Sri Lanka vs S Africa
SL win by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka win the 3rd T20 by 6 wickets. Mahela and Dilshan started off with a string of boundaries and Dilshan stayed not out in the end to see Sri Lanka through. South Africa win the series 2-1, Sri Lanka avoid whitewash.
Over 18.1 SL 164/4 (Dilshan 74, T Perera 25)
Dilshan finishes it in style, SL need 6 runs and Dilshan hits a six. Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets to avoid a whitewash.
Over 18 SL 158/4 (Dilshan 68, T Perera 25)
Parnell brought back into the attack, du Plessis getting his field right. Perera tries to scoop it over leg but misses. It is in the slot and Perera swipes it over mid off for four. Six, Perera swings, connects and gets this over long on for a six. Another four, Perera reaches for it outside off and sends it for four through the covers, brings up Sri Lanka's 150. Perera takes it away from South Africa, hits it over the point fielder for four, not convincing but effective. A wide for height, Parnell bowls a bouncer under pressure. Drilled straight down the ground for a couple to end the over. SL need 6 from the last two overs.
Over 17 SL 137/4 (Dilshan 68, T Perera 5)
Morkel comes back into the attack. Thisara takes a single to bring Dilshan back on strike. Perera pushes it to deep square leg for a single, then Dilshan walks across his stumps and gets a boundary to deep square leg, Sri Lanka need 31 from 20 balls now. Three runs to Dilshan who pulls it over the in field to long on, they run hard for three. A single to end the over. SL need 27 from 18 balls.
Over 16 SL 126/4 (Dilshan 60, T Perera 2)
Five overs to go, Sri Lanka need 46 to win. Wiese starts his final over for the day. Mathews drives it square of the wicket for four, a welcome boundary at this stage for Sri Lanka. WICKET! Mathews inside edges it on to the pads and it hits the stumps and Mathews is bowled. A crucial time to lose a wicket. Thisara Perera is the new batsman. Thisara starts with a single down to long off. A yorker from Wiese and angled to square leg for a single. Some good fielding keeps it down to a single, Sri Lanka need 38 from 24 balls.
Over 15 SL 118/3 (Dilshan 58, Mathews 10)
Tahir continues, a single to start the over and then a leg bye. Four from the over, 118 for 3.
Over 14 SL 114/3 (Dilshan 58, Mathews 7)
Tsotsobe brought back into the attack. Dilshan reverse scoops it for four, what a shot, goes for the reverse sweep, then just lifts it to make a scoop. A couple of singles to follow. A scoop goes wrong and Dilshan gets a single anyway. Four, Mathews flicks it off his hip for four wide of fine leg. Tsotsobe's poor day continues. 12 runs from the over.
Over 13 SL 102/3 (Dilshan 52, Mathews 1)
Tahir continues, pushed away for a single by Chandimal. Dilshan under edges it for a single to square leg, the 100 comes up for Sri Lanka. WICKET! Chandimal comes down the wicket and misses, good stumping by de Kock, quick and accurate. The pressure creates a wicket and Mathews walks out to bat. Four runs and the wicket from the over.
Over 12 SL 98/2 (Dilshan 50, Chandimal 13)
Wiese continues, starts with a leg cutter. Dilshan drives the ball to midwicket and gets a single to get to his 50. Chandimal edges it past the vacant slip area for four, poor shot but four runs nonetheless. Good come back from Wiese, who bowls a slower ball. Dropped, Wiese is disappointed as Tsotsobe drops another catch. Poor fielding from Tsotsobe. A dot to end the over, 98 for 2 after 12.
Over 11 SL 92/2 (Dilshan 49, Chandimal 8)
Sri Lanka need 74 from 60 balls. Morkel back into the attack. Chandimal takes a single to long on. A good over from Morkel, just two runs from it. Sri Lanka are 92 for 2 after 11 overs.
Over 10 SL 90/2 (Dilshan 48, Chandimal 7)
Chandimal pulls to deep square for a single. Dilshan angles it down to fine leg for a single. Single for Chandimal to Miller on long off. Good over from Wiese, just three runs from it.
Over 9 SL 87/2 (Dilshan 47, Chandimal 5)
Chandimal starts with a single, then Dilshan pulls it for four through midwicket. A couple of singles after the boundary, SL keep the scoreboard ticking. Another single down to long off, the required rate under 7. Good over for SL, 9 runs from it.
Over 8 SL 78/2 (Dilshan 41, Chandimal 2)
WICKET! Another wicket for SA, Wiese picks up Perera, who hits it against the wind, in the air and finds Parnell square on the off side. Chandimal pulls but only gets a single to Parnell at deep square leg. Tsotsobe lets another one go through, Dilshan ends the over with a boundary.
Over 7 SL 71/1 (Dilshan 36, K Perera 1)
Tahir comes into the attack after the power play. Dilshan gets a couple of runs to the sweeper on the off side. Just four from the over, a good start for Tahir.
Over 6 SL 67/1 (Dilshan 33, K Perera 0)
Dilshan drives it straight down the ground and Faf stops it again. Mahela gives himself room and hits it over point for four, another great shot from Mahela, making the most of these power play overs. WICKET! Mahela mishits it to AB who takes a simple catch and Mahela is out for 33. Kusal Perera comes to the crease. End of the power play SL 67 for 1.
Over 5 SL 62/0 (Dilshan 32, Jayawardene 29)
Tsotsobe starts with a no ball, so it is free hit time. No run from the free hit as Dilshan hits it straight to the fielder. Four and four, two consecutive boundaries, Dilshan on fire. Both over midwicket, Tsotsobe straying in his length. A quick single to follow the boundaries. Mahela comes down the wicket and upper cuts it over the keeper for another boundary. SL 62 for no loss after 5 overs.
Over 4 SL 47/0 (Dilshan 23, Jayawardene 24)
Parnell brought into the attack and Mahela drives it for four through covers. A drop and run single for Mahela after the four. Another single for Dilshan, brings Mahela back on strike. Mahela lifts this over the off side for four, made it look so easy, just gave himself room and hit it over extra cover. Mahela drives again but it will be a single to deep cover. After 4 overs SL 47 for no wicket.
Over 3 SL 36/0 (Dilshan 22, Jayawardene 14)
Tsotsobe continues, Dilshan on strike and a dot ball to start. Dilshan rocks back and drives it through the covers for four, it is raining boundaries in Hambantota. Driven by Dilshan again, Faf makes a great stop at mid off. A couple of runs to Dilshan who pulls it to deep square leg. Pulled to deep square leg again for a couple of runs, 8 runs from the over.
Over 2 SL 28/0 (Dilshan 14, Jayawardene 14)
Mahela gets off with a boundary, Sri Lanka start in style. Mahela flicks it off his pads for four on the leg side. Mahela cuts past backward point for four, another boundary to add to the count. Another boundary, Mahela flicks it past short fine leg for four, all runs coming in boundaries so far. Mahela drives, and the fielder at cover makes a good stop, they run two. Great start by Sri Lanka, 28 for no loss after 2 overs.
Over 1 SL 14/0 (Dilshan 14, Jayawardene 0)
Dilshan and Mahela to open for SA, Dilshan on strike against Tsotsobe. Dilshan drives and Faf stops the single at mid off, great stop. A play and a miss by Dilshan. Another drive from Dilshan and stopped at mid on for no run. Dilshan swivels and hits it over deep square leg for six, great pull shot and great way to get off the mark. Dilshan then plays the scoop and gets a one bounce four behind the keeper, it is called a Dil-scoop for a reason. Dilshan scoops again and it is four more runs. 14 from the first over.
- 6th Aug 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
- Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium
- R Martinesz, R S A Palliyaguruge
- TV Umpire
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- L E Hannibal
sri lanka BATTING CARD
|T.M. Dilshan||Not out||74|
|D.P.M.D. Jayawardene||c de Villiers b Parnell||33|
|M.D.K.J. Perera||c Parnell b Wiese||1|
|L.D. Chandimal||s de Kock b Tahir||14|
|A.D. Mathews||b Wiese||14|
|N.L.T.C. Perera||Not out||25|
|Extras||1nb, 1w, 1lb||3|
|Total||18.1 Overs||164 - 4|