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141dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Seamers bowl SA to 78-run win

A superb bowling performance by South Africa gave them their first win of the Champions Trophy and kept them in the tournament as they eased to a 78-run win against Sri Lanka, who are now on the brink of elimination

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
54(88) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 11 2 10 5 4 18
JH Kallis
43(71) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 3 2 15 0 4 13

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O9
M0
R53
W4
Eco5.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nel
O9
M1
R41
W3
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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

24 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa 2, Sri Lanka 0

This was considered by some as a grudge match. Definitely by Mark Boucher. Boucher was captain and was heavily criticised when SA quit the series mid-way and returned home following a bomb in the Colombo. "We were called 'chicken' and various other things, which was unfair and uncalled for," Boucher had said on the eve of this game. "We have nothing against the any of the players, but the press in Sri Lanka were out of order. I am definitely one of those treating this game as a grudge match."

This group is now open to all sorts of permutations and combinations. For Sri Lanka to go through, Pakistan have to win all their matches and then the net run rate will come into the picture.

Join us on October 25 for the New Zealand v Pakistan game at Mohali. Click here to read the preview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

39.1
W
Kemp to Fernando, OUT, South Africa have scripted a wonderful come-from-behind victory. The final nail in the coffin was delivered by Kemp. Low dipping yorker catches Fernando in front, leaving Vaas stranded and Sri Lanka perilously close to being ousted from the tournament

CRD Fernando lbw b Kemp 4 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

END OF OVER:
39 | 8 Runs | SL: 141/9 (79 runs required from 10.5 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 7.18)

  • Chaminda Vaas29 (34b)
  • Dilhara Fernando4 (6b)
  • Makhaya Ntini9-1-24-2
  • Andre Nel9-1-41-3
38.6
2
Ntini to Vaas, 2 runs, short and Vaas rocks back to pull it over midwicket.
38.5
4
Ntini to Vaas, FOUR runs, drilled straight down the ground. Half-volley on the middle and off stump line, muscled past the bowler
38.4
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run,
38.3
2
Ntini to Vaas, 2 runs, short and pulled over midwicket. Kemp makes a good diving stop near the ropes. Its been tremendous fielding display from both teams today. Both Jonty Rhodes and Trevor Penny would be pretty happy with their boys.
38.2
0
Ntini to Vaas, no run, leans forward to push a fullish delivery to mid-off
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd12DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
3rd2DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th11MS AtapattuDPMD Jayawardene
5th44DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
6th13TM DilshanMF Maharoof
7th23WPUJC VaasTM Dilshan
8th10WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
9th3M MuralitharanWPUJC Vaas
10th14WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798