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RESULT
1st Test, Colombo (SSC), July 27 - 31, 2006, South Africa tour of Sri Lanka
169 & 434
756/5d

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 153 runs

Player Of The Match
374
mahela-jayawardene
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Herschelle Gibbs  b Fernando1941723046.34
Andrew Hall  b Fernando1731503054.83
Jacques Rudolph c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof2952725055.76
Hashim Amla st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralidaran1964960029.68
Ashwell Prince (c)c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof11516006.66
AB de Villiers c Kapugedera b Muralidaran6572978090.27
Mark Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralidaran49200044.44
Nicky Boje lbw b Muralidaran510161050.00
Andre Nel lbw b Fernando026000.00
Dale Steyn  b Fernando012000.00
Makhaya Ntini not out 0521000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6)10
TOTAL50.2 Ov (RR: 3.35, 238 Mts)169
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Andrew Hall, 9.6 ov), 2-45 (Herschelle Gibbs, 13.6 ov), 3-78 (Jacques Rudolph, 25.2 ov), 4-80 (Ashwell Prince, 29.4 ov), 5-112 (Hashim Amla, 36.6 ov), 6-128 (Mark Boucher, 40.6 ov), 7-148 (Nicky Boje, 44.5 ov), 8-151 (Andre Nel, 45.5 ov), 9-151 (Dale Steyn, 45.6 ov), 10-169 (AB de Villiers, 50.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga1023803.80415000
Farveez Maharoof913223.55425000
25.2 to JA Rudolph, Maharoof strikes after lunch, a good breakthrough for Sri Lanka, it was outside the off stump, Rudolph bit lazy with the drive through the off side, gets the edge through to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the wicket, who takes the catch at a comfortable height.. 78/3
29.4 to AG Prince, another wonderful delivery from Maharoof, moves away after pitching, Prince looking to drive through the off side, he was not fully in position to drive, gets the edge through to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the wicket, who takes another easy catch.. 80/4
Dilhara Fernando1324843.69576000
9.6 to AJ Hall, bowled him! excellent delivery on the length, nips back in from outside the off stump, Hall on the front foot looks to drive through the off side, gets the inside edge and strikes the middle stump, first strike for Sri Lanka and Fernando.. 32/1
13.6 to HH Gibbs, Fernando strikes again! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and once again the ball nipped back in late, Gibbs is caught on the wrong foot and in the end it was a nothing shot, leaves a yawing gap between bat and pad through which comes the dreadful sound of timber breaking. 45/2
45.5 to A Nel, Another nail goes in! slightly short and coming in with the angle, too good a delivery for Nel, he fails to get bat on ball and is caught plumb in front of the stumps.. 151/8
45.6 to DW Steyn, Dale Steyn goes for a duck! good length delivery, again the one that nips back in, Steyn was clueless, shoulders arms and the ball crashes into the off stump - as easy as it gets. 151/9
Muthiah Muralidaran18.264142.23824000
36.6 to HM Amla, lovely delivery tossed up, the doosra, Amla reads it wrong, comes down the track and looks to drive through the on side, beats his bat, Prasanna Jayawardene fumbles the ball slightly and then removes the bails, Amla was a long way off the crease to get back.. 112/5
40.6 to MV Boucher, nicely flighted delivery on the stumps, Boucher goes for the sweep and is beaten comprehensively, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards short fine leg. Jayasuriya there moves across quickly to his left and nicely settles under it - South Africa six down. 128/6
44.5 to N Boje, Murali strikes and once again it's the doosra that gets him a wicket. Tossed up on the middle and off stump line, ball grips the surface and turn back in, by the time Boje realised that the ball was turning back in it was too late, impact was bit high but umpire Benson had no hesitation in raising his finger - South Africa seven down. 148/7
50.2 to AB de Villiers, all over! done and dusted in 50.2 overs - flatter trajectory, a genuine off-break, de Villiers comes down the track and lofts it away in the air towards deep midwicket, more of a chip shot than a full blooded hoick, Kapugedera in the deep makes no mistake. 169/10
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Upul Tharanga c †Boucher b Steyn710191070.00
Sanath Jayasuriya lbw b Steyn4670066.66
Kumar Sangakkara c †Boucher b Hall28745767535062.80
Mahela Jayawardene (c) b Nel37457275243165.38
Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Steyn4567836067.16
Chamara Kapugedera not out 17140014.28
Extras(b 17, lb 5, nb 8, w 8)38
TOTAL185.1 Ov (RR: 4.08, 782 Mts)756/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (Upul Tharanga, 3.3 ov), 3-638 (Kumar Sangakkara, 160.3 ov), 4-751 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 182.1 ov), 5-756 (Mahela Jayawardene, 185.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini3139703.1212710001
Dale Steyn26112934.9610116026
1.3 to ST Jayasuriya, It was fast and quick on the leg stump, going straight on, Jayasuriya looking to play to the on side, misses the line off the ball and gets hit on the pad in line with the leg stump, loud appeal from everybody close in, Umpire Benson lifts his finger. That's a big wicket. 6/1
3.3 to WU Tharanga, Steyn strikes again, short down the leg side, it was bit closer to the body, Tharanga looking to pull, gets a glove to it, goes straight into the gloves of Boucher, who takes it gleefully. Sri Lanka are two down for 15.. 14/2
182.1 to TM Dilshan, Steyn picks up his third wicket, length delivery pitched on the off stump and going straight on, Dilshan looking to work through the on side, misses the line, strikes him on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Bowden.. 751/4
Andre Nel25.1211414.529614011
185.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, Jayawardene goes for 374, the ball keeps low, a length delivery nips back in sharply, Jayawardene looking to defend on the back foot is beaten by the lack of bounce and the stumps are re-arranged. Nel is happy with the break-through.. 756/5
Andrew Hall2529913.969613000
160.3 to KC Sangakkara, Hall strikes! a wonderful knock from Sangakkara comes to an end, the ball pitches outside the off stump and moves away, hint of reverse swing, Sangakkara goes for the drive, gets the edge to Boucher behind the wicket, who takes the catch.. 638/3
Nicky Boje65522103.4026725000
Jacques Rudolph704506.42144100
Ashwell Prince20703.5091010
AB de Villiers402205.50112000
South Africa 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jacques Rudolph c Kapugedera b Fernando9018220613049.45
Andrew Hall lbw b Muralidaran641772637036.15
Hashim Amla lbw b Fernando214160014.28
Ashwell Prince (c)c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran611822114033.51
AB de Villiers lbw b Muralidaran2438673063.15
Mark Boucher c & b Jayasuriya8516023210053.12
Herschelle Gibbs c & b Muralidaran1832483056.25
Nicky Boje not out 331301392025.38
Andre Nel  b Muralidaran089000.00
Dale Steyn  b Muralidaran49111044.44
Makhaya Ntini  b Malinga1632371150.00
Extras(b 11, lb 4, nb 20, w 2)37
TOTAL157.2 Ov (RR: 2.75, 624 Mts)434
Fall of wickets: 1-165 (Jacques Rudolph, 51.6 ov), 2-171 (Hashim Amla, 55.5 ov), 3-185 (Andrew Hall, 64.5 ov), 4-234 (AB de Villiers, 83.2 ov), 5-312 (Ashwell Prince, 106.6 ov), 6-350 (Herschelle Gibbs, 118.4 ov), 7-401 (Mark Boucher, 138.6 ov), 8-404 (Andre Nel, 141.5 ov), 9-412 (Dale Steyn, 145.3 ov), 10-434 (Makhaya Ntini, 157.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Malinga16.208515.206612017
157.2 to M Ntini, 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.. 434/10
Farveez Maharoof1534803.20736015
Dilhara Fernando2466922.871127008
51.6 to JA Rudolph, first strike for Sri Lanka, taken by Kapugedera low down, length delivery pitched outside the off stump and moves away slightly, enough to get the edge off the bat through to second slip. Rudolph looking to drive through the off side, gets the edge.. 165/1
55.5 to HM Amla, got him, it was full and reversing in, Amla looking to play through the on side, misses it completely, strikes the pad low down in line with the stumps, a loud appeal, given by Umpire Benson. 171/2
Muthiah Muralidaran641113162.043019000
64.5 to AJ Hall, quicker delivery, flat - pitched close to the off stump line and turning in sharply, Hall pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, beaten by the extra pace and the sharp turn there - umpire Bowden does a Bucknor and after a long delay the crooked finger comes up.. 185/3
83.2 to AB de Villiers, Murali picks up his second wicket, tossed up right on the middle stump, too full to sweep, misses it completely, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, Umpire Benson raises his finger immediately.. 234/4
106.6 to AG Prince, Muralitharan picks up his third wicket, good ball tossed up outside the off stump, Prince plays forward, spins away slightly, the ball takes the edge to Jayawardene at first slip who takes the catch low to his right, that was a good catch.. 312/5
118.4 to HH Gibbs, GIbbs done in by a full toss, tossed right up, Gibbs plays it early and lobs back the ball to Murali who accepts it gleefully. Murali picks up his fourth wicket.. 350/6
141.5 to A Nel, Murali picks up his 5th wicket, excellent delivery spins in from outside the off stump, Nel playing from the crease pushes at the ball, goes through and strikes the stumps.. 404/8
145.3 to DW Steyn, tossed up outside the off stump, Steyn comes down the track and misses it completely, the ball clips the bail on the leg and middle stump. Murali picks up his 6th wicket. 412/9
Tillakaratne Dilshan411002.50171000
Sanath Jayasuriya3487612.231669100
138.6 to MV Boucher, tossed up outside the off stump, Boucher looking to drive through the on side, spoons the ball back to Jayasuriya who accepts hit with both hands.. 401/7
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MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2006
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1810
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days27,28,29,30,31 July 2006 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
England
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 128/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 59*, Mahela Jayawardene 55*, 26 ov)
Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 485/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 229*, Mahela Jayawardene 224*, 112 ov)
Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 43/0 (Jacques Rudolph 24*, Andrew Hall 13*, 15 ov)
Sun, 30 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 311/4 (Ashwell Prince 60*, Mark Boucher 38*, 105 ov)
Mon, 31 Jul - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 434 (157.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Umpire EAR de Silva stood in place of the indisposed MR Benson at the start of the 5th day
  • MV Boucher: 50 off 99 balls (7 x 4)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 118.3 overs (733 balls), Extras 35
  • Drinks: South Africa - 350/6 in 118.4 overs (MV Boucher 56)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 392/6 in 135.0 overs (MV Boucher 80, N Boje 18)
  • South Africa: 400 runs in 137.6 overs (850 balls), Extras 35
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (MV Boucher 29, N Boje 21, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 431/9 in 153.0 overs (N Boje 32, M Ntini 14)
  • Test Match Commentator: Binoy George
  • Test Match Scorers: Sajan Nair and Raju
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