Sri Lanka vs S Africa
SA win by 56 runs
South Africa have won the match by 56 runs, they did not bat too well, getting starts and then losing wickets at regular intervals. Miller the stand out performer with the bat with his 85 not out, taking South Africa to 223 for 7 from their 50 overs. Some disciplined bowling and fielding helped them to claim their first win of the series.
Over 43.2 SL 167/10 (Herath 12)
Duminy starts his last over, Herath plays the reverse sweep for a single. Tsotsobe takes the catch and Mendis is out, Duminy gets his first wickets, but some good bowling from the South Africans and a solid performance. South Africa win by 56 runs.
Over 43 SL 166/9 (Mendis 0, Herath 11)
Faf du Plessis takes the catch, Behardien takes the WICKET, Thisara Perera's luck runs out and he gets a top edge. Big innings coming to an end, Sri Lanka lose their 8th wicket. Malinga is the new batsman, Herath swings and misses. WICKET! Behardien keeps it simple and Malinga misses a straighter one. Malinga is bowled, Behardien gets his 3rd wicket. Ajantha Mendis comes out to bat. Great over for South Africa.
Over 42 SL 165/7 (T Perera 65, Herath 10)
Duminy continues, Perera takes a single down the wicket. Another suicide single, Duminy throws it and just misses the stumps. Perera gets a single through extra cover. 8 overs to go, Sri Lanka need 59 more to win.
Over 41 SL 161/7 (T Perera 63, Herath 9)
10 overs to go, Sri Lanka need 68 runs, Behardien comes back into the attack. Herath looking for a single, but does not get it. Herath pulls it, good position and balance, four more for Sri Lanka through midwicket. Herath takes a single, Perera on strike with one ball to go. Sri Lanka need 62 more to win
Over 40 SL 155/7 (T Perera 62, Herath 4)
A quick single taken by Herath to bring Perera on strike. Duminy continues, Perera has not scored against him today. Perera takes a single through midwicket. Duminy's over pushes the required rate, just three singles from the over.
Over 39 SL 153/7 (T Perera 61, Herath 2)
Perera starts the over with a boundary, smashing the ball down the ground. Perera hits it in the air, it does not go all the way but there is no fielder there so he is safe. Another boundary, Morkel gets hit over extra cover for four, Perera slashes hard and gets another boundary. Perera top edges it to short fine leg and Lonwabo drops him, another lucky break for Perera. After 39 overs, Sri Lanka need 71 from 11 overs to win.
Over 38 SL 143/7 (T Perera 51, Herath 2)
Perera powers it through the midwicket region again for a single. That seems to be his favourite region. Just a couple of singles from this over. Duminy finishes his 7th over, Sri Lanka need 81 from 12 overs to win.
Over 37 SL 141/7 (T Perera 50, Herath 1)
Morkel comes back into the attack, de Kock appeals for a caught behind but Morkel was not interested. There was a sound there, but the umpire gives it not out. Thisara cuts and cuts hard for four square of the wicket. Morkel changes his angle to over the wicket. Lucky for Perera, inside edges it past the stumps for four to fine leg. It just misses the stumps on its way, bringing up Perera's 50.
Over 36 SL 133/7 (T Perera 42, Herath 1)
The power play will be taken, Duminy will bowl the first over. Good first ball from Duminy, Perera misses it, but his intentions are clear. Perera defends, then picks up a single to midwicket. Herath on strike. Just a single from the over, 91 required to win from 14 overs.
Over 35 SL 132/7 (T Perera 41, Herath 1)
Behardien into the attack, bowling to a similar field as Peterson and Thisara on strike again. The crowd have certainly found their voices. Perera drives it through midwicket for a single. Herath edges it past the keeper for a couple of runs, Tsotsobe does well to keep this to a single. Perera drives it through midwicket again, gets a single. 15 overs to go, Sri Lanka 132 for 7.
Over 34 SL 129/7 (T Perera 39, Herath 0)
Duminy continues, and begins with a few dots. Herath unable to get a single to give Perera the strike. Duminy bowls a maiden, South AFrica 129 for 7.
Over 33 SL 129/7 (T Perera 39, Herath 0)
Peterson comes back into the attack. Perera sweeps this for a six, ended up in a one-handed six, good shot over deep square leg. Six again, same region, same shot and same result. Six, another one, Peterson getting the treatment, this was over midwicket. Six and another one, 4th of the innings, a change of angle for Peterson and Perera muscles it to midwicket. Perera then hits a four straight down the ground. 35 runs from the over. Great over for Sri Lanka.
Over 32 SL 94/7 (T Perera 5, Herath 0)
Duminy continues. It has been a great performance from South Africa, their intensity in the field, and some accurate bowling have caused the wickets. The pitch also has been more responsive. The required rate is over 7 now, just a single from the over.
Over 31 SL 93/7 (T Perera 4, Herath 0)
Tsotsobe will be bowling after a discussion between AB and Morkel, the asking rate is 6.6 now. WICKET! Tsotsobe gets another wicket, South Africans take a drinks break. Mathews gets a leading edge and AB takes another catch at extra cover.
Over 30 SL 92/6 (T Perera 3, Mathews 14)
Duminy brought back into the attack to replace Behardien. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 92 for 6 after 30.
Over 29 SL 91/6 (T Perera 2, Mathews 14)
McLaren continues and a single for Mathews, and Thisara gets a big bouncer to start, called a wide for height. Perera gets a single square of the wicket, Peterson on the boundary. Mathews edges it and it goes just past the keeper for four, de Kock just misses a great catch. 91 for 6 after 29 overs.
Over 28 SL 82/6 (T Perera 0, Mathews 8)
Behardien continues, AB keeping Peterson for later in the innings. WICKET! Behardien gets a wicket with some extra bounce, Angelo Perera gets a top edge and AB takes a good catch, to get out the debutant for 1. One Perera goes and another one comes in, Thisara joins his captain in the middle. End of the 28th over, a single and a wicket from it.
Over 27 SL 81/5 (A Perera 1, Mathews 7)
McLaren comes into the attack. WICKET! McLaren gets Chandimal caught behind, AB brings McLaren back into the attack and he gets a wicket. Angelo Perera, the debutant is the new batsmen. He runs it down the third man for a single. A couple of runs to end the over, SA in control with Sri Lanka 81 for 5 after 27.
Over 26 SL 78/4 (Chandimal 29, Mathews 5)
A single to Morkel at long on, Chandimal takes a quick single, Faf does well to make it into a run out chance but can't get enough pace on the throw. A single down the ground, Behardien keeping it simple and straight. The required rate over 6 now. Alviro comes in quickly from extra cover and hits the stumps, but Mathews was safe.
- 26th Jul 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
- R A Kettleborough, R Martinesz
- TV Umpire
- R J Tucker
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- R S A Palliyaguruge
sri lanka BATTING CARD
|W.U. Tharanga||c Petersen b Tsotsobe||5|
|T.M. Dilshan||c de Villiers b Tsotsobe||6|
|K.C. Sangakkara||c Duminy b Tsotsobe||0|
|D.P.M.D. Jayawardene||b Peterson||24|
|L.D. Chandimal||c de Kock b McLaren||29|
|A.D. Mathews||c de Villiers b Tsotsobe||14|
|A.K. Perera||c de Villiers b Behardien||1|
|N.L.T.C. Perera||c du Plessis b Behardien||65|
|H.M.R.K.B. Herath||Not out||12|
|S.L. Malinga||b Behardien||0|
|B.A.W. Mendis||c Tsotsobe b Duminy||0|
|Extras||6w, 1b, 4lb||11|
|Total||All Out, 43.2 Overs||167|