As it happened: SL v SA

2013-07-23 10:35

LIVE interactive commentary from the Proteas' second ODI match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

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   SA 104/5 (21) TARGET 176 IN 29 OVERS    

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19:56 -  Post-match presentation:

AB de Villiers: "Much better game from us, the bowling did okay, the batsmen let us down, very disappointing. It's not over yet, three big games coming up for us now. Amla is injured, not too serious, hopefully we'll get him ready for the next match. He was scheduled to come out to bat after the next wicket fell. I think we have the potential and the talent in the batting unit." He says the much-improved fielding was one of the positives today.

Dinesh Chandimal: "When I went to bat, we were four down, I just assessed the pitch and then played my normal game. We played on the same pitch before, that's why I opted to bat first. Angelo will come in for the next game, we have our fingers crossed for winning the game." 


19:55 - Man of the Match -  Dinesh Chandimal for his battling 43.


***The match has officially been CALLED OFF. Sri Lanka win by 17 runs***


19:41 - Shaun Pollock suggests Domingo needs to be given more time to settle into the coaching role


19:40 - Former Proteas wicketkeeper, in the SuperSport studio, suggests a clearer plan needs to be installed as "players and batting and bowling out of their accustomed order".


19:39 - New Proteas coach Russell Domingo still looking for his first victory in charge...


19:21 - The third ODI will take place on Friday at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium at 11:00 SA time


19:20 - Should play NOT resume, Sri Lanka will win the match and go 2-0 up in the five-match series


19:19 - Rain stops play - again


19:19 - Over 21: Ryan McLaren 14*, David Miller 22*. Extras 6

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8 


19:12 - The Proteas require 81 runs off nine overs (54 balls) at exactly nine runs an over


19:11 - Over 20: Ryan McLaren 11*, David Miller 17*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8 


19:10 - Par score on D/L after 20 overs would be 117/5. The Proteas are 22 runs behind...


19:08 - Over 19: Ryan McLaren 11*, David Miller 16*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8 


19:07 - Rain falling now. 19 overs gone, one more and it will be a 'match' if called off


19:05 - Over 18: Ryan McLaren 9*, David Miller 14*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8


19:04 - Key to the outcome of this match is that Malinga still has four of his six permitted overs remaining. Although it must be said he went for 16 in his two overs earlier...


19:01 - Over 17: Ryan McLaren 8*, David Miller 10*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8


18:59 - Herath and Dilshan putting the squeeze on the Proteas with combined bolwing figures of 7-0-26-3


18:59 - Over 16: Ryan McLaren 3*, David Miller 9*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8


18:58 - Runs coming in singles for the Proteas at present. Won't be enough I'm afraid...


18:56 - The Proteas require a further 100 runs in 14 overs (84 balls) with five wickets in hand (assuming Amla is able to bat)


18:55 - Over 15: Ryan McLaren 2*, David Miller 7*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8


18:53 - Over 14: Ryan McLaren 1*, David Miller 3*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12, Faf du Plessis 8


18:52 - That wicket was Herath's 50th in ODI cricket


18:52 - The new batsman is Ryan McLaren


18:50 - Things go from bad to worse for the Proteas as Faf du Plessis edges Herath to 'keeper Sangakkara. He goes for eight - and with it South Africa's hopes, perhaps...


18:50 - WICKET!


18:47 - Over 13: Faf du Plessis 8*, David Miller 1*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24, AB de Villiers 12 


18:46 - David Miller is the new batsman. Still no word on Amla's availability...


18:43 - Major blow for the Proteas as skipper AB de Villiers departs for 12 off 18 balls after a successful review by the Sri Lankans. Out LBW to Dilshan.


18:43 - WICKET!


18:41 - Over 12: Faf du Plessis 8*, AB de Villiers 12*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24 


18:40 - Just a reminder, four bowlers can bowl six overs each, while the fifth bowler can only bowl five


18:39 - Over 11: Faf du Plessis 3*, AB de Villiers 11*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24 


18:38 - MORE spin for Sri Lanka, this time in the shape of Tillakaratne Dilshan - who concedes four runs in his first over.


18:36 - After 10 overs the Proteas are 56/3, slightly behind the required rate in order to level the five-match ODI series at 1-1. They need a further 120 runs in 19 overs (114 balls) with seven wickets in hand. Who is your money on?


18:35 - Over 10: Faf du Plessis 1*, AB de Villiers 8*. Extras 5

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15, Alviro Petersen 24 


18:35 - In strides Faf du Plessis. I lot will depend on the Titans pair Du Plessis and De Villiers...


18:33 - Herath has an immediate impact as he traps the dangerman Alviro Petersen LBW for 24 off 28 balls.


18:31 - WICKET!


18:31 - Spin introduced for the first time in the form of Rangana Herath


18:29 - Over 9: Alviro Petersen 24*, AB de Villiers 7*. Extras 4

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15 


18:26 - Good over by Eranga - in which he only conceded a single run (a wide) - has seen the Proteas slip behind the required run rate.


18:25 - Over 8: Alviro Petersen 20*, AB de Villiers 4*. Extras 4

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15 


18:21 - Over 7: Alviro Petersen 20*, AB de Villiers 4*. Extras 3

Batsmen out: Robin Peterson 3, JP Duminy 15 


18:20 - WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?


18:16 - Big blow for the Proteas as Duminy edges Perera through to wicketkeeper Sangakkara. He goes for 15 off 17 balls. In strolls skipper AB de Villiers.


18:16 - WICKET!


18:14 - The Proteas are still ahead of the required rate after six overs as Petersen flicks Eranga off his legs to the fine leg boundary. The ball almost collides with one of the 'streaking' dogs...


18:13 - Over 6: Alviro Petersen 19*, JP Duminy 15*. Extras 2

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


18:12 - Robin Peterson opened both the bowling and batting for the Proteas today. Here's a LIST of all the players to have done so in ODI history


18:10 - Over 5: Alviro Petersen 15*, JP Duminy 10*. Extras 2

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


18:09 - Three dogs - not a word of a lie - just ran across the field. Only in Sri Lanka...


18:07 - TWEET

We need to find another system to counter DuckworthLewis does not make sense to me what about a review ICC.

Side batting second on a hiding to nothing besides they lost 9 wkts now SA has to bat at 6an over when Sl sored at 4 an over - Jeremy Fredericks


18:06 - Early bowling change for Sri Lanka as Thisara Perera replaces Malinga


18:05 - Over 4: Alviro Petersen 15*, JP Duminy 7*. Extras 2

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


18:02 - Petersen keeps the momentum going with a cracking boundary through point off Shaminda Eranga. Go you good thing!


18:00 - So far, so good for the Proteas. No news on whether Amla will bat, but the current rate of 6.67 is in excess of the required 6.07


17:59 - Over 3: Alviro Petersen 9*, JP Duminy 7*. Extras 1

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


17:58 - TWEET

Sri Lanka are masters of the manic screech from the slip cordon. #pressuretheumpire - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


17:54 - Over 2: Alviro Petersen 8*, JP Duminy 0*. Extras 0

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


17:53 - TWEET

Still not at all sure about that long-life Malinga haircut, but that retro yorker still works a charm ... SA 7/1. - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


17:51 - Over 1: Alviro Petersen 4*, JP Duminy 0*. Extras 0

Batsman out: Robin Peterson 3


17:48 - Robin Peterson is bowled by Malinga for three off as many balls


17:48 - WICKET!


17:47 - Lasith Malinga to open the attack for Sri Lanka


17:46 - Alviro Petersen and Robin Peterson to open the batting. So Peterson will have opened both the bowling and batting today. Not a common occurrence. 


17:44 - Have the Proteas been 'robbed' by Duckworth-Lewis again?

Sri Lanka's total of 223/9 in 49.2 overs has been revised to 175 in 29 overs. The Proteas need to score 48 fewer runs, but at the expense of 21 overs...

Here's a all-you-need-to-know about DL piece, to better understand how the method works.


17:39 - Making matters worse for the Proteas is that Amla isn't back from hospital and it's unclear if he will bat at all


17:32 - REVISED TARGET

The Proteas need to score 176 runs in 29 overs at a rate of 6.07 to level their five-match ODI series at 1-1. Play is due to start in 15 minutes.


16:27 - PICTURE

Hashim Amla is helped from the field after injuring his groin and knee attempting to prevent a boundary. No news yet whether he will be able to bat - should the match get underway after the current rain delay (Gallo Images)


15:59 - STILL RAINING / STUMPS CALLED

The rain is still pelting down in Colombo. Stumps have been called in the Sri Lankan innings on 223/9 after 49.2 overs. Should the rain relent, the Proteas will face a revised target. That revised target has yet to be determined.


15:31 - RAINING AGAIN

The players have left the field with four balls remaining in the Sri Lankan innings


15:28 - Herath is run out for an unlucky 13 after good work on the boundary from Morkel. Lasith Malinga is the last batsman in for Sri Lanka.


15:28 - WICKET!


15:26 - Final over the innings coming up... to be bowled by Chris Morris


15:26 - Morkel finishes with impressive figures of 10-0-34-3


15:25 - Over 49: Shaminda Eranga 6*, Rangana Herath 12*. Extras 25.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8, Thisara Perera 11, Dinesh Chandimal 43 


15:23 - In other cricket news, the Indian court case involving former Proteas skipper Hansie Cronje will go ahead, but proceedings against Cronje himself have been suspended.


15:21 - PICTURE

Morne Morkel celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal (Gallo Images)


15:20 - Over 48: Shaminda Eranga 3*, Rangana Herath 11*. Extras 23.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8, Thisara Perera 11, Dinesh Chandimal 43 


15:18 - MISSING KALLIS MUCH?

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh has voted SA all-rounder Jacques Kallis - missing from the current Proteas tour to Sri Lanka - as the greatest cricketer of all time


15:16 - Over 47: Shaminda Eranga 0*, Rangana Herath 5*. Extras 23.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8, Thisara Perera 11, Dinesh Chandimal 43 


15:15 - Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal goes for 43 after being caught by Faf du Plessis off the bowling of Morkel.


15:14 - WICKET!


15:12 - Morkel will bowl the 47th - and presumably the 49th overs. His current bowling figures read: 8-0-29-2     


15:12 - AMLA UPDATE

Amla has gone for a scan of his groin area and his knee will be looked at as well.


15:10 - Over 46: Dinesh Chandimal 43*, Rangana Herath 4*. Extras 23.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8, Thisara Perera 11 


15:10 - 200 up for Sri Lanka in the 46th over


15:07 - PICTURE

Faf du Plessis (left) and Ryan McLaren discussing tactics (Gallo Images)


15:04 - Over 45: Dinesh Chandimal 40*, Rangana Herath 2*. Extras 21.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8, Thisara Perera 11 


15:01 - Morris has Perera caught at mid-off by substitute fielder Colin Ingram for 11. The new batsman is Rangana Herath.


15:00 - WICKET!


14:59 - Over 44: Dinesh Chandimal 38*, Thisara Perera 11*. Extras 21.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8


14:58 - DROPPED! Peterson drops a catch as he back-tracks from mid-on. Touch chance it has to be said in the gloomy and overcast conditions


14:55 - And the players are back! Play resumes with Phangiso to bowl the 44th over.


14:43 - Amla is helped from the field. Looks unlikely he will take any further part in the match


14:42 - RAINING!

And the heavens open in Colombo sending the players running for the changerooms and the groundstaff onto the field with the covers


14:42 - Over 43: Dinesh Chandimal 37*, Thisara Perera 3*. Extras 20. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8


14:40 - TWEET

The Mighty # in trouble - landed heavily on that knee. He couldn't stand up...! - Neil Manthorp


14:38 - AMLA DOWN

Hashim Amla goes down in a heap after he unsuccessfully chases a ball to the third man boundary. He jarred his knee in the soft grass and is currently being 'worked on' outside the ropes by the Proteas' physio. The whole of South Africa holds its collective breath...


14:37 - Over 42: Dinesh Chandimal 26*, Thisara Perera 3*. Extras 20. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8


14:34 - WEATHER UPDATE TWEET

Seems there is rain about in the area. Looking very gloomy around the stadium - Cricket South Africa


14:33 - GALLERY

Images from today's second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo


14:31 - Over 41: Dinesh Chandimal 26*, Thisara Perera 1*. Extras 20. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13, Jehan Mubarak 8


14:30 - Super stuff from JP Duminy and he dismisses Mubarak caught and bowled for eight. Soft dismissal. His captain at the non-strikers' end won't be impressed...


14:30 - WICKET!


14:29 - Only 10 overs to go in the Sri Lanka innings. The Proteas will settle for a run a ball, giving them a total to chase in the region of 230.


14:28 - Over 40: Dinesh Chandimal 26*, Jehan Mubarak 8*. Extras 20. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13


14:24 - Slightly worrying the 20 extras - including 16 wides - that the Proteas have bowled today. Morkel with five the biggest culprit...


14:24 - Over 39: Dinesh Chandimal 26*, Jehan Mubarak 7*. Extras 20. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13


14:20 - ROYAL BABY FUNNY

The Royal baby has been born and it's a boy. However the Aussies are going to waste another review and see if it's actually out!


14:17 - TWEET

Not sure SA would be comfortable chasing anything over 225 on this strip. Remember last two completed SA ODI inns are 175 and 140! - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


14:16 - Over 38: Dinesh Chandimal 21*, Jehan Mubarak 2*. Extras 19. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13


14:13 - 150 up for Sri Lanka. Slow going today, but they 'have the runs on the board' as the old adage goes. The Proteas still need to bat. Let's not forget in the first ODI, the Proteas were dismissed for 140...


14:12 - Over 37: Dinesh Chandimal 16*, Jehan Mubarak 1*. Extras 18. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13


14:08 - Over 36: Dinesh Chandimal 13*, Jehan Mubarak 0*. Extras 18. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43, Lahiru Thirimanne 13


14:02 - Thirimanne is forced to leave the field after hawk-eye suggests the ball would've clipped the stumps. McLaren has his first wicket of the match. The new batsman is Jehan Mubarak


14:02 - WICKET!


14:01 - Thirimanne given out LBW, but he's elected to review the decision...


13:59 - Chandimal flicks Morris to the fine leg boundary for the first boundary in 66 balls (or 11 overs).


13:58 - Over 35: Lahiru Thirimanne 13*, Dinesh Chandimal 13*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:58 - Over 34: Lahiru Thirimanne 12*, Dinesh Chandimal 10*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:55 - Peterson finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-39-1. Excellent figures for the slow left-armer who bowled the majority of his overs in the power-play overs.


13:53 - Peterson back into the attack for his 10th and final over.


13:51 - Over 33: Lahiru Thirimanne 11*, Dinesh Chandimal 8*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:49 - Slow going from the Sri Lankans this morning as they lose wickets at key intervals. The pitch looks a lot more 'bowler friendly' than the one used for the first ODI last Saturday.


13:48 - Over 32: Lahiru Thirimanne 8*, Dinesh Chandimal 7*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:43 - Over 31: Lahiru Thirimanne 7*, Dinesh Chandimal 7*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:39 - PICTURE TWEET

As u can see there is a TV so we chip between deliveries and don't miss out on anything that happens during the game - Shaun Pollock


13:38 - Over 30: Lahiru Thirimanne 5*, Dinesh Chandimal 3*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17, Tillakaratne Dilshan 43


13:36 - The new batsman is the new Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal


13:36 - Dilshan gone for 43 off 64 balls. He hit one four in his innings... 


13:35 - Morkel bangs it in short and Dilshan goes on an expansive drive, only to edge the ball to a diving De Villiers who takes a fantastic one-handed catch! 


13:34 - WICKET!


13:33 - Over 29: Lahiru Thirimanne 5*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 41*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17


13:30 - PICTURE

JP Duminy keeps a close watch on proceedings (Gallo Images)


13:29 - Over 28: Lahiru Thirimanne 3*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 39*. Extras 15. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17


13:28 - 'Nelson' successfully averted by the Sri Lankans...


13:24 - 'Nelson' on the board for Sri Lanka. Good omen for the Proteas?


13:23 - Over 27: Lahiru Thirimanne 2*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 38*. Extras 14. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37, Mahela Jayawardene 17


13:21 - Lahiru Thirimanne joins Dilshan at the crease


13:20 - Jayawardene attempts an uncharacteristic reverse sweep and is bowled by Peterson for 17. Big wicket for the Proteas and they celebrate - and rightly so!


13:20 - WICKET!


13:17 - Over 26: Mahela Jayawardene 17*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 34*. Extras 14. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:16 - Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan is proving to be a bonus for the Proteas. He's scored 34 off 54 deliveries and only hit a single boundary in 25 overs. Very unlike him...


13:14 - AB de Villiers has had enough spin for now. Morkel back into the attack at the expense of Phangiso. Will the change of pace bear fruit for the Proteas?


13:13 - And that's the halfway point of the Sri Lankan innings. They are 103/2. Double that and the Proteas will be smiling...


13:13 - Over 25: Mahela Jayawardene 16*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 33*. Extras 14. 

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:11 - 100 up for Sri Lanka in the 25th over


13:10 - Over 24: Mahela Jayawardene 14*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 31*. Extras 14.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:07 - Over 23: Mahela Jayawardene 9*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 27*. Extras 13.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:06 - PICTURE

The Proteas celebrate the wicket of Upul Tharanga (Gallo Images)


13:05 - TWEET

Robbie P has also set tone for much more energetic fielding display so far. - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


13:04 - Over 22: Mahela Jayawardene 8*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 23*. Extras 13.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:01 - Over 21: Mahela Jayawardene 7*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 21*. Extras 13.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


13:00 - PICTURE TWEET

Fun and games in the SuperSport studio!

If you wonder what we get up to while watching the cricket in Studio, this is the answer!! - Shaun Pollock


12:58 - After 20 overs Sri Lanka are 75/2 at an average of 3.75. The Proteas will be happy with their first 20 overs' work...


12:58 - Over 20: Mahela Jayawardene 3*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 19*. Extras 13.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


12:57 - BAD call by the umpire as Jayawardene sweeps fine to the boundary, but the umpire calls it a wide. Will that extra ball haunt the Phangiso and the Proteas?


12:55 - Over 19: Mahela Jayawardene 2*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 19*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


12:54 - TWEET

Huge scalp as Phangiso winkles Sanga out. I was just about to say Sanga pacing himself ominously again ... - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


12:51 - Over 18: Mahela Jayawardene 0*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 19*. Extras 7.

Batsmen out: Upul Tharanga 3, Kumar Sangakkara 37


12:50 - HUGE breakthrough for the Proteas as Sangakkara is dismissed, caught by Peterson off the bowling of Phangiso for 37 off 60 balls. He hit six fours.


12:49 - WICKET!


12:48 - READER FEEDBACK

Sport24 reader Zaahid Harnekar offered his views on the Proteas' problems. Do the same and we'll hit the publish button!


12:47 - Over 17: Kumar Sangakkara 37*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 19*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:45 - MORE spin for the Proteas, this time in the form of JP Duminy. He goes for seven runs in his first over. To date, between Peterson, Phangiso and Duminy, the Proteas have bowled six overs of spin, conceding 25 runs...


12:43 - PICTURE TWEET

joins the SA 'A' team's training session ahead of his trip to Sri Lanka for the T20 series - Cricket South Africa


12:41 - DRINKS break in Colombo. The Proteas will be happy with the first 16 overs after losing the toss. Sri Lanka are 58/1 at an average of 3.625.


12:40 - PICTURE

Proteas ODI coach Russell Domingo puts his charges through their paces pre-match (Gallo Images)


12:40 - Over 16: Kumar Sangakkara 32*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 16*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:40 - Over 15: Kumar Sangakkara 31*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 15*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:39 - Over 14: Kumar Sangakkara 25*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 14*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:28 - STAT

Unsurprisingly perhaps Sangakkara has scored more runs against South Africa in Sri Lanka than any other player. In 37 ODIs he's scored 1 434 runs (and counting) at an average of 44.81 (and climbing)...


12:27 - Over 13: Kumar Sangakkara 24*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 13*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:26 - Dilshan takes a fancy to Phangiso in his second over, cutting him to the boundary


12:24 - Over 12: Kumar Sangakkara 24*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 8*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:20 - Over 11: Kumar Sangakkara 23*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 7*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:19 - Decent enough start by Phangiso as he concedes two runs in his opening over. The Proteas are likely to face a barrage of spin in their innings...


12:18 - PICTURE

Wynberg First XI coach Eric Lefson took his team to Sri Lanka... and bumped into a certain Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara


12:17 - More spin for the Proteas as Aaron Phangiso comes into the attack...


12:16 - After 10 overs Sri Lanka - after winning the toss and electing to bat - are 38/1 at a run-rate of 3.8 per over. The Proteas will settle for that...


12:15 - Over 10: Kumar Sangakkara 22*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 6*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:12 - Sangakkara changes his bat. Not like the old one wasn't working. The Proteas can only be scared...


12:11 - Over 9: Kumar Sangakkara 22*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 5*. Extras 7.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:10 - TWEET

These wides are negating a potentially reasonable SA stranglehold. AD starting to march the boundary! - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


12:06 - Over 8: Kumar Sangakkara 19*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 5*. Extras 6.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


12:05 - PICTURE

The match did well to only be delayed for 30 minutes after overnight and early morning rain (Gallo Images)


12:03 - Sri Lanka - and Sangakkara in particular - looking in ominous form and he pulls Morris to the boundary for his third boundary of the innings


12:01 - Over 7: Kumar Sangakkara 14*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 5*. Extras 5.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


11:57 - Over 6: Kumar Sangakkara 11*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 4*. Extras 5.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


11:55 - Morkel and De Villiers are filthy with the umpire for calling a wide. Morkel promptly bowls it even wider the next ball! The ball after that is despatched to the boundary by Sangakkara...


11:54 - MORE STATS

The average first innings score in Colombo since 2011 is 224... The Proteas will settle for Sri Lanka posting that score for sure!


11:52 - Over 5: Kumar Sangakkara 5*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 3*. Extras 3.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


11:50 - First boundary of the match as Sangakkara flicks Morris to the square leg boundary. Sangakkara appears to be in tremendous nick following on from his career-best 169 in the first ODI. The Proteas need to dismiss him soon... #cursingtheSriLankanstar


11:49 - DID YOU KNOW?

This is the 110th ODI in Colombo and the 260th in Sri Lanka...


11:49 - Peterson's opening two-over bowling cameo ends as Chris Morris replaces him...


11:47 - Over 4: Kumar Sangakkara 1*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 3*. Extras 2.

Batsman out: Upul Tharanga 3


11:43 - UN-believable catch by Peterson, running backwards at mid-on he takes a blinder to dismiss Upul Tharanga for 3 off the bowling of Morne Morkel


11:43 - WICKET!


11:42 - Good start by Peterson in the unfamiliar role of opening the bowling. 2-0-3-0 ... long may it last!


11:41 - Over 3: Upul Tharanga 3*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 2*. Extras 2


11:39 - Over 2: Upul Tharanga 2*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 0*. Extras 2


11:37 - PICTURE

Claude Henderson (right) shares his knowledge with Robin Peterson (Gallo Images)


11:36 - Over 1: Upul Tharanga 1*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 0*


11:35 - Surprise move by captain AB de Villiers as Robin Peterson opens the bowling...


11:09 - PROTEAS TEAM NEWS

Hashim Amla is back in the starting XI while Colin Ingram has been left out. Sri Lanka are unchanged from the side that won the first ODI by 180 runs.


11:06 - Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat


10:50 - The toss will take place at 11:00, with the start scheduled for 11:30


10:47 - PICTURE

For all Xhosa viewers, listen to the match with commentary from Meyrick Pringle, Monde Zondeki, Peter Bacela and Kaunda Njunja on SuperSport Channel 202, Option 3


10:43 - PROTEAS TEAM NEWS

Still no word on Amla's fitness, the team was to take a call this morning on whether his neck problem has eased enough for him to play.


10:37 - WEATHER UPDATE

The good news is the covers are coming off, and though it is still overcast, there is no rain currently. The toss will definitely be delayed though.


10:36 - QUOTE

"We're certainly not the best fielding team in the world yet. I'd like us to be and we've got the potential, but it's frustrating to see us field like we did in the first match. The heat is not an excuse, but it was something new to the guys. In this game they will know what to expect." - AB de Villiers hopes for a better fielding performance


10:30 - DID YOU KNOW?

South Africa have now lost their last 10 ODIs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka - a dry spell that stretches all the way back to 1993


TEAMS

Sri Lanka:

Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Jehan Mubarak, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga

South Africa:
Hashim Amla, Alviro Petersen, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers (captain & wk), Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Robin Peterson, Ryan McLaren, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris


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