Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.1 caught behind! The bouncer works for Malinga. Petersen tried to hook it but only ended up gloving it to the keeper. That's the first short ball Malinga's bowled today and it's brought the first wicket for Sri Lanka. Petersen was early on the shot. 14/1
    13.3 caught behind! Perera gets the ball to lift at pace from a good length, de Kock is caught on the crease and begins to play at it, he then stops his shot but leaves the bat hanging outside off stump, the edge flies through to Sangakkara, who takes his second catch 50/2
    15.4 played on! Duminy tried to run a good length ball down to third man but it was a bit too close to him and he got an inside edge on to his stumps. South Africa's steady start is unraveling 53/3
    39.3 AB's gone! And what a time for Sri Lanka to strike! Mendis pitched around off and spun the ball away from the right-hander, AB played inside the line and edged it to Sanga. AB put in so much hard work but has fallen just when he would have wanted to accelerate. 148/6
    26.5 I think Faf's been run out! AB played the ball into the covers and called his partner through for a risky single. Chandimal was quick to get to the ball and he picked up and threw swiftly to the keeper. Faf is extremely quick between the wickets but he was an inch short. A severe set back to an innings already struggling for momentum. 95/4
    29.1 that's out, but I'm not sure how exactly just yet. The umpire is asking for TV replays, so maybe it's a stumping. Mendis bowled an offbreak that drew Behardien forward and then the ball spun through the gap between bat and pad. Replays show that the ball clipped the off bail on its way into Sanga's gloves so the question of a stumping does not arise. Behardien's been bowled and South Africa slump further and further. 100/5
    not out
    41.5 bowled him! Mendis pitched the offbreak on middle stump and Peterson did not read it. The previous ball had come back into the left-hander and this one went away. Peterson closed the face and the ball spun past the bat to hit off stump 154/7
    not out
    5 (lb 3, w 2)
    223/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Alviro Petersen, 4.1 ov), 2-50 (Quinton de Kock, 13.3 ov), 3-53 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 15.4 ov), 4-95 (Faf du Plessis, 26.5 ov), 5-100 (Farhaan Behardien, 29.1 ov), 6-148 (AB de Villiers, 39.3 ov), 7-154 (Robin Peterson, 41.5 ov)
    SL Malinga1005715.70335210
    AD Mathews511703.40243000
    TM Dilshan1003903.90281010
    NLTC Perera805126.37233300
    BAW Mendis1003533.50291000
    HMRKB Herath712103.00272000
    7.1 Morkel is softening them up and Tsotsobe is reaping the rewards with some tight bowling too. Short of a length outside off, the ball bounces sharply, shapes away from the left-hander and hits the outside edge as Tharanga prods from his crease. Petersen takes the catch at first slip at head height 16/3
    3.2 such a soft dismissal! Dilshan tried to drive a short of a length ball on the up as it angled across him and ended up spooning it towards extra cover, where AB de Villiers ran to his left from mid-off to take a simple catch 14/1
    3.5 Sanga's gone! Caught at cover! The ball was on a length outside off and it moved away from Sangakkara a touch, drawing the left-hander into the drive. Sangakkara went after it and only succeeded in giving Duminy a head-high catch 14/2
    24.1 he's bowled him through the gate, would you believe it! Mahela played for the turn away from the right-hander but it did not spin, instead it pitched outside off and went on the the arm, sliding through the bat-pad gap and crashing into middle and leg stump 71/4
    26.2 the bowling change has worked for AB! After several overs of spin and gentle medium, he brings back his quick. McLaren gets the ball to lift sharply from short of a length and Chandimal is in a tangle as he attempts to fend it off. The ball seems to hold its line around off and grazes the outside edge through to de Kock. Looks like that came off the glove actually. 78/5
    30.5 what a poor shot that is. Mathews tried to pull a short of a length ball as it angled across him, so he was trying to hit against the line. He got a top edge that lobbed to extra cover, where de Villiers was waiting. Tsotsobe has his fourth! 93/7
    27.3 Perera's debut innings is a brief one, he tries to pull one that isn't too short and the top edge lobs tamely to AB de Villiers at midwicket, there was a bit of extra bounce for the bowler 81/6
    42.1 Perera's holed out and the ground has gone dead quiet! He tried to clear the wide long-on boundary, slogging a short and slower ball from outside off stump. I think he made contact with the bottom of the bat and it turned in his hand, slicing the ball high in the air. It isn't Lopsy under the catch this time, it's Faf du Plessis running in from long on and he catches it comfortably. Faf's been awesome in the field all night. 165/8
    not out
    42.5 knocked him over! Malinga clears his front foot and slogs wildly. The good length ball clips the top of off stump, South Africa only need one more 166/9
    43.2 Tsotsobe has taken an excellent catch at backward point to end the game! He is pumped as he flings the ball in the air in celebration. Mendis came down the pitch and tried to hit down the ground but the ball flew flat and quickly off the outside edge, Tsotsobe moves to his right and dives to take it. 167/10
    11 (b 1, lb 4, w 6)
    167 all out (43.2 Overs, RR: 3.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3.2 ov), 2-14 (Kumar Sangakkara, 3.5 ov), 3-16 (Upul Tharanga, 7.1 ov), 4-71 (Mahela Jayawardene, 24.1 ov), 5-78 (Dinesh Chandimal, 26.2 ov), 6-81 (Angelo Perera, 27.3 ov), 7-93 (Angelo Mathews, 30.5 ov), 8-165 (Thisara Perera, 42.1 ov), 9-166 (Lasith Malinga, 42.5 ov), 10-167 (Ajantha Mendis, 43.2 ov)
    M Morkel812903.62375010
    LL Tsotsobe722243.14344010
    R McLaren611813.00261020
    RJ Peterson705117.28221510
    JP Duminy9.212312.46361000
    F Behardien601933.16221010

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

26 July 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

14TM DilshanWU Tharanga
0KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
2DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
55DPMD JayawardeneLD Chandimal
7AD MathewsLD Chandimal
3AD MathewsAK Perera
12AD MathewsNLTC Perera
72HMRKB HerathNLTC Perera
1HMRKB HerathSL Malinga
1HMRKB HerathBAW Mendis