Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

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.

6.5

Fernando to Kallis, FOUR, well, you thought you'd seen everything in that over. Except for a high, juicy full toss on the hips. Dilhara obliges, and Kallis whips it behind square. Tharanga slides over the rope before pulling the ball in, so that's four.

6.6

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Kallis calmly opens the face and dabs to third man.

South Africa 40/1   CRD Fernando 1-0-15-0

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.

15.2

Fernando to Kallis, FOUR, shot of the year so far. (Ok, that's the last one. Really.) Pitched up on off stump, Kallis leans across and smokes it with robotic precision through the covers. Superb work from Tharanga running back, but four all the same as he puts it the slide and pull ball a moment too late.

15.3

Fernando to Kallis, 2 runs, angled into the pads now, Kallis clips behind square for a single. Dilhara bowls exactly the line you shouldn't when fine leg is in.

15.4

Fernando to Kallis, no run, another slower ball, this was a nifty legcutter than leapt away at 124 kph. Kallis backs out of the cut shot.

15.5

Fernando to Kallis, no run, the split finger, slow floating full toss slower ball now! Kallis does well to spot it in the air and defend cautiously.

15.6

Fernando to Kallis, no run, pitched up this time, Kallis drills it right back and mid-on hurries across to cut it off. Drinks at Paarl.

South Africa 76/1   CRD Fernando 2-0-22-0

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.

17.3

Fernando to Kallis, no run, another floated slower ball outside off that keeps whistling away out of Dilhara's fingers. Kallis drives down the wrong line now.

17.4

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, stays back and deflects a straight ball for another single through square.

17.5

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

17.6

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, angled into the pads, Kallis tucks through square leg for one.

South Africa 91/1   CRD Fernando 3-0-28-0

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.

19.2

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, Sri Lanka miss a run out. Dilshan misses after moving to his left from point. Kallis opens the blade yet again and chops the ball into that area behind square where it becomes the non-striker's call. Kallis stop-started a few times, Amla was uncertain too and was not even in the frame. The throw missed.

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.

19.4

Fernando to Kallis, no run, pushed towards point, can't get to his 50 yet.

19.5

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, 85 ODI 50s for Kallis. Slower ball on the pads, he nurdles it to square leg for 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   CRD Fernando 4-0-32-0

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   CRD Fernando 5-0-36-0

23.1

Fernando to Kallis, no run, another legcutter from Dilhara, Kallis shows his surprise as it jumps up towards the splice. Defended to the off side.

23.2

Fernando to Kallis, 1 run, angled into the pads, Kallis nurdles behind square for a single.

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   CRD Fernando 6-0-41-0

37.1

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

37.2

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

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   CRD Fernando 7-0-50-0

39.1

Fernando to Amla, 1 run, angled to third man

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

39.4

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

39.5

Fernando to de Villiers, 1 run, good full ball and dug out into 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   CRD Fernando 8-0-56-0

43.1

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

43.2

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

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

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   CRD Fernando 9-0-65-0
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South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
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Jan 11, 2012

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Jan 11, 2012

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