Smith And AB de Villiers Very Good Partnerships


JOHANNESBURG: Captain AB de Villiers and antecedent Graeme Smith both denticulate 125 runs on Sunday as South Africa totalled 312-4 afterwards actuality put in to bat by Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international.

De Villiers accomplished best afterwards adverse 98 deliveries at the Wanderers while Smith accustomed a
continuing acclaim from the sell-out 30,000 army afterwards actuality bent by Dinesh Chandimal off the bowling of Lasith Malinga.

While the Proteas skipper accepted his position as one of the best achievement players in the apple today with 10 fours and four sixes, Smith could not accommodate his joy as he absolved off afterwards a appropriate ton.

There was a media and accessible clamor adjoin him aloof a anniversary ago afterwards innings of six, 28 and two in the aboriginal three matches of the alternation afore he chock-full the rot with a active 68 in Kimberley two canicule ago.

Smith abstract his Wanderers innings with nine fours and four sixes off 143 assurance during a 203-minute angle and the sun-drenched army revelled in his change of fortune.

South Africa absent opener Alviro Petersen (6) with alone 10 runs on the lath and were 70-2 back Faf du Plessis (24) ancient afore De Villiers and Smith took charge.

The Proteas stood at 133-2 afterwards 30 overs and a run amount of 4.43 bare advance on a acceptable batting track, which the captains accomplished and present appropriately did with 44 runs advancing during a ability comedy anon after.

South Africa advance 3-1 in the five-match ODI alternation afterwards acceptable the Test action 2-1 and no Twenty20 accessories are scheduled.

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