Sri Lanka vs S Africa
SL win by 180 runs
Sri Lanka have convincingly won the first ODI against South Africa, thanks to Sangakkara's best ODI score of 169 runs. Herath, Malinga and Perera did the rest and the Proteas kept losing wickets at regular intervals. SL lead the series 1-0.
Over 31.5 SA 140/10 ( Morris 9)
A single from the first ball of the Herath over. Phangiso on strike now. WICKET! Phangiso stumped, he marched down the pitch and missed it completely. South Africa all out for 140. Sri Lanka win by 180 runs.
Over 31 SA 139/9 ( Morris 8, Phangiso 0)
Morris takes a single from the first ball to bring Phangiso on strike. Just the single from the over.
Over 30 SA 138/9 ( Morris 8, Phangiso 0)
Morkel joins Morris in the middle. Herath continues to Morkel who tries to clear long on but Thirimanne takes a great catch. WICKET! It almost went over his head, but Thirimanne takes a great catch, jumping at the right time and grabbing it out of thin air. Morkel goes for a duck and is replaced with Phangiso who blocks out the rest of the over.
Over 29 SA 138/8 ( Morris 8)
Perera brought back into the attack. A single to Morris on the leg side. Peterson pulls this to square leg for a single. A wide down leg, appeal for caught behind but only Perera was interested in the appeal. WICKET! South Africa lose their 8th, Tharanga takes a good catch at deep square leg. Peterson falls, Tharanga makes a lot of ground and takes it inches off the ground.
Over 28 SA 134/7 (Peterson 28, Morris 8)
Herath comes back into the attack and starts with a wide. Peterson takes a quick single and makes it easily in the end. A shout for lbw but it was going down leg. A single to Morris as he comes down the pitch and hits it to long on. Three runs from the over.
Over 27 SA 131/7 (Peterson 27, Morris 8)
Dilshan continues, just when one expects Malinga and Herath to come back. Morris hits it over the field for a couple of runs, slightly mistimed so it does not reach the boundary. It goes through everything for four. After 27 overs, SA are 131 for 7.
Over 26 SA 124/7 (Peterson 26, Morris 2)
Mubarak continues, and the Proteas take a couple of singles. Morris can bat, but getting 200 runs from 24 overs is a massive task. Five singles from the over.
Over 25 SA 119/7 (Peterson 23, Morris 0)
Dilshan keeping things quiet with some wicket to wicket bowling. WICKET! McLaren holes it to mid on, a poor shot and South Africa lose their 7th wicket. Morris is the new man in, he has a chat with Peterson before facing Dilshan. Morris blocks the rest of the over.
Over 24 SA 118/6 (Peterson 22, McLaren 4)
Jehan Mubarak comes into the attack. He drops it short and Peterson pulls it away for four through midwicket. A good shot from Peterson, the poor delivery getting the treatment it deserves. Peterson takes a couple as he works the ball into the offside, then gives the strike to McLaren with a single down leg. McLaren gets a full toss but can't put it away, plays it to long on for a single.
Over 23 SA 109/6 (Peterson 14, McLaren 3)
Dilshan to McLaren as Peterson takes a single from the first ball. Just a single from the over, the asking rate climbing with every dot.
Over 22 SA 108/6 (Peterson 13, McLaren 3)
Herath continues, Sri Lanka will be looking to finish this game sooner and set a tone for the rest of the series. McLaren sweeps it and gets a couple of runs to fine leg. Just three runs from the over, SA 108 for 6.
Over 21 SA 105/6 (Peterson 12, McLaren 1)
WICKET! Miller tries to cut Dilshan and misses, gets an inside edge on to the stumps. Another wicket for Sri Lanka, the Proteas sink deeper. McLaren is the new batsman, South Africa need 218 runs from 29.4 overs to win. The required rate is now over 7 per over. After 21 overs, SA 105 for 6.
Over 20 SA 102/5 (Peterson 10, Miller 14)
Herath starts his 5th over, Miller comes down the pitch to him but can't hit him away. Miller gets a single to long on. A couple of dots as Peterson hits it straight back to Herath, and then blocks a quick one. Then he picks up a single on the leg side. Miller hits it out of the ground, a much needed six, just walks out of his crease and hits it out of the park.
Over 19 SA 94/5 (Peterson 9, Miller 7)
Miller slashes it to the sweeper on the off side for a single. Dilshan comes into the attack. A quick over from Dilshan just three singles from it.
Over 18 SA 91/5 (Peterson 7, Miller 6)
Herath continues. Miller pushes it to deep square leg for a single. Miller comes down the wicket and gets a single making it four singles from the over.
Over 17 SA 87/5 (Peterson 5, Miller 4)
Faf hits it straight to the short extra cover fielder, WICKET! Perera gets another wicket and it is a good catch. South Africa lose half their side, Chandimal takes the catch. Peterson starts with a top edge, extra bounce from Perera, and luckily for the batsman it goes over the slips for four. Peterson angles it to square leg for a single. After 17 overs, SA 87 for 5.
Over 16 SA 82/4 (du Plessis 4, Miller 4)
Herath will be challenging the batsmen, he is getting the ball to spin. Miller takes a single to long on and then Faf takes a single to deep cover. Miller gets a single. Four singles from the over.
Over 15 SA 78/4 (du Plessis 3, Miller 1)
The required rate is around 6.8 per over now. Faf plays it through the covers for a couple of runs. South Africa need to rebuild now, just two from the over.
Over 14 SA 76/4 (du Plessis 2, Miller 0)
The Proteas were going at a good rate until Herath got AB out and then Petersen edged one the the keeper. Herath will bowl to Miller who is the new man in. Just a single from the Herath over.
- 20th Jul 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
- R. Premadasa Stadium
- R A Kettleborough, R Martinesz
- TV Umpire
- R J Tucker
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- R R Wimalasiri
s africa BATTING CARD
|C.A. Ingram||b Malinga||0|
|A.N. Petersen||c Sangakkara b Perera||29|
|J.P. Duminy||c Sangakkara b Eranga||15|
|A.B. de Villiers||b Herath||23|
|F. du Plessis||c Chandimal b Perera||4|
|D.A. Miller||b Dilshan||14|
|R.J. Peterson||c Tharanga b Perera||29|
|R. McLaren||c Perera b Dilshan||4|
|C.H. Morris||Not out||9|
|M. Morkel||c Thirimanne b Herath||0|
|A.M. Phangiso||s Sangakkara b Herath||0|
|Extras||2w, 4b, 7lb||13|
|Total||All Out, 31.5 Overs||140|