result
1st Test, Colombo (SSC), Jul 27 - 31 2006, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
(157.2 ov)169 & 434
756/5d
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 153 runs
Player Of The Match
374
mahela-jayawardene

That's it Sri Lanka win by an innings and 153 runs, they now lead the series 1-0. This is Sri Lanka's third test win against South Africa. Wonderful effort from Muralitharan to pick up 6 wickets in second innings and 10 wickets for the match.

Highlights of the match: It was a great effort from the Sri Lankan bowlers to skittle out South Africa for 169 on day 1, Fernando and Muralitharan picking up four wickets each. Then when Sri Lanka batted, a world record partnership of 624 runs between Sangakkara and Jayawardene settled the things for Sri Lanka, it was a wonderful display of batting by both the batsmen. Sangakkara scoring 287 and Jayawardene scoring 374, which made him the top scorer for Sri Lanka in the tests, surpassing Jayasuriya's 340. Sri Lanka had a lead of 587 runs. It was going to be tough for South Africa in the second innings, but they battled well to get the match to the fifth day. Rudolph, Hall, Prince and Boucher played well, but they could not hold on for a draw as Muralitharan struck and picked up 6 wickets to win by a big margin.

Now for the presentations: Jayasuriya presents a momento to Jayawardene and Mahanama presents a momento to Sangakkara for their record breaking partnership.

Jayawardene also receives an award for becoming the highest Test scorer for Sri Lanka, he also collects the Man of the Match.

That's it from here, thanks for being with us. I am Binoy George along with my colleagues signing off. It is bye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Please join us again for the second test starting on 4th of August.

Murali wraps it up for Sri Lanka, check out the Bulletin by Anand Vasu.

157.2
W
Malinga to Ntini, OUT

Malinga picks up the final wicket, it was short in length, Ntini going back instead of going front, misses it completely, the ball knocks back the stumps.

Makhaya Ntini b Malinga 16 (37m 32b 1x4 1x6) SR: 50
157.1
Malinga to Ntini, no run

full and swinging down leg, Jayawardene does well to stop it

Malinga comes on to bowl

end of over 1571 run
SA: 434/9CRR: 2.76 
Nicky Boje33 (130)
Makhaya Ntini16 (30)
Sanath Jayasuriya 34-8-76-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 64-11-131-6

Umpire Ashoka de Silva is on the field Umpiring as Benson has been sick today.

156.6
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

moves back and works to the on side

156.5
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and plays, lobs up to the off side, Dilshan flings himself to the left and takes it, another appeal for a catch turned down by Umpire Bowden

156.4
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends, off the pad to silly-point, appeal for a catch turned down

156.3
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

moves back and defends to short leg to a quicker delivery

156.2
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends on the track

156.1
1
Jayasuriya to Ntini, 1 run

down the leg side, played behind square leg to pick up a single

end of over 1561 run
SA: 433/9CRR: 2.77 
Nicky Boje33 (125)
Makhaya Ntini15 (29)
Muthiah Muralidaran 64-11-131-6
Sanath Jayasuriya 33-8-75-1
155.6
Murali to Boje, no run

left alone outside the off stump

155.5
Murali to Boje, no run

good ball the doosra tossed up on the off and middle, strikes the pad, appeal turned down, it looked close

155.4
Murali to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends to gully

155.3
Murali to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends to silly-point

155.2
1
Murali to Ntini, 1 run

spins in, Ntini goes for the big shot, mistimes it to the on side, quick single taken

155.1
Murali to Ntini, no run

comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

end of over 155Maiden
SA: 432/9CRR: 2.78 
Nicky Boje33 (121)
Makhaya Ntini14 (27)
Sanath Jayasuriya 33-8-75-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 63-11-130-6
154.6
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends down the track

154.5
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

pushes it back down the track

154.4
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

worked to the on side

154.3
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and pushes to the off side

154.2
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

comes forward and defends

154.1
Jayasuriya to Boje, no run

full toss driven straight into Dilshan at silly-point, looks to have hurt him

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