Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI at Port Elizabeth, 28 Jan, 2017

Toss: South Africa, who chose to bowl first
South Africa won by 8 wickets
4
South Africa, who chose to bowl first
South Africa 185/2 in 34.2 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.39

Sri Lanka 181/10 (48.3)

Player of the Match: Imran Tahir
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
55
68
5
0
80.88
97
3354
133*
40.90
30
27
3
1
111.11
206
8742
162*
53.63
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
1.2
0
15
0
11.25
17
0
-
-
5
0
19
1
3.8
5
8
3/10
14.75
Recent Overs:
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1
1
1
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1
1
3
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4
1
1
1
4
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2
4
Current Partnership: 54 runs, 8.3 overs, RR: 6.35 (Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers )
Last Wicket: HM Amla 57(71)

Over 35.0  

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match
AB de Villiers: I thought it was a really good performance. The wicket was a bit two-paced, much like Sri Lankan home conditions, but the new ball bowlers bowled with a lot of intensity. Can't ask more from them. There's more than enough time to settle in the side, we've got enough experience in the side to come up with good plans. It's still a tricky total, especially their spinners whom we didn't see much. Hash and de Kock did well by getting us off to a solid start. They came back properly in the T20 series, easy one for us today, but I'm expecting a better fight from them in the next game.
Upul Tharanga: Chandimal and Mendis had a good partnership, but we struggled after that. The wicket was slow, but their bowlers stuck to the plans and bowled much better. It's about spinners in these sort of games, our spinners couldn't control as we didn't put runs on the board. We have to sit together have a chat and work on areas we need to improve.
South Africa won by 8 wickets and go 1-0 up in the 5-match series
34.2
4
Over 34.2 Kusal Mendis bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Faf du Plessis, Boundary! Goes deep in the crease and helps it down to fine leg for winning runs.
34.1
2
Over 34.1 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, 2 runs, gets forward and clips it of the pads down to fine-leg and picks up couple runs.
End of Over 34 (7 runs)   South Africa 179/2

AB de Villiers 30/27 Asela Gunaratne 5-0-19-1
Faf du Plessis 49/66

33.6
0
Over 33.6 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, no runs, gets forward and  swings in an attempt to reverse slap one past short third, but makes no connection.
33.5
0
Over 33.5 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, no runs, gets forward and pushes it straight back to bowler.
33.4
4
Over 33.4 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, Boundary! Gets forward and plays a reverse sweep through short third man and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
33.3
1
Over 33.3 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, gets forward and nudges it through mid-wicket.
33.2
1
Over 33.2 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and clips it behind square-leg on the on-side.
33.1
1
Over 33.1 Asela Gunaratne bowls a tossed up delivery to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-on.
End of Over 33 (9 runs)   South Africa 172/2

AB de Villiers 25/23 Kusal Mendis 1-0-9-0
Faf du Plessis 47/64

32.6
4
Over 32.6 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, Boundary! Gets forward and drives it along the ground through extra cover, no chance for sweeper cover.
32.5
0
Over 32.5 Kusal Mendis bowls it short of length to AB de Villiers, no runs, goes on to the back foot and cuts it straight to cover.
32.4
3
Over 32.4 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to Faf du Plessis, 3 runs, gets across the line and flicks down to deep backward square-leg and picks up three runs.
32.3
1
Over 32.3 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, gets across the line and clips it through mid-wicket and picks up a single.
32.2
1
Over 32.2 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and clips it down to fine-leg.
32.1
0
Over 32.1 Kusal Mendis bowls a tossed up delivery to Faf du Plessis, no runs, gets forward and pushes it to the on-side.
End of Over 32 (3 runs)   South Africa 163/2

Faf du Plessis 43/61 Asela Gunaratne 4-0-12-1
AB de Villiers 20/20

31.6
1
Over 31.6 Asela Gunaratne bowls a good length delivery to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and clips it behind square on the on-side.
31.5
1
Over 31.5 Asela Gunaratne bowls a good length delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and nudged round the corner for another easy single