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The second Cricket ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka (2 of 5) at Buffalo Park, East London. The game started at 10:00 SA Time on 14 January 2012.

This was Live Discussion Article where we chatted about the match in progress and where the scores were updated regularly.


The ODI series follows the Test Series where South Africa won by 2 Tests to 1. The first ODI was a day/nighter in Paarl, and was won by SA by 258 runs.


Sri Lanka 236/6 (50 ov)

South Africa 237/5 (48.4 ov)

South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining).

Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †de Villiers b M Morkel 66 125 85 6 1 77.64
View dismissal TM Dilshan* run out (du Plessis) 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
View dismissal KC Sangakkara† c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe 3 36 28 0 0 10.71
LD Chandimal not out 92 179 115 6 0 80.00
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Steyn b M Morkel 19 39 26 1 0 73.07
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Peterson b Tsotsobe 22 12 13 2 2 169.23
View dismissal AD Mathews c M Morkel b Steyn 28 47 29 1 1 96.55
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 225 mins) 236 (4.72 runs per over)

Did not bat CKB Kulasekara, SL Malinga, HMRKB Herath, KTGD Prasad

Fall of wickets 1-0 (Dilshan, 1.4 ov), 2-21 (Sangakkara, 9.6 ov), 3-105 (Tharanga, 28.3 ov), 4-140 (Jayawardene, 37.2 ov),5-164 (KMDN Kulasekara, 39.5 ov), 6-236 (Mathews, 49.6 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket DW Steyn 9 1 54 1 6.00
View wickets LL Tsotsobe 10 2 43 2 4.30
View wickets M Morkel 9 1 39 2 4.33 (3w)
JA Morkel 6 0 29 0 4.83
JP Duminy 6 0 26 0 4.33 (1w)
RJ Peterson 10 0 44 0 4.40 (1w)

South Africa innings (target: 237 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith c Tharanga b Prasad 28 56 2 0 50.00
View dismissal HM Amla b Prasad 55 58 5 2 94.82
View dismissal JH Kallis c Chandimal b Prasad 37 51 3 0 72.54
JP Duminy not out 66 87 0 1 75.86
View dismissal AB de Villiers*† run out (KMDN Kulasekara) 17 13 2 0 130.76
View dismissal F du Plessis c & b Malinga 18 16 2 0 112.50
JA Morkel not out 12 11 1 0 109.09
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
Total (5 wickets; 48.4 overs) 237 (4.86 runs per over)

Did not bat RJ Peterson, DW Steyn, M Morkel, LL Tsotsobe

Fall of wickets 1-76 (Smith, 16.3 ov), 2-94 (Amla, 20.5 ov), 3-152 (Kallis, 35.1 ov), 4-193 (de Villiers, 40.4 ov),5-224 (du Plessis, 46.2 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket SL Malinga 10 1 38 1 3.80
KMDN Kulasekara 8 0 47 0 5.87
AD Mathews 2 0 13 0 6.50 (1w)
View wickets KTGD Prasad 10 0 46 3 4.60
TM Dilshan 8.4 0 44 0 5.07
CKB Kulasekara 1 0 6 0 6.00
HMRKB Herath 9 0 40 0 4.44

Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to field
Series South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match tba
Umpires BR Doctrove (West Indies) and S George
TV umpire NJ Llong (England)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire M Erasmus

Match notes
  • Rain: Sri Lanka – 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 21 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 10.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire – BR Doctrove, Batsman – WU Tharanga (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka – 34/2 in 14.1 overs (WU Tharanga 27, LD Chandimal 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 – 20.0 (Bowling side – 21 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (WU Tharanga 28, LD Chandimal 25, Ex 0)
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.3 overs (165 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka – 115/3 in 32.0 overs (LD Chandimal 38, DPMD Jayawardene 5)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 – 40.0 (Batting side – 39 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 5
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 84 balls (1 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 6
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (LD Chandimal 34, AD Mathews 15, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka – 236/6 in 50.0 overs (LD Chandimal 92)
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 49 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (GC Smith 20, HM Amla 29, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa – 75/0 in 15.0 overs (GC Smith 28, HM Amla 46)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 – 20.0 (Bowling side – 18 runs, 1 wicket)
  • HM Amla: 50 off 50 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 23.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire – S George, Batsman – JH Kallis (Struck down)
  • Drinks: South Africa – 136/2 in 32.0 overs (JH Kallis 29, JP Duminy 22)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 32.1 – 37.0 (Batting side – 30 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (JH Kallis 24, JP Duminy 25, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 2
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 63 balls (1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (251 balls), Extras 4

89 Responses to Cricket: 2nd ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka, East London – Live Game Article

  • 51

    Duminy’s had enough, time to open up with a big six, over the roof and out the park!

  • 52

    47@ Just For Kicks:
    Yeah I spoke too soon JFK, looks live AB is upping the tempo, had also looked at the RR of 6.00 at the time which was of the last 5 overs and confused that with the RR that was required run rate still, see they only need just over 4.5 per over now.

  • 53

    52@ Bullscot:Yup, got very slow in the middle there. Good to see JP get to his 50

  • 54

    meant to say looks like not looks live Daze oh well do have the wee one with me so only paying half attention is my excuse.

  • 55

    54@ Bullscot:Yeah, blame the little ones!

  • 56

    Ab gone, run out for 17 off 13 runs

  • 57

    55@ Just For Kicks:
    no not blaming them just me and my inability to multitask properly being a male and all :-)

  • 58

    Well, he had to give women something, I suppose!

  • 59

    The drudgery is nearly over 15 needed off 28 balls. Faf has been smacking it around a bit. I always wonder though, we do we make such a meal of it when batting second to a low score. We do it every time. It makes for very boring cricket

  • 60

    Cheap wicket, Faf caught and bowled by Malinga for 18 off 16 balls. Looked like a slower ball, and he just chipped it back to the bowler.SA 224/5. 13 required off 22 balls, and Albie strides to the crease

  • 61

    I read Malinga dropped Morkel, that could have made it more interesting…

  • 62

    Yup, if he hadn’t dropped it, he would have taken 2 catches off 2 balls off his own bowling

  • 63

    Well done Proteas! cheers vir eers.

  • 64

    So SA win by 5 wickets and go 2 up in the series. One of the most dour games I have seen in a long time. No on deserves MOM in my opinion, All SA played well in the field, both fielding and bowling, but pretty boring, but clinical with the bat

  • 65

    So Amla wings it back to his wife, opening up a spot in the team. Will know who tomorrow when the squad will be announced

  • 66

    65@ Just For Kicks:whispers very quietly so Superbul doesn’t hear…….isn’t Graeme Smith’s wife also expecting (I am sure she’s just hiding it well), if per chance she is, Graeme, you are welcome to catch the taxi to the airport with Hashim for the plane home!

  • 67

    @ Just For Kicks:
    hey i just saw on FB that GBS was in a motor accident, will keep you posted as soon as i get the real story.

  • 68

    @ superBul:Sh1t, ok thanks

  • 69

    @ Just For Kicks:
    This game was a bit more even.
    You enjoyed it?
    I only watched the last 15 overs , it was a good win.

  • 70

    @ superBul:SL played a lot better today, but it was as if they were just determined to bat out the 50 overs come hell, or high water. they never pushed the run rate until the last few overs, when it was too late. I think they fell 40-50 runs short on a slow pitch that really wasn’t doing much. We batted very methodically – read boringly – and just closed the game out. We could have finished the game off 10 overs earlier if we’d wanted, at least it would have been a bit more exciting. But well done SL, a much better performance today

  • 71

    Just For Kicks wrote:

    We could have finished the game off 10 overs earlier

    That is our problem, when we have the chances to PRACTICE the killing blow , we turn to be conservative. Gary Player said that you must practice , practice , to get lucky.
    Look at Australia, they demolish you, they do it whenever they can and funny enough they do it in crucial games , because they have practice it.

  • 72

    71@ superBul:We lack that Warner factor in the team

  • 73

    Warner is a real yo-yo. Smith used to blaze away like that in one day games. We must release him , free him to play that role, almost like Sehwag. He was there , done it.

  • 74

    73@ superBul:I thought you wanted Smith to drop down the order?

  • 75

    Bonzaai GBS, pa is reg. Dad is fine. Sy kar was heeltamal afgeskryf maar dis net belangrik dat hy veilig is. Car is totally written off. Damn!

  • 76

    @ superBul:As long as he’s safe, thats the main thing. Was he alone, are any passengers ok too?

  • 77

    @ Just For Kicks:
    small messages from his son on FB, will try and find out what happened. Might just phone him myself.

  • 78

    @ superBul:Do so, and please keep me updated. Thanks

  • 79

    @ Just For Kicks:
    was just now on the phone with him , he sounds OK , car written off though. He is currently released from hospital so he cant talk much. He was alone, and he was driving in rain, hit a pool and car slid of the road into a tree. According to him he have a few cuts , stiches and bruises. Sounds OK to me. He will let us know as soon as he is released from Hospital.

  • 80

    79@ superBul:Well done, thanks a ton

  • 81

    @ superBul:
    The rain in Hb over the last few weeks has been horrendous.

    The “new” highways are death traps with the water often just not running away and sitting in large and very dangerous pools that are often difficult to see.

    Glad to hear the Webmonster is ok.

    I’ll drop him an e-mail lamenting his lack of driving prowess and the inability of a Blik Met Wiele to stay on the tarmac.

  • 82

    @ Scrumdown:
    Should read the rain in JHB.

  • 83

    So, the selectors have sat down, discussed, thought long and hard, and the upshot is a few changes to the squad. Out go Amla – paternity reasons, Kallis – rest. And in come Vernon Philander, Colin Ingram and Alviro Petersen

  • 84

    79 @ superBul:Sorry to hear that Super.

    Pleased to hear he is okay though. Pity about the car being a right off.

  • 85

    Super, Have you read the Rapport? See Meyer could still be Bok Coach. Rassie, Nienaber and Treu to work with the Boks as well. If Meyer gets the job just hope that Gert gets the Forward Coaching job.

  • 86

    Here is a copy from the Rapport

    Rassie Erasmus gaan in ’n heeltydse pos by die Suid-Afrikaanse Rugby-unie (Saru) deel wees van die Springbokke se nuwe kern-afrigtingspan.

    Sy skok-bedanking die afgelope week as die Westelike Provinsie se direkteur van rugby is klaarblyklik op die spits gedryf ná ’n onlangse geskil met die WP se bestuur oor die aanstelling van sy swaer Human Kriek as tegniese raadgewer in sy bestuurspan van die Stormers én die druk van Kaapse rugby-politiek.

    Saru sal sy aanstelling waarskynlik binnekort aankondig – moontlik op 27 Januarie, wanneer die nuwe Springbok-afrigter aangestel word.

    Uit navrae van Rapport het dit die week geblyk dat die Suid-Afrikaanse rugbybase nog nie eenstemmigheid kon verkry oor wie van Heyneke Meyer of Gert Smal die geskikste afrigter vir die pos as Bok-breier is nie.

    Meyer van die Blou Bulle Rugbyunie en Smal, wat Ierland se voorspeler-afrigter is, is die twee kandidate wie se name in die hoed is vir opvolger van Peter de Villiers as nasionale breier.

    Rapport se bronne sê Meyer is in hierdie stadium die voorkeur-kandidaat, maar Smal geniet ook heelwat steun onder verskeie rugbybase.

    Meyer het die afgelope week aan Rapport gesê hy is gretig om die Bokke te brei sou hy die pos kry. Hy het Donderdag met die Blou Bulle se bestuur vergader oor die moontlikheid om van sy kontrak vrygestel te word, sou hy die einde van die maand as Bok-breier aangewys word.

    Saru het reeds gesprekke met albei gevoer en die algemene raad van Saru moet in die volgende twee weke eenstemmigheid oor die geskikte kandidaat bereik alvorens die nuwe afrigter aangewys sal word.

    In ’n moontlike wending met die aanstelling van die Springbok-afrigter sal die tydperk van die nuwe afrigter se kontrak tot twee jaar beperk word in stede van die gebruiklike vier jaar wat vantevore gegeld het.

    Die nuwe Bok-breier sal ook aan baie streng prestasievoorwaardes moet voldoen en sal baie makliker in die pad gesteek kan word as sy voorgangers, sou hy nie sukses op die veld behaal nie.

    Erasmus gaan Saru se tegniese raadgewer wees en sal al die nasionale spanne bystaan en nou saam met die nuwe Springbok-breier werk – soos met die onlangse Wêreldbeker-rugby-toernooi toe hy Peter de Villiers bygestaan het.

    In ’n onderhoud met Hanlie Retief wat vandag in Rapport2 verskyn, het Eramus lig gewerp op die onderstrominge in die WP-unie wat deels gemaak het dat hy bedank het.

    “Jy vat dit, jy vat dit, maar vier jaar later word jy een oggend wakker en sê: ‘Dis rêrig tough en ek het genoeg gehad.’

    “Ek sê nie die politiek moet waai nie, maar dis nou die volgende ou se beurt om dit te hanteer. Ek wys ook nie vinger na die Kaapse opset nie. Dis hoe dit is.”

    Erasmus vertrek binnekort oorsee om die rekenaarprogram wat hy vir die ontleding van die spel ontwikkel aan oorsese klubs bekend te stel. Hy is nie van plan om ’n afrigterspos daar te soek nie.

    Volgens Rapport se inligting gaan die WP se verdedigingsafrigter, Jacques Nienaber, ook eersdaags by die WP bedank en Erasmus na Saru volg om hom by te staan in sy nuwe rol by die nasionale spanne.

    Die Blitsbok-breier, Paul Treu, is glo ook op pad om saam met Erasmus en Nienaber in die Bokke se nuwe afrigtingspan te dien.

  • 87

    GBS – Glad you are OK. Bonsai gave us a bit of a fright on Facebook!!
    The Titanium coating came in handy again!

  • 88

    83@ Just For Kicks:
    Thats interesting first time I see that now, havent been trawling the cricket sites since yesterday’s cricket. So Phillander will come in and try and fill Kallis allrounder role but with the difference that he is the bowling allrounder as opposed to Kallis these days more just a batsmen allrounder. If Amla is the only other one out why are both Colin Ingram and Alviro Peterson there? What are you thoughts on Ingram, haven’t seen much of him but seemed to me that although he was doing really well on the domestic scene that he didn’t quite make the most of the international chances he got, a bit like Miller at the same time, they seemed to me to not be international quality players, hope I’m wrong and that in time they will develop further.

  • 89

    @ Bullscot:Yup, Ingram has had a pretty iffy start to his international career, although he has scored a couple of centuries, and has an average of 41 or so after 12 matches at the top.He has also got out cheaply on a number of occasions, 6 of those innings being under 20 runs. He is keen to slot in at 3 in Kallis place, so we’ll see. He has done well with his franchise, so hopefully he will be able to bring that confidence back that I think he lost after the world cup. My big problem with bringing these two in is that it guarantees Smith his spot as an opener because of the experience factor – a real shame! I would like to throw a spanner in, and suggest Peterson and Elgar (if fit to open), Ingram at 3, and Philander in instead of JP Dominy. What thoughts?


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