South Africa in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Sri Lanka won by 180 runs

6.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, shot, Sanga's cut this so hard, it's spilled out of point's hands, possibly some bad bounce as well

6.2

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

6.3

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, moving across and ending on off stump, good length, defended

6.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, slanted widish across the left-hander

6.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, ends outside off stump with the back foot as he shuffles across and lets another one go

6.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off stump, Sanga is there with the shuffle, and pushes to cover, not getting the single though

Sri Lanka 34/1   R McLaren 1-0-2-0

8.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, good length around off, pushed away

8.2

McLaren to Sangakkara, 2 runs, that didn;t look like he'd got much on it, but the ball's raced pats midwicket as Sanga works it from outside off

8.3

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, picture perfect, knee bent, on the ground, lovely followthrough, crisp drive, straight to extra cover

8.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, drives again, but with lesser power and to cover now

8.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer on leg stump, ducked under

8.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, short again, further down leg, not getting up much, Sanga has a boundary for the taking, but he does not time the pull, and it rolls fine

Sri Lanka 41/1   R McLaren 2-0-5-0

10.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, what is it with the South African pacers today, now McLaren starts with a length ball down the pads, and is whipped away to fine leg

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

10.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run

Sri Lanka 52/1   R McLaren 3-0-7-0

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

12.2

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, punched nicely but straight to extra cover

12.3

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, worked off a thick inside edge behind square

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

12.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, good length, no room, played out in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 65/1   R McLaren 4-0-14-0

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

35.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, he is staying leg side to the left-handers, Sanga can't bat on this one

35.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, one more down the pads, and again it hits them as Sanga misses with the flick, AB's lob is wayward, but bowler ensures no run conceded

35.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, this was coming, he;s been on the pads all along this over, this is a full toss now, and Sanga is not missing out three times in a row, short fine leg watches it go past

Sri Lanka 176/3   R McLaren 5-0-19-0

37.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, starts outside off now on a good length, is driven powerfully but extra cover's in the way

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

37.3

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, backs away but misses the cut, it was slow and back of a length

37.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, makes room once more and heaves, mishits it weakly to mid on

37.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, he is backing away to leg consistently, bowler follows him this time with a short one, is pulled to deep square leg, who fumbles but recovers quickly

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   R McLaren 6-0-22-0

39.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, slow, dragged to deep square leg

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

39.3

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, wide and full, Sanga reaches for it but misses

39.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga's clattering them all around now, this is a slower ball, but is sitting up wide and shortish, Sanga waits and slaps it over the covers

39.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, SIX, outstanding timing, Sanga keeps hitting them, pitched up on leg, and he flows into a lofted shot over midwicket, it clears the boundary by some distance

39.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 wide, short slower one gone wrong down leg

39.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched on leg, he makes some room, drills it to long on

Sri Lanka 217/3   R McLaren 7-0-36-0

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

45.2

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, after about a millenium, he mistimes one to long on even as he makes room outside 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

45.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, top delivery, Sanga gets a yorker angled in to leg stump, gets some bat on it, they go for the single, AB dives and lows, misses, Thirimanne would have been gone had he hit

45.5

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

45.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, gone this time, uh oh, wait, umpire Kettleborough is calling a no-ball, even as McLaren has hit the stumps on the full after Sanga walked outside off and missed the scoop

45.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga connects this time, walking outside off again, the ball is full at his pads, but he gets the bat down in time, and fine leg messes up at the boundary

Sri Lanka 270/3   R McLaren 8-0-45-0

47.1

McLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, he goes outside leg, they follow him, he pulls, into the gap at deep midwicket

47.2

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, follows him again with a full delivery, this time it is a single to midwicket

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

47.4

McLaren to Sangakkara, no run, moving several feet outside leg, swings the bat and the thick edge goes on the bounce to short third man

47.5

McLaren to Sangakkara, 2 runs, charges out and heaves, it loops over midwicket and Perera races for the second

47.6

McLaren to Sangakkara, 1 run, he might as well be playing a T20, another walk outside off, another meaty connection to the lap shot

Sri Lanka 293/4   R McLaren 9-0-53-1

49.1

McLaren to Perera, FOUR, full and wide, but Perera's swinging blade reaches it, and it disappears over point

49.2

McLaren to Perera, FOUR, boom, overpitched on middle, and Perera cracks it over the infield to the wide long off rope

49.3

McLaren to Perera, 1 run, went short into the left-hander, Perera swivelled and pulled very hard, but fine leg is there

49.4

McLaren to Chandimal, 1 run, high full toss pushed to long on, and Chandimal is off the mark on captaincy debut

49.5

McLaren to Perera, no run, yorker, leg stump, Perera digs it back

49.6

McLaren to Perera, SIX, misses the length, it is full, and Perera has sent it soaring miles over long on with a massive golf swing

Sri Lanka 320/5   R McLaren 10-0-69-1
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Sri Lanka won by 128 runs
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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
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Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 20, 2013
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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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