South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Durban, SL in SA, Feb 13 2019 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Durban, February 13 - 16, 2019, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
235 & 259
(T:304) 191 & 304/9

Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket

Player Of The Match
51 & 153*
South Africa 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
b MVT Fernando1127401040.74
c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando047000.00
c Mendis b Lakmal310230030.00
run out (MVT Fernando)47661177071.21
c †Dickwella b Rajitha3554805064.81
c MVT Fernando b Rajitha80941748185.10
c & b Rajitha422400018.18
c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando2935374082.85
c BOP Fernando b MVT Fernando316190018.75
b Embuldeniya1526302057.69
not out 0613000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 2)8
TOTAL59.4 Ov (RR: 3.93, 295 Mins)235
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dean Elgar, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (Hashim Amla, 6.1 ov), 3-17 (Aiden Markram, 7.4 ov), 4-89 (Faf du Plessis, 24.2 ov), 5-110 (Temba Bavuma, 29.2 ov), 6-131 (Vernon Philander, 37.4 ov), 7-178 (Keshav Maharaj, 45.6 ov), 8-186 (Kagiso Rabada, 49.6 ov), 9-219 (Dale Steyn, 56.4 ov), 10-235 (Quinton de Kock, 59.4 ov)
6.1 to HM Amla, that's a superb catch at second slip. Amla hasn't moved, Sri Lanka are celebrating but the umpires converge to discuss if it carried. The soft signal from umpire Kettleborough is not out. Coming back to the delivery, this is short of length that nips away from outside off, got it to lift off the deck, Amla was looking to play initially but then changed his mind and tried to withdraw his bat at the end, but it was too late. It took the edge and it was superbly grabbed at second slip. It was such a clean catch that Michael Holding on air said 'I'm walking back to the Caribbean if that's given not out. . Fortunately, sanity prevails, there's conclusive evidence to overturn the decision and Amla is walking back.. 9/2
1.4 to D Elgar, but this time there is no doubt. Length ball, bowled closer to the stumps, holds its line. Elgar looks to defend but ends up playing inside the line of the ball, a faint edge and a regulation catch for Dickwella. 0/1
7.4 to AK Markram, this is a corker of a delivery! Would've troubled any top order batsman. It's full, gets this to bend back in really late, Markram plays all around it, misses and this beats the inside edge to hit the pad and sneak through the gap to crash into the stumps. Wow, this is absolutely magnificent. The kind of delivery that will give a bowler oodles of confidence. South Africa are on the mat.. 17/3
45.6 to KA Maharaj, this is a jaffa and he's got him! Maharaj reviews immediately, which means he believes he didn't nick it. Got this to angle in and leave him late to square him up, Maharaj pokes at the delivery and spontaneously looks back as this passes the bat. Dickwella grabs it and throws the ball up in celebration, Aleem Dar agreed. We'll need a few replays. Ultra-edge confirms a spike so Maharaj will have to get on his bike. What an inspired bowling change, Vishwa continues to impress.. 178/7
49.6 to K Rabada, a low full toss on the pads, toe height, and Rabada has just chipped it straight to deep square leg, an easy catch for Oshada Fernando. 186/8
24.2 to F du Plessis, Has he tickled this down leg, there was a definite noise as this went past the bat. Umpire Kettleborough says no, and Sri Lanka have reviewed immediately.. Length ball slanting down, Faf late on this flick, but as it passes the batsman, the pad isn't anywhere near. Replays confirm a spike as ball passed the bat, so the decision will be overturned and Sri Lanka's lunch will taste much better than it would've otherwise. Terrific end to the session. Sri Lanka's morning all the way.. 89/4
37.4 to VD Philander, short of length outside off, was looking to shape up for a pull but it's too quick and also not that short. The ball hits the bat instead of the other way around and balloons straight up, Rajitha accepts a dolly. The umpires are checking if some part of his foot was behind the line and yes, there is that tiny part of the heel behind the bowling crease. 131/6
59.4 to Q de Kock, top-edge as he tries to heave this, in the air for ages but fine leg calls, settles underneath it and takes it. Excellent from Vishwa Fernando, never easy as it was swirling around.. 235/10
56.4 to DW Steyn, through the gate! This one doesn't turn, drifts in and skids on. Steyn goes for a big booming drive, but this slides through the gap to hit middle and leg.. 219/9
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
lbw b Philander3059873050.84
c †de Kock b Steyn01527000.00
lbw b Steyn1942462045.23
c du Plessis b Philander1224433050.00
c sub (Zubayr Hamza) b Steyn51631227180.95
c Steyn b Olivier812201066.66
c Olivier b Rabada2333413169.69
c Markram b Steyn4660066.66
c Steyn b Rabada2463944038.09
run out (Markram)1230540040.00
not out 19160011.11
Extras(b 3, lb 3, w 1)7
TOTAL59.2 Ov (RR: 3.21, 283 Mins)191
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 6.4 ov), 2-51 (Oshada Fernando, 18.2 ov), 3-53 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 19.6 ov), 4-76 (Kusal Mendis, 25.4 ov), 5-90 (Niroshan Dickwella, 29.2 ov), 6-133 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 38.5 ov), 7-142 (Suranga Lakmal, 40.1 ov), 8-152 (Kusal Perera, 44.3 ov), 9-184 (Kasun Rajitha, 55.3 ov), 10-191 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 59.2 ov)
6.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, and that's a 15-ball duck for Thirimanne. Length, wide outside off, pushes at it, gets an outside edge and de Kock makes no mistake, takes it near knee height to his left. 19/1
18.2 to BOP Fernando, and given lbw. Length around middle and leg, Oshada misses the flick and is rapped on the pads, a loud appeal and Aleem Dar raises the finger. Oshada is having a discussion with the skipper whether to review. They decide against it in the end but that would have been worth a review. Looked like it might have missed or just clipped the leg stump. 51/2
40.1 to RAS Lakmal, length around off and chips it straight to Markram at short extra cover, who takes it around face height. That's the third wicket for Steyn and Sri Lanka are 142 for 7. 142/7
44.3 to MDKJ Perera, fuller outside off, backs away and looks to loft it over extra cover, ends up slicing it instead, Hamza is halfway at deep extra cover, makes good ground to his left before pouching it. 152/8
19.6 to FDM Karunaratne, fuller this time, on the leg stump, Karunaratne was looking to play something between a drive and a flick, misses altogether. And given this time. Karunaratne wants to review. Front foot is fine. No bat involved. Where did it pitch? Just in line. Where did it hit? Just in line, front pad first and then on to the back pad. Was it hitting the leg stump? Just, umpire's call. Karunaratne has to leave, I am afraid. Had it been given not out, it would have stayed not out. 53/3
25.4 to BKG Mendis, edged and grabbed by a diving Faf, who takes it low as he moves to his left and in front of first slip. Squared him up with the length, Mendis had to play at that. Jabbed with hard hands. Faf's 50th catch in Tests. 76/4
38.5 to DM de Silva, he's prised him out! Dhanajaya has fallen to the trap. This was angled into the body from wide of the crease, he couldn't resist playing the pull but the pace is too quick for him to get control. Ends up top-edging it and Olivier, at fine leg, runs across to his left and settles underneath it to take a superb catch. Poor batting, poor execution right at the stroke of lunch.. 133/6
59.2 to L Embuldeniya, makes room to loft over cover, ends up mistiming it and Steyn does well to move to his right from mid-off to pluck that.. 191/10
29.2 to N Dickwella, short of length outside off, Dickwella stops midway through the pull, gets a top edge which carries easily to Steyn at very fine third man. 90/5
South Africa 2nd Innings 
c & b Embuldeniya35701345050.00
c Mendis b Rajitha2831443090.32
c Thirimanne b MVT Fernando1635432045.71
lbw b Embuldeniya316140018.75
lbw b MVT Fernando9018224411049.45
lbw b Embuldeniya55621126088.70
b Embuldeniya1854841033.33
b MVT Fernando413220030.76
c †Dickwella b Embuldeniya024000.00
b MVT Fernando16120016.66
not out 2780028.57
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 2)7
TOTAL79.1 Ov (RR: 3.27, 359 Mins)259
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Aiden Markram, 9.6 ov), 2-70 (Hashim Amla, 19.1 ov), 3-77 (Temba Bavuma, 22.2 ov), 4-95 (Dean Elgar, 28.6 ov), 5-191 (Quinton de Kock, 52.6 ov), 6-251 (Vernon Philander, 72.4 ov), 7-255 (Faf du Plessis, 75.6 ov), 8-256 (Kagiso Rabada, 76.4 ov), 9-256 (Keshav Maharaj, 77.2 ov), 10-259 (Dale Steyn, 79.1 ov)
19.1 to HM Amla, hits it straight to gully. Short of length outside off, Amla goes for the cut but fails to keep it down and a good catch by Thirimanne at gully, Amla was looking all set, a soft dismissal of sorts. 70/2
75.6 to F du Plessis, indecision, indecision. He probed and probed away, beat him on the outside edge a number of times, troubled him with the inducker and now finally has him! What an inspired effort. Vishwa gets this to nip back in off the seam from length outside off, Faf isn't sure if this is going to move in so leaves, and to his horror sees the ball come back in a long way to hit him just below the knee roll. Straightforward decision.. 255/7
77.2 to KA Maharaj, nips back sharply to disturb the stumps. That's four wickets for five runs for Sri Lanka. Was a length ball, angling in, Maharaj looked to push at it, played all around and the ball sneaked in to hit the off bail. 256/9
79.1 to DW Steyn, and that's it. Fuller on middle and leg, and Steyn, was already standing on the off stump, moves across towards the off side and looks to flick, misses and it's timber. 259/10
9.6 to AK Markram, ugly poke, great catch! Swing, bounce from a length around the fifth stump, Markram goes on a fishing trip but is late on the stroke, gets a thick edge and the second slip fielder takes it well with his palms facing upwards. Had to move to his left but did really well. Relief for Sri Lanka. 36/1
22.2 to T Bavuma, big appeal and given, don't bother reviewing! Looks to sweep by getting outside the line, but the ball drifts in a long way to beat the bat and pin him on the pads. The only question was if it would've missed off, but this has been given out on the field, at max this will come back as umpire's call. Replays confirm there wasn't any glove on it, even though the ball was very close to this. Ball tracking also confirms this would've gone on with the angle to hit middle of middle. Another huge scalp and Sri Lanka re chipping away. Hawkeye confirms this would've hit off-stump. 77/3
28.6 to D Elgar, caught and bowled! Tossed up around off, Elgar comes down the track but the ball drops at him and he ends up hitting it to the left of the bowler. Embuldeniya takes a sharp catch around waist height. 95/4
52.6 to Q de Kock, given lbw. Length outside off and spins back in, keeps very low and beats de Kock's bat, de Kock has reviewed it. De Kock was deep in his crease, looking to flick it away. Replays show there was no inside edge, and the ball hit him in the line of the off stump, would have gone on to hit the middle. 191/5
72.4 to VD Philander, rocks back to cut but this one skids through, kept a touch low to beat the under-edge and crash into the stumps.. 251/6
76.4 to K Rabada, A fifer for Embuldeniya. A similar delivery, length around off and sharp turn, Rabada looks to work it on the leg side, gets beaten, the ball brushes the thigh and lobs towards the keeper's right who takes it and appeals for the caught-behind. Yes, says the umpire, it probably brushed the glove on its way on to the thigh. 256/8
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 304 runs)
lbw b Philander2047712042.55
c du Plessis b Rabada2151663041.17
c du Plessis b Steyn3776955048.68
c †de Kock b Olivier0811000.00
not out 15320030912576.50
c & b Steyn022000.00
lbw b Maharaj48791156060.75
c du Plessis b Maharaj011000.00
c Markram b Olivier412170033.33
lbw b Maharaj110180010.00
not out 627730022.22
Extras(lb 13, w 1)14
TOTAL85.3 Ov (RR: 3.55, 394 Mins)304/9
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 15.5 ov), 2-42 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 16.3 ov), 3-52 (Kusal Mendis, 18.5 ov), 4-110 (Oshada Fernando, 37.2 ov), 5-110 (Niroshan Dickwella, 37.4 ov), 6-206 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 63.1 ov), 7-206 (Suranga Lakmal, 63.2 ov), 8-215 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 66.5 ov), 9-226 (Kasun Rajitha, 69.4 ov)
37.2 to BOP Fernando, edged, and gone! Fernando's judgement had been so good so far, but it's failed him this time as he follows a cross-seamed delivery that nips away a touch off the track. The ball was full and in the channel, but where previous deliveries have shot straight through this one left him and he couldn't withdraw the bat. He could have left it alone without any danger. 110/4
37.4 to N Dickwella, two wickets in three balls for Steyn! A full ball just stopped very slightly in the surface as a flat-footed Dickwella pushed at it with hard hands. He was too early into the shot and popped the ball straight back at Steyn, who plucked it out of the air one handed. 110/5
16.3 to FDM Karunaratne, huge appeal and gone! There's the second. Dimuth refers upstairs. This is short of length on middle, nips back in and skids through to beat the inside edge as he plays all around it. Looked good to smash leg stump. Replays tell us this would've clipped the bail on leg stump so the umpire's call will stay . 42/2
63.1 to DM de Silva, There is a huge, emotive and extended appeal from Maharaj as he hits a sweeping Dhananjaya on the thigh. Umpire Dar says no, but they ask for a review. It's pitched in line, and it hasn't hit the bat ... but it is hitting the stumps. Three reds on the review, and South Africa have the breakthrough!. 206/6
63.2 to RAS Lakmal, two in two! Maharaj flights one in from around the stumps and finds grip and spin. The ball kisses the outside edge and flies low to du Plessis at slip. He was left out of the Tests against Pakistan, he only bowled three overs in the first innings, and now Keshav Maharaj is on a hat-trick. 206/7
69.4 to CAK Rajitha, given lbw. Flatter and quicker, length ball on the off and middle stump, thuds on to the pad before Rajitha could bring his bat down. Rajitha goes for a review. The only doubt is if it was heading down. No bat involved, pitched around off, hits him in front of the leg stump and would have gone on to crash into it. The on-field decision stays as it is. Sri Lanka lose their review as well. 226/9
15.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, big booming drive, as if he's doing so at the SSC! Rabada goes round the stumps and angles a length ball on the fourth stump, Thiri is tempted and goes after that one but is clearly late on it, gets a thick edge and Faf dives across to his right, in front of Amla at first slip, to pouch this superb catch.. 42/1
18.5 to BKG Mendis, has he nicked him? Yes, he has. Poor from Kusal Mendis, why would you look to glide a quick bowler off a short ball? This one climbs on him, looks to deflect this over the cordon but is late on the stroke and de Kock takes an excellent catch on the leap. Sri Lanka are unravelling very quickly after a glimmer of hope at the start. Got to show more desire than that, Kusal.. 52/3
66.5 to L Embuldeniya, short, fended and gone! He must have known what was coming, but he could do nothing about it. Olivier flings down a bouncer, Lasith takes his eyes off it and fends, and the ball pops up off the glove to be easily held by Markram at short leg. 215/8
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Wed, 13 Feb - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 49/1 (Dimuth Karunaratne 28*, Oshada Fernando 17*, 16 ov)
Thu, 14 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 126/4 (Faf du Plessis 25*, Quinton de Kock 15*, 37 ov)
Fri, 15 Feb - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 83/3 (Oshada Fernando 28*, Kusal Perera 12*, 28 ov)
Sat, 16 Feb - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 304/9 (85.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 33.1 overs (199 balls), Extras 7
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (BOP Fernando 26, MDKJ Perera 21, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 127/5 in 42.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 41, DM de Silva 1)
  • MDKJ Perera: 50 off 75 balls (7 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 48.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 7
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (MDKJ Perera 29, DM de Silva 23, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 166/5 in 55.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 56, DM de Silva 25)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 62.1 overs (373 balls), Extras 9
  • Over 63.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - DM de Silva (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 221/8 in 69.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 81, CAK Rajitha 1)
  • Over 69.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - CAK Rajitha (Struck down)
  • MDKJ Perera: 100 off 146 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 76.2 overs (458 balls), Extras 9
  • Second new ball taken at 80.5 overs
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MDKJ Perera 47, MVT Fernando 5, Ex 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 85.2 overs (512 balls), Extras 14
  • MDKJ Perera: 150 off 200 balls (12 x 4, 5 x 6)
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2347
Match days13,14,15,16 February 2019 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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