As it happened: Sri Lanka v SA

2013-08-06 14:42

LIVE interactive commentary from the Proteas' third T20 match against Sri Lanka in Hambantota.

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   SL 164/4 AFTER 18.1 OVERS. SA 163/3  

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18:56 - QUOTES

"I am really happy. Guys did really well. Especially the bowling part as we kept them to 160. Mahela and Dilshan batted really well to give us a good start, and then Thisara playing a cameo to help us get there in the end. In previous games we didn't bat well which is why we lost the game. But in this game we batted well so we are feeling good. They (SA) played some really good cricket throughout this series. They gave us a lot of good challenges," said Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal.

"Yes it's been going pretty well. I wasn't really needed to bowl in these last two games. It's unfortunate the Sri Lankans came out firing today. Been working hard in the nets, trying not to over hit the ball as the bats are really big today and just need to time it well. Really enjoyed playing in Sri Lanka, and happy to have won a series here," said Man-of-the-Series JP Duminy.

"That's a big trophy to take back on the plane. All in all we are really happy to beat the best team in the world. I thought 163 was enough, got to give credit to Dilshan. Our plans were not as good in this game as in the other two games. Happy to beat the best in the world, the World Cup is not too far away and we did it in conditions that are similar to Bangladesh. Thanks to the crowd for their support," said SA skipper Faf du Plessis.


18:49 - MAN OF THE SERIES

SA's JP Duminy, 132 runs and three wickets.


18:47 - SERIES RESULT

South Africa win the T20 series 2-1.


18:39 - PICTURE


Man-of-the-Match Tillakaratne Dilshan played a classy innings. (AFP)


18:34 - RESULT: Sri Lanka won by six wickets. Click HERE for a full match report.


18:33 - Dilshan finishes on 74 not out off 51 balls!


18:31 - Dilshan smacks a SIX off Morkel and it's GAME OVER. Sri Lanka win by six wickets with 11 balls to spare.


18:32 - Over 18: Tillakaratne Dilshan 68*, Thisara Perera 25*. Extras 3

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13), Angelo Mathews (14). 


18:30 - Sri Lanka need six runs to win off 12 balls.


18:30 - Ouch! 21 off that Parnell over. That should seal the deal for the hosts.


18:26 - But Perera hits four, six, four and four in consecutive balls to ease the pressure...


18:24 - Time for Parnell to bring the double-wicket maiden like he did last week!


18:24 - Sri Lanka need 27 to win off 18 balls


18:23 - Over 17: Tillakaratne Dilshan 68*, Thisara Perera 5*. Extras 2

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13), Angelo Mathews (14).


18:22 - TWEET

Wiese 2 for 24 in 4, Tahir 1 for 20 in 4, Tsotsobe 0 for 49 in 4 #SLvSA - Natalie Germanos


18:19 - Morkel now back into the attack. Common Morne, get rid of Dilshan! SL 126/4 after 16 overs.


18:18 - Over 16: Tillakaratne Dilshan 60*, Thisara Perera 1*. Extras 2

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13), Angelo Mathews (14).


18:16 - South Africa still in with a shot but they must get rid of Dilshan...


18:16 - Thisara Perera is next in.


18:15 - WICKET! Mathews (14) is out, clean bowled by Wiese. SL 123/4 after 15.3 overs.


18:13 - Sri Lanka need 46 to win from 30 balls.


18:13 - Over 15: Tillakaratne Dilshan 58*, Angelo Mathews 10*. Extras 2

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13)


18:10 - Over 14: Tillakaratne Dilshan 58*, Angelo Mathews 7*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13)


18:14 - A match Tsotsobe would want to forget. Two blunders in the field and figures of 0-49 in his four overs.


18:11 - TWEET

Another 4. This is a match Lopsy will put far away in the memory bank - Just Proteas


18:05 - Over 13: Tillakaratne Dilshan 51*, Angelo Mathews 1*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1), Dinesh Chandimal (13)


18:05 - Angelo Mathews is the next man in.


18:02 - WICKET! Tahir strikes as he gets Chandimal (14) stumped by wicketkeeper De Kock. SL 100/3 after 12.3 overs. A glimmer of hope for SA!


18:02 - Over 12: Tillakaratne Dilshan 50*, Dinesh Chandimal 13*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1) 


18:00 - BLUNDER ALERT

And another poor fielding mistake by Tsotsobe as he drops a sitter on the boundary! That would have seen Chandimal out! Horrible fielder that guy is....


17:57 - Over 11: Tillakaratne Dilshan 49*, Dinesh Chandimal 8*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1) 


17:53 - Over 10: Tillakaratne Dilshan 48*, Dinesh Chandimal 7*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1)

SL 90/2 after 10 overs.


17:51 - TWEET

Jeez I hope you folks are enjoying this cricket!exciting stuff man!! - Pat Symcox


17:50 - Over 9: Tillakaratne Dilshan 47*, Dinesh Chandimal 5*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1)


17:47 - Over 8: Tillakaratne Dilshan 36*, Dinesh Chandimal 2*. Extras 1

Batsmen out: Mahela Jayawardene (33), Kusal Perera (1)


17:47 - POOR fielding as Tsotsobe lets a ball go through his legs for four on the boundary. That spoils a good over by Wiese.


17:44 - If South Africa can get Dilshan out they will firmly be back in the game!


17:44 - Skipper Dinesh Chandimal is the next man in.


17:43 - WICKET! Perera is out for 1, caught by Parnell off the bowling of David Wiese. SL 71/2 after 7.1 overs.


17:42 - Over 7: Tillakaratne Dilshan 36*, Kusal Perera 1*. Extras 1

Batsman out: Mahela Jayawardene (33) 


17:42 - Solid start by Tahir. Only four conceded.


17:40 - Leg-spinner Imran Tahir now on for the Proteas. Hopefully he can stop the flow of runs...


17:39 - Over 6: Tillakaratne Dilshan 33*, Kusal Perera 0*. Extras 1

Batsman out: Mahela Jayawardene (33)


17:39 - Kusal Perera is the new batsman in...


17:38 - WICKET! Jayawardene (33) is out, caught in the deep by AB de Villiers off the bowling of Wayne Parnell. SL 67/1 after 5.5 overs.


17:34 -  Over 5: Tillakaratne Dilshan 32*, Mahela Jayawardene 25*. Extras 1


17:32 - Proteas bowlers being put to the sword here!


17:30 - Tsotsobe bowls a front-foot no-ball. FREE HIT coming up for Dilshan. Luckily no runs added!


17:28 - Over 4: Tillakaratne Dilshan 23*, Mahela Jayawardene 24*. Extras 0


17:23 - Over 3: Tillakaratne Dilshan 22*, Mahela Jayawardene 14*. Extras 0


17:22 - Sri Lanka off to a flyer here!


17:19 - Over 2: Tillakaratne Dilshan 14*, Mahela Jayawardene 14*. Extras 0


17:18 - Meanwhile, a big 100 from Shaun Marsh has helped Australia A beat SA A.


17:15 - Jayawardene gets in on the act. Hits three fours off his first three balls...


17:15 - Morne Morkel will bowl the second over to Jayawardene.


17:13 - Over 1: Tillakaratne Dilshan 14*, Mahela Jayawardene 0*. Extras 0


17:13 - Dilshan smacks a SIX off Tsotsobe's fourth ball... and follows that up with two fours. Poor start by South Africa!


17:09 - The players are back on as Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene walk out to bat. Lonwabo Tsotsobe opens to Dilshan...


17:08 - The total is 23 more than Faf du Plessis rated a winning score before the match started.


16:59 - A much improved batting display from the Proteas! Sri Lanka would need to bat well to get this and they are missing key batsman Kumar Sangakkara.


16:58 - TWEET

Faf with an amazing 85. Long over due and very good to see. Welcome back to the runs room - Just Proteas


16:58 - Over 20: JP Duminy 51* AB de Villiers 1*. Extras 10

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16), Faf du Plessis (85)


16:57 - Duminy brings up his 50 off the penultimate ball - off 33 balls. He gets a single off the last ball as South Africa post 163/3 in their allotted 20 overs.


16:55 - AB de Villiers next in with three balls left.


16:55 - WICKET! Faf is clean bowled by Lakmal for a splendid 85. SA 157/3 after 19.3 overs.


16:52 - Over 19: Faf du Plessis 83*, JP Duminy 45*. Extras 10

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16). 


16:49 - 100 PARTNERSHIP between Duminy and Du Plessis - off only 64 balls! SA 145/2 after 18 overs. 160 minimum from here please! 


16:48 - Over 18: Faf du Plessis 75*, JP Duminy 44*. Extras 7

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:44 - PICTURE


Down but not out... A painful blow early in his innings did not stop Faf du Plessis from playing a stellar innings. (AFP)


16:44 - Over 17: Faf du Plessis 69*, JP Duminy 41*. Extras 7

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16). 


16:43 - The Proteas starting to tee off now... Duminy also eying a half-century. 


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16:38 - Over 16: Faf du Plessis 63*, JP Duminy 33*. Extras 7

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16). 


16:36 - Over 15: Faf du Plessis 60*, JP Duminy 29*. Extras 7

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:35 - Duminy now also getting into the swing of things as he clobbers Lakmal for six.


16:31 - Over 14: Faf du Plessis 59*, JP Duminy 21*. Extras 7

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:28 - Over 13: Faf du Plessis 58*, JP Duminy 16*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:27 - 50 PARTNERSHIP between Duminy and Du Plessis - off 36 balls.


16:25 - The South African skipper has found form at just the right time. So far this is by far SA's best batting display of the tour!


16:25 - Over 12: Faf du Plessis 56*, JP Duminy 14*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:24 - Half-century for Faf. 50 in 37 balls!


16:21 - Over 11: Faf du Plessis 41*, JP Duminy 12*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16).


16:19 - TWEET

SA still holding AB back and I'm not convinced that's the right policy ... - Rob Houwing


16:18 - Over 10: Faf du Plessis 40*, JP Duminy 10*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16). SA 72/2 after 10 overs.


16:16  - TWEET

I've just filed my argument against the theory that T20 is having a wholly negative impact on batting. Need a lie down and a drink of water - Antoinette Muller


16:15 - Off-spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan now on for the hosts...


16:15 - Over 9: Faf du Plessis 39*, JP Duminy 3*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16)


16:13 - Another SIX from the skipper. Faf is on fire! 15 runs off the 0th over.


16:11 - Faf smacks Angelo Mathews for the fist SIX of the innings to bring up SA's half-century.


16:10 - Over 8: Faf du Plessis 25*, JP Duminy 3*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Henry Davids (0), Quinton de Kock (16)


16:09 - Faf survives a close LBW call...


16:07 - JP Duminy is the next batsman in. "Koppe" need to play another big knock here for the Proteas.


16:06 - WICKET! De Kock is out for 16, LBW to Ajantha Mendis. SA 45/2 after 7.2 overs.


16:05 - Over 7: Faf du Plessis 20*, Quinton de Kock 16*. Extras 5

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


16:02 - Ok, we're back on now. Faf is ready after 6 minutes of pain!


15:58 - Faf has been down for two minutes now. The impact was dead-on! You still feel pain through those ball-boxes!


15:56 - OUCH! Man down. Faf cops one in an uncomfortable place off the bowling of Thisara Perera.


15:56 - Over 6: Faf du Plessis 15*, Quinton de Kock 15*. Extras 5

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:54 - De Kock survives a big lbw appeal from spinner Sachithra Senanayake. Replays show it would have toppled the stumps!


15:52 - Over 5: Faf du Plessis 11*, Quinton de Kock 14*. Extras 5

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:47 - Some positive early intent shown here by South Africa.


15:46 - Over 4: Faf du Plessis 10*, Quinton de Kock 6*. Extras 4

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:43 - Over 3: Faf du Plessis 5*, Quinton de Kock 6*. Extras 4

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:43 - Quinton de Kock looking to get aggressive early in. It's important that he scores runs toady...


15:39 - Over 2: Faf du Plessis 3*, Quinton de Kock 2*. Extras 4

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:34 - Over 1: Faf du Plessis 3*, Quinton de Kock 0*. Extras 4.

Batsman out: Henry Davids (0)


15:33 - TWEET

This hasn't been a great series for Henry Davids. 1, 7 and now a duck. Struggling against the inswing. #slvsa - Firdose Moonda


15:31 - Skipper Faf du Plessis is next in...


15:30 - WICKET! Davids is out first ball, LBW to Kulasekara. Horrible start from the Proteas!


15:29 - Play about the start. Henry Davids and Quinton de Kock are out n the middle. Nuwan Kulasekara to open for the hosts.


15:27 - DID YOU KNOW?

If Sri Lanka lose they will drop from No 1 to No 3 in the world rankings... If SA win they will go to No 2, with Pakistan then going to No 1.


15:10 - A 3-0 series win would cap a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the Proteas, having lost the ODI series 4-1.


15:09 - QUOTE

"The youngsters need to do well. We have one more game, we need to win that match," said Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal.


15:03 - TEAM NEWS

The Proteas have made no changes to their starting eleven.

Sri Lanka have left out veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga.


15:02  - TOSS UPDATE

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has won the toss and elected to bat first. Third toss in a row won by Du Plessis!


14:53 - TWEET

Overcast with a few drops but no covers on so looks all good to go in the last T20..teams interesting!Sanga not warming up with gloves! - Pat Symcox


14:37 - The match will start at 15:30 SA time...


14:38 - The Proteas have already clinched the third-match T20 series, winning the first two matches by 12 runs and 22 runs. Will they sweep Sri Lanka in today's final match?


14:35 - DID YOU KNOW?

In six T20s in Hambantota, the side batting first has lost only once - when South Africa played Zimbabwe in the last WorldTwenty20


14:35 - QUOTE

"The plan against their spinners was to be confident and try and unsettle them. Even though they might get wickets, we still tried to unsettle them. I think it's working. We played Mendis really well in the last two games." - Faf du Plessis on his team's increasing confidence against Sri Lanka's slow bowlers.


TEAMS

Sri Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal (captain, wicketkeeper), Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis AB de Villiers (captain), JP Duminy, David Miller, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe


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