South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2006 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 153 runs

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9.6

Fernando to Hall, OUT, bowled him! excellent delivery on the length, nips back in from outside the off stump, Hall on the front foot looks to drive through the off side, gets the inside edge and strikes the middle stump, first strike for Sri Lanka and Fernando.

AJ Hall b Fernando 17 (50m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.83

South Africa 32/1   HH Gibbs 13* (29b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 2-0-8-1

13.6

Fernando to Gibbs, OUT, Fernando strikes again! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and once again the ball nipped back in late, Gibbs is caught on the wrong foot and in the end it was a nothing shot, leaves a yawing gap between bat and pad through which comes the dreadful sound of timber breaking

HH Gibbs b Fernando 19 (72m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 46.34

South Africa 45/2   JA Rudolph 6* (12b)   CRD Fernando 4-1-9-2

25.2

Maharoof to Rudolph, OUT, Maharoof strikes after lunch, a good breakthrough for Sri Lanka, it was outside the off stump, Rudolph bit lazy with the drive through the off side, gets the edge through to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the wicket, who takes the catch at a comfortable height.

JA Rudolph c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof 29 (72m 52b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.76

South Africa 78/3   HM Amla 9* (28b)   MF Maharoof 4.2-1-19-1

29.4

Maharoof to Prince, OUT, another wonderful delivery from Maharoof, moves away after pitching, Prince looking to drive through the off side, he was not fully in position to drive, gets the edge through to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the wicket, who takes another easy catch.

AG Prince c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof 1 (16m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

South Africa 80/4   HM Amla 10* (39b)   MF Maharoof 6.4-1-21-2

36.6

Muralitharan to Amla, OUT, lovely delivery tossed up, the doosra, Amla reads it wrong, comes down the track and looks to drive through the on side, beats his bat, Prasanna Jayawardene fumbles the ball slightly and then removes the bails, Amla was a long way off the crease to get back.

HM Amla st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 19 (96m 64b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.68

South Africa 112/5   AB de Villiers 21* (19b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 12-6-16-1

40.6

Muralitharan to Boucher, OUT, nicely flighted delivery on the stumps, Boucher goes for the sweep and is beaten comprehensively, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards short fine leg. Jayasuriya there moves across quickly to his left and nicely settles under it - South Africa six down

MV Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 4 (20m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

South Africa 128/6   AB de Villiers 33* (34b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 14-6-23-2

44.5

Muralitharan to Boje, OUT, Murali strikes and once again it's the doosra that gets him a wicket. Tossed up on the middle and off stump line, ball grips the surface and turn back in, by the time Boje realised that the ball was turning back in it was too late, impact was bit high but umpire Benson had no hesitation in raising his finger - South Africa seven down

N Boje lbw b Muralitharan 5 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 148/7   AB de Villiers 44* (47b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 15.5-6-29-3

45.5

Fernando to Nel, OUT, Another nail goes in! slightly short and coming in with the angle, too good a delivery for Nel, he fails to get bat on ball and is caught plumb in front of the stumps.

A Nel lbw b Fernando 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 151/8   AB de Villiers 47* (51b 6x4)   CRD Fernando 10.5-2-42-3

45.6

Fernando to Steyn, OUT, Dale Steyn goes for a duck! good length delivery, again the one that nips back in, Steyn was clueless, shoulders arms and the ball crashes into the off stump - as easy as it gets

DW Steyn b Fernando 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 151/9   AB de Villiers 47* (51b 6x4)   CRD Fernando 11-2-42-4

50.2

Muralitharan to de Villiers, OUT, all over! done and dusted in 50.2 overs - flatter trajectory, a genuine off-break, de Villiers comes down the track and lofts it away in the air towards deep midwicket, more of a chip shot than a full blooded hoick, Kapugedera in the deep makes no mistake

AB de Villiers c Kapugedera b Muralitharan 65 (97m 72b 8x4 0x6) SR: 90.27

South Africa 169/10   M Ntini 0* (5b)   M Muralitharan 18.2-6-41-4
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 4-8, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 27-31, 2006
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 153 runs
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Jul 31, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan took 6 for 131 in the second innings, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 31 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan took 6 for 131 in the second innings

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Jul 31, 2006

The Sri Lankans troop off after beating South Africa by an innings and 153 runs, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 31 2006

The Sri Lankans troop off after beating South Africa by an innings and 153 runs

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