Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series - 2nd Test

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 208 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

15.1

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 2 runs, stays back and steers it to the off side, down to third man

15.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, turns and grips and he tries to work it to the on side

15.3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, gets well forward to defend, touches his pads

15.4

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and pushes it down to mid-on

15.5

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and squeezes it wide of cover

15.6

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, no run, gently pushes it to the leg side

Sri Lanka 57/2   Imran Tahir 1-0-3-0

17.1

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, 1 run, drifts down the leg side and clipped wide of forward short leg

17.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and drives softly to the off side

17.3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, SIX, wow! That was flat and he picked the short boundary, Tahir dropped it so short even a five yearl old could have clubbed that, Jayawardene picks it from outside leg and effortlessly finds the deep square leg fence

17.4

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and drives to the off side

17.5

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it through the line to mid-off

17.6

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, driven firmly but mid-on's a bit deep

Sri Lanka 69/2   Imran Tahir 2-0-12-0

19.1

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, steers him down to midwicket

19.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, beaten for turn and there's a stumping appeal! Jayawardene chips down the track, he's foxed by the turn and quickly drags his foot back, the third umpire has a look, he's safe

19.3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, works it down to mid-on

19.4

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, pushes this one to the off side

19.5

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, turns it to the leg side this time

19.6

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and drives on the up towards cover

Sri Lanka 72/2   Imran Tahir 3-0-13-0

21.1

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, 1 run, quick single towards mid-on, good running

21.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and drives to cover

21.3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, clipped down to midwicket

21.4

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter delivery, waits for the turn and steers it to the off side

21.5

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, FOUR, friendly full toss, tried to flight it a bit more, he leans forward and forces it past the big arc between mid-on and midwicket

21.6

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and drives to cover

Sri Lanka 79/2   Imran Tahir 4-0-20-0

23.1

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, FOUR, that was superb placement, reaches out and across to a full and wide delivery, didn't push at it too hard, timed it well and it just beat the diving fielder in the region of deep extra cover

23.2

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, no run, chips down the track but he ends up jamming it down to mid-on

23.3

Imran Tahir to Dilshan, OUT, 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

TM Dilshan c Morkel b Imran Tahir 47 (101m 69b 6x4 0x6) SR: 68.11

23.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery and defended solidly

23.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the offside

23.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, pushed down the track and Tahir tries to deflect it to the stumps, the non-striker was well in

Sri Lanka 84/3   Imran Tahir 5-0-24-1

25.1

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, flatter delivery, gets well forward and defends

25.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets on his knee an sweeps him down to fine leg

25.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, fuller delivery and he squeezes it back to the bowler

25.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, FOUR, Samaraweera's always been strong against the spinners, gets forward to an overpitched delivery on the middle stump, crisply driven down the ground

25.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, shoulders arms to this one

25.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 3 runs, full delivery on the middle and leg, he whips it away past the arc between mid-on and midwicket, Smith slides and cuts it off

Sri Lanka 93/3   Imran Tahir 6-0-32-1

27.1

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, thrusts forward and shoulders arms

27.2

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, safely leaves it alone to the keeper

27.3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, watchfully lets it go, he'splaying for lunch

27.4

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, FOUR, Tahir is punished for bowling a full toss again, this time outside off, Jayawardene reaches forward and times the drive really well and finds the deep cover fence, wide open spaces there

27.5

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and blocks the delivery

27.6

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes another full toss down to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 112/3   Imran Tahir 7-0-37-1

37.1

Imran Tahir to Mathews, 1 run, cuts this one down to sweeper cover

37.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and defends to the off side

37.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays right back and defends

37.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, goes back and punches it with the turn to the off side

37.5

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, comes down the track, takes it on the full but can't beat midwicket

37.6

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, flighted on middle and leg and defended

Sri Lanka 143/4   Imran Tahir 8-0-39-1

39.1

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, gets a bit of turn from the rough, no shot offered

39.2

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, gets well forward and defends this one

39.3

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, defends to the off side

39.4

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, quicker delivery and he safely defends it

39.5

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, comes well forward and smothers the spin

39.6

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, gently steers it to the off side, that's a maiden by Tahir

Sri Lanka 147/4   Imran Tahir 9-1-39-1

41.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, chops it down towards point

41.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up on middle and forced down to mid-on

41.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays forward and clips it towards midwicket

41.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and defends towards cover

41.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run

41.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, flighted outside off and left alone, no turn

Sri Lanka 152/4   Imran Tahir 10-2-39-1

43.1

Imran Tahir to Mathews, FOUR, nice shot Angelo! Chips down the track and lofts him cleanly down to long-on, well wide of the fielders

43.2

Imran Tahir to Mathews, no run, defends to the off side

43.3

Imran Tahir to Mathews, 1 run, drifts on middle and leg, he clips him towards square leg

43.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and flicks him down to short midwicket

43.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, he cuts him down towards point

43.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, pushes him down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 158/4   Imran Tahir 11-2-44-1

45.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, dropped it a bit short and he played the cut fairly uppishly, cries of 'catch it'

45.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, chipped in the air again but this time towards midwicket

45.3

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and blocks it out

45.4

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, FOUR, not a bad way to get off the mark in Tests! Gets on his knee to a full delivery and whacks it down the ground, nearly cleaned up the umpire there

45.5

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, defends it to the leg side

45.6

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and places it to the off side

Sri Lanka 167/5   Imran Tahir 12-2-49-1

47.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, tossed up on midlde and leg, pushed through the line to long-on

47.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, cuts it towards point

47.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends

47.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays back and pushes it towards point

47.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets nicely forward and defends

47.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and drives it towards cover

Sri Lanka 176/5   Imran Tahir 13-2-50-1

49.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends to the on side

49.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gives him the charge but can't beat mid-off

49.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and drives to cover

49.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, pushed towards cover and there's a bit of confusion in the calling

49.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, left alone to the keeper, no turn

49.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it out

Sri Lanka 180/5   Imran Tahir 14-3-50-1

51.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and defends

51.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, clips this one down to midwicket

51.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, tries to drive straight but ends up mistiming it down the pitch

51.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, comes well forward and shoulders arms

51.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it towards mid-on

51.6

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, comes well forward and drives towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 187/5   Imran Tahir 15-3-51-1

53.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, FOUR, not the most attractive shot we've seen today! Gets on his knee, clears the front leg and lofts it over the bowler and finds the straight boundary, miscued though

53.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, clips it to the on side

53.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and smothers the spin

53.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended to the on side

53.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

53.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives him down to cover

Sri Lanka 195/5   Imran Tahir 16-3-57-1

56.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front foot

56.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, Dropped! Marchant de lange can't hang on, Chandimal gets on his knee, clears the frint leg and attempts another hoick, miscues it, de Lange leaps at mid-on but spills it

56.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, defends to the off side

56.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward, takes it on the full and pushes it to mid-off

56.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, pushes it towards the covers

56.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

Sri Lanka 197/5   Imran Tahir 17-3-58-1

58.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, a fraction short and he rocks back and cuts to deep point

58.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, thrusts his pad forward and shoulders arms

58.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, leaves it alone again, not much turn

58.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, chips down the track and then checks his drive, pushes it back to the bowler

58.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets to the pitch of a full delivery and drives to cover

58.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets forward and drives him down to mid-on

Sri Lanka 204/5   Imran Tahir 18-3-60-1

60.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run

60.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, dug out wide of forward short leg, takes a single

60.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, thrusts forward and shoulders arms

60.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, oversteps, rare for a spinner, Samaraweera gets forward and lobs it hard and quick back to the bowler who plucks the catch with one hand, unlucky Tahir

60.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, the sweep deflects off forward short leg and rolls down the pitch

60.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends

60.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run

Sri Lanka 212/5   Imran Tahir 19-3-62-1

62.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, pushes this one down to mid-on

62.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, FOUR, Samaraweera gives him the charge and lofts him inside out over extra cover, full control of that, well played

62.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run

62.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, FOUR, another authoritative shot, chips down the track to a flighted delivery and scoops him over mid-on, the field's up

62.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, driven hard but straight towards cover

62.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, bowls the quicker one and he defends it

Sri Lanka 222/5   Imran Tahir 20-3-70-1

65.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets across and leaves it alone

65.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, beaten him! Lands it on middle this time and the turn just sneaks past the edge, good ball

65.3

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the on side

65.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and gently dabs it down to third man

65.5

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and allows it to go to the keeper

65.6

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, punches it down to cover

Sri Lanka 226/5   Imran Tahir 21-3-72-1

67.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside off, he leaves it alone, he should try landing it on middle

67.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, comes forward and gets an outside edge which just beats slip

67.3

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets well forward and defends

67.4

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run

67.5

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal takes on Tahir yet again by getting down on his knee and slogging him down to deep midwicket, nothing ungainly about that, he was well in control

67.6

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and blocks it out

Sri Lanka 232/5   Imran Tahir 22-3-77-1

69.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, left alone to the keeper, extra bounce this time

69.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, gets well forward and tucks it towards midwicket

69.3

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, short and spins away quite a bit, reaches out and chops it to point

69.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stumping chance but unfortunately it missed Boucher! He chipped down the track, beaten for turn and bounce and in fact it was Kallis at first slip who collected it, Boucher looked helpless

69.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends

69.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, thrusts forward and leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 239/5   Imran Tahir 23-3-78-1

71.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, stays back and clips it down to fine leg

71.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets slightly forward and shoulders arms

71.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and blocks out the turn

71.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, Tahir tosses it up wide outside off, Samaraweera isn't doing anything with it

71.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, once again watchfully left alone to the keeper

71.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and softly pushes it down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 245/5   Imran Tahir 24-3-79-1

73.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, FOUR, poor ball, he drops it way too short and Samaraweera rocks back and punishes it over mid-on, that brings up the 250!

73.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, reads the googly well by rocking back and defending

73.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays forward and leaves it alone

73.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, stays forward and shoulders arms again

73.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, waits on it and angles it late towards point

73.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets good turn and bounce, left alone

Sri Lanka 253/5   Imran Tahir 25-3-83-1

75.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, defended to the off side

75.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, lot of flight, he digs it out to mid-off

75.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, just short of Kallis at slip! He tried to dab it wide of him off the back foot and nearly gave his wicket away

75.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, another overstep! Pushes it towards point

75.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, full on the pads and clipped down to midwicket

75.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and leaves it alone

75.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, full on the pads and clipped towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 262/5   Imran Tahir 26-3-84-1

77.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, gets forward and nicely driven down towards long-on

77.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

77.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, not much turn but a lot of bounce, safely left alone

77.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and drives towards mid-off

77.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, he clips this one down towards midwicket

77.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends

Sri Lanka 268/5   Imran Tahir 27-3-85-1

79.1

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, turn off the rough, Chandimal is happy to leave it alone

79.2

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, stays back and punches it towards short extra cover

79.3

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, 1 run, he tried to work it to the on side but ended up spooning it wide of Tahir's right, makes a valiant attempt at catching it

79.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends this one

79.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, goes back and and slaps it deep point

79.6

Imran Tahir to Chandimal, no run, flatter delivery, he dabs to backward point

Sri Lanka 273/5   Imran Tahir 28-3-87-1

101.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, drops it a bit short, a loosener, he cuts to the off side

101.2

Imran Tahir to Herath, no run, this one just sneaks past the edge, guess he was expecting it to turn more

101.3

Imran Tahir to Herath, 1 run, goes back and plays a short-arm pull to the leg side

101.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and chips it in the air but safe of mid-on

101.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets well forward to a flighted delivery and drives towards deep cover

101.6

Imran Tahir to Herath, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps this one behind square on the on side

Sri Lanka 313/7   Imran Tahir 29-3-91-1

103.1

Imran Tahir to Herath, FOUR, he goes for the big hit presumably over the off side but gets an outside edge that flies past first slip, beats short third man

103.2

Imran Tahir to Herath, no run, looked like the quicker one, he gets behind the line and steers it away to the off side

103.3

Imran Tahir to Herath, 1 run, fetches that from outside off and sweeps it towards midwicket

103.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, another quicker one, stays back and clips him down to midwicket

103.5

Imran Tahir to Herath, no run, the straighter one, released from the back of the hand and he just manages to cover the line

103.6

Imran Tahir to Herath, no run, steers it wide of point and it's drinks

Sri Lanka 322/7   Imran Tahir 30-3-97-1

105.1

Imran Tahir to Herath, 1 run, low full toss and he gets across and paddles it on the full towards short fine leg

105.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, flatter delivery, and he gets forward and defends

105.3

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, goes through straight, he leaves it alone to the keeper

105.4

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run, gets his pad forward to defend but he changes his mind and leaves it to the keeper

105.5

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run

105.6

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 2 runs, he's done it! He gets forward and drives him just wide of extra cover and Samaraweera lets out an emotional celebration, pretends to fire a shot with his bat, wonder who he was aiming it at!

Sri Lanka 335/7   Imran Tahir 31-3-100-1

107.1

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, no run

107.2

Imran Tahir to Samaraweera, 1 run, clips it down to fine leg and he doesn't mind giving Fernando the strike

107.3

Imran Tahir to Fernando, no run, quicker delivery and safely defended

107.4

Imran Tahir to Fernando, no run, lunges well forward and the ball beats the edge

107.5

Imran Tahir to Fernando, no run, the googly, just manages to get his bat behind it, inside edge to his boot

107.6

Imran Tahir to Fernando, no run, comes forward to defend, inside edge wide of short leg

Sri Lanka 338/9   Imran Tahir 32-3-101-1
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Dec 29, 2011

Jacques Kallis was his usual reliable self at slip, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day, December 29, 2011

Jacques Kallis was his usual reliable self at slip

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Dec 29, 2011

Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis share a light moment in the dressing room, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day, December 29, 2011

Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis share a light moment in the dressing room

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