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4th February 2017, 10:49 #1
South Africa [164/3] beat Sri Lanka  by 7 wickets, lead series 3-0
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga(c), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara
South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
Toss : South Africa won the toss and elected to field
Last edited by MenInG; 4th February 2017 at 11:02.
4th February 2017, 10:54 #2
Good to see us playing in pink again, especially since AB is playing. Remember the last one?
Doubt we'll get to see that again. He'll probably get a duck today
4th February 2017, 11:01 #3
4th February 2017, 11:24 #4
Our fielding is pathetic today. Wow, that was a shocker from JP.
4th February 2017, 11:56 #5
4th February 2017, 11:57 #6
4th February 2017, 13:06 #7
haha bees have stopped play.
Asela and Dickwella now left with the salvage job. Asela is greeted by two slips. A swarm of bees now invade the Wanderers. Morris drops down for cover. Mid-on and mid-off go down. Everyone down. Midwicket - is it Andile? - stands upright and does not budgeThe bees at are it again. The players and the umpires go down, again. They lie on their tummies. Bizarre break in play because of bees (yes you read that right)3.55pm The SA players are back in the park. Moments later, they head back again. This is un-bee-lievable. Please go the to the Wanderers if you know a way to drive bees away.
3.30pm Yikes, the bees are back, again. Bees stop play at the Wanderers. De Kock swatting them away with his right glove. The two umpires converge somehow, and they take drinks. Looks like the bees have found a new home in De Kock's helmet.
Wanderers' head groundsman comes out with a stick in hand. Will he swat them away? Won't he? Nope, he pulls out.
Scenes at the Wanderers. Morris brings out a fire extinguisher. One of the groundstaff uses it to scare the bees away, and the crowd cheers him on. He seems to have successfully scared the bees off the field (or not), he has his hands aloft, and then takes a high-five from Morris. We will bee back in a bit.
This bee attack takes my mind back to the Beeroz Shah Kotla in 2008. Here are some of the other stranger reasons for stoppages of play, including animal invaders, bomb threats and gravy.
DanielAlexander: "Bees spent more time in the middle than Chandimal." --- Ouch!
Bez: "The stadium DJ keeps playing AC/DC, but I think he'd bee better off luring these insects off with a bit of Queen..."
Richard: "Just turned the game on, heard there's a bit of a buzz around the stadium. I'll let myself out..."
4th February 2017, 13:08 #8
4th February 2017, 13:11 #9ODI Star
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Must sting for the fans in the stadium.
Must be a real buzz around the ground. Alright I'll get my coat.
4th February 2017, 13:12 #10
4th February 2017, 13:15 #11
4.10pm What's happening at the Wanderers? A professional beekeeper has now arrived with a container filled with honey. Seems like he has captured the bees; we are not too far away from a re-start.
4th February 2017, 13:43 #12
Dickwala fighting a lone battle here , well made fifty
4th February 2017, 13:45 #13
4th February 2017, 13:47 #14
Lanka need this partnership to get them to 38-40 overs.
4th February 2017, 13:52 #15
4th February 2017, 14:01 #16
4th February 2017, 14:05 #17
149 . 6
Its all over for Lanka here
4th February 2017, 14:06 #18
Lanka should look to bat out remaining 17 overs here .
4th February 2017, 14:14 #19
4th February 2017, 14:17 #20
149 / 7
4th February 2017, 14:20 #21
154 / 7
4th February 2017, 14:28 #22
156 / 8
Can Lanka bat 13 overs ?
4th February 2017, 14:29 #23
4th February 2017, 14:34 #24
Kumara gets a boundary
4th February 2017, 14:35 #25First Class Star
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Looks like another one-sided contest..
4th February 2017, 14:36 #26
Tahir strikes , all out.
4th February 2017, 14:36 #27
164 runs target .
4th February 2017, 14:38 #28
A team of 11 bees could have done better than Sri Lanka today.
4th February 2017, 14:39 #29First Class Star
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Would like to see if SA batsmen can chase 300+ vs this attack.
4th February 2017, 15:46 #30
Pity that we didn't bat first.
4th February 2017, 16:32 #31
I'm afraid Sri Lanka are entering the West Indies territory. I hope it's not the case but it would be a shame if it were so.
In the past, while Lanka were not exactly world beating champions, they always were a highly competitive side containing great players like Sanath, Murali, Mahela, Sanga, etc. Now there are hardly any players of similar calibre. More importantly watching Sri Lanka used to be good in the early 2000s especially when Jaya was at the crease. They have gradually transformed into this boring machine which drives all the neutrals away with their unwavering predictability. I hope they regain their mojo back soon enough.
4th February 2017, 16:52 #32
Whatta yawn series we were witnessing....in every matches even before toss time SL are done n dusted
they are playing here for just a formality
4th February 2017, 16:57 #33
Kumara looks a good prospect. Nice tight action.
A skilled hawk conceals its talons.
4th February 2017, 17:06 #34
Lahiru Kumara has EVERYTHING, and I repeat EVERYTHING a fast bowling fan would love. What a great prospect for Sri Lanka. Great height. Great pace at only 19. He's young. Has good outswing to the left hander. Well built. Looks extremely strong too. Hope he doesn't get injured because I'm dead sure he's only getting better with time. Will get more pace. More swing. More seam. More movement. More skill. With more experience. Hopefully, partnered with Chameera, another good, young fast bowler, they can lift Sri Lanka's fast bowling department which has been suffering for years.
4th February 2017, 17:08 #35
4th February 2017, 17:25 #36
Sandakan is a boss. Sri Lanka need to throw all the rubbish out and stick with him.
A skilled hawk conceals its talons.
4th February 2017, 18:15 #37
THE Standard Bank Proteas cruised to a seven-wicket victory with 18 overs to spare to take a winning 3-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the Momentum ODI Series with two matches still to be played. They now have the chance to complete their second clean sweep this season with victories in the two remaining matches at PPC Newlands on Tuesday and at SuperSport Park next Friday.
Earlier this season they also had a 5-0 series sweep against Australia.
They have also won 12 ODIs in a row on home soil which constitutes a South African record.
For Sri Lanka it was a repeat of what has happened throughout the series with their batsmen again failing to post a total in excess of 200 under batting conditions that suggested they needed to put at least 250 on the board after being sent into bat.
They again started with a good opening stand of 60 between Niroshan Dickwella (74 off 80 balls, 7 fours) and his captain, Upul Tharanga (31 off 45 balls, 5 fours) but thereafter there was no consolidation and they lost their last 7 wickets for 48 runs to set the Proteas a meagre target of 164.
With Lahiru Kumara back in the side to give their attack some teeth they gave one of their better bowling performances of the series but they were unable to apply consistent pressure with such a small total to defend.
After the loss of three cheap wickets AB de Villiers and JP Duminy finished off the job with an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 72 in 13.2 overs which allowed the Proteas captain just enough time to complete his half-century (60 not out off 61 balls, 5 fours). He has now made 706 runs in 10 innings at the Wanderers for an average of 100.85 (3 centuries and 3 50s) with a strike rate in the region of 130.
Faf du Plessis celebrated his 100th appearance by taking yet another sensational catch while Quinton de Kock also took a very good reaction catch to dismiss Dickwella and complete 100 dismissals in ODI cricket.
Dwaine Pretorius, who was given a run with Wayne Parnell being rested, returned career best figures of 3/19 to be named Momentum Man of the Match.
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4th February 2017, 18:19 #38
ABD 60* at 98 SR.
Save some for your knockout games bhai.
I am not one of you. I never was. I am not one of them either.
4th February 2017, 18:24 #39
5th February 2017, 05:23 #40
CSA CONGRATULATES PROTEAS ON ODI SERIES WIN
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated the Standard Bank Proteas on taking a 3-0 winning lead over Sri Lanka in the five-match Momentum ODI series. The Proteas won their third match in a row when they won the Pink Day ODI at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium by 7 wickets yesterday.
It also represents the 12th consecutive ODI the Proteas have won on home soil following their 3-2 come from behind series win against England, their one-off victory over Ireland and their 5-0 whitewash of Australia.
“Congratulations to our Proteas on another convincing victory,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “The winning run over the past eight months has been very impressive and augurs well as the team looks ahead to some tough away from home encounters.
“Our leadership team headed by coach Russell Domingo, captain AB de Villiers and stand-in captain Faf du Plessis deserve full credit as do every other member of our playing squad and management team.
“Congratulations also to Faf for reaching 100 ODI caps and it would have been special to achieve this milestone in front of a full house at the Wanderers.
“Compliments are also due to our fans, our sponsors, our host broadcasters SuperSport, the Gauteng Cricket Board as host and all the people who have worked tirelessly to make Pink Day such an overwhelming success year after year.
“With Pink Day now in its fifth year, it is clearly one of our special occasions and we are proud to be involved in such a worthwhile project,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.
Aaj ka kaam kal karo, Kal ka kaam parson. Aisi bhi jaldi kya hai, Jab jeena hai barson.