Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2nd ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London, Jan 14, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
14 January 2012 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †de Villiers b M Morkel 66 125 85 6 1 77.64
28.3 ah, tragic for SL. Just as he was looking super-ominous, Tharanga is gone. Short of a length and angled across, not too much pace, no sideways movement. Not much room to work with. Tharanga did what he's done efficiently all day - he attempted to make some room and steer with an open-face to third man, but this time he edges it into AB's gloves. Well played, given the circumstances, but he'll hurt on the way back in. 105/3
View dismissal TM Dilshan* run out (du Plessis) 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 from Tsotsobe, Is Dilshan gone? Third umpire looking at the run-out appeal. Short of a length on off stump, Dilshan goes back and forces it into the cover-point. Faf du Plessis prowls at point, and is a superb fielder. Dilshan saw it was going almost straight at him, and realised he had played it off the back foot, and hesitated midway through the run. Mistake. Faf hurls it down to the non-striker's end, and the ball clips the bail after bouncing short. Dilshan is just out of the crease, and then falls on Morne Morkel who was running in from mid-on. Gone. Another duck. 2/5th of the way into the ODI series, the SL captain is yet to get a run. 0/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe 3 36 28 0 0 10.71
9.6 oh Sanga. Goner. He's been resolute all morning, but inevitably pokes at one outside off. That was on a length, not there for the drive or the cut, and probably had to be left alone. Sanga had left alone too many already, and chose to nibble at it. Thin edge, dies on AB, who takes it in front. 21/2
LD Chandimal not out 92 179 115 6 0 80.00
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Steyn b M Morkel 19 39 26 1 0 73.07
37.2 holy cow! Is that a plane? is that Jonty Rhodes? No, that's Dale Steyn! Morne angles a length ball into Mahela's pads, and it is there to be helped along to fine leg. Mahela makes very good connection as he moves inside the line and whip-glances. Steyn is inside the circle at short file leg. He moves to his left, takes off and plucks it when he's nearly fully horizontal, with both hands. Shades of McGrath's catch of Vaughan in Adelaide, many years ago, in the age when Australia used to win the Ashes. Who said fast bowlers can't field. Superb take! 140/4
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Peterson b Tsotsobe 22 12 13 2 2 169.23
39.5 You thought that Steyn catch was a classic? Petersen says hang on, I have some more entertainment. Kula goes back and looks for another straight loft, but doesn't time it that well. Robin is inside the circle at mid-on, and runs back half the way from East London to London proper, looking back over his right shoulder all the time. He then lunges full length forward towards the ropes and the ball tumbles into his palms as he sprawls. South Africa - setting high fielding standards since 1992, only to raise the bar soon after. 164/5
View dismissal AD Mathews c M Morkel b Steyn 28 47 29 1 1 96.55
49.6 and a wicket to end the innings. Mathews tries to create room and go over mid-off, but the ball stops on him and he toe-ends to Morne at mid-off. Sri Lanka will want the slowness to continue in the chase - this pitch is right up their alley. 236/6
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 225 mins) 236 (4.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 9 1 54 1 6.00 29 5 1
49.6 to Mathews, and a wicket to end the innings. Mathews tries to create room and go over mid-off, but the ball stops on him and he toe-ends to Morne at mid-off. Sri Lanka will want the slowness to continue in the chase - this pitch is right up their alley. 236/6
View wickets LL Tsotsobe 10 2 43 2 4.30 35 3 1
9.6 to Sangakkara, oh Sanga. Goner. He's been resolute all morning, but inevitably pokes at one outside off. That was on a length, not there for the drive or the cut, and probably had to be left alone. Sanga had left alone too many already, and chose to nibble at it. Thin edge, dies on AB, who takes it in front. 21/2
39.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, You thought that Steyn catch was a classic? Petersen says hang on, I have some more entertainment. Kula goes back and looks for another straight loft, but doesn't time it that well. Robin is inside the circle at mid-on, and runs back half the way from East London to London proper, looking back over his right shoulder all the time. He then lunges full length forward towards the ropes and the ball tumbles into his palms as he sprawls. South Africa - setting high fielding standards since 1992, only to raise the bar soon after. 164/5
View wickets M Morkel 9 1 39 2 4.33 29 3 0 (3w)
28.3 to Tharanga, ah, tragic for SL. Just as he was looking super-ominous, Tharanga is gone. Short of a length and angled across, not too much pace, no sideways movement. Not much room to work with. Tharanga did what he's done efficiently all day - he attempted to make some room and steer with an open-face to third man, but this time he edges it into AB's gloves. Well played, given the circumstances, but he'll hurt on the way back in. 105/3
37.2 to Jayawardene, holy cow! Is that a plane? is that Jonty Rhodes? No, that's Dale Steyn! Morne angles a length ball into Mahela's pads, and it is there to be helped along to fine leg. Mahela makes very good connection as he moves inside the line and whip-glances. Steyn is inside the circle at short file leg. He moves to his left, takes off and plucks it when he's nearly fully horizontal, with both hands. Shades of McGrath's catch of Vaughan in Adelaide, many years ago, in the age when Australia used to win the Ashes. Who said fast bowlers can't field. Superb take! 140/4
  JA Morkel 6 0 29 0 4.83 16 2 0
  JP Duminy 6 0 26 0 4.33 17 0 1 (1w)
  RJ Peterson 10 0 44 0 4.40 31 3 1 (1w)
  South Africa innings (target: 237 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith c Tharanga b Prasad 28 76 56 2 0 50.00
16.3 a wicket out of nowhere. A gift from Smith. Can Sri Lanka make this work for them? Short ball at the body, it was there for the pull, but Smith just played an inch lower than he should have and top-edged it. Easy catch for Tharanga close in on the leg side. 76/1
View dismissal HM Amla b Prasad 55 97 58 5 2 94.82
20.5 whoa, Prasad has gone right through Hash. Amla was batting on a pristine plane, and looked capable of doing anything. He tried to play this across the line, it wasn't on a full length, and that just made the shot more dangerous. Amla misses for once, and Prasad gets the inward seam to come in and spread-eagle his stumps. 94/2
View dismissal JH Kallis c Chandimal b Prasad 37 79 51 3 0 72.54
35.1 Kallis is gone! Prasad has his third, Kallis had backed away and was looking to go over extra cover, he ended up slicing it to the man on the sweeper cover boundary who judged the tumbling take well 152/3
JP Duminy not out 66 127 87 0 1 75.86
View dismissal AB de Villiers*† run out (KMDN Kulasekara) 17 26 13 2 0 130.76
40.4 Mathews to Duminy, AB is gone! Come on South Africa, surely you aren't doing it again! JP dabs a short of length ball behind point and takes off. If there's one batsman who could have completed that run, it was AB. The ball went straight to Nuwan Kula at short third man. Why did they run? Kula arrows down the stumps and that's that for the SA captain. 193/4
View dismissal F du Plessis c & b Malinga 18 26 16 2 0 112.50
46.2 Faf's gone. Malinga is still not done with this game. The yorkers haven't worked today, but the slower balls are. Slow offcutter, stops on Faf who pats it right back after committing to the drive too early. Malinga takes the return catch well. 224/5
JA Morkel not out 12 14 11 1 0 109.09
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
  Total (5 wickets; 48.4 overs; 225 mins) 237 (4.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 10 1 38 1 3.80 35 4 0
46.2 to du Plessis, Faf's gone. Malinga is still not done with this game. The yorkers haven't worked today, but the slower balls are. Slow offcutter, stops on Faf who pats it right back after committing to the drive too early. Malinga takes the return catch well. 224/5
  KMDN Kulasekara 8 0 47 0 5.87 23 3 2
  AD Mathews 2 0 13 0 6.50 4 1 0 (1w)
View wickets KTGD Prasad 10 0 46 3 4.60 26 3 0
16.3 to Smith, a wicket out of nowhere. A gift from Smith. Can Sri Lanka make this work for them? Short ball at the body, it was there for the pull, but Smith just played an inch lower than he should have and top-edged it. Easy catch for Tharanga close in on the leg side. 76/1
20.5 to Amla, whoa, Prasad has gone right through Hash. Amla was batting on a pristine plane, and looked capable of doing anything. He tried to play this across the line, it wasn't on a full length, and that just made the shot more dangerous. Amla misses for once, and Prasad gets the inward seam to come in and spread-eagle his stumps. 94/2
35.1 to Kallis, Kallis is gone! Prasad has his third, Kallis had backed away and was looking to go over extra cover, he ended up slicing it to the man on the sweeper cover boundary who judged the tumbling take well 152/3
  TM Dilshan 8.4 0 44 0 5.07 23 4 0
  CKB Kulasekara 1 0 6 0 6.00 1 0 0
  HMRKB Herath 9 0 40 0 4.44 24 0 1

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - JP Duminy (South Africa)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and S George
TV umpire - NJ Llong (England)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - M Erasmus

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 21 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 10.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - WU Tharanga (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 34/2 in 14.1 overs (WU Tharanga 27, LD Chandimal 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (WU Tharanga 28, LD Chandimal 25, Ex 0)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.3 overs (165 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 115/3 in 32.0 overs (LD Chandimal 38, DPMD Jayawardene 5)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 5
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 84 balls (1 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 6
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (LD Chandimal 34, AD Mathews 15, Ex 1)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 236/6 in 50.0 overs (LD Chandimal 92)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 0 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (GC Smith 20, HM Amla 29, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 75/0 in 15.0 overs (GC Smith 28, HM Amla 46)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 1 wicket)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 50 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 1
    • Over 23.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S George, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 136/2 in 32.0 overs (JH Kallis 29, JP Duminy 22)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 1 wicket)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (JH Kallis 24, JP Duminy 25, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 2
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 63 balls (1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (251 balls), Extras 4
 
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