Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

0.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, starts with a back of length ball angling across, Smith lets it through to the keeper

0.2

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, wider outside off, Smith shoulders arms

0.3

Kulasekara to Smith, 2 runs, length ball on off stump, nudged behind square leg to get Smith and South Africa's first runs of the day

0.4

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, loud appeal for lbw, turned down, Sri Lanka ponder whether to go for the review, they wisely decide against it as that ball pitched well outside leg stump

0.5

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, snakes away a bit outside off, off the inside-half of the bat, the ball rolls to the leg side when Smith wanted to direct it towards off

0.6

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, pitched up, blocked back towards the bowler

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 2* (6b)

1.5

Malinga to Smith, no run, short of length ball outside off, defended by Smith towards cover

1.6

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, no yorkers or bouncers all over from Malinga, keeps it on a length just outside off, worked behind square leg

South Africa 4/0   GC Smith 3* (8b)

2.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, keeps it around off, Smith content to block it back to the bowler

2.2

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, slanting across the batsman outside off, Smith shoulders arms

2.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, short of length ball just outside off, Smith gets behind the line and defends it to the leg side

2.4

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, a massive gap between bat and pad as Smtih looks to drive, a regulation delivery pitching outside off and angling across, Smith looked to punch that through the off, the ball goes through between bat and pad

2.5

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, outside the off stump, Smith is happy to leave

2.6

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, a maiden for Kulasekara, this didn't bounce much after pitching well outside off, a fuller delivery which Smith allowed through to the keeper

South Africa 4/0   GC Smith 3* (14b)

3.3

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, shortish ball on leg stump, Smith works it towards square leg for one more

3.6

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, short of length ball on middle stump, clipped towards deep backward square leg for a single

South Africa 12/1   GC Smith 5* (16b)

4.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, outside off and Smith allows it through to the keeper once more

4.2

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, punched towards mid-off, fielder dives to try stop that, but can't collect it cleanly, a sharp single is taken after some confusion whether to go for the run or not

4.4

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, pitched up by Kulasekara, punched back towards the bowler

4.5

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards the bowler

4.6

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, another tidy over from Kulasekara, this was outside off, Smith jumps across and defends towards the bowler once more

South Africa 14/1   GC Smith 6* (21b)

5.4

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, steered off the back foot towards backward point

South Africa 16/1   GC Smith 7* (22b)

6.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, Kula also probing just outside off, his natural angle takes the ball away from the left-hander, defended by Smith

6.2

Kulasekara to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets his first boundary, there was a leg gully in place but Smith manages ot get it past him, he edged that between his legs and bisected the leg gully and the keeper to get a boundary

6.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, defended to point

6.4

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, length ball just outside off, defended back towards the bowler

6.5

Kulasekara to Smith, FOUR, a muscular swat from Smith, charging down the track, moving away from leg stump to get some room to swing the arms, drills that short of length ball to the long-on boundary

6.6

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, defends the last ball of the over to the bowler

South Africa 24/1   GC Smith 15* (28b 2x4)

8.1

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, drops this one close to the pitch on the off side, Kula cannot get there in time, mid off runs in and picks it up, the batsmen have completed the run by then

South Africa 25/1   GC Smith 16* (29b 2x4)

9.1

Mathews to Smith, 1 wide, slanted too far wide across the left-hander

9.1

Mathews to Smith, FOUR, Smith finds some runs for South Africa, charges out, and lifts Angelo over extra cover

9.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, he is already standing outside leg before the ball is bowled, but mishits the stroke to shortish point

9.3

Mathews to Smith, no run, mistimed completely, now he is quite close to the line as he looks to guide it square

9.4

Mathews to Smith, 1 run, widish ball, and Smith connects, but a superb dive by point to his left saves the boundary

South Africa 31/1   GC Smith 21* (33b 3x4)

10.1

Perera to Smith, 1 run, short ball is pulled towards midwicket for a single

10.3

Perera to Smith, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended off the front foot to the bowler

10.4

Perera to Smith, no run, short of length ball outside off, looks to slap it past point, bottom-edge and the ball rolls to the off side

10.5

Perera to Smith, 1 run, an adventurous shot from Smith, skates down the track and looks to club it over the off side, top edge towards third man

South Africa 36/1   GC Smith 23* (37b 3x4)

11.3

Mathews to Smith, no run, short of length and outside off, Smith looks to slap that to point, not too well timed

11.4

Mathews to Smith, 2 runs, Smith survives, attempts another power-packed swat, no foot work at all as he looks to hammer a ball way outside off, edges it, it flies high over the bowler's head and lands between long-on and long-off

11.5

Mathews to Smith, no run, stays in the crease and pokes this towards point

11.6

Mathews to Smith, FOUR, another heave, again not perfect, gets him a boundary nonetheless, the timing was completely off on that as Smith looked to slug a shortish ball from outside off to midwicket, enough brute force on that to send it to the rope

South Africa 46/1   GC Smith 29* (41b 4x4)

12.3

Perera to Smith, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Smith taps the ball between midwicket and mid-on and scampers a single

South Africa 48/1   GC Smith 30* (42b 4x4)

13.1

Senanayake to Smith, no run, defended towards the bowler first up

13.2

Senanayake to Smith, no run, Smith jumps beyond leg even before the bowler releases the ball, has done that a few times today, looks to carve the ball through cover, bottom edge, and the ball dribbles to the off side

13.3

Senanayake to Smith, no run, carefully defended down the track

13.4

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, swept towards deep backward square leg

South Africa 58/1   GC Smith 31* (46b 4x4)

14.1

Dilshan to Smith, 1 run, full ball on middle and off, pushed towards mid-on for a single

14.3

Dilshan to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, Smith leans across and defends it to the off side

14.4

Dilshan to Smith, no run, just a but of width, chopped towards backward point

14.5

Dilshan to Smith, 1 run, pitched up and just outside off, eased towards long-off for a single

South Africa 61/1   GC Smith 33* (50b 4x4)

15.1

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, Smith tucks the first ball towards midwicket for a single

15.4

Senanayake to Smith, 2 runs, Smith looks to paddle this time, takes it from just outside off, places it fine past the keeper, doesn't try to hit that too hard

15.5

Senanayake to Smith, no run, looks to repeat the shot this time but he misses and is struck on the arm, a mild appeal for lbw

15.6

Senanayake to Smith, no run, defended towards midwicket to end the over

South Africa 65/1   GC Smith 36* (54b 4x4)

16.4

Perera to Smith, no run, once again Smith skips beyond leg stump early, Perera follows him and Smith can't get that away as he is cramped for room

16.5

Perera to Smith, no run, full and down the leg side, thought that was a wide but the umpire hasn't signalled it, perhaps it brushed the pad

16.6

Perera to Smith, no run, short of length ball just outside off, jabbed towards point to end the over

South Africa 70/1   GC Smith 36* (57b 4x4)

17.2

Senanayake to Smith, no run, defended from the crease to the leg side

17.3

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, works this wide of midwicket this time

South Africa 71/2   GC Smith 37* (59b 4x4)

18.1

Perera to Smith, 1 run, tucks it to deep square leg for a single

18.3

Perera to Smith, 1 run, short of length once more, just outside off, defended towards point and Smith calls early for a single

18.5

Perera to Smith, 1 run, on the pads this time, Smith shuffles across and tucks the ball towards square leg, that's the fifth single of the over

South Africa 76/2   GC Smith 40* (62b 4x4)

19.1

Malinga to Smith, no run, cuts away after pitching outside off, Smith taps the ball towards backward point, a diving stop there by Senanayake

19.2

Malinga to Smith, no run, stifled lbw appeal, that one comes in a touch, Smith doesn't bother with foot work as he looks to play that, inside-edges it on to his pads

19.3

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, shorter this time from Malinga, Smith loves the pull shot, plays it effectively this time, Chandimal gets across quickly to stop that from reaching the rope, Sri Lanka's fielding has been very good today

19.4

Malinga to Smith, no run, well outside off, Smith guides the ball towards short cover

19.5

Malinga to Smith, no run, just a bit of width, Smith stays rooted to the crease as he looks to play it fine past short third man,can't beat the fielder

19.6

Malinga to Smith, no run, full and hurting in towards off stump, pushed back towards the bowler, just two off that Powerplay over

South Africa 80/2   GC Smith 42* (68b 4x4)

20.3

Herath to Smith, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, no turn for Herath, placed towards midwicket for a single

20.5

Herath to Smith, no run, worked towards square leg, no single this time

20.6

Herath to Smith, no run, an appeal for a stumping, third umpire is called, Smith wanted to sweep that from well outside off, it was quite full, Smith's back foot was quite close to the crease but he never dragged it out of the crease, he's safe

South Africa 83/2   GC Smith 43* (71b 4x4)

21.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, fuller on the pads, clipped to midwicket, straight at the fielder

21.4

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, short of length ball on the pads, Smith wanted to help that towards square leg, the ball takes the edge and rolls towards point

21.5

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, length ball heading for off, studiously defended back towards the bowler, nothing fancy from Kula here, but managing to keep things quiet

21.6

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, pitched up and outside off, punched towards midwicket, can't place it wide enough to get a single

South Africa 84/2   GC Smith 43* (75b 4x4)

22.2

Herath to Smith, no run, Smith was looking to charge down initially, Herath bowls the delivery that leaves the left-hander, too wide for Smith, who has to retreat back to his crease

22.3

Herath to Smith, 1 run, flatter and full, slammed towards midwicket by Smith for a single

22.5

Herath to Smith, 1 run, another easy single, this time to midwicket

South Africa 88/2   GC Smith 45* (78b 4x4)

23.2

Perera to Smith, 2 runs, length ball, Smith skates down the track and looks to muscle that one, gets it over cover off a thick outside edge, gets him two

23.3

Perera to Smith, no run, defends this towards backward point, thinks of a single before yelling "NO"

23.4

Perera to Smith, FOUR, successive fifties for Smith, brings it up with a trademark mow to midwicket, not the most beautiful of shots, but it has got him loads of runs, charges out and swats that for four

23.5

Perera to Smith, 1 run, length ball on the pads, not a great line from Perera, easily helped towards deep backward square leg

South Africa 97/2   GC Smith 52* (82b 5x4)

24.4

Herath to Smith, 1 run, shorter this time, on the pad, worked behind square leg

24.6

Herath to Smith, no run, a polite enquiry from Sanga whether that was lbw, 'not out,' says the umpire, that was heading down leg

South Africa 103/2   GC Smith 53* (84b 5x4)

25.3

Dilshan to Smith, no run, punched back towards the bowler by Smith

25.4

Dilshan to Smith, no run, nicely fielded by Dilshan, Smith tapped it wide to the bowler's right, Dilshan managed to scramble across to stop it

25.5

Dilshan to Smith, 1 run, eased to long-on for a single

South Africa 111/2   GC Smith 54* (87b 5x4)

26.3

Herath to Smith, 1 run, helped beyond square leg for one more

26.6

Herath to Smith, 1 run, just outside off, Smith rocks back and slaps the ball in front of point for a single

South Africa 116/2   GC Smith 56* (89b 5x4)

27.1

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps that to deep backward square leg

27.5

Senanayake to Smith, SIX, swatted powerfully by Smith, gets on one knee and slams that well in front of square for a big six, that was right off the middle

27.6

Senanayake to Smith, 3 runs, after the most powerful of sweeps, he now plays the most delicate of them, guided down towards fine leg by Smith

South Africa 127/2   GC Smith 66* (92b 5x4 1x6)

28.1

Herath to Smith, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, punched towards long-on

28.4

Herath to Smith, no run, full and on the pads, clipped towards midwicket

28.5

Herath to Smith, no run, once more it is full and on the leg stump, punched towards shortish midwicket, Dilshan dives to prevent the single

28.6

Herath to Smith, 1 run, helped down to long-on for one more to end the over

South Africa 131/2   GC Smith 68* (96b 5x4 1x6)

29.1

Senanayake to Smith, no run, spins away after pitching around off, Smith defends off the front foot towards point

29.2

Senanayake to Smith, no run, on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

29.3

Senanayake to Smith, no run, goes for the sweep and misses, lbw appeal, but was heading down leg

29.4

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, direct hit but Smith is safe, Smith pokes the ball towards point and takes off for the run, nearly collides with the bowler, Senanayake's life must have flashed before his eyes as he saw a bulldozing Smith charging towards him

South Africa 132/2   GC Smith 69* (100b 5x4 1x6)

30.2

Herath to Smith, 1 run, a low full toss is clubbed towards long-on for a single

30.4

Herath to Smith, no run, outside edge this time, Smith was looking to work it to the leg side, the ball dribbles behind point

30.5

Herath to Smith, 2 runs, down the track to get to the pitch, thumps it wide of long-on, immediately calls for two, de Villiers is really quick so he was always going to make it, the fielder realises that and throws to the keeper's end, a good throw as well, Smith just makes it before Sanga breaks the stumps

30.6

Herath to Smith, no run, defends it towards square leg

South Africa 138/2   GC Smith 72* (104b 5x4 1x6)

31.3

Malinga to Smith, FOUR, superb stroke from Smith, jumps away from leg stump to make room, then slices the ball behind backward point for four

31.4

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, length ball heading for middle and leg, punched towards midwicket

31.6

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped towards deep backward square leg to make it nine off the over

South Africa 147/2   GC Smith 78* (107b 6x4 1x6)

32.1

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, outside off, helped along towards third man

32.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, again Smith does that little jump which takes him beyond leg, the ball is outside off, Smith can't get bat on it

32.4

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, again a long way outside leg stump before the ball is delivered, Kula follows him, worked to midwicket for a single that brings up the 150

South Africa 150/2   GC Smith 80* (110b 6x4 1x6)

33.5

Malinga to Smith, no run, hurtling in just outside off, Smith works it towards point

33.6

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, works that to midwicket for one more, good over that for south Africa

South Africa 166/2   GC Smith 82* (112b 6x4 1x6)

34.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, a yorker and outside off, Smith had moved beyond leg stump once more, can't get across to that one, nicely done by Kula

34.4

Kulasekara to Smith, FOUR, this is a lightning outfield, Smith didn't time that flat-batted shot down the ground too well, still the ball eludes the chasing mid-on, for a change inside of moving beyond leg, Smith charges down the track to play that

34.5

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, nearly a run-out Smith pushes the ball towards extra cover and sets off, there was no run in that, straight at Dilshan, who had only one stump to aim at, Kula was back at the stumps ready to collect the throw, Dilshan goes for the direct hit though they seemed like there was enough time to throw it to the bowler, his throw misses, Smith survives

South Africa 176/2   GC Smith 87* (115b 7x4 1x6)

35.2

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, length ball on middle, swept firmly towards deep square leg

35.4

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, slugged towards deep midwicket

South Africa 181/2   GC Smith 89* (117b 7x4 1x6)

36.5

Herath to Smith, no run, defended towards cover by Smith

36.6

Herath to Smith, no run, length ball on the pads, Smith can't glance it away, that was heading down leg so there's no lbw appeal

South Africa 183/2   GC Smith 89* (119b 7x4 1x6)

37.2

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, sweeps it behind square leg

37.5

Senanayake to Smith, SIX, that'll help SA, Smith pulls off another meaty blow, over his favourite midwicket region, gets on one knee and slog-sweeps that into the crowd

37.6

Senanayake to Smith, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended down the track

South Africa 192/2   GC Smith 96* (122b 7x4 2x6)

38.2

Herath to Smith, no run, a length ball is worked towards mid-on

38.3

Herath to Smith, 1 run, "Two, two," says Smith as he pushes the ball towards long-off, can only get a single though

South Africa 194/2   GC Smith 97* (124b 7x4 2x6)

39.2

Senanayake to Smith, no run, Senanayake has a huge lbw appeal, after Smith goes for the sweep and is struck on the thigh pad, that hit him well outside off, Dilshan wonder whether to go for the review, decides against it

39.3

Senanayake to Smith, no run

39.4

Senanayake to Smith, no run

39.5

Senanayake to Smith, 2 runs, for a moment there, the crowd would have though Smith was going to miss his century, he slammed towards wide long-on, not with as much power as he would have liked, it bisects the two fielders though, and Smith is relieved

39.6

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, joy for Smith, an ODI century after a long time, he gets there with a nudge towards square leg, that's his first century since his epic in the Champions Trophy in 2009, these two innings should keep the critics at bay for a bit

South Africa 203/2   GC Smith 100* (129b 7x4 2x6)

40.1

Herath to Smith, 1 run, a reverse-paddle towards short third man, a tight single is taken

South Africa 204/2   GC Smith 101* (130b 7x4 2x6)

41.1

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, spins away after pitching well outside off, Smith still swipes that towards midwicket

41.3

Senanayake to Smith, SIX, pure power from Smith, a length ball, Smith makes some room, gets on one knee and clobbers that over midwicket for a flat, brutal six, the 150 stand is up

41.4

Senanayake to Smith, no run, Smith loves the leg side, this time he tries to paddle a ball way outside off towards fine leg

41.5

Senanayake to Smith, no run, now the reverse-sweep is botched, lots of fancy strokes being attempted here

41.6

Senanayake to Smith, SIX, reverts to the basics, get on one knee and thumps another length ball over midwicket, six more and South Africa in top gear here, again loads of power

South Africa 226/2   GC Smith 114* (135b 7x4 4x6)

42.2

Perera to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps, once more he attempts to work a ball outside off towards the leg side, this was a full toss, off the back of the bat this time and towards third man, lucky for Smith

42.6

Perera to Smith, 1 run, another low full toss, Smith is happy to push it to long-on for a single

South Africa 238/2   GC Smith 116* (137b 7x4 4x6)

43.1

Malinga to Smith, 1 run, full and outside off, Smith backing away, has to reach across to that one, helped down to third man

43.3

Malinga to Smith, FOUR, whoah, that was brutal from Smith, a pitched up ball is absolutely drilled past the bowler, through the bowler's legs, long-on was a spectator

43.4

Malinga to Smith, FOUR, now the familiar swipe to midwicket, even Malinga struggling to keep the runs down now, a slower one, short of length and outside off, the broad blade of Smith sends it flying over midwicket for another boundary

43.5

Malinga to Smith, no run, full ball heading for off stump, squeezed out towards mid-off

43.6

Malinga to Smith, no run, yorker on the stumps, dug out towards cover this time by Smith after making room

South Africa 248/2   GC Smith 125* (142b 9x4 4x6)

45.1

Malinga to Smith, OUT, taken, Chandimal pulls off a much tougher catch than the one Dilshan spilled previous over, a low full toss that Smith thumped towards midwicket, Chandimal leaps to pluck that overhead catch and end a crucial innings from Smith, who gets an ovation as he walks off

GC Smith c Chandimal b Malinga 125 (203m 143b 9x4 4x6) SR: 87.41

South Africa 256/3   GC Smith 125 (143b 9x4 4x6)
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Jan 22, 2012

South Africa celebrate with the series' trophy, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Johannesburg, January 22, 2012

South Africa celebrate with the series' trophy

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Jan 22, 2012

Sachithra Senanayake hit the six that won Sri Lanka the match, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Johannesburg, January 22, 2012

Sachithra Senanayake hit the six that won Sri Lanka the match

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