South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo , Jul 23, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT, 02:30 PM IST).
Teams : Sri Lanka Vs South Africa
Venue: Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Time: 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT, 02:30 PM IST).
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first
Sri Lanka 223 for 9 (Dilshan 43, Chandimal 43, Morkel 3-34)
South Africa 104 for 5 (Herath 2-16)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 17 runs (D/L method)
The Man of the Match is Dinesh Chandimal, for his battling 43.
AB de Villiers: "Much better game from us, the bowling did okay, the batsmen let us down, very disappointing. It's not over yet, three big games coming up for us now. Amla is injured, not too serious, hopefully we'll get him ready for the next match. He was scheduled to come out to bat after the next wicket fell. I think we have the potential and the talent in the batting unit." He says the much-improved fielding was one of the positives today.
Dinesh Chandimal: "When I went to bat, we were four down, I just assessed the pitch and then played my normal game. We played on the same pitch before, that's why I opted to bat first. Angelo will come in for the next game, we have our fingers crossed for winning the game."
What a farce!! Duckworth Lewis takes off 50 runs and 21 overs!? I thought the more wickets you had lost the worse off you were? Completely ridiculous - who said batting second pays in rain affected games?
Last five completed matches
Sri Lanka team: WU Tharanga, KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, J Mubarak, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, NLTC Perera, HDRL Thirimanne, LD Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga,Sachithra Senanayake, AK Perera
South Africa team: AB de Villiers, M Morkel, HM Amla, JP Duminy, RJ Peterson, LL Tsotsobe, R McLaren, RK Kleinveldt, AN Petersen, DA Miller, CA Ingram, AM Phangiso, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, CH Morris,Quinton de Kock