Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v Sri Lanka

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

9.6

Tsotsobe to Tharanga, OUT, sensational catch from Duminy, Tharanga was looking in great touch here, he's gone for 46 though, Tsotsobe sends in the slower one, Tharanga looks to slice that, off a thick outside edge, the ball swirls over cover, Duminy runs with his back towards the pitch, and then dives forward to pluck the ball even as it fell over his shoulder, South Africa needed something special to end that opening stand

WU Tharanga c Duminy b Tsotsobe 46 (46m 39b 7x4 1x6) SR: 117.94

Sri Lanka 72/1   TM Dilshan 20* (21b 3x4)   LL Tsotsobe 3-0-26-1

18.6

Tsotsobe to Dilshan, OUT, Tsotsobe has struck, a short ball just outside off, inches outside off actually, Dilshan looks to glide that to third man, gets a bottom edge, carries nicely through to de Villiers, is that the last innings by captain Dilshan?

TM Dilshan c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe 41 (88m 49b 5x4 0x6) SR: 83.67

Sri Lanka 119/2   KC Sangakkara 20* (26b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 5-0-34-2

29.5

Parnell to Chandimal, OUT, this time the cute dab cost Chandimal his wicket, a short ball angling in, Chandimal wanted to get it to third man though there was no room to play that shot, a thin top edge to the keeper, Sri Lanka lose their third

LD Chandimal c †de Villiers b Parnell 20 (54m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka 175/3   KC Sangakkara 52* (57b 5x4)   WD Parnell 7.5-0-46-1

44.2

Duminy to Sangakkara, OUT, gone, JP Duminy isn't the most dangerous of bowlers, but he has got the big breakthrough, he drops the ball a bit short, Sanga wanted to power Duminy out of the park last over as well, this time he ends up chipping it to long-off, Peterson hangs on to the catch

KC Sangakkara c Peterson b Duminy 102 (163m 97b 10x4 0x6) SR: 105.15

Sri Lanka 275/4   HDRL Thirimanne 47* (47b 4x4)   JP Duminy 5.1-0-36-1

46.2

Parnell to Mathews, OUT, the end of Mathews, a full toss above the knee height, Mathews was looking to hit that down the ground, ends up chipping it to short cover, where Peterson takes another catch, surely Sri Lanka can't mess this up now?

AD Mathews c Peterson b Parnell 6 (11m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Sri Lanka 294/5   HDRL Thirimanne 60* (54b 6x4)   WD Parnell 9.2-0-49-2

48.6

Duminy to Perera, OUT, forget yorkers, start practising your high full tosses, Duminy sends one of those, Perera looks to end the game in style with a smash over midwicket, he can't get it far enough, the best fielder in the game, du Plessis, pouches that easily, Dilshan and sangakkara signalling a no-ball in the dressing room, umpire signals nothing, that looked to be at an acceptable height

NLTC Perera c du Plessis b Duminy 2 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 307/6   HDRL Thirimanne 69* (62b 7x4)   JP Duminy 6.5-0-44-2

49.1

Peterson to Kulasekara, OUT, the Joburg crowd yell in delight as Nuwan is bowled first ball, making room and looking to hit that over extra cover, he misses Peterson hits, that crashes into middle and leg, Peterson is ecstatic, six needed off five

KMDN Kulasekara b Peterson 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 307/7   HDRL Thirimanne 69* (62b 7x4)   RJ Peterson 6.1-0-31-1

49.3

Peterson to Thirimanne, OUT, oh Sri Lanka, this is ridiculous, a short of length ball from Peterson, slightly quicker, Thirimanne charges out and looks hit that through the off, an outside edge carries nicely to Albie Morkel at short third man, Sanga and Dilshan look very tense in the dressing room

HDRL Thirimanne c JA Morkel b Peterson 69 (100m 63b 7x4 0x6) SR: 109.52

Sri Lanka 308/8   HMRKB Herath 1* (1b)   RJ Peterson 6.3-0-32-2
Series Results
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg - Jan 22, 2012
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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