Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl, Jan 11, 2012
South Africa won by 258 runs
Played at Boland Park, Paarl
11 January 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
28.4

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, short ball to AB first up, he drops the wrists and lets it go to Sanga who fumbles. No run conceded, though.

28.5

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, fuller ball on the stumps, AB drives it down the track carefully.

28.6

Mathews to de Villiers, 1 run, angled onto the pads, AB works it with the wrists through square leg.

South Africa 154/2   AB de Villiers 1* (3b)
29.1

KMDN Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length outside off, AB's turn now to dab a single behind point.

29.3

KMDN Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, did that carry to short cover? Pitched up to AB who drives in the air, and the fielder tumbles forward for the take. Looked like he couldn't get under it.

29.6

KMDN Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, back of a length on off stump, AB tries to slap it away but mistimes it to mid-on. The Powerplay is going a little pear-shaped for SA, but they don't want another wicket here.

South Africa 158/2   AB de Villiers 3* (6b)
30.2

Mathews to de Villiers, FOUR, they can place as many men as they want in the covers, but South Africa are intent on finding the gaps there. Point, cover, extra cover, mid-off all watch as AB opens up his stance to a full length and carves it in the air through one of those gaps. Ominous.

30.3

Mathews to de Villiers, FOUR, finds an even bigger gap now - the one over their heads. Mathews' offcutter comes along gently and asks to be smashed. AB carts it over wide mid-off for four more.

30.4

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, slow bumper, AB mistimes the pull to midwicket inside the circle.

30.5

Mathews to de Villiers, 1 run, another dangerous single, but Chandimal misses the stumps.. AB pushes to mid-on and takes off, Chandimal hurls it down and hits Mathews hand. AB would have struggled to make it.

South Africa 169/2   AB de Villiers 12* (10b 2x4)
31.2

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short and pulled around the corner

31.4

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, length again and driven up to mid off who's on the edge of the circle and they can take a sharp single

31.6

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball outside off, waited for, and driven out to deep cover

South Africa 176/2   AB de Villiers 15* (13b 2x4)
32.1

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, driven through the covers

32.3

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed away with an angled face through cover again

32.5

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, much fuller and driven down to long off

South Africa 181/2   AB de Villiers 18* (16b 2x4)
33.2

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length again, tried to be clipped into the leg side, edged into the pad, drops into the leg side and they race through for a run as the bowler tries to intervene and flick the ball onto the stumps, Amla well back

33.4

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short outside off stump, de Villiers up on his toes and dabbing down to third man

33.6

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, clipped to midwicket off the front foot

South Africa 187/2   AB de Villiers 20* (19b 2x4)
34.2

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, tries to go straighter and de Villiers misses attempting to sweep very fine

34.5

Mendis to de Villiers, no run, a touch quicker and flicked to midwicket

34.6

Mendis to de Villiers, no run, now beats the outside edge from an attempted drive from a length ball that just drifts away

South Africa 190/2   AB de Villiers 20* (22b 2x4)
35.2

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, full on middle and leg, de Villiers tries to open up the offside and drives to mid off

35.3

CKB Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, powerfully pulled but straight to the fielder at deep square leg

South Africa 192/2   AB de Villiers 21* (24b 2x4)
36.2

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, given a touch of room, slapped out to deep cover

36.4

Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, full toss and smashed down the ground for four, poor ball

36.5

Mendis to de Villiers, 2 runs, touched down the leg side, it runs fine and they take two

36.6

Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, full outside off and de Villiers gets down on one knee and times a lofted drive over extra cover

South Africa 213/2   AB de Villiers 32* (28b 4x4)
37.2

Fernando to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller but again leg stump and a single to long leg

37.4

Fernando to de Villiers, FOUR, great shot. de Villiers steps outside leg stump, opening up space to hit outside off and lashes it away through extra cover

37.5

Fernando to de Villiers, no run, straighter and fuller and flicked to midwicket

37.6

Fernando to de Villiers, 2 runs, flick off the front foot past midwicket, deep square comes round and they take two

South Africa 222/2   AB de Villiers 39* (32b 5x4)
38.2

Dilshan to de Villiers, 2 runs, reverse sweep from off stump, not quite timed, more helped behind square down to the third man

38.3

Dilshan to de Villiers, 1 run, sat back and punched to long on

38.5

Dilshan to de Villiers, FOUR, length on off stump and de Villiers steps away once more and lifts over extra cover. Beautiful batting

38.6

Dilshan to de Villiers, FOUR, Oh dear. Now a full toss hammered to cow corner

South Africa 235/2   AB de Villiers 50* (36b 7x4)
39.2

Fernando to de Villiers, no run, length ball on leg stump and pushed into midwicket

39.3

Fernando to de Villiers, 1 wide, poor ball down the leg side and a flying take from Sangakkara

39.3

Fernando to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, pulled off the front foot out to deep square leg

39.5

Fernando to de Villiers, 1 run, good full ball and dug out into the covers

South Africa 240/2   AB de Villiers 52* (39b 7x4)
40.3

KMDN Kulasekara to de Villiers, OUT, gone and boy did Sri Lanka need a wicket. That's a fine delivery, full yorker right on the popping crease and too good for de Villiers whose leg stump gets disturbed.

AB de Villiers b KMDN Kulasekara 52 (53m 40b 7x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

South Africa 244/3   AB de Villiers 52 (40b 7x4)
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