Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

40.4

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, left hander onto strike and a full ball dug out behind square

South Africa 245/3   JA Morkel 1* (1b)

41.1

Malinga to JA Morkel, no run, low full toss and driven back to the bowler, a diving attempt from Malinga is put down low to his left, such a tough chance

41.2

Malinga to JA Morkel, 1 run, pushed through square leg

41.6

Malinga to JA Morkel, no run, short ball to finish and Morkel ducks

South Africa 249/3   JA Morkel 2* (4b)

42.2

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, FOUR, full ball and a lovely clean strike down the ground, there's no man back on that fence for some reason and it's four to long on

42.3

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, another powerful strike but this time straight out to the man on the offside fence

42.5

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, full and driven on the bounce back to the bowler who parries with the right hand put doesn't get enough on it to prevent a single

South Africa 257/3   JA Morkel 8* (7b 1x4)

43.2

Fernando to JA Morkel, 1 run, tucked into the leg side and they take an easy single

43.4

Fernando to JA Morkel, no run, short and pulled but straight to short fine leg

43.5

Fernando to JA Morkel, no run, a full slower ball and an attempted drive down the ground gets a bottom edge behind the stumps

43.6

Fernando to JA Morkel, SIX, short and hammered over square leg. This chap can hit a mean ball and that really was murdered

South Africa 267/3   JA Morkel 15* (11b 1x4 1x6)

44.2

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, no run, full outside off and driven above

44.3

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 2 runs, slapped down the ground to long on and excellent running by Amla brings two

44.4

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, full toss outside off and cut down to third man

44.6

KMDN Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, full toss outside off again but this time cut to deep point

South Africa 273/3   JA Morkel 19* (15b 1x4 1x6)

45.1

Malinga to JA Morkel, SIX, stand and deliver. Open the front leg and heave over long on, a great strike that sails for six

45.2

Malinga to JA Morkel, OUT, have another go...but this time finds the man at long on. It was again an opening of the leg side by clearing the front leg but the connection was nowhere near what was required to clear the rope and a good catch to long on coming in off the rope and taking the catch low down

JA Morkel c Mathews b Malinga 25 (21m 17b 1x4 2x6) SR: 147.05

South Africa 279/4   JA Morkel 25 (17b 1x4 2x6)
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
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
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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