Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 298/6 (SM Pollock 15*, MV Boucher 12*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 212/5 (HP Tillakaratne 2*, RS Kaluwitharana 13*, 53 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 155/4 (WJ Cronje 11*, MV Boucher 6*, 56 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 120/3 (MS Atapattu 50*, A Ranatunga 14*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Mar - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 306 (95.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 1997-98 News

  • The man who had to be king

    Not so much the man who would be king as the man who had to be king, Shaun Pollock will carry a fair bit of excess baggage in his coffin when he flies off to Sri Lanka with his South African side on Friday

  • History favours South Africa

    History, brief though it may be, suggests that South Africa will hold sway in Sri Lanka next month when they return for their second tour of the island