37.2 it's a full toss and Amla has holed out! On the body and he looks to swing it over the infield but a very easy catch for Senanayake at midwicket, they check if the ball was above waist height but it was within the limit 180/8
    2.1 he comes round the wicket and the ploy works straightaway! Bowled from slightly wide of the crease and he got it to angle back in sharply and de Kock was playing down the wrong line, hits the leg stump 9/1
    4.5 that's another failure for Kallis! The sharp bouncer leads to his downfall, Malinga reverts to over the wicket for Kallis, bangs it in short and Kallis can't resist the hook, there was a sound and Sangakkara threw the ball up as soon as he caught it, it was a good catch too 26/2
    19.2 huge relief for Sri Lanka as AB finds long-on with precision, it was flighted and AB was down the track but didn't loft with conviction, he feared the worst as soon as he hit it, Thisara takes it well in front of the rope 101/3
    20.1 Sri Lanka get back in this with two in quick succession, Duminy this time perishing for playing the cut, this was the off break that was drifting wide of the left-hander, he chased it and Sangakkara takes the thick edge 104/4
    21.5 after two drops someone finally hangs on! What a freakish over this has been. Tossed up by Dilshan and inviting another drive, this was uppish again but Senanayake times his dive well at extra cover and takes the catch 109/5
    26.5 the pressure of four dot balls prompts this release shot and it is a very soft dismissal in the end, he tossed it up a bit more and gave him a bit more width, McLaren was looking at lofting it straighter and got a leading edge that lobbed to Kulasekara at point 124/6
    27.6 Dilshan never too far from the spotlight today, it's a length ball outside off, Philander goes back looking to cut, thick edge and Sangakkara knew it, Dilshanset off with the airplane celebration 127/7
    38.1 Steyn's been given out lbw and Steyn is reviewing it, it was the googly, Steyn was trapped on the back foot, the ball hits the top flap of the pad first and then the bat, height was the doubt and Hawkeye shows the ball hitting the top of the off stump, umpire's call stands, Steyn's gone and that's the match 180/10
    37.4 another yorker but this time Morkel couldn't keep it out, it was in fact the slower ball, Morkel played all around it and the ball struck the off stump 180/9
    not out
    13 (lb 4, w 9)
    180 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 4.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Q de Kock, 2.1 ov), 2-26 (JH Kallis, 4.5 ov), 3-101 (AB de Villiers, 19.2 ov), 4-104 (JP Duminy, 20.1 ov), 5-109 (DA Miller, 21.5 ov), 6-124 (R McLaren, 26.5 ov), 7-127 (VD Philander, 27.6 ov), 8-180 (HM Amla, 37.2 ov), 9-180 (M Morkel, 37.4 ov), 10-180 (DW Steyn, 38.1 ov)
    SL Malinga6.012444.00253020
    KMDN Kulasekara5.003907.80168000
    SMSM Senanayake7.013615.14265040
    AD Mathews3.011103.66111000
    BAW Mendis6.121822.91241000
    TM Dilshan10.004034.00301010
    SMA Priyanjan1.00808.0031010

Match Notes

Lone man scoring


Hashim Amla is the first South African and the sixth batsman to score a ton with the team being bowled out for under 200

Chasing history


No. of times South Africa's final three wickets have scored more than 100 runs in a win. They needed 141 when Amla and Steyn came together

Favourite Ground


Tillakaratne Dilshan's best bowling figures came at Pallekele. He averages 96 with the bat and 17 with the ball

The Mighty Hash


Hashim Amla's batting average against Sri Lanka

Lower order goes poof


Sri Lanka were 255 for 5 before being bundled out for 267



South Africa's run-rate in the last 10 overs since 2001. They are the most economical death bowling team in the period

Sri Lanka booming


No. of runs Angelo Mathews has in ODIs this year. He is one of three Sri Lankans on the list

Bogged down


Sri Lanka's score between the 24th and 29th overs

Beware SA


Tillakaratne Dilshan's batting average against South Africa. His last three innings against them were 115* (at Pallekele), 99 and 40.

Field First


Seven games in Pallekele have been won by the side chasing, five by the one batting first

Home Truths


Sri Lanka's win-loss ratio in Pallekele, their poorest at a home venue