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2nd ODI (D/N), Kandy, Jul 9 2014, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
(38.1/50 ov, target 268)180
Sri Lanka won by 87 runs
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

All-round Dilshan overpowers South Africa

A defiant century from Hashim Amla was not enough for South Africa as Tillakaratne Dilshan took Sri Lanka to a competitive total and helped defend it by causing a mini collapse in the middle order

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka267/10(49.2 overs)
South Africa180/10(38.1 overs)

Presentation:

AB de Villiers: "Thought we started really slowly with the ball. Still in with a chance. We pulled it back to 260 from 300 and above. Hash played an amazing innings and not enough partnerships around him. I got out to a soft dismissal. Dale showed that if you spent enough time you could do. I got out but there are other batsmen too."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "I'm really enjoying playing here in Pallekele. I got the message that 260-270 was a good total. It turned later in the evening. Not easy to bowl with the new rules. But I'm enjoying it. I have returned from Tests and I am focusing on the next World Cup now."

Mathews: "I was a bit concerned after we collapsed, thought 30-40 runs short. Dilshan played a great knock. All spinners contributed. We knew the South Africans were coming hard at us. Looking forward to the third game."

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company. Argentina v Netherlands coming up. And after that, on Saturday, is the decider at Hambantota. It's a day game. We will see you then. Goodbye!

End of match: Sri Lanka keep the series alive going into the third game. The game was slipping away until AB de Villiers played that shot. He ducked his head as soon as the ball dipped towards the long-on fielder. Nobody knew it at that point but Sri Lanka were given an escape route and only Amla stood in their way. Their spinners brought them back but Amla's dismissal all but confirmed the win.

Some records still stand - SA are yet to beat SL in two consecutive matches in their backyard and they are yet to beat them in an ODI when set 250 or above. On the 13 occasions before this one when Amla has scored an ODI century, South Africa have emerged victorious. Until tonight.

The choice for the Man of the Match should be unanimous. Dilshan stood out with bat and ball yet again. Presentation coming up.

Mazher Arshad: "Tillakaratne Dilshan in 11 ODIs at Pallekele has 768 runs at an average of 96.00 and 9 wickets at average 16.66."

38.1
W
Mendis to Steyn, OUT

Steyn's been given out lbw and Steyn is reviewing it, it was the googly, Steyn was trapped on the back foot, the ball hits the top flap of the pad first and then the bat, height was the doubt and Hawkeye shows the ball hitting the top of the off stump, umpire's call stands, Steyn's gone and that's the match

Dale Steyn lbw b Mendis 23 (53m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.71
end of over 38Wicket maiden
SA: 180/9CRR: 4.73 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 88 from 12 overs
Imran Tahir0 (2)
Dale Steyn23 (34)
Lasith Malinga6-1-24-4
Sachithra Senanayake7-1-36-1
37.6
Malinga to Tahir, no run

this time he keeps it out to the off side

37.5
Malinga to Tahir, no run

another yorker and there's a big shout for the lbw and he was not given, they review it, bizarrely the ball went under the bat, spun back in and hit the pads, not in front of the stumps though so he is safe

Rohit Yadav: "Amla's weakness sorted out, It's 'full-toss'.. :)"

37.4
W
Malinga to Morkel, OUT

another yorker but this time Morkel couldn't keep it out, it was in fact the slower ball, Morkel played all around it and the ball struck the off stump

Morne Morkel b Malinga 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
37.3
Malinga to Morkel, no run

he gets a yorker and he digs it out back to the bowler

Will Steyn shepherd Morkel?

37.2
W
Malinga to Amla, OUT

it's a full toss and Amla has holed out! On the body and he looks to swing it over the infield but a very easy catch for Senanayake at midwicket, they check if the ball was above waist height but it was within the limit

Hashim Amla c Senanayake b Malinga 101 (162m 102b 11x4 0x6) SR: 99.02
37.1
Malinga to Amla, no run

it's a full toss and he swings and mistimes it wide of mid-on who dives but doesn't take the single

Twitchy little period for SL. Malinga pulls back before delivery. Not sure why

end of over 3712 runs
SA: 180/7CRR: 4.86 • RRR: 6.77 • Need 88 from 13 overs
Dale Steyn23 (34)
Hashim Amla101 (100)
Sachithra Senanayake7-1-36-1
Lasith Malinga5-0-24-2
36.6
Senanayake to Steyn, no run

full on the stumps and defended

36.6
1w
Senanayake to Steyn, 1 wide

round the wicket and yet another wide down leg

36.5
4
Senanayake to Steyn, FOUR runs

South Africa are not giving up! Tossed up and Steyn gives the charge and lofts him over extra cover, making use of the powerplay

36.4
Senanayake to Steyn, no run

gets forward and pushes it to the off side

36.4
1w
Senanayake to Steyn, 1 wide

makes the same mistake again, too wide down leg

36.4
1w
Senanayake to Steyn, 1 wide

poor ball as he strays down the leg side

36.3
4
Senanayake to Steyn, FOUR runs

he comes down the track, wants to hit it straight and he gets an outside edge that clears point, nobody there

36.2
Senanayake to Steyn, no run

tossed up and he comes forward and defends

36.1
1
Senanayake to Amla, 1 run

in the air and drops short! Strange shot, he brings out the slog and it's a top edge that drops short of deep square running in

end of over 368 runs
SA: 168/7CRR: 4.66 • RRR: 7.14 • Need 100 from 14 overs
Hashim Amla100 (99)
Dale Steyn15 (29)
Lasith Malinga5-0-24-2
Ajantha Mendis6-2-18-1
35.6
1
Malinga to Amla, 1 run

it's a low full toss on the pads and he reaches his century! He also keeps the strike, single to deep square, no major celebrations because his team has its back to the wall, century under pressure

35.5
Malinga to Amla, no run

the ball stops on him a bit and he stabs it to mid-off

35.4
4
Malinga to Amla, FOUR runs

that was a classic shot! Length ball on the middle stump, he punches it over mid-on, knew the fielder was up and the follow through was great too

35.4
1w
Malinga to Amla, 1 wide

he strays down the leg side and wide called

Best performances - batsmen
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
101 runs (102)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
37 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
2519142061025
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
86 runs (90)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
12910213151213
Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
O
6
M
1
R
24
W
4
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Ryan McLaren
R McLaren
O
10
M
0
R
48
W
4
ECO
4.8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Sri Lanka
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI No. 3501
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 days9 July 2014 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe