South Africa beat Sri Lanka by five wickets
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to win the second
one-day international at Buffalo Park on Saturday and take a 2-0 lead in
the five-match series. Sri Lanka made 236 for six in their 50 overs,
with South Africa reaching their target with eight balls to spare.
Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga hit half-centuries in a battling Sri
Lankan performance in the second one-day international against South
Africa at Buffalo Park on Saturday.
Seeking to come back after a record defeat in the first match in
Paarl, Sri Lanka made 236 for six after being sent in on a slow pitch on
an overcast day.
Tharanga hit 66 and Chandimal 92 not out as Sri Lanka made some
amends after being bowled out for a record low 43 in Paarl.
Sri Lanka made another poor start, with captain Tillekeratne Dilshan
run out for his second successive nought and Kumar Sangakkara caught
behind for three as they struggled to 21 for two after 10 overs.
Tharanga and Chandimal put on 84 for the third wicket to build a
foundation for a late innings acceleration that yielded 109 runs off the
last 15 overs.
U. Tharanga c De Villiers b M. Morkel 66
T. Dilshan run out (Du Plessis) 00
K. Sangakkara c De Villiers b Tsotsobe 03
D. Chandimal not out 92
M. Jayawardene c Steyn b M. Morkel 19
N. Kulasekara c Peterson b Tsotsobe 22
A. Mathews c M. Morkel b Steyn 28
Extras (lb1, w5) 06
Total (6 wkts, 50 overs) 236
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dilshan), 2-21 (Sangakkara)
3-105 (Tharanga), 4-140 (Jayawardene)
5-164 (N. Kulasekera)
Bowling: Steyn 9-1-54-1
M. Morkel 9-1-39-2 (3w)
A. Morkel 6-0-29-0
Duminy 6-0-26-0 (1w)
Peterson 10-0-44-0 (1w)
Did not bat: K. Kulasekara, L. Malinga, R. Herath, D. Prasad
G. Smith c Tharanga b Prasad 28
H. Amla b Prasad 55
J. Kallis c Chandimal b Prasad 37
J. Duminy not out 66
A. de Villiers run out (N. Kulasekera) 17
F. du Plessis c and b Malinga 18
A. Morkel not out 12
Extras (lb3, w1) 04
Total (5 wkts, 48.4 overs) 237
Did not bat: R. Peterson, D. Steyn, M. Morkel, L. Tsotsobe.
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Smith), 2-94 (Amla), 3-152 (Kallis), 4-193
(De Villiers), 5-224 (Du Plessis)
Bowling: Malinga 10-1-38-1
N. Kulasekera 8-0-47-0
Mathews 2-0-13-0 (1w)
K. Kulasekera 1-0-6-0