South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 2014
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HM Amla c Senanayake b Herath 48 83 61 4 0 78.68
21.3 oh dear! Amla's not happy with himself here. He's out, just as he looked certain to make his third 50-plus score of the series. He was down the track, but Herath - that wily operator - beat him in the air for what seems like the 91st time today. Amla doesn't get to the pitch, and the shot that he tried to hit over the covers ends up going down long off's throat. Why do Sri Lanka refuse to play Herath regularly in ODIs? I'll never know. 118/1
View dismissal Q de Kock c Mendis b Senanayake 128 162 127 12 3 100.78
40.4 doesn't matter. He's gone anyway. QdK attempts the same shot he played earlier in the over. It's a fullish ball, but Senanayake beats him in the flight and though the batsman gets a good chunk of the ball, he's hitting against the breeze. He hits that into the arms of Mendis at long off. End of a fine innings from a very promising player. 248/3
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Herath 4 17 10 0 0 40.00
25.3 gone! That's out, surely. Rangana Herath slides this one with the arm, and hits Kallis low on the front pad around off stump. He did get bat on it as well, but it was after the ball hit pad. Kallis has asked for a review, but it's not looking good. It looks like the tracking software is not working, perhaps because of the wind at the venue. Anyway, despite the lack of a proper review, the umpire upholds his decision. There wasn't much doubt about that one anyway. Beautiful bowling by Herath. Kallis' woes continue. 132/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers* c Priyanjan b Mendis 108 101 71 11 4 152.11
48.4 he's gone. Finally, but the damage has been done. AB gets a googly and he tries to slam that over wide long on, but ends up mishitting it towards the cover sweeper. Priyanjan has had a poor day in the field, but he does well to keep his eyes on this one, as the wind carries it. A brilliant innings comes to an end. 328/4
View dismissal JP Duminy c & b Mendis 29 42 24 2 1 120.83
48.5 erm, what was that? A friendly full toss, and JP was way too early into the shot. This is chipped back at Mendis who swallows it with ease. Maybe the wind got a hold of this one and changed the direction. Either way, it's two in two for Sri Lanka. 328/5
DA Miller not out 4 8 4 0 0 100.00
R McLaren not out 2 6 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 9) 16
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 212 mins) 339 (6.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 10 0 85 0 8.50 24 12 2
View wicket SMSM Senanayake 10 0 66 1 6.60 32 5 3 (2w)
40.4 to de Kock, doesn't matter. He's gone anyway. QdK attempts the same shot he played earlier in the over. It's a fullish ball, but Senanayake beats him in the flight and though the batsman gets a good chunk of the ball, he's hitting against the breeze. He hits that into the arms of Mendis at long off. End of a fine innings from a very promising player. 248/3
  AD Mathews 6 0 43 0 7.16 14 4 0 (2w)
View wickets BAW Mendis 7 0 48 2 6.85 16 2 2 (1w)
48.4 to de Villiers, he's gone. Finally, but the damage has been done. AB gets a googly and he tries to slam that over wide long on, but ends up mishitting it towards the cover sweeper. Priyanjan has had a poor day in the field, but he does well to keep his eyes on this one, as the wind carries it. A brilliant innings comes to an end. 328/4
48.5 to Duminy, erm, what was that? A friendly full toss, and JP was way too early into the shot. This is chipped back at Mendis who swallows it with ease. Maybe the wind got a hold of this one and changed the direction. Either way, it's two in two for Sri Lanka. 328/5
View wickets HMRKB Herath 10 0 48 2 4.80 28 2 1
21.3 to Amla, oh dear! Amla's not happy with himself here. He's out, just as he looked certain to make his third 50-plus score of the series. He was down the track, but Herath - that wily operator - beat him in the air for what seems like the 91st time today. Amla doesn't get to the pitch, and the shot that he tried to hit over the covers ends up going down long off's throat. Why do Sri Lanka refuse to play Herath regularly in ODIs? I'll never know. 118/1
25.3 to Kallis, gone! That's out, surely. Rangana Herath slides this one with the arm, and hits Kallis low on the front pad around off stump. He did get bat on it as well, but it was after the ball hit pad. Kallis has asked for a review, but it's not looking good. It looks like the tracking software is not working, perhaps because of the wind at the venue. Anyway, despite the lack of a proper review, the umpire upholds his decision. There wasn't much doubt about that one anyway. Beautiful bowling by Herath. Kallis' woes continue. 132/2
  TM Dilshan 7 0 42 0 6.00 12 4 0
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 340 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c de Villiers b Parnell 37 32 25 4 2 148.00
5.3 a slower ball does the trick for Kusal. So often Kusal gets off to a flyer and gives it away. He's done a decent job here though. This is full outside off stump, Kusal tries to bang that over mid off, but he mistimes it and offers a simple catch to the man there instead. AB, the fielder, holds up a clenched fist. 57/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (de Villiers/†de Kock) 30 65 24 5 0 125.00
11.1 from Imran Tahir, mayhem! SA get the breakthrough via a run out where both batsmen end up at the same end. Dilshan is not happy with Sanga. He whips it straight to shortish-midwicket and takes off, Sanga moves towards him initially, but then turns back. Not sure who made which call. Sanga gets back to the non-striker's crease first and Dilshan has to walk off. QdK takes the bails off easy. 107/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †de Kock b McLaren 36 41 23 6 0 156.52
12.6 gone! Stangled down the leg side. Sanga goes now and that's a huge blow for this chase. That was an awful ball, waist height about six inches outside leg. Sanga tries to help it on its way, but gets an under edge. Two wickets in two overs now. McLaren had a sliver of his boot behind the white line, so it's not a no-ball, thought the umpires check it. 113/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Steyn b Imran Tahir 2 12 8 0 0 25.00
13.2 gone! Sri Lanka are falling apart here. Mahela's gone now, playing a top-edged sweep that carried all the way to the man at fine leg, thanks to some help from the wind. He didn't want to sweep it that hard, but any shot to that side of the ground is going to carry further. Huge pressure on this inexperienced middle order now. They need a big stand. Imran Tahir is ecstatic. But isn't he always? 113/4
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Duminy 22 46 37 1 0 59.45
24.2 what a ball! He's been turning a few quite sharply all innings, but this time he gets a wicket for it. He's coming in from wide of the crease, flighting it in to pitch at around off stump. The ball spins sharply, beats Thiri's blade, which is miles away, and crashes into off. Sri Lanka's woes continue. Huge job ahead. 151/5
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Morkel b McLaren 58 127 81 5 1 71.60
41.4 super catch, and that may be the game for the hosts! Again the bouncer gets rid of a batsman. Mathews doesn't control the hook shot, and the tallest man on the park is at short fine leg. Morkel sticks his giant paws up and the ball sticks to his left palm like it's a glue trap. South Africa on the brink of making ODI history here. AB plants a big kiss on Morkel's cheek. He knows what that wicket means, and he's not afraid to show it. 249/7
View dismissal SMA Priyanjan c †de Kock b McLaren 30 72 46 3 0 65.21
39.3 gone! Priyanjan always looked uncomfortable against the slower bouncer. This one bounces less than he expected. He's trying to swat it away to the off side but it takes a thin edge through to the keeper. Mathews is now stuck with the tail and SL are still over 100 runs away. 234/6
View dismissal SMSM Senanayake c Kallis b Morkel 13 22 16 2 0 81.25
43.5 two in two for Morkel. That's a full toss that Senanayake tries to loft over the off side, but he's hitting into the wind and has played the shot too early in any case. Jacques Kallis gets under it at the edge of the circle and pouches it no problem. SA one wicket away from their first ODI series win in the country. 257/9
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c †de Kock b Morkel 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
43.4 short and a little wide, Herath tries to heave it away to the leg side, but only gets a top edge. It goes high over the keeper, but QdK runs back to complete a pretty comfortable catch. 257/8
BAW Mendis not out 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal SL Malinga c & b Duminy 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
44.3 Malinga is down the track trying to smash it over the bowler's head, but mistimes it horribly and sends up a lob. Duminy backtracks from the crease and gets under it. Makes no mistake. 257/10
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 20, nb 2) 28
  Total (all out; 44.3 overs; 221 mins) 257 (5.77 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DW Steyn 7 0 55 0 7.85 24 7 1 (6w)
View wickets M Morkel 7 0 49 2 7.00 21 7 1 (2w)
43.4 to Herath, short and a little wide, Herath tries to heave it away to the leg side, but only gets a top edge. It goes high over the keeper, but QdK runs back to complete a pretty comfortable catch. 257/8
43.5 to Senanayake, two in two for Morkel. That's a full toss that Senanayake tries to loft over the off side, but he's hitting into the wind and has played the shot too early in any case. Jacques Kallis gets under it at the edge of the circle and pouches it no problem. SA one wicket away from their first ODI series win in the country. 257/9
View wicket WD Parnell 4 0 38 1 9.50 9 6 0 (1w)
5.3 to Perera, a slower ball does the trick for Kusal. So often Kusal gets off to a flyer and gives it away. He's done a decent job here though. This is full outside off stump, Kusal tries to bang that over mid off, but he mistimes it and offers a simple catch to the man there instead. AB, the fielder, holds up a clenched fist. 57/1
View wickets R McLaren 8 0 37 3 4.62 22 2 0 (1nb)
12.6 to Sangakkara, gone! Stangled down the leg side. Sanga goes now and that's a huge blow for this chase. That was an awful ball, waist height about six inches outside leg. Sanga tries to help it on its way, but gets an under edge. Two wickets in two overs now. McLaren had a sliver of his boot behind the white line, so it's not a no-ball, thought the umpires check it. 113/3
39.3 to Priyanjan, gone! Priyanjan always looked uncomfortable against the slower bouncer. This one bounces less than he expected. He's trying to swat it away to the off side but it takes a thin edge through to the keeper. Mathews is now stuck with the tail and SL are still over 100 runs away. 234/6
41.4 to Mathews, super catch, and that may be the game for the hosts! Again the bouncer gets rid of a batsman. Mathews doesn't control the hook shot, and the tallest man on the park is at short fine leg. Morkel sticks his giant paws up and the ball sticks to his left palm like it's a glue trap. South Africa on the brink of making ODI history here. AB plants a big kiss on Morkel's cheek. He knows what that wicket means, and he's not afraid to show it. 249/7
View wicket Imran Tahir 10 0 29 1 2.90 38 0 1 (1w)
13.2 to Jayawardene, gone! Sri Lanka are falling apart here. Mahela's gone now, playing a top-edged sweep that carried all the way to the man at fine leg, thanks to some help from the wind. He didn't want to sweep it that hard, but any shot to that side of the ground is going to carry further. Huge pressure on this inexperienced middle order now. They need a big stand. Imran Tahir is ecstatic. But isn't he always? 113/4
View wickets JP Duminy 8.3 0 43 2 5.05 30 4 0 (4w)
24.2 to Thirimanne, what a ball! He's been turning a few quite sharply all innings, but this time he gets a wicket for it. He's coming in from wide of the crease, flighting it in to pitch at around off stump. The ball spins sharply, beats Thiri's blade, which is miles away, and crashes into off. Sri Lanka's woes continue. Huge job ahead. 151/5
44.3 to Malinga, Malinga is down the track trying to smash it over the bowler's head, but mistimes it horribly and sends up a lob. Duminy backtracks from the crease and gets under it. Makes no mistake. 257/10

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Player of the series - HM Amla (South Africa)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and REJ Martinesz
TV umpire - NJ Llong (England)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge

Match Notes


    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 0 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (HM Amla 17, Q de Kock 31, Ex 2)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 46 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 107 balls (HM Amla 37, Q de Kock 61, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 104/0 in 19.0 overs (HM Amla 39, Q de Kock 63)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 21.1 - 26.0 (Batting side - 17 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 25.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (Q de Kock 21, AB de Villiers 31, Ex 0)
    • Q de Kock: 100 off 108 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 35.5 overs (215 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 212/2 in 37.0 overs (Q de Kock 108, AB de Villiers 48)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 41 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 83 balls (Q de Kock 42, AB de Villiers 58, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 4
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 46.2 overs (278 balls), Extras 5
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (AB de Villiers 35, JP Duminy 16, Ex 1)
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 66 balls (11 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 339/5 in 50.0 overs (DA Miller 4, R McLaren 2)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 99 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (30 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (MDKJ Perera 37, TM Dilshan 10, Ex 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (TM Dilshan 15, KC Sangakkara 32, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 113/3 in 13.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 2)
    • Over 20.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - HDRL Thirimanne (Upheld)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 23.4 overs (142 balls), Extras 19
    • Over 26.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 169/5 in 28.0 overs (AD Mathews 15, SMA Priyanjan 6)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 33.1 - 38.0 (Batting side - 39 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 34.2 overs (206 balls), Extras 23
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AD Mathews 23, SMA Priyanjan 23, Ex 4)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 77 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 41.5 overs (252 balls), Extras 28
 
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