Cummins to continue. Peterson chips it over point and it lands safely, gets a couple of runs. Behardien mishits that one over the keeper for four, a lucky boundary. A slower ball from Cummins and it is called a wide from Dharmasena, a bit harsh on the bowler. The extra ball over for a six, Behardien puts it away.
Watson comes in to bowl, Behardien takes a single from the first ball again. The plan seems to be that Peterson will provide the acceleration. A big wide from Watson outside the off. Four, Peterson gets this one away for a four and found the gap on the leg side. It was in the air for a while but safely reaching the fence. Peterson tries something between a ramp shot and a switch hit and gets a single for his efforts. 11 from the over, 118 for 5.
Pat Cummins comes into the attack. Behardien happy to take a single and give the strike to Peterson who is as unorthodox as ever. It will be difficult to try the reverse shots against Cummins. Three runs from the over, South Africa in need of some boundaries.
Hogg comes back into the attack. Peterson place the reverse sweep, gets hold of that one and puts it past the fence for four, it bounced in front of Cummins and went past him for four. The 100 comes up for South Africa in their 16th over, Peterson will look to accelerate from here. Another reverse sweep, found the gap this time for another boundary.
Watson comes in to bowl his third over. WICKET! AB walks outside his leg stump and hits it straight to Bailey at extra cover. The captain falls trying to accelerate, Robin Peterson comes in to bat. Peterson gets off the mark with a single through the off side. A boundary after a long time, Behardien hits it straight down the ground for four. Five overs to go its 92 for 5.
A wide called, down the leg side from Doherty who is bowling his final over. AB walks outside his leg stump and reaches out to get that one away for a single. Another good over from Doherty who finishes with 4 overs, 20 runs for 3 wickets.
Starc runs in to bowl the 13th over. A good over from Starc bowling his variations and mixing them up well. Just five from the over, it is 78 for 4.
Hogg comes back into the attack. The new batsman will take some time to settle at the crease, so Aussies can tighten their grip with some dot balls. Seven runs from that over, after 12 overs its 73 for 4.
Doherty comes back into the attack, to put more pressure on the South Africans. WICKET! Duminy comes down the wicket, misses the ball and Wade stumps him. Doherty gets another wicket. Farhaan Behardien comes out to bat. Another fantastic over from the spinner, just two runs and the wicket from it.
Hogg is replaced by Maxwell. These batsmen finding the gaps and running the singles well. So the two from the first ball followed by 5 singles from that over.
It was a change of ends for Watson. Chance of a run out as White hits the stumps, but it was not out, they get a single from the overthrow. So the formula seems to be a few singles and the odd boundary every over. Duminy pulls this short one from Watson for four, another good shot from him. Eight from that over its 56 for 3.
Brad Hogg to replace Watson. Hogg pitches it short and Duminy places it nicely into the gap for four. A good shot from Duminy finding the boundary and the gap in the field to perfection. A reverse sweep gone wrong for Duminy, there is no need for that. Seven runs from the over, 49 for 3.
Cummins comes in to bowl fast. A wide called, as the ball flies over the batsman's head and Wade does well to collect it. Four, Duminy hits it nicely through extra cover, a very well timed shot for four. This pair is also very quick between wickets, quick enough to finish that single.
Shane Watson into the attack for the Aussies, so a change of bowling from both ends. Amla runs it down to third man for a single, he was trying to hit that through the off side. WICKET! Amla tries to do something different here, walks across his stumps and tries to slash at it hard. But he only manages to give the keeper an easy catch and Wade makes no mistake, Amla walks. The captain, de Villiers comes out to bat. At the end of the powerplay, South Africa are 34 for 3.
Bowling change as Pat Cummins replaces Doherty. A drop-and-run single from Amla, this pair needs to stay out there and build a partnership. Another quick single, from Duminy this time. Amla gets an inside edge and it run to the fine leg boundary for four, Cummins bowling it fast. A lucky boundary for Amla. Eight from the over it is 30 for 2.
Starc to continue, Australia giving their bowlers more than just one over spells. Chance of a run out, Michael Hussey stops the ball in the covers and both batsmen were in the middle of the pitch, but Hussey misses by a mile. So both batsmen are safe and get a single. A wide to follow from Starc. Nicely driven through the covers, it was away from his body but Duminy controls it very well for a four.
The pitch seems to be slower than expected, Doherty gets another over in this powerplay. WICKET! What a comeback, Doherty who comes back into the side, just turns enough to get Kallis' outside edge and Wade takes a good catch behind the stumps. JP Duminy comes in to bat, with South Africa in trouble. Six, Amla on strike and just hits this one out of the park. A cover drive over the field for a six, good shot from Amla.
Starc, who has bowled so well, comes in to bowl. The left armer starting well against Kallis and Amla. Kallis tries to get this one through the off side, but ends up hitting a nice straight drive for four. A single from the last ball, making it 8 for 1.
Here we go, Levi and Amla to start for SA and Doherty to open the bowling. WICKET! Levi gone! Doherty comes into the side for Christian and provides a wicket straightaway. Bowled him, the leg stump is disturbed. Kallis comes out to bat. A good over from the spinner, its 2 for 1.
Australia has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Xavier Doherty comes in for Dan Christian. The decision to bowl first must have been taken because Australia have chased so well in this tournament, Watson and Warner in top form. AB de Villiers reckons he would have batted first anyway, Wayne Parnell comes in for Albie Morkel.
Hello and welcome to the Super Eights match between South Africa and Australia in Colombo, with the the Proteas needing a win to keep their hopes of staying in the tournament properly alive.