Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    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
    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
    not out
    20 (b 4, lb 8, nb 4, w 4)
    352/9 (113.3 Overs, RR: 3.10, 488 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (WU Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 2-94 (KC Sangakkara, 19.6 ov), 3-121 (ST Jayasuriya, 27.6 ov), 4-164 (TM Dilshan, 38.2 ov), 5-201 (CK Kapugedera, 49.4 ov), 6-279 (HAPW Jayawardene, 78.1 ov), 7-341 (DPMD Jayawardene, 107.1 ov), 8-348 (WPUJC Vaas, 112.1 ov), 9-350 (M Muralitharan, 112.6 ov)
    M Ntini7.221311.7700
    DW Steyn22.428103.5732
    N Boje39.31111142.8100
    SM Pollock19.026013.1502
    AJ Hall25.037533.0010

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