Cape Town – Economy naturally remains an important principle
in one-day internationals, but where the big wickets are going to come from is
a bit of an issue for the embattled South African team at present.
Particularly sobering was the rather effortless way in which
he bedded down for his long vigil, as the Lankans blasted their premier ODI
total against these opponents at home: he started reasonably cautiously, yet
notably untroubled, and then unleashed a whirlwind of damaging boundaries as
the team’s advance toward 320 reached a crescendo.