Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-30, 2016
South Africa won by 206 runs
26,27,28,29,30 December 2016 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c †Chandimal b Lakmal 59 147 125 7 0 47.20
35.3 81.9 mph, lovely bowling and Cook falls. That's a superb delivery. Pitched the ball on a good length on off, the ball moved away late towards a fourth stump. Cook, it seemed, was squared up in his attempt to flick. Closed the bat face early, the ball took the outside edge and carried low to Chandimal's right. Good take. 104/1
View dismissal D Elgar c †Chandimal b Lakmal 45 164 98 5 0 45.91
39.2 80.7 mph, edged and taken. Another one. Lakmal has been stunning after the break. Hangs this outside off, wide enough for Elgar to leave. More on a fifth-stump channel. Elgar wanted to play all along, but the ball moves away late. Kisses the outside edge and travels straight to first slip, but Chandimal gets across and takes a good two-handed grab. Always easier for the keeper if he sees and moves early. Fantastic bowling 105/2
View dismissal HM Amla c †Chandimal b Lakmal 20 107 76 2 0 26.31
59.5 81.8 mph, and Amla nicks off. Lakmal does it again. Great bowling. Not an Amla stroke at all. Fullish delivery outside off - pitched on a fifth-stump line. The ball, like it has been doing for Lakmal, moves away late. Amla hangs his bat out in line with the ball, which would have been safe had he not gone chasing after it. Gets a thick edge which is well accepted by Chandimal, diving to his right 178/3
View dismissal JP Duminy lbw b Herath 63 141 95 10 0 66.31
70.6 50.6 mph, given! Umpire Oxenford gives Duminy. Only a question of where the ball hit him. Duminy reviews. A slow delivery through the air, but Herath is wily enough not to bowl it too full. Duminy is through his sweep, and the ball hits him on the pad just in front of off. No bat on that. All about impact for this review. All reds on HawkEye, struck him in line and Duminy's enterprising knock ends. Was that the wisest choice of stroke with him not having any problems with the straight bat? Easy in hindsight, though. 213/4
View dismissal F du Plessis* c Karunaratne b Lakmal 37 107 73 5 0 50.68
83.6 80.5 mph, edged and gone! The new ball does the trick! Just a nibble of movement away from the bat, and the extra bounce takes the splice and carries comfortably to Karunaratne at first slip, who scoops the chance with a tumble to his left. Du Plessis had looked solid and unflustered, but he's gone, and suddenly, South Africa are in danger of squandering a day that they seemed to have been dominating with ease 253/6
View dismissal T Bavuma lbw b Herath 3 22 18 0 0 16.66
74.5 51.6 mph, raucous appeal, and Sri Lanka are taking a review. And sure enough, it's out! Pinned on the crease, Bavuma was struck on the back pad, and though it looked leg-sided, the ball didn't have much further to travel. Striking leg stump, and Sri Lanka have prised their fifth wicket of a doughty day's work 225/5
View dismissal Q de Kock b Pradeep 37 106 68 5 0 54.41
98.5 84.7 mph, cleaned up! Fantastic delivery to end the innings. Pradeep gets his yorker in from round the wicket, spears under de Kock's bat as he tries to jab down and the off stump goes flying. Great sight for Pradeep 286/10
View dismissal VD Philander c Chameera b Pradeep 13 45 33 2 0 39.39
94.4 83.8 mph, taken at deep square leg! Pradeep makes the breakthrough with a short ball. Philander has been keen to pull this morning. Doesn't even try to keep this down, goes high in the air and it's a good catch in the deep by Chameera who had to run to his left. A curious shot with the fielder out there, perhaps he thought he could clear the rope. Tight to the frontline, but it was okay (not that they checked on this occasion - there was a missed no-ball in a previous over) 276/7
View dismissal KA Maharaj c †Chandimal b Lakmal 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
95.3 81.7 mph, edged and that's five for Lakmal! They might not even get 300 now, though. Ideal delivery. In the channel, just outside off, forces the batsman to play, a hint of movement away to take the edge. A good catch from Chandimal, to atone for the early miss, as he dives in front of first slip 276/8
View dismissal KJ Abbott run out (Perera/†Chandimal) 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
96.2 Pradeep to de Kock, that's a shambles! Abbott has been run out. De Kock thrashed it square through the off side, he was desperate to get back on strike, set off the for the second but then a bailed out and by then Abbott had no chance of getting back despite the throw from the deep being away from the stumps. Chandimal kept his cool, gathered and then moved towards the stumps to break them 281/9
K Rabada not out 0 12 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 5) 9
  Total (all out; 98.5 overs; 434 mins) 286 (2.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RAS Lakmal 27 9 63 5 2.33 125 8 0
35.3 to Cook, 81.9 mph, lovely bowling and Cook falls. That's a superb delivery. Pitched the ball on a good length on off, the ball moved away late towards a fourth stump. Cook, it seemed, was squared up in his attempt to flick. Closed the bat face early, the ball took the outside edge and carried low to Chandimal's right. Good take. 104/1
39.2 to Elgar, 80.7 mph, edged and taken. Another one. Lakmal has been stunning after the break. Hangs this outside off, wide enough for Elgar to leave. More on a fifth-stump channel. Elgar wanted to play all along, but the ball moves away late. Kisses the outside edge and travels straight to first slip, but Chandimal gets across and takes a good two-handed grab. Always easier for the keeper if he sees and moves early. Fantastic bowling 105/2
59.5 to Amla, 81.8 mph, and Amla nicks off. Lakmal does it again. Great bowling. Not an Amla stroke at all. Fullish delivery outside off - pitched on a fifth-stump line. The ball, like it has been doing for Lakmal, moves away late. Amla hangs his bat out in line with the ball, which would have been safe had he not gone chasing after it. Gets a thick edge which is well accepted by Chandimal, diving to his right 178/3
83.6 to du Plessis, 80.5 mph, edged and gone! The new ball does the trick! Just a nibble of movement away from the bat, and the extra bounce takes the splice and carries comfortably to Karunaratne at first slip, who scoops the chance with a tumble to his left. Du Plessis had looked solid and unflustered, but he's gone, and suddenly, South Africa are in danger of squandering a day that they seemed to have been dominating with ease 253/6
95.3 to Maharaj, 81.7 mph, edged and that's five for Lakmal! They might not even get 300 now, though. Ideal delivery. In the channel, just outside off, forces the batsman to play, a hint of movement away to take the edge. A good catch from Chandimal, to atone for the early miss, as he dives in front of first slip 276/8
View wickets N Pradeep 21.5 5 66 2 3.02 101 10 0 (2nb)
94.4 to Philander, 83.8 mph, taken at deep square leg! Pradeep makes the breakthrough with a short ball. Philander has been keen to pull this morning. Doesn't even try to keep this down, goes high in the air and it's a good catch in the deep by Chameera who had to run to his left. A curious shot with the fielder out there, perhaps he thought he could clear the rope. Tight to the frontline, but it was okay (not that they checked on this occasion - there was a missed no-ball in a previous over) 276/7
98.5 to de Kock, 84.7 mph, cleaned up! Fantastic delivery to end the innings. Pradeep gets his yorker in from round the wicket, spears under de Kock's bat as he tries to jab down and the off stump goes flying. Great sight for Pradeep 286/10
  AD Mathews 13 5 26 0 2.00 65 3 0 (1w)
  PVD Chameera 14 1 68 0 4.85 57 11 0 (3nb)
View wickets HMRKB Herath 20 4 48 2 2.40 92 3 0
70.6 to Duminy, 50.6 mph, given! Umpire Oxenford gives Duminy. Only a question of where the ball hit him. Duminy reviews. A slow delivery through the air, but Herath is wily enough not to bowl it too full. Duminy is through his sweep, and the ball hits him on the pad just in front of off. No bat on that. All about impact for this review. All reds on HawkEye, struck him in line and Duminy's enterprising knock ends. Was that the wisest choice of stroke with him not having any problems with the straight bat? Easy in hindsight, though. 213/4
74.5 to Bavuma, 51.6 mph, raucous appeal, and Sri Lanka are taking a review. And sure enough, it's out! Pinned on the crease, Bavuma was struck on the back pad, and though it looked leg-sided, the ball didn't have much further to travel. Striking leg stump, and Sri Lanka have prised their fifth wicket of a doughty day's work 225/5
  DM de Silva 3 0 12 0 4.00 10 1 0
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne b Abbott 5 15 10 0 0 50.00
3.2 83.0 mph, dragged on! Abbott strikes early. Full outside off, Karunaratne is lured into the drive, foot wasn't to the pitch, playing away from his body and the inside edge crashes into leg stump 10/1
View dismissal JK Silva lbw b Philander 16 109 59 3 0 27.11
21.5 78.8 mph, the appeal is upheld this time! But Silva has called for the review. A straight delivery, takes him on the front pad as he comes forward. Nipped back a touch, hit the knee roll. Height doesn't look an issue. Philander was convinced, he didn't even turn to the umpire as he appealed. And it's smashing middle. Lovely bowling, away, away, away and then the one which holds its line. 61/4
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c †de Kock b Philander 7 14 13 0 0 53.84
6.2 80.9 mph, and there's that edge! Was only a matter of time. That was a pretty horrid innings. Back of a length outside off, a hint of width, Perera throws his hands through an attempted square drive and provides a simple chance for de Kock 19/2
View dismissal BKG Mendis c †de Kock b Abbott 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
7.6 82.0 mph, drives, edges, good catch from de Kock! Full outside off, Mendis can't resist a drive this time, wasn't really full enough and the feet didn't move much either. A thick outside edge and de Kock leaps in front of first slip to snaffle it 22/3
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Elgar b Rabada 39 115 69 5 0 56.52
31.1 86.8 mph, edged, taken at third slip! That will help lift Rabada. A loose poke from the Sri Lanka captain. It was full, quite wide outside off, Mathews pushing well away from his body and the edge is grabbed low down by Elgar 94/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal lbw b Philander 28 92 64 5 0 43.75
41.3 81.4 mph, gone this time! Chandimal called for the review, but more out of hope than expectation. It looked out. Tight for the no-ball, but's fine. Nips back to beat the inside edge, misses the front pad and hits the back one. May have glanced front pad, actually, but looks very good for Philander. Yes, hitting middle two-thirds of the way up. More classy bowling from Vern as the nip-backer brings reward 121/6
View dismissal DM de Silva c †de Kock b Philander 43 120 70 5 0 61.42
57.1 76.2 mph, what a start! Edged behind. A pearler of a delivery to get first ball of the day. Pitches just back of a length at off stump, moves away late, squares up de Silva, and nicks the outside edge. Can really blame the batsman there, feet slightly slow first up but was a lovely delivery 181/8
View dismissal HMRKB Herath lbw b Maharaj 24 42 32 4 0 75.00
50.1 51.3 mph, and he's given this time! Misses the reverses sweep, the ball is full and straightened into off stump. Dar's finger is raised. Impact was umpire's call. Lbw 9999 157/7
View dismissal PVD Chameera c Amla b Abbott 19 65 51 2 0 37.25
64.5 83.2 mph, and that's done it...pushing without any footwork at a length delivery outside off and this time it takes the edge, offers a simple waist-high catch to Amla at first slip 205/10
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c Abbott b Philander 4 4 5 1 0 80.00
57.6 76.4 mph, and another! Five for Big Vern. A very soft shot from Lakmal. Full and straight, just clips a catch low to mid-on. The bottom hand took over. They are checking the no-ball but he is fine 185/9
N Pradeep not out 8 28 10 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 4, w 5, nb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 64.5 overs; 310 mins) 205 (3.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets VD Philander 20 7 45 5 2.25 102 7 0 (2nb)
6.2 to Perera, 80.9 mph, and there's that edge! Was only a matter of time. That was a pretty horrid innings. Back of a length outside off, a hint of width, Perera throws his hands through an attempted square drive and provides a simple chance for de Kock 19/2
21.5 to Silva, 78.8 mph, the appeal is upheld this time! But Silva has called for the review. A straight delivery, takes him on the front pad as he comes forward. Nipped back a touch, hit the knee roll. Height doesn't look an issue. Philander was convinced, he didn't even turn to the umpire as he appealed. And it's smashing middle. Lovely bowling, away, away, away and then the one which holds its line. 61/4
41.3 to Chandimal, 81.4 mph, gone this time! Chandimal called for the review, but more out of hope than expectation. It looked out. Tight for the no-ball, but's fine. Nips back to beat the inside edge, misses the front pad and hits the back one. May have glanced front pad, actually, but looks very good for Philander. Yes, hitting middle two-thirds of the way up. More classy bowling from Vern as the nip-backer brings reward 121/6
57.1 to de Silva, 76.2 mph, what a start! Edged behind. A pearler of a delivery to get first ball of the day. Pitches just back of a length at off stump, moves away late, squares up de Silva, and nicks the outside edge. Can really blame the batsman there, feet slightly slow first up but was a lovely delivery 181/8
57.6 to Lakmal, 76.4 mph, and another! Five for Big Vern. A very soft shot from Lakmal. Full and straight, just clips a catch low to mid-on. The bottom hand took over. They are checking the no-ball but he is fine 185/9
View wickets KJ Abbott 21.5 4 63 3 2.88 99 5 0
3.2 to Karunaratne, 83.0 mph, dragged on! Abbott strikes early. Full outside off, Karunaratne is lured into the drive, foot wasn't to the pitch, playing away from his body and the inside edge crashes into leg stump 10/1
7.6 to Mendis, 82.0 mph, drives, edges, good catch from de Kock! Full outside off, Mendis can't resist a drive this time, wasn't really full enough and the feet didn't move much either. A thick outside edge and de Kock leaps in front of first slip to snaffle it 22/3
64.5 to Chameera, 83.2 mph, and that's done it...pushing without any footwork at a length delivery outside off and this time it takes the edge, offers a simple waist-high catch to Amla at first slip 205/10
View wicket K Rabada 13 3 63 1 4.84 56 10 0 (1nb, 1w)
31.1 to Mathews, 86.8 mph, edged, taken at third slip! That will help lift Rabada. A loose poke from the Sri Lanka captain. It was full, quite wide outside off, Mathews pushing well away from his body and the edge is grabbed low down by Elgar 94/5
View wicket KA Maharaj 10 3 30 1 3.00 44 4 0
50.1 to Herath, 51.3 mph, and he's given this time! Misses the reverses sweep, the ball is full and straightened into off stump. Dar's finger is raised. Impact was umpire's call. Lbw 9999 157/7
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c †Chandimal b Chameera 117 245 178 11 0 65.73
57.6 81.6 mph, well, that could change things for Chameera! Cook fiddling outside off, trying to angle the ball towards deep point or third man, feet stuck in the crease, playing well away from the body and provides a thin edge 245/3
View dismissal D Elgar c Mathews b Lakmal 52 133 102 4 0 50.98
32.1 81.6 mph, a breakthrough! A short ball outside off, Elgar tries to pull it over midwicket but just gets a top edge which loops to mid-on who only has to take a couple of steps to his left. Perhaps came on a little quicker than he expected 116/1
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Pradeep 48 82 53 5 0 90.56
50.6 82.6 mph, and he's gone! There's the 10,000th lbw in Tests! Full, straight, Amla walking across his crease again, this time he misses and that was dead straight. He doesn't bother with a review 221/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c Mathews b de Silva 25 49 36 2 0 69.44
62.4 48.0 mph, edged, taken at slip! Lovely bit of bowling, and an offspinner gets Duminy. Pitched around off stump, JP came forward to play, was reaching for it a little. Didn't actually turn that much, just took the outside edge and it was a neat, low catch by the captain 267/4
F du Plessis* not out 67 125 86 3 0 77.90
View dismissal T Bavuma c Mendis b de Silva 8 8 10 1 0 80.00
64.4 45.2 mph, and he has another! A bit of a limp dismissal. Bavuma just looking to work this into the leg side, it turns a little, gets an inside edge (or perhaps glove) into the pad and it loops to short leg for a dolly of a catch 277/5
View dismissal Q de Kock lbw b Herath 69 98 86 6 0 80.23
90.5 50.4 mph, and this time he's given...and now it's de Kock's turn to review. De Kock went for a slog sweep, the full ball went under the bat and struck his front pad. Looks out on first replay. Hits in line and smashing middle. Herath has one. 10,001 lbws in Test cricket 406/6
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 3, nb 10) 20
  Total (6 wickets dec; 90.5 overs; 373 mins) 406 (4.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket RAS Lakmal 18 2 64 1 3.55 70 5 0
32.1 to Elgar, 81.6 mph, a breakthrough! A short ball outside off, Elgar tries to pull it over midwicket but just gets a top edge which loops to mid-on who only has to take a couple of steps to his left. Perhaps came on a little quicker than he expected 116/1
View wicket N Pradeep 14 0 65 1 4.64 53 5 0 (4nb, 1w)
50.6 to Amla, 82.6 mph, and he's gone! There's the 10,000th lbw in Tests! Full, straight, Amla walking across his crease again, this time he misses and that was dead straight. He doesn't bother with a review 221/2
  AD Mathews 4 0 10 0 2.50 18 1 0
View wicket PVD Chameera 15 0 85 1 5.66 45 9 0 (2nb, 2w)
57.6 to Cook, 81.6 mph, well, that could change things for Chameera! Cook fiddling outside off, trying to angle the ball towards deep point or third man, feet stuck in the crease, playing well away from the body and provides a thin edge 245/3
View wicket HMRKB Herath 24.5 1 84 1 3.38 88 5 0
90.5 to de Kock, 50.4 mph, and this time he's given...and now it's de Kock's turn to review. De Kock went for a slog sweep, the full ball went under the bat and struck his front pad. Looks out on first replay. Hits in line and smashing middle. Herath has one. 10,001 lbws in Test cricket 406/6
View wickets DM de Silva 15 0 91 2 6.06 30 7 0
62.4 to Duminy, 48.0 mph, edged, taken at slip! Lovely bit of bowling, and an offspinner gets Duminy. Pitched around off stump, JP came forward to play, was reaching for it a little. Didn't actually turn that much, just took the outside edge and it was a neat, low catch by the captain 267/4
64.4 to Bavuma, 45.2 mph, and he has another! A bit of a limp dismissal. Bavuma just looking to work this into the leg side, it turns a little, gets an inside edge (or perhaps glove) into the pad and it loops to short leg for a dolly of a catch 277/5
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 488 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne run out (Duminy/†de Kock) 43 143 113 5 0 38.05
32.4 Maharaj to Silva, oh no! A run out has broken the stand! Silva came down the pitch, drove into the covers. Confusion over the single. There was hesitation from both batsmen, after Silva had set off straightaway, the run was on. Then came the stutter from Karunaratne. He tries to save himself with a dive but is short of the crease. Duminy the fielder in the covers, moved quickly and threw off balance 87/1
View dismissal JK Silva lbw b Rabada 48 205 118 7 0 40.67
46.2 85.7 mph, that's close, and given! Silva calls for the review. This nipped back from a fullish length, he wasn't that far forward. Height the issue. It's above the knee roll. No edge. And it's hitting leg stump flush on. Three reds. Dar gets it spot on 118/3
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c †de Kock b Maharaj 6 10 13 1 0 46.15
34.6 51.0 mph, one brings two! Surely that's the end of Perera at No.3. Going for a cut shot to ball just outside off, extra bounce from the rough, gets a top edge which is nicely held by de Kock. Didn't seem keen to take his time 93/2
View dismissal BKG Mendis c †de Kock b Rabada 58 129 90 9 0 64.44
64.2 he's done it! That didn't take long. A bouncer from round the wicket, on a middle and leg line, Mendis tries to ramp it over the slips - he shuffled slightly to leg - and just gets a thin edge to the keeper 193/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* lbw b Abbott 59 170 120 7 0 49.16
85.4 82.0 mph, given lbw! Mathews reviews. He moved across his stumps, missed his flick. Will he be saved by the angle? A prolonged appeal from Abbott and Oxenford's finger went up. No bat involved. Struck around the knee roll. And it's hitting a fair chunk of the bails. Umpire's call on height 246/6
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Rabada b Maharaj 8 50 38 0 0 21.05
77.3 48.0 mph, oh jeepers, what has he done! Chandimal has given it away near the close. Came down the pitch, trying to clear the in-field again, but can only pick out mid-on. Very similar to when he offered the chance to mid-off. 225/5
View dismissal DM de Silva lbw b Abbott 22 60 36 4 0 61.11
89.3 82.9 mph, and the finger goes up again! It's Abbott's morning. De Silva, being the last main line of defence, calls for the review. He'd shuffled across in front of all three. Nips back, takes him just above the roll. Bails, again, I'd say. He's a long way back. Yep, taking the top of the stumps. 258/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c & b Philander 3 28 11 0 0 27.27
90.1 75.5 mph, a lot has happened here! It's a brilliant catch to start with, Philander diving right across the pitch to get his left hand to the ball as Herath pops the ball back down the pitch. That's a stunning effort, ensures the ball doesn't pop out as he lands on the ground. But he seems to jar his shoulder in the process. Gets up rather slowly. The ball seemed to stop in the pitch, Herath early on his flat-footed poke. The ball looped to the on side and Philander managed to change direction his followthrough. 258/8
View dismissal PVD Chameera c †de Kock b Rabada 0 20 12 0 0 0.00
93.3 80.4 mph, and that's an edge, or glove in fact...short of a length at off stump, extra bounce, nips away and that's too good for a lower-order batsman who averages five. Sparring outside off, takes the thumb of the glove through to de Kock 274/9
RAS Lakmal not out 19 29 20 3 0 95.00
View dismissal N Pradeep b Maharaj 4 13 9 1 0 44.44
96.3 47.2 mph, and that's it! A beauty to win the Test. Pitches on middle, spins, beats the outside edge and takes the off stump. A delightful delivery for a left-arm spinner 281/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 3, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 96.3 overs; 434 mins) 281 (2.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket VD Philander 22 5 65 1 2.95 104 9 0
90.1 to Herath, 75.5 mph, a lot has happened here! It's a brilliant catch to start with, Philander diving right across the pitch to get his left hand to the ball as Herath pops the ball back down the pitch. That's a stunning effort, ensures the ball doesn't pop out as he lands on the ground. But he seems to jar his shoulder in the process. Gets up rather slowly. The ball seemed to stop in the pitch, Herath early on his flat-footed poke. The ball looped to the on side and Philander managed to change direction his followthrough. 258/8
View wickets KJ Abbott 20 6 38 2 1.90 104 5 0 (2w)
85.4 to Mathews, 82.0 mph, given lbw! Mathews reviews. He moved across his stumps, missed his flick. Will he be saved by the angle? A prolonged appeal from Abbott and Oxenford's finger went up. No bat involved. Struck around the knee roll. And it's hitting a fair chunk of the bails. Umpire's call on height 246/6
89.3 to de Silva, 82.9 mph, and the finger goes up again! It's Abbott's morning. De Silva, being the last main line of defence, calls for the review. He'd shuffled across in front of all three. Nips back, takes him just above the roll. Bails, again, I'd say. He's a long way back. Yep, taking the top of the stumps. 258/7
View wickets K Rabada 21 4 77 3 3.66 95 12 0 (1nb, 1w)
46.2 to Silva, 85.7 mph, that's close, and given! Silva calls for the review. This nipped back from a fullish length, he wasn't that far forward. Height the issue. It's above the knee roll. No edge. And it's hitting leg stump flush on. Three reds. Dar gets it spot on 118/3
64.2 to Mendis, he's done it! That didn't take long. A bouncer from round the wicket, on a middle and leg line, Mendis tries to ramp it over the slips - he shuffled slightly to leg - and just gets a thin edge to the keeper 193/4
93.3 to Chameera, 80.4 mph, and that's an edge, or glove in fact...short of a length at off stump, extra bounce, nips away and that's too good for a lower-order batsman who averages five. Sparring outside off, takes the thumb of the glove through to de Kock 274/9
View wickets KA Maharaj 30.3 7 86 3 2.81 138 11 0
34.6 to Perera, 51.0 mph, one brings two! Surely that's the end of Perera at No.3. Going for a cut shot to ball just outside off, extra bounce from the rough, gets a top edge which is nicely held by de Kock. Didn't seem keen to take his time 93/2
77.3 to Chandimal, 48.0 mph, oh jeepers, what has he done! Chandimal has given it away near the close. Came down the pitch, trying to clear the in-field again, but can only pick out mid-on. Very similar to when he offered the chance to mid-off. 225/5
96.3 to Pradeep, 47.2 mph, and that's it! A beauty to win the Test. Pitches on middle, spins, beats the outside edge and takes the off stump. A delightful delivery for a left-arm spinner 281/10
  JP Duminy 3 0 8 0 2.66 12 0 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - SC Cook (South Africa)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - S George
Close of play
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 267/6 (Q de Kock 25*, VD Philander 6*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 181/7 (DM de Silva 43*, PVD Chameera 7*, 57 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 351/5 (F du Plessis 41*, Q de Kock 42*, 80 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 240/5 (AD Mathews 58*, DM de Silva 9*, 83 ov)
  • Fri, 30 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 281 (96.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 40/0 in 15.0 overs (SC Cook 20, D Elgar 20)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (SC Cook 26, D Elgar 27, Ex 0)
    • SC Cook: 50 off 102 balls (7 x 4)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 92/0 in 29.0 overs (SC Cook 52, D Elgar 39)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 193 balls (SC Cook 56, D Elgar 43, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 119/2 in 43.0 overs (HM Amla 1, JP Duminy 12)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 48.5 overs (295 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (HM Amla 12, JP Duminy 37, Ex 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 174/2 in 57.0 overs (HM Amla 18, JP Duminy 46)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 73 balls (9 x 4)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 67.4 overs (409 balls), Extras 7
    • Over 70.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JP Duminy (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 215/4 in 73.0 overs (F du Plessis 21, T Bavuma 0)
    • Over 74.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - T Bavuma (Upheld)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: South Africa 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 83.4 overs (507 balls), Extras 9
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 267/6 in 90.0 overs (Q de Kock 25, VD Philander 6)
    • S George has taken over the TV umpire role from RJ Tucker today who is ill
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 286/10 in 98.5 overs (K Rabada 0)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Over 10.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 37/3 in 13.0 overs (JK Silva 12, AD Mathews 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (103 balls), Extras 9
    • Over 17.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Over 21.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - JK Silva (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 72/4 in 25.0 overs (AD Mathews 29, LD Chandimal 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (211 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 104/5 in 38.0 overs (LD Chandimal 21, DM de Silva 6)
    • Over 41.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.4 overs (289 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 164/7 in 54.0 overs (DM de Silva 28, PVD Chameera 5)
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 181/7 in 57.0 overs (DM de Silva 43, PVD Chameera 7)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 181/7 in 57.0 overs (DM de Silva 43, PVD Chameera 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 63.2 overs (383 balls), Extras 12
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 205/10 in 64.5 overs (N Pradeep 8)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Bad Weather: South Africa - 39/0 in 11.0 overs (SC Cook 12, D Elgar 26)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 39/0 in 11.0 overs (SC Cook 12, D Elgar 26)
    • Rain: South Africa - 39/0 in 11.0 overs (SC Cook 12, D Elgar 26)
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 39/0 in 11.0 overs (SC Cook 12, D Elgar 26)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (SC Cook 19, D Elgar 33, Ex 1)
    • Rain: South Africa - 84/0 in 22.1 overs (SC Cook 38, D Elgar 43)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 28.4 overs (174 balls), Extras 3
    • SC Cook: 50 off 81 balls (7 x 4)
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 174 balls (SC Cook 51, D Elgar 49, Ex 3)
    • D Elgar: 50 off 96 balls (4 x 4)
    • Over 34.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - SC Cook (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 137/1 in 37.0 overs (SC Cook 69, HM Amla 13)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 40.1 overs (243 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (SC Cook 22, HM Amla 30, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 48.4 overs (296 balls), Extras 11
    • SC Cook: 100 off 152 balls (10 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 110 balls (SC Cook 47, HM Amla 44, Ex 9)
    • Tea: South Africa - 221/2 in 51.0 overs (SC Cook 108)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 59.4 overs (363 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: South Africa - 267/4 in 62.4 overs (F du Plessis 11)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 70.4 overs (429 balls), Extras 18
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (F du Plessis 20, Q de Kock 26, Ex 4)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 79.2 overs (481 balls), Extras 18
    • Reviews used before 80th over: South Africa 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 351/5 in 80.0 overs (F du Plessis 41, Q de Kock 42)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs.
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 66 balls (4 x 4)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 73 balls (2 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 133 balls (F du Plessis 41, Q de Kock 53, Ex 6)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 89.2 overs (542 balls), Extras 20
    • Over 90.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 406/6 in 90.5 overs (F du Plessis 67)
    • Over 90.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 27/0 in 14.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 10, JK Silva 14)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 145 balls (FDM Karunaratne 17, JK Silva 31, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 72/0 in 30.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 28, JK Silva 37)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 118/2 in 45.0 overs (JK Silva 48, BKG Mendis 14)
    • Over 46.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JK Silva (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 53.5 overs (323 balls), Extras 9
    • Over 55.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (BKG Mendis 26, AD Mathews 25, Ex 2)
    • BKG Mendis: 50 off 75 balls (9 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 193/4 in 64.2 overs (AD Mathews 29)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 66.5 overs (401 balls), Extras 9
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); South Africa 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs.
    • Over 81.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - DM de Silva (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 240/5 in 83.0 overs (AD Mathews 58, DM de Silva 9)
    • Over 85.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 87.3 overs (526 balls), Extras 10
    • Over 89.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - DM de Silva (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 274/9 in 93.3 overs (RAS Lakmal 16)
 
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