Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Boucher b Donald
    17
    15
    19
    3
    0
    113.33
    c Cullinan b Adams
    60
    129
    194
    7
    0
    46.51
    c †Boucher b Donald
    9
    20
    21
    2
    0
    45.00
    c †Boucher b Ntini
    77
    98
    117
    13
    0
    78.57
    c Ackerman b Adams
    20
    26
    27
    3
    0
    76.92
    c †Boucher b Pollock
    22
    73
    99
    2
    0
    30.13
    lbw b Pollock
    13
    41
    54
    2
    0
    31.70
    c †Boucher b Pollock
    30
    60
    84
    6
    0
    50.00
    c sub (L Klusener) b Pollock
    11
    19
    28
    0
    0
    57.89
    not out
    15
    22
    37
    3
    0
    68.18
    c †Boucher b Donald
    4
    17
    19
    1
    0
    23.52
    Extras
    28 (b 8, lb 7, nb 12, w 1)
    TOTAL
    306 all out (84.3 Overs, RR: 3.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.5 ov), 2-36 (Roshan Mahanama, 8.5 ov), 3-165 (Aravinda de Silva, 38.5 ov), 4-194 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 45.6 ov), 5-195 (Marvan Atapattu, 47.1 ov), 6-219 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 61.4 ov), 7-241 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 69.6 ov), 8-270 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 75.5 ov), 9-300 (Chaminda Vaas, 79.4 ov), 10-306 (Ravindra Pushpakumara, 84.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AA Donald21.376633.0600
    SM Pollock2658343.1908
    M Ntini1015715.7005
    JH Kallis712303.2810
    PR Adams2026223.1000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Mahanama b Vaas
    15
    28
    41
    2
    0
    53.57
    c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas
    0
    2
    11
    0
    0
    0.00
    st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya
    49
    140
    177
    5
    1
    35.00
    c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan
    68
    123
    174
    7
    1
    55.28
    c Muralitharan b Jayasuriya
    74
    147
    197
    4
    3
    50.34
    c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan
    10
    32
    28
    1
    0
    31.25
    lbw b Muralitharan
    8
    54
    54
    0
    0
    14.81
    st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya
    6
    38
    43
    0
    0
    15.78
    c Pushpakumara b Jayasuriya
    18
    50
    62
    2
    0
    36.00
    c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan
    3
    6
    22
    0
    0
    50.00
    not out
    0
    3
    6
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 3, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    264 all out (103 Overs, RR: 2.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Adam Bacher, 2.2 ov), 2-18 (Gary Kirsten, 8.1 ov), 3-134 (Jacques Kallis, 44.3 ov), 4-146 (Daryll Cullinan, 53.2 ov), 5-166 (Mark Boucher, 61.5 ov), 6-188 (HD Ackerman, 75.4 ov), 7-219 (Shaun Pollock, 86.5 ov), 8-256 (Hansie Cronje, 98.4 ov), 9-260 (Paul Adams, 101.3 ov), 10-264 (Allan Donald, 102.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas1134123.7203
    KR Pushpakumara802403.0011
    GP Wickramasinghe812403.0001
    M Muralitharan411010842.6300
    PA de Silva11000.0000
    ST Jayasuriya3375341.6000
    MS Atapattu10707.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 298/6 (SM Pollock 15*, MV Boucher 12*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 212/5 (HP Tillakaratne 2*, RS Kaluwitharana 13*, 53 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 155/4 (WJ Cronje 11*, MV Boucher 6*, 56 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 120/3 (MS Atapattu 50*, A Ranatunga 14*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Mar - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 306 (95.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 1997-98 News

  • The man who had to be king

    Not so much the man who would be king as the man who had to be king, Shaun Pollock will carry a fair bit of excess baggage in his coffin when he flies off to Sri Lanka with his South African side on Friday

  • History favours South Africa

    History, brief though it may be, suggests that South Africa will hold sway in Sri Lanka next month when they return for their second tour of the island