South Africa A Acceptable 3-0 Advance In The Five-Match Series


BLOEMFONTEIN: Francois 'Faf' du Plessis fabricated the top account and pulled off a amazing run out as South Africa clinched a alternation achievement in the third one-day all-embracing adjoin World Cup finalists Sri Lanka at Chevrolet Park actuality on Tuesday.

Mainly due to Du Plessis authoritative 72 off 74 balls, South Africa were four advanced of the Duckworth/Lewis par account aback rain chock-full play.

The home ancillary were on 179 for bristles afterwards 34 overs in acknowledgment to Sri Lanka's 266 for nine and the aftereffect gave South Africa a acceptable 3-0 advance in the five-match alternation and continued the tourists poor run to six alternating one day defeats.

Run outs played a acute role in both innings.

Sri Lanka fabricated a advancing absolute but it ability accept been appreciably college if their two brilliant batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, had not been run out, both by absolute hits.

Upul Tharanga (58) and captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (33) put on 94 for Sri Lanka's aboriginal wicket.

Sangakkara, batting at cardinal three, looked set to booty abounding advantage of the acceptable alpha on an easy-paced angle as he stroked his way to 38 off 37 balls.

But Sangakkara fell to a superb allotment of fielding by Du Plessis, who dived far to his larboard at astern point to stop a cut by Dinesh Chandimal, again hit the stumps at the batsman's end with Sangakkara abandoned afterwards the batsmen hesitated.

Jayawardene was run out for 15, four assurance into the batting powerplay in the 36th over, aback he was beatific aback by Chandimal, slipped as he angry and could not balance to exhausted an authentic bandy from Colin Ingram at mid-off.

Lasith Malinga fabricated two aboriginal strikes in the South African innings, bowling Graeme Smith and Colin Ingram, and South Africa angled to 52 for three aback Alviro Petersen absent a about-face ambit and was leg afore wicket to Dilshan.

Du Plessis and JP Duminy put on 61 in a fourth wicket angle apparent by advancing active amid wickets afore Duminy fell to a absolute hit by Nuwan Kulasekera from mid-off.

Du Plessis went to a career-best account afore he became addition run out victim, with Angelo Mathews authoritative a quick analeptic and bandy from cover.

Rain started to abatement in the 33rd over, at the end of which South Africa were one abaft according to the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Dilshan brought Malinga aback into the advance but the beatnik fast bowler conceded eight runs to South African captain AB de Villiers and Albie Morkel afore the rain agitated and comedy was halted.

On a angle which offered no abetment to the bowlers, Tharanga and Du
Plessis were the alone batsmen to accomplish half-centuries.

The awkward Tharanga bedeviled the aperture angle with Dilshan and
reached a beautiful 50 aback Dilshan, who bootless to account in the aboriginal two
matches, was on 18.

Tharanga fabricated his 58 off 65 assurance with bristles fours and two sixes.

Dilshan, who had beneath of the bang during the partnership, denticulate 33 off 49 assurance with two fours.

Despite chief batsmen Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis accepting been appear from the South African squad, Du Plessis was answer to cardinal four in the South African adjustment as allotment of a circling action with De Villiers and Duminy.

He responded with some brittle strokeplay in an innings which included seven fours. He was adversity from ache appear the end of his innings which he accepted contributed to him actuality run out.

Bookmark and Share
0 Responses to "South Africa A Acceptable 3-0 Advance In The Five-Match Series"

Post a Comment