17.2 Murali gets his man. Lovely bit of cricket. Flighted delivery, on a length, outside off stump and Smith is sucked into a drive. He is beaten in the flight and then by the turn and Sangakkara whips the bails off in a flash. Smith was dragged out of the crease. And it was some philosphical reaction from Murali. As if he expected it. No pumping of the fist, no big celebration, he just walks towards his team-mates with a smile. The smiling assassin. 95/2
    0.6 beauty! de Villiers is cleaned up. Landed on a length, around off and middle and bend back like a banana. de Villiers pushes outside the line and the middle stump is pegged back. Death rattle. What a start for Sri Lanka. 1/1
    46.1 Would you believe it? Malinga has got the hat-trick! Full, furious, outside off stump, Kallis goes for a square-drive and nicks it behind. Loud appeal. Kallis stays rooted. Even louder appeal and Harper raises the fatal finger. SA eight down and choking real badly. 207/8
    32.1 Murali winks out Gibbs. Another flighted delivery and Gibbs is down the track. The ball dips rapidly on Gibbs who drives uppishly, low and to the right of Murali who dives to take the catch. SA need only 50 while SL need 7 wickets. 160/3
    32.2 Murali takes out Boucher. Two in two balls. Suddenly, SL are spinning back into the game. From round the stumps, it lands on the off and middle stump, quicker through the air, Boucher is caught at the crease and it spins in to catch him in front. The magician is unleashing his tricks. 160/4
    37.6 Sangakkara produces a smart stumping. Arm-ball outside the off stump and Kemp pushes inside the line and is beaten. Sangakkara whips the bails off, Kemps tries to slide it in but the foot is in the air! He is gone! 182/5
    44.5 BINGO! Finally Malinga strikes, that is a superb bit of bowling. It's a slower ball on the stumps, Pollock just does not pick it, plays inside the line of the ball and loses his leg stump. Even with the game all but gone Sri Lanka are fighting. Pollock played a good hand but now he's gone! 206/6
    44.6 ANOTHER! Andrew Hall goes off the very first ball! It's another speared-in yorker, Hall just about manages to dig it out, but he can't keep the ball down ... it bobs up into the air for the man at cover to pouch easily! Is there a twise left in this game 206/7
    not out
    46.2 And then they were one! Malinga gets four in four. Unbelievable! Screaming yorker and Ntini drives, plays all over it and ball crashes into the middle stump. Malinga is slinging down magic deliveries and SA are nine down. 207/9
    not out
    13 (b 5, lb 4, nb 1, w 3)
    212/9 (48.2 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AB de Villiers, 0.6 ov), 2-95 (GC Smith, 17.2 ov), 3-160 (HH Gibbs, 32.1 ov), 4-160 (MV Boucher, 32.2 ov), 5-182 (JM Kemp, 37.6 ov), 6-206 (SM Pollock, 44.5 ov), 7-206 (AJ Hall, 44.6 ov), 8-207 (JH Kallis, 46.1 ov), 9-207 (M Ntini, 46.2 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas10.013113.10421100
    SL Malinga9.205445.78338011
    MF Maharoof7.004105.85174000
    M Muralitharan10.003433.40321010
    ST Jayasuriya10.003413.40290010
    TM Dilshan2.00904.5040000

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