Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

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

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

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   SMSM Senanayake 1-0-1-0

15.1

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

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

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   SMSM Senanayake 2-0-5-0

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

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

17.4

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, a length ball outside off, worked towards midwicket

17.5

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, gets the leading edge as he closes the face too early

17.6

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, spins in towards legstump, edged on to the pad and the ball runs towards short fine

South Africa 71/2   SMSM Senanayake 3-0-6-1

27.1

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

27.2

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, a bit of an edge sends the ball towards midwicket

27.3

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, punched back to the bowler

27.4

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, Senanayake flights it once more, spins in a touch, worked towards mid-on for a single

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   SMSM Senanayake 4-0-17-1

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

29.5

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run

29.6

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed towards long-off for a single to end the over

South Africa 133/2   SMSM Senanayake 5-0-19-1

35.1

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, Senanayake bowls the final over of the Powerplay, reverse-sweep towards point

35.2

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

35.3

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, Sanga was convinced that was lbw, the bowler hardly appealed, seemed to be too high, that one spun in from outside off, struck AB in front of middle

35.4

Senanayake to Smith, 1 run, slugged towards deep midwicket

35.5

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, charges down and tries to hammer it over the leg side, misses an struck on the pads

35.6

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, works it to square leg for a single, that's a good over from Senanayake

South Africa 182/2   SMSM Senanayake 6-0-23-1

37.1

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run

37.2

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

37.3

Senanayake to de Villiers, no run, SA losing a bit of momentum here, de Villiers defends this towards the bowler

37.4

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide, slapped off the back foot behind point

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   SMSM Senanayake 7-0-32-1

39.1

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball just outside off, defended to the off side for a single that brings up South Africa's 200

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   SMSM Senanayake 8-0-36-1

41.1

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

41.2

Senanayake to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers has been looking to reverse-sweep the ball powerfully over backward point several times now, again it doesn't come off, an edge towards cover

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   SMSM Senanayake 9-0-50-1
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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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