South Africa in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Sri Lanka won by 180 runs

33.5

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot

33.6

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, this one is a good short ball! Doesn't get up too much, but is aimed at the body. The batsman arches back to get out of the way

Sri Lanka 167/3   HDRL Thirimanne 0* (2b)

34.2

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, cuts in front of square, there is a misfield from Petersen running across

34.4

Duminy to Thirimanne, no run, leans forward to push to cover

34.5

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne has escaped, he's tried to play the slog sweep, hasn't found any timing, but the ball's landed safely in front of deep square leg, and out of the reach of the men running after it from inside the circle

Sri Lanka 171/3   HDRL Thirimanne 2* (5b)

35.1

McLaren to Thirimanne, no run, starts with one in the blockhole just outside off, and Thirimanne can only dig it out

35.2

McLaren to Thirimanne, no run, length ball whipped off the pad but can;t beat square leg

35.3

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 run, overpitched, on the pads again, clipped to deep square

Sri Lanka 172/3   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (8b)

36.1

Morris to Thirimanne, 1 run, just outside off, back of a length, guided to third man

36.4

Morris to Thirimanne, no run, gets away with a short ball down the leg side as Thirimanne pulls it on the bounce to short fine leg

36.5

Morris to Thirimanne, no run, slower one on a tight length right on off stump, he misses with the dab

36.6

Morris to Thirimanne, 2 runs, gets outside leg stump and scythes a pitched up delivery past point's dive, but the sweeper gets around

Sri Lanka 180/3   HDRL Thirimanne 6* (12b)

37.2

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 run, walks and stands outside off before the ball is delivered, gets it thereabouts and works it square on leg

37.6

McLaren to Thirimanne, no run, now Thirimanne shuffles outside leg, gets a full toss but pushes it to extra cover

Sri Lanka 183/3   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (14b)

39.2

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 run, he moves outside off stump, it arrives full, he is just able to get some bat down to send it to fine leg

Sri Lanka 205/3   HDRL Thirimanne 8* (15b)

40.3

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne meanwhile escapes with a thick inside edge past the stumps as he is caught in ht crease to one that comes in

40.5

Duminy to Thirimanne, no run, he drives off the front foot, finds extra cover

40.6

Duminy to Thirimanne, no run, he floats it full and wide, Thirimanne attacks it, mishits it totally to the bowler

Sri Lanka 225/3   HDRL Thirimanne 9* (18b)

41.3

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, backs away to leg, Morkel bowls a yorker outside off, Thirimanne misses

41.4

Morkel to Thirimanne, 1 run, gets a short ball into the body and off the front foot, mishits a pull that loops in the air over square leg

41.6

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, around the blockhole once again, on off stump, he waits and guides it behind point, whose dive saves the single

Sri Lanka 228/3   HDRL Thirimanne 10* (21b)

42.4

Duminy to Thirimanne, no run, punched straight to extra cover, the struggle continues

42.5

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, walks out and pushes in the air to midwicket

Sri Lanka 234/3   HDRL Thirimanne 11* (23b)

43.1

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, he heaves at a length ball angled in to him, and misses, the ball bounces over the stumps

43.2

Morkel to Thirimanne, no run, uh oh, this is more than a struggle now, he's hurting Sri Lanka now, tries to run a slower one to third man, can;t connect again

43.3

Morkel to Thirimanne, 1 run, Morkel follows up with a ripping yorker, Thirimanne finally gets off strike, guiding it to third man

Sri Lanka 235/3   HDRL Thirimanne 12* (26b)

44.1

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, he jumps out, JP goes wide, Thirimanne reaches out and drives to the sweeper

44.6

Duminy to Thirimanne, 1 run, he is still not timing it, what must be going through his mind seeing the legend go bonkers at the other end, comes down the track, manages a thick inside edge square to leg

Sri Lanka 260/3   HDRL Thirimanne 14* (28b)

45.1

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 leg bye, he went outside leg, but McLaren followed him with a full one, Thirimanne can;t get bat to ball, but gets off strike as the ball rolls to leg

45.3

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 run, slower short ball, Thirimanne dabs it in the air, but there's not much behind the stroke, and third man gets around

45.5

McLaren to Thirimanne, 1 run, yet another yorker, fine over this, Thirimanne opens the face as he brings bat down on it

Sri Lanka 265/3   HDRL Thirimanne 16* (31b)

46.1

Morris to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne gets off strike early with a single to point off a full delivery

Sri Lanka 271/3   HDRL Thirimanne 17* (32b)

47.3

McLaren to Thirimanne, OUT, Thirimanne's contribution will stay 17, he's heaved a full toss to midwicket, hopefully he doesn't allow this innings to dent his confidence

HDRL Thirimanne c Peterson b McLaren 17 (68m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.51

Sri Lanka 290/4   HDRL Thirimanne 17 (33b)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 128 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele - Jul 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele - Jul 26, 2013
South Africa won by 56 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 23, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 20, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 180 runs
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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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