Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Dec 26-29, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 208 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
26,27,28,29 December 2011 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NT Paranavitana c †Boucher b de Lange 12 38 29 1 0 41.37
8.6 89.1 mph, that's his debut wicket! He gets him to come forward to a fuller delivery outside off, Tharanga can't resist the drive, gets a thick outside edge to Boucher, no need to confirm that with the umpire, set him up nicely after bowling a series of short deliveries 35/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan* c Morkel b Imran Tahir 47 101 69 6 0 68.11
23.3 56.6 mph, how unnecessary was that? Tahir gets a wicket off his worst ball of the morning, full toss down the leg side, Dilshan got down on his knee and tried to slog it over fine leg but ended up finding Morkel a few yards in front of the rope, he could have placed that down to square leg or somewhere else 84/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Boucher b de Lange 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
10.2 89.8 mph, and he's got another left-hander! Marchant is on a roll, bowled in the channel just outside the off stump and Sangakkara had no option but to play at it, poked his bat out and the thin edge flew to Boucher, credit to the bowler for that one 47/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene b Morkel 31 81 58 3 1 53.44
29.3 87.7 mph, the off stump is pegged back! Morkel bends the ball back in off the pitch, Jayawardene tires to work it straighter and plays down the wrong line, big gap between pad and bat and the off stump is pushed back, Jayawardene waits to see if the bowler overstepped, all well for the bowler 117/4
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Prince b de Lange 102 356 269 11 0 37.91
108.2 80.6 mph, would you believe it he's holed out to deep cover! The field is spread out to give him the single, makes room and de Lange pitched it fuller, scoops it straight to Prince in the deep, timed it too well and its the best bowling figures by a debutant in 2011 338/10
View dismissal AD Mathews c & b de Lange 30 66 51 5 0 58.82
44.3 he just plucked that from nowhere! de Lange can't believe what he's pulled off, he fires in a reverse swinging full toss, Mathews pushes at the ball off the toe of the bat and spoons it quickly to the bowler's right, de Lange gets his right hand out and it sticks 162/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal c †Boucher b Morkel 58 141 86 7 0 67.44
81.3 82.8 mph, against the run of play! Chandimal has himself to blame for that, Morkel bowled it as wide as he could outside off and Chandimal somehow fell for the trap, stood at the crease and reached out as far as he could, thin edge and he was gone 273/6
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Amla b de Lange 12 35 28 2 0 42.85
89.3 85.9 mph, I don't understand this but why didn't Samaraweera farm the strike in the last over? A shaky Perera fends off a short delivery on the body but ends up lobbing it towards Amla at backward short-leg 289/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c †Boucher b de Lange 30 73 54 4 0 55.55
106.1 87.2 mph, And de Lange carries on with the tradition this year of debutants taking five-wicket hauls! Comes round the wicket and bangs it in short, Herath tries to club it to the on side but skies the pull, Boucher runs forward and takes it easily 335/8
View dismissal UWMBCA Welegedara c Amla b de Lange 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
106.5 89.0 mph, Wicket No.6 is a brute of a delivery! Too much for any batsman, let alone a tailender, rising on the body and heading towards the helmet, he takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to fend it, lobs off the shoulder of the bat and lobs to Amla at short leg 337/9
CRD Fernando not out 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 8, nb 6) 14
  Total (all out; 108.2 overs) 338 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DW Steyn 23 5 63 0 2.73 110 8 0
View wickets M Morkel 21 3 61 2 2.90 98 7 0 (4nb)
29.3 to Jayawardene, 87.7 mph, the off stump is pegged back! Morkel bends the ball back in off the pitch, Jayawardene tires to work it straighter and plays down the wrong line, big gap between pad and bat and the off stump is pushed back, Jayawardene waits to see if the bowler overstepped, all well for the bowler 117/4
81.3 to Chandimal, 82.8 mph, against the run of play! Chandimal has himself to blame for that, Morkel bowled it as wide as he could outside off and Chandimal somehow fell for the trap, stood at the crease and reached out as far as he could, thin edge and he was gone 273/6
View wickets M de Lange 23.2 3 81 7 3.47 102 11 0
8.6 to Paranavitana, 89.1 mph, that's his debut wicket! He gets him to come forward to a fuller delivery outside off, Tharanga can't resist the drive, gets a thick outside edge to Boucher, no need to confirm that with the umpire, set him up nicely after bowling a series of short deliveries 35/1
10.2 to Sangakkara, 89.8 mph, and he's got another left-hander! Marchant is on a roll, bowled in the channel just outside the off stump and Sangakkara had no option but to play at it, poked his bat out and the thin edge flew to Boucher, credit to the bowler for that one 47/2
44.3 to Mathews, he just plucked that from nowhere! de Lange can't believe what he's pulled off, he fires in a reverse swinging full toss, Mathews pushes at the ball off the toe of the bat and spoons it quickly to the bowler's right, de Lange gets his right hand out and it sticks 162/5
89.3 to Perera, 85.9 mph, I don't understand this but why didn't Samaraweera farm the strike in the last over? A shaky Perera fends off a short delivery on the body but ends up lobbing it towards Amla at backward short-leg 289/7
106.1 to Herath, 87.2 mph, And de Lange carries on with the tradition this year of debutants taking five-wicket hauls! Comes round the wicket and bangs it in short, Herath tries to club it to the on side but skies the pull, Boucher runs forward and takes it easily 335/8
106.5 to Welegedara, 89.0 mph, Wicket No.6 is a brute of a delivery! Too much for any batsman, let alone a tailender, rising on the body and heading towards the helmet, he takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to fend it, lobs off the shoulder of the bat and lobs to Amla at short leg 337/9
108.2 to Samaraweera, 80.6 mph, would you believe it he's holed out to deep cover! The field is spread out to give him the single, makes room and de Lange pitched it fuller, scoops it straight to Prince in the deep, timed it too well and its the best bowling figures by a debutant in 2011 338/10
View wicket Imran Tahir 32 3 101 1 3.15 138 12 1 (2nb)
23.3 to Dilshan, 56.6 mph, how unnecessary was that? Tahir gets a wicket off his worst ball of the morning, full toss down the leg side, Dilshan got down on his knee and tried to slog it over fine leg but ended up finding Morkel a few yards in front of the rope, he could have placed that down to square leg or somewhere else 84/3
  JH Kallis 9 1 24 0 2.66 40 1 0
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Chandimal b Welegedara 15 36 38 2 0 39.47
8.6 82.1 mph, edged and taken. Very poor from Smith who pushes at a length ball outside off stump. The feet went nowhere. It's a big edge and a smart catch from the keeper on debut diving away to his left hand side. 27/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph c Welegedara b Perera 7 28 13 1 0 53.84
7.2 81.7 mph, oh gone! It's an awful dismissal. A poor ball, short on leg stump, Rudolph pulls it around the around the corner but can't keep it down. A very sharp grab by the fielder at long leg, diving forward, taken down low. 22/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Chandimal b Welegedara 54 129 83 10 0 65.06
36.3 81.4 mph, and now Sri Lanka take control. A length ball outside off stump and for once Amla's lack of foot movement costs him dear. The bat away from the body, he's beaten on the inside edge and there's a tickle through to the keeper. I think Amla was late on it. 106/5
View dismissal JH Kallis c Jayawardene b Welegedara 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
10.3 82.1 mph, goodness another one goes. It's a cracker across the righter hander, Kallis is forced to play and gets a thick edge right into the gut of second slip. A simple chance easily pouched 27/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Jayawardene b Welegedara 25 103 79 3 0 31.64
34.5 80.5 mph, but the plan works. De Villiers chases a wide half volley and nicks it to second slip. It was so wide and de Villiers had to stretch so far across to reach it presenting a simple chance to the fielder 103/4
View dismissal AG Prince c Jayawardene b Herath 11 41 24 1 0 45.83
43.1 51.2 mph, oh dear the reverse sweep produces an edge to slip. He got down low and missed the turning ball, it comes off the back pad as he's on the ground and the ball flicks the back of the bat en route to slip. 119/7
View dismissal MV Boucher c Dilshan b Herath 3 20 14 0 0 21.42
41.1 49.0 mph, oh lovely cricket. Turn away from the Boucher poke and a simple catch to Dilshan in the gully. A ball on a lovely length had Boucher groping forward and the turn did him. 118/6
DW Steyn not out 29 62 36 2 2 80.55
View dismissal M Morkel b Herath 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
43.6 51.7 mph, ho ho! And another. Morkel goes back and gets an inside edge between his legs onto his stumps. Turn into the left hander, he was trying to play very late but the turn took the edge past his back leg and the ball is into the base of off stump 119/8
View dismissal Imran Tahir st †Chandimal b Herath 11 25 19 0 1 57.89
49.3 48.3 mph, appeal for a stumping! After getting hit for a big six, Herath comes back by beating him in flight outside off, drew him forward to defend, he tries to drag his back foot back but Chandimal is too quick for him, third umpire confirms it, Tahir has to go 145/9
View dismissal M de Lange c †Chandimal b Welegedara 9 21 17 2 0 52.94
54.4 73.4 mph, Welegedara gets five! Too good for the tailender, he was completely squared up on the off stump, tried to open the face of the bat to steer it but it took the thin edge to the keeper 168/10
Extras (w 1, nb 3) 4
  Total (all out; 54.4 overs) 168 (3.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets UWMBCA Welegedara 16.4 3 52 5 3.12 77 6 0 (3nb)
8.6 to Smith, 82.1 mph, edged and taken. Very poor from Smith who pushes at a length ball outside off stump. The feet went nowhere. It's a big edge and a smart catch from the keeper on debut diving away to his left hand side. 27/2
10.3 to Kallis, 82.1 mph, goodness another one goes. It's a cracker across the righter hander, Kallis is forced to play and gets a thick edge right into the gut of second slip. A simple chance easily pouched 27/3
34.5 to de Villiers, 80.5 mph, but the plan works. De Villiers chases a wide half volley and nicks it to second slip. It was so wide and de Villiers had to stretch so far across to reach it presenting a simple chance to the fielder 103/4
36.3 to Amla, 81.4 mph, and now Sri Lanka take control. A length ball outside off stump and for once Amla's lack of foot movement costs him dear. The bat away from the body, he's beaten on the inside edge and there's a tickle through to the keeper. I think Amla was late on it. 106/5
54.4 to de Lange, 73.4 mph, Welegedara gets five! Too good for the tailender, he was completely squared up on the off stump, tried to open the face of the bat to steer it but it took the thin edge to the keeper 168/10
View wicket NLTC Perera 9 3 27 1 3.00 43 5 0
7.2 to Rudolph, 81.7 mph, oh gone! It's an awful dismissal. A poor ball, short on leg stump, Rudolph pulls it around the around the corner but can't keep it down. A very sharp grab by the fielder at long leg, diving forward, taken down low. 22/1
  TM Dilshan 1 1 0 0 0.00 6 0 0
View wickets HMRKB Herath 20 7 49 4 2.45 98 3 3
41.1 to Boucher, 49.0 mph, oh lovely cricket. Turn away from the Boucher poke and a simple catch to Dilshan in the gully. A ball on a lovely length had Boucher groping forward and the turn did him. 118/6
43.1 to Prince, 51.2 mph, oh dear the reverse sweep produces an edge to slip. He got down low and missed the turning ball, it comes off the back pad as he's on the ground and the ball flicks the back of the bat en route to slip. 119/7
43.6 to Morkel, 51.7 mph, ho ho! And another. Morkel goes back and gets an inside edge between his legs onto his stumps. Turn into the left hander, he was trying to play very late but the turn took the edge past his back leg and the ball is into the base of off stump 119/8
49.3 to Imran Tahir, 48.3 mph, appeal for a stumping! After getting hit for a big six, Herath comes back by beating him in flight outside off, drew him forward to defend, he tries to drag his back foot back but Chandimal is too quick for him, third umpire confirms it, Tahir has to go 145/9
  AD Mathews 2 0 11 0 5.50 8 2 0 (1w)
  CRD Fernando 6 0 29 0 4.83 24 5 0
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NT Paranavitana c Prince b Morkel 9 36 22 2 0 40.90
8.1 Morkel's deserved that! He persists with that good length outside the off stump shaping away from the left-hander, Tharanga tries to angle that past the packed slip cordon but couldn't keep it down, Prince judges it well at 4th slip falling to his left, importantly Morkel didn't overstep! 20/2
View dismissal TM Dilshan* c Smith b Steyn 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
1.3 84.9 mph, a pumped up Steyn picks up his first wicket! Dilshan won't feel too proud of that, good length ball which rises a fraction, seams away and Dilshan follows it, doesn't get across enough and the tame edge goes straight to first slip 4/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Smith b Imran Tahir 108 289 190 13 0 56.84
67.1 but here's another one. Sangakkara tries to go over the top down the ground and gets it off the toe of the bat straight to Graeme Smith at deeper mid on 245/7
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b de Lange 14 41 27 2 0 51.85
16.4 we have a review here. Jayawardene was padding up to a delivery that came in, always risky, it landed just back of a length and hit him above the knee roll just in line with the stumps, he was given out and he reviewed it, replays showed that it was hitting the top of the stumps, only just, but the third umpire was convinced 44/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera b Imran Tahir 43 95 64 5 0 67.18
38.1 there's the breakthrough. A slider that Samaraweera doesn't pick, he's late on it playing back and gets an edge into his pad and onto his off stump 138/4
View dismissal AD Mathews c †Boucher b Steyn 3 8 6 0 0 50.00
39.5 that was totally unnecessary and South Africa gleefully accept this gift! It was really short and wide outside off and Mathews decided to pull this one, clear edge and very straightforward for Boucher, he was better off either upper cutting over slip or just leaving it alone 141/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal c †Boucher b Steyn 54 92 92 7 0 58.69
66.5 got him now. Much better from Steyn. A teasing line just outside the off stump, Chandimal didn't really go anywhere with the feet and got a touch squared up. It was a thin edge and Boucher took it tumbling down to his right 245/6
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Kallis b Steyn 12 23 17 1 0 70.58
71.6 gone. Thisara was looking to make as many as possible while he lasted, but Steyn's nipped him out. 132 kph, in the slot just outside off, and not much sideways movement from a length short of drivable. The dismissal came about mostly due to Thisara's indiscreet driving. Again, the front foot didn't come across and he got a healthy toe-end edge as he threw his hands at it. Was looking to tonk it over point rather than drive. The ball was hurtling at pace past Kallis at second slip, but he reacted superbly to grab with both hands as he tumbled to his right. 262/8
HMRKB Herath not out 8 48 31 0 0 25.80
View dismissal UWMBCA Welegedara c Amla b Steyn 10 14 7 2 0 142.85
75.3 Steyn has five! Chanaka again backs away and looks to swipe, this time Steyn followed him and left him with no room. Chanaka still heaved in hope, but ended up forcing it off the inner half of the blade to square leg. SL are nine down. 276/9
View dismissal CRD Fernando c Prince b Morkel 3 13 13 0 0 23.07
78.2 Morkel has a wicket, and it is a good tail-ender's wicket. Short ball, aimed at the chest and angling in. Dilhara was on survival-first mode, staying back and holding the bat in front of the body. The ball duly thudded into the limp blade and popped up to gully. 279/10
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 78.2 overs; 344 mins) 279 (3.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 18.2 4 46 2 2.50 89 6 0
8.1 to Paranavitana, Morkel's deserved that! He persists with that good length outside the off stump shaping away from the left-hander, Tharanga tries to angle that past the packed slip cordon but couldn't keep it down, Prince judges it well at 4th slip falling to his left, importantly Morkel didn't overstep! 20/2
78.2 to Fernando, Morkel has a wicket, and it is a good tail-ender's wicket. Short ball, aimed at the chest and angling in. Dilhara was on survival-first mode, staying back and holding the bat in front of the body. The ball duly thudded into the limp blade and popped up to gully. 279/10
View wickets DW Steyn 20 3 73 5 3.65 85 10 0
1.3 to Dilshan, 84.9 mph, a pumped up Steyn picks up his first wicket! Dilshan won't feel too proud of that, good length ball which rises a fraction, seams away and Dilshan follows it, doesn't get across enough and the tame edge goes straight to first slip 4/1
39.5 to Mathews, that was totally unnecessary and South Africa gleefully accept this gift! It was really short and wide outside off and Mathews decided to pull this one, clear edge and very straightforward for Boucher, he was better off either upper cutting over slip or just leaving it alone 141/5
66.5 to Chandimal, got him now. Much better from Steyn. A teasing line just outside the off stump, Chandimal didn't really go anywhere with the feet and got a touch squared up. It was a thin edge and Boucher took it tumbling down to his right 245/6
71.6 to Perera, gone. Thisara was looking to make as many as possible while he lasted, but Steyn's nipped him out. 132 kph, in the slot just outside off, and not much sideways movement from a length short of drivable. The dismissal came about mostly due to Thisara's indiscreet driving. Again, the front foot didn't come across and he got a healthy toe-end edge as he threw his hands at it. Was looking to tonk it over point rather than drive. The ball was hurtling at pace past Kallis at second slip, but he reacted superbly to grab with both hands as he tumbled to his right. 262/8
75.3 to Welegedara, Steyn has five! Chanaka again backs away and looks to swipe, this time Steyn followed him and left him with no room. Chanaka still heaved in hope, but ended up forcing it off the inner half of the blade to square leg. SL are nine down. 276/9
View wicket M de Lange 13 2 45 1 3.46 51 4 0 (1nb, 1w)
16.4 to Jayawardene, we have a review here. Jayawardene was padding up to a delivery that came in, always risky, it landed just back of a length and hit him above the knee roll just in line with the stumps, he was given out and he reviewed it, replays showed that it was hitting the top of the stumps, only just, but the third umpire was convinced 44/3
  JH Kallis 11 1 43 0 3.90 46 6 0
View wickets Imran Tahir 16 1 64 2 4.00 63 7 0 (1nb)
38.1 to Samaraweera, there's the breakthrough. A slider that Samaraweera doesn't pick, he's late on it playing back and gets an edge into his pad and onto his off stump 138/4
67.1 to Sangakkara, but here's another one. Sangakkara tries to go over the top down the ground and gets it off the toe of the bat straight to Graeme Smith at deeper mid on 245/7
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 450 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Rudolph c Jayawardene b Perera 22 108 65 3 0 33.84
26.4 got him! Poor stroke from Rudolph. A length ball wide of off stump, absolutely no need to play whatsoever but he's chased it, drunk on emotional thoughts of a big match-winning hundred, and got a thick outside edge. A very good catch at second slip diving high to his left to take with both hands 88/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c Jayawardene b Fernando 26 41 37 1 0 70.27
9.5 Smoking guns! Dilhara has blasted the captain out! What a huge breach, this. Dilhara thumped that in short of a length and got it to take off on Smith, who was hopping on the crease to ride the bounce and fend it. No luck, the ball went higher than he thought and kissed the shoulder of the bat as he leaped and jabbed. It looped low in front of Mahela at second slip. Well taken, tumbling in front. Smith has a look of resignation as he walks back. That ball had his name on it. 37/1
View dismissal HM Amla run out (Welegedara/†Chandimal) 51 99 81 7 0 62.96
33.2 from Herath, what a shocker. Amla pushed down the ground and called for a single that was never there. Prince, rightly for me, refused, Amla was 3/4 down the track and had no chance to get back to beat the throw to the keeper 106/4
View dismissal JH Kallis c Paranavitana b Herath 0 17 7 0 0 0.00
29.5 Kallis sweeps and a catch pops up to short leg, the Sri Lankans are convinced, not out given, but referred. The replay shows a definite top edge onto the helmet before it loops up to the fielder. This is out...decision changed, Kallis gone for nought 97/3
View dismissal AG Prince c Paranavitana b Fernando 7 41 24 0 0 29.16
38.3 Dilhara bumps out Prince! Pure brutality. Prince walks out looking helpless and desolate. Almost a replay of the Smith dismissal. Short ball thudded down short of a length and rearing up. It jumps up extra thanks to the shoulder Dilhara put into it. Even the tall Smith couldn't climb atop Dilhara's extra bounce. The short Prince had no chance. Fends it off the back foot and it pops into first slip's hands. 116/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers lbw b Herath 69 204 141 6 1 48.93
83.4 Given out lbw, AB reviews it. His first reaction suggested he knew he was in trouble as soon as he was hit on the pad. He plays back to a ball that skids on with the angle. It lands outside off and hits the pad first before hitting the bat. Hits him in front of middle and off, and thudding into the furniture. Three red lights, and AB is gone. Sri Lanka will breathe a silent sigh of relief. Good stand that, was worth 99. 232/7
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Herath 7 43 34 0 0 20.58
49.3 Caught on the crease now! Davies gives Bouch out and he reviews it. I think he's a goner. Flighted on middle and leg, and straightening down the line as Boucher presses forward. It wasn't a huge lunge, and the ball hit him on the shin. HawkEye says it was crashing into middle and leg. Gone! 133/6
View dismissal DW Steyn lbw b Herath 43 153 125 7 0 34.40
87.1 and another one bites the dust. Steyn's resistance is over. Just seemed to misread the lack of spin on this new ball - that can happen after batting for so long against an old one that was twirling around madly. He was playing down the wrong line as Herath slid this in, and by the time Steyn's bat came through to the left, the ball hit the pad in front of the stumps. 241/9
View dismissal M Morkel lbw b Dilshan 5 11 10 0 0 50.00
86.6 Morkel's gone. Given lbw. He wanted to review it, but South Africa are out of reviews. Tossed up on off stump, he wanders across to the off side and heaves again, but the ball was too full for him to get under. It went under the bat and hit him on the back thigh as he kneeled down to slog. Hit in front of off, crashing into middle. Kettleborough got this one dead right. 241/8
Imran Tahir not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
View dismissal M de Lange b Herath 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
87.3 Superb scenes to sign off international cricket for 2011! Sri Lanka have won in South Africa at long last, and they are cock-a-hoop! Tossed up on the stumps and it goes straight through past de Lange's limp slog to the leg side. Stumps are disturbed by the ball, and then grabbed out by exuberant Sri Lankans. They join in a huddle in the middle. Swampy Marsh trots out with barely concealed glee on his face. A proud moment for each member in that team - they all played a part in this win. 241/10
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 3, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 87.3 overs) 241 (2.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  UWMBCA Welegedara 16 5 33 0 2.06 83 4 0 (1w)
View wicket NLTC Perera 13 0 48 1 3.69 56 7 0
26.4 to Rudolph, got him! Poor stroke from Rudolph. A length ball wide of off stump, absolutely no need to play whatsoever but he's chased it, drunk on emotional thoughts of a big match-winning hundred, and got a thick outside edge. A very good catch at second slip diving high to his left to take with both hands 88/2
View wickets CRD Fernando 13 3 29 2 2.23 62 1 0 (1nb, 2w)
9.5 to Smith, Smoking guns! Dilhara has blasted the captain out! What a huge breach, this. Dilhara thumped that in short of a length and got it to take off on Smith, who was hopping on the crease to ride the bounce and fend it. No luck, the ball went higher than he thought and kissed the shoulder of the bat as he leaped and jabbed. It looped low in front of Mahela at second slip. Well taken, tumbling in front. Smith has a look of resignation as he walks back. That ball had his name on it. 37/1
38.3 to Prince, Dilhara bumps out Prince! Pure brutality. Prince walks out looking helpless and desolate. Almost a replay of the Smith dismissal. Short ball thudded down short of a length and rearing up. It jumps up extra thanks to the shoulder Dilhara put into it. Even the tall Smith couldn't climb atop Dilhara's extra bounce. The short Prince had no chance. Fends it off the back foot and it pops into first slip's hands. 116/5
View wicket TM Dilshan 11 2 35 1 3.18 45 4 0
86.6 to Morkel, Morkel's gone. Given lbw. He wanted to review it, but South Africa are out of reviews. Tossed up on off stump, he wanders across to the off side and heaves again, but the ball was too full for him to get under. It went under the bat and hit him on the back thigh as he kneeled down to slog. Hit in front of off, crashing into middle. Kettleborough got this one dead right. 241/8
View wickets HMRKB Herath 30.3 7 79 5 2.59 142 7 1
29.5 to Kallis, Kallis sweeps and a catch pops up to short leg, the Sri Lankans are convinced, not out given, but referred. The replay shows a definite top edge onto the helmet before it loops up to the fielder. This is out...decision changed, Kallis gone for nought 97/3
49.3 to Boucher, Caught on the crease now! Davies gives Bouch out and he reviews it. I think he's a goner. Flighted on middle and leg, and straightening down the line as Boucher presses forward. It wasn't a huge lunge, and the ball hit him on the shin. HawkEye says it was crashing into middle and leg. Gone! 133/6
83.4 to de Villiers, Given out lbw, AB reviews it. His first reaction suggested he knew he was in trouble as soon as he was hit on the pad. He plays back to a ball that skids on with the angle. It lands outside off and hits the pad first before hitting the bat. Hits him in front of middle and off, and thudding into the furniture. Three red lights, and AB is gone. Sri Lanka will breathe a silent sigh of relief. Good stand that, was worth 99. 232/7
87.1 to Steyn, and another one bites the dust. Steyn's resistance is over. Just seemed to misread the lack of spin on this new ball - that can happen after batting for so long against an old one that was twirling around madly. He was playing down the wrong line as Herath slid this in, and by the time Steyn's bat came through to the left, the ball hit the pad in front of the stumps. 241/9
87.3 to de Lange, Superb scenes to sign off international cricket for 2011! Sri Lanka have won in South Africa at long last, and they are cock-a-hoop! Tossed up on the stumps and it goes straight through past de Lange's limp slog to the leg side. Stumps are disturbed by the ball, and then grabbed out by exuberant Sri Lankans. They join in a huddle in the middle. Swampy Marsh trots out with barely concealed glee on his face. A proud moment for each member in that team - they all played a part in this win. 241/10
  AD Mathews 3 0 9 0 3.00 12 1 0
  TT Samaraweera 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 1-1
Test debuts - M de Lange (South Africa); LD Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - HMRKB Herath (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - S George
Close of play
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 289/7 (TT Samaraweera 86*, 89.3 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 7/1 (NT Paranavitana 0*, KC Sangakkara 3*, 2.1 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 256/7 (NLTC Perera 6*, HMRKB Herath 5*, 70.3 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 241 (87.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 48/2 in 13.0 overs (TM Dilshan 32, DPMD Jayawardene 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 4
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 26.3 overs (160 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 112/3 in 28.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 27, TT Samaraweera 17)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 40.5 overs (248 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 152/4 in 41.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 31, AD Mathews 20)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 197/5 in 57.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 40, LD Chandimal 26)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 57.5 overs (350 balls), Extras 11
    • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 115 balls (6 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (TT Samaraweera 19, LD Chandimal 30, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 245/5 in 72.1 overs (TT Samaraweera 67, LD Chandimal 46)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 73.1 overs (443 balls), Extras 12
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 72 balls (7 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 188 balls (TT Samaraweera 46, LD Chandimal 52, Ex 2)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 273/5 after 80.1 overs (TT Samaraweera 82, LD Chandimal 58)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 289/7 in 89.3 overs (TT Samaraweera 86)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Attendance: 13,042
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Over 90.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - TT Samaraweera (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 96.1 overs (582 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 322/7 in 104.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 98, HMRKB Herath 20)
    • TT Samaraweera: 100 off 265 balls (11 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 338/10 in 108.2 overs (CRD Fernando 0)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 15/0 in 6.0 overs (GC Smith 11, JA Rudolph 4)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 18.2 overs (112 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: South Africa - 55/3 in 20.0 overs (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (HM Amla 31, AB de Villiers 18, Ex 2)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 69 balls (10 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (189 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: South Africa - 100/3 in 34.0 overs (HM Amla 52, AB de Villiers 23)
    • Over 37.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AG Prince (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 132/8 in 46.0 overs (DW Steyn 13, Imran Tahir 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 50.3 overs (306 balls), Extras 4
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 168/10 in 54.4 overs (DW Steyn 29)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 7/1 in 2.1 overs (NT Paranavitana 0, KC Sangakkara 3)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 7/1 in 2.1 overs (NT Paranavitana 0, KC Sangakkara 3)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Attendance: 7,292
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Wet Ground: Sri Lanka - 7/1 in 2.1 overs (NT Paranavitana 0, KC Sangakkara 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 33/2 in 13.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 11, DPMD Jayawardene 9)
    • Over 16.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 65/3 in 22.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 28, TT Samaraweera 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (KC Sangakkara 21, TT Samaraweera 26, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 30.5 overs (186 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 111/3 in 34.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 48, TT Samaraweera 33)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 102 balls (4 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 40.6 overs (248 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 155/5 in 44.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 69, LD Chandimal 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (KC Sangakkara 30, LD Chandimal 19, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 53.2 overs (322 balls), Extras 9
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 161 balls (13 x 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 207/5 in 56.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 101, LD Chandimal 23)
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 84 balls (6 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 159 balls (KC Sangakkara 48, LD Chandimal 50, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 68.1 overs (411 balls), Extras 10
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 256/7 in 70.3 overs (NLTC Perera 6, HMRKB Herath 5)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 256/7 in 70.3 overs (NLTC Perera 6, HMRKB Herath 5)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Attendance: 3,181
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 279/10 in 78.2 overs (HMRKB Herath 8)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 49/1 in 13.0 overs (JA Rudolph 16, HM Amla 6)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: South Africa - 86/1 in 26.0 overs (JA Rudolph 20, HM Amla 37)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (JA Rudolph 12, HM Amla 37, Ex 2)
    • Over 29.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JH Kallis (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (191 balls), Extras 3
    • HM Amla: 50 off 77 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 116/4 in 38.0 overs (AG Prince 7, AB de Villiers 5)
    • Over 45.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MV Boucher (Struck down)
    • Over 49.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MV Boucher (Struck down)
    • Tea: South Africa - 136/6 in 53.0 overs (AB de Villiers 17, DW Steyn 1)
    • Attendance: 4,333
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 6
    • Over 60.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (AB de Villiers 30, DW Steyn 18, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 189/6 in 68.0 overs (AB de Villiers 46, DW Steyn 23)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 70.1 overs (422 balls), Extras 7
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 105 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 227/6 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 65, DW Steyn 38)
    • Over 83.4: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
 
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