Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 17 runs in the 2nd ODI

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013: Sri Lanka won by 17 runs (D/L method) against South Africa in the 2nd ODI Cricket Match Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 23rd July 2013. Now South Afirca have lost 11 consecutive games against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka lead the 5 ODI match series by 2-0.

Sri Lanka have won the toss and chose to bat in the rain affected day which cause to match started 30 minutes late. Morkel srikes Sri Lanka early WU Tharanga out for 3 runs when SL scored 7 runs. The 50 runs partnership between TM Dilshan and Sangakkara made a good platform for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka reach their 100 runs in 24.2 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. Chandimal scored a 43 runs in 51 balls helps to Sri Lanka to reach 223 for 9 in 49.2 overs. Dilshan and Sangakkara batted a bit in the initial overs but they could not keep the momentum going. Skipper Chandimal chipped in with a few runs but the South Africans bowled a disciplined line and length. Morne Morkel spearheaded the South African bowling attack picking up 3 important wickets.

A revised target of 176 runs from 29 overs set for South Africa in the Rainy day match. The injury to Hashim Amla already jolted South Africa's batting line-up. Peterson fell in the first over bowled by Malinga before Petersen and Duminy strung a solid stand. However, the Sri Lankan bowlers bowled with discipline and never allowed the Proteas to get away. In the end, rain had the final say and Sri Lanka won the match by 17 runs (D/L method) to go 2-0 up in the series. Dinesh Chandimal is the MoM for his aggressive knock of 43.

Short Scorecard:
Sri Lanka won the toss, and elected to bat first
Sri Lanka: 223/9 (49.2 Ovs)
South Africa: 104/5 (21.0 Ovs)
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs (D/L method)
Man of the Match: Dinesh Chandimal

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