3rd ODI (D/N), Bloemfontein, January 17, 2012, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(34/34 ov, T:176) 179/5

South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
72 (74)
Sri Lanka INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Upul Tharanga c Ingram b Peterson5865905289.23
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)c Steyn b Duminy33491012067.34
Kumar Sangakkara run out (du Plessis)38374631102.70
Dinesh Chandimal c Smith b M Morkel3654763066.66
Mahela Jayawardene run out (Ingram)1519261078.94
Nuwan Kulasekara  b M Morkel40385911105.26
Angelo Mathews c Peterson b Tsotsobe15142320107.14
Kosala Kulasekara run out (Tsotsobe/†de Villiers)1920310095.00
Lasith Malinga  b Steyn2440050.00
Rangana Herath not out 11500100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 7)9
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.32, 231 Mts)266/9
Did not bat: Dhammika Prasad 
Fall of wickets: 1-94 (Upul Tharanga, 18.3 ov), 2-102 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 20.1 ov), 3-154 (Kumar Sangakkara, 29.1 ov), 4-183 (Mahela Jayawardene, 35.4 ov), 5-192 (Dinesh Chandimal, 38.1 ov), 6-220 (Angelo Mathews, 43.3 ov), 7-259 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (Lasith Malinga, 49.3 ov), 9-266 (Kosala Kulasekara, 49.6 ov)
Morne Morkel906527.22216100
38.1 to LD Chandimal, South Africa continue to chip away at Sri Lanka, Morne has Chandimal hurried in to a pull to a pacy short ball from outside off, he ends up flailing at it, and the top edge is safely taken by Smith running to his right at mid off. 192/5
48.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, got 'em! Morne gets the yorker on target, Nuwan misses for once as he clears the front leg and swings, and the stumps are rattled, but he's made more than his share of runs. 259/7
Lonwabo Tsotsobe1004014.00352020
43.3 to AD Mathews, gone this time, South Africa hold on to a catch, Tsotsobe strikes with a slower one, Mathews ends up chipping it towards long on who comes forward to take a low catch. 220/6
Dale Steyn1005515.50286010
49.3 to SL Malinga, done in by the full and slow delivery, Malinga was backing away all the time and was through with the slog before the ball arrived, Steyn finds the stumps. 262/8
Jean-Paul Duminy502615.20160210
20.1 to TM Dilshan, spin strikes once again, the top edged sweep leads to the downfall of a SL batsman once again, Dilshan, who has batted with so much care, so much uncharacteristic caution, and just when he was starting to play his strokes, he sweeps a flighted delivery straight to Steyn at deep backward square leg, the fast bowler takes a neat tumbling catch. 102/2
Albie Morkel20904.5071010
Robin Peterson1004514.50311111
18.3 to WU Tharanga, eep, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket out of nowhere, just like that, it was becoming too easy for them, Tharanga went for a casual sweep, and the top edge is taken easily by short fine leg. 94/1
Faf du Plessis402506.2591010
South Africa INNINGS (Target: 176 runs from 34 overs)
Graeme Smith  b Malinga213210015.38
Alviro Petersen lbw b Dilshan1727571062.96
Colin Ingram  b Malinga138930162.50
Faf du Plessis run out (Mathews/†Sangakkara)7274997097.29
Jean-Paul Duminy run out (KMDN Kulasekara)2534492073.52
AB de Villiers (c)†not out 39365030108.33
Albie Morkel not out 712270058.33
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL34 Ov (RR: 5.26, 157 Mts)179/5
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Graeme Smith, 4.5 ov), 2-29 (Colin Ingram, 6.2 ov), 3-52 (Alviro Petersen, 12.1 ov), 4-113 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 23.3 ov), 5-147 (Faf du Plessis, 28.6 ov)
Lasith Malinga512024.00192020
4.5 to GC Smith, through him! Malinga finds the right delivery, curling in full towards middle and leg, Smith was trying to work it across the line, left a huge gap between bat and pad, and allowed the ball to make a mess of his stumps. 14/1
6.2 to CA Ingram, not the first batsman to be done in by the low slow dipping Malinga full toss, he was caught clueless by the delivery that seems harmless as it is slung in, but then dips teasingly as it approaches the batsman who ended up playing all over it, the ball goes on to strike the stumps low. 29/2
Nuwan Kulasekara603105.16183000
Dhammika Prasad503807.60136000
Rangana Herath602404.00160000
Tillakaratne Dilshan502214.40110000
12.1 to AN Petersen, Dilshan strikes first ball! From around the stumps, Alviro goes for a reverse sweep, misses completely, given after a big appeal, SA ask for a review, that pitched in line with the stumps and ball tracker shows it going on to hit off and middle, not a great stroke to play against the offspinner first up, in hindsight. 52/3
Kosala Kulasekara302107.0083000
Angelo Mathews402105.25102000
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TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Faf du Plessis
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3227
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 days17 January 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (WU Tharanga 42, TM Dilshan 10, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 66/0 in 14.0 overs (WU Tharanga 48, TM Dilshan 15)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 33 runs, 1 wicket)
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (115 balls), Extras 6
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.4 overs (167 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (KC Sangakkara 32, LD Chandimal 15, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 154/3 in 29.1 overs (LD Chandimal 16)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 9
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (286 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 266/9 in 50.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 1)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 12.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - AN Petersen (Struck down)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 64/3 in 15.0 overs (F du Plessis 23, JP Duminy 7)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 33 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (F du Plessis 31, JP Duminy 18, Ex 1)
  • F du Plessis: 50 off 55 balls (5 x 4)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: South Africa - 166/5 in 32.0 overs (AB de Villiers 30, JA Morkel 4)
  • Rain: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
  • Wet Ground: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
  • Rain: South Africa - 179/5 in 34.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, JA Morkel 7)
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