2nd ODI, East London, January 14, 2012, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(48.4/50 ov, T:237) 237/5

South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
66* (87)
Sri Lanka INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Upul Tharanga c †de Villiers b M Morkel66851256177.64
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)run out (du Plessis)048000.00
Kumar Sangakkara c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe328360010.71
Dinesh Chandimal not out 921151796080.00
Mahela Jayawardene c Steyn b M Morkel1926391073.07
Nuwan Kulasekara c Peterson b Tsotsobe22131222169.23
Angelo Mathews c M Morkel b Steyn2829471196.55
Extras(lb 1, w 5)6
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.72, 225 Mts)236/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.4 ov), 2-21 (Kumar Sangakkara, 9.6 ov), 3-105 (Upul Tharanga, 28.3 ov), 4-140 (Mahela Jayawardene, 37.2 ov), 5-164 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 39.5 ov), 6-236 (Angelo Mathews, 49.6 ov)
Dale Steyn915416.00295100
49.6 to AD Mathews, and a wicket to end the innings. Mathews tries to create room and go over mid-off, but the ball stops on him and he toe-ends to Morne at mid-off. Sri Lanka will want the slowness to continue in the chase - this pitch is right up their alley.. 236/6
Lonwabo Tsotsobe1024324.30353100
9.6 to KC Sangakkara, oh Sanga. Goner. He's been resolute all morning, but inevitably pokes at one outside off. That was on a length, not there for the drive or the cut, and probably had to be left alone. Sanga had left alone too many already, and chose to nibble at it. Thin edge, dies on AB, who takes it in front.. 21/2
39.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, You thought that Steyn catch was a classic? Petersen says hang on, I have some more entertainment. Kula goes back and looks for another straight loft, but doesn't time it that well. Robin is inside the circle at mid-on, and runs back half the way from East London to London proper, looking back over his right shoulder all the time. He then lunges full length forward towards the ropes and the ball tumbles into his palms as he sprawls. South Africa - setting high fielding standards since 1992, only to raise the bar soon after.. 164/5
Morne Morkel913924.33293030
28.3 to WU Tharanga, ah, tragic for SL. Just as he was looking super-ominous, Tharanga is gone. Short of a length and angled across, not too much pace, no sideways movement. Not much room to work with. Tharanga did what he's done efficiently all day - he attempted to make some room and steer with an open-face to third man, but this time he edges it into AB's gloves. Well played, given the circumstances, but he'll hurt on the way back in.. 105/3
37.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, holy cow! Is that a plane? is that Jonty Rhodes? No, that's Dale Steyn! Morne angles a length ball into Mahela's pads, and it is there to be helped along to fine leg. Mahela makes very good connection as he moves inside the line and whip-glances. Steyn is inside the circle at short file leg. He moves to his left, takes off and plucks it when he's nearly fully horizontal, with both hands. Shades of McGrath's catch of Vaughan in Adelaide, many years ago, in the age when Australia used to win the Ashes. Who said fast bowlers can't field. Superb take!. 140/4
Albie Morkel602904.83162000
Jean-Paul Duminy602604.33170110
Robin Peterson1004404.40313110
South Africa INNINGS (Target: 237 runs from 50 overs)
Graeme Smith c Tharanga b Prasad2856762050.00
Hashim Amla  b Prasad5558975294.82
Jacques Kallis c Chandimal b Prasad3751793072.54
Jean-Paul Duminy not out 66871270175.86
AB de Villiers (c)†run out (KMDN Kulasekara)17132620130.76
Faf du Plessis c & b Malinga18162620112.50
Albie Morkel not out 12111410109.09
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL48.4 Ov (RR: 4.86, 225 Mts)237/5
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Graeme Smith, 16.3 ov), 2-94 (Hashim Amla, 20.5 ov), 3-152 (Jacques Kallis, 35.1 ov), 4-193 (AB de Villiers, 40.4 ov), 5-224 (Faf du Plessis, 46.2 ov)
Lasith Malinga1013813.80354000
46.2 to F du Plessis, Faf's gone. Malinga is still not done with this game. The yorkers haven't worked today, but the slower balls are. Slow offcutter, stops on Faf who pats it right back after committing to the drive too early. Malinga takes the return catch well.. 224/5
Nuwan Kulasekara804705.87233200
Angelo Mathews201306.5041010
Dhammika Prasad1004634.60263000
16.3 to GC Smith, a wicket out of nowhere. A gift from Smith. Can Sri Lanka make this work for them? Short ball at the body, it was there for the pull, but Smith just played an inch lower than he should have and top-edged it. Easy catch for Tharanga close in on the leg side.. 76/1
20.5 to HM Amla, whoa, Prasad has gone right through Hash. Amla was batting on a pristine plane, and looked capable of doing anything. He tried to play this across the line, it wasn't on a full length, and that just made the shot more dangerous. Amla misses for once, and Prasad gets the inward seam to come in and spread-eagle his stumps.. 94/2
35.1 to JH Kallis, Kallis is gone! Prasad has his third, Kallis had backed away and was looking to go over extra cover, he ended up slicing it to the man on the sweeper cover boundary who judged the tumbling take well. 152/3
Tillakaratne Dilshan8.404405.07234000
Kosala Kulasekara10606.0010000
Rangana Herath904004.44240100
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TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Jean-Paul Duminy
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3226
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days14 January 2012 - day (50-over match)
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
South Africa
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 21 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 10.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - WU Tharanga (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 34/2 in 14.1 overs (WU Tharanga 27, LD Chandimal 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (WU Tharanga 28, LD Chandimal 25, Ex 0)
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.3 overs (165 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 115/3 in 32.0 overs (LD Chandimal 38, DPMD Jayawardene 5)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 5
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 84 balls (1 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 6
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (LD Chandimal 34, AD Mathews 15, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 236/6 in 50.0 overs (LD Chandimal 92)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (GC Smith 20, HM Amla 29, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 75/0 in 15.0 overs (GC Smith 28, HM Amla 46)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 1 wicket)
  • HM Amla: 50 off 50 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 23.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S George, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 136/2 in 32.0 overs (JH Kallis 29, JP Duminy 22)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (JH Kallis 24, JP Duminy 25, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 2
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 63 balls (1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (251 balls), Extras 4