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Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019

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South Africa 198/2
(20.0 Overs) RR: 9.90


Sri Lanka 137/10
(15.4 Overs) 8.74
South Africa won by 45 runs (D/L method)
Batsman R B S.R
Niroshan Dickwella (lhb) 38 22 172.72
Isuru Udana (rhb) 36 23 156.52
Bowller O M R W Econ
Andile Phehlukwayo (rfm) 3.0 0 24 4 8.00
Lutho Sipamla (rfm) 1.4 0 22 2 13.20
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7.24pm That’s that, then. Both teams head into the World Cup, with a contrasting run of fortunes in white-ball cricket. South Africa flex their all-round muscles, while Sri Lanka look a little lost about combinations, form and other such questions. For the moment, it’s goodbye from Wanderers. This is Debayan Sen, signing off on behalf of scorer Thilak Gowda and the rest of the crew here at ESPNcricinfo. Go on and follow Delhi vs Mumbai in the IPL, or the Australian chase of another 280-plus target in Sharjah. Andrew Fidel Fernando’s report should land here soon enough as well. Goodbye for now!

JP Duminy: “(On winning 3-0) Certainly is satisfying. It was nice to get over the line in Cape Town. Pretty convincing in Pretoria and again today. We set the game up nicely in the first 10 overs, and give ourselves a good chance to back up the last 10 overs. We executed well against their bowlers. Probably didn’t do that as well in the first match. I think individuals have taken up the opportunities well. Dwaine batting at number 3 did that well today. We want to continue to see that growth. (Victory for him, recovering from shoulder surgery) There were a few anxious weeks coming into the first game, but there’s a good support structure around you. To be able to come back and perform to my best is nice. Still got a couple of weeks now, try to build that confidence and go to the World Cup. (Five trophies out of six in the summer) We’ll take that. That’s pretty much close to 100 percent, so that’s still pretty good.”

Reeza Hendricks wins the player of the series award :”Yeah, it’s been a dry run in the ODI series, but it was important to keep believing. It worked well, and a few guys contributed at different times. Scoring runs and contributing is good. He (Pretorius) played really well. He cleared the boundary with ease and that made things easier for me.”

Dwaine Pretorius is the player of the match: “Really enjoyed (batting at 3). (About whether he was frustrated about lack of opportunities) Not really, the top order has simply been phenomenal. (77 off last 5 overs) Duminy’s striking was something special, and he cleared the boundary beautifully. He took care of Malinga. (Wicket off first ball) That doesn’t happen a lot, and I was happy to contribute to the team winning.”

Lasith Malinga, speaks to Mike Haysman: “(On the South Africans) These kinds of wickets, we needed to restrict them to 170-180. We started well, but then they got the partnerships. We lacked the partnerships. As captain, we need to get more breakthroughs. We get one wicket (today) but then they got a partnership. Over the tournament, we kept losing wickets. Someone needs to pick getting wickets. (Playing in South Africa) They are good in home conditions. They know the ground situations and have a good line-up for the World Cup. They have talented players, and that’s why they have been successful in ODIs and T20s. As cricketers, we have to realise what we have to do looking forward. We have a good support staff, and they have to get mentally prepared to handle situations. (On Test series) That’s the really huge plus point from this tour.”

7.04pm It would be romantic to suggest Sri Lanka here have been hard done by with the DLS revision, but truth is their innings went off the rails when they lost four wickets for just 19 runs right at the top. There was a brief, brilliant resistance from Isuru Udana, but Andile Phehlukwayo was quick to extinguish any lingering hopes that Sri Lanka had with four wickets in this match. South Africa were more clinical right through this white-ball section, and tonight was the perfect illustration of that. Presentation to follow, as South Africa celebrate the perfect ending to their cricketing home summer

15.4 W Sipamla to Lakmal GOT HIM! South Africa win the series 3-0 with a 45 run win on DLS, as Sipamla hits the top of off stump with a perfect good length ball. Another heave-ho from Lakmal, and he probably only came back into the same city as the bowler, but not any closer than that. Comprehensive win for South Africa again as the two teams shake hands out in the middle OUT
RAS Lakmal b Sipamla 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lakmal is batting in Durban at the moment. He’s that far from the ball

15.3 0 Sipamla to Lakmal fuller, outside off, 134kph, and he swings and misses again no run

Jacob W.: “I predicted in the first match that Phehlukwayo will get the man of the series award. Will the prediction come true?”

15.2 0 Sipamla to Lakmal length, close to the stumps, as Lakmal swings…and misses no run
15.1 W Sipamla to Dananjaya across the line, and goes high up in the air, with Hendricks covering good ground in from long on to take the catch. Was a length ball, but just climbed a bit on him as he looked to hoick this across midwicket. Never got any timing on this, and looped it up in the air OUT
A Dananjaya c Markram b Sipamla 9 (22m 11b 1×4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Sipamla is back

Rifdhy: “Udana is out for the first time in this T20 series What an entertainment he gave the fans when the whole team was falling apart..”

End of Over No.15 Sri Lanka 137/8 Last Over (8 runs)

14.6 W Phehlukwayo to Malinga gets another one! Four for Phehlukwayo with another change-up, tossed up outside off stump, and Malinga takes the bait to try and go inside out. Goes straight to Morris, who was 15 yards inside the extra cover fence and didn’t have to move much to grab on OUT
SL Malinga c Morris b Phehlukwayo 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Andile tightening the screws for the hosts…

14.5 0 Phehlukwayo to Malinga fuller ball, and he tries to go down the ground, but only hits it on to the field right in front of him. No timing on this no run
14.4 0 Phehlukwayo to Malinga angles into him, and he misses with a hoick across the line again. Quicker, and beat him for pace no run
14.3 0 Phehlukwayo to Malinga full ball, across him outside off, and he misses on contact no run

Little mist across the field as Malinga takes strike

14.2 W Phehlukwayo to Udana outside off, and he has gone long, but not long enough! David Miller picks up a catch at the extra cover fence, and it looked like it was heading for six all the way. A slight change up in pace, bowled from the side of the hand, and Udana gave it the proverbial kitchen-sink. It sailed flat and seemed headed for going over the skirting, but Miller would have none of it. Held it and balanced himself beautifully! OUT
I Udana c Miller b Phehlukwayo 36 (29m 23b 0x4 4×6) SR: 156.52
14.1 6 Phehlukwayo to Udana length, and he has gone inside out. All the way for six! A few more of these, please… SIX
14.1 1 Phehlukwayo to Udana slower ball, starts outside off, and stays outside the tramlines 1 wide

Free hit!

14.1 1 Phehlukwayo to Udana full toss, way outside off, and also called a no-ball because of being a full toss above waist height. Fair call, it seems 1 no ball

Here’s Phehlukwayo

End of Over No.14 Sri Lanka 129/6 Last Over (3 runs)

Shamsi is the first bowler to have bowled out then

13.6 1 Shamsi to Udana presses forward and runs a length ball towards short midwicket 1 run
13.5 0 Shamsi to Udana wrong ‘un, pitches on leg and angles across him. He tentatively pokes at it, and it runs off the egde towards short third man no run

55 needed off 20. More pertinently, need a big hit soon

13.4 1 Shamsi to Dananjaya flighted, around leg stump, turning away, and he plays it softly towards short cover and sets off 1 run
13.3 0 Shamsi to Dananjaya tossed up, goes from outside off and turns further away. Dananjaya attempts a slog sweep, but misses no run

Pieter Krypto: “Who ever between Protorius and Sipamla that is going to bowl that extra over is gonna be key . Great match .Rain made it better …. ”

13.2 1 Shamsi to Udana short, and he swings this around towards long leg. Good fielding to keep this down to just one from Chris Morris 1 run
13.1 0 Shamsi to Udana tossed up, and he looks to play the reverse sweep. Strikes him, but possibly outside the line. Shamsi wanted to appeal this, but no review asked for no run

End of Over No.13 Sri Lanka 126/6 Last Over (8 runs)

Top over, for the situation. Just eight off this

12.6 0 Morris to Dananjaya length, angles into him, and he has a mighty swing, but misses out no run

Harsha : “@navin- you are 10000% corret ”

12.5 1 Morris to Udana short, and he looks to get this away on the on side. Top edge that carries it limply towards short fine leg 1 run

58 needed off 26 now

12.4 1 Morris to Dananjaya fuller, and follows him as he backs away. He can only get it down to long on 1 run

Around the wicket now

12.3 4 Morris to Dananjaya length ball, he moves away, and goes inside out. One bounce into the extra cover fence FOUR
12.2 1 Morris to Udana full toss, and he looks to go towards the onside, but skews it towards long off. Miller is quick to attack the ball and keep the scoring down to one 1 run

Udana has already smacked three big sixes. This matchup could be the game, you get the impression…

12.1 1 Morris to Dananjaya full, angles across him, and he pushes it towards point to pick up a single 1 run

Duminy turns to Morris

Navin: “SL need batsmen who can play the 50 overs. S.L is not a country which wins matches by scoring 350+ so why should we follow this “Modern cricket” Just because others are following it? My 11 – 1) Dimuth 2) Tharanga 3) L.Thirimanne 4) K.Perera 5)Mathews 6) D. Chandimal 7)T.Perera 8)I.Udana 9)A.Dananjaya 10)L.Malinga 11) V.Fernando/Vandersey/Lakmal/Chameera”

End of Over No.12 Sri Lanka 118/6 Last Over (8 runs)

11.6 1 Shamsi to Dananjaya goes back and punches this towards backward point 1 run
11.5 0 Shamsi to Dananjaya flights this around leg stump, turning away, and he presses forward to defend no run
11.5 1 Shamsi to Dananjaya fired wide, and turns further away. Picked up outside the tramlines 1 wide
11.4 0 Shamsi to Dananjaya length, outside off, and he plays it away towards point no run

Slip in place now for Dananjaya

11.3 1 Shamsi to Udana length, and he goes back and punts this towards midwicket 1 run
11.2 4 Shamsi to Udana tossed up, down the leg side, and he looks to flick this one, and gets it fine off the pad. Goes through for four 4 leg byes

Shamsi to continue

6.38pm The key even before the rain interruption was Isuru Udana, and now he becomes an even bigger one, for both teams. The longer he bats, the more it gives JP Duminy a headache about how to juggle his bowlers. Remember, he can only have two bowlers now bowl their full quota of four overs. Surely, he’d look to Phehlukwayo and Morris to do that? And will the damp outfield play a role?

6.23pm We have news from the Wanderers. Expecting a start at 6.40pm local time, with a revised target of 183 from 17 overs. That’s 72 to win off 35 balls, provided there’s no further rain in Jo’burg

Lasitha K: “My SL world cup team : Upul Tharanga,Danushka G,Dimuth (c),Kusal Mendis,Kusal Janith (WK),Mathews,Dananja De Silva,Isuru Udana,Lasith Embuldeniya,Lasith malinga,Suranga Lakmal 12th Man Oshada Fernando ;others members of the squad Vishwa Fernanado,Dinesh Chandimal (extra WK batsman),Akila Dhananjaya ”

Ish: “Danushka, DM de Silva, KJP, Matthews, Chandimal, Asela, Isuru, Tisara, Dasun, Akila, Malinga (Kulasekara, Seekku, Jeewan Mendis, Kusal Mendis) ”

Sandra Gomez: “@Juanita My XI would be Gunatilaka, Dickwella, Mendis, Mathews, Kusal P, Asela G, Dhananjaya DS, Thisara, Udana, Akila, Malinga Fancy them giving the best of teams a run for their money, no?”

RRK: “My XI: Dhanushka, Kusal Perera, Dimuth, Kusal Mendis, Oshadha, Mathews, Thisara, Isuru Udana, Akila, Lakmal, Malinga ”

Ice93: “@Juanita – my best xi for SL in world cup would be 1.Dhanushka 2.Dhananjaya De Silva 3.Dinesh Chandimal(wk) 4.Kusal Perera 5.Kusal Mendis 6.Angelo Mathews 7.Isuru Udana 8.Akila 9.Suranga 10.Chameera 11.Lakmal”

Sasindu Malinda: “Best of best team— Dimuth/KJP/Oshada/Mendis/Mathews/Gunathilaka/Perera/Isuru/Lakmal/Vandersay/Malinga”

Eshak Ameen: “Sri Lankan XI should be: Dimuth(C), Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga / Kasun, Malinga ”

“Rain has stopped and the field being cleared. Say 6:20 or 6:30 start with SL to play tilll 17 overs,” says Brian. Alten comes up with an insightful deduction: “A reduction in overs might favour SL. I fancy Udana to get 60 off 5 more than I fancy him to get 88 off 9.” And some visuals to back up a theory that we might have some cricket after all

Juanita Rasaiah: “Can we take this opportunity to discuss Sri Lanka’s best XI for the world cup? I think they have some depth and quality in the ranks once everyone is available. ”

Maz: “What’s happening at Johannesburg right now? Please update ” — It’s not looking good, I’m afraid. The outfield is quite badly water-logged, from what I understand, even though the rain has abated from most accounts. Meanwhile, Chanuka wonders if Isuru Udana’s series with the bat would be a record of sorts for a team that looks likely to lose a series 3-0. Am reminded of the time Ajay Jadeja averaged over 350 in a tri-series, and his only dismissal came in India’s only defeat…the final against Australia, 21 springs ago!

While you wait for the rain to cede over in the southern hemisphere, here’s an interesting ESPN read about a voice that many of you might have grown up with. PS: If you know me, most of my suggested reads come from outside cricket

Ruan E: “This is South African weather for you, at the start of the match I commented what a lovely day it is with no rain predicted, I mentioned that I am 80 km away from the stadium. Its pouring down in Joburg yet where I live it’s absolutely clear” — Plenty of queries from Sri Lankan fans about what the DLS par score would have been but for Perera’s run-out. Trying to find that out, but then a 13-run gap would probably not have reduced by too much, considering they were five down anyway

Fayaz: “Please update the latest situation in Johannesburg”

5.35pm At this exact juncture, the DLS par score that Sri Lanka would have needed to be at is 124. Stay tuned for more updates. At the moment, it is pelting down in Jo’burg

5.25pm The rain has become a bit heavy here at Wanderers, and so the umpires are taking the players off. DLS par score at this stage would be a 128, says Mike Haysman on commentary. That would be for the end of this over. Let’s hope we have a resumption quickly enough. Haysman informs us that they would need to be at 124 to be ahead of the par score at this stage

Pieter Krypto: “This thunderstorm looks ominous outside my window . Thankfull for the rain however hope we see more play . Gonna keep on espn on my phone for updates switching of other electronic due to lightning . ”

What is it?

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Mar 24, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-03-24 12:30:00 GMT, 2019-03-24 14:30:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Who will Win Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,Sri Lanka are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas South Africa possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the Sri Lanka are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

  • India and Subcontinent Star Sports, DD Sports DD National (DD1)
  • United Kingdom Sky Sports
  • South Africa Super Sports
  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
  • Bangladesh Ghazi Tv (GTV), Maasranga & BTV
  • Australia Fox Sports
  • U.S.A Willow Tv
  • New Zealand Sky Sports
  • Canada ATN
  • Middle East and North Afirca OSN Sports Cricket HD
  • Sri Lanka SLRC (Channel Eye)
  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    CH Morris 3 0 22 0 7.33 (1w)
    CJ Dala 3 0 29 2 9.66 (1w)
    AL Phehlukwayo 3 0 24 4 8.00 (1nb, 5w)
    D Pretorius 1 0 12 1 12.00
    T Shamsi 4 0 20 0 5.00 (4w)
    L Sipamla 1.4 0 22 2 13.20
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 42 DM de Silva 8 N Dickwella 27
    2nd 13 N Dickwella 11 WIA Fernando 1
    3rd 2 WIA Fernando 0 PHKD Mendis 1
    4th 4 PHKD Mendis 0 AK Perera 4
    5th 18 AK Perera 11 NLTC Perera 7
    6th 17 NLTC Perera 1 I Udana 11
    7th 41 I Udana 25 A Dananjaya 9
    8th 0 SL Malinga 0 A Dananjaya 0
    9th 0 A Dananjaya 0 RAS Lakmal 0
    10th 0 RAS Lakmal 0 JDF Vandersay 0
  • AL Phehlukwayo 3.0-0-24-4
    v Batsman Dot 4 6 R B SR
    N Dickwella caught 3 1 0 5 5 100.00
    DM de Silva 1 0 0 2 3 66.66
    WIA Fernando lbw 2 0 0 0 2 0.00
    PHKD Mendis 0 0 0 1 1 100.00
    AK Perera 0 1 0 4 1 400.00
    I Udana caught 2 0 1 6 3 200.00
    SL Malinga caught 4 0 0 0 4 0.00
  • Batting R B 4 6
    N Dickwella caught wk 38 22 7 0
    DM de Silva lbw 8 9 1 0
    WIA Fernando lbw 1 3 0 0
    PHKD Mendis caught 1 2 0 0
    AK Perera caught 15 10 2 1
    NLTC Perera run out 8 8 0 0
    I Udana caught 36 23 0 4
    A Dananjaya caught 9 11 1 0
    SL Malinga caught 0 4 0 0
    RAS Lakmal bowled 0 3 0 0
    JDF Vandersay not out 0 0 0 0
    Extras (lb 8, w 12, nb 1) 21
    Total (all out; 15.4 ovs) 137
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    Summary

    Sports Event
    3rd T20I South Africa vs Sri Lanka

    Location

    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg,
    Johannesburg,Johannesburg,SA
    Starting on
    Mar 24, 2019
    Ending on
    Mar 24, 2019
    Description
    Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019.

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