Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    16.3 a wicket out of nowhere. A gift from Smith. Can Sri Lanka make this work for them? Short ball at the body, it was there for the pull, but Smith just played an inch lower than he should have and top-edged it. Easy catch for Tharanga close in on the leg side. 76/1
    55
    97
    58
    5
    2
    94.82
    20.5 whoa, Prasad has gone right through Hash. Amla was batting on a pristine plane, and looked capable of doing anything. He tried to play this across the line, it wasn't on a full length, and that just made the shot more dangerous. Amla misses for once, and Prasad gets the inward seam to come in and spread-eagle his stumps. 94/2
    35.1 Kallis is gone! Prasad has his third, Kallis had backed away and was looking to go over extra cover, he ended up slicing it to the man on the sweeper cover boundary who judged the tumbling take well 152/3
    not out
    66
    127
    87
    0
    1
    75.86
    40.4 AB is gone! Come on South Africa, surely you aren't doing it again! JP dabs a short of length ball behind point and takes off. If there's one batsman who could have completed that run, it was AB. The ball went straight to Nuwan Kula at short third man. Why did they run? Kula arrows down the stumps and that's that for the SA captain. 193/4
    46.2 Faf's gone. Malinga is still not done with this game. The yorkers haven't worked today, but the slower balls are. Slow offcutter, stops on Faf who pats it right back after committing to the drive too early. Malinga takes the return catch well. 224/5
    not out
    12
    14
    11
    1
    0
    109.09
    Extras
    4 (lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    237/5 (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (GC Smith, 16.3 ov), 2-94 (HM Amla, 20.5 ov), 3-152 (JH Kallis, 35.1 ov), 4-193 (AB de Villiers, 40.4 ov), 5-224 (F du Plessis, 46.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga10.013813.80354000
    KMDN Kulasekara8.004705.87233200
    AD Mathews2.001306.5041010
    KTGD Prasad10.004634.60263000
    TM Dilshan8.404405.07234000
    CKB Kulasekara1.00606.0010000
    HMRKB Herath9.004004.44240100

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

14 January 2012 (50-over match)

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