Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

D Elgar
D Elgar
103(187) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
10 2 15 9 22 13 12 20
JP Duminy
JP Duminy
100(206) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 26 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
15 5 6 17 16 18 2 21

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O23
M8
R54
W5
Eco2.34
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
M Morkel
M Morkel
O13.3
M6
R29
W4
Eco2.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Partnerships

  • SA - 1st
  • SL - 1st
  • SA - 2nd
  • SL - 2nd

South Africa - 1st - Innings

70
AN Petersen34 (46)
D Elgar35 (55)
125
F du Plessis57 (20)
D Elgar68 (27)
25
HM Amla11 (36)
F du Plessis13 (28)
26
AB de Villiers16 (30)
F du Plessis10 (23)
20
AB de Villiers5 (18)
Q de Kock15 (27)
24
DW Steyn3 (20)
Q de Kock21 (37)
24
JP Duminy9 (30)
Q de Kock15 (26)
75
JP Duminy47 (85)
VD Philander27 (96)
66
JP Duminy44 (91)
M Morkel22 (74)

Sri Lanka - 1st - Innings

39
WU Tharanga29 (57)
JK Silva8 (43)
59
KC Sangakkara24 (34)
WU Tharanga33 (59)
6
DPMD Jayawardene3 (9)
WU Tharanga3 (15)
32
WU Tharanga18 (24)
HDRL Thirimanne12 (16)
54
AD Mathews26 (89)
HDRL Thirimanne26 (82)
10
AD Mathews4 (4)
LD Chandimal6 (11)
1
MDK Perera0 (5)
AD Mathews0 (6)
71
HMRKB Herath7 (34)
AD Mathews59 (83)
11
HMRKB Herath5 (10)
RAS Lakmal6 (20)
9
HMRKB Herath7 (17)
RMS Eranga1 (12)

South Africa - 2nd - Innings

33
AN Petersen17 (42)
D Elgar12 (29)
21
AN Petersen15 (21)
F du Plessis6 (28)
34
HM Amla22 (24)
F du Plessis12 (23)
43
AB de Villiers24 (32)
F du Plessis19 (27)
62
AB de Villiers27 (26)
Q de Kock31 (28)
13
JP Duminy8 (10)
Q de Kock5 (12)

Sri Lanka - 2nd - Innings

14
WU Tharanga14 (13)
JK Silva0 (3)
104
KC Sangakkara65 (104)
JK Silva38 (95)
20
DPMD Jayawardene10 (31)
KC Sangakkara9 (32)
11
KC Sangakkara2 (9)
HDRL Thirimanne9 (15)
4
AD Mathews1 (10)
HDRL Thirimanne3 (8)
5
AD Mathews4 (2)
LD Chandimal1 (6)
3
MDK Perera0 (7)
AD Mathews3 (11)
29
HMRKB Herath20 (18)
AD Mathews5 (23)
26
RAS Lakmal12 (18)
AD Mathews14 (24)
0
AD Mathews0 (0)
RMS Eranga0 (1)
  • Eranga out of Colombo Test

    Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa as a result of a split-webbing injury

  • SLC ensure tampering footage aired

    Sri Lanka Cricket was able to ensure that the television footage of Vernon Philander's ball-tampering was aired 48 hours after the incident took place

  • South Africa pacers deliver when it counts

    South Africa's seamers had no right to dominate in Galle like they did, but when their spinners failed to produce the goods, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel showed their class

  • A quintessential Sri Lanka collapse

    Sri Lanka had a platform to spring towards an unlikely victory in Galle, but their batting line-up succumbed to the same weaknesses

  • Only ourselves to blame for defeat - Mathews

    Despite a ball-tampering row that cast a shadow over the Galle Test, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews laid the blame for the team's heavy defeat at their own doorstep

Terrific Travellers

1.36

South Africa's win-loss ratio in Asia, the best for a non-Asian team

Simply The Best

80

Wickets taken by Steyn in Asia, the most by a non-Asian fast bowler

Twin Triumphs

2

Number of Sri Lankans with fourth-innings centuries in victories - Jayawardene and Aravinda de Silva

Final Stand

151

The highest fourth-innings partnership in Galle, between Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan, in 2012

Strong Finish

54

Jayawardene's fourth-innings average at home, with three centuries

Final Five

5

Number of times Sri Lanka have scored 300 or more in the fourth innings of a home Test

Solid As Ever

45.56

Kumar Sangakkara's fourth innings batting average

Tough Targets

95

The highest successful chase in Galle, by Sri Lanka against India in 2010

Hanging In

210/9

Highest fourth-innings total in a drawn game in Galle, by England in 2003

Triple Threat

69.8

Hashim Amla's third-innings batting average, his highest

Third Shot

225

Average third innings score in Galle

Oriental Success

76

Wickets taken by Steyn in Asia, the second-most for a non-Asian fast bowler

Serious Striking

41.2

Steyn's strike-rate in the first and second innings of a match, next only to Syd Barnes' (min 100 wickets)

Starting Blues

41.60

Mathews' batting average in the first innings of a match, his lowest