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)
1.1

Malinga to Petersen, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended to the leg side by Petersen

1.2

Malinga to Petersen, no run, short of length ball, on middle stump, tucked to square leg

1.3

Malinga to Petersen, no run, beaten outside off, Petersen is sucked towards that short of ball pitching outside off, tentative

1.4

Malinga to Petersen, 1 run, Petersen's off the mark by guiding the ball towards deep backward point

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   SL Malinga 1-0-2-0
3.1

Malinga to Petersen, FOUR, gorgeous front-foot drive from Petersen, on-the-up, the ball was moving away a hint, Petersen strides forward and punches it through extra cover

3.2

Malinga to Petersen, 1 run, a touch fuller, on the pads this time, clipped to square leg for a single

3.3

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

3.4

Malinga to Petersen, OUT, Malinga gets the breakthrough, short of length ball, Petersen decides to play that off the front foot, the ball moves away a hint, Petersen pokes at it, the outside edge results, a good low catch by Mathews at first slip

AN Petersen c Mathews b Malinga 6 (16m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

3.5

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

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   SL Malinga 2-0-10-1
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

5.4

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

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   SL Malinga 3-0-12-1
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   SL Malinga 4-0-14-1
31.1

Malinga to de Villiers, no run, a length ball, de Villiers mistimes a drive to mid-on

31.2

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers glides this one towards third man for one more

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

31.5

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 wide, a bouncer just outside off, too high from Malinga

31.5

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, slower offcutter, dropped towards cover for a single

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   SL Malinga 5-0-23-1
33.1

Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR, slow bouncer on leg stump from Malinga, good delivery that but even better by AB, he was taken by surprise by the lack of pace on it, but then he waited for the ball and pulled it behind square leg for four, didn't try to power that one, just guided it

33.2

Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR, four more, de Villiers skips beyond leg like Smith has so often today, makes the room to a fullish ball just outside off, drives that through extra cover for four

33.3

Malinga to de Villiers, no run, this is turning out to be a superb contest, AB again moves beyond leg, Malinga fires it wider outside off, not so far away from the stumps to be called a wide but far enough to evade de Villiers

33.4

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point for a single

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   SL Malinga 6-0-34-1
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

43.2

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, looks to paddle this one, can't connect well, off the bat and on to the pads, then towards square leg

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   SL Malinga 7-0-43-1
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

45.2

Malinga to JA Morkel, 1 run, a yorker on middle stump, a bit of an inside-edge towards square leg

45.3

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, a low full toss outside off, helped towards long-on for a single

45.4

Malinga to JA Morkel, FOUR, a full toss on the pads, easy put away for Albie, flicked towards midwicket for four

45.5

Malinga to JA Morkel, 1 run, full and outside off, guided down to third man for one more

45.6

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball from Malinga, keeps it full and on off stump, worked towards square leg for a single

South Africa 264/3   SL Malinga 8-0-51-2
47.1

Malinga to de Villiers, SIX, smash! sensational way to bring up your hundred, take a bow AB! his 12th ODI century, Malinga is one of the finest limited-overs bowlers around, de villiers doesn't care, slams that over midwicket, a clean strike sends that into the crowd

47.2

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run

47.3

Malinga to JA Morkel, FOUR, short of length ball from Malinga, Albie gets a big stride in and slams that wide of long-on for four, not been the best of days for Malinga this

47.4

Malinga to JA Morkel, 1 run, better from Malinga, a yorker outside off, squeezed towards backward point, Thirimanne fires it in at the bowler's end, he misses what could have been a run-out, possibility of an over throw as the ball goes towards long-on, but the batsmen had run too far beyond the crease

47.5

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, a full ball is thumped back towards Malinga, who does well to get a hand on it, fields well but then concedes an overthrow as he attempts to fling down the stumps at the bowler's end

47.6

Malinga to JA Morkel, FOUR, poor ball to finish the over, full and on the pads, helped along to deep backward square leg for four

South Africa 286/3   SL Malinga 9-0-68-2
49.1

Malinga to Duminy, FOUR, not quite where he wanted to hit that, thick outside edge towards third man for four

49.2

Malinga to Duminy, 1 run

49.3

Malinga to de Villiers, no run, full and outside off, AB looks to thrash that over long-on, can't connect

49.4

Malinga to de Villiers, no run, another dot ball, full and outside off, AB was skipping beyond leg, can't reach it

49.5

Malinga to de Villiers, 2 runs, yorker outside off, forces it just past the bowler and down to long-on, Duminy always wanted two, pushes AB for the second

49.6

Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR, a huge cheer as the final ball goes for four, AB shows he can do it against Malinga as well, full and outside off, once more AB journeys almost to the edge of the pitch and then dinks the ball to fine leg

South Africa 312/4   SL Malinga 10-0-79-2
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