Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 258 runs

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

South Africa 9/1   HM Amla 2* (8b)   SL Malinga 1.4-0-7-1

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

South Africa 153/2   HM Amla 67* (83b 7x4)   AD Mathews 3.3-0-10-0

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

South Africa 244/3   HM Amla 102* (115b 8x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.3-0-34-1

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

South Africa 279/4   HM Amla 112* (127b 8x4)   SL Malinga 7.2-0-41-2

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

South Africa 279/5   JP Duminy 0* (0b)   SL Malinga 7.3-0-41-3

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

South Africa 283/6   F du Plessis 3* (5b)   BAW Mendis 6.4-0-48-1

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

South Africa 298/7   RJ Peterson 3* (8b)   SL Malinga 9.2-0-51-4

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

South Africa 300/8   RJ Peterson 4* (9b)   SL Malinga 9.5-0-53-5
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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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