Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

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.

1.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Smith, 1 leg bye, good line for a right hander. Ends up on Smith's hips as he looks to tuck it behind square. It goes fine of the keeper for a leg bye.

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-1-0

3.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, short ball to Kallis, who stands tall and forces it down the track.

3.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, 1 wide, too much of that prodigious inward cut, it slips down the leg side and is called wide.

3.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, draws Kallis forward with a slightly fuller length. The ball seams in and it is defended off the front foot to the off side.

3.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, wider of off stump, doesn't come in sharply enough to make Kallis play. He lets it go through.

3.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, 3 runs, pitched up at 127 kph, Kallis needs no further invitation to press forward and drive into the covers. Top piece of timing, earns him three.

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-5-0

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.

5.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis' turn to shuffle across and get neatly inside the line. Once he did that, Kula's natural inward nip was negated, and the ball was asking to be whipped off the pads. Kallis obliged. The first ODI four of 2012 is here.

5.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, takes it outside off and keeps it short of a length. Kallis leaves.

5.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis again walks across and looks to shovel Kula with the angle. He doesn't middle it this time, and the ball dribbles away past short fine leg. Deep square leg has it covered, though.

South Africa 25/1   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-12-0

7.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, ooh, banana swing for Kula, Kallis has to adjust after getting too far across to defend. He still deals with it well.

7.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, defends with bat and pad close together as Kula swings another one in.

7.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face and steers efficiently for a single towards third man.

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-13-0

9.1

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, swings in from outside off, and it is defends to the leg side.

9.2

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, Kula swings it in again, Kallis' straight bat comes down decisively as he defends to the off side.

9.3

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, Kallis tries to skip inside the line and take him through the leg side, but Kula smartly shortens the length and keeps him quiet.

9.4

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, SIX, not so quiet this time! Kallis advances again, and this time Kula bowls a regulation length. The ball wafts into the slot and Kallis thumps it into the stands beyond long-on for the first six of the year.

9.5

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, no run, shortens the length now, but Kallis doesn't advance this time. He opens the face and defends to the off side.

9.6

KMDN Kulasekara to Kallis, 1 run, a wristy flourish on the flick gives Kallis a single through square leg.

South Africa 49/1   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-20-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-27-0

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.

29.2

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

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.

29.4

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.

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   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-31-0

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

40.3

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

40.4

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-35-1

42.1

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

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

42.4

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

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

42.6

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

South Africa 258/3   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-44-1

44.1

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

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

44.5

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 10-0-50-1
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Jan 11, 2012

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Jan 11, 2012

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