South Africa 301 beat Sri Lanka 43 Highlights Videos in Paarl: South Africa a big win against Sri lanka in his first ODi match in Paarl. South Africa beat Sri lanka by 258 runs and this a big victory of South Africa for his 1st odi match 2012.South Africa’s season of outlandish results produced another jaw-dropper as Sri Lanka subsided to 43 all out, their lowest total in one-dayers. The shorter format was widely expected to make the one-day series a more even contest than the Tests, but Sri Lanka’s 258-run defeat in Paarl was their largest in history, giving AB de Villiers the perfect start to his captaincy.
South Africa vs Srilanka 1st odi full match results score card and match highlights videos here for free. South Africa’s batsmen had earlier enjoyed themselves despite the scorching heat as they ran up 301 after winning the toss. Hashim Amla highlighted why he’s the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman with his ninth century, and was supported by the two other big guns of the batting – Jacques Kallis provided the early impetus before de Villiers produced the most fluent innings of the match to power South Africa on a pitch where both seam and spin proved elusive in the afternoon.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Odi Match Highlights at Paarl 2012:
Lasith Malinga underscored his value to Sri Lanka, with a five-for that reined in South Africa towards the end of the innings, but his sterling efforts proved moot as Sri Lanka lost five wickets in five overs to effectively end the contest.
Two South African bowlers with points to prove were given the new balls and they snuffed out the resistance even before the main man Dale Steyn was called on. Morne Morkel, coming off an indifferent Test summer, started the collapse in the first over as Upul Tharanga attempted a leaden-footed slap which ended as a low catch at backward point. In the next over Lonwabo Tsotsobe, having lost his place as third seamer to Vernon Philander in the Tests, showed how potent he can be by getting the ball to jag in and rear at the batsman. That proved too much for Tillakaratne Dilshan, who also bagged a duck by gloving to the keeper.
The alarm bells were truly ringing when Dinesh Chandimal struggled to get bat on ball, inside-edging an accurate Tsotsobe three times before dragging the ball on to the stumps on the fourth attempt. Morkel then virtually killed off the game in the fifth over: Kumar Sangakkara’s attempted upper cut gave de Villiers his second catch, and two balls later Angelo Mathews awkward fend at a short fend popped to midwicket.
In the eighth over the last recognised batsman, Mahela Jayawardene, made an unforced error, stabbing a wide ball to point and Sri Lanka slid to 13 for 6. The match was long gone, and the immediate concern was about avoiding the ignominy of the lowest score in one-day history.Hashim Amla’s 112 drove South Africa to 301/8 against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Boland Park on Wednesday, despite 5-53 from fast bowler Lasith Malinga.
In that manic Test at Cape Town in November, Australia’s last pair had averted the lowest Test total, and this time Sri Lanka’s tail did the job, not that it was much of a consolation for Dilshan, who looked shell-shocked in the dressing-room as he watched his team disintegrate. While the pitch certainly provided a bit more help to the bowlers under lights, it was nowhere near as dramatic as the scoreline suggested.
He was run out by a direct hit from Mahela Jayawardene in the covers at 153/2 in the 29th but De Villiers unleashed an array of shots to continue South Africa’s momentum. Nuwan Kulasekara bowled De Villiers in the 41st after the skipper had raced past 50 with seven boundaries, and Albie Morkel, Amla, JP Duminy, Du Plessis and Steyn all fell in the last five overs.