South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Jul 20, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 180 runs
20 July 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

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)   M Morkel 1-0-7-0

Morris to Dilshan, FOUR, this is not a wide, but it has provided too much width all the same to Dilshan, and he's smashed it through the covers

Sri Lanka 19/0   TM Dilshan 6* (3b 1x4)   CH Morris 1-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 27/1   WU Tharanga 9* (19b 2x4)   M Morkel 2.4-1-11-0

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)   CH Morris 3-0-20-1

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

Sri Lanka 38/1   WU Tharanga 18* (28b 4x4)   RJ Peterson 0.5-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 63/1   WU Tharanga 28* (40b 5x4)   R McLaren 3.4-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 69/1   WU Tharanga 33* (42b 6x4)   JP Duminy 1.1-0-9-0

Phangiso to Sangakkara, FOUR, turning down the pad, Sanga's got some bat on it, AB' was moving to his right but he really had no chance

Sri Lanka 75/1   KC Sangakkara 20* (35b 1x4 1x6)   AM Phangiso 0.3-0-4-0

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)   JP Duminy 3-0-16-0

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely, Sanga got a pitched up ball around off, but his shuffle allowed him to place the drive past mid on's dive

Sri Lanka 108/2   KC Sangakkara 35* (54b 2x4 1x6)   CH Morris 4-0-28-1

Phangiso to Jayawardene, FOUR, much quicker but again some width and Mahela is ready, feet wide apart and placing a sharper cut between the same two men

Sri Lanka 116/2   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (17b 1x4)   AM Phangiso 4.5-0-21-0

Morris to Jayawardene, FOUR, whoa, Mahela's succeeded with the slog, he's picked this length delivery from well outside off and smashed it in the air, but to mid on's left

Sri Lanka 128/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (26b 2x4)   CH Morris 5.2-0-36-1

Morris to Jayawardene, FOUR, more runs, they have overdone the short ball to Mahela, he's again fetched it from outside off and pulled over midwicket, no one in the deep there

Sri Lanka 132/2   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (27b 3x4)   CH Morris 5.3-0-40-1

Peterson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela executes the lofted drive over extra cover to perfection, splitting the gap between long off and the sweeper

Sri Lanka 164/2   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (46b 4x4)   RJ Peterson 4.2-0-27-0

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   KC Sangakkara 63* (85b 3x4 2x6)   R McLaren 5-0-19-0

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, this time he makes the connection he wanted, it is overpitched on the stumps, his front leg is out of the way and a clean swing has it disappearing past extra cover

Sri Lanka 188/3   KC Sangakkara 70* (92b 4x4 2x6)   CH Morris 7.1-0-50-1

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, short ball, leg side, Sanga pulls to the fine leg boundary

Sri Lanka 198/3   KC Sangakkara 80* (94b 5x4 3x6)   CH Morris 7.3-0-60-1

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, another boundary, Morris pitches it up this time, staying leg side again, and Sanga plays a lovely lofted drive over midwicket

Sri Lanka 202/3   KC Sangakkara 84* (95b 6x4 3x6)   CH Morris 7.4-0-64-1

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

Sri Lanka 209/3   KC Sangakkara 90* (100b 7x4 3x6)   R McLaren 6.4-0-28-0

Duminy to Sangakkara, FOUR, that will do, Sanga blasts his way to his 16th ODI century with a dismissive pull past long on to a half tracker, 35 off his last 12, super acceleration

Sri Lanka 222/3   KC Sangakkara 101* (103b 8x4 4x6)   JP Duminy 4.1-0-25-0

Duminy to Sangakkara, FOUR, sweeps from outside off, beats square leg's dive and picks up four more

Sri Lanka 232/3   KC Sangakkara 109* (109b 9x4 4x6)   JP Duminy 5.1-0-32-0

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

Sri Lanka 239/3   KC Sangakkara 114* (113b 10x4 4x6)   M Morkel 9.4-2-30-2

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

Sri Lanka 243/3   KC Sangakkara 118* (114b 11x4 4x6)   M Morkel 9.5-2-34-2

Duminy to Sangakkara, FOUR, as palpably as Thirimanne is struggling to pick them, Sanga is finding gaps with insane consistency, now he picks it from outside off and slog-sweeps to the deep midwicket boundary

Sri Lanka 248/3   KC Sangakkara 122* (116b 12x4 4x6)   JP Duminy 6.2-0-39-0

Duminy to Sangakkara, FOUR, he had so much time he could have done anything, waits on a slow, flat, and short one, and swat it over extra cover's jump in the end

Sri Lanka 258/3   KC Sangakkara 132* (118b 13x4 5x6)   JP Duminy 6.4-0-49-0

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   KC Sangakkara 139* (123b 14x4 5x6)   R McLaren 8-0-45-0

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, a thick edge now, he's earned luck with all that hitting, bends the knee and flashes at a full ball, it flies past short third man

Sri Lanka 275/3   KC Sangakkara 143* (124b 15x4 5x6)   CH Morris 8.2-0-70-1

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, and again, same region, four more, comes down the wicket, McLaren goes full, Sanga seemed to open the face as he went after it

Sri Lanka 279/3   KC Sangakkara 147* (125b 16x4 5x6)   CH Morris 8.3-0-74-1

Morris to Sangakkara, FOUR, 150 for the first time in ODIs for Kumar Sangakkara, with another walk outside off and a boundary fine down the leg side, stood open, feet wide apart and lapped it on the full

Sri Lanka 284/3   KC Sangakkara 151* (127b 17x4 5x6)   CH Morris 8.5-0-79-1

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

Sri Lanka 289/3   KC Sangakkara 156* (129b 18x4 5x6)   R McLaren 8.1-0-49-0

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

Sri Lanka 308/5   NLTC Perera 5* (3b 1x4)   R McLaren 9.1-0-57-1

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

Sri Lanka 312/5   NLTC Perera 9* (4b 2x4)   R McLaren 9.2-0-61-1





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