• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    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
    run out (du Plessis)
    38
    37
    3
    1
    102.70
    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
    run out (Ingram)
    15
    19
    1
    0
    78.94
    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 (w 7, nb 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    266/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.32)
    Did not bat: KTGD Prasad
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    M Morkel9.006527.22501
    LL Tsotsobe10.004014.00500
    DW Steyn10.005515.50310
    JP Duminy5.002615.20700
    JA Morkel2.00904.50610
    RJ Peterson10.004514.50900
    F du Plessis4.002506.25310
    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
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    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
    run out (Mathews/†Sangakkara)
    72
    74
    7
    0
    97.29
    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 (w 2, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    179/5 (34 Overs, RR: 5.26)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    SL Malinga5.012024.00200
    KMDN Kulasekara6.003105.16310
    KTGD Prasad5.003807.60230
    HMRKB Herath6.002404.00500
    TM Dilshan5.002214.40500
    CKB Kulasekara3.002107.00330
    AD Mathews4.002105.25600
    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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