SRI LANKA TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2019
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The final 5 SA batsmen all managed single-digit ratings as the hosts folded with 29 deliveries to spare. © AFP
South Africa threw away a blistering originate to the second ODI against Sri Lanka, folding for a middling 251 no topic setting themselves up for a total in excess of 300 on a aesthetic batting surface on the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Quinton de Kock smashed a immediate 70-ball 94 and then smashed his bat in enrage within the dressing room, but even he must now not hold foreseen the capitulation that followed as South Africa lost their final six wickets for 31 runs on Wednesday (March 6).
Thisara Perera orchestrated the give plot by first denying de Kock’s century and then followed that with the wickets of Rassie van der Dussen and the assorted half-centurion Faf du Plessis. Dhananjaya de Silva and Lasith Malinga picked up two wickets apiece.
Malinga elected to field but would hold puzzled his likelihood several times over as de Kock wreaked havoc on his fellow immediate bowlers even as he saved Reeza Hendricks tied down. Vishwa Fernando became on the receiving cease of some preferential medication as the southpaw capitalised on the paunchy and huge deliveries to pepper the disguise boundary with four boundaries within the second over. The early assault forced Malinga to interchange Fernando with offie Dhananjaya. But the passe data of the away spinner stood no likelihood against de Kock in this temper.
The keeper-batsman raced to a half-century off 36 deliveries, with 48 of his runs coming via boundaries. By the 10th over, the hosts had motored along to 75 for no-loss. It became after the PowerPlay that Sri Lanka started finding their capability wait on into the competition. Akila Dananjaya and Kasun Rajitha assign a lid on the scoring over the next four-and-a-half overs, a extremely critical length of play within the context of the game with the openers managing lawful 16 runs. Hendricks, in explicit, had been scoring at a rate of 70 that capability a get-out-of-jail shot became repeatedly coming.
Malinga, repeatedly a shrewd operator, bowled a transient ball – about the necessary such transport attempted on the day – and elicited a high-edge that became wolfed up at aesthetic leg. Perera then came on to the attack and struck a hammer blow in his second over. De Kock closed his bat face early attempting a flick and noticed the ball land within the keeper’s gloves by process of his cutting edge. One introduced two as van der Dussen dragged a transient and huge transport to deep-midwicket.
Wiaan Mulder started his innings with four successive boundaries off Rajitha earlier than bizarrely shedding his leg stump after lacking an attempted flick of Fernando. Du Plessis saved one cease going and followed his century within the necessary sport with a half-century in this one. But soon after attending to 5,000 ODI runs, he became cleaned up by a Perera transport that saved low.
Andile Phehlukwayo, who came in for Dwaine Pretorius, didn’t build his case any lawful with an ungainly lower shot as South Africa imploded. The final 5 batsmen all managed single-digit ratings as the hosts folded with 29 deliveries to spare.
Temporary ratings: South Africa251 in 45.1 overs (Quinton de Kock 94, Faf du Plessis 57; Thisara Perera 3-26, Lasith Malinga 2-39)vs Sri Lanka