Aug 29Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

3rd Match at Harare Sports Club, Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Aug 27West Indies vs. Bangladesh

Only T20I at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

Aug 27England vs. India

2nd ODI at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

India won by 133 runs

Aug 27Australia vs. South Africa

2nd Match at Harare Sports Club, Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Aug 26Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

2nd ODI at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

Sri Lanka won by 77 runs

Aug 25West Indies vs. Bangladesh

3rd ODI at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

West Indies won by 91 runs

Aug 30 10:00Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

3rd ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

Aug 30 15:00England vs. India

3rd ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Aug 31 13:00Zimbabwe vs. Australia

4th Match at Harare

Sep 02 13:00Australia vs. South Africa

5th Match at Harare

Sep 02 15:00England vs. India

4th ODI at Birmingham

Sep 04 13:00Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

6th Match at Harare

Highlights

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, 1st ODI

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Jul 06, 2014

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.2FOURN Kulasekara to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, nice way to get going, width on offer from Kulasekara, de Kock rolls his wrists around it and cuts it square past point for the first boundary of the day6/0
2.1FOURMalinga to de Kock, FOUR, that's all too easy for de Kock, Malinga went for the yorker, ends up offering a juicy full toss, de Kock presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler for a boundary11/0
3FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, 11 runs from the over, Malinga drops this one way too short, and it is easy pickings for Amla on this slow track, he swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it past square leg for a boundary18/0
5.1FOURN Kulasekara to Amla, leg byes, FOUR, too straight from Kulasekara, ends up straying onto Amla's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball brushes the pads and races away to the fine leg boundary25/0
8.3SIXSenanayake to de Kock, SIX, lovely shot, excellent use of the feet from de Kock, chips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it with the spin, clears the deep mid-wicket fence with ease41/0
8.5FOURSenanayake to de Kock, FOUR, sloppy from the fielder at point, Senanayake dropped this one shorter and well outside off, de Kock makes room and cuts it square towards point, the fielder allows the ball to go right through him45/0
12.5OUTMathews to de Kock, out Bowled!! Dragged on! Mathews gets the reward for some fine bowling. The slower ball from Mathews, he rolled his fingers around it, it was full and wide enough for the drive, de Kock went too hard at that, gets a thick inside edge that crashes back into the middle and off stump. The opening stand has been broken. de Kock b Mathews 27(35) [4s-3 6s-1]58/1
13.2OUTA Mendis to Kallis, out Lbw!! Mendis has struck, Kallis had no answer to that carrom ball. This was pushed through flatter and quicker, Kallis was looking to work it towards the on-side, the ball straightened a fraction and struck him bang in front of middle and off. It was on the back pad as well, easy call for umpire Ranmore Matinesz. Kallis doesn't even bother to think about a review, off he goes. Kallis lbw b A Mendis 0(2)60/2
14.5FOURMathews to de Villiers, FOUR, beautifully played, this was full and wide from Mathews, de Villiers used his reach to good effect, gets it right off the middle and creams it past cover for a boundary67/2
15.5FOURA Mendis to Amla, FOUR, good cricket from Amla, he gets tothe pitch of a well tossed up ball and lofts it back over the bowler's head, a couple of bounces and over the ropes for a boundary76/2
19.2DROPPEDA Mendis to de Villiers, no run, Mathews has dropped a tough catch, he bangs his hand on the ground in frustration, a big let-off for AB, he made room and was looking to go over mid-off, doesn't get hold of the shot, the ball was dipping as Mathews came charging forward, he gets his hands underneath but can't hold on91/2
19.5FOURA Mendis to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, Mendis gave this one plenty of air, Amla gets a big stride forward and lifts it nonchalantly over mid-off for a boundary96/2
20.3OTHERMalinga to Amla, no run, SL have lost their only review, this was banged in short by Malinga, Amla went for the pull and the ball missed everything on its way to the keeper. Malinga was convinced about a nick though, so was Sangakkara. Mathews decides to go for the review, and it is a poor one in the end99/2
21.2FOURA Mendis to Amla, FOUR, nicely played by Amla, this was full and wide from Mendis, Amla gets forward, plays with an open face and goes over extra cover for a boundary106/2
22.5DROPPEDPriyanjan to Amla, 1 run, dropped by Thisara Perera, that should have been taken, the check drive from Amla, he seemed to have stopped the shot mid-way, gets a lot of height. Perera came rushing in from long-n, dives forward and drops a clanger, Amla gets to his fifty as well112/2
24FOURSenanayake to Amla, FOUR, excellent use of the feet from Amla, comes down the track, converts it into a full toss and caresses it past extra cover for a boundary118/2
24.4FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, Amla is looking in excellent touch, back of a length and just outside off, Amla drives it on the up, gets the power and placement right as it beats the valiant dive from mid-off125/2
26.2FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, Amla is on song here, back of a length and well outside off, Amla drives it on the up and beats the sprawling dive from the man at extra cover137/2
28.1FOURPriyanjan to de Villiers, FOUR, cheeky and four, AB gets the reverse sweep going, gets on top of the bounce and gets it behind point, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy150/2
28.5FOURPriyanjan to de Villiers, FOUR, cracking shot, AB comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes over mid-off, one bounce and over the ropes156/2
29.3OTHERSenanayake to de Villiers, wide, Senanayake drifts one well outside leg, wide called, brings up the 100 run stand160/2
31.2OTHERN Kulasekara to de Villiers, 1 run, shimmies down the track and drives the full delivery to sweeper cover. 37th ODI fifty for ABdV169/2
31.5FOURN Kulasekara to de Villiers, FOUR, slower ball from Kula but ABdV spotted it very early. Waited for the ball to arrive and crashed it hard through extra-cover174/2
32SIXN Kulasekara to Amla, SIX, the extra ball gives South Africa a nice finish to the over. Probably Kula was attempting the yorker, he got it all wrong as it landed full and in the slot for the batsman to tee off, even though Amla moves leg-side a bit, he was able it smoke hard and long over the bowler's head182/2
32.5SIXMathews to de Villiers, SIX, a Sri Lankan fan in the stands has his hands on head! Why not? That was a dolly from their skipper! Slower ball full and asking to be hit, de Villiers gets under it and sends it sailing over long-off190/2
33.2FOURA Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, steps down and gets closer to the pitch of the ball, crashes the drive hard wide of mid-off and it races away197/2
35.4OTHERA Mendis to de Villiers, 2 runs, he's fetched this quicker delivery from well wide of off and pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket. 150 partnership comes up211/2
36OUTA Mendis to de Villiers, out Caught by N Kulasekara!! Mendis gets his second wicket and this fantastic stand has been broken! The crowd gets something to cheer. Carrom ball outside off stump, looked like ABdV just wanted to chip it over the infield, didn't try to hit it too hard but he ended up hitting it straight to long-off, who took a good low catch. de Villiers c N Kulasekara b A Mendis 75(70) [4s-5 6s-1]211/3
38.1OTHERPriyanjan to Amla, 1 run, 13th ODI hundred for Amla. He takes his helmet off and raises his bat. Just pushes the flighted delivery to long-on and gets to the milestone223/3
39.5FOURA Mendis to Amla, FOUR, on a length and just outside off, Amla nails the slog-sweep and dispatches the flighted ball to the deep mid wicket fence233/3
41.5OUTA Mendis to Amla, out Lbw!! End of a fine knock from Amla. Mendis gets his third wicket. Amla went across the stumps trying to help the full delivery on its way, but he misses and is hit plumb in front of middle and off. He didn't even bother to consult Duminy if he should send it upstairs as he knew he was a goner. Amla lbw b A Mendis 109(130) [4s-8 6s-1]239/4
44.3OUTSenanayake to Duminy, out Caught by Dilshan!! Disguised in the air and Duminy plays a loose drive. Leans forward, he was almost falling over as he attempted to go inside-out, hence he didn't make proper contact and drove it straight to cover, where Dilshan took a sharp low catch. Duminy's wicket at this stage of the innings is a big bonus for the hosts! Duminy c Dilshan b Senanayake 16(25)249/5
45.3FOURDilshan to McLaren, FOUR, short and asking to be hit, McLaren rocks back and pulls it handsomley over mid-wicket for a handy boundary. South Africa need more of these to propel their score256/5
47.5FOURDilshan to D Miller, FOUR, would you believe it? This is the first boundary for Miller! Full and down the leg side, Miller waits for the ball and sweeps it between backward square leg and short fine leg271/5
48FOURDilshan to D Miller, FOUR, Miller is turning it on here. Goes for the cheeky reverse sweep, the length was just perfect from Dilshan, Miller goes down low and smashes the full delivery past backward point275/5
48.2SIXPriyanjan to D Miller, SIX, another great hit! Not easy to down the wicket to an off-spinner and go inside-out, Miller got underneath this flatter delivery and sent it sailing over the extra-cover fence282/5
48.5FOURPriyanjan to McLaren, FOUR, can't bowl there! Full and in the slot, McLaren goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it easily over mid-wicket to pick up four crucial runs289/5
49.2SIXMalinga to D Miller, SIX, Miller gets under this full ball and he's connected that really well. Malinga is getting some reverse swing that goes away, the fact that the length was so full meant he could go inside-out, the ball found the sweet spot of the bat and disappeared298/5

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.5FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, short and asking to be hit, Perera waited on the back foot, swivelled slightly and nailed the pull really well for it to race away to deep mid-wicket11/0
3.2FOURPhilander to K Perera, FOUR, can't bowl down the leg side with fine leg inside the ring, Perera allows the ball to come and glances it away past short fine leg for a handy boundary16/0
4.3FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, wow! The pick up/pull shot off the front foot. The length wasn't all that short enough but Perera has managed to get under it and smoke it over mid-wicket. In fact, it went all the way21/0
5FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, well, he showed what he can do if your bowl short earlier in the over, if you are reluctant to correct your mistake, you will disappear all day. This sat up nicely to be hit, Perera goes back and pulls it hard and flat to the deep mid-wicket fence25/0
5.2FOURPhilander to K Perera, FOUR, Tahir just jogs towards the fine leg boundary from the circle, knows that there's no use chasing that as Perera got the glance very fine. Poor line from Vern on that occasion as he sprayed it down the leg side30/0
6.3FOURM Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, you are a tall bloke, you will get good bounce but you better get your line right. Short and wide outside off stump, that's a freebie in fact, Dilshan stands tall and cuts it away past backward point38/0
7.2FOURPhilander to K Perera, FOUR, now then, short of length on the stumps and Philander disappears! Rocks back and pulls it along the ground through backward square leg48/0
8OUTPhilander to K Perera, out Caught by M Morkel!! He was looking in great touch but against the run of play he has been dismissed. Slower ball bouncer on the leg stump, Perera was early into the pull, he mistimes it towards short fine leg, where the Giraffe dives forward and takes it inches from the ground. K Perera c M Morkel b Philander 34(33) [4s-6]50/1
8.3FOURM Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, looks like he was batting all day! First ball and he plays a delightful off-drive! Morne overpitches this outside off stump, Sangakkara leans forward, holds a good shape and drives it along the ground to the long-off fence55/1
10.4FOURTahir to Dilshan, FOUR, advances down the track, gets closer to the pitch of the ball and crashes the drive to the extra-cover fence66/1
12.3FOURTahir to Dilshan, FOUR, he's smashed that very hard. It was the googly from Tahir but Dilshan negated the spin by stepping out, long-off was very wide and he had no chance78/1
12.5FOURTahir to Dilshan, FOUR, again dances down the track, this time he takes it on the full and drills it past the diving fielder at extra-cover82/1
13FOURTahir to Dilshan, FOUR, another full toss and Tahir has been taken to the cleaners! Shimmies down the track and launches this over mid-wicket. 15 runs came off that over!86/1
16.3OUTM Morkel to Dilshan, out Caught by de Kock!! Much needed breakthrough for South Africa. Short and wide outside off stump, Dilshan reaches out for the cut as it was well outside off stump, he gets a bottom edge which goes straight into the hands of the keeper. So a fighting hand from Dilshan comes to an end. Dilshan c de Kock b M Morkel 40(46) [4s-5]98/2
17.5FOURSteyn to Sangakkara, FOUR, dug in short and veering down leg, Sangakkara swivels on the back foot and helps it away to deep fine leg, it may have been a top-edge but Sanga will take it108/2
21.5OTHERPhilander to M Jayawardene, no run, a mis-communication between the wickets. MJ puts his hand up in apology. Dabbed down wide of backward point, from where JPD flings himself to his right, swoops in on the ball. Sanga is sent back belatedly but Duminy's throw misses the sticks. Had he hit the bulls-eye, then Sanga was a goner.121/2
22.1OUTTahir to M Jayawardene, out Caught by de Kock!! Tahir is pumped, he has his arms aloft in joy. MJ has to depart. This was the rapid flipper - short and outside off - Jayawardene flashes and gets a healthy nick that nestles into the gloves of de Kock. Fine reflexes from the keeper. M Jayawardene c de Kock b Tahir 10(16)122/3
22.5FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, you can't err in length to this man. Short and wide outside off, Sangakkara gets on top of the bounce and dispatches it to the deep backward point fence via a strong cut127/3
24.3OUTTahir to Priyanjan, out Caught by Kallis!! Tahir sets off a celebratory run. Another Sri Lankan batsman bites the dust. This was he tossed up leg-break outside off, Priyanjan takes a couple of paces forward, aims to hack it away to leg but closes the face of the bat early. The thick outside edge loops through into the bucket hands of Kallis at short thrid man. Priyanjan c Kallis b Tahir 5(8)138/4
25.1FOURM Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, poetry in motion. Angled in onto the pads, Sangakkara leans across and wrists it through mid-wicket, top-notch timing144/4
26FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, angled onto the pads, Mathews moves across and eases it to deep fine leg, poor delivery to end an otherwise good over149/4
26.1OTHERTahir to Sangakkara, 1 run, 86th ODI fifty for Sri Lanka's Mr.Consistent. Tossed up on off and middle, Sangakkara steps out and drives it down to long off150/4
29.1OUTM Morkel to Mathews, out Caught by de Kock!! Mathews has nicked off. Crucial wicket for South Africa. This was a typical Morne ball - back of a length and angling away wide outside off , Mathews is drawn into a loose drive, nicks it to the keeper. Straightforward take for de Kock. Mathews c de Kock b M Morkel 13(13) [4s-1]164/5
34.1FOURDuminy to Sangakkara, FOUR, rank long hop, dragged down leg, Sangakkara swats it away off the back foot to the deep fine leg fence188/5
35.1FOURMcLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, and what a way to open the batting powerplay. Sangakkara charges down the track and launches it over a leaping mid-wicket195/5
35.2FOURMcLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, angled in on back of a length, Sangakkara picks it up and dispatches it to the deep backward square leg fence, excellent batting from Sanga199/5
35.3FOURMcLaren to Sangakkara, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries for Sanga. He charges down the track, the bowler follows him but Sanga still manages to tickle it down to fine leg203/5
36.2FOURSteyn to Thirimanne, leg byes, FOUR, wrong line from Steyn, slid down leg, Thiri does not nail the flick but the ball brushes the thigh pad and travels fine211/5
36.3DROPPEDSteyn to Thirimanne, no run, Dropped! And Steyn can't believe it. Quinton de Kock is the culprit. This was full and outside off, Thirimanne wants to crunch it through the off-side, gets a thick under-edge that carries low to the keeper, who spurns the opportunity. The reaction of Steyn (hands on his head) told us the story211/5
36.5FOURSteyn to Sangakkara, FOUR, back of a length and outside off, Sangakkara makes room and scythes it away between point and cover-point, good blend of power and placement216/5
37.1OUTMcLaren to Thirimanne, out Bowled!! The returning McLaren strikes, Thiri has been castled. This was a fuller length ball angled in, Thirimanne aims for a crude mow across the line, misses it entirely, the ball crashes clunk into the middle stump. Sanga is disgusted at the other end. Thirimanne b McLaren 15(26)216/6
37.3OUTMcLaren to Sangakkara, out Caught by (sub)du Plessis!! McLaren engineers a double blow, this is a big blow as Sanga is gone. This was a length delivery on off, Sangakkara looks for the lofted-drive, makes a hash of it as he mishits it high into the air off the base of the bat, Faf takes a smart catch at cover. Sangakkara c (sub)du Plessis b McLaren 88(84) [4s-9]217/7
37.4FOURMcLaren to Senanayake, FOUR, full and slid across, Senanayake opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of slip221/7
38.2OUTSteyn to N Kulasekara, out Bowled!! Sri Lanka are falling apart at the RPS. Kula has chopped on now. This was a back of a length ball outside off, Kulasekara pushes at it with his feet in cement, he can only drag it back onto the stumps. First wicket for Steyn. N Kulasekara b Steyn 1(3)223/8
39.2OUTTahir to Senanayake, out Bowled!! Tahir has his man now. This was the googly, quicker as well, Senanayake misses it entirely as the ball crashes onto the middle stump. A few fans have started to leave the ground. Senanayake b Tahir 6(5) [4s-1]223/9
39.4SIXTahir to Malinga, SIX, aha! That's a meaty blow out of nowhere. Tossed up on off, Malinga comes down the track and launches it over long on, AB just follows the trajectory of the ball229/9
40.3OUTSteyn to A Mendis, out Caught by McLaren!! It's all over for Sri Lanka. South Africa go 1-0 up. This was a steeply rising short ball on off, Mendis seeks to pull it away, the ball skews off the base of the bat to mid-off. McLaren steadies himself under it and pouches it safely. A Mendis c McLaren b Steyn 0(7)229/10