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    7.1 Morkel is softening them up and Tsotsobe is reaping the rewards with some tight bowling too. Short of a length outside off, the ball bounces sharply, shapes away from the left-hander and hits the outside edge as Tharanga prods from his crease. Petersen takes the catch at first slip at head height 16/3
    3.2 such a soft dismissal! Dilshan tried to drive a short of a length ball on the up as it angled across him and ended up spooning it towards extra cover, where AB de Villiers ran to his left from mid-off to take a simple catch 14/1
    3.5 Sanga's gone! Caught at cover! The ball was on a length outside off and it moved away from Sangakkara a touch, drawing the left-hander into the drive. Sangakkara went after it and only succeeded in giving Duminy a head-high catch 14/2
    24.1 he's bowled him through the gate, would you believe it! Mahela played for the turn away from the right-hander but it did not spin, instead it pitched outside off and went on the the arm, sliding through the bat-pad gap and crashing into middle and leg stump 71/4
    26.2 the bowling change has worked for AB! After several overs of spin and gentle medium, he brings back his quick. McLaren gets the ball to lift sharply from short of a length and Chandimal is in a tangle as he attempts to fend it off. The ball seems to hold its line around off and grazes the outside edge through to de Kock. Looks like that came off the glove actually. 78/5
    30.5 what a poor shot that is. Mathews tried to pull a short of a length ball as it angled across him, so he was trying to hit against the line. He got a top edge that lobbed to extra cover, where de Villiers was waiting. Tsotsobe has his fourth! 93/7
    27.3 Perera's debut innings is a brief one, he tries to pull one that isn't too short and the top edge lobs tamely to AB de Villiers at midwicket, there was a bit of extra bounce for the bowler 81/6
    42.1 Perera's holed out and the ground has gone dead quiet! He tried to clear the wide long-on boundary, slogging a short and slower ball from outside off stump. I think he made contact with the bottom of the bat and it turned in his hand, slicing the ball high in the air. It isn't Lopsy under the catch this time, it's Faf du Plessis running in from long on and he catches it comfortably. Faf's been awesome in the field all night. 165/8
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    42.5 knocked him over! Malinga clears his front foot and slogs wildly. The good length ball clips the top of off stump, South Africa only need one more 166/9
    43.2 Tsotsobe has taken an excellent catch at backward point to end the game! He is pumped as he flings the ball in the air in celebration. Mendis came down the pitch and tried to hit down the ground but the ball flew flat and quickly off the outside edge, Tsotsobe moves to his right and dives to take it. 167/10
    11 (b 1, lb 4, w 6)
    167 all out (43.2 Overs, RR: 3.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (TM Dilshan, 3.2 ov), 2-14 (KC Sangakkara, 3.5 ov), 3-16 (WU Tharanga, 7.1 ov), 4-71 (DPMD Jayawardene, 24.1 ov), 5-78 (LD Chandimal, 26.2 ov), 6-81 (AK Perera, 27.3 ov), 7-93 (AD Mathews, 30.5 ov), 8-165 (NLTC Perera, 42.1 ov), 9-166 (SL Malinga, 42.5 ov), 10-167 (BAW Mendis, 43.2 ov)
    M Morkel8.012903.62375010
    LL Tsotsobe7.022243.14344010
    R McLaren6.011813.00261020
    RJ Peterson7.005117.28221510
    JP Duminy9.212312.46361000
    F Behardien6.001933.16221010

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

26 July 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

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