Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.6 sensational catch from Duminy, Tharanga was looking in great touch here, he's gone for 46 though, Tsotsobe sends in the slower one, Tharanga looks to slice that, off a thick outside edge, the ball swirls over cover, Duminy runs with his back towards the pitch, and then dives forward to pluck the ball even as it fell over his shoulder, South Africa needed something special to end that opening stand 72/1
    18.6 Tsotsobe has struck, a short ball just outside off, inches outside off actually, Dilshan looks to glide that to third man, gets a bottom edge, carries nicely through to de Villiers, is that the last innings by captain Dilshan? 119/2
    44.2 gone, JP Duminy isn't the most dangerous of bowlers, but he has got the big breakthrough, he drops the ball a bit short, Sanga wanted to power Duminy out of the park last over as well, this time he ends up chipping it to long-off, Peterson hangs on to the catch 275/4
    29.5 this time the cute dab cost Chandimal his wicket, a short ball angling in, Chandimal wanted to get it to third man though there was no room to play that shot, a thin top edge to the keeper, Sri Lanka lose their third 175/3
    49.3 oh Sri Lanka, this is ridiculous, a short of length ball from Peterson, slightly quicker, Thirimanne charges out and looks hit that through the off, an outside edge carries nicely to Albie Morkel at short third man, Sanga and Dilshan look very tense in the dressing room 308/8
    46.2 the end of Mathews, a full toss above the knee height, Mathews was looking to hit that down the ground, ends up chipping it to short cover, where Peterson takes another catch, surely Sri Lanka can't mess this up now? 294/5
    48.6 forget yorkers, start practising your high full tosses, Duminy sends one of those, Perera looks to end the game in style with a smash over midwicket, he can't get it far enough, the best fielder in the game, du Plessis, pouches that easily, Dilshan and sangakkara signalling a no-ball in the dressing room, umpire signals nothing, that looked to be at an acceptable height 307/6
    49.1 the Joburg crowd yell in delight as Nuwan is bowled first ball, making room and looking to hit that over extra cover, he misses Peterson hits, that crashes into middle and leg, Peterson is ecstatic, six needed off five 307/7
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    Extras
    21 (lb 12, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    314/8 (49.5 Overs, RR: 6.30)
    Did not bat: SL Malinga
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (WU Tharanga, 9.6 ov), 2-119 (TM Dilshan, 18.6 ov), 3-175 (LD Chandimal, 29.5 ov), 4-275 (KC Sangakkara, 44.2 ov), 5-294 (AD Mathews, 46.2 ov), 6-307 (NLTC Perera, 48.6 ov), 7-307 (KMDN Kulasekara, 49.1 ov), 8-308 (HDRL Thirimanne, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel9.104905.34337020
    LL Tsotsobe7.005427.71207120
    JP Duminy6.504426.43104000
    WD Parnell10.005125.10295020
    JA Morkel10.006606.60185021
    RJ Peterson6.503825.56193100

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

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

22 January 2012 (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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Match Notes