5.4 He's gone. His stumps are broken the first ball he faces against the spinner. This one turns into the left hander, but de Kock playing for the ball turning away from him cant bring his defensive bat in line with the ball and he's clean bowled 35/1
    9.5 Another one for Sennanayake. And its the big one. Amla misreads the one that goes the other way and is trapped in front of the stumps. He moves back to turn the ball to leg, tries to correct his shot and plays straight but still misses it and is struck on the pads. 60/2
    10.4 Goes back again and is caught plumb in front. Dlishan is absolutely elated, skipping about and waving his arms with a big smile on his face. It is a length ball to which he goes back and Duminy tries to defend it but misses completely 61/3
    13.2 Perera's uncanny ability to take wickets is on show again, just his second ball, it is outside off, du Plessis looks to carve it through the off side, he can only nick it through to the keeper, another poor day for Faf, no footwork at all from Faf, very loose as he played outside off 69/4
    32.1 And he gets a wicket off his first ball. He makes a little room for himself and heaves the ball into the off side off the front foot, but he neither gets the elevation, nor had he placed it well. Goes straight to point who takes a simple catch 137/7
    19.3 the end of Behardien, will it be the end of his international career for a while? utterly uncomfortable in the middle, looking to slog that to the leg side, hit high on the bat and it loops to give mid-off a simple catch, 1 off 22 balls is truly awful 85/5
    19.5 oh dear, there goes Miller as well, what a shambolic performance this is turning out to be, a nick through to the keeper, once again the batsman doesn't move his feet and chases the ball, easy for Sangakkara, AB watches helplessly from the other end 85/6
    42.4 Mendis strikes again, McLaren's vigil is over, Mendis came round the wicket this time, a slower one with plenty of flight, a top edge from McLaren as he looks to chop that, on to the keeper's pads and loops up for first slip, Mendis has three 171/9
    32.5 He's gone. Mendis proves too good for the No. 9. Googly from Mendis defeats Morkel's defensive prod and hits the stumps. Its drinks 137/8
    not out
    43.5 it's all over, Lakmal aims for the top of off and gets it through the defences of Tsotsobe, who seems surprised that is sneaked through 179/10
    13 (lb 2, w 11)
    179 all out (43.5 Overs, RR: 4.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Q de Kock, 5.4 ov), 2-60 (HM Amla, 9.5 ov), 3-61 (JP Duminy, 10.4 ov), 4-69 (F du Plessis, 13.2 ov), 5-85 (F Behardien, 19.3 ov), 6-85 (DA Miller, 19.5 ov), 7-137 (AB de Villiers, 32.1 ov), 8-137 (M Morkel, 32.5 ov), 9-171 (R McLaren, 42.4 ov), 10-179 (LL Tsotsobe, 43.5 ov)
    RAS Lakmal5.502233.77284010
    AD Mathews4.003208.00105000
    SMSM Senanayake10.022922.90433000
    TM Dilshan10.004114.10364030
    NLTC Perera5.011713.40200110
    BAW Mendis9.023634.00384020

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes