Kagiso Rabada led a whisk assault asSouth Africadefended a beneath-par total in the 2d one-day worldwide in opposition to Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Rabada, bowling at extra than 150 km/h at cases, took three for 43 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 138 in answer to South Africa’s 251. Rabada became backed up by fellow snappy bowlers Lungi Ngidi (two for 14) and Anrich Nortje (two for 25), whereas archaicleg-spinner Imran Tahirpicked up two for 39.
“The manner we spoke back in the field became precisely what we wished,” acknowledged South Africa captain Faf du Plessis after what he acknowledged became a disappointing batting performance.
Man of the match Quinton de Kock hit a wonderful 94 off 70 balls, with 17 fours and a six, however theSouth African battingfell away after it regarded as though they were discipline to invent extra than 300 on a ground which normally yields high totals.
Thisara Perera disregarded De Kock and took three for 26 because the Sri Lankan bowlers fought assist. The last six South African wickets fell for 31 runs.
Rabada showed from the first over of the 2d innings that South Africa’s protection became to settle a seek for at to blast through the Sri Lankan batting.
In striving for whisk, he became erratic at cases, sending down three wides, including one which went some distance down the leg side for a further four runs.
Nonetheless Rabada hurried Niroshan Dickwella steady into a rash shot — his 100th one-day worldwide wicket in his 68th match — and Ngidi bowled fellow opener Avishka Fernando.
“KG (Rabada) came out with huge intent,” acknowledged De Kock, whose wicketkeeping capability became tested by Rabada’s particular deliveries.
“It is the quickest he has bowled in reasonably a whereas.”
There became no respite when the sleek ball bowlers were rested, with Nortje having Kusal Perera caught off a cutting edge off his first ball.
Nortje, in his 2d worldwide match, bowled seven overs in an unbroken spell, pulled off an instantaneous-hit rush-out of Kusal Mendis and trapped Oshada Fernando leg earlier than four balls later.
Rabada came assist to settle two extra wickets in his 2d spell.
With South Africa in total again watch over, David Miller took over the wicketkeeping gloves in the last overs in a obvious indication that he’ll settle the position of 2d wicketkeeper at the World Cup, starting in Would per chance well honest.
“We are working with him to invent him a better ‘keeper,” acknowledged De Kock.
Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga made no are trying to hide his disappointment with his crew’s batting after what he acknowledged became “a in actuality honest effort by the bowlers”.
Malinga acknowledged it became now not a case of analysing or discussing what had long gone unsuitable.
“Every participant knows their price. They must reach assist up and price their opportunity,” he acknowledged.
With South Africa 2-0 up in the 5-match sequence, the subsequent two fits are in Durban and Port Elizabeth, where Sri Lanka received Test fits last month, on pitches which may per chance give much less assist to South Africa’s snappy bowlers.