Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Jan 17, 2012
South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)
17 January 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Ingram b Peterson 58 90 65 5 2 89.23
18.3 50.6 mph, eep, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket out of nowhere, just like that, it was becoming too easy for them, Tharanga went for a casual sweep, and the top edge is taken easily by short fine leg 94/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan* c Steyn b Duminy 33 101 49 2 0 67.34
20.1 51.6 mph, spin strikes once again, the top edged sweep leads to the downfall of a SL batsman once again, Dilshan, who has batted with so much care, so much uncharacteristic caution, and just when he was starting to play his strokes, he sweeps a flighted delivery straight to Steyn at deep backward square leg, the fast bowler takes a neat tumbling catch 102/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara run out (du Plessis) 38 46 37 3 1 102.70
29.1 Tsotsobe to Chandimal, top-class fielding, truly top stuff, Faf du Plessis is electric at backward point, Chandimal squeezed out this one to Faf's left and set off, so did Sanga, but Faf got down to his left and put in the dive to stop the ball, and let it rip, there was confusion among the batsman as soon as Faf stopped the ball, and before they could do anything, Faf uprooted the stumps at the striker's end with a ripper of a throw, he did not even wait for AB to come up to the stumps, he is mobbed by his team-mates 154/3
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Smith b M Morkel 36 76 54 3 0 66.66
38.1 87.0 mph, South Africa continue to chip away at Sri Lanka, Morne has Chandimal hurried in to a pull to a pacy short ball from outside off, he ends up flailing at it, and the top edge is safely taken by Smith running to his right at mid off 192/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene run out (Ingram) 15 26 19 1 0 78.94
35.4 Steyn to Chandimal, South Africa continue to show their class in the field with another run-out, Chandimal slapped it wide of mid off, Chandimal stopped after taking a step out, but Mahela had set off too far up and turned back late, was found way short of the direct hit 183/4
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b M Morkel 40 59 38 1 1 105.26
48.4 84.5 mph, got 'em! Morne gets the yorker on target, Nuwan misses for once as he clears the front leg and swings, and the stumps are rattled, but he's made more than his share of runs 259/7
View dismissal AD Mathews c Peterson b Tsotsobe 15 23 14 2 0 107.14
43.3 71.8 mph, gone this time, South Africa hold on to a catch, Tsotsobe strikes with a slower one, Mathews ends up chipping it towards long on who comes forward to take a low catch 220/6
View dismissal CKB Kulasekara run out (Tsotsobe/†de Villiers) 19 31 20 0 0 95.00
49.6 from Steyn, would have been a wide if he had not reached out to thick-edge it wide of third man, they go for the second, there is a dive too at the striker's, but AB has the stumps off in time 266/9
View dismissal SL Malinga b Steyn 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
49.3 71.1 mph, done in by the full and slow delivery, Malinga was backing away all the time and was through with the slog before the ball arrived, Steyn finds the stumps 262/8
HMRKB Herath not out 1 5 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 7, nb 1) 9
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 231 mins) 266 (5.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 9 0 65 2 7.22 21 6 1
38.1 to Chandimal, 87.0 mph, South Africa continue to chip away at Sri Lanka, Morne has Chandimal hurried in to a pull to a pacy short ball from outside off, he ends up flailing at it, and the top edge is safely taken by Smith running to his right at mid off 192/5
48.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, 84.5 mph, got 'em! Morne gets the yorker on target, Nuwan misses for once as he clears the front leg and swings, and the stumps are rattled, but he's made more than his share of runs 259/7
View wicket LL Tsotsobe 10 0 40 1 4.00 35 2 0 (2w)
43.3 to Mathews, 71.8 mph, gone this time, South Africa hold on to a catch, Tsotsobe strikes with a slower one, Mathews ends up chipping it towards long on who comes forward to take a low catch 220/6
View wicket DW Steyn 10 0 55 1 5.50 28 6 0 (1w)
49.3 to Malinga, 71.1 mph, done in by the full and slow delivery, Malinga was backing away all the time and was through with the slog before the ball arrived, Steyn finds the stumps 262/8
View wicket JP Duminy 5 0 26 1 5.20 16 0 2 (1w)
20.1 to Dilshan, 51.6 mph, spin strikes once again, the top edged sweep leads to the downfall of a SL batsman once again, Dilshan, who has batted with so much care, so much uncharacteristic caution, and just when he was starting to play his strokes, he sweeps a flighted delivery straight to Steyn at deep backward square leg, the fast bowler takes a neat tumbling catch 102/2
  JA Morkel 2 0 9 0 4.50 7 1 0 (1w)
View wicket RJ Peterson 10 0 45 1 4.50 31 1 1 (1nb, 1w)
18.3 to Tharanga, 50.6 mph, eep, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket out of nowhere, just like that, it was becoming too easy for them, Tharanga went for a casual sweep, and the top edge is taken easily by short fine leg 94/1
  F du Plessis 4 0 25 0 6.25 9 1 0 (1w)
  South Africa innings (target: 176 runs from 34 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith b Malinga 2 21 13 0 0 15.38
4.5 86.7 mph, through him! Malinga finds the right delivery, curling in full towards middle and leg, Smith was trying to work it across the line, left a huge gap between bat and pad, and allowed the ball to make a mess of his stumps 14/1
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Dilshan 17 57 27 1 0 62.96
12.1 54.4 mph, Dilshan strikes first ball! From around the stumps, Alviro goes for a reverse sweep, misses completely, given after a big appeal, SA ask for a review, that pitched in line with the stumps and ball tracker shows it going on to hit off and middle, not a great stroke to play against the offspinner first up, in hindsight 52/3
View dismissal CA Ingram b Malinga 13 9 8 3 0 162.50
6.2 79.7 mph, not the first batsman to be done in by the low slow dipping Malinga full toss, he was caught clueless by the delivery that seems harmless as it is slung in, but then dips teasingly as it approaches the batsman who ended up playing all over it, the ball goes on to strike the stumps low 29/2
View dismissal F du Plessis run out (Mathews/†Sangakkara) 72 99 74 7 0 97.29
28.6 Herath to de Villiers, they are running for everything, Faf was winded up after all that fielding and running and batting, and was found just short by an accurate throw that enabled Sanga to whip the bails off immediately, AB had set off after pushing on the off side and Faf had taken the cue and charged across, he has down on the ground after that run, and has to depart now, but played some fab shots 147/5
View dismissal JP Duminy run out (KMDN Kulasekara) 25 49 34 2 0 73.52
23.3 from Mathews, that is a tight call, but Sri Lanka have come back through some tight fielding of their own, they lost their two top batsmen to run-outs today, but that is a very tight call from the third umpire, Nuwan let it rip with a direct hit from mid off as Duminy raced for the single, he looked to have just made it from the side angle, but from the straight angle, he looks to be just out, Kirsten looks annoyed, JP does not want to leave, he stops midway to the dressing room, looks back, holds up his arms, and finally trudges off, dragging his bat, with so much doubt about the decision, Duminy has got a rough one, ends a partnership that was beginning to bother Sri Lanka 113/4
AB de Villiers*† not out 39 50 36 3 0 108.33
JA Morkel not out 7 27 12 0 0 58.33
Extras (lb 2, w 2) 4
  Total (5 wickets; 34 overs; 157 mins) 179 (5.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 5 1 20 2 4.00 19 2 0 (2w)
4.5 to Smith, 86.7 mph, through him! Malinga finds the right delivery, curling in full towards middle and leg, Smith was trying to work it across the line, left a huge gap between bat and pad, and allowed the ball to make a mess of his stumps 14/1
6.2 to Ingram, 79.7 mph, not the first batsman to be done in by the low slow dipping Malinga full toss, he was caught clueless by the delivery that seems harmless as it is slung in, but then dips teasingly as it approaches the batsman who ended up playing all over it, the ball goes on to strike the stumps low 29/2
  KMDN Kulasekara 6 0 31 0 5.16 18 3 0
  KTGD Prasad 5 0 38 0 7.60 13 6 0
  HMRKB Herath 6 0 24 0 4.00 16 0 0
View wicket TM Dilshan 5 0 22 1 4.40 11 0 0
12.1 to Petersen, 54.4 mph, Dilshan strikes first ball! From around the stumps, Alviro goes for a reverse sweep, misses completely, given after a big appeal, SA ask for a review, that pitched in line with the stumps and ball tracker shows it going on to hit off and middle, not a great stroke to play against the offspinner first up, in hindsight 52/3
  CKB Kulasekara 3 0 21 0 7.00 8 3 0
  AD Mathews 4 0 21 0 5.25 10 2 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0
Player of the match - F du Plessis (South Africa)
Umpires - JD Cloete and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - S George

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (WU Tharanga 42, TM Dilshan 10, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 66/0 in 14.0 overs (WU Tharanga 48, TM Dilshan 15)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 33 runs, 1 wicket)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (115 balls), Extras 6
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.4 overs (167 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (KC Sangakkara 32, LD Chandimal 15, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 154/3 in 29.1 overs (LD Chandimal 16)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 9
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (286 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 266/9 in 50.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 1)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 12.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - AN Petersen (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 64/3 in 15.0 overs (F du Plessis 23, JP Duminy 7)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 33 runs, 0 wicket)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (F du Plessis 31, JP Duminy 18, Ex 1)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 55 balls (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 166/5 in 32.0 overs (AB de Villiers 30, JA Morkel 4)
    • Rain: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
    • Rain: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
 
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