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Highlights

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, 3rd ODI

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Jul 12, 2014

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.3FOURMalinga to de Kock, FOUR, edged and four, didn't look it carried to MJ at 1st slip, this was a teasing ball from Malinga, full and well outside off, de Kock went for the drive, gets a thick outside edge that drops well in front of MJ. He dived to his left but can't get to the ball5/0
0.4FOURMalinga to de Kock, FOUR, that's nicely played by de Kock, Malinga errs in his line and offers a half volley on his pads, whipped away in front of mid-wicket for a boundary, good start from de Kock9/0
1FOURMalinga to de Kock, FOUR, streaky but four, on a good length and holding its line outside off, de Kock plays away from his body, gets a thick edge, he did well to play with an open face, that takes the ball away from MJ at 1st slip and races away to the third man fence13/0
2.2FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Malinga, it was way too short as well, Amla gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square on the off-side, there was a fielder in the deep, but he had no chance of cutting it off18/0
5FOURMathews to Amla, FOUR, that's sloppy from the fielder at mid-off, sweetly struck by Amla, fuller and well outside off, Amla leans into the drive and gets it wide of mid-off, the fielder tumbles and dives over the ball. Mathews isn't pleased with the effort as he gives a stare31/0
5.5FOURSenanayake to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, Senanayake drops one short and the wind takes it further away, de Kock leans into the square drive and gets it past point for a boundary37/0
6.5FOURMathews to de Kock, FOUR, beautifully played, this was full and wide from Mathews, de Kock lunged into the drive, gets on top of the bounce and creams it through extra cover for a boundary42/0
7.3FOURSenanayake to de Kock, FOUR, de Kock is looking to be positive here, shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it against the wind and the turn, gets it wide of mid-wicket and for a boundary47/0
9.2SIXSenanayake to de Kock, SIX, lovely shot, excellent use of the feet from de Kock, this was tossed up on the leg-stump line, de Kock came down the track, made room to free his arms and goes inside out over extra cover, plays it with the turn and sends it sailing over the ropes for a maximum57/0
9.3DROPPEDSenanayake to de Kock, 3 runs, dropped by Priyanjan, that should have been taken, this was tossed up and on the stumps, de Kock was looking of the previous shot, doesn't get the elevation right, hits it uppishly and to the left of extra cover, Ashan moved across and let the ball burst through his hands, the ball nearly goes all the way to the ropes before being pulled back60/0
11FOURA Mendis to de Kock, FOUR, nicely played by de Kock, skips down the track, gets to the pitch of a well tossed up ball and creams it through extra cover for a boundary70/0
13FOURDilshan to de Kock, FOUR, fifty for de Kock, nice way to get to the milestone, this was tossed up and on off, de Kock makes room and goes inside out over extra cover for a boundary, brings up his 5th 50+ score, he has converted all the previous ones into hundreds78/0
16.1FOURDilshan to de Kock, FOUR, fraction too short from Dilshan, de Kock is quick to rock back and pulls it past square leg, bisects the two men in the deep to a nicety92/0
17.5FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, beautifully played, fraction shorter then the previous ball, Amla leans forward, closes the face of the bat and goes over mid-on for a boundary, 3rd hundred run stand between these two100/0
19.5FOURMalinga to Amla, FOUR, nicely played by Amla, leg-stump half volley from Malinga, he missed his yorker by inches, Amla gets down hard on the ball and clips it behind square. Mendis lumbers across and doesn't get to the ball, Malinga isn't pleased with his fellow bowler110/0
21.3OUTHerath to Amla, out Caught by Senanayake!! Amla falls, he doesn't get a hundred this time, 1st wicket for Sri Lanka, they really needed that. Amla skips down the track to a well tossed up ball, he was looking to go inside out over extra cover, doesn't quite get to the pitch and ends up hitting it straighter. Senanayake swallows the catch at long off, relief for Sri Lanka. Amla c Senanayake b Herath 48(61) [4s-4]118/1
25.3OUTHerath to Kallis, out Lbw!! Kallis ends his Sri Lankan sojourn with another failure. This was nicely bowled by the wily Herath, flighted just outside off and came back with the drift, Kallis was half-forward as he looked to defend, gets struck in front of off and middle, the height wasn't an issue and replays show that the ball was crashing into middle stump. 2nd wicket for Herath in his comeback match. Kallis lbw b Herath 4(10)132/2
31.2FOURA Mendis to de Villiers, FOUR, that's powerfully swept by AB, goes down on one knee to a well tossed up ball, rolls his wrists and sweeps it past square leg for a boundary162/2
31.3SIXA Mendis to de Villiers, SIX, this is even better, AB has launched into Mendis here, tossed up and on the leg-stump line, de Villiers presses forward and goes high and over square leg with the sweep, the fielders in the deep were just left watching168/2
32.3FOURDilshan to de Kock, FOUR, nicely played by de Kock, fraction too short and wide from Dilshan, de Kock waits on it, comes hard on the cut and places it between backward point and short third man, moves into the nineties now174/2
33OTHERDilshan to de Kock, 1 run, that was close! de Villiers called de Kock through for quick single after the left-hander cut one straight to point, he might have been short if there was a direct hit at the bowler's end. de Kock hesitated for a moment, Dilshan was way in front of the stumps as well177/2
34.4OTHERDilshan to de Kock, 1 run, 5th ODI hundred for de Kock , he has converted all his 50s into 100s now, this is his 4th hundred in his last 6 innings, but that could have been very close had not Mathews fumbled. de Kock pushed one wide of cover and called for a quick single187/2
34.5FOURDilshan to de Villiers, FOUR, that will go down as a chance, Dilshan couldn't get across in time to a firm punch from AB, the ball goes through and races away to the fence for a boundary191/2
35.1FOURMalinga to de Villiers, FOUR, poor ball from Malinga, misses his yorker by a distance and strays this one way down leg, AB gets a bottom edge as he looked to flick and the ball races away to the fence196/2
35.5FOURMalinga to de Villiers, FOUR, this is superb batting from AB, Malinga misses his yorker, ends up offering a low full toss, whipped away wide of mid-wicket for a boundary202/2
36.4SIXSenanayake to de Kock, SIX, a gift from Senanayake, a juicy full toss to a man batting on 101, he charges down the track and lofts it handsomely over wide long on for a maximum210/2
37.4FOURMalinga to de Villiers, FOUR, AB doesn't miss out this time, 38th ODI fifty, length ball and on AB's pads, he moves across and flicks it over mid-wicket, one bounce and over the ropes218/2
37.5FOURMalinga to de Villiers, FOUR, sweetly struck, Malinga is taking a hammering here, he goes full and wide outside off, AB come forward, converts it into a half-volley, gets down on one knee and spanks it past extra cover for another boundary222/2
38.2SIXSenanayake to de Kock, SIX, smashed, this was tossed up and drifted back with the wind, de Kock went down on his knee and slog sweeps it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum228/2
39.2OTHERHerath to de Kock, 2 runs, tossed up and on the stumps, de Kock goes down on his knee and sweeps it behind square for a couple of runs233/2
39.3FOURHerath to de Kock, FOUR, that's beautifully played by de Kock, shimmies down the track, gets inside the line and hits it with the wind, the fielder at long off rushed across, but the wind was always taking it wide of him, almost went all the way237/2
40SIXHerath to de Villiers, SIX, this is magnificent hitting by AB, Herath came from round the wicket and angled one onto his pads, AB is quick to get down on his knee and sweeps it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum244/2
40.2FOURSenanayake to de Kock, FOUR, superbly played by de Kock, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes inside out over extra cover for a boundary, that shot has been very profitable today for de Kock248/2
40.4OUTSenanayake to de Kock, out Caught by A Mendis!! That ends a superb hand from de Kock. This was tossed up and on off, de Kock was making room as he looked for that inside out shot over extra cover, the bat turned in his hands and he ends up offering a dolly to Mendis at the edge of the circle at mid-off, that ends a sublime knock, the highest by a South African against Sri Lanka. de Kock c A Mendis b Senanayake 128(127) [4s-12 6s-3]248/3
41.3FOURHerath to de Villiers, FOUR, excellent batting from AB, goes down on his knee, picks up the length very early and sweeps it past square leg for another boundary258/3
44.3FOURSenanayake to de Villiers, FOUR, nicely played by AB, makes room to a short ball and cuts it square past point, the fielder in the deep is very square and the ball races away to the fence271/3
44.4FOURSenanayake to de Villiers, FOUR, terrific cricket from AB, flighted delivery and on off, AB is quick to change his stance and goes over point with the reverse sweep, almost goes all the way, just one bounce and over the ropes275/3
45.1SIXMalinga to de Villiers, SIX, magnificent hitting from AB, a low full toss from Malinga, de Villiers shuffles across and lifts it with immense power, clears long on with ease283/3
45.4SIXMalinga to Duminy, SIX, JP joins the party, another slower ball from Malinga, Duminy spotted it early and heaves it through the line, clears wide long on with ease290/3
46.1FOURMathews to de Villiers, FOUR, AB you beauty, the fine leg was inside the ring, Mathews came from round the wicket and angled one on the leg-stump line, AB shuffles across, gets down on his knee and helps it over that man for a boundary296/3
46.2FOURMathews to de Villiers, FOUR, this is all too easy for the master batsman, Mathews goes short and just outside off, AB makes room and flat bats it past mid-off for a boundary, AB moves onto 99 now300/3
46.3OTHERMathews to de Villiers, 1 run, 100 for AB, from just 66 balls, this is his 17th ODI ton, removes the helmet and soaks in the applause from his mates, on a good length and just outside off, driven towards mid-off for a single306/3
47.2FOURMalinga to Duminy, FOUR, Malinga gets the yorker wrong, turns up as a low full toss, Duminy slices it wide of extra cover, no chance for the man running across from the deep, the bleeding continues for Malinga314/3
47.4FOURMalinga to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy converts another yorker into a full toss by coming down the track, clips it wide of mid-wicket and beats the man in the deep for another boundary318/3
48.1SIXA Mendis to de Villiers, SIX, what a shot, Mendis dropped one short and just outside off, AB makes room outside leg, used the depth of his crease and powers it high and over long off for a maximum, simply sublime hitting by AB, this is SA's highest ODI score in Asia326/3
48.4OUTA Mendis to de Villiers, out Caught by Priyanjan!! AB falls after a stunning knock. The wind has helped the fielder this time around, this was pushed through by Mendis, AB made room and was looking to go over point, connects it well but the wind helps the ball to swerve around, Priyanjan comes in from deep cover and takes the catch, good applause from the crowd as AB walks away. de Villiers c Priyanjan b A Mendis 108(71) [4s-11 6s-4]328/4
48.5OUTA Mendis to Duminy, out Caught&Bowled!! Mendis is on a hat-trick now. Soft dismissal for JPD, this was tossed up and on off, ends up as a full bunger, Duminy was looking to work it towards the on-side, played a bit too early and gets a leading edge back to the bowler. A mini comeback from Mendis after being clouted for a six first ball. Duminy c and b A Mendis 29(24) [4s-2 6s-1]328/5
49.5FOURMalinga to D Miller, byes, FOUR, now Sangakkara misses one, to be fair to him there was a bit of bad bounce on that, another slower bouncer from Malinga, Miller was early on the pull and missed, the ball bounced twice in front of Sanga and beats him to the fence338/5

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, nice way to get going, fraction short from Steyn, Perera is quick to rock back, swivels his wrists and pulls it behind square for a boundary4/0
2FOURM Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, that's better from Dilshan. Morkel drops one way too short and well outside off, Dilshan is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-on for a boundary11/0
2.5FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, stunning strike by Perera, this wasn't all that short by Steyn, it came back with the angle, Perera is quick to swing it through the line and sends it speeding to the fence in a hurry20/0
3.2SIXM Morkel to K Perera, SIX, lovely shot, Perera is on a roll at the moment, shades of Sanath in that shot, shimmies down the track, makes room and goes wide over cover, the wind takes it further long and the ball scoots over the fence for a maximum27/0
3.5FOURM Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, nicely played by Dilshan, fuller and just outside off, Dilshan presents the full face of the bat and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary32/0
4.3FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, whipped, too straight from Steyn, the angle is bringing the ball into the hitting zone of Perera, he just has to show direction and he does so brilliantly here, gets it wide of mid-on for another boundary40/0
4.4FOURSteyn to K Perera, FOUR, this is even better from Perera, makes room to a short ball and crashes it through point, Perera is looking in fine touch at the moment44/0
5SIXSteyn to K Perera, SIX, 19 from the over, Steyn has been taken to the cleaners here, once again the length ball angling into Perera, he frees his arms and delectably flicks it with the angle, clears wide mid-wicket with ease. This is sumptous batting from the youngster52/0
5.1FOURParnell to Dilshan, FOUR, more freebies for SL, a gentle loosener from Parnell, short and on Dilshan's hips, helped away fine past the keeper for a boundary56/0
5.3OUTParnell to K Perera, out Caught by de Villiers!! And just like that, Perera falls. He is gutted as he walks back to the hut, this was full and just outside off, Perera was looking to go over mid-off, doesn't get hold of the shot and spoons a simple catch to AB at mid-off. Relief for SA, Perera once again fails to make the most of his start. K Perera c de Villiers b Parnell 37(25) [4s-4 6s-2]57/1
6.3FOURM Morkel to Dilshan, FOUR, nicely played by Dilshan, too short from Morkel, Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and pulls it over square leg, no chance for the man running to his left from long leg65/1
7.2FOURParnell to Sangakkara, FOUR, no need to run for those, a little shimmy down the track by Sangakkara, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past mid-off for a boundary69/1
8.2FOURM Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, poor bowling from Morkel, the fine leg was inside the ring and he offers a length ball on Sangakkara's pads, whipped away fine for a boundary79/1
8.4FOURM Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, this is already turning out to be a splendid chase by SL, fraction short and on Sangakkara's hips, he gets inside the line and clips it behind square, one bounce and over the ropes for another boundary84/1
9.3FOURParnell to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot, Parnell banged one short as Sangakkara gave the charge, he picks up the length and pulls it in front of square on the on-side for another boundary91/1
9.4FOURParnell to Sangakkara, FOUR, Parnell is leaking runs here, short of a length and just outside off, Sangakkara swivels across and languidly pulls it wide of mid-wicket for another boundary. I have lost the count of fours and sixes in this match95/1
10FOURParnell to Sangakkara, FOUR, that's a spanking shot, Sangakkara is on fire here, skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the bowler. 99/1 at the end of the mandatory PP99/1
10.5FOURMcLaren to Dilshan, FOUR, the boundaries keep coming, this was full and wide from McLaren, Dilshan leaned into the drive and pushed it past extra cover, the timing is sublime and the ball beats the diving man in the deep for a boundary105/1
11.1OUTTahir to Dilshan, out Dilshan Run Out!! Big wicket for South Africa, and a huge stroke of luck. This was full and on Dilshan's pads, he flicked it straight to AB at mid-wicket and set off, Sangakkara responded before realising it was suicidal to take on AB's throw. Both batsmen were stranded in the same end as the throw went to the keeper. He fumbled but had plenty of time to recover and break the wicket. Dilshan is gutted as he walked back to the hut. Dilshan run out (de Villiers/de Kock) 30(24) [4s-5]107/2
13OUTMcLaren to Sangakkara, out Caught by de Kock!! Massive, massive wicket for SA. They are jubilant and why not? Sangakkara falls in a similar manner to the 2nd ODI. This was short and sliding down leg-side, Sangakkara was looking to pull, gets a bit of glove on the way to the keeper. de Kock moves across to his right and accepts it gleefully. Carbon Copy dismissal for Sangakkara. They check for the no-ball and McLaren has just a bit inside the popping line. Sangakkara c de Kock b McLaren 36(23) [4s-6]113/3
13.2OUTTahir to M Jayawardene, out Caught by Steyn!! Sri Lanka are falling away here, Jayawardene continues to struggle in 2014. This was the leg-break from Tahir, bounced slightly more than MJ expected, he was down on his knees on the sweep, can't get on top of the bounce. The top-edge swivels across and is well held by the onrushing Steyn behind the square leg umpire. M Jayawardene c Steyn b Tahir 2(8)113/4
20.4OTHERDuminy to Thirimanne, no run, lucky escape for Thirimanne, this was short and way outside off, Thirimanne was looking to cut it late, was there an edge on that, the umpire certainly thought so. Thirimanne was quick to review, and the decision goes in his favour139/4
22.2FOURDuminy to Thirimanne, FOUR, much needed boundary for Thirimanne, Duminy dropped one short and wide outside off, Thirimanne cuts it square past point and beats the chasing pack to the fence147/4
24.2OUTDuminy to Thirimanne, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Lovely piece of bowling from Duminy, this was tossed up on off, dips into the left-hander before spinning across the face of the bat. Thirimanne was prodding forward in defence, misses the outside edge and the ball hits the top of off-stump. A classic dismissal for an off-spinner. Thirimanne b Duminy 22(37) [4s-1]151/5
25FOURDuminy to Priyanjan, FOUR, nicely played by Priyanjan, this was given plenty of air by Duminy, Priyanjan lunged forward, got to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the cover region for a boundary155/5
26.1OTHERDuminy to Mathews, no run, this was tossed up just outside leg and straightened a fraction, Mathews was looking to sweep and missed, Duminy went up, so did de Kock and AB wanted a review159/5
27.2FOURSteyn to Mathews, FOUR, that's smashed, Mathews comes down the track and belts Steyn back over his head, a couple of bounces and over the ropes. No respect for Steyn167/5
28.3FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, cracking shot, Mathews skips down the track and drills a length ball on the up, beats extra cover and races away to the fence174/5
33.1FOURParnell to Priyanjan, FOUR, wrong line from Parnell, full and on the leg-stump line, Priyanjan helps it on its way to the fence195/5
35.1FOURSteyn to Mathews, FOUR, too straight from Steyn, Mathews gets inside the line and clips it behind square for a handy boundary206/5
35.3FOURSteyn to Mathews, FOUR, cracking shot, too short and too wide from Steyn, Mathews cuts it square on the off-side, beats point and races away to the fence211/5
36.2FOURDuminy to Priyanjan, FOUR, nicely played by Priyanjan, gets forward to a well tossed up ball and heaves it over square leg for a boundary218/5
36.4FOURDuminy to Mathews, FOUR, another shout for LBW, but that went right off the middle of the bat, Mathews was looking to play the reverse sweep, gets a good chunk of the bat as the ball races away223/5
39.3OUTMcLaren to Priyanjan, out Caught by de Kock!! Edged and caught! The slower bouncer does the trick for McLaren, this was short and just outside off, Priyanjan was making room for the cut, it's too close to the body though and all he manages is a thin feather of a nick through to the keeper. Priyanjan c de Kock b McLaren 30(46) [4s-3]234/6
40FOURMcLaren to Senanayake, FOUR, that's nicely done by Senanayake, short of a length and just outside off, Senanayake waits on it, opens the face of the bat and steers it down towards third man. tahir can't get to it and a boundary to get Senanayake going238/6
40.2OTHERTahir to Mathews, 1 run, flighted delivery and on the stumps, eased down towards long on for a single, 20th ODI fifty for Mathews239/6
40.5SIXTahir to Mathews, SIX, lovely shot, this was tossed up and just outside off, Mathews went down on his knees, gets the length right and slog sweeps it high over mid-wicket for a maximum246/6
41.4OUTMcLaren to Mathews, out Caught by M Morkel!! That's a stunner from Morne, and surely it is match over for SL. This was banged in short and on the stumps, Mathews was looking to help it over short fine, doesn't look to keep it down. It would have cleared most of the fielders, and nearly Morne too. He times his leap perfectly, and takes a one handed stunner with his left hand. The fielders mob towards him in sheer joy. Mathews c M Morkel b McLaren 58(81) [4s-5 6s-1]249/7
43.1FOURM Morkel to Senanayake, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from McLaren, Senanayake gets on top of the bounce and cuts it short and over point for a boundary256/7
43.4OUTM Morkel to Herath, out Caught by de Kock!! de Kock will not drop those. This was full and slanting across the left hander, Herath went for the big heave, gets a thick top edge that went back over the keeper. de Kock ran after it and completes the catch safely. The 8th wicket falls and SA are on the brink. Herath c de Kock b M Morkel 1(4)257/8
43.5OUTM Morkel to Senanayake, out Caught by Kallis!! Morkel is on a hat-trick. This was the attempted yorker, turns out to be a low full toss, Senanayake was looking to deposit it over long off, catches the toe end and it is a simple catch for Kallis running acros to his left at mid-off. Senanayake c Kallis b M Morkel 13(16) [4s-2]257/9
44.3OUTDuminy to Malinga, out Caught&Bowled!! SA win! 1st series victory for them in Sri Lanka. AB exults, and is joined by the rest of the team. This was tossed up on off, Malinga came charging down, was done in by the flight and ends up chipping it back over the bowler. Duminy calls for it and takes the simple catch. Malinga c and b Duminy 0(3)257/10