Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

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.

16.5

Mendis to Kallis, 1 run, curled in on off stump, Kallis punches to Mendis' right and he fumbles to allow a single.

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   BAW Mendis 1-0-9-0

18.1

Mendis to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis takes another single through the leg side.

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   BAW Mendis 2-0-20-0

20.1

Mendis to Kallis, 1 run, full length on off stump, Kallis threads the covers for a single. Amla v Mendis, again.

20.2

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

20.3

Mendis to Kallis, no run, Kallis tries to steer with the turn softly into the off side, but can't get the single away.

20.4

Mendis to Kallis, 1 run, over-pitched on the stumps, Kallis drives through mid-off for one. The stand is worth 100.

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   BAW Mendis 3-0-24-0

32.1

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, driven through the covers

32.2

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

32.3

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed away with an angled face through cover again

32.4

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

32.5

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, much fuller and driven down to long off

32.6

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

South Africa 182/2   BAW Mendis 4-0-30-0

34.1

Mendis to Amla, 1 run

34.2

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, tries to go straighter and de Villiers misses attempting to sweep very fine

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

34.5

Mendis to de Villiers, no run, a touch quicker and flicked to midwicket

34.6

Mendis to de Villiers, no run, now beats the outside edge from an attempted drive from a length ball that just drifts away

South Africa 190/2   BAW Mendis 5-0-32-0

36.1

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

36.2

Mendis to de Villiers, 1 run, given a touch of room, slapped out to deep cover

36.3

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

36.4

Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, full toss and smashed down the ground for four, poor ball

36.5

Mendis to de Villiers, 2 runs, touched down the leg side, it runs fine and they take two

36.6

Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, full outside off and de Villiers gets down on one knee and times a lofted drive over extra cover

South Africa 213/2   BAW Mendis 6-0-45-0

46.1

Mendis to du Plessis, 1 run, flicked off the back foot to long on

46.2

Mendis to Duminy, 1 run, waited for and cut away through the covers

46.3

Mendis to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball worked into the leg side wide of midwicket

46.4

Mendis to Duminy, OUT, out. It's a shocker, length ball on middle and chipped back to the bowler who bags an easy catch. It might have just gripped in the pitch as Duminy looked to play down the ground but either way a very average way to go

JP Duminy c & b Mendis 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.5

Mendis to Peterson, no run, straight and blocked back to the bowler

46.6

Mendis to Peterson, no run, defended on middle and off

South Africa 283/6   BAW Mendis 7-0-48-1

48.1

Mendis to Peterson, 1 run, half tracker and pulled out but straight to the fielder

48.2

Mendis to du Plessis, 1 run, legside and worked out to deep square leg

48.3

Mendis to Peterson, 1 run, smeared down the ground from outside off stump to long off

48.4

Mendis to du Plessis, 2 runs, nice shot, du Plessis makes room for himself with a step down the pitch and drives past extra cover

48.5

Mendis to du Plessis, no run, tries to step away now but only a punch back to the bowler

48.6

Mendis to du Plessis, 1 run, a reach forward and drive out to long off

South Africa 296/6   BAW Mendis 8-0-54-1
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South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
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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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