Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2nd ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London, Jan 14, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
14 January 2012 (50-over match)

Tsotsobe to Dilshan, OUT, Is Dilshan gone? Third umpire looking at the run-out appeal. Short of a length on off stump, Dilshan goes back and forces it into the cover-point. Faf du Plessis prowls at point, and is a superb fielder. Dilshan saw it was going almost straight at him, and realised he had played it off the back foot, and hesitated midway through the run. Mistake. Faf hurls it down to the non-striker's end, and the ball clips the bail after bouncing short. Dilshan is just out of the crease, and then falls on Morne Morkel who was running in from mid-on. Gone. Another duck. 2/5th of the way into the ODI series, the SL captain is yet to get a run.

TM Dilshan run out 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 0/1   WU Tharanga 0* (6b)   LL Tsotsobe 0.4-0-0-0

Tsotsobe to Sangakkara, OUT, oh Sanga. Goner. He's been resolute all morning, but inevitably pokes at one outside off. That was on a length, not there for the drive or the cut, and probably had to be left alone. Sanga had left alone too many already, and chose to nibble at it. Thin edge, dies on AB, who takes it in front.

KC Sangakkara c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe 3 (36m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.71

Sri Lanka 21/2   WU Tharanga 18* (28b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 5-2-9-1

M Morkel to Tharanga, OUT, ah, tragic for SL. Just as he was looking super-ominous, Tharanga is gone. Short of a length and angled across, not too much pace, no sideways movement. Not much room to work with. Tharanga did what he's done efficiently all day - he attempted to make some room and steer with an open-face to third man, but this time he edges it into AB's gloves. Well played, given the circumstances, but he'll hurt on the way back in.

WU Tharanga c †de Villiers b M Morkel 66 (125m 85b 6x4 1x6) SR: 77.64

Sri Lanka 105/3   LD Chandimal 33* (54b 1x4)   M Morkel 3.3-1-9-1

M Morkel to Jayawardene, OUT, holy cow! Is that a plane? is that Jonty Rhodes? No, that's Dale Steyn! Morne angles a length ball into Mahela's pads, and it is there to be helped along to fine leg. Mahela makes very good connection as he moves inside the line and whip-glances. Steyn is inside the circle at short file leg. He moves to his left, takes off and plucks it when he's nearly fully horizontal, with both hands. Shades of McGrath's catch of Vaughan in Adelaide, many years ago, in the age when Australia used to win the Ashes. Who said fast bowlers can't field. Superb take!

DPMD Jayawardene c Steyn b M Morkel 19 (39m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

Sri Lanka 140/4   LD Chandimal 47* (81b 1x4)   M Morkel 6.2-1-24-2

Tsotsobe to KMDN Kulasekara, OUT, You thought that Steyn catch was a classic? Petersen says hang on, I have some more entertainment. Kula goes back and looks for another straight loft, but doesn't time it that well. Robin is inside the circle at mid-on, and runs back half the way from East London to London proper, looking back over his right shoulder all the time. He then lunges full length forward towards the ropes and the ball tumbles into his palms as he sprawls. South Africa - setting high fielding standards since 1992, only to raise the bar soon after.

KMDN Kulasekara c Peterson b Tsotsobe 22 (12m 13b 2x4 2x6) SR: 169.23

Sri Lanka 164/5   LD Chandimal 49* (83b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 6.5-2-19-2

Steyn to Mathews, OUT, and a wicket to end the innings. Mathews tries to create room and go over mid-off, but the ball stops on him and he toe-ends to Morne at mid-off. Sri Lanka will want the slowness to continue in the chase - this pitch is right up their alley.

AD Mathews c M Morkel b Steyn 28 (47m 29b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.55

Sri Lanka 236/6   LD Chandimal 92* (115b 6x4)   DW Steyn 9-1-54-1





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