SA VS SL, 4TH ODI
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De Kock top-scored in South Africa’s modest chase of 190. © AFP
South Africa displayed a medical all-round present which powered them to their fourth successive win within the five-match collection as they beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets within the fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday (March 13).
It doesn’t matter what they struggle, it simply does not appear to work for Sri Lanka. They made three adjustments to their XI and batted with an unmistakable air of freedom, having already conceded the collection. But they careened to 189 all-out in 39.2 overs. Going through a rampant Proteas bowling unit, Sri Lanka have been on the receiving finish of one other humiliation. The guests turned up essentially the most abject batting efficiency of the collection, dropping 9 wickets for 131 earlier than recovering remarkably via Isuru Udana’s scintillating 57-ball 78. The 31-year previous put up an admirable rearguard and within the firm of quantity 11, Kasun Rajitha, added 58 runs dragging his workforce to a decent complete. South Africa’s bowlers led by Anrich Nortje put in a superb collective efficiency to determine their dominance on the midway mark.
Chasing a meagre complete, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks have been watchful initially because the Sri Lankan bowlers have been disciplined with the brand new ball. However the guests did not assist themselves within the area. Dhananjaya de Silva put down de Kock in his second over for Four, shelling a troublesome return probability. Hendricks was dropped on 6 by Thisara Perera at first slip off Lasith Malinga however he could not capitalise on the reprieve. de Silva prised him out for eight. Aiden Markram, who made a comeback into the facet on the again of some sterling scores within the home circuit, joined de Kock and introduced his return in type slamming a good looking on-drive off his third ball. Each of them saved knocking it round, maintaining the scorers busy.
However Markram misplaced his focus and gifted his wicket on 29 to Kasun Rajitha which introduced Faf du Plessis to the center. After settling into the groove, South Africa’s keeper-batsman started to search out boundaries at will and compiled his fifth fifty of the collection. Nevertheless, he perished straight after finishing the milestone. Proteas’ skipper du Plessis took the onus upon himself and struck a breezy 43 earlier than flicking one into the arms of quick mid-wicket. Dhananjaya de Silva accounted for each the dismissals. David Miller and JP Duminy stitched an unbeaten 46-run stand for the fifth wicket and shouldered the ending accountability, ensuring there have been no hassles ultimately. Total, this was one other efficiency South Africa might be pleased with, demonstrating that their ODI squad presently has loads of depth to it.
Temporary Scores: Sri Lanka 189-all out in 20 overs (Isuru Udana 78; Anrich Nortje Three-57) misplaced to South Africa 190-Four in 32.5 overs (Quinton de Kock 51; Dhananjaya de Silva Three-44) by 6 wickets.