3.6 loud appeal not given and Maharaj has reviewed. was it going down? No it wasn't! Three reds on the review. That's top stuff from Maharaj, the ball and the review. Went on with the arm, and Avishak looking to go back and whip it off his pads, can't connect. At first look, there seemed enough doubt about height and line, but DRS confirms the ball was clanging into leg-stump 22/1
    6.2 loud appeal for lbw and another review gone for. He was looking to sweep a full ball but did it pitch outside leg? He can't connect with the sweep, ball pitches and turns in. Don't think there's any bat or glove, it's about where the ball pitched. It's pitched in line and that's another successful review!. South Africa spot on with those. PItched in line and hitting the stumps 33/2
    14.2 popped back in the air and a great diving catch by the bowler to his left. Seemed to grip in the pitch, and he pushed at it a bit early. Linde sees the ball looping back, dives to his left at full stretch and gets both hands around the ball. 64/3
    19.5 big wicket! Just when the partnership was blooming. And this is a very "Test match" wicket. Brilliant from Klaasen as he picked the inside edge off the bat-pad. Full on middle. Turned in slightly. de Silva tries to defend, but it takes an inside edge onto his pads. Ball pops up in the air, in front of the batter, but Klaasen runs around him and dives forward into the pitch to take a well-anticipated catch with one hand! 93/4
    41.1 stumped? Maybe. Full on off, and turning sharply away. He stretches forward to defend, but it goes past the edge. Klaasen very quickly whips the bails off, and keeper-bowler are celebrating even before the square umpire goes upstairs. Klaasen must know that Asalanka's back leg was outside the crease. UltraEdge also says that there's a tiny edge off the bat, and so we don't even need to check for the stumping! Klaasen was probably celebrating since he knew it was a caught behind. Out after an important innings, bringing Asalanka's very impressive series with the bat to a close. And TV replays prove that Asalanka would've been stumped too had he not been caught behind. His front leg came out of the crease as he stretched in front. 166/8
    24.1 pocketed at deep midwicket! Full just outside off. Down on one knee to sweep, but it's been slogged too hard. In the air, and Mulder in the deep - looking into the sun, albeit with shades - takes a reverse-cup catch from in front of his face at cow corner. Just a few inches inside the boundary line, and that's the captain gone 112/5
    26.4 Wanindu, what are you doing? Doesn't go for the full monty while looking to bring out the big shot. Full outside off, and he simply chips it rather beautifully for long off to run around to his left and take a simple catch. Maharaj gets his third and gives Hasaranga a wave to bid goodbye. A more powerful shot would've probably seen it go towards extra cover or even beyond the boundary. Instead it's catching practice for Hendricks in the deep. 121/6
    37.2 rapped on the knee roll and been given but of course this is going to be reviewed. If there's no bat, then this review shouldn't hold. Was walking across and Shamsi's turn beats his attempted glance, struck in front of middle and crashing into leg stump. That looked plumb, and it was plumb on review too. 154/7
    48.2 hit well, but oh dear, straight to deep midwicket! Good length just outside off, and he gets in position early to whack a shot through deep midwicket. But Malan is right there. Couple of steps to his left, and he takes the catch. That was a tracer bullet, just that it was hit too close to the fielder. Nonetheless, an important innings, giving the SL bowlers just that little bit more to bowl at. 198/9
    not out
    not out
    14 (lb 2, nb 4, w 8)
    203/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Avishka Fernando, 3.6 ov), 2-33 (Dinesh Chandimal, 6.2 ov), 3-64 (Kamindu Mendis, 14.2 ov), 4-93 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 19.5 ov), 5-112 (Dasun Shanaka, 24.1 ov), 6-121 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 26.4 ov), 7-154 (Chamika Karunaratne, 37.2 ov), 8-166 (Charith Asalanka, 41.1 ov), 9-198 (Dushmantha Chameera, 48.2 ov)
    K Rabada804605.75326063
    KA Maharaj1003833.80363000
    GF Linde1013223.20371001
    AK Markram1004114.10292000
    T Shamsi1003123.10351010
    AL Phehlukwayo1010010.0001000
    PWA Mulder10313.0040010
    9.1 he's struck with his first ball in international cricket. Or is it a bump ball? Soft signal is out. This was tossed up on a sixth stump line, and Malan wanted to drill that through cover. Took the outside edge, even as he's thrown his bat at it with feet static. Smart catch by the lone slip fielder, with the ball flying to his chest. 45/4
    1.4 taken at first slip! Full on off. Just a bit of turn away. Presses forward to defend with hard hands, and it's taken the edge. de Silva dives forward on first slip, and that's been gobbled up as he dives forward to take the catch! 8/1
    2.5 castled! Top of the off stump. A length ball around off, coming in with the arm and jags in further after landing. Hendricks was caught at the crease, looked to defend it but it sneaked through between bat and pad 9/2
    4.1 an excellent catch by Kamindu Mendis. van der Dussen is stunned. Fuller on the stumps, angling in. van der Dussen goes for the flick but fails to keep it down. Mendis dives to his left at short midwicket and takes it inches off the ground, just holding it with his fingertips 19/3
    15.2 the slow finger of death from the umpire! Umpire Lyndon Hannibal does the Rudi Koertzen. Fullish, just outside off. He looks to nudge it leg side, but the ball turns away instead of coming in. Past the outside edge, hits the back leg, and then the ball pops into pad's flap. Klaasen misreads the turn, and the umpire says out. Klaasen reviews but as soon as he saw the first replay, he started walking off, not waiting for ball tracking 54/6
    10.4 got him this time! A googly, and the ball ripped through the bat-pad gap to crash into leg stump. Fullish, but not full enough for him to defend comfortably. He gets forward, but that leaves space for the turning ball to go past the inside edge 48/5
    21.1 he's got him first ball. South AFrica's slide continues. This one is caught behind - and very well caught too with Chandimal having a blink of an eye reaction time. Andile was giving himself room to force this through the offside, gets a thin snick. Standing up to the stumps, Chandimal gets it in his gloves and holds on. 90/7
    24.2 and Hasaranga won't be denied now. tossed up nicely on off, dipping on him but he went for the big slog-sweep anyway. Doesn't time it perfectly but hits it decently well. The thing is, he's hit it straight to deep midwicket. Sri Lanka one away now. 102/9
    23.5 edge and good catch diving forward at slip. Nicely tossed up, the length did him in as he's only half back and poking at it, enough spin away from the bat to catch the edge. Cannons into Chandimal's thigh pad behind the stumps and loops up, but Dhananjaya at slip sees it, takes a few steps and dives forward to latch on. 100/8
    29.6 it's all over with a snick behind. Quicker one outside off, he's looking to keep it out, takes a thin edge that Chandimal gobbles up. Carrom ball on a length, moved away enough to take the edge. Theekshana struck with his first ball, and also with his last to end the game. 125/10
    not out
    8 (lb 1, nb 1, w 6)
    125 all out (30 Overs, RR: 4.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Aiden Markram, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (Reeza Hendricks, 2.5 ov), 3-19 (Rassie van der Dussen, 4.1 ov), 4-45 (Janneman Malan, 9.1 ov), 5-48 (Wiaan Mulder, 10.4 ov), 6-54 (Heinrich Klaasen, 15.2 ov), 7-90 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 21.1 ov), 8-100 (Kagiso Rabada, 23.5 ov), 9-102 (George Linde, 24.2 ov), 10-125 (Keshav Maharaj, 29.6 ov)
    PVD Chameera411624.00172000
    P Jayawickrama401814.50122000
    PWH de Silva833224.00344010
    M Theekshana1003743.70433021
    DM de Silva301806.0062000
    KIC Asalanka10313.0030000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number


Match days

7 September 2021 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sri Lanka 10, South Africa 0

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8AK MarkramJN Malan
2nd1RR HendricksJN Malan
3rd10HE van der DussenJN Malan
4th26H KlaasenJN Malan
5th3H KlaasenPWA Mulder
6th6H KlaasenAL Phehlukwayo
7th36GF LindeAL Phehlukwayo
8th10GF LindeK Rabada
9th2KA MaharajGF Linde
10th23KA MaharajT Shamsi