Having missed the mark in the initial game, South Africa thought of a clinical presentation in all divisions to even out the series with a directing 67-run triumph (DLS strategy) in the second ODI in Colombo on Saturday (September 4).
In a match decreased to 47 overs for each side due to evening precipitation, South Africa posted 283/6 on account of Janneman Malan’s 135-ball 121 and helpful commitments from Reeza Hendricks (51) and Heinrich Klaasen (43). Early harm from Kagiso Rabada implied that Sri Lanka battled in the pursuit, and were given a reexamined focus of 265 out of 41 overs after one more spell of downpour. They aroused being bowled out for 197 no matter Charith Asalanka’s battling 50 years, with Tabraiz Shamsi sacking his lady five-wicket pull in ODIs.
Rabada bowled with speed and exactness, and demonstrated hard to deal with for Sri Lanka’s top request. Avishka Fernando edged to slip while Bhanuka Rajapaksa gloved a short ball to the ‘attendant as Sri Lanka lost two in the fifth over, which was bowled by Rabada. Minod Bhanuka was given not-out by umpire Kumar Dharmasena yet South Africa utilized the audit to track down that the batsman had got an edge off Wiaan Mulder to be gotten behind as Sri Lanka slipped to 19 for 3.
Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva attempted to consistent the innings, with the previous playing his shots certainly – including a swipe off Mulder over long-on for a six. The organization, be that as it may, reached a conclusion when De Silva was gotten down the leg side to give Shamsi his first wicket. Asalanka then, at that point got to his second progressive fifty and was associated with 50 years remain with Dasun Shanaka as they drove Sri Lanka’s fightback. Be that as it may, downpour constrained the players off the field after the 25th over, with Sri Lanka 41 shy of the DLS standard score.
Play continued inevitably, with Sri Lanka’s modified objective requiring them to score 151 runs in 16 overs. Asalanka didn’t burn through any time getting rolling, striking sixes off debutant George Linde. In any case, Shamsi struck at the opposite end as Shanaka was trapped in the profound in the wake of playing the draw while Linde additionally took a catch off his own bowling to excuse Wanindu Hasaranga. Sri Lanka’s pursuit was successfully over when Asalanka went for the trudge clear however turned into Shamsi’s third wicket. Chamika Karunaratne engaged for a few time, scoring sixes off Shamsi and Linde before Keshav Maharaj finished his visit. Shamsi gave the last little details the wickets of Dushmantha Chameera and Akila Dananjaya as Sri Lanka were astonished out in the 37th.
Prior, Aiden Markram and Malan helped South Africa start well after Maharaj, captaining the group interestingly, picked to bat. Yet, the organization reached a conclusion with the score on 43 as Markram edged to the ‘guardian when he attempted to punch a Karunaratne conveyance. Hendricks, playing his first ODI since February 2020, favored the leg-side fence for ordinary limits as he put on a decent remain with Malan to give a solid stage to South Africa. Malan was a touch more slow as far as strike rate yet he kept the scoreboard ticking as he got to a 64-ball fifty with a range off Praveen Jayawickrama for a limit. Hendricks got to his third ODI fifty, off 52 balls, before he was bowled by de Silva – consequently finishing a 96-run stand.
Sri Lanka kept things tight as South Africa encountered a limit dry season. Rassie van der Dussen’s four off Jayawickrama within the 31st over was South Africa’s first in quite while, while they went four additional overs without a four then . Malan broke the shackles with a trudge clear to midwicket off Hasaranga yet the bowler struck in something very similar over to have van der Dussen out confused. Klaasen, who came in straightaway, managed in a whirlwind of limits as he eased the heat off a drained Malan, who was battling a bit at the opposite end.
Sri Lanka were additionally at legitimate fault for giving additional goes through ousts, helpless handling and additional items. Malan got to his third ODI ton – off 126 conveyances – and started a new limit attack before long. Klaasen struck a six off Chameera prior to tumbling to a similar bowler, finishing an organization worth 86 off just 54. Malan was additionally out leg-before to Chameera endeavoring an opposite paddle while Andile Phehlukwayo tumbled to Karunaratne however South Africa had a positive completion to their innings, overseeing 28 off their last three overs.
Brief scores: South Africa 283/6 in 47 overs (Janneman Malan 121, Reeza Hendricks 51, Heinrich Klaasen 43; Chamika Karunaratne 2-24) beat Sri Lanka 197 in 36.4 overs (Charith Asalanka 77, Chamika Karunaratne 36; Tabraiz Shamsi 5-49, Kagiso Rabada 2-16) by 67 runs (DLS method).