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Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 5th ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019

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Sri Lanka 225/10
(49.3 Overs) RR: 4.54


South Africa 135/2
(28.0 Overs) 4.82
Batsman R B S.R
Aiden Markram (rhb) 67 75 89.33
Rassie van der Dussen (rhb) * 28 37 75.67
Bowller O M R W Econ
Thisara Perera (rmf) 5.0 0 20 1 4.00
Lasith Malinga (rmf) 6.0 0 22 1 3.66

South Africa won by 41 runs (D/L method)

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9.13pm Game over, South Africa win by 41 runs (DLS). No further play has been possible at Newlands, and the match has been called off due to a floodlight failure. It’s a disappointing way to end, especially as this was JP Duminy and Imran Tahir’s last home ODI, but the result means South Africa complete a 5-0 sweep.

Aiden Markram is the Man of the Match and Quinton de Kock Man of the Series.

“We tried hard in the last five matches, but we didn’t get enough runs on the board,” says Lasith Malinga. “Isuru and Kusal Mendis played really well. The positive thing is all the boys are fighting hard. We have a local tournament in Sri Lanka before the World Cup selection, and we’re looking forward to that. We stuck to our plans. If we had got another couple of wickets, you never know what could happen. But still, bowlers have to improve, analyse situations and use variations. But still, I feel all the boys are fighting hard. We have good senior players, Angelo (Mathews) and Chandi (Chandimal) are there. We have a local tournament in Sri Lanka before selection to the World Cup squad. We are now looking forward to doing our best in the T20Is.”

“It’s a good feeling,” says Aiden Markram. “Thinking back on the day, the bowlers set it up really well for us. They delivered, and then it was nice to push through the initial tough phase against the new ball and end not out. The ebbs and flow of form as a cricketer is something that’s interesting to experience, and sometimes quite hard in international cricket. But you learn a lot of lessons. I’m not sure, I’ll just take it day by day. It’s a matter of doing the right thing for good periods of time, and hopefully that can get you somewhere.”

“I’ve been able to contribute to the team,” says Quinton de Kock in understated fashion. “Whether it’s for the Proteas or in the Mzansi Super League, it’s nice to contribute for your team. I’m feeling good at the moment about my game. I’ve felt in better form, but I’d take a season like this any day. Hopefully I can keep my form at the World Cup. I’m sure I’ll be okay (being the only keeper in the World Cup squad). It’s only 50 overs, so it shouldn’t be too tough on the body and fingers.”

“We’d have preferred playing a full game and using the time in the middle, but proud of the way the guys have played,” says Faf du Plessis. “Good signs for us. Through the series, our bowling has been excellent, and the x factor that we have is the ability to get wickets. I think the squad is settled, 99.9% sure where everyone is fitting in. That will be confirmed to 100% over the next month. But as a group, I’m really satisfied.”

And that’s all from your commentary team tonight. If you missed any of today’s action, do check out Andrew Fidel Fernando’s report, which will land any moment now.To all those who stuck around and kept things buzzing during the extended interruption, thank you. And please do join us again on Tuesday 19 March for the T20I at the same venue. Hopefully the lights will be fixed before then. Until then, goodbye!

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Achal: “Speaking of common names again, Dewsburry young stars cricket team in England once fielded all 11 Patels! ”

AM Ghouri: “there is one bowler of SA who took 26 wickets in 14 matches of WC with 19 average. No one mentioned his name. He is M Morkel ! ”

Kanishka Sanjee: “Without Klusener, there cannot be an all-time world cup squad for SA”

Zacki Jabbar: “The forthcoming Provincial One Day Cricket tournament, will determine Sri Lanka’s final squad for the world cup . Let’s hope we find a Specialist wicket keeper regardless of his batting abilities and a Captain who can unite the team. A missed catch or stumping could be the difference between winning and losing. Makeshift wicket keepers are okay for T20s.”

Jacques: “@Sanjee. Gibbs instead of Kirsten?”

Dave : “Allan Donald has got to be in an all time SA team. What, he even had his 1st ball in WCup cricket in history caught behind only to be robbed by the umpire ”

Herrie: “I would replace Lance Klusener with vinnige Fanie de Villiers and bump up Pollock.” — No Klusener? Shocker!

Bas: “Liam, I did this one a couple weeks back: Gibbs, de Villiers, Boucher, Pollock, Klusener, Wessels (c), Steyn, Tahir, Donald, Kallis, du Plessis, and Kirsten as my twelfth man.”

Danish: “Kitten, Gibbs, amla, Abd, Hansie Cronje, Boucher, klusner, steyn., Shaun Pollock, Donald, Ntini.” — Miaow?

8.45pm The latest from Newlands is that the umpires will make a call on the resumption at 9.10pm. The match has been delayed for 90 minutes so far by a floodlight failure. According to our calculations, the par score now is 94, so South Africa are way ahead.

Kanishka Sanjee: “My All TIme South Africa XI; Graeme Smith, Garry Kirsten, Jacques Kallis, De Villiers, Du Plessis, Johnty Rodes, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir” — Excellent team, but I’m not sure Rabada qualifies (yet)

8.36pm With all this talk of XIs, how about an all-time South African World Cup XI? Who would be in your all-time team?

Bas: “Alexi, that’s my squad! Winners, all of them!”

Pc: “Rifdhy – we need you for the selection committee “

Azweer: “My SA WC XI will be : Markram, Q De Kock, Faf du Plessis, Amla, Duminy, Miller, Phehlukwayo, Steyn, Rabada, Ngidi, Tahir.”

Alexi: “My South African World Cup XI: De Kock, Markram, Du Plessis, Van der Dussen, Miller, Duminy, Phehlukwayo, Steyn, Rabada, Ngidi, Tahir. That’s an unstoppable squad!”

Rifdhy: “My World Cup XI with not a single player from this Srilankan team, Dimuth, Danushka, Kusal Perera, Chandimal, Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Seekuge Prasanna, Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Pradeep “

Nadeesh Fernand: “My XI for the WC – Oshada , Gunathilaka , Chandi , Kusal Mendis , Dhananjaya, KJP , Mathews , Isuru , Malinga , Lakmal , Ambuldeniya # mathews gunathilaka dhana should cover 10 overs.”

YashSL: “My WC 11 *Sadeera *D.Gunathilaka *K Perera *K Mendis *D de Silva * A.Mathews *Dasun Shanaka * T.Perera * I.Udana *V.Fernando *L.Malinga *M.Pushpakumara.”

karthi: “should sri lanka find a new wicketkeeper batsman instead out of form dickwella”

Kanishka Sanjee: “My WC squad for Sri Lanka; Kusal Janith, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga,Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Danushka Gunathilaka, Asela Gunarathne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan”

Sathyajith: “Sachitra Senanayake is in good form. SL should consider him for the WC. “

8.05pm The official word from Cricket South Africa is that technicians are working on getting the lights back up and running. No overs have been lost yet. According to our calculations, the par score now is 94, so South Africa are way ahead.

Aks: “Considering the format it’s going to be played in, I see Eng, India, Australia and one of NZ or Pakistan as potential semi finalists. Don’t see SA getting in..may be at the expense of NZ or Pak. Others will have good days but WC format seeks consistency & SL, WI, Afghanistan, Bangladesh are anything but consistent..but they surely would be party poopers for the potential semi finalists. At best I see them winning 2-3 games each, nowhere close to 5-6 that may be needed to get to semis”

Kesh: “@Sithira Amarada: I’d like to go with Dimuth, Upul, KJP, Kusal Mendis(WK), Mattews, D De Silva, Thisara, Udana, Akila, Lasith, Lakmal, Vishwa, Oshada, Kamindu, Kasun Rajitha. ”

Sorubamoorthy : “Tharanga, Dikwella K Mendis, K Perera A Perera, O Fernando De Silva, T Perera Malinga, Akila and Udana”

Amit Godara: “I’d shave half my head for the remainder of the year if sl makes it to semis. Afghanistan would fare better than them. ” — Be sure to share pics with us if/when this occurs

7.55pm I’m hearing that apparently a circuit broke to cause the current outage, and it doesn’t have anything to do with load-shedding.

Mohamed Jafran: “No one knows what will happen in WC. Before champions trophy pakistan was the last team to qualify and finally they lifted the trophy. Im sure Srilanka will come strong with their senior players in WC. My XI, Dimuth, Avishka, oshada, k.mendis, k.perera, mathews, Angelo perera, sachithra senanayaka, isuru udana. Lakmal, malinga. Good luck SL. ”

7.50pm The crowd’s getting fidgety at Newlands:

Sithira Amarada: “Good Evening Folks! What would be the Sri Lankan Squad for World Cup 2019?”

OB Jato: “Random joke to pass time from my mobile’s notepad: Why did the cricket captain place a second jacket on the top of his autobiography? Because even there, he wanted to place an extra cover.”

Santhosh: “What’s the DLS par score?” — As soon as we hear any information from the ground, we’ll update you

Nimesha : “I agree. Sri Lanka have a good chance with some experience coming in as well. India have peaked too early for sure. England has a tendency to crumble under pressure, especially in home territory. But if butler turns into xbox 360,might as well get out of the way and enjoy some tea and cake. ”

Mustafa Moudi: “When it comes to Similar Surnames then No one can Beat Khan with at least 8 International Teams having A Khan in their in their International Side – Zaheer Khan (IND), Junaid Khan (PAk), Morshed Ali Khan (Bdesh), Khurram Khan(UAE), Kamran Khan (Qatar), Khalid Khan (HKG), Ibrahim Khan (Saudi), Bilal Khan (Oman). ”

Anon06: “Have they tried knocking it a few times, blowing off the dust and flicking the on/off switch? That usually works.” — Usually works for me

Cheema: “@Santhosh I think Mohammad name has played for most countries.. Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan), Mohammad shami (India), Mohammad Ashraful (Bangladesh), Dave Mohammad (west indies), Mohammad Naveed (UAE), Mohammad Shehzad (Afghanistan) and maybe more”

Nick: “Liam, best comment ever on the same name in opposing teams was probably when English captain FG Mann was bowled by SA’s Tufty Mann in 1948 – John Arlott quipped “Mann’s inhumanity to Mann”. — That’s a good one

7.18pm There’s going to be a delay at Newlands as there is a bank of floodlights that still hasn’t lit up. The players leave the field, and they’re going to have to turn everything off and back on again to sort the problem, apparently.

Ramis: “Did someone say load shedding? Thought we only had that in Pakistan! Mind you, we get around 8-12 hours of it a day here!” — Oh no, it’s totally a thing here in South Africa as well

Jacques Prince: “”Stranger things have happened”. Oh, you’ve seen SA play in world cups before I see!”

Abhijato: “@Abhishek Narang – let’s not forget Afghanistan. On English pitches which will assist spinners, they might be strong contenders to make the semis at the very least…”

Ajay: “Abhishek don’t forget England. The way they are playing they are lock for at least semi final if not winning the whole thing. The rest of the spots are wide open. I don’t see any other teams that are lock for Semi final. They all have good chance. ”

James Iyer: “Turning off and back on again is how you solve anything in life Liam…!” — Ain’t that the truth!

Sven with the bold opinions: “Lets be honest with ourselves here, Afghanistan have zero batting. Zero. They can bowl though. So with the help of a few Choking episodes, maybe they could.. just maybe.”

End of Over No.28 South Africa 135/2 Last Over (4 runs)

27.6 0 Malinga to van der Dussen bumper from Malinga, and once again the ball rises up and past van der Dussen’s attempted pull no run
27.5 0 Malinga to van der Dussen dug in short again, the ball fizzing up and past van der Dussen’s pull no run
27.4 1 Malinga to Markram short, and Markram picks it up with an expansive pull – but there’s protection in the deep 1 run
27.3 1 Malinga to van der Dussen short, and it’s gloved into the leg side for one 1 run

Abhishek Narang: “Hi Liam, Sorry for changing the similar names topic but am I the only 1 who thinks that Sri Lanka would be able to reach atleast Semi Finals of the upcoming Cricket World Cup. India peaked too early, Australia & Pakistan are yet to play each other in UAE. I feel it would be New Zealand, South Africa reaching last 4 along with Sri Lanka & 1 more team. Sri Lanka may be the only team to peak in the World Cup after horrible 2019 till date. What’s your thought about this ?” — Stranger things have happened. I do believe it’s wide open

27.2 1 Malinga to Markram slower ball, and it’s chopped through gully for a single – Markram equaling his best total in ODIs 1 run
27.1 1 Malinga to van der Dussen and he’s full to start, van der Dussen digging it out into the leg side 1 run

Malinga comes back

End of Over No.27 South Africa 131/2 Last Over (5 runs)

26.6 0 Dananjaya to Markram watchfully played into the leg side no run

Aashu: “Can Markram get his maiden ODI hundred today and not throw this away?”

26.5 1 Dananjaya to van der Dussen chipped back in the air, but well wide of Akila and down to long off 1 run
26.4 0 Dananjaya to van der Dussen another legbreak, and it’s much too short but turns sharply and Rassie’s punch goes straight to cover no run
26.3 1 Dananjaya to Markram legbreak, and it’s placed into space near point for a single 1 run
26.2 1 Dananjaya to van der Dussen speared down at his pads, Rassie clipping through square leg for a single 1 run
26.1 2 Dananjaya to van der Dussen reverse sweep from Rassie, and he gets a good connection to raise the fifty stand 2 runs

Slip is still in place as Sri Lanka hunt wickets, as is straight mid on

End of Over No.26 South Africa 126/2 Last Over (6 runs)

25.6 0 Udana to Markram chopped down very close to the stumps, the ball bouncing up and over them no run
25.5 1 Udana to van der Dussen pushed to long on for a single 1 run

Razaaq : “The reason for the floodlight being out could be because we are experiencing load shedding (power cuts) in the areas around the stadium from 6pm to 8:30pm ” — Indeed, there was some load shedding in the surrounding suburbs

25.5 1 Udana to van der Dussen dug in short, and it balloons over the batsman to be called wide 1 wide
25.4 1 Udana to Markram dead-batted to cover, and they pinch a quick single 1 run
25.3 1 Udana to van der Dussen Rassie drives to mid off, and the call for a single is nice and early 1 run

Graham MacDonal: “Maybe the light situation it why south Africa have lifted the run rate ” — I don’t think the issue is terminal

25.2 1 Udana to Markram slower ball, a little cutter. Markram waits on it and guides to third man 1 run

Sajan: “3 Airees in Nepal team..kamal, pradeep and dipendra ”

25.1 1 Udana to van der Dussen it’s short, and Rassie controls his pull down to fine leg 1 run

DanielAlexander: “Malinga should bowl a couple now, need wickets. match drifting away from SL”

End of Over No.25 South Africa 120/2 Last Over (6 runs)

24.6 1 AK Perera to van der Dussen flighted up, and it’s driven back past the bowler, along the ground this time 1 run
24.5 0 AK Perera to van der Dussen no run

There seems to be some sort of problem with these floodlights at Newlands, and once it gets properly dark the players might have to leave the field as the technical issue is sorted

24.4 0 AK Perera to van der Dussen no run
24.3 0 AK Perera to van der Dussen no run
24.2 4 AK Perera to van der Dussen flighted up, and Rassies slams it straight back where it came from, the bowler pulling his hands out of the way as it was very firmly struck FOUR
24.1 1 AK Perera to Markram nicely dabbed by Markram, late and fine towards short third man 1 run

End of Over No.24 South Africa 114/2 Last Over (8 runs)

23.6 1 Udana to Markram flashed in the air and down to third man, the ball reaching Tharanga on the bounce and then bursting through his hands. Still just the single though 1 run
23.5 0 Udana to Markram much fuller, and it’s dug out back to the bowler no run

Det. Sensarma: “Unfortunately Palitha, Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe holds the enviable record for the longest name to have ever played international cricket.”

23.4 4 Udana to Markram wonderful placement from Markram, waiting on some width and then lashing a cut behind point FOUR
23.3 1 Udana to van der Dussen punched into space at cover, and there’s room for a single 1 run

Fayaz: “In Afghanistan team you can find few Zadran’s, Dawlath zadran, shapoor zadran, najibulla zadran”

23.2 1 Udana to Markram there’s a speculative appeal from Udana as Markram walks into a drive, but misses the shot and is hit on the pad. He looked to be outside off, and they don’t ask for a review. There also might have been bat involved 1 run

Score Cards

  • Batting R B 4 6
    Q de Kock caught 6 14 1 0
    AK Markram not out 67 75 7 0
    F du Plessis caught wk 24 42 1 0
    HE van der Dussen not out 28 37 2 0
    JP Duminy
    D Pretorius
    AL Phehlukwayo
    A Nortje
    K Rabada
    L Ngidi
    Imran Tahir
    Extras (lb 4, w 6) 10
    Total (2 wkts; 28 ovs) 135
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    SL Malinga 6 0 22 1 3.66 (1w)
    DM de Silva 1 0 3 0 3.00
    I Udana 7 1 37 0 5.28 (1w)
    A Dananjaya 7 0 38 0 5.42
    NLTC Perera 5 0 20 1 4.00
    AK Perera 2 0 11 0 5.50
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 8 Q de Kock 6 AK Markram 2
    2nd 70 F du Plessis 24 AK Markram 37
    3rd 57* HE van der Dussen 28 AK Markram 28
  • AK Markram 67*
    v Bowler Dot 4 6 R B SR
    SL Malinga 5 0 0 5 10 50.00
    DM de Silva 0 0 0 1 1 100.00
    I Udana 17 4 0 25 29 86.20
    A Dananjaya 6 2 0 19 17 111.76
    NLTC Perera 5 1 0 13 13 100.00
    AK Perera 2 0 0 4 5 80.00
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    5. JP Duminy 194 5047 150* 37.38 4
    6. D Pretorius 19 132 50 18.85 0
    7. AL Phehlukwayo 43 416 69* 32.00 0
    8. A Nortje 4 8 8 8.00 0
    9. K Rabada 66 201 26 14.35 0
    10. L Ngidi 18 40 19* 20.00 0
    11. Imran Tahir 98 146 29 8.11 0
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    5th ODI South Africa vs Sri Lanka

    Location

    Newlands, Cape Town,
    Cape Town,Cape Town,SA
    Starting on
    Mar 16, 2019
    Ending on
    Mar 16, 2019
    Description
    Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 5th ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019.

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