Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

8.1

Mathews to Kallis, no run, angled in from slightly wide of the crease. Not much pace, and that's how Angelo swings. Kallis defends off the front foot.

8.2

Mathews to Kallis, no run, fuller length this time, Kallis leans out and defends to the off side.

8.3

Mathews to Kallis, no run, whoa, Kallis jumps out and gets to the pitch of the ball. He drives fluently, but finds mid-off.

8.4

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, gets the single now, pushing a length ball into the covers.

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   AD Mathews 1-0-1-0

10.1

Mathews to Kallis, no run, back of a length on off stump, Kallis defends to the off side.

10.2

Mathews to Kallis, no run, full length this time, Kallis defends off the front foot.

10.3

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, that stopped on Kallis, who worked it uppishly to mid-on who clumsily over-ran the ball. Only a single taken.

10.4

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

10.5

Mathews to Kallis, no run, Kallis tries to do likewise, steering with soft hands, but Angelo's lack of pace doesn't make it easy.

10.6

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, he gets the single away now, getting the ball very fine for a single.

South Africa 52/1   AD Mathews 2-0-4-0

12.1

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis pushes into the covers for a single.

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.

12.5

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked with the angle through square leg.

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   AD Mathews 3-0-8-0

28.1

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

28.2

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, pitched up, Kallis drives along the carpet for a single to mid-off.

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

28.4

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, short ball to AB first up, he drops the wrists and lets it go to Sanga who fumbles. No run conceded, though.

28.5

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, fuller ball on the stumps, AB drives it down the track carefully.

28.6

Mathews to de Villiers, 1 run, angled onto the pads, AB works it with the wrists through square leg.

South Africa 154/2   AD Mathews 4-0-11-0

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.

30.2

Mathews to de Villiers, FOUR, they can place as many men as they want in the covers, but South Africa are intent on finding the gaps there. Point, cover, extra cover, mid-off all watch as AB opens up his stance to a full length and carves it in the air through one of those gaps. Ominous.

30.3

Mathews to de Villiers, FOUR, finds an even bigger gap now - the one over their heads. Mathews' offcutter comes along gently and asks to be smashed. AB carts it over wide mid-off for four more.

30.4

Mathews to de Villiers, no run, slow bumper, AB mistimes the pull to midwicket inside the circle.

30.5

Mathews to de Villiers, 1 run, another dangerous single, but Chandimal misses the stumps.. AB pushes to mid-on and takes off, Chandimal hurls it down and hits Mathews hand. AB would have struggled to make it.

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   AD Mathews 5-0-23-0
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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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