Sri Lanka vs S Africa
Over 22 SL 86/1 (Sangakkara 21, Dilshan 45)
Sanga plays it into the gaps on the leg side for a single, after Dilshan pushes a single through cover. Peterson gets some turn from the pitch, Dilshan misses. A single to end the over, just three from it.
Over 21 SL 84/1 (Sangakkara 20, Dilshan 43)
Duminy continues and Dilshan gets a single. Sanga takes a single and Dilshan misses the cut shot. Just a single to end the over, making it three from the over, Duminy bowling well and containing the run flow.
Over 20 SL 81/1 (Sangakkara 19, Dilshan 41)
The run rate required is above 5.3 now. Peterson continues, SL need 165 to win from here. Dilshan works it through the covers for a single. Sanga goes for the pull and misses it completely. Four, this time he gets hold of it and it is four runs, releasing the pressure, pulled over square leg. Sanga sweeps to fine leg for a couple of runs.
Over 19 SL 74/1 (Sangakkara 13, Dilshan 40)
Duminy comes into the attack, and a chance of a run out, Dilshan was called for a run and then sent back. The throw hits Dilshan but he was not changing the direction in which he ran so he is fine. Just a single from the over.
Over 18 SL 73/1 (Sangakkara 13, Dilshan 39)
Peterson continues, Sanga hits a couple straight back to the bowler. Sanga gets it through short midwicket for a single. A quick single and they get there in the end, Duminy's throw was slightly wide and that is enough for Dilshan to get home safely. Another quick single, SL 73 for 1 after 18.
Over 17 SL 69/1 (Sangakkara 11, Dilshan 37)
After drinks, Kleinveldt continues. Dilshan nudges it down to third man, it runs fine and goes for a boundary. Dilshan just waited on his back foot and opens the face of the bat. Just the boundary from the over.
Over 16 SL 65/1 (Sangakkara 11, Dilshan 33)
Peterson continues and Sanga gets it through short midwicket for a single. Dilshan blocks a few and then takes a single square of the wicket. The throw was wild, Dilshan was stuck at the non strikers end and Sanga was half way down the pitch. A chance of a run out, and they get 2 over throws.
Over 15 SL 61/1 (Sangakkara 7, Dilshan 32)
Kleinveldt to continue, the required rate is over 5 now. Kleinveldt is bowling well, just keeping it simple and wicket to wicket. Good backing up from Morkel, stopping the over throws. A single to Dilshan, running it down to third man. Just two singles from the over, SL 61 for 1 after 15.
Over 14 SL 59/1 (Sangakkara 7, Dilshan 31)
A couple runs for Sri Lanka, and they are 59 for 1 after 14 over.
Over 13 SL 57/1 (Sangakkara 6, Dilshan 30)
Kleinveldt bowls it just outside off at good length, Sanga edges it to Amla's left and Amla dives but can't hold on to that. Sanga plays it to the sweeper on the off side for a single. Good over for South Africa, three from it.
Over 12 SL 54/1 (Sangakkara 3, Dilshan 30)
Peterson comes into the attack and Dilshan pulls a short ball from him to the square leg boundary. SL bring their 50 up in style. 7 runs from the over, SL 54 for 1 after 12.
Over 11 SL 47/1 (Sangakkara 1, Dilshan 25)
Kleinveldt continues, Dilshan swings and misses. A single to Dilshan, playing it square of the wicket. Sanga is hit on the pads, but the ball was pitching outside leg. Sanga gets off the mark
Over 10 SL 45/1 (Sangakkara 0, Dilshan 24)
Sri Lanka will be pleased with this start, they have not lost any wickets. Tsotsobe is hit straight down the ground for four from Mahela, not a bad delivery, just a great shot from Mahela. A short ball and called a wide for height. WICKET! Mahela tries to edge it through to third man but Amla takes a great catch. Sri Lanka 45 for 1. Sanga replaces Mahela. After 10 overs, SL 45 for 1.
Over 9 SL 40/0 (Jayawardene 8, Dilshan 24)
Kleinveldt into the attack. Dilshan digs out the yorker and then plays and misses outside the off stump. Dilshan pulls it to the deep square leg boundary for four, a couple of quiet balls and Sri Lanka on the attack again. Just the boundary from the over, SL 40 for no loss after 9 overs.
Over 8 SL 36/0 (Jayawardene 8, Dilshan 20)
Mahela pulls to the square leg boundary and Morkel does well to keep it down to a single. A good over from Tsotsobe just a couple of runs so far, Mahela spoils it with a boundary of the last ball. Mahela clears his front foot and hits it through midwicket for four.
Over 7 SL 30/0 (Jayawardene 3, Dilshan 19)
Morkel starts his 4th over. Tsotsobe stops it a fine leg, Dilshan pads it fine for a run, given leg byes. Mahela comes down the wicket, Morkel bowls the bouncer and Mahela misses. A quick single, de Kock does well to put pressure on the batsmen but his throw misses the stumps. Dilshan cuts it through point for a boundary, the fielder can't stop that and it races to the ropes. A wide down leg from Morkel. Good work from Peterson at third man but can't stop stop the boundary. Big over for Sri Lanka, 11 runs from it.
Over 6 SL 19/0 (Jayawardene 3, Dilshan 11)
Dilshan pulls past Duminy for a couple of runs. Mahela cuts to Behardien at point for no run. The required rate is inching towards 5 per over now. Mahela drives but can't get it through Peterson at midwicket. After 6 overs, SL 19 for no loss.
Over 5 SL 16/0 (Jayawardene 3, Dilshan 8)
Morkel continues, South Africa still looking for their first wicket. A shout for caught behind, Morkel appeals as the ball goes down leg and de Kock does well to catch it. Mahela is disappointed that it was not given a wide. Another play and a miss from Mahela, a wild slash outside off. A maiden from Morkel.
Over 4 SL 16/0 (Jayawardene 3, Dilshan 8)
A single from the third ball as Mahela slices it away from slip to third man. Just a single from the over, a much better over from Tsotsobe.
Over 3 SL 15/0 (Jayawardene 2, Dilshan 8)
Morkel continues, South Africa need an early wicket. Morkel bowls a wide. A shout for lbw, but height was an issue. Dilshan survives, replays show it was going down leg too. Another wide called, Morkel strays down leg. Morkel bowls a slower off cutter. A wide outside off now, this is poor use of the new ball. Three from the over, three wides.
- 28th Jul 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
- R S A Palliyaguruge, R J Tucker
- TV Umpire
- R A Kettleborough
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- R Martinesz
sri lanka BATTING CARD
|T.M. Dilshan||Not out||115|
|D.P.M.D. Jayawardene||c Amla b Tsotsobe||12|
|K.C. Sangakkara||c Kleinveldt b Morkel||91|
|H.D.R.L. Thirimanne||Not out||1|
|Extras||1nb, 17w, 2lb||20|
|Total||44.0 Overs||239 - 2|