South Africa in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Sri Lanka won by 180 runs

0.1

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, slides it across, just short of good length, Tharanga leaves

0.2

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, much more bite now, zip and away shape from short of a length, left alone

0.3

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, right on middle stump now, again Morkel's typical short of driving length, defended

0.4

Morkel to Tharanga, 1 wide, line gone wrong this time, straight and down leg

0.4

Morkel to Tharanga, 1 wide, and again, shorter length, but further down the leg side too

0.4

Morkel to Tharanga, 1 wide, uh oh, this straight line is not working at all for Morne, he's pitched another way outside leg stump and it's three wides in a row

0.4

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, oh dear, Morkel's produced the edge first ball from the changed angle, Tharanga's gone for a drive to a full delivery, it's held its line enough to take the edge but Alviro at second slip has put down a straightforward catch

0.5

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, defended off an inside edge

0.6

Morkel to Tharanga, FOUR, Morkel's got to forget this over quick, he's angled it down the pads, and Tharanga's helped himself to four easy runs with a fine tickle

Sri Lanka 7/0   WU Tharanga 4* (6b 1x4)

1.2

Morris to Tharanga, no run, Morris avoids Morkel's fate, the wide hat-trick, left alone on the angle across the left-hander

1.3

Morris to Tharanga, no run, almost another wide, slanted across way outside off, just inside the marker

1.4

Morris to Tharanga, 1 wide, Morkel got a dropped catch the moment he changed the angle, Morris keeps the prevalent trend going with one more delivery down the leg side

1.4

Morris to Tharanga, 1 wide, hello, unbelievable, this went beyond funny some million wides ago, Morris straight, full and w-i-d-e outside off now

1.4

Morris to Tharanga, 1 run, not a wide, not a wide, full outside off, flashed behind point

Sri Lanka 13/0   WU Tharanga 5* (9b 1x4)

2.1

Morkel to Tharanga, no run

2.2

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off

2.3

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, couple of feet outside off, goodish length, not too much carry, left alone

2.4

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, much closer to off stump, about as close as he's got today, defended off the front foot

2.5

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, pitched up ball pushed to the bowler

2.6

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, widish, short of a length, left alone

Sri Lanka 19/0   WU Tharanga 5* (15b 1x4)

4.1

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, they seem to have weeded those wides out now, a bouncer just outside off comes to Tharanga, who ducks

4.2

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, pushed to the covers

4.3

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, lovely, this holds its line after pitching good length and draws Tharanga into a poke, beats him

4.4

Morkel to Tharanga, FOUR, whoa, cracker of a punch, good length on off, he's stayed in his crease, and drilled it between extra cover and mid off

4.5

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, reverts to back of a length, Tharanga rides it and plays it out to point

4.6

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, short of a good length, pushed away

Sri Lanka 27/1   WU Tharanga 9* (21b 2x4)

5.6

Morris to Tharanga, FOUR, that is too wide, that is Tharanga's zone, and he's cut it deliberately high in the air over covers

Sri Lanka 32/1   WU Tharanga 13* (22b 3x4)

6.2

McLaren to Tharanga, 1 run, steered down to square third man

Sri Lanka 34/1   WU Tharanga 14* (23b 3x4)

7.1

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, angled across to off stump, pushed to covers

7.2

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, comes down the track but only pushes it away

7.3

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, angled across again, just outside off, cut to point

7.4

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, slight turn down the leg side, would have been wide had he not tucked it to square leg

7.5

Peterson to Tharanga, FOUR, shot, Tharanga had been itching to jump out, Peterson gives it some air, Tharanga reaches the pitch and drills it past mid off

7.6

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, comes out again, too close to the pitch this time, and mishits to extra cover

Sri Lanka 38/1   WU Tharanga 18* (29b 4x4)

9.3

Peterson to Tharanga, 1 run

9.6

Peterson to Tharanga, no run, nudged to square leg

Sri Lanka 50/1   WU Tharanga 19* (31b 4x4)

10.2

McLaren to Tharanga, no run, length angled in, stays a shade low and hits him on the pad, headed down leg of course

10.3

McLaren to Tharanga, no run, bowled at middle from wide of the crease, good length again, blocked back

10.4

McLaren to Tharanga, no run, goes back of a length, Tharanga is surprised by the bounce, misses it, and is hit

10.5

McLaren to Tharanga, 1 run, follows up the shortish one with one pitched up for the drive, Tharanga is ready and his bat flows through the line, Peterson dives at cover

Sri Lanka 52/1   WU Tharanga 20* (35b 4x4)

11.1

Duminy to Tharanga, 2 runs, skiddy one staying low into the pads, pulled away square

11.2

Duminy to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted low full toss, Tharanga cannot place it wide of the sweeper

11.6

Duminy to Tharanga, 1 run, now Tharanga drives past cover to the sweeper, another single

Sri Lanka 57/1   WU Tharanga 24* (38b 4x4)

12.1

McLaren to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, misses a short of a length ball, is hit high on the pad, but is alert enough to respond to the non-striker for a leg-bye

12.4

McLaren to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga goes after a slower one pitched up, there is a thick edge, but there are no slips, and Ab's dive is futile

12.5

McLaren to Tharanga, 1 wide, tries to cut and misses

12.5

McLaren to Tharanga, 1 run, flashes a good length ball out to square third man

Sri Lanka 65/1   WU Tharanga 29* (41b 5x4)

13.1

Duminy to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga picks four more in his favourite region, feet wide apart and placing a cut behind point

13.2

Duminy to Tharanga, no run, defended off the front foot

13.3

Duminy to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up and straightening on the pad, nudged behind square

Sri Lanka 70/1   WU Tharanga 34* (44b 6x4)

14.5

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, flighted and comes on quicker to off stump, pushed back

14.6

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, drives to extra cover, who dives and parries it to mid off

Sri Lanka 76/1   WU Tharanga 34* (46b 6x4)

15.4

Duminy to Tharanga, no run, pushes a quicker length ball to extra cover

15.5

Duminy to Tharanga, no run, tosses it wider, Tharanga comes down but is too close to the pitch and pushes to extra cover

15.6

Duminy to Tharanga, FOUR, looked to come forward, saw it pitched flat and quick and widish, and remained in the crease to cut swiftly past point

Sri Lanka 81/1   WU Tharanga 38* (49b 7x4)

16.3

Morkel to Tharanga, 1 run, sharp, back of a length, into Tharanga, awkwardly worked square

Sri Lanka 83/1   WU Tharanga 39* (50b 7x4)

17.1

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run

17.2

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, comes out seeing some flight, but he is done in as it pitches much in front, has to play it out to leg

17.3

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, worked off the pad, straight to square leg

17.4

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, there is a shout for lbw as he misses a pull to one that didn;t get up at all, but that probably pitched outside leg, just outside, says the ball-tracker

17.5

Phangiso to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick run

Sri Lanka 87/1   WU Tharanga 40* (55b 7x4)

18.3

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, Morkel is sure there is an edge to the keeper, AB does not join in, Tharanga tried to ramp a short ball over the keeper, missed

18.4

Morkel to Tharanga, no run, 145 kph length ball does him for pace, he stabs it towards cover

18.5

Morkel to Tharanga, 1 run, short, into the body, Tharanga fends it onto the pitch and gets off strike

Sri Lanka 90/1   WU Tharanga 41* (58b 7x4)

19.1

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, some bounce on the pads, worked to square leg

19.2

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, tries to sweep a flighted ball on the pad, misses

19.3

Phangiso to Tharanga, no run, flighted full on middle and leg, Tharanga cannot beat midwicket

19.4

Phangiso to Tharanga, 1 run, Phangiso goes flying to his right but is only able to half-stop a push

19.6

Phangiso to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga seemed to have made up his mind early, walked down the pitch but wan't able to get much elevation as he tried to go over midwicket

Sri Lanka 93/1   WU Tharanga 43* (63b 7x4)

20.1

Morkel to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga's edged one too many this time, Morkel's bowled a good length ball from round the stumps, Tharanga was looking to guide it, and has instead played on off an inside edge

WU Tharanga b Morkel 43 (86m 64b 7x4 0x6) SR: 67.18

Sri Lanka 93/2   WU Tharanga 43 (64b 7x4)
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Jul 20, 2013

Sri Lanka players celebrate their win in the series opener, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 20, 2013

Sri Lanka players celebrate their win in the series opener

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Jul 20, 2013

Dinesh Chandimal is all smiles after his side's win, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 20, 2013

Dinesh Chandimal is all smiles after his side's win

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