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1st ODI: South Africa vs Sri Lanka at Boland Park, Paarl | Match Report
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Matches - Reports Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:26
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1st ODI: South Africa vs Sri Lanka (Winner: SA)

South Africa won by 258 runs (Dominance : SA 85% | SL 13% | Equal 2%)

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: M Morkel Boland Park, Paarl (11 Jan 2012)

Batting first on a good batting wicket, South Africa lost Smith early as Malinga had him pouched by Sangakkara for 6. But Amla and Kallis made the most of the flat track and pretty insipid bowling, Malinga apart, as they slowly built a steady platform as SA reached 106/1 after 20 with 52% COW. Kallis looked good for a century before he fell for 72 going for a suicidal single. This brought AbD to the crease and started the best partnership of the match as AbD and Amla batted brilliantly notching up their fifty and century respectively as South Africa was in command at 241/2 after 40 with 56% COW. 320+ seemed on the cards but once AbD fell for 52 and Morkel’s cameo was cut short, Malinga picked up a fifer to keep them down to 301/8 with 56% COW. Sri Lanka needed a steady start to chase it down but instead they found themselves at 9/5 and then at 13/6 after 8 as their COW crashed by 29% to 15%. Morkel and Tsotsobe finished with 4 and 3 wickets each as Kulasekara’s 19 ensured that Sri Lanka managed to cross the lowest ever score before collapsing to 43 all out, a humiliating defeat by 258 runs.

  1st Innings (South Africa) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: SA 49/1 SA 50% Malinga returned to International
      cricket and picked up Smith in his second over. But Kallis and Amla accumulated 49 runs in this period as South Africa’s COW slumped by 3% to 50%.
arrow 25 overs: SA 129/1 SA 52% The second wave of bowlers failed
      to maintain the pressure as Kallis and Amla milked the bowling for 80 runs in these 15 overs. This period saw South Africa’s COW nudge ahead by 2% to 52%.
arrow 40 overs: SA 241/2 SA 56% A direct hit from Mahela saw
      Kallis out for 72, much less than what he was looking good for. But AbD and Amla maintained the momentum with 112 runs in this period, increasing COW by 4% to 56%.
arrow 50 overs: SA 301/8 SA 56% Once AbD fell Albie was promoted
      and he hit some big blows but right then Malinga returned to destroy Saffers lower order with a fifer. 60 runs and 6 wickets saw South Africa’s COW unchanged at 56%.
  2nd Innings (Sri Lanka : Target 302) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: SL 23/6 SL 14% Morne and Tsotsobe ripped through
      Sri Lankan line up I na destructive spell that saw then slump to 9/5. 23 runs in this period and loss of 6 wickets saw SL’s COW crash by 29% to just 14%.
arrow 20.1 overs: SL 43/10 SL 0% Kulasekara was the only batsman
      to reach double figures and his 19 runs helped SL avoid the humiliation of posting lowest total ever. They eventually lost last 4 wickets for 20 more runs to lose by 258 runs.

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