Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

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

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

South Africa 8/0   AN Petersen 5* (5b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.1-0-6-0

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

South Africa 20/1   GC Smith 11* (24b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.2-1-8-0

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

South Africa 24/1   GC Smith 15* (27b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.5-1-12-0

9.1

Mathews to Smith, FOUR, Smith finds some runs for South Africa, charges out, and lifts Angelo over extra cover

South Africa 30/1   GC Smith 20* (30b 3x4)   AD Mathews 1.1-1-5-0

11.6

Mathews to Smith, FOUR, another heave, again not perfect, gets him a boundary nonetheless, the timing was completely off on that as Smith looked to slug a shortish ball from outside off to midwicket, enough brute force on that to send it to the rope

South Africa 46/1   GC Smith 29* (41b 4x4)   AD Mathews 3-1-16-0

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)   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

South Africa 69/1   F du Plessis 23* (36b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 2.1-0-20-0

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

South Africa 96/2   GC Smith 51* (81b 5x4)   NLTC Perera 4.4-0-35-0

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

South Africa 143/2   GC Smith 76* (105b 6x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 4.3-0-19-1

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

South Africa 154/2   AB de Villiers 37* (41b 1x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 6.5-1-21-0

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

South Africa 159/2   AB de Villiers 42* (43b 2x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 5.1-0-27-1

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

South Africa 163/2   AB de Villiers 46* (44b 3x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 5.2-0-31-1

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

South Africa 170/2   AB de Villiers 51* (47b 4x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.1-1-26-0

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

South Africa 175/2   GC Smith 86* (114b 7x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.4-1-31-0

38.4

Herath to de Villiers, FOUR, stunning from AB, not too far from off stump that ball, an arm ball, de Villiers makes room and stylishly dispatches that behind point, timing + placement

South Africa 198/2   AB de Villiers 63* (62b 5x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 7.4-0-33-0

40.6

Herath to de Villiers, FOUR, more innovation from Smith, a vertical sweep from de Villiers, sends the ball racing past short fine leg for four

South Africa 212/2   AB de Villiers 73* (70b 6x4 1x6)   HMRKB Herath 9-0-43-0

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

South Africa 232/2   AB de Villiers 79* (73b 7x4 1x6)   NLTC Perera 5.3-0-43-0

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

South Africa 236/2   AB de Villiers 83* (74b 8x4 1x6)   NLTC Perera 5.4-0-47-0

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

South Africa 244/2   GC Smith 121* (139b 8x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 6.3-0-39-1

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

South Africa 248/2   GC Smith 125* (140b 9x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 6.4-0-43-1

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   AB de Villiers 92* (82b 9x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 9-1-41-0

45.4

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

South Africa 262/3   JA Morkel 5* (2b 1x4)   SL Malinga 7.4-0-49-2

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

South Africa 280/3   JA Morkel 12* (7b 2x4)   SL Malinga 8.3-0-62-2

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   JA Morkel 17* (9b 3x4)   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

South Africa 305/4   JP Duminy 4* (1b 1x4)   SL Malinga 9.1-0-72-2

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   AB de Villiers 125* (98b 10x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 10-0-79-2
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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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