Duminy Guides South Africa To Five-Wicket Win

Duminy Guides South Africa To Five-Wicket Win
uminy Guides South Africa To Five-Wicket Win
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South Africa 237-5 (Duminy 66no) beat
Sri Lanka 236-6 (Chandimal 92no) by five wickets
Second One-Day International, East London

Half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy guided South Africa to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day Internaitonal in East London.

Amla made 55 and Duminy' an unbeaten 66 as South Africa closed on 237 for five after Sri Lanka had reached 236 for six from their 50 overs.

South Africa now lead the five-match series 2-0 after a 258-run win in th opening game in Paarl.

Dinesh Chandimal anchored Sri Lanka's innings with a solid 92 not out in 115 balls and Upul Tharanga made 66 as they produced a much improved display having been bowled out for a paltry 43 in the opening match.

On a slow pitch, South Africa's bowlers kept the flow of runs down and it was pace bowlers Lonwabo Tsotsobe (two for 43), Morne Morkel (two for 29) and Dale Steyn (one for 54) who shared the wickets after Tillakaratne Dilshan was run out by Francois du Plessis without scoring.

Graeme Smith (28) and Jacques Kallis (37) then supported Amla and Duminy respectively and although AB de Villiers (17) and du Plessis (18) fell cheaply, Duminy marshalled the run chase expertly, facing 87 balls and hitting just the one six in a controlled, measured innings.

Alongside him at the end was Albie Morkel, who made 12 in 11 balls.

The third match in Bloemfontein is on 17th January.

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