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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-1-2-0

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

4.3

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-1-4-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-12-0

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-13-0

21.1

Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, a length ball is punched towards mid-off, the bottom hand comes off the bat as de Villiers plays that

21.2

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, 'yes, yes, yes, yes,' is the early call after de Villiers glides the ball towards short third man

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-14-0

32.1

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

32.2

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide, thumped towards sweeper cover off the front foot

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

32.5

Kulasekara to de Villiers, FOUR, outrageous shot from de Villiers, that was wide of off stump, fullish slow ball, de Villiers gets his front leg across before bending and dinking the ball over his shoulder and towards fine leg, not quite the Dilscoop but not a conventional stroke either

32.6

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, initially looked to repeat the stroke before changing his mind and dropping the ball towards cover

South Africa 155/2   KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-22-0

34.1

Kulasekara to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers falls over as he plays that but still gets enough power behind it to get a boundary, it was wide outside off stump, full ball, de Villiers had a long way to reach across, he thumps it past extra cover to being up yet another half-century

34.2

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, doesn't time this too well, thrashes it towards sweeper cover

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

34.6

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, a wide full toss, de Villiers flays it towards third man, thick outside edge that

South Africa 177/2   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-33-0

44.1

Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, dropped that was pretty poor from Dilshan, a length ball is struck by AB to extra cover, Dilshan didn't have to move, around shoulder height as well, likely to prove costly that

44.2

Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, slapped firmly to point by de Villiers

44.3

Kulasekara to de Villiers, no run, third dot ball in a row, a slower full ball outside off, de Villiers looks to swipe that to midwicket but misses

44.4

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 2 runs, outrageous batting from de Villiers, falls over as he attempts a paddle, that was slow and full and at least two feet outside off stump, de Villiers bends and the nhas to wait for the ball to arrive, somehow manages to get it down to fine leg

44.5

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 2 runs, no trouble with the timing or amount of contact on that one, thrashed down the ground, long-on does well to stop that

44.6

Kulasekara to de Villiers, FOUR, long-on can do nothing to stop this one though, a poor delivery to end a what had been good over, a hit-me full toss, AB hits it, clobbers it towards the sightscreen for four, and he's into his nineties

South Africa 256/2   KMDN Kulasekara 9-1-41-0

46.1

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, swings a short of length ball towards square leg for a single

46.2

Kulasekara to JA Morkel, no run, good ball from Kula, a yorker just outside off, blocked by Albie

46.3

Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, full ball just outside off, Albie sweeps it towards midwicket

46.4

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, AB looks to thrash it through the off side, not timed too well, the ball rolls towards cover

46.5

Kulasekara to JA Morkel, 1 run, full and wide outside off, steers it towards backward point, should have been a dot ball but Senanayake shies at the stumps and he misses, gives away an overthrow

46.6

Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length ball is scythed over cover for a single, he moves on to 97, end of a good spell from Kula

South Africa 269/3   KMDN Kulasekara 10-1-46-0
Series Results
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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 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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