Video Highlights: Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2013 2nd ODI Match
Video Highlights of Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2013 2nd ODI Match Played on 23 July 2013. In a rain-marred match at Colombo, South Africa fell short of the Sri Lankan target by 17 runs based on Duckworth-Lewis method to succumb to their second consecutive loss in the five-match ODI series. When the rain came down, South Africa were on 104 for five, 17 runs less than the par score.
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Chasing 176 from 29 overs based on D/L method, South Africa were dented early by a Lasith Malinga yorker in the first over. At the receiving end was opener Robin Peterson who, like most batsmen, couldn’t get his bat down on time.
With Hashim Amla out injured, JP Duminy walked out at No 3 to join Alviro Petersen in the middle. The duo played cautiously and added 32 runs in the next five overs. Medium-pacer Thisara Perera broke the partnership that was starting to look promising when Duminy nicked a length delivery to Kumar Sangakkara behind the stumps.
A couple overs later South Africa were three down, with Rangana Herath trapping Alviro Petersen leg before wicket.
Regular wickets made it tough for South Africa to keep themselves ahead of the par score via D/L method, if the rains were to return.
Just two overs after Petersen’s wicket, Tillakaratne Dilshan rolled his arm over to send back the dangerousAB de Villiers. De Villiers shuffled across to play one over the deep midwicket but the ball struck him on the front pad in line. The umpire said not out and after a heated discussion, Sri Lanka went for a review and the decision was overturned in their favour.
Herath struck for the second time in the game in the 14th over, to dismiss Faf du Plessis, which happened to be his 50th ODI wicket.
David Miller and Ryan McLaren led the fightback and added an unbeaten stand of 35 runs. At this stage, South Africa were 104 for five from 21 overs, 17 runs less than what was the par score according to the infamous D/L method. A heavy shower came along and the play could not be continued, which gave the home side their second win of the series.