South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2006 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.2

Vaas to Gibbs, OUT, what a start! Vaas signals his return with a classic delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping back into the right-hander, Gibbs pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and is trapped stone dead. That was hitting middle and leg and umpire Bowden had no hesitation in raising his finger

HH Gibbs lbw b Vaas 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 0/1   AJ Hall 0* (0b)   WPUJC Vaas 0.2-0-0-1

3.3

Malinga to Hall, OUT, and the inevitable! another good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting across the right-hander, once again Hall drives away from his body, and after 6 close misses he finally makes contact, Dilshan at second slip goes low down and snaffles it cleanly - South African two down and in deep trouble here.

AJ Hall c Dilshan b Malinga 0 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 4/2   JA Rudolph 4* (10b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.3-1-0-1

7.4

Malinga to Rudolph, OUT, Malinga strikes again! a classic round arm delivery, good length ball, pitched on and round the off stump line and slanting in with the arm - Rudolph was clueless, goes for the drive and the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad. Off stump is pegged back and that's a massive wicket.

JA Rudolph b Malinga 13 (35m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

South Africa 31/3   HM Amla 18* (15b 3x4)   SL Malinga 3.4-2-15-2

20.3

Muralitharan to Amla, OUT, Murali too joins the party! a genuine off-break, tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Amla makes the cardinal mistake of playing it on the back-foot, ball turns in just enough to beat the inside edge and hits the pad, impact was probably touch outside the line of the off stump but umpire Bowden adjudicates in favour of the bowler

HM Amla lbw b Muralitharan 40 (76m 47b 7x4 0x6) SR: 85.10

South Africa 70/4   AG Prince 16* (46b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 5.3-0-15-1

57.2

Muralitharan to Prince, OUT, gone! bit of a loose delivery from Murali - pitched wide outside the off stump and Murali gets the ball to turn away sharply, Prince leans back and cuts hard, ends up with a feather touch and Jayawardene holds on well to a fairly hard chance, ending a fantastic innings from the South African captain

AG Prince c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 86 (207m 144b 13x4 0x6) SR: 59.72

South Africa 231/5   AB de Villiers 88* (125b 17x4)   M Muralitharan 19.2-1-71-2

64.6

Malinga to de Villiers, OUT, de Villiers departs on 95! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, the Malinga skidder as they call it - de Villiers drives away from his body with no real foot-work, looked like the bat hit the ground at it got close to the ball, hard to say if there was an edge involved - Malinga was convinced and umpire Bowden's crooked finger went pretty quickly.

AB de Villiers c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 95 (182m 141b 18x4 0x6) SR: 67.37

South Africa 256/6   MV Boucher 17* (31b 3x4)   SL Malinga 12-3-45-3

67.1

Muralitharan to Boucher, OUT, believe it or not! tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Boucher goes for the paddle sweep with a vertical bat and ends up dragging the ball back onto the stumps, South Africa seven down and sinking fast here.

MV Boucher b Muralitharan 32 (42m 41b 6x4 0x6) SR: 78.04

South Africa 273/7   SM Pollock 1* (4b)   M Muralitharan 24.1-2-89-3

74.6

Maharoof to Boje, OUT, Maharoof strikes! fuller in length and wide outside the off stump, Boje goes for an expansive drive and the ball goes straight to Sangakkara at backward point, bat turned at the point of impact and the ball went high up towards Sangakkara, the jump was timed to perfection and he took it with both hands

N Boje c Sangakkara b Maharoof 11 (33m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

South Africa 307/8   SM Pollock 23* (29b 2x4 1x6)   MF Maharoof 13-2-45-1

81.1

Muralitharan to Steyn, OUT, nine down! flighted delivery on the stumps, Steyn goes for the sweep but gets nowhere near the line, ball clips the glove and pops up behind the stumps on the leg side, Jayasuriya at leg slip makes no mistake - Murali heading towards yet another 5-for?

DW Steyn c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 6 (24m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

South Africa 327/9   SM Pollock 36* (45b 3x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 31.1-2-119-4

89.5

Muralitharan to Ntini, OUT, all over! finally the tailender inside Ntini springs out - tossed up on the stumps and Ntini slogs across the line, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards mid-off, Maharoof there nicely settles under it, Murali ends up with yet another Test 5-for.

M Ntini c Maharoof b Muralitharan 13 (35m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

South Africa 361/10   SM Pollock 57* (70b 5x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 33.5-2-128-5
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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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Aug 8, 2006

An elephant delivers the Test trophy, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, August 8, 2006

An elephant delivers the Test trophy

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Aug 8, 2006

Dale Steyn appeals in vain, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, August 8, 2006

Dale Steyn appeals in vain

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