Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 edged and gone! Terrific build-up and the perfect seamer's dismissal, probing line and length, extra bounce, a touch of movement, and Cook pushes uncertainly to graze an edge to the keeper. He might have left that if he'd been allowed an over or two of sighters, but he wanted to feel bat on ball, and now wishes he hadn't 0/1
    84.4 and edged this time! Lakmal reward again. Lovely stuff. In the channel outside off, was a touch wider than the previous ball, Elgar just feeling for it a little, more seam movement, and a healthy edge to the keeper 272/6
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    100
    68
    3
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    42.64
    22.1 through him! Gets Amla with a beauty. That's the length, full, making Amla come forward, it nips back off the seam and spears through the gap between bat and pad 66/2
    22.6 what a catch! Duminy has tickled it down the leg side. Well, well. How things change. Short of a length, 140kph, pitches around leg stump, Duminy looks to flick it away and just gets a touch of gloves. But Mendis made this wicket, diving to his right and grabbing it in the webbing of his right mit 66/3
    51.2 edged, taken at slip! So the drop hasn't proved too costly, and that's a bit of giveaway from du Plessis. Although, credit to Herath, he gave that more air outside off, slowed it down, encouraged another drive and it took the edge to Mathews 142/4
    60.5 banged in short, and Bavuma falls! It wasn't especially short, but then Bavuma isn't especially tall either and that got big on him very quickly. Arrived at pace, a half-formed pull steepled down to deep backward square, and that's a comfortable take, five metres in from the rope! Three for Kumara in a very feisty display 169/5
    100.4 he's gone now! A fourth for Kumara...but has it carried? Yes, given out on the field. Didn't even go upstairs. Clearly carried. Good on-field decision. Round the wicket, de Kock feeling for a ball with a hint of width as he tries to run the ball to the off side. Neat catch, he had to come forward 336/8
    91.2 and he strikes! Round the wicket, some spin and bounce from a good length, Abbott can't pull the bat inside the line quick enough and it's a thin snick 303/7
    111.1 five for Kumara! First ball back in the attack, and it's a jaffa. Outside off, tight to off stump, climbs into the edge after pitching, with a hint of movement off the seam, and a thin nick through to the keeper. Well bowled young man. He's got a very promising future if he can build on this performance 376/9
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    77
    35
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    91.42
    115.6 a fizzer and six for Kumara! Zipping off the seam, grazing the inside-edge as Rabada was caught on the crease. He is walking, but the dressing-room have urged him to use his review. It makes no difference. Off they go. South Africa take the innings spoils, but Kumara claims the morning's honours. Well bowled 392/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    392 all out (116 Overs, RR: 3.37, 510 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (SC Cook, 0.4 ov), 2-66 (HM Amla, 22.1 ov), 3-66 (JP Duminy, 22.6 ov), 4-142 (F du Plessis, 51.2 ov), 5-169 (T Bavuma, 60.5 ov), 6-272 (D Elgar, 84.4 ov), 7-303 (KJ Abbott, 91.2 ov), 8-336 (Q de Kock, 100.4 ov), 9-376 (VD Philander, 111.1 ov), 10-392 (K Rabada, 115.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal2749323.4400
    ANPR Fernando15.434602.9300
    AD Mathews1734102.4110
    CBRLS Kumara25112264.8841
    HMRKB Herath23.245722.4400
    DM de Silva803003.7500
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    24.3 slapped to point! Super catch from Bavuma. Short, wide outside off, Karunaratne's eyes light up and he goes for the cut, doesn't keep the ball down, and Bavuma springs low to his left to hold a sharp one 56/3
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    28.20
    15.3 banged in short, an inside edge as Silva is trapped on the crease, and the extra bounce does for him! The stumps are rattled as the ball cannons down into the crease, and Sri Lanka's solidity is starting to liquidise 31/1
    23.3 the ploy works! Mendis drops to one knee to line up the cow corner boundary again, but this one drifts in, straightens, and spirals off a top edge to plop into Duminy's hands at short cover. A big blow 56/2
    31.6 down the pitch, but given lbw! Used his feet, looked to whip to the leg side, it was very full and struck the back pad. De Silva calls for the review. Misses the inside edge. Is it outside the line of off stump? Umpire's call on contact and smashing off stump. Tucker the umpire 78/5
    28.2 and another! They are falling away. Prodding at a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, a very loose prod really, and the thick edge travels quickly to second slip who holds a sharp catch. Nearly took him by surprise 60/4
    32.4 wild drive outside off, edged and gone! They are falling in heap. That's a poor shot. Not footwork, reaching way outside his body and it's a graze through to the keeper. Not good from a senior batsmam 78/6
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    53
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    65.00
    40.1 and this time the finger goes up! Three appeals in a row from Big Vern and this one brings the decision from Dar. Sri Lanka call for the review. Angled in from round the wicket, defeats Herath on the inside edge again. Oh, this looks a little high. But it does look straight. It's hit above the pad flap. It's a bail-trimmer. He's gone 100/7
    40.4 edged, parried, caught! Another pearler from Philander, bending into the edge from that tight line on off stump. A fizzing edge was palmed into the air by Elgar at third slip, for Amla at first to back-pedal and tidy up. This is starting to look a bit ugly 100/8
    42.5 whoops! Well, that leg-stump line has done the trick, though not in conventional fashion. Kumara shoulders arms to a ball that swings in and it's timber! That is up there with one of the great misjudgments of all time, alongside Adam Hollioake against Warne ... 110/9
    42.6 edged, and gone! Faf gobbles up a regulation nick at second slip, and as Elgar and Cook hurtle off the field, it is apparent that South Africa will bat again! 110/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 5, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    110 all out (43 Overs, RR: 2.55, 204 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (JK Silva, 15.3 ov), 2-56 (BKG Mendis, 23.3 ov), 3-56 (FDM Karunaratne, 24.3 ov), 4-60 (AD Mathews, 28.2 ov), 5-78 (DM de Silva, 31.6 ov), 6-78 (LD Chandimal, 32.4 ov), 7-100 (HMRKB Herath, 40.1 ov), 8-100 (RAS Lakmal, 40.4 ov), 9-110 (CBRLS Kumara, 42.5 ov), 10-110 (ANPR Fernando, 42.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VD Philander1242742.2501
    KJ Abbott83901.1200
    K Rabada1223743.0810
    KA Maharaj1113222.9000
  • BATSMEN
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    19.1 edged, taken at first slip...Sri Lanka have one. In the channel outside off, Cook pressing forward and it's a regulation outside edge which is comfortably held 64/1
    30.3 beaten in the flight, edged and taken - Herath does the trick almost immediately! Lovely stuff, futile as it may be, he got the ball to dip and then bounce, no turn which took it straight on to clip the outside edge as Elgar tried to close the face. Would have been a stumping candidate, too, had he missed it 110/3
    19.6 got him! That's a beauty and it's a duck for Amla. Well, well. Pitches on off stump, curves away off a good length and nicks the outside edge. Perfect from Lakmal. 64/2
    37.5 fired in full, trapped in front - given! Was Duminy asking for the review? It appears Rod Tucker has told him he was too late, so he heads off, soon to be followed by the rest of the players as that is lunch. Another cracking ball from Lakmal, pitched in line with leg (so SA saved from wasting a review) and would have made a mess off the timbers. Something for SL to savour over their repast 136/4
    43.6 edged behind! Lakmal has been superb today. Just outside off, hint of away swing, looking to angle it away and gives catching practice 170/6
    38.4 direct hit from mid-off and he's gone! He used his feet, drove straight to the fielder and sprinted off. Oh boy, the bat is in the air as it crossed the crease. He'll be gone! His attempt to dive forced his hand into the ground, which made the the bat lift in the air as he crossed the crease. It wasn't grounded at any point 137/5
    46.4 edged behind...short of a length outside off, de Kock flashing outside edge and it's the first of the innings for Kumara 192/7
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    105.26
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    29
    18
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    83.33
    Extras
    4 (nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    224/7d (51.5 Overs, RR: 4.32, 243 minutes)
    Did not bat: KJ Abbott, K Rabada
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (SC Cook, 19.1 ov), 2-64 (HM Amla, 19.6 ov), 3-110 (D Elgar, 30.3 ov), 4-136 (JP Duminy, 37.5 ov), 5-137 (T Bavuma, 38.4 ov), 6-170 (F du Plessis, 43.6 ov), 7-192 (Q de Kock, 46.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal19.526943.4700
    ANPR Fernando1104604.1801
    CBRLS Kumara1206215.1610
    DM de Silva301505.0000
    HMRKB Herath603215.3300
  • BATSMEN
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    5.6 gottim, leg stump cartwheels back! Philander pumps his fists as Karunaratne tucks his bat under his arm and walks off without a backward glance. The pressure was too great, he was looking to drive but beaten by the inswing, a thick inside edge taking it back into the timber - loose stroke, certainly, but Philander had earned it for a thorough working over 11/1
    23.2 banged in, Silva fends at the ball, it lobs to short leg - up goes the finger! He doesn't review and replays confirm is came off the glove, SA chip out another, Silva's dogged resistance brought to an end. The delivery rose brutishly from back of a length and it was all he could do to get his hands in the way of his face 66/3
    9.3 edged, caught at third slip! Easy as you like, really. A tempting length, full outside off but not a half volley, Mendis can't resist the drive on the up and the thick edge is taken at chest height 25/2
    25.3 full and straight, thumps into the pads, given! No review from de Silva, though it looked a bit leg side to me... and Hawk-Eye quickly shows that it was missing leg stump by a distance, not even umpire's call - but by now de Silva has practically crossed the rope! Shockers all round but Rabada has another and SL are four down 69/4
    47.6 and now he's gone as well! Five for Rabada. Short of a length outside off, Mathews trying to drive off the back foot, done by some extra bounce and provides another simple catch for de Kock 166/7
    45.1 picks out square leg! Another horridly loose dismissal from Chandimal. A ball angling into the pads, he goes to flick it away, can't keep it down and it's a simple catch for Cook who is stationed just in front of square 144/5
    47.1 bottom edge! Pushed across wide outside off, he went for the cut, the ball may have kept a fraction low and it snicks the bottom edge through to de Kock 165/6
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    51.5 and that's ten in the match! Excellent follow-up delivery. Short-of-a-length at off stump, Lakmal can't deal with the bounce and it feathers off the glove to de Kock 178/8
    58.5 gottim, stumped on the charge, SL nine down! Maharaj might have seen him coming, fired through wide of off stump as Kumara made room to try and flay through the covers, de Kock snaffled it and finished the job in a blink 211/9
    61.6 bowled 'im, off stump pegged back! Philander finishes it, South Africa win by 282 runs and take the series with a Test to play 224/10
    Extras
    13 (b 6, lb 5, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    224 all out (62 Overs, RR: 3.61, 288 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (FDM Karunaratne, 5.6 ov), 2-25 (BKG Mendis, 9.3 ov), 3-66 (JK Silva, 23.2 ov), 4-69 (DM de Silva, 25.3 ov), 5-144 (LD Chandimal, 45.1 ov), 6-165 (WU Tharanga, 47.1 ov), 7-166 (AD Mathews, 47.6 ov), 8-178 (RAS Lakmal, 51.5 ov), 9-211 (CBRLS Kumara, 58.5 ov), 10-224 (ANPR Fernando, 61.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KJ Abbott1534603.0600
    VD Philander1414833.4201
    K Rabada1735563.2301
    KA Maharaj1636414.0000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 18:00

Match days

2,3,4,5 January 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 2 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 297/6 (Q de Kock 68*, KJ Abbott 16*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 35/0 (SC Cook 15*, D Elgar 19*, 11 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 130/4 (AD Mathews 29*, LD Chandimal 28*, 40 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 224 (62 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Wickets Galore

1

Number of bowlers to take 10 wickets in a match for South Africa against SL before Kagiso Rabada. Philander took 10 for 102 in Durban in 2011.

Hometown Hero

4

Number of five wicket hauls for Kagiso Rabada at home. In 12 innings he has gone wicketless only once. He now has 40 wickets at home.

tough ask

410

Highest score made by SL ever in the 4th innings of a Test. They need to score 507 to win this match.

Can Lakmal do it?

1986

The last instance when 2 fast bowlers from SL took a five wicket haul in a Test- AK Kuruppuarachchi and Ravi Ratnayeke took 5 each against Pak in Colombo.

Consistent openers

3

Consecutive tests at home in which the SA openers have scored two 50+ scores - Elgar (129 & 55), Cook(59 & 117) and De Kock ( 82 & 50)

Batsmen Falter

79

Partnership runs added for the 2nd to the 10th wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings - Their worst vs SA in Tests.

Fifty and counting!!

13

Number of Tests taken for Kagiso Rabada to reach 50 wickets. He is the tenth fastest from South Africa to reach this mark

Pacers for SL in SA

4

Number of fast bowlers from SL to get a 5 wicket haul in SA. Lahiru Kumara joins Welegedara, Fernando and Lakmal to this feat.

Superb Start

23

Number of innings taken for De Kock to score 1000 Test runs. - Joint fifth quickest for SA behind G Smith,De Villiers,Barlow,G Pollock and Faf Du Plessis

Can he continue his form?

63.18

De Kock's average in 2016- Highest for any player from SA. He had 7 fifty plus scores and scored at a strike rate of 78.61