ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches at Lord's, Jun 3 2009
(19.1/20 ov, target 110)
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
• Andrew Miller at Lord's

Steyn and Gibbs set up six-wicket win

South Africa made heavy weather of chasing down Sri Lanka's disappointing total of 109 for 9 in their final warm-up match at Lord's ahead of next week's ICC World Twenty20

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka109/9(20 overs)
South Africa113/4(19.1 overs)

Sri Lanka did well to take it into the final over but their batting effort was to blame for this defeat. A poor batting card. Plenty of poor shots against a revved-up attack. It wasn't enough to defend. South Africa lost their openers to the quicks early but Gibbs and AB stitched together a match-winning stand. Malinga, Udana and Kulasekara bowled well. So thats it from us. Thanks for tuning in.

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Kulasekara to Duminy, FOUR runs
game over! Kulasekara hits a length, too wide, Duminy gets under the ball and drives it over mid-off to seal victory by six wickets

Duminy takes guard. Boucher has played well. Kulasekara will bowl the last over.

end of over 199 runs
SA: 109/4CRR: 5.73 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Mark Boucher8 (6)
Jean-Paul Duminy8 (7)
Ajantha Mendis4-0-23-0

Two boundaries and the scores are leveled.

Mendis to Boucher, FOUR runs
skips out and collects on the full, driving straight and very hard
Mendis to Boucher, no run
straighter ball, no turn, he gets back and works it away to the on side
Mendis to Boucher, FOUR runs
fuller in length and he laces a drive, gets a thick edge to third man
Mendis to Boucher, no run
flat delivery out the side of the hand, he goes back and defends
Mendis to Boucher, no run
tossed up on off stump and he comes well forward to drive to cover
Mendis to Duminy, 1 run
slowly looped up on leg stump and Duminy turns it away for one

Mendis returns for his last over.

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 100/4CRR: 5.55 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Mark Boucher0 (1)
Jean-Paul Duminy7 (6)
Lasith Malinga4-0-21-2
Malinga to Boucher, no run
good one, slow and straight and Boucher goes back and somehow manages to bring his bat down on the ball, thats terrific death bowling and Malinga bowls out

Gibbs' innings ends. He played slowly but set South Africa up. They need ten from 13 balls.

Malinga to Gibbs, OUT
leg stump takes a walk! Thats a clever slower ball from Malinga, no room at all, its very straight and deceives Gibbs as he yet again backs away, good bowling this
HH Gibbs b Malinga 48 (53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 90.56
Malinga to Gibbs, 2 runs
confident shot, gives himself room and drives a dead straight full delivery into the covers to raise the 100 for South Africa
Malinga to Gibbs, no run
yorker outside off stump, swinging away, Gibbs makes room and reaches out to squeeze the ball away square on the off side
Malinga to Gibbs, 4 byes
ah thats lucky for Gibbs and difficult for Sangakkara! Malinga slides one down leg stump as Gibbs makes room to drive, it misses everyone and runs to fine leg
Malinga to Duminy, 1 run
good short ball on leg stump, Duminy tries to turn it away but the ball drops at his feet, Gibbs calls for the manic single, Malinga collects and takes aim at the other end but misses and so Duminy survives

Good over for South Africa. Malinga will finish off his spell. South Africa need 17 from 18 balls.

end of over 1711 runs
SA: 93/3CRR: 5.47 • RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 from 18b
Herschelle Gibbs46 (49)
Jean-Paul Duminy6 (5)
Tillakaratne Dilshan1-0-11-0
Dilshan to Gibbs, 2 runs
another dance down, another heave across the line, not timed well but Gibbs picks the gap and two fielders runs across, its the man coming in from deep mid-on who collects
Dilshan to Duminy, 1 run
fired in flat and fast and he clips it away for a single
Dilshan to Gibbs, 1 run
now he drives inside-out over the covers for a single
Dilshan to Gibbs, FOUR runs
skips out and swats this one over midwicket for a one-bounce four
Dilshan to Gibbs, 2 runs
oh ho ho another drop right on the boundary edge! Gibbs dances out and lofts the ball straight, very high too, Silva runs across to long-off, grabs it, but drops it as he loses balance, luckily he didn't parry it over the ropes
Match details
Lord's, London
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches 2009
Players per side13(11 batting, 11 fielding)
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days3 June 2009 (20-over match)
Tony Hill
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
Marais Erasmus