Sri Lanka-South Africa

Lankans end South Africa tour with T20 whitewash

blank Simanto Mallick
blank Simanto Mallick
Lankans end South Africa tour with T20 whitewash
South Africa vs Sri Lanka. -Collected A-A+

||Desk Report||

Sri Lanka, who started the tour with an unexpected Test series win, finally ended with the 3-match T20 series defeat. The visitors also face a humiliation while being whitewashed in 5-match ODI series.   

Sri Lanka lost the third and final T20 by 45 runs (DLS method) on Sunday in Johannesburg. After forcing to bat first South Africa managed to score 198 for 2. Reeza Hendricks smashed 66 while Dwaine Pretorius unbeaten 77 along with skipper Jean-Paul Duminy for 34. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 137 as they chased down a reduced target of 183 in 17 overs following a rain delay. For the visitors, Niroshan Dickwella and Isuru Udana scored respectively 38 and 36 runs. Andile Phehlukwayo took 4 for 24 while Junior Dala and Lutho Sipamla claimed two wickets each.

Proteas T20 skipper JP Duminy believed that it is a confidence booster for them. “Certainly is pleasing to win 3-0. Was nice to get over the line in the first game. We didn't execute that well in the first game. Individuals have stood up and stepped up to the plate at the highest level. It is a confidence booster as far as the shoulder is concerned. It is important to have a good support staff around you. We still got a couple of weeks of domestic cricket left before the World Cup. You always want to perform the best for your country,” he said.

On the other hand, Sri Lankan white-ball captain Lasith Malinga accused their lack of partnership for this humiliation in the limited over games. “I think this kind of wicket, we wanted them to score 170 or 180. But they had a good partnership and things got away from us. As a captain, I wanted breakthroughs. We didn't get wickets in the ODIs and T20Is. But when we batted we lost one wicket after the other.”

“Home conditions help them. They know the conditions exactly. They have talented players as well and that is why they have been successful as well. All the players need to analyze what they need to do going forward. The Test Series was a plus point. Isuru Udana was the plus point in the ODIs and T20Is for us,” Malinga added.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the two-match Test series beating the hosts respectively by 1 wicket and 8 wickets. But after that South Africa whitewashed Lankans in 5-match ODI series, followed by T20 series. The hosts won the first T20 in a thrilling Super Over eliminator while defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I by 16 runs.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka

First Test: Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket

Second Test: Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

First ODI: South Africa won by 8 wickets

Second ODI: South Africa won by 113 runs

Third ODI: South Africa won by 71 runs (2nd innings reduced to 24 overs due to rain; target 193)

Fourth ODI: South Africa won by 6 wickets

Fifth ODI: South Africa won by 41 runs (by DLS method)

First T20I: Match tied (South Africa won the Super Over eliminator)

Second T20I: South Africa won by 16 runs

Third T20I: South Africa won by 45 runs (DLS method)


Read More

Women Cricket

Bangladesh women coach urged BCB to introduce women age-based league

|| CF Correspondent || Bangladesh Women's head coach Anju Jain urged BCB to introduce age-based women cricket in Bangladesh to procure raw talent for the national side.   Bangladesh Men's team has

Match Report Live Score More
| Cricfrenzy

Zimbabwe Cricket

Zimbabwe has been suspended from ICC

|| Desk Report || Zimbabwe has been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect after finding that the country's' cricket administration was not free from government interference. Zimbabwe Cricket has been stripped of

Match Report Live Score More

Women's cricket

South Africa Tour is a platform to prepare for Asia Cup

|| CF Correspondent || Bangladesh women’s head coach Anju Jain believes they are taking the upcoming tour of South Africa is a part of preparation for the Asia Cup. Bangladesh Women’s A

Match Report Live Score More

Sri Lanka Series

We are favourites against Sri Lanka- Mosaddek

|| CF Correspondent || Bangladesh all-rounder Mossadek Hossain said on Thursday that he believes Tigers will be favorite against Sri Lanka in the upcoming three-match ODI’s series, scheduled from July 28-31. Bangladesh

Match Report Live Score More

Sri Lanka Series

Big chance for Mosaddek at the absence of Mahmudullah

|| CF Correspondent || Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riad is not bowling his off-spin now due to his shoulder injury. He didn't bowl in the World Cup and in the tri-nation series.

Match Report Live Score More