, Mathews strides forward to push it on the off side but it takes the inside half of his bat and rolls on the leg side. The required rate has now gone over 8. 119/3
  • 22.5 Steps down the track and drives it down past the bowler to long on for one.
  • 22.4 Full and flighted on middle, it's knocked down to long on for one.
  • 22.3 Karunaratne has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
  • 22.2 Too full in length on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.
  • 22.1 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 21.6 Angles in a good length ball from middle and leg. Karunaratne tries flicking but misses. It goes off his pads to the left of the keeper and Mathews calls him for a hesitant leg bye. 114/3
  • 21.5 Goes on the back foot and taps it down to covers. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Direct hit would have been close.
  • 21.4 Short and pulled again, in the gap on the leg side at backward square leg, and a run is taken.
  • 21.3 FOUR! Fifty for Dimuth Karunaratne, back-to-back for him and the skipper is showing good form. He reaches there by playing a very controlled pull shot to a short ball down the leg side. It races away and crosses the fine leg fence in no time.
  • 21.2 A low full toss on off, Mathews leans forward to reach for it and forces it back in the direction of the bowler. Pretorius boots it out towards mid on and they cross.
  • 21.1 Fullish and on off, flicked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 20.6 On the pads, AM flicks it to fine leg for a run. 106/3
  • 20.5 Floats it on middle, Dimuth strokes it to long on for a run.
  • 20.4 FOUR! Swept fine! Tossed up outside off, Karunaratne premeditates the sweep and gets it fine down the fine leg region for a boundary.
  • 20.3 Flatter on middle, Mathews milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 20.2 Tossed up on the stumps, Angelo defends it off his front foot.
  • 20.1 Flighted on off, Dimuth comes down the track and nudges it to long on for a run.
  • 19.6 Length ball on off, Dimuth strokes it to point and keeps the strike with a run. 98/3
  • 19.5 On the pads, Karunaratne flicks it towards square leg and gets a brace.
  • 19.4 Dropped! A very tough chance though. Good length ball on off, Karunaratne ends up chipping it towards mid on. It was falling short of Phehlukwayo. He comes running in and puts in a dive to take the catch. The ball gets in his hands but then pops out. Would have been a sensational catch.
  • 19.3 Outside off, DK plays it to the man at point.
  • 19.2 Full once again on off, Karunaratne tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 19.1 Full on off, Dimuth drives it straight to cover.
  • Dwaine Pretorius to have a go with the ball now.
  • 18.6 Tossed up on middle, Karunaratne whips it to deep mid-wicket and gets a run. 95/3
  • 18.5 Flighted on middle, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
  • 18.4 Shorter on off, Angelo punches it towards cover and takes one.
  • 18.3 Flights it on middle and off, Mathews gets on his front foot and blocks it.
  • 18.2 Tossed up on the stumps, AM defends it with a straight bat.
  • 18.1 Floated on middle, Dimuth looks to flick it but it goes to cover off the leading edge. They take a run.
  • Change of bats for Angelo Mathews.
  • 17.6 Short in length and on off, it's pulled down behind square leg for three runs. 92/3
  • 17.5 Aiden Markram, you Jonty Rhodes! Terrific stop, saves a certain boundary. Fuller in length and outside off, Karunaratne plays a crunching cover drive but Markram dives full length to his right to make a superb one-handed stop.
  • 17.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Mathews stays back and works it wide of mid on for a run.
  • 17.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 17.2 Short ball on off, Karunaratne turns inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.1 Angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Angelo works it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 16.6 Fuller and on off, driven off the front foot to long off for a single. Tidy start from the experienced leggie. 86/3
  • 16.5 Probably a googly on off, Mathews strides forward and defends it at the last moment to the on side.
  • 16.4 Flatter on this occasion, around leg and skidding down, Angelo clips it off his pads to backward square leg.
  • 16.3 Loopy and full on off, Mathews defends it back off his front foot.
  • 16.2 Goes down half on his front knee and paddles it behind square leg for a run.
  • 16.1 Starts with a delivery on the pads, Karunaratne tries flicking but misses. It deflects towards square leg.
  • First sign of spin in this innings. Imran Tahir is introduced into the attack. He will have a slip in place.
  • 15.6 Serves a length ball on off, Karunaratne runs it down to third man for a run. 84/3
  • 15.5 Slower and fuller on off, Mathews wrists his flick shot through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 15.4 Pitches it up and outside off, Mathews presses forward and defends it to the off side.
  • 15.3 On and around off, angling in on a length, Mathews covers the line and pushes it out to mid on.
  • 15.2 Good length ball on off, it's played out safely from the crease to covers.
  • 15.1 Mathews has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Drinks break. South Africa are in front at the moment. Two early wickets pegged the Lankans back but then the partnership between Karunaratne and Mendis revived their chase. The latter looked in fine form but failed to carry on. Now, their hope is pinned on the current skipper and the former skipper in the middle. 257 needed off 210 balls.
  • 14.6 Sliding down the leg side, eased in front of square leg for one. Decent comeback over from Chris. 82/3
  • Injury Update - Avishka Fernando has had a scan on his right ankle and there is a good news for the Sri Lankan fans. It is not a serious injury and there is just a mild swelling.
  • 14.5 Edgy, doesn't look intentional. Morris lands it on a length and just outside off, Dimuth pushes inside the line and gets it away off the outside edge to third man. A single is taken.
  • 14.4 Once again a slower delivery, the length is short though and it's outside off. Karunaratne picks it late and tries to run it down to third man but finds point.
  • 14.3 Slower ball from Morris, it's full and on off, Dimuth drives it off the inner portion of his bat to mid on.
  • 14.2 A touch short and on off, Dimuth stands back and taps it down to covers.
  • 14.1 Fullish and on off, driven off the front foot towards mid on.
  • 13.6 Shortish again, on middle, this time the southpaw drags his pull shot off the inside half of his bat. It rolls through square leg for a run. 8 from the over along with the wicket of Kusal Mendis. 80/3
  • 13.5 Short in length and on off, Karunaratne pulls it at deep mid-wicket, towards the longer part of the ground and returns for the second run.
  • 13.4 Flashes and misses! Not a smart thinking from the Sri Lankan skipper with a slip deployed. Phehlukwayo tempts the batsman by offering room outside off, Dimuth tries to flat-bat it through the line but misses.
  • A slip in place.
  • 13.3 FOUR! Streaky! A length ball angling away from the batsman, Karunaratne strides forward to play the cover drive but it takes a thick outside edge and flies down to third man for a boundary.
  • 13.2 Good length ball on middle, Mathews works it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
  • Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
  • 13.1 OUT! Trapped in front! Kusal Mendis' delightful innings comes to a stop. Phehlukwayo removes him with a straightforward delivery. He angles it on a length and in the line of the sticks at 129 kph. Mendis tries to work it across the line by shuffling a bit but fails to put bat on ball. He gets rapped on the pads, the appeal goes up and the finger follows. Hitting middle and leg, the replays confirm later. The 62-run stand is broken with Sri Lanka needing 267 off 221 balls.
  • 12.6 Outside off, Mendis runs it down to third man for a single. 72/2
  • 12.5 Full on off, Kusal blocks it off the front foot.
  • 12.5 WIDE! Morris misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 12.4 FOUR! Back of a length ball on off, Mendis pulls it over and wide of fine leg for a boundary.
  • 12.3 Good length ball on off, DK plays it wide of point and gets one.
  • 12.2 FOUR! Edgy but Sri Lanka will take it. Length ball outside off, Karunaratne has a slash at it but gets an outside edge which flies through the vacant slip region and into tyhe third man fence for a boundary.
  • 12.1 Full on off, Karunaratne drives it to the man at cover.
  • 11.6 Length ball on off, DK punches it to cover and gets a single. 61/2
  • 11.5 Full on off, Mendis taps it wide of mid on and calls for a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 50-run stand comes up between the two after that single.
  • 11.4 On the stumps, solidly defended by Mendis.
  • 11.3 Full on off, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
  • 11.2 Full on off, Dimuth strokes it to mid on.
  • 11.1 Starts right on the money. It is on a length on top of off, Karunaratne blocks it.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is introduced into the attack.
  • 10.6 On the pads, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple to see off the over. 58/2
  • 10.5 Full on off, Dimuth plays it wide of cover. Miller dives to his left and picks the ball. They were looking for a single but did not go with it. Miller puts a wayward throw at the bowler's end being on the ground which lets them take a single eventually.
  • 10.4 Length ball on the stumps, DK defends it off his back foot.
  • 10.3 Good length ball on off, Mendis tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.2 Fuller on off, Mendis blocks it off the front foot.
  • 10.1 Good length ball outside off, Karunaratne runs it down to third man for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 FOUR! 12 from this over, 50 also comes up for Sri Lanka. The last over from Morris has shifted the momentum slightly. Rabada spears in a full ball on middle, not sure Mendis wanted to go aerial with his shot but still ends up lofting it off his pads in front of square leg. Good timing and it nearly goes all the way. 53/2
  • 9.5 FOUR! Putting on a bit of a show here, Kusal Mendis. Rabada alters his length but goes very full and straight. Mendis stays deep inside the crease and uses his wrists to flick it in front of square leg for a boundary.
  • 9.4 Play and a miss! Rabada bends his back and bangs in a short ball around off at 142 kph, Mendis tries pulling but it bounces over his bat. Clearly beaten for pace.
  • 9.3 A little bit of width on offer outside off, Mendis tries to run it down to third man but fails to beat Markram inside the ring. A good diving stop by him.
  • 9.2 FOUR! Wow, what a shot! Kusal just loves playing horizontal-bat shots. Once again he picks the length very early. Fetches a short ball from wide outside off and thumps it over mid-wicket via a pull shot.
  • 9.1 Good length ball angling in around off, Mendis covers the line and pushes it to mid off.
  • 8.6 Mendis plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 14 runs from the over, an expensive start from Morris. 41/2
  • 8.5 FOUR! Third boundary in the over, Sri Lanka stepping up now on a really poor bowling! Shortish and on off, Mendis swivels a bit on the back foot and powers his pull shot behind square leg for a boundary.
  • 8.4 Sliding down the leg side, Dimuth fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.
  • 8.3 Morris switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a shortish length ball on middle, Karunaratne plays it down off his pads to square leg.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Make it two. Once again Morris delivers it short and wide outside off, Dimuth rides the bounce and slaps it down to third man for another boundary. Not the start Morris would have wanted.
  • 8.1 FOUR! Not a good start! It's short and wide outside off, Karunaratne stands tall and whacks it over point for a boundary, his first of the chase.
  • 4 overs each to both the pacers so far and now we have a change in bowling. Chris Morris is inserted into the attack. He was not in the original squad for World Cup and got in only due to the injury to Anrich Nortje. The tall all-rounder would like to prove himself here.
  • 7.6 Good length ball on off, Karunaratne pushes it to cover and they get a single. Dimuth will keep the strike. 27/2
  • 7.5 Length ball on off, DK strokes it to point.
  • 7.4 Play and a miss. Karunaratne looks to drive but once again his feet go nowhere and he misses.
  • 7.3 On the stumps, Dimuth blocks it off the front foot.
  • 7.2 Length ball on off, Mendis looks to guide it down to third man. It goes to the desired region but off his gloves and they get three as Faf pulls it back before the ropes.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Finally some aggressive approach from Sri Lanka. Length ball on off, Mendis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 6.6 Fourth play and a miss of the over. It is once again outside off, Karunaratne's feet have not moved much so far and in this delivery as well he does not move his feet much and looks to block but misses. Maiden! 19/2
  • 6.5 Outside off, once again Dimuth misses his front foot defense.
  • 6.4 Length on off, DK looks to drive it straight but it goes to point off the outer half of his bat.
  • 6.3 Once again nowhere close to the ball. Fuller and moving away with the angle, Karunaratne looks to defend but once again he misses.
  • 6.2 Good length ball outside off. It moves away with the angle, Karunaratne looks to drive but it just about misses the outside edge.
  • 6.1 Fuller on off, Karunaratne hits it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 5.6 Length ball outside off, Mendis guides it to the man at short third man. 19/2
  • 5.5 Good length ball on off, Mendis defends it to mid on.
  • 5.4 On the pads, Dimuth tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
  • 5.3 Extra pace once again. It pitches on middle and leg and comes in sharply. Karunaratne looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
  • 5.2 Good length ball on off, Karunaratne strokes it to cover.
  • 5.1 Fuller on off, Mendis tucks it to mid on and calls for a quick single.
  • 4.6 Pitches it outside off, Dimuth lets it carry to the keeper to finish off the over. 17/2
  • 4.5 On middle, Karunaratne tries to play it across the line but gets a leading edge which goes safely to cover.
  • 4.4 Hits the length hard outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets beaten.
  • 4.3 Length ball on off, Dimuth gets on his front foot and defends it off the front foot.
  • 4.2 Full on off, Karunaratne defends it towards mid on.
  • 4.1 Fuller on off, Dimuth defends it towards mid-wicket.
  • 3.6 Length ball on off, Kusal Mendis tucks it to mid-wicket to see off the over. 17/2
  • 3.5 Pitches it on length, Mendis gets behind the line of it and defends it.
  • 3.4 Good length ball on off, Kusal blocks it off the front foot.
  • 3.3 On middle and leg, Karunaratne glances it to the on side for one.
  • 3.2 On the pads, Mendis flicks it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • 3.1 Beauty! That's what extra pace can do. Bowls it on a length around off. The ball zips off the surface, Mendis looks to defend but gets nowhere close to the ball.
  • 2.6 On off, this time Mendis defends it with confidence. It rolls in front of mid on and the batsmen cross. 15/2
  • 2.5 Again length ball outside off. This one goes straight, Kusal hangs his bat out like a pendulum and it goes past it to the keeper.
  • 2.4 Once again Ngidi hits the deck hard around off. It moves away a hint after pitching. Mendis lets it go to the keeper.
  • 2.3 Good length ball on middle and leg, Karunaratne flicks it towards square leg. The fielder from fine leg stops it before the ropes and they get three.
  • 2.2 Good length ball on off, Mendis tucks it towards mid-wicket with soft hands and gets off the mark.
  • Kusal Mendis is the new man in.
  • 2.1 OUT! Run the replays of the last wicket, it's almost identical, caught David Miller at cover-point. The length is different though, it's slightly fuller in length outside off, Thirimanne leans into the drive but fails to keep it down. Another easy catch for David inside the ring. Second wicket for Ngidi and this is a terrific start for South Africa.
  • 1.6 Outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets an inside edge. It goes to de Kock on a bounce. He fails to gather it and it goes towards the fine leg region and they get a run. 9 off Rabada's first. 10/1
  • 1.5 Hits the deck hard and bowls it on off, Lahiru defends it with a straight bat.
  • 1.4 Now smartly blocks the next one. It is on the stumps, Thirimanne defends it off his front foot.
  • 1.3 FOUR! This one is even better. Full again on off, this time Thirimanne drives it through covers. There is no stopping that and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 1.2 FOUR! What a shot! First boundary of the innings. Rabada bowls it full outside off, Thirimanne gets on his front foot and drives it wonderfully through point.
  • 1.1 Rabada starts with a steaming ball, full on middle, Thirimanne blocks it off his front foot.
  • Kagiso Rabada to steam in from the other end with a brand new second ball. A false start first up from him...
  • 0.6 No he can't but nonetheless a brilliant start. The last ball is a back of a length ball on the body, Thirimanne tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a run. He will keep the strike. 1/1
  • 0.5 Fuller outside off, Thirimanne looks to drive but misses. Can Ngidi start with a wicket maiden?
  • 0.4 Away swing on offer on this one. It is pitched outside off and tails away from the batsman. Thirimanne lets it go to de Kock behind the stumps.
  • 0.3 Good length ball on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne is the number 3 batsman.
  • 0.2 OUT! South Africa get the breakthrough on the second ball of the chase and it's a big one too. Once again it is on a length. Ngidi hits the length hard and bowls it outside off. Perera this time connects with his punch but it goes straight to David Miller at cover-point. He makes no mistake and Sri Lanka lose their first without a single run on the board.
  • 0.1 Lungi starts with a good length ball on off. It goes away with the angle, Perera looks to play it on the off side but misses.
  • We are back for the second innings. The umpires are out in the middle. The South African players are out on the field taking their respective positions. Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne walks out with Kusal Perera to open the innings. Lungi Ngidi to start the proceedings with the first new ball. Two slips in place...

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa Live Score (WARM-UP ODI) 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