Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    51.6 first strike for Sri Lanka, taken by Kapugedera low down, length delivery pitched outside the off stump and moves away slightly, enough to get the edge off the bat through to second slip. Rudolph looking to drive through the off side, gets the edge. 165/1
    64.5 quicker delivery, flat - pitched close to the off stump line and turning in sharply, Hall pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, beaten by the extra pace and the sharp turn there - umpire Bowden does a Bucknor and after a long delay the crooked finger comes up. 185/3
    55.5 got him, it was full and reversing in, Amla looking to play through the on side, misses it completely, strikes the pad low down in line with the stumps, a loud appeal, given by Umpire Benson 171/2
    106.6 Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball tossed up outside the off stump, Prince plays forward, spins away slightly, the ball takes the edge to Jayawardene at first slip who takes the catch low to his right, that was a good catch. 312/5
    83.2 Murali picks up his second wicket, tossed up right on the middle stump, too full to sweep, misses it completely, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, Umpire Benson raises his finger immediately. 234/4
    138.6 tossed up outside the off stump, Boucher looking to drive through the on side, spoons the ball back to Jayasuriya who accepts hit with both hands. 401/7
    118.4 GIbbs done in by a full toss, tossed right up, Gibbs plays it early and lobs back the ball to Murali who accepts it gleefully. Murali picks up his fourth wicket. 350/6
    not out
    141.5 Murali picks up his 5th wicket, excellent delivery spins in from outside the off stump, Nel playing from the crease pushes at the ball, goes through and strikes the stumps. 404/8
    145.3 tossed up outside the off stump, Steyn comes down the track and misses it completely, the ball clips the bail on the leg and middle stump. Murali picks up his 6th wicket 412/9
    157.2 Malinga picks up the final wicket, it was short in length, Ntini going back instead of going front, misses it completely, the ball knocks back the stumps. 434/10
    37 (b 11, lb 4, nb 20, w 2)
    434 all out (157.2 Overs, RR: 2.75, 624 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-165 (JA Rudolph, 51.6 ov), 2-171 (HM Amla, 55.5 ov), 3-185 (AJ Hall, 64.5 ov), 4-234 (AB de Villiers, 83.2 ov), 5-312 (AG Prince, 106.6 ov), 6-350 (HH Gibbs, 118.4 ov), 7-401 (MV Boucher, 138.6 ov), 8-404 (A Nel, 141.5 ov), 9-412 (DW Steyn, 145.3 ov), 10-434 (M Ntini, 157.2 ov)
    SL Malinga16.208515.2017
    MF Maharoof15.034803.2015
    CRD Fernando24.066922.8708
    M Muralitharan64.01113162.0400
    TM Dilshan4.011002.5000
    ST Jayasuriya34.087612.2300

Close of Play

  • Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 128/2 (KC Sangakkara 59*, DPMD Jayawardene 55*, 26 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 485/2 (KC Sangakkara 229*, DPMD Jayawardene 224*, 112 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 43/0 (JA Rudolph 24*, AJ Hall 13*, 15 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 311/4 (AG Prince 60*, MV Boucher 38*, 105 ov)
  • Mon, 31 Jul - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 434 (157.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes