Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

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

10.1

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

10.2

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

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

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   NLTC Perera 1-0-5-0

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

12.3

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

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   NLTC Perera 2-0-16-0

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

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   NLTC Perera 3-0-21-0

18.1

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

18.2

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, de Villiers guides that towards third man for a single, he's off the mark

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

18.4

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, keeps it close to off, de Villiers stays in the crease and works it behind square leg 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

18.6

Perera to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers shows his class early on, a big stride forward before unleashing an eye-catching cover drive, the timing was spot-on, sends the ball through the in-field but not past an alert Thirimanne on the boundary

South Africa 78/2   NLTC Perera 4-0-28-0

23.1

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, waits for the ball outside off, uses its pace to guide it to third man

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

23.6

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, once more de Villiers helps the ball along to third man for one, that's a shot both he and Amla uses very well in one-dayers

South Africa 98/2   NLTC Perera 5-0-37-0

42.1

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide, de Villiers guides that towards sweeper cover for a single

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

42.3

Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, goes for the back of the hand slower ball, ends up as a high full toss, thanks a lot say AB as he murders that behind square leg for four

42.4

Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, Perera having trouble landing the ball here, de Villiers having no trouble sending it to the boundary, it was another high full toss, de Villiers thumps that wide of extra cover for four more, timing and placement there

42.5

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, thrashes this full ball towards long-on, only a single this time

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   NLTC Perera 6-0-49-0

48.1

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, Perera begins with a low full toss outside off, slapped towards midwicket

48.2

Perera to JA Morkel, 1 run, a low full toss outside off, punched towards long-off

48.3

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, another low full toss, wider outside off, thrashed towards long-off for one more

48.4

Perera to JA Morkel, OUT, Albie is run-out, not much of a celenbration from the Sri Lankans, full and on the stumps, Albie thrashes it towards midwicket, Dilshan fields, reaslises this time he doesn't need to get the direct hit, throws it to Perera who runs out Albie

JA Morkel run out 18 (17m 11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 163.63

48.5

Perera to de Villiers, SIX, utterly stunning batting from AB, he's hardly on the pitch when he plays this shot, it was full and several feet outside off, AB has somehow managed to get even wider than that delivery and then scoops it for six over fine leg, toying with the bowling here, falls over as he plays that but he still connects well enough, awesome!

48.6

Perera to de Villiers, SIX, and just to show that it was no fluke, he does it again! can't blame the bowler when he comes up against batting like this, South Africa's 300 is up

South Africa 301/4   NLTC Perera 7-0-64-0
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Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London - Jan 14, 2012
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South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
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Photos

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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