Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 5th ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 22, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
22 January 2012 (50-over match)
3.5

Malinga to du Plessis, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, squeezed towards square leg

South Africa 11/1   F du Plessis 1* (1b)
4.3

Kulasekara to du Plessis, 1 run, full and on the pads, easy job helping it behind square leg

South Africa 14/1   F du Plessis 2* (2b)
5.1

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis is nonplussed by that one, short of length ball just outside off, not too much movement but du Plessis was still surprised by that one, looked to defend and is beaten

5.2

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, solidly defended towards cover this time

5.3

Malinga to du Plessis, 1 run, does du Plessis get a taste of his own medicine there? he pushes the ball towards midwicket and sets off for a very tight single, Lahiru Thirimanne is on to it quickly, diving to stop it and there's no delay in releasing the ball, a direct hit but du Plessis has made his ground by a couple of inches

5.5

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, guided to backward point once more, a loud call of 'Wait' and then 'No' as the batsmen decide there's no single

5.6

Malinga to du Plessis, no run, shorter this time, again no room outside off, pushed towards cover off the back foot

South Africa 16/1   F du Plessis 3* (7b)
7.1

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, pushes a gentle length ball towards point

7.2

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, walks across and outside the off stump, but gets too close to the line, tries to dab it away but there is point and a slip around

7.3

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, can't get the single again, dabs it towards slip

7.4

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, this time Angelo puts in some more effort in to the delivery, gets it to bounce and move away from back of a length, Faf has a flail and misses

7.5

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, he is not finding Angelo's deliveries gentle at all, this time he tries to run this length ball towards third man, but is beaten

7.6

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, point comes into play again as Faf pushes tentatively towards him, he's putting pressure on himself

South Africa 24/1   F du Plessis 3* (13b)
8.2

Kulasekara to du Plessis, no run, moves forward, opens the face, and finds point again, not that he was looking to do much with the delivery anyway

8.3

Kulasekara to du Plessis, no run, advances down the track but only ends up pushing this pitched up ball to extra cover

8.4

Kulasekara to du Plessis, no run, cannot work with the incoming angle for runs on the leg side, gets himself into some tangle as he gets outside the crease, this is becoming a struggle for Faf

8.5

Kulasekara to du Plessis, no run, he cannot step out now, is caught in the crease to one that nips back in, was going down leg

8.6

Kulasekara to du Plessis, no run, thwacked straight to mid on, finding no timing or footwork at the moment

South Africa 25/1   F du Plessis 3* (18b)
9.5

Mathews to du Plessis, 2 runs, Faf gets one away finally, not exactly off the middle of the bat as he charges down and looks to lift it over mid off, the bat turns in his hands and the ball goes high in the air and plonks down ultimately some feet inside the extra cover rope

9.6

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, this one takes off from a length and surprises Faf who was motioning forward, he fends it away awkwardly, looking unconvincing, extremely

South Africa 33/1   F du Plessis 5* (20b)
10.2

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, works this towards midwicket from outside off

10.6

Perera to du Plessis, 1 wide, grunts as he lets that delivery rip, too wide outside off

10.6

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, outside off once more, but not as wide, du Plessis shuffles across and flicks it towards midwicket

South Africa 38/1   F du Plessis 7* (22b)
11.1

Mathews to du Plessis, 1 wide, a bouncer from Mathews, called a wide

11.1

Mathews to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis looks to work that to the leg side, edges it almost all the way to the bowler, Mathews dives forward but the ball lands short of him

11.2

Mathews to du Plessis, 1 run, clipped behind square leg for a single this time

South Africa 40/1   F du Plessis 8* (24b)
12.1

Perera to du Plessis, no run, a confident on-the-up drive off the front foot, punched towards extra cover but the placement isn't great

12.2

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, well outside off, du Plessis throws his bat at the one, sends the ball scurrying towards deep point

12.4

Perera to du Plessis, 1 wide, too wide of the off stump

12.4

Perera to du Plessis, 2 runs, a bit of width this time, cracked behind point by du Plessis, Lahiru Thirmanne has fielded well today, he had plenty of ground to cover before cutting that off near the rope, South Africa's 50 comes up

12.5

Perera to du Plessis, 2 runs, firmly punched to the right of the bowler, Perera gets a hand on it to take the pace off, still time to take two as the ball rolls past mid-on

12.6

Perera to du Plessis, FOUR, outside off and that is slammed past sweeper cover for four by du Plessis, getting a move on now after his slow start

South Africa 57/1   F du Plessis 17* (29b 1x4)
13.5

Senanayake to du Plessis, no run, driven towards midwicket by du Plessis

13.6

Senanayake to du Plessis, no run, a hint of turn there for Senanayake, du Plessis works the ball towards midwicket, wants one but is sent back by Smith

South Africa 58/1   F du Plessis 17* (31b 1x4)
14.2

Dilshan to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball on the pads, played with soft hand towards square leg, that's the 50 stand between Smith and Faf

14.6

Dilshan to du Plessis, no run, defended to the leg side to end the over

South Africa 61/1   F du Plessis 18* (33b 1x4)
15.2

Senanayake to du Plessis, no run, spins in from a length, worked to square leg

15.3

Senanayake to du Plessis, 1 run, uses his wrists to steer the ball wide of backward square leg and gets a single

South Africa 63/1   F du Plessis 19* (35b 1x4)
16.1

Perera to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely hit from du Plessis, charges down the track and launches that length ball over long-off, crisply struck for four

16.2

Perera to du Plessis, no run, a low full toss, punched towards mid-off by du Plessis

16.3

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, too wide from Perera, slapped towards sweeper cover by du Plessis

South Africa 70/1   F du Plessis 24* (38b 2x4)
17.1

Senanayake to du Plessis, OUT, Senanayake takes his first wicket in ODIs, du Plessis again shuffles down the track, lofts the ball towards long-on, taking the fielder on, he fails to clear him, not enough power to clear Mathews, who calmly collects that after initially moving the wrong way, that's his second catch of the game, that struck the inside-half of du Plessis' bat

F du Plessis c Mathews b Senanayake 24 (66m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

South Africa 70/2   F du Plessis 24 (39b 2x4)
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