Duminy guides South Africa to 2-0 lead

Courtesy: International Cricket Council

Half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy helped South Africa secure a five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Opening batsman Amla weighed in with 55 off 58 balls while Duminy was not out on 66 off 87 deliveries. South Africa, chasing Sri Lanka’s 236 for six, reached 237 for five with eight balls remaining.

Amla and Graeme Smith (28) provided the hosts with an impressive start thanks to an opening stand of 76 before Duminy controlled the middle-order as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Amla looked in complete control during his innings, which included five fours and two sixes. Duminy was content to simply work the ball around and struck just one six.

Sri Lanka owed their final total to Dinesh Chandimal, who ended not out on 92, and left-handed opening batsman Upul Tharanga. He made 66 off 85 deliveries with six fours and a six.

Chandimal, together with Nuwan Kulasekara (22) and Angelo Mathews (28), provided the innings with some late impetus.

The third match of the series is in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. South Africa won the first game by 258 runs.

  • Frustrated Sri Lankan

    You guys are rubbish. SA have even gone further and dropped kallis and amla and brought in youngsters, knowing that sl can’t beat them. SL is a minnow and SA have gone a step further to prove that. Go play Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Those useless fellows in the team are relaxing and enjoying in SA. They have simply gone for a holiday. Sangakarra, Dilshan and Jayawardene are useless and are letting SL down all the times. You are embarassing SL, I live in a foreign country , get embarassed and laughed at by my friends. everyone here thinks that you are useless. P.S: pass this message to the SL team. Am really frustrated with you guys just like many SL fans are.

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com mohammadh rikzy

    A KIND REQUEST FROM THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

    i kindly request the selection committee headed by dulip mendis drink milk containing DHA like SMA GOLD, LACTOGEN 3, ENFA GROW, ANCHOR 3+ [TM]. these type of milk powders are usually given babies over three years for their brain devolopment but this doesnt matters for the consumption for the members of the selection because though they gotta huge skull there is empty inside and only ball like structure made of pure mud can be seen which is rather unusual but still appears to be the truth.

    SORRY IF MY COMMENT HERTS YOUR FEELINGS but they are no better than donkeys and buffoloes which were used in the paddy cultivation. TO INCLUDE PLAYERS LIKE MAHELA, K KULASEKARA, INTO THE SIDE. DUE TO THE CRITISISES OF THE MEDIA THEY INCLUDE PLAYERS WHOM THAT SHOWS JUST ORDIANARY TALENTS IGNORING PROMISING PLAYERS LIKE ANGELO PERERA, BHANUKA RAJAPAKSHA, SACHITRA SENANAYAKE,ROSEN SILVA. examples for this is including k alvitigala ignoring s senanayake,including k kulasekara ignoring angelo perera, . these will come true as soon as their brains gets devoloped.BEST OF LUCK.

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Should be Sri Lankan ODI squad for Aus Tri Series
    Malinda Warnapura
    Upul Tharanga (C)
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Dinesh Chandimal (VC & WK)
    Thilan Samaraweera
    Mahela Jayawardana
    Ferveez Maharoof
    Kaushal Lokuarachchi
    Lasith Malinga
    Shaminda Eranga
    Nuwan Pradeep
    Dhammika Prasad
    Sachithra Senanayake
    Dimuth Karunarathne
    Jeevan Mendis
    Kanishka Alvitigala

    • Gamaya

      Dude, Are you insane? Malinda Warnapura for ODIs? we have more better openers than him in domestic cricket, why not consider Dilshan Munaweera or Dhanushka Gunathilake..these guns are performing really well..
      But the Other choices are ok to me..No Mathews, Ajantha Mendis..thats a good decision..both are useless now.Should drop them..
      For mathews we can have Bhanuka Rajapaksha for mendis why not consider some one like Sohan Boralessa..We have talented cricketers in the country but selection committee only considering about Old players..Thats sad..

      • Daiya

        what abt this team.I think dtz good for Aus tour.Bcz they have talented & experience guys.

        TM Dilashan(VC)
        Upul Tharanga
        Kumar sangakkara(C & WK)
        Dinesh Chandimal(WK)
        Thilan Samaraweera / Chamara Silva
        Mahela Jyawardena
        Anjelo Mathew / Thisara Perera
        Jeevan Mendis
        Ajantha Mendis / Suraj Randiv
        Nuwan Kulasekara
        Lasitha Malinga
        Dhammika Prasad

  • Rizna

    Tsotsobe took 2 wickets in this match and 3 wickets in the ealier match agains South Africa.
    Now Check this :

    Jeevantha Kulatunga 59 vs South Africa (warriers) 2010

    HGJM Kulatunga c Kreusch b Tsotsobe 59 ,
    in 44 Balls , 6 fours 3 sixes , strike rate 134.09

    Tsotsobe claimed key wickets of Sri Lanka to make Sri Lanka out for 43.

    Kulatunga scored the above facing Tsotsobe and Ntini.

    Did you all see a point ?

    Give a chance to able players like Jeevantha Kulatunga at least now.

  • sk

    as usually