RESULT
2nd Test, Gqeberha, February 21 - 23, 2019, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
222 & 128
(T:197) 154 & 197/2

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
84*
kusal-mendis
Player Of The Series
224 runs
kusal-perera
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar  b MVT Fernando613241046.15
Aiden Markram lbw b Rajitha601161669051.72
Hashim Amla  b MVT Fernando012000.00
Temba Bavuma run out (Rajitha)025000.00
Faf du Plessis (c) b Karunaratne2560872041.66
Quinton de Kock  b de Silva868714912098.85
Wiaan Mulder lbw b Rajitha991420100.00
Keshav Maharaj c †Dickwella b Rajitha0511000.00
Kagiso Rabada c †Dickwella b de Silva2265862033.84
Dale Steyn not out 311150027.27
Duanne Olivier c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando034000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 4)11
TOTAL61.2 Ov (RR: 3.61, 286 Mts)222
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Dean Elgar, 5.3 ov), 2-15 (Hashim Amla, 5.4 ov), 3-15 (Temba Bavuma, 6.3 ov), 4-73 (Faf du Plessis, 26.5 ov), 5-130 (Aiden Markram, 37.2 ov), 6-145 (Wiaan Mulder, 39.6 ov), 7-157 (Keshav Maharaj, 41.6 ov), 8-216 (Quinton de Kock, 58.2 ov), 9-221 (Kagiso Rabada, 60.4 ov), 10-222 (Duanne Olivier, 61.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1323302.53593001
Vishwa Fernando18.226233.38727000
5.3 to D Elgar, Vishwa breaches the defences of Elgar, who is stunned. Vishwa ventures wide of the crease. After getting a few balls to swing away outside off, he gets this one to zip back in sharply and barge through Elgar's castle. Vishwa knocks over Elgar and the off stump. Elgar can't believe what has just happened. 15/1
5.4 to HM Amla, Vishwa now storms through the defences of Amla. Catch him if you can. He sets off on a celebratory sprint. Pitched further up and swings back in against the angle from over the wicket. Amla doesn't quite cover for the movement and the middle stump takes a beating. 15/2
61.2 to D Olivier, Vishwa, fittingly, wraps SA up for 222. Nice and full, angling in from round the wicket, tricks the No.11 into playing for the angle but it straightens late to kiss the outside edge on its way to Dickwella. 222/10
Kasun Rajitha1526734.466411003
37.2 to AK Markram, Rajitha provides SL with the breakthrough. Okay, wait, Markram chats with de Kock and opts to challenge the on-field out decision from umpire Dar. Length ball, nips back in, beats the inside edge and crashes into the back pad just above the knee-roll. No bat, but height may be the issue. The tracker returns umpire's call on off stump. That's a bail-trimmer, but enough to send Markram back. 130/5
39.6 to PWA Mulder, Rajitha brings another one back in, this one to Mulder and pins him in front. This looks adjacent and SA decide against a review. On a length and skids back in at off, Mulder falls over and doesn't get his bat in front of the pad. 145/6
41.6 to KA Maharaj, Rajitha is on fire! Good length, and just a bit of movement away, as it draws Maharaj forward to defend. Takes the outside edge, just kissing it along the way, and Dickwella dives forward and completes a smart catch. Now it's a race against time to see if de Kock can counter-attack enough with the three remaining wickets in hand. 157/7
Lasith Embuldeniya5.302604.72204000
Dimuth Karunaratne4.311212.66222000
26.5 to F du Plessis, WHAT A TWIST! Pitched full up, and du Plessis just missed that completely. Karunaratne jumps up and down, like someone who just won the lottery. It's a good ball, though...pitched right up, and crept under his blade as he looked to drive it straight back down the ground. That's just Karunaratne's second ever Test wicket, and what a time to do it!. 73/4
Dhananjaya de Silva501523.00191000
58.2 to Q de Kock, De Kock has missed a fairly straight ball from de Silva. This is a wicket from outta nowhere for Sri Lanka. De Kock hobbles off. Pushed through on middle from round the wicket, spins away just a wee bit de Kock stays leg-side of the ball, aims a booming drive... and misses it altogether. 216/8
60.4 to K Rabada, Sri Lanka think they have their man. Umpire Gould raises his finger right away. Rabada reviews, thinking he his bat has hit the ground and not the ball. 100ks dart outside off, Rabada jabs his bat down. Has he tickled it behind to Dickwella? Ultra Edge detects a spike as Rabada hastily brings his bat down to dig it out. Rabada has to go. Well done, umpire Gould. 221/9
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c †de Kock b Rabada1742474040.47
Lahiru Thirimanne c & b Olivier29631034046.03
Oshada Fernando  b Olivier0917000.00
Kusal Mendis c †de Kock b Olivier16152230106.66
Kasun Rajitha  b Rabada110200010.00
Kusal Perera c †de Kock b Rabada20152431133.33
Dhananjaya de Silva c †de Kock b Mulder1924434079.16
Niroshan Dickwella c Elgar b Rabada42365361116.66
Suranga Lakmal lbw b Maharaj714211050.00
Vishwa Fernando not out 00300-
Lasith Embuldeniya absent hurt------
Extras(lb 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL37.4 Ov (RR: 4.08, 181 Mts)154
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 11.4 ov), 2-34 (Oshada Fernando, 14.5 ov), 3-59 (Kusal Mendis, 18.6 ov), 4-64 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 22.2 ov), 5-66 (Kasun Rajitha, 23.5 ov), 6-97 (Kusal Perera, 27.1 ov), 7-128 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.3 ov), 8-154 (Suranga Lakmal, 36.6 ov), 9-154 (Niroshan Dickwella, 37.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn1023903.90457000
Kagiso Rabada12.433843.00605100
11.4 to FDM Karunaratne, GOT HIM! Came in from a good length with the angle, and then just seemed to move a little, as it took the outside edge as the batsman shaped to defend from the crease. Went through to de Kock off the outside edge. They check for the no-ball, and it is close, but just good enough, I reckon?. 25/1
23.5 to CAK Rajitha, Rabada knocks over the nightwatchman! Back of a length, angling in towards off stump, so Rajitha looks to cover up the angle. Instead, the ball seams away so very late to hit the top of off. That might have got a top-order batsman as well. Two wickets in two overs for SA. SL 66 for 6. 66/5
27.1 to MDKJ Perera, Rabada has Kusal nicking off for 20. SL six down and sinking. On a length, angling in towards off from round the wicket, then straightens away in the channel. Kusal spars at it and edges it behind to the keeper. Lightning doesn't strike twice. 97/6
37.4 to N Dickwella, short, and he moves across to the on side and tries to ramp it....just guides it high and towards Dean Elgar, who takes a good catch at point, running backwards and over his shoulder. 154/9
Duanne Olivier1016136.104111102
14.5 to BOP Fernando, CHOPPED ON! Length ball, but cutting back into him, and Fernando looks to play from the crease. It takes the inside edge and goes on to the stumps. Just hits the base of leg stump, so he is unlucky in a sense, but just reward for what has been a great spell from Olivier. He needed to adjust his length to a bit fuller, and has done it quite effectively. 34/2
18.6 to BKG Mendis, the extra ball comes in handy! This time the ball is on a length, just outside off, and Mendis can't help but have a poke at it, and it takes the top part of the bat on its way through to de Kock. Good bowling, and perseverance paying off for the hosts.. 59/3
22.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, Olivier takes an excellent return catch. He dives to his right from his followthrough and latches onto the ball. On a length and on middle, Olivier finds some extra bounce. The bat turns in Thirimanne's hands as he limply chips it right back. Thirimanne misses another opportunity. 64/4
Wiaan Mulder32612.00161000
32.3 to DM de Silva, Maiden Test wicket for Mulder. Dale Steyn is thrilled for the debutant. Perfectly pitched ball, catches de Silva on the crease. It leaves the batsman a wee bit and finds the outside edge which is snaffled by de Kock. 128/7
Keshav Maharaj20914.5071000
36.6 to RAS Lakmal, Maharaj fires in a quicker one from wide of the crease, and they have referred it after Ian Gould gives it out! Nothing wrong with the front foot, he plays it off the back foot, and there's no inside edge. Just down to tracking now...and it hits leg stump. Another one goes for Sri Lanka!. 154/8
South Africa 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aiden Markram c BOP Fernando b Rajitha1827423066.66
Dean Elgar c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando217210011.76
Hashim Amla c Mendis b de Silva32721113044.44
Temba Bavuma c †Dickwella b Rajitha625490024.00
Faf du Plessis (c)not out 50701177071.42
Quinton de Kock c & b Lakmal1760014.28
Wiaan Mulder c Mendis b de Silva58101062.50
Keshav Maharaj lbw b Lakmal617230035.29
Kagiso Rabada c Mendis b Lakmal089000.00
Dale Steyn c Thirimanne b de Silva045000.00
Duanne Olivier lbw b Lakmal613201046.15
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL44.3 Ov (RR: 2.87, 210 Mts)128
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dean Elgar, 5.2 ov), 2-31 (Aiden Markram, 9.6 ov), 3-51 (Temba Bavuma, 19.6 ov), 4-90 (Hashim Amla, 29.3 ov), 5-91 (Quinton de Kock, 30.4 ov), 6-100 (Wiaan Mulder, 33.3 ov), 7-113 (Keshav Maharaj, 38.4 ov), 8-115 (Kagiso Rabada, 40.3 ov), 9-116 (Dale Steyn, 41.2 ov), 10-128 (Duanne Olivier, 44.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal16.333942.36785000
30.4 to Q de Kock, what have you done here, QdK! Length ball again, angles across him, and he shapes to play this on the onside, but the ball sticks in the surface and takes the outside edge as he tries to close the face of the bat from a side-on stance. The ball carries back to Lakmal, who catches this one gleefully. Apt reward for the senior Sri Lanka seamer, who bowled very well without ample returns even yesterday. What a wicket to take on the stroke of tea for Sri Lanka!. 91/5
38.4 to KA Maharaj, Lakmal brings another one back into Maharaj and traps him. Maharaj chats with his captain and decides against a review. Fuller than a good length and skids back in to ping the front pad as Maharaj plays around it and is struck in front of off. Coach Ottis Gibson has his face in his hands. 113/7
40.3 to K Rabada, Lakmal hits an in-between length and gets it to swerve away outside off. Lakmal squares up Rabada. He prods at it and edges it to Kusal Mendis to second slip. 115/8
44.3 to D Olivier, Another nip-backer from Lakmal. Full and moves back in to hit the front pad on the knee-roll as the No.11 plays around his front pad. No inside edge involved, the tracker returns umpire's call on leg stump. 128/10
Vishwa Fernando1013213.20393000
5.2 to D Elgar, that's the breakthrough! Just as lunch is called, Vishwa Fernando picks up his fifth for this Test. Good length, in that channel just outside off, and it straightens after pitching, with Elgar looking to defend with the incoming angle from over the wicket. Takes a feather edge through to Dickwella, and Vishwa is cock-a-hoop! Excellent bowling, and crucial breakthrough that will make lunch a whole lot more palatable in the Lankan dressing room. 10/1
Kasun Rajitha712022.85333000
9.6 to AK Markram, GONE! How did he give his wicket away? It was a full ball, on his pads, and he was looking to whip it away on the on side, but just failed to keep it down. Oshada Fernando dives away to his right at short midwicket and emerges with the ball in his hands. Top catch!. 31/2
19.6 to T Bavuma, what a good ball! Length, and just outside off stump, and drew a tentative poke forward from Bavuma. Got a healthy nick, and Dickwella does well to move to his right and take a good, low catch. Rajitha pumps his fists. Sri Lanka keep snapping away with the wickets.... 51/3
Dhananjaya de Silva1113633.27454001
29.3 to HM Amla, Mendis takes this one! Big wicket this! Hashim Amla plays for the turn to a fuller ball that was pitched on off stump. Didn't turn, took the outside edge, and Kusal Mendis at first slip makes no mistake this time. An important breakthrough for the Lankans. 90/4
33.3 to PWA Mulder, The drift gets Mulder and leaves SA six down. Tossed up full, angling in at off stump, then drifts away. Mulder plants his front leg, jabs with hard hands, and edges it to first slip. SA have slid either side of the tea break. 100/6
41.2 to DW Steyn, SA's procession continues. Thirimanne dives away to his right and snaffles a sharp catch. Tossed up and spins in on middle, Steyn plays a long way in front of his body and jabs a catch to short leg. 116/9
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 197 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c †de Kock b Olivier1931443061.29
Lahiru Thirimanne c †de Kock b Rabada1027391037.03
Oshada Fernando not out 7510615310270.75
Kusal Mendis not out 8411014813076.36
Extras(b 4, lb 5)9
TOTAL45.4 Ov (RR: 4.31, 193 Mts)197/2
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 9.2 ov), 2-34 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 10.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn803804.75337000
Kagiso Rabada1525313.53658000
9.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, got the edge this time! Similar ball to the last one, started just outside off, and held its line at good pace. Thirimanne held his bat out tentatively...it took the edge, and de Kock did the rest. Vital breakthrough for the South Africans. 32/1
Duanne Olivier1224613.83486000
10.1 to FDM Karunaratne, length, angles across him, and he has nicked this through! This went at 135kph, and more than the pace it was the angle. Karunaratne gets sucked into going forward, and the natural angle away from him takes a feather edge through to de Kock. Karunaratne was looking solid. This could send some shock waves through the dressing room. 34/2
Wiaan Mulder41601.50211000
Keshav Maharaj6.404506.75225200
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MATCH DETAILS
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kusal Mendis
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Kusal Perera
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2348
Match days21,22,23 February 2019 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Wiaan Mulder
Wiaan Mulder
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
England
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
England
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 21 Feb - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 60/3 (Lahiru Thirimanne 25*, Kasun Rajitha 0*, 20 ov)
Fri, 22 Feb - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 60/2 (Oshada Fernando 17*, Kusal Mendis 10*, 16 ov)
Sat, 23 Feb - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 197/2 (45.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (BOP Fernando 30, BKG Mendis 21, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 5
  • BKG Mendis: 50 off 52 balls (9 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 133/2 in 31.0 overs (BOP Fernando 46, BKG Mendis 53)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (BOP Fernando 45, BKG Mendis 54, Ex 1)
  • BOP Fernando: 50 off 69 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 5
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 199 balls (BOP Fernando 65, BKG Mendis 82, Ex 5)
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