South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014
South Africa won by 153 runs
16,17,18,19,20 July 2014 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Perera 34 76 46 4 0 73.91
16.5 huge shout, prolonged shout and Kettleborough has sent him on his way. But Peterson has asked for a second opinion. This was on a good length and the batsman went back, hoping to clip it through square leg. It was the straighter one as well, strikes him around middle and leg. Hawk-Eye reveals it would be umpire's call by clipping leg stump. Looked a lot closer than that to the naked eye 70/1
View dismissal D Elgar c †Chandimal b Lakmal 103 246 187 11 3 55.08
62.6 that is it! Lakmal has done it. All that patience has paid. He was bowling tight, getting the ball to move just enough and this time Elgar got sucked into playing one that looked like coming in, but straightened to take the outside edge to the keeper. He could have left that one really, but you can't fault a man in form. That is purely good bowling from Lakmal 195/2
View dismissal F du Plessis c Silva b Perera 80 247 196 5 1 40.81
82.3 taken, short leg in play again after stopping the single the last ball! Gets down the pitch, but Dilruwan has spotted him coming and shortened his length. The ball grips and turns just that little inch to take the inside edge, take the pad on the way to Kaushal Silva who claims a smart grab. Faf was tiring out there 246/4
View dismissal HM Amla* c Perera b Herath 11 41 36 1 0 30.55
73.4 he's gifted a wicket to Sri Lanka! Herath teases him with flight, Amla thinks he can whack him through extra cover but the slower pace messes with his timing and the South Africa captain has to walk back. Except for that unbelievable flick, he did not look cozy out there 220/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Lakmal 21 66 48 4 0 43.75
89.6 that's a beaut! Lakmal has put Sri Lanka ahead! The curse of our followers has struck, they've been screaming South Africa have been going too slow all day. This time the bowler strikes a fuller length and gets the new cherry to jag back late, snare AB's inside edge and clatter into the stumps. 266/5
View dismissal Q de Kock c Jayawardene b Perera 51 112 90 6 0 56.66
108.5 what a ripper! This turns from outside leg to snare the edge of a closed face and Mahela makes a lovely snap. That's the dream for an offspinner, you know aside from hitting top of off and stumping a batsman. De Kock's done well, how much can SA's lower order contribute now? 314/7
View dismissal DW Steyn b Lakmal 3 37 20 0 0 15.00
99.3 knocked him over! Goes full, goes straight and Steyn was slow on the draw. This one was angled, and tailed in too and Steyn must have been softened up by those two short balls. His defence was easily breached and Lakmal does it again 290/6
JP Duminy not out 100 276 206 10 0 48.54
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b Mathews 27 115 96 3 0 28.12
138.5 opts for the inswinger this time and Philander is caught in the crease and gets rapped on the pads. Mathews erupts in appeal and gets the raised finger. Struck on the back foot and it hit him a touch high, but Hawk-Eye goes with umpire's call 389/8
View dismissal M Morkel b Perera 22 115 74 4 0 29.72
166.2 loses his patience! He took Duminy to a century and then went for a wild hoick and loses his off stump. And looks like South Africa have declared 455/9
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (9 wickets dec; 166.2 overs; 665 mins) 455 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RAS Lakmal 33 12 75 3 2.27 160 8 0 (1nb)
62.6 to Elgar, that is it! Lakmal has done it. All that patience has paid. He was bowling tight, getting the ball to move just enough and this time Elgar got sucked into playing one that looked like coming in, but straightened to take the outside edge to the keeper. He could have left that one really, but you can't fault a man in form. That is purely good bowling from Lakmal 195/2
89.6 to de Villiers, that's a beaut! Lakmal has put Sri Lanka ahead! The curse of our followers has struck, they've been screaming South Africa have been going too slow all day. This time the bowler strikes a fuller length and gets the new cherry to jag back late, snare AB's inside edge and clatter into the stumps. 266/5
99.3 to Steyn, knocked him over! Goes full, goes straight and Steyn was slow on the draw. This one was angled, and tailed in too and Steyn must have been softened up by those two short balls. His defence was easily breached and Lakmal does it again 290/6
  RMS Eranga 9 4 32 0 3.55 43 6 0
View wicket HMRKB Herath 60 12 148 1 2.46 279 14 2
73.4 to Amla, he's gifted a wicket to Sri Lanka! Herath teases him with flight, Amla thinks he can whack him through extra cover but the slower pace messes with his timing and the South Africa captain has to walk back. Except for that unbelievable flick, he did not look cozy out there 220/3
View wicket AD Mathews 11 1 36 1 3.27 47 5 0
138.5 to Philander, opts for the inswinger this time and Philander is caught in the crease and gets rapped on the pads. Mathews erupts in appeal and gets the raised finger. Struck on the back foot and it hit him a touch high, but Hawk-Eye goes with umpire's call 389/8
View wickets MDK Perera 53.2 8 162 4 3.03 230 15 2
16.5 to Petersen, huge shout, prolonged shout and Kettleborough has sent him on his way. But Peterson has asked for a second opinion. This was on a good length and the batsman went back, hoping to clip it through square leg. It was the straighter one as well, strikes him around middle and leg. Hawk-Eye reveals it would be umpire's call by clipping leg stump. Looked a lot closer than that to the naked eye 70/1
82.3 to du Plessis, taken, short leg in play again after stopping the single the last ball! Gets down the pitch, but Dilruwan has spotted him coming and shortened his length. The ball grips and turns just that little inch to take the inside edge, take the pad on the way to Kaushal Silva who claims a smart grab. Faf was tiring out there 246/4
108.5 to de Kock, what a ripper! This turns from outside leg to snare the edge of a closed face and Mahela makes a lovely snap. That's the dream for an offspinner, you know aside from hitting top of off and stumping a batsman. De Kock's done well, how much can SA's lower order contribute now? 314/7
166.2 to Morkel, loses his patience! He took Duminy to a century and then went for a wild hoick and loses his off stump. And looks like South Africa have declared 455/9
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JK Silva c Philander b Steyn 8 75 43 1 0 18.60
16.3 taken! That's a spectacular catch at long leg! He's been bounced out! That's a rare break in concentration for Kaushal who was drawn into hooking a bouncer, an immensely well-directed one, which lifted a lot more than the batsmen expected. Took the top edge and sailed down where Philander raced in, dived forward and plucked a lovely, low catch 39/1
View dismissal WU Tharanga st †de Kock b Duminy 83 188 155 14 1 53.54
42.4 that's a beauty! Tharanga was lurching down the track and Duminy has foxed him in the flight! Wheels away in celebration and leaps onto Faf's arms. he adjusted the flight, got some turn off this dry Galle track and even as the batsman tried to push his body outside off to cover the line, he ends up groping and has to walk back. I shall never again call him a non-regular spinner 136/4
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Morkel 24 67 34 3 0 70.58
31.6 dragged on! Morkel's short-ball attack has worked! This wasn't the best one Morkel has used to test the middle of the pitch. Sanga was right in going for the pull, but only manages an inside edge and hears the death rattle. Grimaces wildly and looks to hammer the bat into the turf in disgust. Very soft dismissal there 98/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Steyn 3 17 9 0 0 33.33
35.6 Mahela is pondering, he's asking his partner if he should go up to the third ump and so he does. But this looks plumb, unless there is an inside edge. Terrific ball from Steyn, Mahela had been defending a little nervously and this one is seriously full. Almost a yorker and the batsman was a little late in getting his bat down. Also sought to clip through midwicket and Billy lifts the crooked finger. Hawk-Eye agrees with him and Sri Lanka's two big guns are back in the shed 104/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c †de Kock b Steyn 38 147 98 7 0 38.77
71.1 chases after the wide one, that happened the last Steyn over as well and he was lucky not to edge it. This time he's not so lucky. Steyn has a smile from one ear to another as he is mobbed by his team-mates. That's a big strike, and he got it off the perfect sucker ball. Full and swinging away outside off. The bait was set, Thirimanne pounced at it and has to walk back 190/5
View dismissal AD Mathews* b Imran Tahir 89 232 182 14 1 48.90
94.6 goes for a slog sweep and the ball sneaks under his bat to clatter into his stumps. Tahir is over the moon. Gets a pat on the back from Herath, but walks off shaking his head. Wonderful innings from Mathews. Missed out on three successive tons in three Tests 272/8
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Petersen b Steyn 6 12 11 1 0 54.54
73.4 short again and he has picked out short midwicket! What a terrible way to get out, especially with his side in such trouble. Rocks back and nailed it, but he hasn't bothered to keep it down. Steyn is spurring South Africa into a very strong position. More fuel for the people who say Chandimal plays too many and unnecessary shots too early in the innings 200/6
View dismissal MDK Perera c †de Kock b Steyn 0 10 5 0 0 0.00
75.3 five for Steyn! You absolute beauty! Points to the dressing room where Allan Donald is clapping heartily! This one was on a good length and reverses in, Dilruwan poked out with bat well away from pad. The inside edge sneaks through and South Africa celebrate 201/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c de Villiers b Morkel 19 137 61 3 0 31.14
104.5 AB, take a bow! He has pulled off a stunner at second slip! The ball had passed him, but he just would not give. Dives to his left and plucks it out of thin air. That edge was travelling too at Morkel's pace, Herath was tryin to steer it away to pick up that single but has to walk back. AB tests his fingers as he leaves, but South Africa now have a lead of 163. 292/10
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c †de Kock b Morkel 6 23 20 0 0 30.00
99.6 he swings merrily at a length ball, nicks it through to the keeper and South Africa have a wicket off the final ball of the day! He goes up for a review straight away, but this one seems to be a bad choice. There was a noise and there is not enough evidence to overturn the on-field ump's decision. Not the best ball from Morkel, but South Africa are now one wicket away from batting again. But that will be for tomorrow 283/9
RMS Eranga not out 1 23 12 0 0 8.33
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 3, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 104.5 overs; 465 mins) 292 (2.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 23 8 54 5 2.34 114 8 0 (1w)
16.3 to Silva, taken! That's a spectacular catch at long leg! He's been bounced out! That's a rare break in concentration for Kaushal who was drawn into hooking a bouncer, an immensely well-directed one, which lifted a lot more than the batsmen expected. Took the top edge and sailed down where Philander raced in, dived forward and plucked a lovely, low catch 39/1
35.6 to Jayawardene, Mahela is pondering, he's asking his partner if he should go up to the third ump and so he does. But this looks plumb, unless there is an inside edge. Terrific ball from Steyn, Mahela had been defending a little nervously and this one is seriously full. Almost a yorker and the batsman was a little late in getting his bat down. Also sought to clip through midwicket and Billy lifts the crooked finger. Hawk-Eye agrees with him and Sri Lanka's two big guns are back in the shed 104/3
71.1 to Thirimanne, chases after the wide one, that happened the last Steyn over as well and he was lucky not to edge it. This time he's not so lucky. Steyn has a smile from one ear to another as he is mobbed by his team-mates. That's a big strike, and he got it off the perfect sucker ball. Full and swinging away outside off. The bait was set, Thirimanne pounced at it and has to walk back 190/5
73.4 to Chandimal, short again and he has picked out short midwicket! What a terrible way to get out, especially with his side in such trouble. Rocks back and nailed it, but he hasn't bothered to keep it down. Steyn is spurring South Africa into a very strong position. More fuel for the people who say Chandimal plays too many and unnecessary shots too early in the innings 200/6
75.3 to Perera, five for Steyn! You absolute beauty! Points to the dressing room where Allan Donald is clapping heartily! This one was on a good length and reverses in, Dilruwan poked out with bat well away from pad. The inside edge sneaks through and South Africa celebrate 201/7
  VD Philander 15 6 31 0 2.06 78 5 0 (1nb)
View wickets M Morkel 18.5 8 49 3 2.60 95 8 0 (2w)
31.6 to Sangakkara, dragged on! Morkel's short-ball attack has worked! This wasn't the best one Morkel has used to test the middle of the pitch. Sanga was right in going for the pull, but only manages an inside edge and hears the death rattle. Grimaces wildly and looks to hammer the bat into the turf in disgust. Very soft dismissal there 98/2
99.6 to Lakmal, he swings merrily at a length ball, nicks it through to the keeper and South Africa have a wicket off the final ball of the day! He goes up for a review straight away, but this one seems to be a bad choice. There was a noise and there is not enough evidence to overturn the on-field ump's decision. Not the best ball from Morkel, but South Africa are now one wicket away from batting again. But that will be for tomorrow 283/9
104.5 to Herath, AB, take a bow! He has pulled off a stunner at second slip! The ball had passed him, but he just would not give. Dives to his left and plucks it out of thin air. That edge was travelling too at Morkel's pace, Herath was tryin to steer it away to pick up that single but has to walk back. AB tests his fingers as he leaves, but South Africa now have a lead of 163. 292/10
View wicket Imran Tahir 26 5 75 1 2.88 121 10 1
94.6 to Mathews, goes for a slog sweep and the ball sneaks under his bat to clatter into his stumps. Tahir is over the moon. Gets a pat on the back from Herath, but walks off shaking his head. Wonderful innings from Mathews. Missed out on three successive tons in three Tests 272/8
View wicket JP Duminy 15 4 47 1 3.13 71 7 1
42.4 to Tharanga, that's a beauty! Tharanga was lurching down the track and Duminy has foxed him in the flight! Wheels away in celebration and leaps onto Faf's arms. he adjusted the flight, got some turn off this dry Galle track and even as the batsman tried to push his body outside off to cover the line, he ends up groping and has to walk back. I shall never again call him a non-regular spinner 136/4
  D Elgar 7 1 25 0 3.57 33 5 0
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal D Elgar c †Chandimal b Herath 12 41 29 2 0 41.37
11.5 he's got him! Elgar goes for a booming drive through the covers, but the ball dips, catches the rough and turns across the middle to take the inside edge and Chandimal holds onto a lovely catch. Had to stay low. That's drinks by the way 33/1
View dismissal AN Petersen c †Chandimal b Perera 32 78 63 4 0 50.79
19.6 that's a ripper and Billy agrees it deserves a wicket. Petersen walks down to his partner to discuss things and then goes for the review. Good length ball draws the batsman forward, it pitches but doesn't turn. That's what foils the strong stride forward from Petersen to defend. Confident appeal from the Sri Lankans. The finger went up rather late as well. Replays aren't exactly conclusive enough and the decision stands. Much to Petersen's chagrin, walks off not too pleased. He did slam the toe of the bat down into the pitch while defending which created a noise 54/2
View dismissal F du Plessis b Herath 37 103 78 3 0 47.43
37.4 what a strike! Pitched outside leg, bites into the pitch and crashes into off stump. Faf looks back in disbelief! He had looked to have it covered as he went back to block, but might have been better served kicking it away. But this was a booming turner from the rough, and a big puff of dust came out too. Good way for the hosts to take drinks 131/4
View dismissal HM Amla* c Tharanga b Perera 22 27 24 2 0 91.66
27.5 caught at short mid-on! That's a feather in the cap for the Sri Lanka captain and Dilruwan has bowled perfectly to plan. Looped it up slow around the off stump and got enough dip to make Hash mistime his flick. The ball lobs up to Tharanga who dives to his left and completes a smart take 88/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Perera 51 81 58 6 0 87.93
46.4 too much innovation from AB and his stumps are rattled! Good length ball forced him deep into his crease as he opened himself up to clip through square leg, but the ball scoots on to clip the pads and sneak through the gap. Raises his bat as he walks off. Top class innings 193/5
View dismissal Q de Kock c & b Perera 36 59 40 4 0 90.00
50.2 he's lobbed a return catch! Beaten in the flight as he goes for a drive, went into it too early and hands a simple grab. That will be tea 206/6
JP Duminy not out 8 16 10 0 0 80.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4) 8
  Total (6 wickets dec; 50.2 overs; 205 mins) 206 (4.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  RAS Lakmal 9 0 35 0 3.88 34 4 0
View wickets HMRKB Herath 22 2 84 2 3.81 82 9 0
11.5 to Elgar, he's got him! Elgar goes for a booming drive through the covers, but the ball dips, catches the rough and turns across the middle to take the inside edge and Chandimal holds onto a lovely catch. Had to stay low. That's drinks by the way 33/1
37.4 to du Plessis, what a strike! Pitched outside leg, bites into the pitch and crashes into off stump. Faf looks back in disbelief! He had looked to have it covered as he went back to block, but might have been better served kicking it away. But this was a booming turner from the rough, and a big puff of dust came out too. Good way for the hosts to take drinks 131/4
View wickets MDK Perera 19.2 1 79 4 4.08 71 8 0
19.6 to Petersen, that's a ripper and Billy agrees it deserves a wicket. Petersen walks down to his partner to discuss things and then goes for the review. Good length ball draws the batsman forward, it pitches but doesn't turn. That's what foils the strong stride forward from Petersen to defend. Confident appeal from the Sri Lankans. The finger went up rather late as well. Replays aren't exactly conclusive enough and the decision stands. Much to Petersen's chagrin, walks off not too pleased. He did slam the toe of the bat down into the pitch while defending which created a noise 54/2
27.5 to Amla, caught at short mid-on! That's a feather in the cap for the Sri Lanka captain and Dilruwan has bowled perfectly to plan. Looped it up slow around the off stump and got enough dip to make Hash mistime his flick. The ball lobs up to Tharanga who dives to his left and completes a smart take 88/3
46.4 to de Villiers, too much innovation from AB and his stumps are rattled! Good length ball forced him deep into his crease as he opened himself up to clip through square leg, but the ball scoots on to clip the pads and sneak through the gap. Raises his bat as he walks off. Top class innings 193/5
50.2 to de Kock, he's lobbed a return catch! Beaten in the flight as he goes for a drive, went into it too early and hands a simple grab. That will be tea 206/6
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 370 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †de Kock b Steyn 14 12 13 2 0 107.69
2.4 nicks off! The strength becomes a weakness, as it has happened before. This was full and teasing outside off, Tharanga couldn't help throwing his bat at it and looks back in horror as QdK dives to his left and clings on 14/1
View dismissal JK Silva c †de Kock b Steyn 38 150 98 5 0 38.77
35.5 how many times has he done it? Gets some help from the keeper who pulls off a stunner and South Africa have the breakthrough they desperately wanted. This was the perfect length, got the batsmen forward to poke and this time it nips in and snares the edge. Flies to QdK's right and he is up for it. Flings out a hand and pouches it nicely 118/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Amla b Duminy 76 205 145 9 1 52.41
50.1 he stands, he chews his gum, he stares at the pitch. He just can't believe what he has done! Galle is silent after they watch the worst ball Duminy would ever bowl turn the Test around. Rank long hop, should have been blasted through the off side because there was so much width, but Sanga decides to pull and hits it straight to short midwicket. Spat his gum in disgust with himself as he walks off 149/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c †de Kock b Morkel 10 47 31 2 0 32.25
46.1 but they'll have to do it without Mahela! What a corker! Goes full, he so often doesn't and because of that the batsman has to come forward, has to push at it. Morkel got it to hold it's line just enough to fetch the outside edge and QdK does the rest. What a start after drinks! 138/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c de Villiers b Steyn 12 34 23 0 1 52.17
53.1 caught in the cordon! Thirimanne's open face hurts him again! This was on a good length and curls away late to fool the batsman who went for a poor on the up drive. AB does the rest, good low catch. 153/5
AD Mathews* not out 27 108 70 3 1 38.57
View dismissal LD Chandimal c †de Kock b Morkel 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
54.3 nicked off pulling, has he? We won't know yet because Chandimal goes for the review straight away. This definitely took the left sleeve on the way to the keeper, but has it taken the glove before that? Good ball though, banged in and the line is much better. Attacking the batsman's ears. Glove and then shirt says Billy who gave it out. Down comes the information and it is in South Africa's favour. 158/6
View dismissal MDK Perera c †de Kock b Steyn 0 14 7 0 0 0.00
57.3 has Steyn found another bunny? This time he snares the outside edge of Dilruwan and erupts! Angled in on a good length and the ball held it's line. Had to be played at and the outside edge was the best he could do. De Kock has another catch, how many is he going to finish with after this Test? 161/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c de Villiers b Duminy 20 30 18 4 0 111.11
64.2 top edge, and AB runs towards square leg from slip and makes it look easy. Loopy delivery, well outside off. Herath chose the wrong shot, looking to sweep it instead of driving it away and perishes 190/8
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c Imran Tahir b Morkel 12 32 18 3 0 66.66
71.2 take at long leg! Short ball, a little off line and Lakmal sought to help it away but doesn't keep it down. Tahir is the man down there, takes it and rests on the ground. Mathews stays out there, which means... 216/9
View dismissal RMS Eranga c Elgar b Morkel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
71.3 bounced out! South Africa go 1-0! This was short and nasty, Eranga couldn't duck under it or weave away, fends it away and short leg picks up an easy catch after skipping a few steps behind square 216/10
Extras (lb 5, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 71.3 overs; 332 mins) 216 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 17 4 45 4 2.64 80 6 0
2.4 to Tharanga, nicks off! The strength becomes a weakness, as it has happened before. This was full and teasing outside off, Tharanga couldn't help throwing his bat at it and looks back in horror as QdK dives to his left and clings on 14/1
35.5 to Silva, how many times has he done it? Gets some help from the keeper who pulls off a stunner and South Africa have the breakthrough they desperately wanted. This was the perfect length, got the batsmen forward to poke and this time it nips in and snares the edge. Flies to QdK's right and he is up for it. Flings out a hand and pouches it nicely 118/2
53.1 to Thirimanne, caught in the cordon! Thirimanne's open face hurts him again! This was on a good length and curls away late to fool the batsman who went for a poor on the up drive. AB does the rest, good low catch. 153/5
57.3 to Perera, has Steyn found another bunny? This time he snares the outside edge of Dilruwan and erupts! Angled in on a good length and the ball held it's line. Had to be played at and the outside edge was the best he could do. De Kock has another catch, how many is he going to finish with after this Test? 161/7
  VD Philander 11 4 34 0 3.09 54 6 0 (1nb)
View wickets M Morkel 13.3 6 29 4 2.14 68 5 0
46.1 to Jayawardene, but they'll have to do it without Mahela! What a corker! Goes full, he so often doesn't and because of that the batsman has to come forward, has to push at it. Morkel got it to hold it's line just enough to fetch the outside edge and QdK does the rest. What a start after drinks! 138/3
54.3 to Chandimal, nicked off pulling, has he? We won't know yet because Chandimal goes for the review straight away. This definitely took the left sleeve on the way to the keeper, but has it taken the glove before that? Good ball though, banged in and the line is much better. Attacking the batsman's ears. Glove and then shirt says Billy who gave it out. Down comes the information and it is in South Africa's favour. 158/6
71.2 to Lakmal, take at long leg! Short ball, a little off line and Lakmal sought to help it away but doesn't keep it down. Tahir is the man down there, takes it and rests on the ground. Mathews stays out there, which means... 216/9
71.3 to Eranga, bounced out! South Africa go 1-0! This was short and nasty, Eranga couldn't duck under it or weave away, fends it away and short leg picks up an easy catch after skipping a few steps behind square 216/10
  Imran Tahir 19 3 64 0 3.36 83 7 2
View wickets JP Duminy 10 4 38 2 3.80 43 4 1
50.1 to Sangakkara, he stands, he chews his gum, he stares at the pitch. He just can't believe what he has done! Galle is silent after they watch the worst ball Duminy would ever bowl turn the Test around. Rank long hop, should have been blasted through the off side because there was so much width, but Sanga decides to pull and hits it straight to short midwicket. Spat his gum in disgust with himself as he walks off 149/4
64.2 to Herath, top edge, and AB runs towards square leg from slip and makes it look easy. Loopy delivery, well outside off. Herath chose the wrong shot, looking to sweep it instead of driving it away and perishes 190/8
  D Elgar 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - DW Steyn (South Africa)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - NJ Llong (England)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge
Close of play
  • Wed, 16 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 268/5 (Q de Kock 17*, DW Steyn 0*, 91 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 30/0 (JK Silva 8*, WU Tharanga 20*, 12 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 283/9 (HMRKB Herath 12*, 100 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Jul - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 110/1 (JK Silva 37*, KC Sangakkara 58*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Jul - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 216 (71.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (AN Petersen 25, D Elgar 27, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 58/0 in 12.5 overs (AN Petersen 26, D Elgar 32)
    • Over 16.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AN Petersen (Struck down)
    • D Elgar: 50 off 74 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (153 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: South Africa - 111/1 in 29.0 overs (D Elgar 62, F du Plessis 14)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (D Elgar 34, F du Plessis 19, Ex 0)
    • Over 38.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 146/1 in 44.0 overs (D Elgar 82, F du Plessis 29)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 44.3 overs (267 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 186 balls (D Elgar 55, F du Plessis 48, Ex 0)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 113 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • D Elgar: 100 off 162 balls (11 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Tea: South Africa - 194/1 in 60.0 overs (D Elgar 102, F du Plessis 57)
    • Over 60.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 64.1 overs (385 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 222/3 in 76.0 overs (F du Plessis 72, AB de Villiers 0)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 84.2 overs (506 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 86.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 268/5 in 91.0 overs (Q de Kock 17, DW Steyn 0)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 101.5 overs (611 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: South Africa - 307/6 in 106.0 overs (Q de Kock 44, JP Duminy 9)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 108.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 331/7 in 121.0 overs (JP Duminy 22, VD Philander 3)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 125.3 overs (754 balls), Extras 3
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 131 balls (JP Duminy 35, VD Philander 14, Ex 1)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 99 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 386/7 in 137.0 overs (JP Duminy 54, VD Philander 26)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 142.4 overs (857 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: South Africa - 414/8 in 149.0 overs (JP Duminy 72, M Morkel 9)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 136 balls (JP Duminy 34, M Morkel 18, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 164.2 overs (987 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 453/8 in 165.0 overs (JP Duminy 98, M Morkel 22)
    • JP Duminy: 100 off 206 balls (10 x 4)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 455/9 in 166.2 overs (JP Duminy 100)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 30/0 in 12.0 overs (JK Silva 8, WU Tharanga 20)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (113 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 72/1 in 25.0 overs (WU Tharanga 45, KC Sangakkara 16)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 100 balls (10 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (WU Tharanga 28, KC Sangakkara 23, Ex 2)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 98/1 in 31.4 overs (WU Tharanga 62, KC Sangakkara 24)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 32.2 overs (195 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 104/3 in 36.0 overs (WU Tharanga 65)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 51.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 19, AD Mathews 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.5 overs (312 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 182/4 in 66.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 32, AD Mathews 24)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 154 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 25, AD Mathews 26, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 72.5 overs (438 balls), Extras 8
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 114 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 229/7 in 80.0 overs (AD Mathews 56, HMRKB Herath 2)
    • Over 81.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 87.2 overs (525 balls), Extras 13
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (AD Mathews 42, HMRKB Herath 6, Ex 4)
    • Over 87.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Upheld)
    • Over 92.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 283/9 in 100.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 12)
    • Over 99.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - RAS Lakmal (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 292/10 in 104.5 overs (RMS Eranga 1)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 33/1 in 11.5 overs (AN Petersen 17)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 19.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - AN Petersen (Struck down)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 63/2 in 22.0 overs (F du Plessis 8, HM Amla 7)
    • Over 24.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: South Africa - 131/4 in 37.4 overs (AB de Villiers 24)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 4
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 55 balls (6 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (AB de Villiers 26, Q de Kock 25, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: South Africa - 206/6 in 50.2 overs (JP Duminy 8)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 51/1 in 13.0 overs (JK Silva 14, KC Sangakkara 23)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (JK Silva 17, KC Sangakkara 38, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 1
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 110/1 in 32.0 overs (JK Silva 37, KC Sangakkara 58)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (JK Silva 37, KC Sangakkara 63, Ex 1)
    • Over 37.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 138/2 in 46.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 74, DPMD Jayawardene 10)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.5 overs (312 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 54.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 161/6 in 56.0 overs (AD Mathews 8, MDK Perera 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 66.6 overs (403 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 207/8 in 69.0 overs (AD Mathews 26, RAS Lakmal 4)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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Andrew Fernando and Firdose Moonda talk about JP Duminy's hundred, the role Imran Tahir could play and what to expect from the Galle pitch in the coming days | July 17, 2014

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Andrew Fernando and Firdose Moonda talk about JP Duminy's hundred, the role Imran Tahir could play and what to expect from the Galle pitch in the coming days | July 17, 2014


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