Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 31/07/2013 - Results, Review and Statistical Highlights
The fifth and the final ODI cricket match of the Dialog Cup between Sri Lanka and South Africa on 31/07/2013 kicked off with Sri Lanka winning the toss and electing to bat first. Prior to the match, The Lankans had already won the series 3-1 while South Africa were looking for some pride through the victory in the final One Day International. Read on for the complete Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 31/07/2013 Results along with the batting and bowling performance review and Statistical Highlights of the match.
When Sri Lanka (SL) came into bat on 31/07/2013 they lost a wicket early but Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara played exceeding well to help them reach a target which really looked out of reach for the proteas batsmen. The best highlights of their batting was Dilshan who missed a century by a run scoring 99 before he was bowled by Ryan McLaren. As far as South Africa (SA) bowling on 31/07/2013 was concerned, McLaren was their best bet as he was economical and picked up an important wicket of Dilshan before SL reached a score of 307.
South Africa's batting on 31/07/2013 started well with Quinton De Kock scoring freely but once his wicket fell, No one else apart from AB De Villiers who scored 51 could do anything to threaten the target SL had set. As far as Sri Lanka's bowling on 31/07/2013 was concerned, Suranga Lakmal and Ajantha Mendis were the best highlights as they picked up three wickets each before the proteas were bowled out for 179 runs and lost the series 4-1 to SL. Take a look at the complete Sri Lanka Vs South Africa scorecard below.
|Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum)||Dismissal||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|TM Dilshan||b McLaren||99||110||13||0||90|
|MDKJ Perera||c †de Kock b Morkel||9||16||2||0||56.25|
|HDRL Thirimanne||c Duminy b Phangiso||68||93||6||1||73.11|
|KC Sangakkara†||not out||75||45||12||0||166.66|
|AD Mathews*||c Miller b Tsotsobe||23||22||1||1||104.54|
|NLTC Perera||not out||17||14||2||0||121.42|
|Extras||(lb 8, w 8)||16|
|Total||(4 wickets; 50 overs)||307||(6.14 runs per over)|
|Did not bat LD Chandimal, AK Perera, SMSM Senanayake, RAS Lakmal, BAW Mendis|
|Fall of wickets 1-13 (MDKJ Perera, 4.2 ov), 2-176 (Thirimanne, 33.4 ov), 3-212 (Dilshan, 38.6 ov), 4-257 (Mathews, 45.2 ov)|
|South Africa innings (target: 308 runs from 50 overs)||Dismissal||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Q de Kock†||b Senanayake||27||21||5||0||128.57|
|HM Amla||lbw b Senanayake||18||28||2||0||64.28|
|JP Duminy||lbw b Dilshan||15||14||3||0||107.14|
|F du Plessis||c †Sangakkara b NLTC Perera||6||13||0||0||46.15|
|AB de Villiers*||c Mathews b Mendis||51||51||5||1||100|
|F Behardien||c Mathews b Lakmal||1||22||0||0||4.54|
|DA Miller||c †Sangakkara b Lakmal||0||2||0||0||0|
|R McLaren||c Mathews b Mendis||29||73||2||0||39.72|
|M Morkel||b Mendis||0||4||0||0||0|
|AM Phangiso||not out||18||28||3||0||64.28|
|LL Tsotsobe||b Lakmal||3||7||0||0||42.85|
|Total||(all out; 43.5 overs)||179||(4.08 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets 1-35 (de Kock, 5.4 ov), 2-60 (Amla, 9.5 ov), 3-61 (Duminy, 10.4 ov), 4-69 (du Plessis, 13.2 ov), 5-85 (Behardien, 19.3 ov), 6-85 (Miller, 19.5 ov), 7-137 (de Villiers, 32.1 ov), 8-137 (Morkel, 32.5 ov), 9-171 (McLaren, 42.4 ov), 10-179 (Tsotsobe, 43.5 ov)|
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