22.1 the finger went up immediately! Amla wants to review the lbw, Dilshan was bowling round the wicket, the ball kept low, landed on middle stump, Amla was trapped on the back foot, no sign of an inside edge, Hawkeye showed that crashing on off and middle stumps, plumb 118/2
    2.6 he gets the yorker this time! Too quick for de Kock, he plays all around it, looks to play across the line, doesn't get the bat down and it hits the base of the middle stump 17/1
    48.4 it ends on 97 what a pity! Mendis fires in a quick one and Duminy tries another slog - the shot that has fetched him plenty of valuable runs in the last few overs - Mendis really got that leg break to turn sharply, ended up hitting the leg stump, finishes with 4 238/10
    24.2 Dilshan proving to be trump card here for SL! De Villiers took a risk with the paddle sweep and it didn't come off well, Dilshan continues round the wicket to the right-handers, de Villiers shuffles about before delivery to distract the bowler, tries to paddle it and the ball lobs off the face of the bat to the keeper Sanga who was 100% certain de Villiers was gone, the umpire was convinced too 126/3
    36.5 appeal for a stumping! Faf was lunging forward and beaten on the drive, turn and bounce, his back foot was in the air before dragging it back, Sangakkara got the bails off quickly, replays confirm that his foot was in the air and Faf du Plessis has to go, sharp stumping and good bowling too 172/4
    37.2 through his defenses! Mendis has sent back the dangerous Miller, the legbreak foxed him there, it was quicker and flatter and Miller was forward to defend, didn't read the turn, left a gap between pad and bat 173/5
    37.4 reward for smart captaincy! For the bowling change and field placement. The short leg was placed before Behardien took strike, it was on a good length and he was looking to clip it to the on side, straight off the bat and Thirimanne takes in clean 173/6
    41.2 the bottom edge! Malinga bowled him another short one, this one wide outside off stump, Peterson went for the pull but was a bit too early on the shot, looked ungainly, got the bottom edge and it dipped towards Sangakkara who took it easily in the end 191/7
    43.4 can SA bat out their 50 overs? This was a slower ball, short as well, Kleinveldt remained in the crease and looked to flat-bat it over the infield, got a top edge that swirled to point where Dilshan took an easy catch jogging forward 203/8
    44.3 that was quite plumb! This was the flatter one, straightened after pitching, Morkel was forward to defend but the ball skidded and struck the base of the pads in front of middle, the umpire didn't spend much time mulling over it 205/9
    not out
    4 (b 4)
    238 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Quinton de Kock, 2.6 ov), 2-118 (Hashim Amla, 22.1 ov), 3-126 (AB de Villiers, 24.2 ov), 4-172 (Faf du Plessis, 36.5 ov), 5-173 (David Miller, 37.2 ov), 6-173 (Farhaan Behardien, 37.4 ov), 7-191 (Robin Peterson, 41.2 ov), 8-203 (Rory Kleinveldt, 43.4 ov), 9-205 (Morne Morkel, 44.3 ov), 10-238 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 48.4 ov)
    SL Malinga905235.77297000
    AD Mathews713104.42296000
    BAW Mendis9.405145.27291300
    NLTC Perera302207.3373000
    HMRKB Herath1003813.80300000
    TM Dilshan1004024.00282000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-1

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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Pitch played on our minds - de Villiers

    Hashim Amla's departure hastened a collapse which both he and AB de Villiers marked as the defining moment of the match

  • New routine brings Dilshan relief

    There is unbridled joy in each of Tillakaratne Dilshan's hundred celebrations, but this one was tinged with some relief too. He is arriving at a period in his career where he must prove even to himself that his skill remains undimmed

  • Dilshan's would-be wide

    Plays of the day from the fourth ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa

  • Dilshan, Sangakkara secure series

    An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan and 91 from Kumar Sangakkara carried Sri Lanka to a series win over South Africa with one match to play

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st45DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd184TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd10TM DilshanHDRL Thirimanne