• BATSMEN
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    18.3 eep, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket out of nowhere, just like that, it was becoming too easy for them, Tharanga went for a casual sweep, and the top edge is taken easily by short fine leg 94/1
    20.1 spin strikes once again, the top edged sweep leads to the downfall of a SL batsman once again, Dilshan, who has batted with so much care, so much uncharacteristic caution, and just when he was starting to play his strokes, he sweeps a flighted delivery straight to Steyn at deep backward square leg, the fast bowler takes a neat tumbling catch 102/2
    29.1 top-class fielding, truly top stuff, Faf du Plessis is electric at backward point, Chandimal squeezed out this one to Faf's left and set off, so did Sanga, but Faf got down to his left and put in the dive to stop the ball, and let it rip, there was confusion among the batsman as soon as Faf stopped the ball, and before they could do anything, Faf uprooted the stumps at the striker's end with a ripper of a throw, he did not even wait for AB to come up to the stumps, he is mobbed by his team-mates 154/3
    38.1 South Africa continue to chip away at Sri Lanka, Morne has Chandimal hurried in to a pull to a pacy short ball from outside off, he ends up flailing at it, and the top edge is safely taken by Smith running to his right at mid off 192/5
    35.4 South Africa continue to show their class in the field with another run-out, Chandimal slapped it wide of mid off, Chandimal stopped after taking a step out, but Mahela had set off too far up and turned back late, was found way short of the direct hit 183/4
    48.4 got 'em! Morne gets the yorker on target, Nuwan misses for once as he clears the front leg and swings, and the stumps are rattled, but he's made more than his share of runs 259/7
    43.3 gone this time, South Africa hold on to a catch, Tsotsobe strikes with a slower one, Mathews ends up chipping it towards long on who comes forward to take a low catch 220/6
    49.6 would have been a wide if he had not reached out to thick-edge it wide of third man, they go for the second, there is a dive too at the striker's, but AB has the stumps off in time 266/9
    49.3 done in by the full and slow delivery, Malinga was backing away all the time and was through with the slog before the ball arrived, Steyn finds the stumps 262/8
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 1, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    266/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.32)
    Did not bat: KTGD Prasad
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel9.006527.22216100
    LL Tsotsobe10.004014.00352020
    DW Steyn10.005515.50286010
    JP Duminy5.002615.20160210
    JA Morkel2.00904.5071010
    RJ Peterson10.004514.50311111
    F du Plessis4.002506.2591010
    Fall of wickets:1-94 (WU Tharanga, 18.3 ov), 2-102 (TM Dilshan, 20.1 ov), 3-154 (KC Sangakkara, 29.1 ov), 4-183 (DPMD Jayawardene, 35.4 ov), 5-192 (LD Chandimal, 38.1 ov), 6-220 (AD Mathews, 43.3 ov), 7-259 (KMDN Kulasekara, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (SL Malinga, 49.3 ov), 9-266 (CKB Kulasekara, 49.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.5 through him! Malinga finds the right delivery, curling in full towards middle and leg, Smith was trying to work it across the line, left a huge gap between bat and pad, and allowed the ball to make a mess of his stumps 14/1
    12.1 Dilshan strikes first ball! From around the stumps, Alviro goes for a reverse sweep, misses completely, given after a big appeal, SA ask for a review, that pitched in line with the stumps and ball tracker shows it going on to hit off and middle, not a great stroke to play against the offspinner first up, in hindsight 52/3
    6.2 not the first batsman to be done in by the low slow dipping Malinga full toss, he was caught clueless by the delivery that seems harmless as it is slung in, but then dips teasingly as it approaches the batsman who ended up playing all over it, the ball goes on to strike the stumps low 29/2
    28.6 they are running for everything, Faf was winded up after all that fielding and running and batting, and was found just short by an accurate throw that enabled Sanga to whip the bails off immediately, AB had set off after pushing on the off side and Faf had taken the cue and charged across, he has down on the ground after that run, and has to depart now, but played some fab shots 147/5
    23.3 that is a tight call, but Sri Lanka have come back through some tight fielding of their own, they lost their two top batsmen to run-outs today, but that is a very tight call from the third umpire, Nuwan let it rip with a direct hit from mid off as Duminy raced for the single, he looked to have just made it from the side angle, but from the straight angle, he looks to be just out, Kirsten looks annoyed, JP does not want to leave, he stops midway to the dressing room, looks back, holds up his arms, and finally trudges off, dragging his bat, with so much doubt about the decision, Duminy has got a rough one, ends a partnership that was beginning to bother Sri Lanka 113/4
    not out
    39
    36
    3
    0
    108.33
    not out
    7
    12
    0
    0
    58.33
    Extras
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    179/5 (34 Overs, RR: 5.26)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga5.012024.00192020
    KMDN Kulasekara6.003105.16183000
    KTGD Prasad5.003807.60136000
    HMRKB Herath6.002404.00160000
    TM Dilshan5.002214.40110000
    CKB Kulasekara3.002107.0083000
    AD Mathews4.002105.25102000
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (GC Smith, 4.5 ov), 2-29 (CA Ingram, 6.2 ov), 3-52 (AN Petersen, 12.1 ov), 4-113 (JP Duminy, 23.3 ov), 5-147 (F du Plessis, 28.6 ov)

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