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   M Morkel 1-0-7-0

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   M Morkel 2-1-7-0

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   M Morkel 3-1-11-0

16.1

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, this rises from back of a length, not that much, but Sanga decided to duck, barely went over him

16.2

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball driven past extra cover to the sweeper

16.3

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

16.4

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 wide, the wides are back, this is short and a couple of feet down the leg side

16.4

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, worked away wristily but straight to midwicket

16.5

Morkel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, this shortish ball hurried into Sanga, but he swivelled quickly to pull through square leg, needed a sprint and a dive from Ingram in the deep to save what looked a certain boundary

16.6

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, another short ball, Sanga misses it this time, tried a half-hearted pull in the end

Sri Lanka 86/1   M Morkel 4-1-16-0

18.1

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, drives but does not time it too well, extra cover runs to his left to cut it off

18.2

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, a drive to mid on and a quick singe, throw misses, Sanga was in anyway

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

18.6

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down the track

Sri Lanka 90/1   M Morkel 5-1-18-0

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

20.2

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, gets on his toes and defends a back of a length ball

20.3

Morkel to Jayawardene, 1 run, 145.4 kph short ball close to off, Mahela was thinking about a pull initially, but decided to run it past gully

20.4

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, 146.8 kph now from Morkel, he is pounding in, short into Sanga who pulls it down to long leg

20.5

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, goodish length, pushed to cover

20.6

Morkel to Jayawardene, 1 run, short again, at Mahela's throat, he reacts late and quick, with a hook along the ground to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 96/2   M Morkel 6-1-21-1

31.1

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, starts full on off, is worked softly to mid on

31.2

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, defends a good length ball

31.3

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, tried steering a very short ball, it's come very slowly off the pitch, and Mahela's missed

31.4

Morkel to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, moves in after pitching good length outside off, Mahela shuffles across and nudges it fine

31.5

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, Sanga pushes but finds mid off

31.6

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball pulled away, but straight to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 159/2   M Morkel 7-1-22-1

33.1

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, he bowls a short of length delivery on off, the batsman defends it back down the pitch

33.2

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, slightly fuller this time, but Mahela drives it straight back to the bowler, who bends down in time to stop that

33.3

Morkel to Jayawardene, no run, ah! beats the bat this time! It was a length delivery just outside off, it comes in with the angle and then straightens to beat Mahela's defence

33.4

Morkel to Jayawardene, OUT, short ball this time and what have you done Mahela! He plays a nothing pull shot straight into the hands of the deep midwicket fielder. There was no power in that shot, wasn't a tough delivery either. It was just below chest high..Ah well

DPMD Jayawardene c Ingram b Morkel 42 (57m 51b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

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   M Morkel 8-2-22-2

41.1

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, guided to point

41.2

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves across and swats a pitched up ball, does not get hold of it, takes one to long on

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

41.5

Morkel to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched on leg, a silken drive along the ground to long on

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   M Morkel 9-2-25-2

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

43.4

Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, the contrast is stark, and disturbing for Sri Lanka, Sanga makes some room and goes as effortlessly as you can over extra cover

43.5

Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, now he goes over midwicket, slightly short slower one, and he is waiting with the full swing of the bat

43.6

Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, he walks outside off and tries to scoop it fine, Morkel sends it far down leg, but umpire Kettleborough does not wide it, too harsh, on the batsman, Sanga is not impressed

Sri Lanka 243/3   M Morkel 10-2-34-2
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Sri Lanka won by 128 runs
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Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 23, 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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