South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (PSS), Aug 4-8, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket
4,5,6,7,8 August 2006 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs lbw b Vaas 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 what a start! Vaas signals his return with a classic delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping back into the right-hander, Gibbs pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and is trapped stone dead. That was hitting middle and leg and umpire Bowden had no hesitation in raising his finger 0/1
View dismissal AJ Hall c Dilshan b Malinga 0 16 9 0 0 0.00
3.3 and the inevitable! another good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting across the right-hander, once again Hall drives away from his body, and after 6 close misses he finally makes contact, Dilshan at second slip goes low down and snaffles it cleanly - South African two down and in deep trouble here. 4/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph b Malinga 13 35 20 2 0 65.00
7.4 Malinga strikes again! a classic round arm delivery, good length ball, pitched on and round the off stump line and slanting in with the arm - Rudolph was clueless, goes for the drive and the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad. Off stump is pegged back and that's a massive wicket. 31/3
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Muralitharan 40 76 47 7 0 85.10
20.3 Murali too joins the party! a genuine off-break, tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Amla makes the cardinal mistake of playing it on the back-foot, ball turns in just enough to beat the inside edge and hits the pad, impact was probably touch outside the line of the off stump but umpire Bowden adjudicates in favour of the bowler 70/4
View dismissal AG Prince* c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 86 207 144 13 0 59.72
57.2 gone! bit of a loose delivery from Murali - pitched wide outside the off stump and Murali gets the ball to turn away sharply, Prince leans back and cuts hard, ends up with a feather touch and Jayawardene holds on well to a fairly hard chance, ending a fantastic innings from the South African captain 231/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 95 182 141 18 0 67.37
64.6 de Villiers departs on 95! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, the Malinga skidder as they call it - de Villiers drives away from his body with no real foot-work, looked like the bat hit the ground at it got close to the ball, hard to say if there was an edge involved - Malinga was convinced and umpire Bowden's crooked finger went pretty quickly. 256/6
View dismissal MV Boucher b Muralitharan 32 42 41 6 0 78.04
67.1 believe it or not! tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Boucher goes for the paddle sweep with a vertical bat and ends up dragging the ball back onto the stumps, South Africa seven down and sinking fast here. 273/7
SM Pollock not out 57 106 70 5 2 81.42
View dismissal N Boje c Sangakkara b Maharoof 11 33 23 2 0 47.82
74.6 Maharoof strikes! fuller in length and wide outside the off stump, Boje goes for an expansive drive and the ball goes straight to Sangakkara at backward point, bat turned at the point of impact and the ball went high up towards Sangakkara, the jump was timed to perfection and he took it with both hands 307/8
View dismissal DW Steyn c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 6 24 22 0 0 27.27
81.1 nine down! flighted delivery on the stumps, Steyn goes for the sweep but gets nowhere near the line, ball clips the glove and pops up behind the stumps on the leg side, Jayasuriya at leg slip makes no mistake - Murali heading towards yet another 5-for? 327/9
View dismissal M Ntini c Maharoof b Muralitharan 13 35 27 3 0 48.14
89.5 all over! finally the tailender inside Ntini springs out - tossed up on the stumps and Ntini slogs across the line, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards mid-off, Maharoof there nicely settles under it, Murali ends up with yet another Test 5-for. 361/10
Extras (nb 8) 8
  Total (all out; 89.5 overs; 383 mins) 361 (4.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 18 4 71 1 3.94 84 14 0
0.2 to Gibbs, what a start! Vaas signals his return with a classic delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping back into the right-hander, Gibbs pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and is trapped stone dead. That was hitting middle and leg and umpire Bowden had no hesitation in raising his finger 0/1
View wickets SL Malinga 18 4 81 3 4.50 77 12 1 (4nb)
3.3 to Hall, and the inevitable! another good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting across the right-hander, once again Hall drives away from his body, and after 6 close misses he finally makes contact, Dilshan at second slip goes low down and snaffles it cleanly - South African two down and in deep trouble here. 4/2
7.4 to Rudolph, Malinga strikes again! a classic round arm delivery, good length ball, pitched on and round the off stump line and slanting in with the arm - Rudolph was clueless, goes for the drive and the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad. Off stump is pegged back and that's a massive wicket. 31/3
64.6 to de Villiers, de Villiers departs on 95! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, the Malinga skidder as they call it - de Villiers drives away from his body with no real foot-work, looked like the bat hit the ground at it got close to the ball, hard to say if there was an edge involved - Malinga was convinced and umpire Bowden's crooked finger went pretty quickly. 256/6
View wickets M Muralitharan 33.5 2 128 5 3.78 136 17 1
20.3 to Amla, Murali too joins the party! a genuine off-break, tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Amla makes the cardinal mistake of playing it on the back-foot, ball turns in just enough to beat the inside edge and hits the pad, impact was probably touch outside the line of the off stump but umpire Bowden adjudicates in favour of the bowler 70/4
57.2 to Prince, gone! bit of a loose delivery from Murali - pitched wide outside the off stump and Murali gets the ball to turn away sharply, Prince leans back and cuts hard, ends up with a feather touch and Jayawardene holds on well to a fairly hard chance, ending a fantastic innings from the South African captain 231/5
67.1 to Boucher, believe it or not! tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Boucher goes for the paddle sweep with a vertical bat and ends up dragging the ball back onto the stumps, South Africa seven down and sinking fast here. 273/7
81.1 to Steyn, nine down! flighted delivery on the stumps, Steyn goes for the sweep but gets nowhere near the line, ball clips the glove and pops up behind the stumps on the leg side, Jayasuriya at leg slip makes no mistake - Murali heading towards yet another 5-for? 327/9
89.5 to Ntini, all over! finally the tailender inside Ntini springs out - tossed up on the stumps and Ntini slogs across the line, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards mid-off, Maharoof there nicely settles under it, Murali ends up with yet another Test 5-for. 361/10
View wicket MF Maharoof 15 2 52 1 3.46 69 8 0 (4nb)
74.6 to Boje, Maharoof strikes! fuller in length and wide outside the off stump, Boje goes for an expansive drive and the ball goes straight to Sangakkara at backward point, bat turned at the point of impact and the ball went high up towards Sangakkara, the jump was timed to perfection and he took it with both hands 307/8
  ST Jayasuriya 5 0 29 0 5.80 17 5 0
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Boje b Ntini 2 12 9 0 0 22.22
2.3 first blood! Ntini strikes back for South Africa - short rising delivery, pitched on the middle and off stump line and angling across, Tharanga goes for the pull and is beaten for pace, in the end he was in no position to go for the pull but went through with the shot and the top edge is snaffled by Boje at mid-on 16/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Gibbs b Ntini 47 111 67 8 0 70.14
22.5 another one bites the dust! Ntini is on a roll here - good length delivery in the channel, bowled from round the stumps and this one held its line after hitting the deck, perfect line and length and Jayasuriya is sucked forward into the defensive prod, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and flies towards the slip cordon, Gibbs at second slip holds on well to a fairly hard chance - Sri Lanka five down. 86/5
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Amla b Ntini 14 36 31 3 0 45.16
10.5 Ntini strikes again! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Sangakkara looking to work it away through midwicket fails to keep it down and the strategically placed Amla at short mid-wicket holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Timed his jump to perfection and took it over his head with both hands. The dangerous Sangakkara is back in the hut - Sri Lanka two down and in a spot of bother here. 43/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Boucher b Steyn 13 47 27 2 0 48.14
20.5 gone! short and wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene shuffles across and flashes hard at it, a totally unnecessary shot given the situation - ball clips the edge and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps. Steyn's aggressive approach pays off. 74/3
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Ntini 4 10 5 1 0 80.00
22.3 and the bowling change works! Ntini picks up his third wicket and Sri Lanka are in trouble here. Slightly short, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle, was going well over the stumps. Dilshan offers no shot but leaves his bat hanging in the air, ball clips the toe end of the bat and crashes into the leg stump. 85/4
View dismissal CK Kapugedera b Boje 63 89 77 9 2 81.81
43.2 finally the breakthrough! flighted delivery on the middle and off stump line, Kapugedera goes low down looking to play the slog sweep, clearly a premeditated shot - ball turned away just enough to beat the bat and the off stump is pegged back - that's the wicket they were looking for. 191/6
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene b Steyn 42 91 49 6 1 85.71
44.1 peach of a delivery and Steyn picks up another crucial wicket. Good length - pitched on and around the off stump and this one straightened a touch after hitting the deck, Jayawardene plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the woodwork. Sri Lankan seven down. 191/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof b Steyn 56 155 110 11 0 50.90
81.6 Steyn produces a beauty and finally the partnership is broken! good length delivery, on and around the off stump line, this one shaped back in a touch after hitting the deck - Maharoof is beaten by the length and the extra pace, drives off the back-foot and ends up playing all over it. Ball crashes into the off stump. End of a fantastic partnership 308/8
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c †Boucher b Steyn 64 161 130 10 0 49.23
83.6 Steyn does it again and this time it is the short delivery that gets him a wicket - nothing special though, just short and drifting down the leg side, Vaas instinctively goes for the pull, ball clips the glove and flies behind - Bouncer dives across full length to his right and takes a fantastic low catch - Sri Lanka nine down. 317/9
SL Malinga not out 8 17 10 2 0 80.00
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Hall b Steyn 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
85.1 Murali gets another golden duck to his name and it's all over for Sri Lanka. short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Murali makes room and swings across - the only shot in the book as far as he is concerned. Ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards mid-on, Hall calls for it early, quickly moves across to his left and nicely settles under it to give Steyn his fifth wicket of the innings. 321/10
Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 5) 8
  Total (all out; 85.1 overs; 372 mins) 321 (3.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Ntini 21 3 84 4 4.00 96 14 2
2.3 to Tharanga, first blood! Ntini strikes back for South Africa - short rising delivery, pitched on the middle and off stump line and angling across, Tharanga goes for the pull and is beaten for pace, in the end he was in no position to go for the pull but went through with the shot and the top edge is snaffled by Boje at mid-on 16/1
10.5 to Sangakkara, Ntini strikes again! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Sangakkara looking to work it away through midwicket fails to keep it down and the strategically placed Amla at short mid-wicket holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Timed his jump to perfection and took it over his head with both hands. The dangerous Sangakkara is back in the hut - Sri Lanka two down and in a spot of bother here. 43/2
22.3 to Dilshan, and the bowling change works! Ntini picks up his third wicket and Sri Lanka are in trouble here. Slightly short, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle, was going well over the stumps. Dilshan offers no shot but leaves his bat hanging in the air, ball clips the toe end of the bat and crashes into the leg stump. 85/4
22.5 to Jayasuriya, another one bites the dust! Ntini is on a roll here - good length delivery in the channel, bowled from round the stumps and this one held its line after hitting the deck, perfect line and length and Jayasuriya is sucked forward into the defensive prod, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and flies towards the slip cordon, Gibbs at second slip holds on well to a fairly hard chance - Sri Lanka five down. 86/5
View wickets DW Steyn 13.1 1 82 5 6.22 52 15 0 (3nb, 2w)
20.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone! short and wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene shuffles across and flashes hard at it, a totally unnecessary shot given the situation - ball clips the edge and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps. Steyn's aggressive approach pays off. 74/3
44.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, peach of a delivery and Steyn picks up another crucial wicket. Good length - pitched on and around the off stump and this one straightened a touch after hitting the deck, Jayawardene plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the woodwork. Sri Lankan seven down. 191/7
81.6 to Maharoof, Steyn produces a beauty and finally the partnership is broken! good length delivery, on and around the off stump line, this one shaped back in a touch after hitting the deck - Maharoof is beaten by the length and the extra pace, drives off the back-foot and ends up playing all over it. Ball crashes into the off stump. End of a fantastic partnership 308/8
83.6 to Vaas, Steyn does it again and this time it is the short delivery that gets him a wicket - nothing special though, just short and drifting down the leg side, Vaas instinctively goes for the pull, ball clips the glove and flies behind - Bouncer dives across full length to his right and takes a fantastic low catch - Sri Lanka nine down. 317/9
85.1 to Muralitharan, Murali gets another golden duck to his name and it's all over for Sri Lanka. short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Murali makes room and swings across - the only shot in the book as far as he is concerned. Ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards mid-on, Hall calls for it early, quickly moves across to his left and nicely settles under it to give Steyn his fifth wicket of the innings. 321/10
  SM Pollock 16 4 52 0 3.25 80 10 0 (2nb)
  AJ Hall 15 7 31 0 2.06 76 5 0
View wicket N Boje 20 6 71 1 3.55 85 8 1
43.2 to Kapugedera, finally the breakthrough! flighted delivery on the middle and off stump line, Kapugedera goes low down looking to play the slog sweep, clearly a premeditated shot - ball turned away just enough to beat the bat and the off stump is pegged back - that's the wicket they were looking for. 191/6
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 92 247 190 11 1 48.42
57.5 gone on 92! tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, turning in - Gibbs goes for the sweep as he has done all day but for once the shot is not timed well enough the top edge balloons up towards short fine leg. Jayasuriya moves in quickly from the edge of the circle, dives forward full length and takes it inches away from the ground. That's a stunning effort from the veteran. 161/4
View dismissal AJ Hall c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof 32 96 63 2 1 50.79
22.5 Maharoof strikes! fraction short and close to the off stump line, the one that goes straight on. No real width there but Hall goes for the drive off the back-foot and gets beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. 76/1
View dismissal JA Rudolph run out (Tharanga) 15 62 33 1 0 45.45
36.4 Malinga to Gibbs, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply and Gibbs gets hit high on the pad, loud confident appeal for lbw turned down - ball rolls away to third man and is fielded by Kapugedera, he scores a direct hit at the strikers end and they go upstairs - Rudolph is well short of his crease and the RED light comes on but replays shows that the ball had touched the ropes and in that case it should not have been given out. 119/2
View dismissal HM Amla run out (Kapugedera) 8 36 29 0 0 27.58
44.6 from Muralitharan, Another run-out! slightly short and turning in, Amla goes right back and turns it away behind square on the leg side, 'yes' 'no' calls and in the end it's a big mix-up, Gibbs changes his mind after taking few steps but Amla kept on running. Kapugedera moves across quickly, the pick up is spot on and the throw comes it at the keeper's end. Bails are off in a flash and Amla is nowhere in the frame. 131/3
View dismissal AG Prince* c & b Muralitharan 17 129 76 2 0 22.36
75.1 and Prince departs! tossed up and turning away, Prince comes down the track and drives hard but miserably fails to keep it down, ball goes right back and Murali takes it over his head with both hands. South African five down. 206/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Dilshan b Muralitharan 33 79 63 5 0 52.38
75.4 Murali does it again! tossed up and turning in, de Villiers goes low down in an attempt to slog sweep it, ball clips the top edge, crashes into his helmet and pops up straight to Dilshan at short leg - that's Murali's 100th wicket against South Africa 207/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c Dilshan b Muralitharan 65 123 102 7 2 63.72
107.5 unbelievable stuff! tossed up and turning in, Boucher goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, hammer of a shot but Dilshan at short leg somehow manages to hold on to it. 311/10
View dismissal SM Pollock c Tharanga b Muralitharan 14 31 32 1 0 43.75
85.1 it was a hopeless long-hop until Pollock pulled it straight to Tharanga at square leg - what a mess! 235/7
View dismissal N Boje c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 15 54 43 3 0 34.88
99.5 got'm! genuine off-break - tossed up close to the off stump line and this one turned away sharply, Boje pushes forward to defend, puts his bat in place and waits for the ball to come. Ball grips the surface and spins away just enough to clip the outside edge. Jayawardene holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Murali gets another 5-for to his name and this is his 4th consecutive 10 wicket haul in Test cricket - take a bow. 280/8
View dismissal DW Steyn lbw b Muralitharan 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
101.6 good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, Steyn goes back to defend but is beaten by the lack of bounce and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps - loud appeal and up goes the finger. South Africa nine down and that's Murali's 6th wicket of the innings 282/9
M Ntini not out 5 21 10 1 0 50.00
Extras (b 9, lb 4, w 1, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 107.5 overs; 446 mins) 311 (2.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 19 4 53 0 2.78 93 8 1
  SL Malinga 12 1 55 0 4.58 46 8 0 (1nb)
View wicket MF Maharoof 21 3 53 1 2.52 100 7 0 (1w)
22.5 to Hall, Maharoof strikes! fraction short and close to the off stump line, the one that goes straight on. No real width there but Hall goes for the drive off the back-foot and gets beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. 76/1
View wickets M Muralitharan 46.5 12 97 7 2.07 222 6 2
57.5 to Gibbs, gone on 92! tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, turning in - Gibbs goes for the sweep as he has done all day but for once the shot is not timed well enough the top edge balloons up towards short fine leg. Jayasuriya moves in quickly from the edge of the circle, dives forward full length and takes it inches away from the ground. That's a stunning effort from the veteran. 161/4
75.1 to Prince, and Prince departs! tossed up and turning away, Prince comes down the track and drives hard but miserably fails to keep it down, ball goes right back and Murali takes it over his head with both hands. South African five down. 206/5
75.4 to de Villiers, Murali does it again! tossed up and turning in, de Villiers goes low down in an attempt to slog sweep it, ball clips the top edge, crashes into his helmet and pops up straight to Dilshan at short leg - that's Murali's 100th wicket against South Africa 207/6
85.1 to Pollock, it was a hopeless long-hop until Pollock pulled it straight to Tharanga at square leg - what a mess! 235/7
99.5 to Boje, got'm! genuine off-break - tossed up close to the off stump line and this one turned away sharply, Boje pushes forward to defend, puts his bat in place and waits for the ball to come. Ball grips the surface and spins away just enough to clip the outside edge. Jayawardene holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Murali gets another 5-for to his name and this is his 4th consecutive 10 wicket haul in Test cricket - take a bow. 280/8
101.6 to Steyn, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, Steyn goes back to defend but is beaten by the lack of bounce and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps - loud appeal and up goes the finger. South Africa nine down and that's Murali's 6th wicket of the innings 282/9
107.5 to Boucher, unbelievable stuff! tossed up and turning in, Boucher goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, hammer of a shot but Dilshan at short leg somehow manages to hold on to it. 311/10
  ST Jayasuriya 9 0 40 0 4.44 34 4 1
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 352 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Gibbs b Ntini 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
2.1 short of length ball on the middle and off stump, nipping away and good climb off the wicket, Tharanga moves back and pushes at it away from his body, ball takes the edge and flies to Gibbs at second slip. Sri Lanka one down! 12/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Amla b Boje 73 131 74 9 3 98.64
27.6 jaffer! tossed up delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, reared off a good length - Jayasuriya looking to defend it on the back-foot is beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the glove and pops up on the leg side. Amla at short leg dives forward full length and takes it inches away from the ground - amazing one handed effort 121/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Amla b Pollock 39 82 64 8 0 60.93
19.6 Pollock strikes back! another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes for the drive and ends up hitting it in the air towards point, didn't get his foot to the pitch of the ball but went through with the shot - Amla swoops forward and takes it inches away from the ground. That's the wicket they were looking for. 94/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Gibbs b Boje 123 359 248 11 2 49.59
107.1 got'm! tossed up outside the off stump, turning away - Jayawardene comes down the track looking to go inside out over extra cover, ball grips the surface and turns away just enough to clip the outside edge and Gibbs at first slip takes a blinder. Boje with the breakthrough - Sri Lankan seven down. 341/7
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Gibbs b Boje 18 43 29 4 0 62.06
38.2 and Dilshan throws it away! flat delivery on the middle off stump line, turning away - Dilshan comes down the track, looking to drive it away through covers, ball clips the edge and flies low towards Gibbs at first slip and he takes it diving across to his right. Boje picks up another crucial wicket and this match is back in the balance. 164/4
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c de Villiers b Boje 13 41 40 1 0 32.50
49.4 It is that man Boje again! fuller length delivery on the stumps, bowled from round the wicket and drifting in with the arm, Kapugedera gets well forward and drives inside out but fails to keep it down. de Villiers at covers dives across full length to his left and a fantastic low catch. Sri Lanka five down and in a spot of bother here. 201/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Hall 30 110 79 3 0 37.97
78.1 Hall strikes back! perfect line and length - good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and reversing in nicely, too good a delivery for Prasanna Jayawardene - he plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger. Hall with the breakthrough - Sri Lanka six down. 279/6
MF Maharoof not out 29 159 118 2 0 24.57
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c de Villiers b Hall 4 24 20 0 0 20.00
112.1 this is not over yet! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, inviting Vaas to go for the drive and he falls right into the trap - thick edge and the ball flies away towards the slip cordon, de Villiers at third slip drives across full length to his left and takes it inches away from the ground - that's an amazing one handed effort, could this be the turning point? 348/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Hall 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
112.6 bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, that's the line to Murali - huge swing of the bat and he misses the target by miles, ball crashes into the woodwork - Sri Lanka nine down. It's all happening here! 350/9
SL Malinga not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 4, nb 4) 20
  Total (9 wickets; 113.3 overs; 488 mins) 352 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket M Ntini 7.2 2 13 1 1.77 36 1 0
2.1 to Tharanga, short of length ball on the middle and off stump, nipping away and good climb off the wicket, Tharanga moves back and pushes at it away from his body, ball takes the edge and flies to Gibbs at second slip. Sri Lanka one down! 12/1
  DW Steyn 22.4 2 81 0 3.57 99 12 0 (2nb, 3w)
View wickets N Boje 39.3 11 111 4 2.81 183 12 3
27.6 to Jayasuriya, jaffer! tossed up delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, reared off a good length - Jayasuriya looking to defend it on the back-foot is beaten by the extra bounce, ball clips the glove and pops up on the leg side. Amla at short leg dives forward full length and takes it inches away from the ground - amazing one handed effort 121/3
38.2 to Dilshan, and Dilshan throws it away! flat delivery on the middle off stump line, turning away - Dilshan comes down the track, looking to drive it away through covers, ball clips the edge and flies low towards Gibbs at first slip and he takes it diving across to his right. Boje picks up another crucial wicket and this match is back in the balance. 164/4
49.4 to Kapugedera, It is that man Boje again! fuller length delivery on the stumps, bowled from round the wicket and drifting in with the arm, Kapugedera gets well forward and drives inside out but fails to keep it down. de Villiers at covers dives across full length to his left and a fantastic low catch. Sri Lanka five down and in a spot of bother here. 201/5
107.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, got'm! tossed up outside the off stump, turning away - Jayawardene comes down the track looking to go inside out over extra cover, ball grips the surface and turns away just enough to clip the outside edge and Gibbs at first slip takes a blinder. Boje with the breakthrough - Sri Lankan seven down. 341/7
View wicket SM Pollock 19 2 60 1 3.15 80 4 2 (2nb)
19.6 to Sangakkara, Pollock strikes back! another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes for the drive and ends up hitting it in the air towards point, didn't get his foot to the pitch of the ball but went through with the shot - Amla swoops forward and takes it inches away from the ground. That's the wicket they were looking for. 94/2
View wickets AJ Hall 25 3 75 3 3.00 107 9 0 (1w)
78.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, Hall strikes back! perfect line and length - good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and reversing in nicely, too good a delivery for Prasanna Jayawardene - he plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger. Hall with the breakthrough - Sri Lanka six down. 279/6
112.1 to Vaas, this is not over yet! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, inviting Vaas to go for the drive and he falls right into the trap - thick edge and the ball flies away towards the slip cordon, de Villiers at third slip drives across full length to his left and takes it inches away from the ground - that's an amazing one handed effort, could this be the turning point? 348/8
112.6 to Muralitharan, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, that's the line to Murali - huge swing of the bat and he misses the target by miles, ball crashes into the woodwork - Sri Lanka nine down. It's all happening here! 350/9

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Player of the match - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - TH Wijewardene
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - REJ Martinesz
Close of play
  • Fri, 4 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 361
  • Sat, 5 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 6/0 (HH Gibbs 4*, AJ Hall 2*, 2 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 257/7 (MV Boucher 28*, N Boje 5*, 92 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 262/5 (DPMD Jayawardene 77*, HAPW Jayawardene 27*, 72 ov)
  • Tue, 8 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 352/9 (113.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 45/3 in 12.0 overs (HM Amla 28, AG Prince 4)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 0
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (156 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: South Africa - 113/4 in 27.0 overs (AG Prince 28, AB de Villiers 31)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (AG Prince 12, AB de Villiers 39, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 1
    • AG Prince: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 59 balls (10 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 117 balls (AG Prince 40, AB de Villiers 58, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 181/4 in 42.0 overs (AG Prince 63, AB de Villiers 62)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 46.6 overs (285 balls), Extras 3
    • South Africa 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (49th over, boweled by MF Maharoof, called by umpire BF Bowden)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 199 balls (AG Prince 69, AB de Villiers 78, Ex 3)
    • Tea: South Africa - 231/4 in 57.0 overs (AG Prince 86, AB de Villiers 88)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 63.4 overs (385 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: South Africa - 283/7 in 70.0 overs (SM Pollock 9, N Boje 2)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 73.3 overs (447 balls), Extras 7
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 335/9 after 82.1 overs (SM Pollock 36, M Ntini 8)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 83.6 overs (511 balls), Extras 8
    • SM Pollock: 50 off 53 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 47/2 in 13.0 overs (ST Jayasuriya 24, DPMD Jayawardene 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.3 overs (90 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 98/5 in 25.0 overs (CK Kapugedera 12, HAPW Jayawardene 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (161 balls), Extras 5
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (CK Kapugedera 36, HAPW Jayawardene 13, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.4 overs (232 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 158/5 in 39.0 overs (CK Kapugedera 51, HAPW Jayawardene 21)
    • CK Kapugedera: 50 off 64 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 112 balls (CK Kapugedera 62, HAPW Jayawardene 38, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 48.4 overs (299 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 210/7 in 53.0 overs (MF Maharoof 4, WPUJC Vaas 14)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (MF Maharoof 17, WPUJC Vaas 33, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 65.5 overs (402 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 255/7 in 69.0 overs (MF Maharoof 22, WPUJC Vaas 40)
    • WPUJC Vaas: 50 off 87 balls (9 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 200 balls (MF Maharoof 42, WPUJC Vaas 56, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 80.2 overs (489 balls), Extras 8
    • MF Maharoof: 50 off 106 balls (10 x 4)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 6/0 in 2.0 overs (HH Gibbs 4, AJ Hall 2)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (92 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (HH Gibbs 30, AJ Hall 18, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 52/0 in 16.0 overs (HH Gibbs 31, AJ Hall 19)
    • HH Gibbs: 50 off 92 balls (8 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (176 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: South Africa - 106/1 in 31.0 overs (HH Gibbs 61, JA Rudolph 11)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 130/2 in 44.0 overs (HH Gibbs 71, HM Amla 8)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (316 balls), Extras 4
    • Tea: South Africa - 161/4 in 57.5 overs (AG Prince 10)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 190/4 in 73.0 overs (AG Prince 17, AB de Villiers 21)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 74.3 overs (448 balls), Extras 9
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 242/7 after 88.1 overs (MV Boucher 18, N Boje 0)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 90.5 overs (546 balls), Extras 13
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 257/7 in 92.0 overs (MV Boucher 28, N Boje 5)
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 90 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 105.3 overs (635 balls), Extras 15
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 48/1 in 11.0 overs (ST Jayasuriya 13, KC Sangakkara 30)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (68 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (ST Jayasuriya 14, KC Sangakkara 34, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (130 balls), Extras 7
    • ST Jayasuriya: 50 off 53 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 108/2 in 23.0 overs (ST Jayasuriya 61, DPMD Jayawardene 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (207 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 163/3 in 37.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 25, TM Dilshan 17)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 49.1 overs (300 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 206/5 in 51.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 49, HAPW Jayawardene 4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 90 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 66.2 overs (404 balls), Extras 11
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 26, HAPW Jayawardene 23, Ex 1)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 262/5 in 72.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 77, HAPW Jayawardene 27)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 187 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 298/6 in 86.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 104, MF Maharoof 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 87.3 overs (531 balls), Extras 17
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 26, MF Maharoof 22, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 333/6 in 100.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 117, MF Maharoof 24)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 112.5 overs (685 balls), Extras 20
    • Test Match Commentator: Sajan Nair
 
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