Player of the Match
Player of the Match
666dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Duminy helps South Africa pull off heist

JP Duminy led with an all-round performance to help South Africa pull off a 12-run win in the low-scoring opener of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
59(53) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 2 6 14 5 2 9 13
JP Duminy
JP Duminy
51(52) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 5 5 16 6 0 9

Best performances - Bowlers

SMSM Senanayake
SMSM Senanayake
O4
M0
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Duminy
JP Duminy
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

2 August 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | SL: 103/9 (13 runs required, RR: 5.15)

  • Kumar Sangakkara59 (53b)
  • Ajantha Mendis0 (0b)
  • Morne Morkel4-0-28-2
  • Wayne Parnell3-1-8-2

That is all for this game, and that is all from Colombo. Over to Hambantota now. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Du Plessis: "Very chuffed, so proud of the boys, we were under pressure after the ODIs, great character. We are playing a world class team excellent in their skills, we have some outstanding fielders, that is our way of creating pressure. I thought it was a good score on this wicket, I told them if we keep fighting, we will pull it through."

Chandimal: "We did well in the first half, Sachithra bowled really well. We lost early wickets, then we hit a few rash shots. Sanga is in good form, but others hit a few rash shots. We have two more games and are looking forward to them."

JP Duminy is the Man of the Match. Duminy: "Went well with the bat and exceptionally with the ball. Little bit of consistency for me with the bat, pretty happy. Facing the Sri Lankan spinners is something we have to look at. We are going to celebrate this win, it has been far and few for us on this tour."

Faf du Plessis is all smiles, South Africa needed this after the ODI series. They managed 115, which Duminy admitted at the break was not enough at all. But the Sri Lanka top order let them in through some needlessly aggressive shots, Duminy tied them down after that, and even as the asking-rate rose, Sri Lanka's response was to collapse. Absolutely nothing on that scorecard apart from Sanga's unbeaten fifty. Have a look at these - 11, 9, 8, 4, 0, 5, 0, 0, 0. Epic meltdown. Sri Lanka have now lost six out of seven T20s at the Premadasa

19.6
0
Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, full and wide outside off again, and Sanga half-heartedly wafts at it, misses, and South Africa have completed an incredible comeback
19.5
0
Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga backs to leg and Morkel goes wide outside off, just inside the marker, and Sanga has no way of reaching that
19.4
0
Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, tries the ramp again, but this is wider outside off, and he gets it along the ground to deep backward square leg, refuses the single
19.3
4
Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, and again, he's really taken to these ramp shots of late, walks across and lifts it comfortably over out of the reach of short fine leg, took it from outside off, what execution
19.2
4
Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, Sanga gets one away, slogs over midwicket, from outside off, for a one-bouncer four
19.1
0
Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, moves across and swings at a full ball, cannot beat midwicket

What a collapse

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15TM DilshanMDKJ Perera
2nd10TM DilshanLD Chandimal
3rd19TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
4th28KC SangakkaraAD Mathews
5th0KC SangakkaraBMAJ Mendis
6th18KC SangakkaraHDRL Thirimanne
7th1KC SangakkaraNLTC Perera
8th4KC SangakkaraSMSM Senanayake
9th0KC SangakkaraSL Malinga
10th8KC SangakkaraBAW Mendis