Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

0.4

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, Smith is away, Malinga straightens one from outside off as Smith leans across and steers it behind point for a couple.

0.5

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, another couple. Smith stays back and steers another short of length ball. This time it angled across him, and he guided it without a fuss.

0.6

Malinga to Smith, no run, short of a length again to end the over, not much room and Smith defends.

South Africa 5/0   GC Smith 4* (3b)

1.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Smith, 1 leg bye, good line for a right hander. Ends up on Smith's hips as he looks to tuck it behind square. It goes fine of the keeper for a leg bye.

South Africa 7/0   GC Smith 4* (4b)

2.1

Malinga to Smith, no run, Malinga straightens one down the line at 138 kph, defended to the leg side from the crease.

2.2

Malinga to Smith, no run, this one holds its line, Smith defends towards cover off the front foot.

2.3

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, hustles him with pace and carry. Smith shapes for an expansive cover punch from the back foot - too ambitious, since Malinga is through him from a short of good length. The ball goes off the outside edge, wide of first slip.

2.4

Malinga to Smith, OUT, got him this time! Malinga gets even more niggardly with the width this time, making Smith's choice of stroke look that much poorer. Once again, it bursts through from short of a length as Smith tries to force it to the off side. A thin edge this time, loops up at pace to the left of Sanga, who takes it superbly as he tumbles across. K' Naan blares on the PA system as Smith walks back. Are the SL fans waving their flags?

GC Smith c †Sangakkara b Malinga 6 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

South Africa 9/1   GC Smith 6 (8b)
Series Results
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg - Jan 22, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley - Jan 20, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein - Jan 17, 2012
South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London - Jan 14, 2012
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South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
South Africa won by 258 runs
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Jan 11, 2012

The scoreboard spells out Sri Lanka's woes in Paarl, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Paarl, January 11, 2012

The scoreboard spells out Sri Lanka's woes in Paarl

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Jan 11, 2012

South Africa get together after a wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Paarl, January 11, 2012

South Africa get together after a wicket

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