Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 3rd ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)

18.3

Peterson to Tharanga, OUT, eep, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket out of nowhere, just like that, it was becoming too easy for them, Tharanga went for a casual sweep, and the top edge is taken easily by short fine leg

WU Tharanga c Ingram b Peterson 58 (90m 65b 5x4 2x6) SR: 89.23

Sri Lanka 94/1   TM Dilshan 31* (46b 2x4)   RJ Peterson 2.3-0-8-1

20.1

Duminy to Dilshan, OUT, spin strikes once again, the top edged sweep leads to the downfall of a SL batsman once again, Dilshan, who has batted with so much care, so much uncharacteristic caution, and just when he was starting to play his strokes, he sweeps a flighted delivery straight to Steyn at deep backward square leg, the fast bowler takes a neat tumbling catch

TM Dilshan c Steyn b Duminy 33 (101m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.34

Sri Lanka 102/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (8b)   JP Duminy 2.1-0-16-1

29.1

Tsotsobe to Chandimal, OUT, top-class fielding, truly top stuff, Faf du Plessis is electric at backward point, Chandimal squeezed out this one to Faf's left and set off, so did Sanga, but Faf got down to his left and put in the dive to stop the ball, and let it rip, there was confusion among the batsman as soon as Faf stopped the ball, and before they could do anything, Faf uprooted the stumps at the striker's end with a ripper of a throw, he did not even wait for AB to come up to the stumps, he is mobbed by his team-mates

KC Sangakkara run out 38 (46m 37b 3x4 1x6) SR: 102.70

Sri Lanka 154/3   LD Chandimal 16* (25b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 5.1-0-21-0

35.4

Steyn to Chandimal, OUT, South Africa continue to show their class in the field with another run-out, Chandimal slapped it wide of mid off, Chandimal stopped after taking a step out, but Mahela had set off too far up and turned back late, was found way short of the direct hit

DPMD Jayawardene run out 15 (26m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

Sri Lanka 183/4   LD Chandimal 30* (45b 2x4)   DW Steyn 4.4-0-24-0

38.1

M Morkel to Chandimal, OUT, South Africa continue to chip away at Sri Lanka, Morne has Chandimal hurried in to a pull to a pacy short ball from outside off, he ends up flailing at it, and the top edge is safely taken by Smith running to his right at mid off

LD Chandimal c Smith b M Morkel 36 (76m 54b 3x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 192/5   KMDN Kulasekara 3* (6b)   M Morkel 6.1-0-43-1

43.3

Tsotsobe to Mathews, OUT, gone this time, South Africa hold on to a catch, Tsotsobe strikes with a slower one, Mathews ends up chipping it towards long on who comes forward to take a low catch

AD Mathews c Peterson b Tsotsobe 15 (23m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

Sri Lanka 220/6   KMDN Kulasekara 16* (24b)   LL Tsotsobe 9.3-0-37-1

48.4

M Morkel to KMDN Kulasekara, OUT, got 'em! Morne gets the yorker on target, Nuwan misses for once as he clears the front leg and swings, and the stumps are rattled, but he's made more than his share of runs

KMDN Kulasekara b M Morkel 40 (59m 38b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.26

Sri Lanka 259/7   CKB Kulasekara 15* (17b)   M Morkel 8.4-0-63-2

49.3

Steyn to Malinga, OUT, done in by the full and slow delivery, Malinga was backing away all the time and was through with the slog before the ball arrived, Steyn finds the stumps

SL Malinga b Steyn 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 262/8   CKB Kulasekara 16* (18b)   DW Steyn 9.3-0-51-1

49.6

Steyn to CKB Kulasekara, 1 run, OUT, would have been a wide if he had not reached out to thick-edge it wide of third man, they go for the second, there is a dive too at the striker's, but AB has the stumps off in time

CKB Kulasekara run out 19 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

Sri Lanka 266/9   HMRKB Herath 1* (1b)   DW Steyn 10-0-55-1
Series Results
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg - Jan 22, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley - Jan 20, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein - Jan 17, 2012
South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London - Jan 14, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
South Africa won by 258 runs
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Jan 17, 2012

The covers come on in Bloemfontein, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Bloemfontein, January 17, 2012

The covers come on in Bloemfontein

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Jan 17, 2012

Faf du Plessis acknowledges applause for his half-century, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Bloemfontein, January 17, 2012

Faf du Plessis acknowledges applause for his half-century

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