Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WPUJC Vaas
64(130) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
AB de Villiers
95(141) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 5 4 4 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O33.5
M2
R128
W5
Eco3.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O13.1
M1
R82
W5
Eco6.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SOUTH AFRICA 361(89.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 321(85.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 311(107.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SRI LANKA 352(113.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

What a Test match it turned out to be - Sri Lanka win by one wicket in dramatic fashion. For the record this is the 6th highest successful run chase in the history of Test cricket. It was a stunning knock from the Sri Lankan captain. Mahela's 123 was the back-bone of the Sri Lankan innings in a game where fortunes fluctuated widely. He was supported well by Prasanna Jayawardene and Farveez Maharoof. South African bowlers did put up a fighting effort but they lacked penetration when they needed wickets badly.

Boje and Hall kept up the pressure till the end and it came down to the last wicket. In the end the injury sustained by Makhaya Ntini proved to be the thin line between victory and defeat . We hope you have enjoyed the coverage. Don't forget to check out the Bulletin by S Rajesh. To relive the pulsating chain of events all you have to do is click - go for it. That's it from me Sajan Nair - Cheers.

113.3
1
Boje to Malinga, 1 run
113.2
1
Boje to Maharoof, 1 run
113.1
0
Boje to Maharoof, no run

END OF OVER:
113 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 350/9

  • MF Maharoof28 (116b)
  • AJ Hall25-3-75-3
  • N Boje39-11-109-4
112.6
W
Hall to Muralitharan, OUT
112.5
2
Hall to Muralitharan, 2 runs
112.4
0
Hall to Muralitharan, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WPUJC Vaas
64(130) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
AB de Villiers
95(141) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 5 4 4 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O33.5
M2
R128
W5
Eco3.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O13.1
M1
R82
W5
Eco6.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF