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)

Back for the chase, Ingram and Petersen walk out. Remember there is no Amla today, Sanga the superman has the keeping gloves on. Malinga has the first new ball

0.1

Malinga to Ingram, OUT, ho ho, first ball, inswinging yorker, curls in flat from that low trajectory, before Ingram can even realise what is happening, it hits the base of middle, bye bye Ingram

CA Ingram b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

JP D, in his 100th ODI on the ground on which he made his debut in 2004

0.2

Malinga to Duminy, 1 leg bye, he went for it, he did, the inswinging yorker, hits the pad, Malinga shouts for lbw, but that was headed down leg easily, and pitched outside too

three slips

0.3

Malinga to Petersen, 1 run, he is going full for the stumps, straightens late, is nudged carefully square to the leg side

0.4

Malinga to Duminy, no run, length outside off now, Duminy tries to slap it through point, underedges it

0.5

Malinga to Duminy, no run, goes full again, it holds the line close to off, and is pushed away

0.6

Malinga to Duminy, 4 leg byes, goes for the inswinging full delivery, but it moves down leg and runs past the keeper

End of over 1 (6 runs) South Africa 6/1 (315 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.42)

    • JP Duminy 0 (4b)
    • AN Petersen 1 (1b)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-1

Eranga with the second new ball

1.1

Eranga to Petersen, no run, full and holding the line just outside off, played out to leg

1.2

Eranga to Petersen, 1 run, coming in to off with the angle, good length, worked square

1.3

Eranga to Duminy, no run, moves right forward to defend a good length ball on off

1.4

Eranga to Duminy, no run, he is moving forward nicely, behind this length ball on middle now

1.5

Eranga to Duminy, no run, the ball is coming on nicely, Duminy pings cover with a drive on the up

1.6

Eranga to Duminy, 1 run, pushes past the bowler and has enough time to take the single by the time mid on gets around

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 8/1 (313 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.52)

    • JP Duminy 1 (8b)
    • AN Petersen 2 (3b)
    • RMS Eranga 1-0-2-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-1
2.1

Malinga to Duminy, no run, he starts back of a length in this over, Duminy drops it onto the pitch

2.2

Malinga to Duminy, no run, short, outside off, he gets on top of the bounce and whacks it to point

2.3

Malinga to Duminy, no run, slower full delivery, 117 kph, Duminy adjusts for the lack of pace and pushes to cover

2.4

Malinga to Duminy, 1 leg bye, swings full into the pad, and rolls to fine leg

2.5

Malinga to Petersen, no run, plays out a good length ball off the back foot to point

2.6

Malinga to Petersen, no run, pitches it up, Petersen is hesitant to get forward and plays it out

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 9/1 (312 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.63)

    • AN Petersen 2 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 1 (12b)
    • SL Malinga 2-1-1-1
    • RMS Eranga 1-0-2-0
3.1

Eranga to Duminy, no run, punches a length ball to the bowler

3.2

Eranga to Duminy, no run, that is sharp, that's skidded and hit him on the pad, he was stuck on the crease, but the appeal is turned down, Sri Lanka discuss and decide against the review, well done, replays show it pitched just outside leg

3.3

Eranga to Duminy, no run

3.4

Eranga to Duminy, 1 run, opens the face and picks up one to third man

3.5

Eranga to Petersen, no run, beaten, that didn't get up, normal pace, 135 kph, slight away shape, on the bounce to the keeper

3.6

Eranga to Petersen, no run, length ball left alone

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 10/1 (311 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 6.76)

    • AN Petersen 2 (7b)
    • JP Duminy 2 (16b)
    • RMS Eranga 2-0-3-0
    • SL Malinga 2-1-1-1
4.1

Malinga to Duminy, FOUR, this could have troubled him had he stayed back, length ball swinging back in, but Duminy's moved forward and drilled it in the air past the bowler

4.2

Malinga to Duminy, 1 leg bye, fuller, moves in and hits the pads down the leg side

TT: "Petersen, Ingram then Duminy. Almost as if SA no longer has a top order."

4.3

Malinga to Petersen, FOUR, short ball down the leg side, Petersen swivels and gets some bat on an attempted pull, enough to take it fine

4.4

Malinga to Petersen, 1 run, thick edge as he pushes at a pitched up outswinger, away to third man

4.5

Malinga to Duminy, FOUR, a low full toss right on the stumps, Duminy's eased it past mid off

4.6

Malinga to Duminy, 1 run, another full inswinger, off a thick inside edge past square leg

End of over 5 (15 runs) South Africa 25/1 (296 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.57)

    • JP Duminy 11 (20b 2x4)
    • AN Petersen 7 (9b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 3-1-15-1
    • RMS Eranga 2-0-3-0
5.1

Eranga to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy is flowing onto the front foot and driving an overpitched ball past the non-striker

5.2

Eranga to Duminy, OUT, has he taken that? Sangakkara can do no wrong today, clear sound as the length ball passes the outside edge, the ball is dying on Sanga, he falls forward and manages to take it in one-handed, throws it up in celebration immediately, they check whether it carried, it did, the ball moved away a bit after pitching, and that produced the edge, but what reaction from Sanga, after batting for 45 overs, he was looking good Duminy, but this was a top delivery, had to play at it

JP Duminy c †Sangakkara b Eranga 15 (24m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

5.3

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, length ball played out to the leg side

5.4

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, tries to slap it through the off side but underedges it towards the slips

5.5

Eranga to de Villiers, FOUR, length on the pad, and AB is away with a clip through midwicket

5.6

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, punched crisply to the bowler

End of over 6 (8 runs) South Africa 33/2 (288 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.54)

    • AB de Villiers 4 (4b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 7 (9b 1x4)
    • RMS Eranga 3-0-11-1
    • SL Malinga 3-1-15-1
6.1

Malinga to Petersen, no run, gets across behind the line of a length ball around off and defends

6.2

Malinga to Petersen, no run, goes across and plays out a length ball to the leg side

Vivek: "Would have loved to see a Peterson being promoted to exploit power play and then AB n all could have exploited the 5th bowler.."

6.3

Malinga to Petersen, FOUR, low dipping full toss on the stumps, he catches so many batsmen unawares with it, but Petersen leans out to work it to the deep square leg boundary

6.4

Malinga to Petersen, no run, Malinga responds with an outswinger that beats Petetsen's prod off the back foot

6.5

Malinga to Petersen, no run, opens the face to adjust for the swing and guides it to point

6.6

Malinga to Petersen, 2 runs, he shuffles outside off but this does not swing, he adjusts to work it square to leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 39/2 (282 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 6.55)

    • AN Petersen 13 (15b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 4 (4b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 4-1-21-1
    • RMS Eranga 3-0-11-1

Mr. G: "@ Vivek, I think Robbie P would've suffered the same fate as Colin if he came in when Slinga was bowling."

7.1

Eranga to de Villiers, 1 run, dropped, tough chance, AB punched this length ball hard to Eranga's left, he stretched a hand out but tumbled in the followthrough

7.2

Eranga to Petersen, FOUR, coming in to off, pitched up, he whips it past square leg, it races away, lovely timing

7.3

Eranga to Petersen, no run, they're timing those punches alright, but short extra cover's in the way of this one

7.4

Eranga to Petersen, 1 run, drives past short extra this time, mid off gets around, but his throw misses

7.5

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, angled in to off, short of driving length, defended from the crease

7.6

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, moves forward and drives straight to cover, the ball is coming on quite well now, South Africa need some sort of partnership

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 45/2 (276 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 6.57)

    • AB de Villiers 5 (7b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 18 (18b 3x4)
    • RMS Eranga 4-0-17-1
    • SL Malinga 4-1-21-1

Perera is brought on, replacing Malinga. Sri Lanka are a bowler short today

8.1

Perera to Petersen, no run, good length ball on off, played out to midwicket

8.2

Perera to Petersen, no run, gets away with a wide length ball as the drive is mistimed to cover

8.3

Perera to Petersen, 3 runs, he's taken this from outside off and turned it between mid on and midwicket, long chase for Malinga, but he pulls it back in

8.4

Perera to de Villiers, no run, opens the face to a straightening delivery but finds point

8.5

Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, that is a poor line, too wide, and AB is not missing out, bends the knee and crashes a drive past cover

8.6

Perera to de Villiers, 1 run, AB's tried to punch this length ball from the crease, but it's moved in and has gone to mid on, Malinga has a go at the stumps, but his throw is wildly off target

End of over 9 (8 runs) South Africa 53/2 (268 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 6.53)

    • AB de Villiers 10 (10b 2x4)
    • AN Petersen 21 (21b 3x4)
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0
    • RMS Eranga 4-0-17-1
9.1

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, short and wide, 135 kph, he misses the cut

9.2

Eranga to de Villiers, FOUR, wonderful, they are feeding him width and he;s punched this short of a length ball emphatically through point off the back foot

9.3

Eranga to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away to deep square leg

9.4

Eranga to Petersen, 1 run, goes across and works it away, again timed superbly, but not wide enough of short fine leg, whose dive to his left is successful

9.5

Eranga to de Villiers, no run, smacks a drive of the front foot to extra cover

9.6

Eranga to de Villiers, FOUR, slower one, but does not help if you bowl it a couple of feet outside off, AB waits and blasts it past extra cover

End of over 10 (10 runs) South Africa 63/2 (258 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.30, RRR: 6.45)

    • AB de Villiers 19 (15b 4x4)
    • AN Petersen 22 (22b 3x4)
    • RMS Eranga 5-0-27-1
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0

Lone wide slip

10.1

Perera to Petersen, FOUR, length on middle, he's moved across and conjured a boundary to fine leg

10.2

Perera to Petersen, no run, wide and swinging away, mistimes it as he goes after it

10.3

Perera to Petersen, 1 run, this pitch is playing beautifully now for the batsmen, Petersen whips from outside off without fuss through square leg

10.4

Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, overpitched now, into the pads, AB leans out and works it deftly between midwicket and mid on

10.5

Perera to de Villiers, no run, sprays it wide, just inside the marker

10.6

Perera to de Villiers, no run, overpitched on the pad again, this time AB works it softly to midwicket

shaminda: "What exactly were Sri Lanka thinking when they went in with 3 specialist bowlers and 2 'just-about-OK' bowlers in Perera and Dilshan??signs of being over-confident??"

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 72/2 (249 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 6.38)

    • AB de Villiers 23 (18b 5x4)
    • AN Petersen 27 (25b 4x4)
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0
    • RMS Eranga 5-0-27-1

Herath is brought on, Sri Lankan attack looming very thin at the moment

11.1

Herath to Petersen, no run, tossed up slowly on off, blocked

11.2

Herath to Petersen, 1 run, angled in, worked out to deep square leg

11.3

Herath to de Villiers, OUT, Herath has delivered third ball, what a delivery, flighted, AB moved a shade outside leg, ready for the inside out drive, but he ended up pushing driving the line, and Herath hit top of off with some turn

AB de Villiers b Herath 23 (27m 19b 5x4 0x6) SR: 121.05

11.4

Herath to du Plessis, no run, this is pushed through flatter, and kicks on off, Faf is surprised and stabs it away

11.5

Herath to du Plessis, no run, tossed up, played out off the front foot to point

11.6

Herath to du Plessis, no run, comes out a tad and drives to short extra

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 73/3 (248 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.08, RRR: 6.52)

    • F du Plessis 0 (3b)
    • AN Petersen 28 (27b 4x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 1-0-1-1
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0

surya: "Perera is much more than just an OK bowler but strange to see Sri lanka playing just a lone spinner against a South African team"

12.1

Perera to Petersen, 1 run, worked through midwicket

12.2

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, awkwardly steers a length ball to third man, did not seem to stay low, probably he expected it to get up more

12.3

Perera to Petersen, no run, driven nicely off the front foot, no problems in the pitch

12.4

Perera to Petersen, no run, just short of driving length, worked to midwicket

zamoo: "It was really painful to see the way Thirimanne batted. If these guys are the future of Sri lanka, i'll be done watching Sri lanka play once Mahela and Sanga retire. i've always been a admirer of sri lankan cricketers. I wonder why they don't let that exciting young fellow kusal perera play more matches....."

12.5

Perera to Petersen, OUT, out of nowhere, as he so often does, Perera gets one to kick from short of a good length, it also moves away, Petersen follows the line from the crease and edges it to the keeper

AN Petersen c †Sangakkara b Perera 29 (61m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 93.54

It's Miller time

12.6

Perera to Miller, no run, he bowls it back of length on off, the batsman defends it to off

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 75/4 (246 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.76, RRR: 6.64)

    • DA Miller 0 (1b)
    • F du Plessis 1 (4b)
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-19-1
    • HMRKB Herath 1-0-1-1

Herath continues

13.1

Herath to du Plessis, no run, he bowls it slow on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

13.2

Herath to du Plessis, no run, some bounce and turn this time, Faf adjusts well in his forward defence

13.3

Herath to du Plessis, 1 run, he comes down the track and drives the full delivery to long off

Over the wicket now

13.4

Herath to Miller, no run, he pushes this one through on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

13.5

Herath to Miller, no run, he stays in the crease and punches this to cover

13.6

Herath to Miller, no run, tossed up this time, the batsman drives it back to the bowler

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 76/4 (245 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 6.80)

    • DA Miller 0 (4b)
    • F du Plessis 2 (7b)
    • HMRKB Herath 2-0-2-1
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-19-1
14.1

Perera to du Plessis, no run, he drives this length ball by moving forward and pushing away from the body, straight to cover

14.2

Perera to du Plessis, 1 run, length delivery outside off, the batsman plants his front foot out and drives it to deep cover on the up

14.3

Perera to Miller, no run, back of length delivery on off, doesn't get up much, Miller punches it to cover off the back foot

14.4

Perera to Miller, no run, he is surprised with a short one this time! He thought about playing it, but ducked under it in the end as he realised this one was a bit pacier

14.5

Perera to Miller, 1 run, he drives this one away from his body, gets a thick outside edge to third man

14.6

Perera to du Plessis, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it to point from the back foot

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 78/4 (243 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 6.94)

    • F du Plessis 3 (10b)
    • DA Miller 1 (7b)
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-21-1
    • HMRKB Herath 2-0-2-1
15.1

Herath to Miller, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Miller comes forward and drives it to cover

15.2

Herath to Miller, 1 run, he charges down the pitch and drives the flighted delivery to long on

15.3

Herath to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short this one, the batsman waits on the back foot and punches it to deep extra cover

Now round the wicket to Miller

15.4

Herath to Miller, no run, bowls a flatter one, the batsman punches it to midwicket

15.5

Herath to Miller, 2 runs, he comes forward and tucks the quicker delivery to deep midwicket with a wristy push

15.6

Herath to Miller, no run, faster and flatter on the stumps, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 82/4 (239 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 7.02)

    • DA Miller 4 (12b)
    • F du Plessis 4 (11b)
    • HMRKB Herath 3-0-6-1
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-21-1
16.1

Perera to du Plessis, OUT, no. 2 for Perera! He keeps picking up these wickets somehow. It was a fuller length delivery outside off and like he was doing in the previous over, the batsman goes forward to drive it on the up, but is not able to keep it down. Chandimal takes a good low catch at short cover

F du Plessis c Chandimal b Perera 4 (20m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Robin Peterson is the next man

16.2

Perera to Peterson, FOUR, oye! Peterson gets a good sharp bouncer and he didn't know where it went after hitting the shoulder of the bat. Luckily for him, it lobs over the keeper and the slip fielder. That was quick and pacy

16.3

Perera to Peterson, 1 run, back of length delivery on the pads, he clips it to deep backward square leg

16.4

Perera to Miller, no run, he comes forward and pushes the length delivery to cover

16.5

Perera to Miller, no run, he skips down the track, but Perera bowls it on the pads and Miller is unable to get it away.

16.6

Perera to Miller, no run, short of length delivery on the leg stump line, the batsman is unable to get it away, gets hit on high on the thigh pad

End of over 17 (5 runs) South Africa 87/5 (234 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 7.09)

    • DA Miller 4 (15b)
    • RJ Peterson 5 (2b 1x4)
    • NLTC Perera 5-0-26-2
    • HMRKB Herath 3-0-6-1

Well, you can't exploit the fifth bowler if all your batsmen fall to the first four

17.1

Herath to Peterson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

17.2

Herath to Peterson, no run, tossed up on the pad, worked to square leg

17.3

Herath to Peterson, 1 run, flighted again on the pad, nudged behind square

17.4

Herath to Miller, 1 run, comes down the track and clips it past square leg

Uwaisul Karnain: "Seniors haven't let young Sri Lankan captain down. First it was Sanga & Mahela. Then Malinga in the very first over and Herath got the prize wicket of AB"

17.5

Herath to Peterson, 1 run, slapped out to the sweeper

17.6

Herath to Miller, 1 run, leaves the crease and drives past extra cover's dive, but mid off runs around

End of over 18 (4 runs) South Africa 91/5 (230 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 7.18)

    • DA Miller 6 (17b)
    • RJ Peterson 7 (6b 1x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 4-0-10-1
    • NLTC Perera 5-0-26-2

Activity among the groundstaff, hmm. Here is Dilshan

18.1

Dilshan to Miller, 1 run, too short and wide, but he's bashed it straight to the sweeper

18.2

Dilshan to Peterson, no run, punched from the crease but Chandimal dives to stop it at extra cover

18.3

Dilshan to Peterson, no run, angled in full, worked to midwicket

18.4

Dilshan to Peterson, no run, played out to midwicket

18.5

Dilshan to Peterson, 2 runs, flat length ball punched wide of the sweeper

Chris Thompson: "Only one word for this performance from SA - Australian."

18.6

Dilshan to Peterson, no run, some turn on middle, he goes back and works to midwicket

End of over 19 (3 runs) South Africa 94/5 (227 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 7.32)

    • RJ Peterson 9 (11b 1x4)
    • DA Miller 7 (18b)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-3-0
    • HMRKB Herath 4-0-10-1

D/L par score after 20 overs is 185

19.1

Herath to Miller, no run

19.2

Herath to Miller, 1 run, driven to long on

19.3

Herath to Peterson, no run, hits a tossed up ball to the bowler

19.4

Herath to Peterson, no run, angled across from a good length, punched to mid off

19.5

Herath to Peterson, 1 run, leans forward to nudge past square leg

19.6

Herath to Miller, SIX, Miller gets one away, jumps out, gets under it and lofts it comfortably over deep midwicket boundary

End of over 20 (8 runs) South Africa 102/5 (219 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 7.30)

    • DA Miller 14 (21b 1x6)
    • RJ Peterson 10 (14b 1x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 5-0-18-1
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-3-0
20.1

Dilshan to Peterson, 1 run, length ball punched to the sweeper

20.2

Dilshan to Miller, OUT, oh dear, what a day for South Africa, Miller's gone back to cut this length ball close to off stump, but he's played on

DA Miller b Dilshan 14 (27m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 63.63

20.3

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, punched to extra cover

20.4

Dilshan to McLaren, 1 run, widish length ball cut away to sweeper cover

20.5

Dilshan to Peterson, 1 run, worked through square leg

20.6

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, mistimes it off the back foot to midwicket

End of over 21 (3 runs) South Africa 105/6 (216 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.44)

    • R McLaren 1 (3b)
    • RJ Peterson 12 (16b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-6-1
    • HMRKB Herath 5-0-18-1
21.1

Herath to Peterson, no run, drives off the front foot to the bowler

21.2

Herath to Peterson, 1 run, spins into the pad and rolls fine, Mahela rushes across the ground and keeps them to one, firing the throw in, much to the delight of the crowd

21.3

Herath to McLaren, no run, flighted ball carries across, he carefully defends

21.4

Herath to McLaren, 2 runs, paddles the sweep wide of Mahela at fine leg

Shaf: "People who were saying missing kallis and smith is a blessing should eat their words now, the batting lineup is looking terrible without them."

21.5

Herath to McLaren, no run, goes across the left-hander again, he guides it to point

21.6

Herath to McLaren, no run, hurls it full and quick across, left alone

End of over 22 (3 runs) South Africa 108/6 (213 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.90, RRR: 7.60)

    • R McLaren 3 (7b)
    • RJ Peterson 13 (18b 1x4)
    • HMRKB Herath 6-0-21-1
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-6-1

Nirmalhg: "to zamoo: the reason why exciting young kusal perera wasn't selected to play this match : last 6 innings 0, 6, 4, 4, 2, 23."

22.1

Dilshan to Peterson, 1 run, drives a tossed up ball past extra cover

22.2

Dilshan to McLaren, no run

22.3

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, defended off the front foot

22.4

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, pushes a tossed up ball, in the air for a while, to the bowler

22.5

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, right on off stump, he is forward to block

22.6

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, straightening on off stump, blocked

Chris Thompson: "Actually, I change my mind. The performance from Australia is South African!"

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa 109/6 (212 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 7.85)

    • R McLaren 3 (12b)
    • RJ Peterson 14 (19b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-7-1
    • HMRKB Herath 6-0-21-1

Jehan Mubarak didn't get to bat, but he will bowl in his comeback game, Part-time offie

23.1

Mubarak to Peterson, no run, fires it in from round the stumps, defended

23.2

Mubarak to Peterson, FOUR, shortish delivery angled in and sitting up, Peterson goes back to crack it over midwicket

23.3

Mubarak to Peterson, 2 runs, he pitches it up, Peterson drives wide of the sweeper

23.4

Mubarak to Peterson, 1 run, angled in full down the pads, nudged to deep square

23.5

Mubarak to McLaren, 1 run, low full toss hit to long on

23.6

Mubarak to Peterson, 1 run, flat and skiddy outside off, cut to sweeper cover

End of over 24 (9 runs) South Africa 118/6 (203 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 7.80)

    • RJ Peterson 22 (24b 2x4)
    • R McLaren 4 (13b)
    • J Mubarak 1-0-9-0
    • TM Dilshan 3-0-7-1
24.1

Dilshan to Peterson, 1 run, tosses it up full, is scythed past point for a single

24.2

Dilshan to McLaren, no run, punched from around off to point

24.3

Dilshan to McLaren, OUT, Dilshan has one more, McLaren slogged this from outside off right to wide mid on, Donald has a forlorn look on his face

R McLaren c Perera b Dilshan 4 (13m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Grissom: "Just a message to the SA selectors: Im a 30 year old south african that can bat and bowl a bit. And I will play for free. So I cant do any worse but I will end up saving money."

24.4

Dilshan to Morris, no run, blocked back off the front foot

24.5

Dilshan to Morris, no run, punched down the track, off the bowler's hand to mid off

24.6

Dilshan to Morris, no run, played down the track

End of over 25 (1 run) South Africa 119/7 (202 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 8.08)

    • CH Morris 0 (3b)
    • RJ Peterson 23 (25b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 4-0-8-2
    • J Mubarak 1-0-9-0

Mr. G: "It's deja vu for Donald- South Africa are reminding him of his horrid time with Pune."

25.1

Mubarak to Peterson, no run, flighted and coming in to off, pushed to point

25.2

Mubarak to Peterson, 1 run, overpitched, he drives down to wide long off

25.3

Mubarak to Morris, 1 run, drives a pitched up ball around off stump to long off

25.4

Mubarak to Peterson, 1 run, driven off the front foot to the sweeper

25.5

Mubarak to Morris, 1 run

25.6

Mubarak to Peterson, 1 run, worked off the stumps in front of square leg

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 124/7 (197 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 8.20)

    • RJ Peterson 26 (29b 2x4)
    • CH Morris 2 (5b)
    • J Mubarak 2-0-14-0
    • TM Dilshan 4-0-8-2
26.1

Dilshan to Peterson, no run, goes back to cut, this spins away sharply, and he adjusts to push to cover

26.2

Dilshan to Peterson, 1 run, drives a tossed up full ball to sweeper cover

26.3

Dilshan to Morris, no run, pushes back down the pitch, bowler dives and stops it

26.4

Dilshan to Morris, 2 runs, tries to go big but mishits it off the toe end, clears mid off though

26.5

Dilshan to Morris, 4 byes, that is a lovely delivery, he's almost bowled him through the gate after drawing him forward with a tossed up ball that's turned sharply, but it runs fine and a slide in the deep is in vain, given as runs, thin inside edge, that was a chance for Sanga then, but wait, apparently the third umpire has relayed word that it did not touch anything, in fact

26.6

Dilshan to Morris, no run, hit back to the bowler off the back foot

End of over 27 (7 runs) South Africa 131/7 (190 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 8.26)

    • CH Morris 4 (9b)
    • RJ Peterson 27 (31b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 5-0-11-2
    • J Mubarak 2-0-14-0

bennie: "Sooner or later South African selectors has to come with terms that their selection is not up to standard, and with 2 years before the world cup, the best bet will be to go back to experience of kallis and smith, and start from scratch after the world cup."

Uwaisul Karnain: "@Grissom: That is the shortest resume I have ever seen"

27.1

Herath to Peterson, 1 wide, pushes it wide down the leg side

27.1

Herath to Peterson, 1 run, quick and going across to off, guided to point

27.2

Herath to Morris, no run, lunges forward to defend a tossed up ball

27.3

Herath to Morris, no run, appeal for lbw as he goes back to the one that comes in, going down leg

27.4

Herath to Morris, 1 run, lofts it in the air, and on the bounce to long on

27.5

Herath to Peterson, no run, play and miss outside off to a quicker one

27.6

Herath to Peterson, no run, plays out a flighted ball to midwicket

End of over 28 (3 runs) South Africa 134/7 (187 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 8.50)

    • RJ Peterson 28 (34b 2x4)
    • CH Morris 5 (12b)
    • HMRKB Herath 7-0-24-1
    • TM Dilshan 5-0-11-2
28.1

Perera to Morris, no run, back of a length, blocked

28.2

Perera to Morris, 1 run, worked to midwicket

28.3

Perera to Peterson, 1 run, gets on top of a short ball and pulls it to deep square leg

28.4

Perera to Morris, 1 run, shortish and wide, cut to the sweeper

28.5

Perera to Peterson, no run, short of a length, dead batted down the pitch

28.6

Perera to Peterson, 1 wide, there is a sound as ball passes batsman down the leg side, but it is given wide, seemed to clip the trouser on its way

TimP: "I suggest CSA send the Wynberg High School cricket team on the next tour....more class and a fraction of the cost..."

28.6

Perera to Peterson, OUT, Perera has his third, digs it in short with effort, Peterson is unable to get hold of the pull, and a top edge is taken by Tharanga, a fine catch running and sliding forward from deep square leg

RJ Peterson c Tharanga b Perera 29 (45m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.37

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 138/8 (183 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 8.71)

    • CH Morris 7 (15b)
    • NLTC Perera 6-0-30-3
    • HMRKB Herath 7-0-24-1
29.1

Herath to Morkel, no run, punches one that stays low, down the track

29.2

Herath to Morkel, OUT, they are in a hurry, Morkel's teed off, and hit a bunker in the form of Thirimanne at long on, good effort from the fielder, he was some way in from the rope but timed his jump to take it over his head, arms outstretched

M Morkel c Thirimanne b Herath 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

29.3

Herath to Phangiso, no run, it came in with the angle, he gets a thick inside edge as he presses forward

29.4

Herath to Phangiso, no run, sharp turn outside off, left alone

29.5

Herath to Phangiso, no run, comes in with the arm, he manages a thick inside edge to pad

29.6

Herath to Phangiso, no run, pitched up, pushed to short extra cover

End of over 30 (wicket maiden) South Africa 138/9 (183 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 9.15)

    • AM Phangiso 0 (4b)
    • CH Morris 7 (15b)
    • HMRKB Herath 8-1-24-2
    • NLTC Perera 6-0-30-3

Chris Thompson: "@Uwaisul: His resume was longer than the time some SA batsmen spent in the middle"

30.1

Perera to Morris, 1 run, slaps a short and wide ball to the sweeper

30.2

Perera to Phangiso, no run, around the blockhole, outside off, patted away

30.3

Perera to Phangiso, no run, hits a good length ball to cover

30.4

Perera to Phangiso, no run, gets out of the way of a bouncer just outside off, avoided quite well

30.5

Perera to Phangiso, no run, widish length ball left alone

30.6

Perera to Phangiso, no run, plays out a short of a length ball to the off side

Michael: "To me, it seems like the Proteas are like a jersey with a loose thread. Instead of taking the time to cut the loose thread off, restoring the jersey to its former glory, the selectors, CSA, whoever is just yanking at the thread, just making it worse and unraveling it further. I think it's time that SA take a little time and just rebuild."

End of over 31 (1 run) South Africa 139/9 (182 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.48, RRR: 9.57)

    • AM Phangiso 0 (9b)
    • CH Morris 8 (16b)
    • NLTC Perera 7-0-31-3
    • HMRKB Herath 8-1-24-2

Chris: "So Sangakara has beaten South African XI. Go figure !!!"

31.1

Herath to Morris, 1 run, drives an angled full delivery to long on

31.2

Herath to Phangiso, no run, defends a tossed up ball

31.3

Herath to Phangiso, no run, gets forward to block a tossed up ball

31.4

Herath to Phangiso, no run, flatter, he is forward to block

31.5

Herath to Phangiso, OUT, and that shall do it, Phangiso jumps out and heaves at the Colombo night air, the flighted delivery spins past, Sanga collects, waits to see if Phangiso is attempting a return, and on seeing he isn't, politely removes a bail to end the fun

AM Phangiso st †Sangakkara b Herath 0 (7m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That does it for this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Chandimal starts with a huge win on captaincy debut. Chandimal: "This is my first game, good to start on winning note. Credit to the batsmen first of all. Sanga and Mahela are wily old foxes, they know how to do it. We learn lots from Sanga. I have three former captains, they give lot of advice to me on the field." When asked if he wasn't really tested as a captain in this game, he says he did demote himself down the order!

AB de Villiers: "Its not the end of the series, I know my boys will fight back. Not a lot of positives, but we can only improve. It is mentally hard to accept. But we will fight back. [Our record in SA] is something we are aware of, but we would like to win the series. We missed Hash [Amla], he is one of our class players. We were way below par but I know what the players are capable of, the second game is on the same field, we know the conditions quite well now."

Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match. Sangakkara: "We had a bit of luck to start. Upul batted well. When he got out Mahela came in and raised the tempo, he had nearly caught up with me when he got out. It then became a bit easier. It was a bit two-paced, it was about facing enough deliveries and get going, I took 34 overs to get going but I stuck in there. Morkel bowled good spells, it was about absorbing that and targetting the others."

Full-blown demolition night in Colombo. Sangakkara made 169, South Africa responded with 140. The ball was coming on quite nicely, but no South Africa batsman was prepared to hang around long enough to take advantage. Ingram and Duminy got good deliveries, the others conspired in their own dismissals. No one apart from Sangakkara on either side made more than 43. What an assault that was from Sanga, was so sudden and complete it totally shocked South Africa

Sumith: "Glad that Thisara Perera gave a good reply to the Sri Lankan selectors."

jjazeel: "To all South africans, I can understand your feelings, this is exactly how we felt after the 1st ODI in south africa, where our team got all out for 43 runs"

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