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South Africa vs Sri Lanka

Match info: One Day International Series 2nd Match at Buffalo Park, East London - Second Match

Date: 14th Jan 2012 Umpires: B R Doctrove and S George

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

South Africa

237/5 (48.4 Overs)


Sri Lanka

236/6 (50.0 Overs)

South Africa won by 5 wickets.

  • Last Updated: January 14 2012, 17:44 GMT

South Africa claimed a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in East London despite an unbeaten 92 from Dinesh Chandimal.

Duminy: Scored an unbeaten 66
Duminy: Scored an unbeaten 66

The 22-year-old hit six fours in his 115-ball knock to help the tourists to 236 for six, but that total rarely looked enough as the hosts, backed by JP Duminy's 66 not out, reached 237 for five with eight balls to spare.

The win gave the Proteas a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five match series.

The hosts' reply got off to a strong start as Graeme Smith (28) and Hashim Amla (55) put on 76 for the first wicket before the captain became the first of Dhammika Prasad's three victims.

Smith was caught at midwicket by Upul Tharanga and Prasad then bowled his fellow opener Amla, playing across the line.

Jacques Kallis and Duminy put on 58, but Chandimal caught Kallis at deep extra cover for 37 as Prasad made another breakthrough.

AB de Villiers was run out following a quickfire 17 and Lasith Malinga had Faf du Plessis caught and bowled for 18, but Duminy, whose knock came off 87 balls, and Albie Morkel (12no) saw South Africa home.

Sri Lanka were looking to recover from their humiliating 258-run defeat in the first ODI, and things looked ominous when they lost captain Tillakaratne Dilshan for a duck and star batsman Kumar Sangakkara for three.

After drizzle and overcast conditions had delayed the start of the game, the hosts struck in the second over as Dilshan was run out attempting a quick single and, when Sangakkara edged a Lonwabo Tsotsobe delivery behind to De Villiers, the Sri Lankans were 21 for two.

But Chandimal steadied the ship with Tharanga (66) as they put on 84 for the third wicket.

The pair took the score to 105 before Morne Morkel did for the latter, De Villiers again taking the catch.

Morne Morkel struck again to remove Mahela Jayawardene, who was caught at fine leg by Dale Steyn for 19.

Nuwan Kulasekara hammered a quickfire 22 off 13 balls, including two sixes and two boundaries, but his entertaining knock came to an end when he became Tsotsobe's second victim, caught at mid-on by Robin Peterson.

Angelo Mathews then made a useful 28 before Morne Morkel caught him at mid-off off Steyn, but the total proved insufficient.