South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI: Match called off due to floodlight failure, SA win series 5-0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI: Match called off due to floodlight failure, SA win series 5-0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th OD Highlights: Match called off due to floodlight failure, SA win series 5-0.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI: Match called off due to floodlight failure, SA win series 5-0. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs ( DLS method) to complete a clean sweep of their five-match ODI series on Saturday. The final match at Newlands came to an early end due to a failed floodlight.

After electing to bat, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 225 for another below-par score in a series. The home side then reached 135/2 after 28 overs and were well on course for victory when one of the five floodlight pylons at the ground failed to fire in the growing gloom. After a delay of more than two hours the match came to an end.

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2019Newlands, Cape Town 22 July 2019

South Africa 135/2 (28.0)


Sri Lanka 225 (49.3)

Match Ended ( Day - 5th ODI ) South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs (D/L method)

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI: Highlights

SA win by 41 runs (DLS method)

The 5th ODI has been called off due to floodlight failure. SA win by 41 runs (DLS method). They win the series 5-0 and complete a whitewash

No Play Yet

No resumption in Cape Town yet; South Africa are well ahead on DLS at the moment. SA 135/2, need 91 runs more

Match delayed

The game has been delayed due to floodlight failure. SA- 135/2 after 28 overs. South Africa need 91 runs to go 5-0 up


Aiden Markram brings up his second ODI half-centiury as South Africa cross the 100-run mark after 22 overs. 


OUT! Thisara Perera strikes to break the partnership as Du Plessis departs for 24 after edging one to the keeper. SA are 78/2 after 17.2 overs


It had to be called early after Markram's back broke with 3 deliveries to the scheduled break. SA need 152 runs to win at 4.4 runs per over, current rate is 4.77.

50-run partnership

Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis are keeping their team steady so far. The 50 run partnership is also up between the two. It comes off 55 balls. SA- 64/1, and need 166 to win at 4.37 runs per over, their current run rate is 4.92

Four, Four

Two boundaries in the over and SA get a move on at last. The first one is past extra cover while the second one came off the last ball which was driven through the same over. Expensive first over for Dananjaya SA -51/1

SA steady

South Africa have lost an early wicket in the form of de Kock for 6. But since then have been steady. Du Plessis and Markram in the middle. SA- 22/1 after 5 ovs


De Kock departs for 6. His flick to  deep-square is caught by Avishka Fernando. A slight misjudgment by the fielder but no worries. Malinga picks up the wicket. SA- 8/1

Sri Lanka resume

Back with live action. South Africa need 226 to win the dead rubber. And a boundary off the first over from De Kock. SA- 4/0 after 1 over


Imran Tahir picks up 2/33 and Mendis made half-century as Sri Lanka are all out for 225 from 49.3 overs. The hosts South Africa have been given a target of 226 for a whitewash of the series.


What an over! That is two in two for Rabada, who is on for a hat-trick. ! Perrera walks for 33. Sri Lanka are 222 - 9 after 48.5 overs


Isuru Udana and Priyamal Perera stitch a partnership of 50 runs, added for the 8th wicket off 48 balls, to help Sri Lanka cross 200-run mark with loss of seven.

Tahir's final spell

Imran Tahir bowled his last ball in ODI cricket in South Africa as he picked up 2/33. His final spell in South Africa - 10-1-33-2. No doubt that he will be missed in the ODI format.


OUT! De Silva is caught by Duminy, departs for 12 as Phehlukwayo claims his first of the day. SL are 161/7 after 40.2 overs

Wide, Four, Four

Dhananjaya de Silva recovers for Sri Lanka after two quick wickets. Duminy starts the over well but Dhananjaya hits Duminy for two fours in his first over. And that brings up 150 for the visitors, for a loss of six.

Sri Lanka in trouble

GONE! Sri Lanka look in trouble as they lose their sixth wicket. Thisara Perera departs for 2, soon after Mendis' wicket. Sri Lanka slip to 141 for 6.


OUT! South Africa get a big one as Kusal Mendis is unnecessarily run out, departs for 56 due to a miscommunication with Priyamal Perera. 
SL are 136/5 after 34.3 overs


That's a missed chance! South Africa are going to regret it. Priyamal Perera misses it and so does Quinton de Kock. With the back leg out of the crease, it should have been out. 


GONE! Angelo Perera departs for 31 after Faf du Plessis takes a brilliant catch. Imran Tahir with his second wicket of the day.
SL are 125/4 after 29.5 overs.


After the fall of early wickets, Kusal Mendis brings up his 14th ODI half-century off 72 balls as Sri Lanka are 120 for 3 in 29 overs. Can Mendis help the visitors to a winning total?

SL bring up 100

Sri Lanka come up with 100 and it has taken them 26 overs and three wickets to reach here. Kusal Mendis nearing half-century.


OUT! Imran Tahir strikes as Oshada Fernando departs for 22, caught by Du Plessis at slip. SL are 63/3


With 15 overs gone, Sri Lanka are 57/2 with Rabada and Ngidi both picking up an early wicket

SA come up with 50

Sri Lanka bring up 50 runs with loss of two wickets in 14 overs in the fifth and final ODI against South Africa.


OUT! Rabada edges Tharanga out, goes for 2 as Sri Lanka are 14/2. Soft dismissal for Tharanga, who drives the ball off the edge to the keeper.


WICKET! Early breakthrough for the hosts. Ngidi with the first wicket as Avishka Fernando departs for 9 after Markram takes the catch at first slip. SL are 14/1

Match underway

Avishka Fernando and Tharanga are at the crease as Sri Lanka bat first in the final ODI. Rabada opens the attack. 


Sri Lanka have won the toss in the fifth ODI and they decide to bat first. Toss favoured them, will the conditions in the last match favour them as well? 


South Africa: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Niroshan Dickwella (Vice-Captain), Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Angelo Perera, Priyamal Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.

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