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)
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.

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   SL Malinga 1-0-5-0
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

2.5

Malinga to Kallis, 1 run, on the pads, nudged with the angle through square leg.

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   SL Malinga 2-0-10-1
4.1

Malinga to Kallis, no run, short of a length and shaping away from Kallis. He lets it go.

4.2

Malinga to Kallis, no run, he's cranking it up, close to 140 kph now. Kallis stays behind the line and defends down the track.

4.3

Malinga to Kallis, no run, this pitch is true, and will suit good batsmen as well as good bowlers. Kallis stands tall and punches Malinga's riser, straight to point.

4.4

Malinga to Kallis, no run, throws in the slower ball at 122 kph, full and loopy. Kallis waits for it and defends.

4.5

Malinga to Kallis, 2 runs, Malinga tries to hustle Kallis, the un-hustlable. He waits for the ball to come beside him, and then leans back to chop it behind point for a single.

4.6

Malinga to Kallis, no run, Amla stays back and defends down the track.

South Africa 18/1   SL Malinga 3-0-12-1
22.1

Malinga to Kallis, no run, Huge moment! LBW appeal turned down, and Sri Lanka consider using their review. Will they? Yes they will. Malinga got that to straighten from a leg stump line, but was it doing enough? First replays suggest it didn't. Landed on leg and sliding down. Sri Lanka are out of reviews. A touch harsh, I'd say, to give the teams just one review per innings.

22.2

Malinga to Kallis, 1 run, Malinga says hello to the blockhole for the first time today. Not much pace on it, and Kallis hauls it out and plays to the leg side.

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   SL Malinga 4-0-15-1
24.1

Malinga to Kallis, 1 run, another full ball, Kallis drives it past mid-on who's standing wider than usual, for a single.

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.

24.5

Malinga to Kallis, FOUR, it failed him there, alright. Kallis gets stuck into a length ball as he looks to launch it out of town. The ball wasn't too full, and Kallis ended up shovelling it off the inner half though he held the pose to show the full face of the bat. The ball runs over mid-on for four.

24.6

Malinga to Kallis, 1 run, menacing, late swinging full toss that is designed for the lbw. Kallis gets the bat in the way.

South Africa 129/1   SL Malinga 5-0-22-1
26.1

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

26.2

Malinga to Kallis, no run, high full toss that swung down the line, and Kallis inner-edges onto the pads.

26.3

Malinga to Kallis, no run, stupendous yorkers these. Another one that scuds down towards the toes, and Kallis can't do anything with it but defend.

26.4

Malinga to Kallis, no run, another near yorker, Kallis plays it down the track. Can't quite get under it.

26.5

Malinga to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis, you beaut. Malinga gives him just enough width, and Kallis knew where the gap was. He pushed the front foot down instead of across and blasted it through the covers for four.

26.6

Malinga to Kallis, FOUR, two class shots from Kallis have made a good over end up looking quite poor. Another drill through the the cover and mid-off gap as Malinga over-pitches. The ball streaks away in haste.

South Africa 144/1   SL Malinga 6-0-31-1
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

41.3

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

41.6

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

South Africa 249/3   SL Malinga 7-0-35-1
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

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

45.4

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, full and quick and kept out coming forward

45.5

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, now a slower full ball and tucked to cover

45.6

Malinga to du Plessis, 1 run, a sharp single taken from a push to mid off whose on the edge of the circle. Sharp work from the fielder but the batsman is well in

South Africa 280/5   SL Malinga 8-0-42-3
47.1

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, full slower ball and blocked

47.2

Malinga to du Plessis, 5 wides, this is wild and a huge wide down the leg side zips away for four

47.2

Malinga to du Plessis, 1 run, back on the spot and worked out through square leg

47.3

Malinga to Peterson, no run, full ball outside off and an attempted guide to third man gets a bottom edge past the stumps

47.4

Malinga to Peterson, no run, this is slower and tried to be worked from leg stump, strikes the pad

47.5

Malinga to Peterson, no run, full and a mediocre push into the offside produces a play and miss and a brief appeal for caught at the wicket

47.6

Malinga to Peterson, 1 run, full on leg stump and pushed out to deep square leg

South Africa 290/6   SL Malinga 9-0-49-3
49.1

Malinga to du Plessis, 2 runs, slower ball on middle stump worked to long leg and good scrambling allows them a second as the throw is wild back to the bowler, nearly an overthrow

49.2

Malinga to du Plessis, OUT, dragged it on. Malinga is so good at the death. Short ball outside off, tried to be late cut down to third man, he's early on it and a bottom edge diverts the ball into the base of off stump

F du Plessis b Malinga 10 (15m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

49.3

Malinga to Steyn, 1 run, full on middle stump, Steyn meets it on the full but doesn't catch it and drags it too midwicket

49.4

Malinga to Peterson, 1 run, Petersen went for the paddle over short fine leg to a full ball and misses but they scramble through for a leg bye as the ball runs out into the offside

49.5

Malinga to Steyn, OUT, there's five for Malinga! A wonderful full yorker bang on off stump that reverses in slightly and beats Steyn's attempted drive. Perfect death bowling from Lasith Malinga, great to watch.

DW Steyn b Malinga 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.6

Malinga to M Morkel, 1 run, it was another lovely full ball and dug out into the offside for a single

South Africa 301/8   SL Malinga 10-0-54-5
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