Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 27-30, 1998
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Played at Centurion Park
27,28,29,30 March 1998 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c †Boucher b Ntini 51 104 77 6 1 66.23
MS Atapattu run out (Kirsten) 12 89 70 2 0 17.14
RS Mahanama c Kallis b Cronje 50 223 178 4 1 28.08
PA de Silva c Adams b Ntini 1 8 2 0 0 50.00
A Ranatunga* lbw b Donald 73 264 177 12 0 41.24
HP Tillakaratne c Kirsten b Cronje 55 184 134 9 0 41.04
RS Kaluwitharana c †Boucher b Donald 9 20 15 1 0 60.00
GP Wickramasinghe c Adams b Donald 10 22 13 2 0 76.92
DNT Zoysa lbw b Kallis 0 9 8 0 0 0.00
M Muralitharan c †Boucher b Cronje 11 44 36 0 0 30.55
KR Pushpakumara not out 0 21 14 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 14, w 3, nb 8) 31
  Total (all out; 118.3 overs) 303 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 33 10 73 3 2.21 (3w)
  SM Pollock 7.1 3 9 0 1.25
  JH Kallis 19 7 42 1 2.21 (2nb)
  PR Adams 22 6 77 0 3.50
  M Ntini 22.5 7 61 2 2.67 (11nb)
  WJ Cronje 14.3 3 21 3 1.44
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GFJ Liebenberg lbw b Pushpakumara 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
G Kirsten b Muralitharan 13 115 82 2 0 15.85
HD Ackerman b Zoysa 7 9 7 1 0 100.00
DJ Cullinan c Wickramasinghe b Jayasuriya 103 307 185 13 0 55.67
WJ Cronje* st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 10 40 27 1 0 37.03
JH Kallis c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe 12 40 38 1 0 31.57
SM Pollock b Muralitharan 1 25 16 0 0 6.25
MV Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 13 73 71 2 0 18.30
AA Donald b Muralitharan 6 34 25 0 0 24.00
PR Adams c & b Jayasuriya 12 24 21 1 1 57.14
M Ntini not out 2 11 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 6, nb 8) 21
  Total (all out; 78 overs) 200 (2.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  KR Pushpakumara 16 2 55 1 3.43 (9nb, 1w)
  DNT Zoysa 12 2 29 1 2.41 (2nb, 2w)
  GP Wickramasinghe 15 2 36 1 2.40 (2nb)
  M Muralitharan 30 8 63 5 2.10 (2nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 5 2 10 2 2.00
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya b Donald 16 30 23 3 0 69.56
MS Atapattu c †Boucher b Donald 7 56 34 0 0 20.58
RS Mahanama lbw b Donald 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva run out (†Boucher) 41 99 75 6 1 54.66
A Ranatunga* c †Boucher b Cronje 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
HP Tillakaratne c sub (DN Crookes) b Cronje 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
RS Kaluwitharana run out (sub [DN Crookes]) 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
GP Wickramasinghe b Adams 21 74 59 4 0 35.59
DNT Zoysa c †Boucher b Donald 14 41 35 1 0 40.00
M Muralitharan c Kirsten b Donald 15 19 11 2 0 136.36
KR Pushpakumara not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 5, nb 3) 8
  Total (all out; 41.3 overs) 122 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 13.3 2 54 5 4.00 (1nb)
  M Ntini 6 2 13 0 2.16 (1nb)
  JH Kallis 7 3 12 0 1.71 (1nb)
  WJ Cronje 8 3 13 2 1.62
  PR Adams 7 1 25 1 3.57
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 226 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten not out 75 233 203 12 0 36.94
GFJ Liebenberg lbw b Muralitharan 45 120 89 7 0 50.56
HD Ackerman b Muralitharan 2 24 24 0 0 8.33
DJ Cullinan lbw b Muralitharan 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
WJ Cronje* c de Silva b Jayasuriya 82 70 63 8 6 130.15
JH Kallis not out 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 3, nb 11) 22
  Total (4 wickets; 62.5 overs) 226 (3.59 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  KR Pushpakumara 7 2 27 0 3.85 (4nb)
  DNT Zoysa 2 0 11 0 5.50
  GP Wickramasinghe 6 1 7 0 1.16
  PA de Silva 5 1 14 0 2.80 (2nb)
  M Muralitharan 23.5 4 94 3 3.94 (6nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 19 6 62 1 3.26

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Test debut - GFJ Liebenberg (South Africa)
Player of the match - AA Donald (South Africa)
Player of the series - DJ Cullinan (South Africa)
Umpires - Javed Akhtar (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen
TV umpire - DL Orchard
Match referee - HAB Gardiner (Zimbabwe)
Close of play
  • Fri, 27 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 165/3 (RS Mahanama 44*, A Ranatunga 40*, 60 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 75/3 (DJ Cullinan 42*, WJ Cronje 0*, 24.4 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 93/7 (GP Wickramasinghe 16*, DNT Zoysa 6*, 35 ov)
  • Mon, 30 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 226/4 (62.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 72/3 (Mahanama 6*, Ranatunga 0*; 29 overs)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 164/3 (Mahanama 44*, Ranatunga 40*; 60 overs)
    • Shaun Pollock was unable to complete his 8th over due to injury. Makhaya Ntini completed the over.
    • Makhaya Ntini bowled one ball (a no ball) of the 60th over and was unable to continue. Paul Adams completed the remaining six deliveries.
    • Bad light and rain stopped play on resumption after the Tea break.
    • 30 overs lost due to rain
    • Attendance: 3,850
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 227/4 (Ranatunga 73*, Tillakaratne 14*; 88 overs)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 330 all out
    • RS Kaluwitharana was dropped by GFJ Liebenberg at gully when 7
    • WJ Cronje's Best Bowling in Tests
    • In the 12th over of the South African innings, bowled by Pushpakumara, Umpire Koertzen miscounted and only 5 balls were bowled in the over.
    • Bad light stopped play at 5.40 pm and 7 overs were lost for the day
    • Attendance: 7,135
    • Lunch: South Africa 141/6 (Cullinan 82*, Boucher 1*; 53 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 200/10 (Ntini 2*, 78 overs)
    • JH Kallis was dropped by DNT Zoysa at mid-on when 4
    • JH Kallis was dropped by PA de Silva at square leg when 6
    • South Africa's lowest Test total against Sri Lanka
    • MS Atapattu was dropped by HD Ackerman at 2nd slip when 0
    • PA de Silva was dropped by DJ Cullinan at fine leg when 14
    • AA Donald becomes the first South African to take 200 Test wickets
    • AA Donald also takes his 1,000th First Class wicket
    • Bad light stopped play at 5.44 pm and 2 overs were lost for the day
    • Attendance 14,050
    • Cronje's 50 in 31 balls, the 2nd fastest recorded in Test history (fastest, Kapil Dev, 30 balls, India v Pakistan 1982-3)
 
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