Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 ho ho, first ball, inswinging yorker, curls in flat from that low trajectory, before Ingram can even realise what is happening, it hits the base of middle, bye bye Ingram 0/1
    12.5 out of nowhere, as he so often does, Perera gets one to kick from short of a good length, it also moves away, Petersen follows the line from the crease and edges it to the keeper 75/4
    5.2 has he taken that? Sangakkara can do no wrong today, clear sound as the length ball passes the outside edge, the ball is dying on Sanga, he falls forward and manages to take it in one-handed, throws it up in celebration immediately, they check whether it carried, it did, the ball moved away a bit after pitching, and that produced the edge, but what reaction from Sanga, after batting for 45 overs, he was looking good Duminy, but this was a top delivery, had to play at it 29/2
    11.3 Herath has delivered third ball, what a delivery, flighted, AB moved a shade outside leg, ready for the inside out drive, but he ended up pushing driving the line, and Herath hit top of off with some turn 73/3
    16.1 no. 2 for Perera! He keeps picking up these wickets somehow. It was a fuller length delivery outside off and like he was doing in the previous over, the batsman goes forward to drive it on the up, but is not able to keep it down. Chandimal takes a good low catch at short cover 82/5
    20.2 oh dear, what a day for South Africa, Miller's gone back to cut this length ball close to off stump, but he's played on 103/6
    28.6 Perera has his third, digs it in short with effort, Peterson is unable to get hold of the pull, and a top edge is taken by Tharanga, a fine catch running and sliding forward from deep square leg 138/8
    24.3 Dilshan has one more, McLaren slogged this from outside off right to wide mid on, Donald has a forlorn look on his face 119/7
    not out
    29.2 they are in a hurry, Morkel's teed off, and hit a bunker in the form of Thirimanne at long on, good effort from the fielder, he was some way in from the rope but timed his jump to take it over his head, arms outstretched 138/9
    31.5 and that shall do it, Phangiso jumps out and heaves at the Colombo night air, the flighted delivery spins past, Sanga collects, waits to see if Phangiso is attempting a return, and on seeing he isn't, politely removes a bail to end the fun 140/10
    13 (b 4, lb 7, w 2)
    140 all out (31.5 Overs, RR: 4.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (CA Ingram, 0.1 ov), 2-29 (JP Duminy, 5.2 ov), 3-73 (AB de Villiers, 11.3 ov), 4-75 (AN Petersen, 12.5 ov), 5-82 (F du Plessis, 16.1 ov), 6-103 (DA Miller, 20.2 ov), 7-119 (R McLaren, 24.3 ov), 8-138 (RJ Peterson, 28.6 ov), 9-138 (M Morkel, 29.2 ov), 10-140 (AM Phangiso, 31.5 ov)
    SL Malinga4.012115.25164000
    RMS Eranga5.002715.40185000
    NLTC Perera7.003134.42264010
    HMRKB Herath8.512532.83360110
    TM Dilshan5.001122.20210000
    J Mubarak2.001407.0021000

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