Ball By Ball Commentary: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Sri Lanka opt to bat

SL - 58/3 (8.3)

CRR:  6.82
BattingR(B)4s6sSR
Kusal Perera*27(21)30128.57
Kamindu Mendis10(13)0076.92
BowlingOMRW
Tabraiz Shamsi*1.3080
Aiden Markram1030
Partnership: 30(27)
Last wkt: Bhanuka Rajapaksa b Rabada 5(6) - 28/3 in 3.6 ov.
Recent balls: ... 1 1 1 | 0 1 0 1 1 0 | 1 1 1
Commentary

8.3 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, to deep square leg

8.2 Shamsi to Kusal Perera, 1 run, picks a very full delivery to sweep and under-edges to short fine leg, quick single

8.1 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, flighted around off, Mendis works it through mid-wicket

SL: 55-3 after 8 overs

7.6 Markram to Kusal Perera, no run, really full delivery and Perera digs it out towards extra cover

7.5 Markram to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, slower and outside off, Mendis lifts it inside out but cannot beat sweeper cover, just a single

7.4 Markram to Kusal Perera, 1 run, drifting in from round the wicket, Perera nudges it through the empty mid-wicket pocket

7.3 Markram to Kusal Perera, no run, tossed up on off, Perera eases it to cover

7.2 Markram to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, same length but the line is outside off, punched to long-off

7.1 Markram to Kamindu Mendis, no run, flatter and close to off, Mendis angles it straight to backward point

Aiden Markram, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

SL: 52-3 after 7 overs

6.6 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, touch quicker and Mendis brings his bat down in the nick of time, ekes out an inside edge to mid-wicket and retains strike

6.5 Shamsi to Kusal Perera, 1 run, slower but the length is short, Perera tucks it to deep mid-wicket

6.4 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, flatter in trajectory and around off, Mendis punches it past the diving cover fielder

6.3 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, no run, that's more like it. Tossed up around off, Mendis closed the bat face wanting to work it into the leg-side, the leading edge bounces just short of backward point

6.2 Shamsi to Kusal Perera, 1 run, another drag down and Perera pulls to deep mid-wicket, just a single

6.1 Shamsi to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, fraction short and outside off, Mendis cracks it to sweeper cover

Tabraiz Shamsi, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

SL: 47-3 after 6 overs

5.6 Rabada to Kusal Perera, no run, full and around off, Perera drills it straight to mid-on and though Maharaj does not gather it cleanly, the pair don't risk a single

5.5 Rabada to Kusal Perera, FOUR, shot! What timing! Just a firm push and the ball beats everyone. Back of a length around off, Perera pushes on top of the bounce and the ball races past Rabada's outstretched right hand as well as the diving mid-off fielder

5.4 Rabada to Kamindu Mendis, 1 run, slower delivery around off, Mendis brings his bat down and steers it to third man