Fantasy AnalysisThe 21-year-old knocked out the centurion Kusal Mendis in the 38th over and then picked up a final over hat trick to end Sri Lanka's run one ball early. After joining the Test squad for one Test, he's shown his value in the ODI series and has taken quite well to the 50-over format. This was his second ODI four-for and has two additional four-fors in domestic List A play. He'll look to force a series draw in the third and final ODI of the series at Colombo.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter picking up his Test high score at the beginning of the month at Galle against Bangladesh, Mendis kept his good form going with his first ODI ton in his 24th match. He was unlucky to be caught and bowled by Taskin Ahmed after bludgeoning the ball off the bowlers' shoulder before having time to compose himself to collect the catch. Mendis will look to keep his strong form going in the final ODI and the two ensuing T20I's that follow.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile the New Zealand top-order batsmen were giving the South African attack fits, but the recently-returned Morkel was there to knock out danger-man after danger-man. His first Test four-for since Christmas 2015 as the big-bodied pace bowler provides yet another seamer in the South African attack. Bowling in his 74th Test, this was his 14th career four-for with six five-fors; however, he's never notched a 10 wicket haul.
Fantasy AnalysisThough the 28-year-old cracked the Test squad for the first time in November 2016 against Pakistan, he's quickly turned into a consistent opener for the Black Caps. His first innings half-century was his third in the past four innings with no scores below 36 in that time. While he's yet to score a Test ton, with his patience and form of late, it seems only a matter of time, having set his high score in back-to-back innings.
Fantasy AnalysisWith South Africa setting a solid first innings total at 314, the skipper stepped into the crease at one for 83 and proceeded to form a tremendous 190-run partnership with Jeet Raval to nearly put the Black Caps in the lead at the fall of the second wicket. The fifth-ranked Test batsman blasted his 17th century in the format and at just 26-years-old, is primed to become one of the best batsmen in Black Caps history.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile the other Yadav in the squad snatched the headlines in the first innings with his debut four-for, it was Umesh that was instrumental in kick-starting this third innings charge. His opening spell knocked out both openersóDavid Warner and Matt Renshawóand his work late knocked out Nathan Lyon for a duck. The 29-year-old took a four-for in the first innings at Pune, but has been a bit inconsistent since when it comes to taking wickets; however, he certainly looks like a man in form heading into the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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