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    8.2 Kusal's troubled stay in the middle is over, Tahir has struck with his second ball, was that pitching outside leg? Kusal went for the reverse-sweep and didn't connect, a huge appeal to that flighted googly, replays shows it was just outside leg 48/3
    0.6 Tsostsobe gets the big wicket, South Africa are jubilant as Jayawardene has nicked one through to the keeper, that was short of a length and outside off, nothing alarming about the delivery, the angle took the ball across him, a bit of a nothing push forward from Jayawardene, bottom hand comes off as he pushes at the ball 8/1
    4.2 full and wide outside off, Chandimal chases that one with a wild lash, wanted to power that through cover, a thin edge through to the keeper, Chandimal's poor record in T20s becomes poorer still, for a minute he hopes for a reprieve as the umpires check for the no-ball, no problem there for Tsotsobe, and Chandimal is on his way 27/2
    15.1 Wiese sends back Sanga with a blinder! Sanga wanted to go over Wiese at extra cover, the ball was shortish and wide, nothing in it, but Sanga could not get enough bat on it, Wiese back-pedalled at the edge of the circle, took it above his head and managed to hold on as he fell to the ground 90/6
    13.5 got him now, Thirimanne has had one slog too many, tried to launch this pitched up delivery over midwicket again, but it came in late from outside off, beat the almighty heave, and pinged the off stump 85/4
    14.4 Angelo holes out, it is down to Thisara now, Mathews has dragged a slog from outside off and the mishit is a straightforward catch for long on, it was a slow cutter, that did him in 88/5
    not out
    18.2 and if Sri Lanka thought that six could kickstart a fightback, it doesn't, the very next ball is full and just outside off, a thick edge through to the keeper, Kula is gone, and Sri Lanka's hopes continue to fade 112/7
    not out
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    123/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (DPMD Jayawardene, 0.6 ov), 2-27 (LD Chandimal, 4.2 ov), 3-48 (MDKJ Perera, 8.2 ov), 4-85 (HDRL Thirimanne, 13.5 ov), 5-88 (AD Mathews, 14.4 ov), 6-90 (KC Sangakkara, 15.1 ov), 7-112 (KMDN Kulasekara, 18.2 ov)
    LL Tsotsobe4.001724.25141010
    M Morkel4.003428.50125110
    WD Parnell4.002516.25123000
    D Wiese4.002516.2572000
    Imran Tahir4.002115.2550000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

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Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

4 August 2013 - night match (20-over match)

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