As it happened: Sri Lanka v SA

2013-08-02 14:58

LIVE interactive commentary from the Proteas' first T20 match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

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 SL 103/9 AFTER 20 OVERS. SA 115/6 

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19:13 - PICTURE


Man-of-the-match JP Duminy (Gallo Images)


19:08 - QUOTES:

"Very chuffed, so proud of the boys, we were under pressure after the ODIs, great character. We are playing a world class team excellent in their skills, we have some outstanding fielders, that is our way of creating pressure. I thought it was a good score on this wicket, I told them if we keep fighting, we will pull it through," said SA captain Faf du Plessis.

"We did well in the first half, Sachithra bowled really well. We lost early wickets, then we hit a few rash shots. Sanga is in good form, but others hit a few rash shots. We have two more games and are looking forward to them," said Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal.


18:58 - MAN OF THE MATCH

JP Duminy (51 and 3 for 18) received the best player award.


18:52 - TWEETS

Well done to the Proteas on a great character building victory!! @jpduminy21 top man of the match performance!! Enjoy that winning feeling! - Robert Walter

Humble pies will be sold out in sa today.. well played #proteas.. - Albie Morkel


18:49 - MATCH RESULT

South Africa win by 12 runs. CLICK HERE for a full match report.


18:48 - A remarkable last two overs by South Africa. Wayne Parnell bowled a two-wicket maiden and Morne Morkel conceded only eight in his final over!


18:46 - Over 20: Kumar Sangakkara 59*, Ajantha Mendis 0* Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0), Lahiru Thirimanne (5), Thisara Perera (0), Sachithra Senanayake (0), Lasith Malinga (0)


18:44 - GAME OVER and South Africa win by 12 runs! This must rank right up there as one of the greatest wins ever when it comes to defending a total in T20 cricket!


18:44 - Dot ball! And another dot ball!


18:43 - Dot ball! 13 needed off 2. Barring any wides or no-balls South Africa will win!


18:42 - Two fours in a row from Sangakkarra. SL need 13 off 3 balls...


18:40 - Sri Lanka NEED 21 RUNS off Morne Morkel's last over. The Proteas are favourites but Sangakkarra is on strike...


18:39 - Over 19: Kumar Sangakkara 51*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0), Lahiru Thirimanne (5), Thisara Perera (0), Sachithra Senanayake (0), Lasith Malinga (0)


18:38 - WICKET! Malinga is out for a duck, caught by Du Plessis off Parnell. SL 95/9 after 19 overs.


18:37 - Malinga swings and misses his first ball. Five dot balls by Parnell.


18:36 - Lasith Malinga is next in. He somehow must ensure he gets Sangakkara on strike. SL need 21 off eight balls.


18:35 - WICKET! Senanayake is out for a duck, caught by De Kock off Parnell. SL 95/8 after 18.4 overs. Great over by Parnell, no runs off it so far.


18:33 - Wayne Parnell will bowl the penultimate over. SL need 21 off 12 balls. It's going down to the wire!


18:33 - Over 18: Kumar Sangakkara 51*, Sachithra Senanayake 0*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0), Lahiru Thirimanne (5), Thisara Perera (0).


18:32 - TWEET

7 wickets down. Looks like we're pulling it off. SL 91/7 - Just Proteas


18:31 - Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman in.


18:30 - WICKET! Perera (0) is out, caught by Du Plessis off Morkel. SL in trouble on 91/7 after 17.5 overs.


18:28 - Morne Morkel now back on. SA must get Sangakkara out!


18:27 - Over 17: Kumar Sangakkara 46*, Thisara Perera 0*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0), Lahiru Thirimanne (5).


18:26 - Thisara Perera is next in. SL need 26 runs to win off 18 balls.


18:25 - WICKET! Thirimanne (5) is out, caught by De Villiers on the boundary off the bowling of Tahir. SL 90/6 after 17 overs.


18:22 - Over 16: Kumar Sangakkara 40* Lahiru Thirimanne 4*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0).


18:19 - Over 15: Kumar Sangakkara 38* Lahiru Thirimanne 2*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0).


18:17 - QUOTE

"If a another wicket goes down, Sri Lanka are in real trouble," says commentator Pat Symcox.


18:17 - Part-time spinner Henry Davids now on.


18:16 - Over 14: Kumar Sangakkara 30* Lahiru Thirimanne 0*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9), Angelo Mathews (4), Jeevan Mendis (0).


18:15 - Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man in. Duminy on a hat-trick but Sangakarra just blocks it.


18:14 - WICKET! Mendis is out first ball, caught in the deep by Tahir. SL 72/5 after 13.5 overs...


18:13 - Jeevan Mendis is the new batsman in.


18:12 - WICKET! Mathews (4) is out, caught-and-bowled by Duminy. SL 72/4 after 13.4 overs. SA back in with a sniff...


18:08 - Over 13: Kumar Sangakkara 30* Angelo Mathews 4*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9).


18:07 - Replays show there was a definite sound! Sangakkara is lucky to be batting. Poor decision Mr Umpire! That will probably cost South Africa the game.


18:05 - A huge caught behind appeal from Wiese and De Kock but the umpire says no... and then just to rub salt into the wounds Sangakkara hits the next ball for four.


18:04 - Debutant David Wiese (SA's 59th T20 cap) into the attack. He must strike now!


18:04 - Over 12: Kumar Sangakkara 24* Angelo Mathews 3*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9).


18:02 - Sangakkara relieves the pressure as he hits Duminy for two fours in a row...


18:00 - Over 11: Kumar Sangakkara 14* Angelo Mathews 2*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9).


17:58 - Oh no, Duminy drops Sangakarra in the covers off the bowling of Tahir. A very tough chance though... but that would have put SA on top.


17:57 - Over 10: Kumar Sangakkara 12* Angelo Mathews 1*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan (9).

SL 46/3 after 10 overs. At this stage SA were 50/3.


17:55 - A few more tidy overs, another quick wicket or two and South Africa will have a real chance to sneak a win!


17:54 - Angelo Mathews is the new batsman in.


17:53 - WICKET! Duminy strikes. Dilshan (9) is brilliantly caught on the boundary by AB de Villiers. SL 44/3 after 9.2 overs.


17:52 - Off-spinner JP Duminy now into the attack.


17:52 - Over 9: Kumar Sangakkara 11* Tillakaratne Dilshan 9*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8).


17:49 - Over 8: Kumar Sangakkara 10* Tillakaratne Dilshan 7*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8).


17:46 - HAVE YOUR SAY

Imran Tahir back in the #Proteas kit!!! Hope to see one of his awesome celebrations tonight! #sscricket - Matthew Nepgen


17:45 - Over 7: Kumar Sangakkara 6* Tillakaratne Dilshan 5*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8).


17:43 - Leg-spinner Imran Tahir now on. It's his T20 debut at the age of 34!


17:42 - Over 6: Kumar Sangakkara 1* Tillakaratne Dilshan 4*. Extras 5.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8).


17:38 - Wayne Parnell now into the attack. And he also bowls a wide off his second delivery. Proteas leaking too many extras!


17:37 - Over 5: Kumar Sangakkara 1* Tillakaratne Dilshan 3*. Extras 4.

Batsmen out: Kusal Perera (11), Dinesh Chamdimal (8).


17:36 - Dangerman Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman in. Get him out and the Proteas are in with a real shout.


17:34 - WICKET! Chandimal (8) is out now as he edges to De Kock off Tsotsobe. SL 25/2 after 4.4 overs. South Africa in with a sniff here!


17:33 - Proteas appeal for a caught-behind but to 'keeper De Kock but it's given NOT OUT.


17:31 - Over 4: Dinesh Chamdimal 8*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 1*. Extras 4.

Batsman out: Kusal Perera (11).


17:29 - Morkel really needs to sort his discipline out. He concedes way too many extras! It sometimes feels as though he struggles to control where he puts the ball.


17:28 - Morkel bowls a front-foot no ball. FREE HIT coming up... and Chandimal smacks it for four.


17:28 - Dinesh Chamdimal is the new batsman in.


17:25 - WICKET! Perera (11) is out, caught by Wiese off the bowling of Morkel. SL 15/1 after 3.1 overs.


17:25 - Over 3: Kusal Perera 11*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 1*. Extras 4.


17:22 - Meanwhile, while the Proteas are struggling, see what Dale Steyn is up to in America by clicking HERE.


17:20 - TWEET

Why do I feel like I've seen this before? Wide, wide.... Oh, wait... #slvsa #cricket - Firdose Moonda


17:20 - Over 2: Kusal Perera 10*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 0*. Extras 3.


17:16 - SIGH... Morkel's second ball is a wide, as well as his fifth one...


17:15 - Morne Morkel to start the second over...


17:14 - Over 1: Kusal Perera 6*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 0*. Extras 1.


17:11 - Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan are at the crease, with Lonwabo Tsotsobe opening to Perera.


17:10 - The Sri Lankan innings is about to start.


17:09 - DID YOU KNOW?

This is South Africa's lowest total in T20 cricket when they have batted for a full 20 overs.


17:08 - PICTURE


Sri Lanka celebrating... again (AFP).


17:00 - Over 20: David Wiese 3* Wayne Parnell 0*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15), David Miller (25), JP Duminy (51).


16:59 - Wiese is dropped off the final ball and runs two. South Africa finish on 115/6 in their allotted 20 overs. It shouldn't be enough to defend on a good batting strip.


16:58 - WICKET! Duminy is caught by Dilshan in the deep for 51. SA 113/6 with one ball left as Wayne Parnell comes in.


16:54 - HALF CENTURY. Duminy hits a four to bring up his 50, made off 49 balls. Duminy is also the 9th batsman in the world to reach the 1000 mark at a strike rate of 121.


16:54 - Mendis will bowl the final over.


16:54 - Over 19: David Wiese 0* JP Duminy 46*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15), David Miller (25).


16:52 - Debutant David Wiese is next in.


16:51 - WICKET! Miller (25) is caught close to the boundary by Dilshan off the bowling of Malinga. SA 106/5 after 18.5 overs.


16:50 - Senanayake catches Miller on the boundary but throws the ball back in-field as he steps over the rope. He saves his team five runs though with only a single managed by the batsmen.


16:47 - 102/4 after 18 overs. If the Proteas can somehow sneak past 130 then they'll at least have something to bowl at.


16:47 - Over 18: David Miller 23* JP Duminy 43*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:46 - 100 up after 17.4 overs. Duminy and Miller doing a good damage-control job.


16:43 - Over 17: David Miller 13* JP Duminy 41*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:40 - QUOTE

Commentator Russel Arnold says there's "not enough energy" from South Africa's batsmen, especially early on in the innings. "There's nothing wrong with this pitch".


16:39 - The projected score is currently 101., which is not nearly enough!


16:38 - Duminy and Miller going along nicely here but one figures it may have come a bit too late here for South Africa...


16:38 - Over 16: David Miller 11* JP Duminy 35*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:35 - Over 15: David Miller 7* JP Duminy 33*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:34 - Duminy hits the first six of the game. About time!


16:32 - Mendis back on now.


16:32 - Over 14: David Miller 5* JP Duminy 25*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:31 - Miller survives a close run out call... but a good dives sees him home.


16:28 - SA going along at a snail's pace here...


16:28 - Over 13: David Miller 3* JP Duminy 21*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:27 - TWEET

Proteas' Manhattans look more an arb row of suburban double-storeys ... - Rob Houwing


16:24 - Over 12: David Miller 2* JP Duminy 18*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15). 


16:22 - South Africa must hurry up now as there are only nine overs left, but it's not so easy in Sri Lanka against very capable spinners...


16:21 - Over 11: David Miller 0* JP Duminy 15*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8), AB de Villiers (15).


16:18 - Big hitter David Miller is the next man in. He's South Africa's last chance to make a respectable total...


16:17 - WICKET! But AB is out next ball for 15, caught in the deep by Kusal Perera. SA 50/4 after 10.2 overs.


16:16 - AB dropped by Dinesh Chandimal in the covers off the bowling of Mathews...


16:16 - Over 10: AB de Villiers 15* JP Duminy 15*. Extras 6.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8).

South Africa 50/3 after 10 overs.


16:13 - Spin wizard Ajantha Mendis is now into the attack. Trouble could be looming for South Africa...


16:12 - Over 9: AB de Villiers 14* JP Duminy 14*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8).


16:08 - De Villiers mistimes and skies one but luckily the ball lands in no-man's land...


16:08 - Malinga now back on for Sri Lanka.


16:07 - Over 8: AB de Villiers 12* JP Duminy 10*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8).


16:06 - AB hitting a few boundaries here and showing some of the class he possesses.


16:03 - Over 7: AB de Villiers 2* JP Duminy 9*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8).


16:02 - TWEET

Proteas' batting ineptitude on this tour is at least brilliantly consistent! - Rob Houwing


16:01 - Tillakaratne Dilshan now on to bowl some more spin.


16:00 - Over 6: AB de Villiers 0* JP Duminy 7*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1), Faf du Plessis (8).


15:59 - AB de Villiers is the new batsman in. AB nearly runs himself out first ball. Luckily Duminy calls him back. Traumatic from the South Africans!


15:57 - WICKET! Faf is clean bowled by Senanayake for 8. Poor form by the skipper, walking around all over the crease before missing the ball. SA 23/3 after 5.3 overs.


15:56 - A few boundaries helping South Africa's cause now...


15:56 - Over 5: Faf du Plessis 4* JP Duminy 7*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1).


15:53 - DID YOU KNOW?

The last five T20 games in Colombo have been won by the team batting first.


15:52 - Over 4: Faf du Plessis 4* JP Duminy 1*. Extras 2.

Batsmen out: Quinton de Kock (5), Henry Davids (1).


15:51 - JP Duminy is the new batsman in.


15:49 - WICKET! But Davids is out the next ball. LBW to Senanayake for 1. SA 12-2 after 3.4 overs.


15:48 - Davids almost run out. Luckily 'keeper Sangakkara misses the ball. Faf sold him down the river there. Something seriously wrong with Faf's running between the wickets of late!


15:47 - Over 3: Faf du Plessis 3* Henry Davids 1*. Extras 1.

Batsman out: Quinton de Kock (5). 


15:44 - TWEET

Why is Quinton de Kock in Sri Lanka and not learning how to build an innings with the A team? - Antoinette Muller


15:43 - Bowling change for Sri Lanka as skipper Angelo Mathews comes on to bowl his medium-paced seamers.


15:43 - Over 2: Faf du Plessis 1* Henry Davids 0*. Extras 1.

Batsman out: Quinton de Kock (5).


15:40 - Skipper Faf du Plessis is the new batsman in.


15:39 - WICKET! Senanayake dismissed De Kock lbw for 5. South Africa 6/1 after 1.2 overs. Ominous early signs against the spinners! De Kock played against the line while he should have played straight! The youngster is failing to deliver on his high promise so far in international cricket.


15:39 - Spinner Sachithra Senanayake will bowl the second over for the Lankans.


15:37 - Over 1: Quinton de Kock 5*, Henry Davids 0*. Extras 1.


15:35 - Now this is bizarre. Three balls into the match and the ball needs to be changed! Looks like a piece of the seam or shape wasn't right...


15:32 - Davids survives an lbw shout off the first ball! SA get a leg bye and are on the board.


15:29 - Henry Davids will take strike for South Africa with Lasith Malinga to open. Quinton de Kock is the other opener.


15:29 - Play is set to get underway as the players arrive on the park...


15:23 - All-rounder David Wiese and leg-spinner Imran Tahir are T20 debutants for the Proteas today.


15:18 - TWEET

And more confusion in SA camp. On departure, Faf said AB would open, now it seems he won't. #whomakesthecalls #slvsa - Firdose Moonda


15:09 - PITCH AND CONDITIONS

It seems to be a good batting wicket, not too slow. Thunderstorms continue to blow through Colombo, but the rain expected for Friday was forecast to ease well before the match is set to begin. 


15:00 - TOSS UPDATE

Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has won the toss and elected to bat first in Colombo.


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


14:25 - STATS AND FACTS

If Sri Lanka defeat South Africa, they will have the best win-loss ratio in Twenty20 internationals, edging out Pakistan, who have won 1.68 games for each of their losses...


14:00 - QUOTE

"It's great to have Imran with us because he gets wickets. That's something that the Sri Lankan spinners have done very well, they're always picking up wickets. It's nice to have one of our own to do that and I'll be using him to attack." - Faf du Plessis looks forward to having Tahir in the side.


TEAMS

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis

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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