Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

0.1

Malinga to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off and seaming away, Amla lets it go.

0.2

Malinga to Amla, no run, Amla is nicely behind the line this time as Malinga slings it in at 137 kph. Back of a length, true bounce and solid defence.

0.3

Malinga to Amla, 1 run, did we speak too soon about the carry? Malinga goes fuller this time, on leg and middle and gets the ball to curl away. Amla gets squared up, and outside edges it towards slip. It lands well short, sort of a soft edge.

South Africa 1/0   HM Amla 1* (3b)

1.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, there you go, big inswing to start off. Amla covers the line and defends to the leg side.

1.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, back of a length and again a hint of inward movement. Amla defends to the off side.

1.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, beaten outside off. This one straightens after suggesting inward swing once again, and Amla goes for a hard-handed forcing shot. And misses.

1.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, gets it away this time with a sturdy outside edge as he plays from the crease. Single to third man.

1.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, Amla goes back and across, and works a length ball to the leg side.

South Africa 7/0   HM Amla 2* (8b)

2.6

Malinga to Amla, 2 runs, back of a length to Amla, who smoothly goes back and across to punch it into the covers.

South Africa 12/1   HM Amla 4* (9b)

3.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, Amla generates ominous bat speed with a punch from the crease. Can't get the single behind square as he stands tall and forces the ball straight to the fielder.

3.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, the wrists open up, Amla carves the ball off the middle, but finds point again.

South Africa 16/1   HM Amla 4* (11b)

5.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, these two aren't getting beaten much, and are middling the ball without finding the placement. Full ball on off stump, Amla smokes it straight to mid-off.

5.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, that nipped in as Amla tried shuffling across. It bounced extra too, to hit his thigh.

5.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, he's throws everything after a wide ball outside off. It goes off the toe-edge towards third man.

South Africa 19/1   HM Amla 5* (14b)

6.1

Fernando to Amla, 5 wides, trust Dilhara to catch you by surprise, all the time. He does a Harmison. Floats the ball a couple of miles down the leg side at 125 kph, and it runs away for five wides.

6.1

Fernando to Amla, FOUR, Nine runs have come off one legal Dilhara delivery! Short and wide this time, it was banged in in his half, and Amla banged it away with equal intent, standing tall and jumping as he cracked it square.

6.2

Fernando to Amla, no run, better, much better line. Cuts the angle on both sides of the stumps and Amla defends.

6.3

Fernando to Amla, no run, slower ball, Dilhara's first over has had everything. Amla waits for it as it holds and drops, and defends to mid-on.

6.4

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, quicker, and back of a length. Amla stays back and nudges to the leg side for a single.

South Africa 35/1   HM Amla 10* (18b 1x4)

7.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, he's gone through an ambitous Amla attempt at a cut. Well, he plays the shot quite well, so you can't fault him for that confidence. The ball was neither short enough, nor wide for the shot. And it came in off the seam. Amla shaped up for the cut, and missed.

7.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, goes wider this time, close to being called. Wide enough to make Amla let it go.

7.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, that cuts in, Amla tries to work it square and it hits the pad.

South Africa 41/1   HM Amla 10* (21b 1x4)

8.5

Mathews to Amla, no run, Amla can't get this one away for runs.

8.6

Mathews to Amla, no run, ends with a probing full length ball at 124 kph. Amla defends cautiously

South Africa 42/1   HM Amla 10* (23b 1x4)

10.4

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, Amla opens the face and chops another length ball behind point.

South Africa 51/1   HM Amla 11* (24b 1x4)

11.4

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, angled in, Amla works it off the pads through square leg for one.

South Africa 54/1   HM Amla 12* (25b 1x4)

12.2

Mathews to Amla, no run, nifty slower ball, Amla spots it and tries to launch it straight, but the ball comes too slowly for him to make connection.

12.3

Mathews to Amla, no run, short of a length outside off, Amla opens the face and defends to the off side.

12.4

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, gets the ball to swing away, Amla drives loosely and gets an outside edge, but there aren't any slips to worry him.

12.6

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, too straight, Amla could have got a wide if he'd left it, but he flaps it towards backward square leg for one.

South Africa 61/1   HM Amla 14* (29b 1x4)

13.1

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets width outside off and uses it to guide another single through backward point.

13.3

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, Amla's turn to dab. We have already seen more glides to third man in 2012 than we did last year. Ok, I made that up. Single to third man.

South Africa 64/1   HM Amla 16* (31b 1x4)

14.3

Dilshan to Amla, 1 run, short ball, holds the line outside off and Amla cuts for one.

14.5

Dilshan to Amla, no run, flighted on the stumps, driven down the track and Dilly comes in the way to deny a single.

14.6

Dilshan to Amla, 1 run, back of a length, Amla doesn't quite punish it. Hacked through the covers for a single.

South Africa 69/1   HM Amla 18* (34b 1x4)

15.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, starts off with a wide slower ball at 117 kph, and Amla throws the kitchen fittings at it. Scythed up and over off a generous outside edge, it spiralled menacingly before dropping short of third man.

South Africa 70/1   HM Amla 19* (35b 1x4)

16.1

Mendis to Amla, FOUR, Mendis crash lands into South Africa! Over the covers. Tossed up straight spinner on off stump, Amla opens up his stance and lofts him inside out for four.

16.2

Mendis to Amla, no run, straighter one again, outside off and Amla plays it to cover.

16.3

Mendis to Amla, 2 runs, over-pitched on the pads, Amla clips to midwikcet.

16.4

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, full ball on off stump, a gimme single on offer with mid-off back. Amla takes it.

16.6

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, back of a length on the pads, Amla tucks it through square leg for a single.

South Africa 85/1   HM Amla 27* (40b 2x4)

17.1

Fernando to Amla, 2 runs, another Dilhara slower ball, seemed to straighten down the line as Amla looked to drive down the ground. It goes off the outside edge to third man for runs.

17.2

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Kallis opens the face and guides square.

17.5

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, length ball, Amla drives though he isn't to the pitch. Gets a single through cover.

South Africa 90/1   HM Amla 31* (43b 2x4)

18.2

Mendis to Amla, FOUR, vintage Amla through the off side. Back of a length outside off and straightening to offer him just enough width. Amla stays put with a half step forward and unleashes the wrist to send it scooting through backward point. A touch of Mohammad Yousuf in that shot.

18.3

Mendis to Amla, no run

18.4

Mendis to Amla, no run, pitched up, Amla leans out to drive to mid-off.

18.5

Mendis to Amla, 1 wide, over-cooked and sprayed down the leg side. Mendis not being allowed to settle here.

18.5

Mendis to Amla, FOUR, supreme from Amla. South Africa have 100. Tossed up on off stump, with several men patrolling the covers. Amla goes though them all with a spooned drive off an opened face. Class. He was struggling against the seamers, but he's tucking into Mendis' fare.

18.6

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, punches a single down the ground to end the over.

South Africa 102/1   HM Amla 40* (48b 4x4)

19.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, the fluency against spin might just aid him against seam too. Angled into the pads, and whipped efficiently for a single.

19.3

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, short and wide, Amla literally climbs onto it with a flayed upper-cut. Deep point keeps him to one.

19.6

Fernando to Amla, no run, Amla tries to work a soft single square, and plays it too softly. The ball rolls back, but not towards the stumps.

South Africa 106/1   HM Amla 42* (51b 4x4)

20.2

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, fires it in flat, Amla punches through the covers for a single.

20.5

Mendis to Amla, no run, slow and loopy, Amla waits and waits and drives it back to Mendis.

20.6

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, gets another single into the covers with a firm push to a full length ball.

South Africa 110/1   HM Amla 44* (54b 4x4)

21.1

Fernando to Amla, no run, Dilhara produces another cutter, it jumps up at Amla who defends firmly.

21.2

Fernando to Amla, no run, stays in the crease and works with the angle to mid-on.

21.3

Fernando to Amla, no run, short ball, gets Amla to hop and defend to the off side.

21.4

Fernando to Amla, no run, yorker that homes in devilishly, but Amla jams down on it.

21.5

Fernando to Amla, FOUR, he's happily going airborne now. Slower ball pitched up bravely by Dilhara, Amla drills it through the line with a power-loft. If he was deceived by the lack of pace, it didn't show. He just went through with the deed.

21.6

Fernando to Amla, no run, looks to pull a short ball now, but can't quite get it away.

South Africa 114/1   HM Amla 48* (60b 5x4)

22.3

Malinga to Amla, no run, another yorker, Malinga produces these at will. He has yorkers up his sleeve and in his pockets. Amla digs it out this time.

22.4

Malinga to Amla, 2 runs, Amla has 50, this has been a curate's egg of an innings, but it's looking increasingly better. Full again from Malinga, Amla gets it down to fine leg for two.

22.5

Malinga to Amla, no run, another full ball, Amla mistimes the on drive towards midwicket.

22.6

Malinga to Amla, no run, another one on the toes to end the over, Amla keeps it out. Good over, this.

South Africa 117/1   HM Amla 50* (64b 5x4)

23.3

Fernando to Amla, no run, hurried into the pull with a short ball at close to 140 kph. Amla miscues to midwicket.

23.4

Fernando to Amla, FOUR, gets very good hold of this one. Another short ball from Dilhara, Amla doesn't pull this as much as Sehwag-heave it across the line wide of mid-on. The ball thundered over and away for four.

23.5

Fernando to Amla, no run, top shot followed by beaten outside off. Amla attempts a cheeky dab to the off side to a ball that was quick was back of a length. Misses the edge by a whisker.

23.6

Fernando to Amla, no run, full to end the over, Amla opens the face and steers through point.

South Africa 122/1   HM Amla 54* (68b 6x4)

24.2

Malinga to Amla, no run, another full delivery. Amla deflects it with an opened face towards points.

24.3

Malinga to Amla, no run, not quite a yorker this time, but still very full and wide of off stump. Amla's feet don't get across and he mistimes a laboured drive.

24.4

Malinga to Amla, 1 run, very low full toss at good pace. It ends up on the pads, and Amla whips it behind square.

South Africa 124/1   HM Amla 55* (71b 6x4)

25.2

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, on the pads, worked with the angle behind square for a single.

25.4

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, Kallis drives through the line with a forward press and gets a single into the covers.

25.6

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets the umpteenth single of the day through third man with an angled-faced dab.

South Africa 135/1   HM Amla 58* (74b 6x4)

26.1

Malinga to Amla, 1 run, Malinga starts with a yorker on off stump and it is squeezed to third man for one.

South Africa 136/1   HM Amla 59* (75b 6x4)

27.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, FOUR, three fours in three balls! Amla's turn to ooze some class through those stunning wrists. Opens up in the crease and sends a length ball scattering behind point.

27.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, cuts the width and the length, Amla defends.

27.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, pitched up, Amla tries to heave him over the covers and nearly holes out to the man in the circle. Lands just short. The offensive is on ...

27.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 2 runs, slower ball from Kula, the ball stops on Amla who miscues the loft but manages to clear mid-off. Kallis scoots back for the second. 150 is up.

27.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, low full toss, too low for Amla to take advantage. He defends to the off side.

27.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, another attempted yorker, no where near Malinga pace on it. Amla works it to mid-on for a single.

South Africa 151/1   HM Amla 66* (81b 7x4)

28.1

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, full and wide, Amla reaches out and gets his customary single behind point away.

28.3

Mathews to Amla, OUT, poor running, Kallis is gone. South Africa have handed SL a new year gift. Short and wide of off stump, Amla chops it straight to Mahela in the covers and they set off for a single. Mahela could have had a go at either end, and chose to go at Kallis'. He wasn't even trying to get in, that's how far out he was. Dead-eye from Mahela, nails the stumps down from an awkward angle.

JH Kallis run out 72 (115m 80b 6x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

South Africa 153/2   HM Amla 67* (83b 7x4)

29.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, short of a length and angled into the pads, Amla nudges it square for a single.

29.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, pitched up outside off, Amla drives solidly to mid-off.

29.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, tight yorker that follows Amla's legs and he dead bats to the leg side for one.

South Africa 158/2   HM Amla 69* (86b 7x4)

30.1

Mathews to Amla, 1 wide, slow legcutter, well wide of off stump and called.

30.1

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, super slow yorker, Amla punches it down the ground for a single.

30.6

Mathews to Amla, 1 run, another slow bumper to end the over and the Powerplay. Amla presses it down through square leg for one. 35 came off the Powerplay. Time for drinks. Alex Winter will take over the commentary for the rest of the innings.

South Africa 170/2   HM Amla 71* (88b 7x4)

31.1

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, length ball on leg stump and flicked out to deep square leg

31.3

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, length ball outside off and guided down the third man

31.5

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, dragged down and pulled down to long leg again

South Africa 175/2   HM Amla 74* (91b 7x4)

32.2

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, length and waited for, punched out to deep cover

32.4

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, shorter and pulled but only as far as the deep fieldsman

32.6

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, punched from the crease through cover

South Africa 182/2   HM Amla 77* (94b 7x4)

33.1

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, back of a length and driven down to long off for a very comfortable single

33.3

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, a lovely straight drive but long on comes round to field

33.5

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, straighter and fuller and late cut to third man

South Africa 187/2   HM Amla 80* (97b 7x4)

34.1

Mendis to Amla, 1 run

34.3

Mendis to Amla, no run, cut to point of a bottom edge

34.4

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, waited for an punched down the ground to long on

South Africa 190/2   HM Amla 82* (100b 7x4)

35.1

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, just outside off stump and late cut to third man

35.4

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 2 runs, straighter and slower and moved round the corner to long leg but there's an overthrow after a poor throw back to Sangakkara and no backing up

35.5

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 wide, down the leg side, full, a brief cry for a catch but wide called

35.5

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, FOUR, back of a length outside off and cut away with perfect timing past the point fielder to the boundary

35.6

CKB Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, slower ball on middle stump and turned down to long leg

South Africa 200/2   HM Amla 90* (104b 8x4)

36.1

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, full and driven out to deep cover

36.3

Mendis to Amla, 1 run, flighted delivery, pushed carefully into the covers

South Africa 203/2   HM Amla 92* (106b 8x4)

37.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, length on leg stump and flicked down to long leg

37.3

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, full, nearly right up in the block hole but Amla's seeing it very well and turns it out to deep square leg

South Africa 216/2   HM Amla 94* (108b 8x4)

38.1

Dilshan to Amla, 1 run, length and waited for and pulled out to deep midwicket

38.4

Dilshan to Amla, 1 run, punched down the ground once more

South Africa 227/2   HM Amla 96* (110b 8x4)

39.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, angled to third man

39.4

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, length ball pushed out through the covers

39.6

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, wide of off stump and pushed off the back foot to the sweeper to take Amla to 99

South Africa 241/2   HM Amla 99* (113b 8x4)

40.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 2 runs, that's the hundred. Amla's 9th in ODIs from 114 balls, great knock. Gets there with a flick down to long leg...

40.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, pushed out through square leg

40.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, another yorker and well kept out by Amla

40.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, no run, full ball and pushed to midwicket

South Africa 245/3   HM Amla 102* (117b 8x4)

41.3

Malinga to Amla, 2 runs, full and nudged through square leg

41.4

Malinga to Amla, no run, full and a square drive past point

41.5

Malinga to Amla, 1 run, angled down to third man

South Africa 249/3   HM Amla 105* (120b 8x4)

42.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg and worked out through midwicket for a single

42.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, full down the legside and turned down to long leg

42.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, full and driven to long off

South Africa 258/3   HM Amla 108* (123b 8x4)

43.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, full on middle stump, the batsman across his stumps and turned to short fine leg

43.3

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, an excellent yorker goes past the bat and past the off stump, surprises Sangakkara who makes the save with the left hand but they scramble a bye

South Africa 261/3   HM Amla 110* (125b 8x4)

44.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, full and driven and an excellent save by mid off

44.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Amla, 1 run, full and dug out into the leg side

South Africa 272/3   HM Amla 112* (127b 8x4)

45.3

Malinga to Amla, OUT, now Amla goes. A wide length ball tries to be cut but produces an edge to Sangakkara who tumbles away to his left to take a good catch. Amla didn't move his feet and had to reach a long wait out to try and take it. Sri Lanka are responding here but the hosts are still in a very strong position

HM Amla c †Sangakkara b Malinga 112 (210m 128b 8x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

South Africa 279/5   HM Amla 112 (128b 8x4)
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