RESULT
2nd Test, Johannesburg, January 03 - 05, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
157 & 211
(T:67) 302 & 67/0

South Africa won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
127 & 31*
dean-elgar
Player Of The Series
253 runs
dean-elgar
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c †de Kock b Nortje23246006.25
Kusal Perera c Markram b Mulder606710111089.55
Lahiru Thirimanne c du Plessis b Mulder1730693056.66
Kusal Mendis c van der Dussen b Mulder044000.00
Minod Bhanuka c van der Dussen b Nortje510181050.00
Niroshan Dickwella c †de Kock b Nortje710161070.00
Dasun Shanaka c †de Kock b Nortje417270023.52
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c †de Kock b Sipamla29275850107.40
Dushmantha Chameera c †de Kock b Nortje2229454075.86
Vishwa Fernando not out 211170018.18
Asitha Fernando  b Nortje46111066.66
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL40.3 Ov (RR: 3.87)157
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 9.5 ov), 2-71 (Kusal Perera, 20.1 ov), 3-71 (Kusal Mendis, 20.5 ov), 4-80 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 22.5 ov), 5-84 (Minod Bhanuka, 23.6 ov), 6-93 (Niroshan Dickwella, 25.5 ov), 7-110 (Dasun Shanaka, 29.5 ov), 8-149 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 37.1 ov), 9-151 (Dushmantha Chameera, 38.3 ov), 10-157 (Asitha Fernando, 40.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lungi Ngidi1034404.40438000
Anrich Nortje14.315663.866611000
9.5 to FDM Karunaratne, rips off the glove and that's the breakthrough! Snorter and snortje! The short-of-length attack finally pays off, and it's Sri Lanka's captain who is extracted. Wasn't hitting the stumps, of course, but Nortje got his line right and Karunaratne couldn't withdraw his hands in time, de Kock gleefully accepting a looping offering. 19/1
23.6 to M Bhanuka, and it brings a wicket! Back of a length and some extra bounce, and Bhanuka decides to play at it. It gets big on him, takes the outside edge near the splice of the bat, and flies to first slip where RvdD takes an excellent catch. A nothing shot, if truth be told, and Bhanuka will be furious at himself to get out to the last ball of the session. 84/5
25.5 to N Dickwella, another difficult take but de Kock swallows it! Thick edge as Dickwella drove away from his body, and Quinny went soaring full length to his left to take the catch! May well have carried to first slip, but the captain takes responsibility, and SL slip further into trouble. 93/6
29.5 to MD Shanaka, gottim! Big booming drive without foot movement and he nicks behind... or does he? Shanaka reviews, though it seems more out of hope than expectation as UltraEdge quickly reveals a feather. Nortje has his fourth, and the smell of blood in his nostrils. 110/7
38.3 to PVD Chameera, gone this time! Nortje has five and lets out a broad grin! 89mph/143kph, short ball aimed at the badge of the helmet, and Chameera swats carelessly at it. He gets a decent edge on it, giving de Kock his fifth catch of the innings - four of them off Nortje. Sri Lanka nine down.. 151/9
40.3 to AM Fernando, tiiiiiimber! Six-for for Nortje. Asitha has realised that there's only so much point trying to survive when facing 90mph/145kph rockets, and swings the bat wildly once more, jumping towards the leg side. But Nortje fires in a yorker, and Asitha looks round to see middle stump out the ground, and leg stump angled towards square leg. Nortje leads the team off, with career-best figures of 6 for 56 to his name.. 157/10
Lutho Sipamla932713.00424000
37.1 to PWH de Silva, feathered behind, and Hasaranga falls straight after drinks! Length ball on fifth or sixth stump, and Hasaranga poked at it dozily, away from his body. He reviews, but UltraEdge confirms a spike, and de Kock took a straightforward catch behind the stumps. Sipamla gets his first, and Sri Lanka are deep in the mud. 149/8
Wiaan Mulder732533.57313000
20.1 to MDKJ Perera, gone this time! Perera's fun comes to an end. That's how to bowl to Perera. Mulder's pace, or lack thereof, means he can't just throw the bat and get away with it. Length ball, not enough room outside off to free his arms, and instead a thick edge on a half-formed drive finds Markram in the cordon. 71/2
20.5 to BKG Mendis, edged again, and gone this time! Mulder has two in the over! Perfect length again, with a hint of nibble away from the bat off the seam. Mendis' hands were harder this time, and it kissed the shoulder of the bat, looping up for a straightforward catch at first slip by RvdD. Almost squared him up. 71/3
22.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, edged, gone, and Mulder has three in no time! An innings to sum up Thirimanne's Test career. Slightly full of a length, angled across him as he looked to clip into the leg side, but a hint of nip away off the seam means it takes the edge. Faf takes a sharp low catch at second slip, and Thirimanne throws away a start, just before the interval, and just as he was starting to look set. 80/4
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Thirimanne b Chameera12716324122077.91
Aiden Markram c Mendis b AM Fernando521360023.80
Rassie van der Dussen c †Dickwella b Shanaka6712721312052.75
Faf du Plessis c †Dickwella b Shanaka815291053.33
Quinton de Kock (c)†c Mendis b MVT Fernando1020271050.00
Temba Bavuma lbw b MVT Fernando1930523063.33
Wiaan Mulder lbw b MVT Fernando717221041.17
Keshav Maharaj c †Dickwella b AM Fernando2890025.00
Anrich Nortje c Mendis b MVT Fernando1316232081.25
Lutho Sipamla c Shanaka b MVT Fernando519421026.31
Lungi Ngidi not out 1418353077.77
Extras(b 8, lb 14, w 3)25
TOTAL75.4 Ov (RR: 3.99)302
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Aiden Markram, 7.3 ov), 2-218 (Dean Elgar, 51.2 ov), 3-218 (Rassie van der Dussen, 52.3 ov), 4-235 (Faf du Plessis, 56.6 ov), 5-241 (Quinton de Kock, 57.6 ov), 6-257 (Wiaan Mulder, 63.2 ov), 7-262 (Keshav Maharaj, 64.6 ov), 8-276 (Temba Bavuma, 67.6 ov), 9-283 (Anrich Nortje, 69.3 ov), 10-302 (Lutho Sipamla, 75.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vishwa Fernando23.4010154.269916010
57.6 to Q de Kock, edged again, gone again! What is going on out there! South Africa have lost their grip in the last half an hour, as this time it's de Kock who is lured outside off on the full length. A hint of swing is his downfall, as he goes once again with hard hands, and scuffs a fat edge low to second slip!. 241/5
63.2 to PWA Mulder, struck on the full - given! Looked a touch leg side to me, though, and Mulder reviews Adrian Holdstock's decision. What does Hawk-Eye say? Umpire's call on impact, Mulder's a goner! That was so tight, I'm not sure of the exact margins employed, but definitely appeared to be outside the line of leg stump to the naked eye. But the decision stands, and Mulder walks off disappointed. 257/6
67.6 to T Bavuma, shoulders arms and that's salmon and trout! Bavuma is going to review this, but Vishwa has done him like a kipper here... Slippery in-ducker and Hawk-Eye has it smashing into middle and off! Temba blunders again, padding up to a straight one, and even the technology can't save him from this misjudgement. SL's quicks rampant. 276/8
69.3 to A Nortje, bagged at slip, Vishwa has four! Attacking line, and the ball straightens enough from round the wicket to clatter the outside edge and fly to second, where Mendis stays low to grab it at shoulder height! SL are lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it. 283/9
75.4 to L Sipamla, back of a length again, outside off, stabbed to gully, and VIshwa Fernando has his five-for! Hugely deserved, and smiles all round for Sri Lanka. They have clawed their way back from oblivion with a big two-hour stint. 302/10
Asitha Fernando1956123.218911010
7.3 to AK Markram, steered to slip and Asitha claims the breakthrough on debut! Extra bounce as the ball leaves him and Markram can only thick-edge a low catch to second! That'll perk up SL after a torrid day so far. 34/1
64.6 to KA Maharaj, gets him this time, Asitha rips out another! Beautiful line, curved like a scimitar and whipping wickedly through to Dickwella via the outside edge! Second wicket of an impressive debut for Asitha, who's brought some spunk to this attack. SA rocking a little on their heels here. 262/7
Dushmantha Chameera1415313.78629000
51.2 to D Elgar, edged, and straight into the hands of first slip! The drinks break strikes, and Elgar is gutted as he plods off ... his first false stroke of the morning, just in the channel outside off, wider on the stumps, and a hard-handed prod induced a lob off the edge, just pushing in front of his body for once. An opening!. 218/2
Dasun Shanaka1534222.80716010
52.3 to HE van der Dussen, huge appeal for a strangle down the leg side! Umpire Erasmus is unmoved, but Sri Lanka are up in unison! The decision has been reviewed - a big wipe into a pull to the leg-side delivery, if there was a noise, it can't have been anything but bat... or glove! Rassie is already walking!. 218/3
56.6 to F du Plessis, exceptional bowling! After unnerving Faf with the lifter one ball earlier, Shanaka probed that uncertainty on a fuller length with a hint of nibble off the pitch, and a skimming edge was scooped up by Dickwella! South Africa have lost their stranglehold since drinks!. 235/4
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva402305.75144000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c Mulder b Nortje10312821019080.46
Kusal Perera  b Ngidi17130014.28
Lahiru Thirimanne c †de Kock b Ngidi3157977054.38
Kusal Mendis c †de Kock b Ngidi019000.00
Minod Bhanuka c Maharaj b Nortje17170014.28
Niroshan Dickwella c Bavuma b Ngidi3668826052.94
Dasun Shanaka c Sipamla b Mulder824341033.33
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva  b Sipamla1632522050.00
Dushmantha Chameera c †de Kock b Sipamla01033000.00
Vishwa Fernando not out 17130014.28
Asitha Fernando  b Sipamla023000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)14
TOTAL56.5 Ov (RR: 3.71)211
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Kusal Perera, 2.2 ov), 2-86 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 22.6 ov), 3-92 (Kusal Mendis, 24.1 ov), 4-109 (Minod Bhanuka, 27.3 ov), 5-176 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 43.5 ov), 6-181 (Niroshan Dickwella, 44.3 ov), 7-190 (Dasun Shanaka, 50.5 ov), 8-209 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 54.5 ov), 9-210 (Dushmantha Chameera, 56.4 ov), 10-211 (Asitha Fernando, 56.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lungi Ngidi1554442.93749000
2.2 to MDKJ Perera, that's the money shot from Ngidi! Perfect line from round the wicket, impeccable seam position, zipping back off the deck, through the slenderest of gates as Perera throws his hands into a cramped drive, and plinking off the top of the leg bail! South Africa are up and running, and well, just as well there are no tickets to refund for day three onwards!. 1/1
22.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, gone, tickled down the leg side! A tame way to go, and that sums up Thirimanne's career, really... Nothing ball on the hip, maybe a bit of extra bounce, but he only succeeds in getting a touch of glove through to de Kock. Disappointment writ large for the tourists. SA are back in it. 86/2
24.1 to BKG Mendis, would you believe it, another strangle down leg! Flying catch by de Kock and Mendis goes first ball for a pair! Went straight off the face of the bat, on another day it flies for four - but this time the keeper was there, two-handed to his left, similar to his take in the first innings to get Dickwella. Mendis curses his luck as he slopes off. Meanwhile, Ngidi is on a hat-trick!. 92/3
44.3 to N Dickwella, oh Dickwella. Oh Dickwella. What have you done? Why do you do these things? He has looked in good touch this morning but this is a truly dreadful shot. Slightly full of a length from Ngidi, nipping away off the seam, and he has a half-hearted, ill-conceived swipe at it, with his weight all over the place. He was looking to go down the ground or over mid-on, but it skews up off the edge, and Bavuma gets round to take the catch at mid-off. Ngidi has his fourth, and South Africa are threatening to do this in a hurry.. 181/6
Anrich Nortje1926423.368110010
27.3 to M Bhanuka, goes for the pull ... and what a sensational take from Maharaj! It's a sharp delivery from Nortje, rising from just back of a length at 150kph, and slamming the top edge as Bhanuka is too late on the stroke. But there's a lot of work to do, running back at midwicket, where Maharaj flings himself full-length, clings on his fingertips, and from a promising platform, Sri Lanka are unravelling at pace!. 109/4
43.5 to FDM Karunaratne, skied up to square leg, and Mulder takes the catch! Oh Dimuth, what have you done? He's late on the shot, looking to pull a back-of-a-length ball, aimed into the body. The top edge loops up into the leg side, and Mulder hardly has to move to get underneath it. Nortje's extra pace makes the breakthrough, and Karunaratne has to go after a hard-earned ton. 176/5
Wiaan Mulder1335214.00599001
50.5 to MD Shanaka, chipped up, and gone! Another tame, tame dismissal. Good length on off stump, no great menace in the delivery, and Shanaka plays a shot that is neither one thing nor the other. He looks to attack it, but almost realises during the stroke that he's making a grave error. That means it ends up being a half-hearted lunge, and it loops up into the grateful hands of Sipamla at mid-on.. 190/7
Lutho Sipamla9.514034.06437001
54.5 to PWH de Silva, that's revolting! A fraction fuller, and a hideous hack off a full length. Sipamla knocks back the off and middle stumps, and Sri Lanka's series is nearly cooked. For the fourth time this morning, a disciplined innings ends with a donation of a wicket. Those hopes of a three-figure target are distant now. 209/8
56.4 to PVD Chameera, huge appeal! For the second time in as many overs, there's an apparent catch behind the wicket, but this time it's South Africa reviewing. Climbing off the seam once again, and yep, this time there's a clear spike as the ball passes bat. Sri Lanka are nine down. 210/9
56.5 to AM Fernando, perfection to finish the innings! Off stump line, nip off the seam, pace and aggression, pings past the outside edge of a not-very-well aligned batsman, and plucks out the off stump to wrap up an innings that promised much more first-thing this morning. 211/10
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 67 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aiden Markram not out 3653474067.92
Dean Elgar not out 31274750114.81
Extras0
TOTAL13.2 Ov (RR: 5.02)67
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vishwa Fernando402305.75143000
Asitha Fernando412005.00153000
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva2.201606.8552000
Dasun Shanaka31802.66141000
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MATCH DETAILS
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Dean Elgar
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Dean Elgar
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2401
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.10-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days3,4,5 January 2021 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Asitha Fernando
Asitha Fernando
Minod Bhanuka
Minod Bhanuka
Umpires
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
South Africa
Allahudien Paleker
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsSouth Africa 60, Sri Lanka 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 03 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 148/1 (Dean Elgar 92*, Rassie van der Dussen 40*, 37 ov)
Mon, 04 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 150/4 (Dimuth Karunaratne 91*, Niroshan Dickwella 18*, 39 ov)
Tue, 05 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 67/0 (13.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (FDM Karunaratne 20, N Dickwella 26, Ex 5)
  • FDM Karunaratne: 100 off 123 balls (19 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 190/7 in 50.5 overs (PWH de Silva 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 52.3 overs (316 balls), Extras 13
  • Over 55.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - AT Holdstock, Batsman - MVT Fernando (Upheld)
  • Over 56.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - PVD Chameera (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 211/10 in 56.5 overs (MVT Fernando 1)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Lunch: South Africa - 24/0 in 5.0 overs (AK Markram 16, D Elgar 8)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (AK Markram 29, D Elgar 22, Ex 0)