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Duminy s allround performance
with 51 runs and three wickets
steered South Africa to a 12-run
win over Sri Lanka in the first of
the three-match Twenty20 series
Batting first after winning the
toss, South Africa made 115 for six
in 20 overs with Duminy top scor-
ing. He hit a six and three bound-
aries during his 52-ball innings
and added a crucial 56-run part-
nership with David Miller (25) for
the fifth wicket.
Duminy stood out with the ball
too, taking 3-18 including two
wickets in successive balls to help
his team defend a modest score
limiting Sri Lanka to 103 for nine
in 20 overs.
He was named player of the
South Africa captain Faf du
Plessis said he was proud of his
team that played under pressure
after losing the five-match one-
day international series 4-1.
"I thought it was a good score
on this wicket, I told them if we
keep fighting, we will pull it
through," he said.
Duminy had Angelo Mathews
(4) caught and bowled and Jeevan
Mendis (0) caught in the deep
with successive deliveries to reduce
the Proteas to 62 for five.
Kumar Sangakkara had two
reprieves for his 59 not out and
except for opener Kusal Perera (11),
the other batsmen failed to reach
double figures. Four batsmen---
Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera,
Sachithra Senanayake and tailen-
der Lasith Malinga were dismissed
Sangakkara was dropped by
Duminy on 12 off leg spinner
Imran Tahir and on 24, Sri Lankan
umpire Ranmore Martinesz turned
down an appeal for caught behind
off David Wiese. Television replays
showed the ball brushing San-
gakkara s bat before being caught
by Quinton de Kock close to the
Seamers Wayne Parnell and
Morne Morkel took two wickets
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh
Chandimal said his players played
too many rash shots.
"We have two more games and
are looking forward to them," he
Earlier, off-spin bowler
Sachithra Senanayake returned 3-
14 for Sri Lanka to help restrict
South Africa after their captain
du Plessis won the toss and elected
to bat first.
Senanayake trapped openers de
Kock (5) and Henry Davids (1) lbw
and then bowled du Plessis (8).
Angelo Mathews accounted for
AB de Villiers (15), who was caught
by a diving Perera to leave South
Africa struggling on 50-4 after
which Duminy and Miller rebuilt
The second match will be played
in Hambantota tomorrow. (AP)
NEW DELHI---The Board of Con-
trol for Cricket in India plans to
appeal against a court order that
declared its panel which is probing
spot-fixing allegations in the Indian
Premier League was illegally formed.
"The governing council (of the IPL)
believes that the probe commission
was properly constituted in accordance
with the IPL operational rules, and
has consequently decided that an
appeal should be filed in the honorable
Supreme Court," the BCCI said in a
The Bombay High Court declared
the panel "illegal and unconstitutional"
on Tuesday, saying it was not formed
in line with the BCCI s own rules.
The BCCI s two-member panel,
comprising former judges Jayaram
Chouta and R Balasubramanian,
cleared Chennai Super Kings team
principal Gurunath Meiyappan and
Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra
of betting and keeping in touch with
The BCCI also said acting president
Jagmohan Dalmiya would continue in
the role since president Narainswamy
Srinivasan stepped aside pending the
probe due to a conflict of interest.
Meiyappan is Srinivasan s son-in-law
and the Chennai franchise is owned
by India Cements company, of which
Srinivasan is the managing director.
Meiyappan spent nearly two weeks
in jail while Kundra admitted only to
betting and was never arrested. (AP)
BRISBANE---In cricket lingo, it s
called the howler ---a shocking
umpiring decision that cannot be
explained and usually provokes
waves of criticism from one side.
It takes a really bad howler to unite
critics from England and Australia,
particularly when it involves Ashes
contests that have featured plenty of
controversy across about 130 years.
Usman Khawaja, if you note the
reaction in Australia, seems to have
been the victim of one of the worst
howlers in history. The overwhelming
majority of people---from the Prime
Minister down---were scathing of the
decision which meant Australia s No
3 batsman was dismissed, caught
behind, for one in the third test at
One of cricket s oldest laws---that
the umpire s decision is final---has
been eroded in the last decade or so
by technology which allows limited
numbers of decisions to be referred
to a third umpire who has access to
video replays and other technology.
And that s what is causing the issue.
Cricket Australia is asking the Inter-
national Cricket Council to explain
why third umpire Kumar Dharmasena
upheld an on-field call at Old Trafford,
despite replay technology indicating
that Khawaja s bat made no contact
with the bal---the edge being the
essential ingredient for a caught-
Australian Prime Minister Kevin
Rudd tweeted almost immediately:
"That was one of the worst cricket
umpiring decisions I have ever seen."
Australian spin bowling great Shane
Warne, working as a television com-
mentator at Old Trafford, said he was
shocked that Dharmasena upheld on-
field umpire Tony Hill s initial decision
to give Khawaja out.
"I can t believe that," Warne said,
several times. "It s just a staggering
decision. The technology has shown
clearly that there was enough evidence
to overturn a mistake. There was no
hot spot, there was no noise, so you
just expect that to be given not out.
Duminy inspires South
Africa's 12-run win
BCCI to contest court
order against probe panel
Australian PM, former
players condemn 'howler'
South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy, left, celebrates with teammates
taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during their first
Twenty20 cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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