RESULT
2nd Test, Durban, December 26 - 29, 2011, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
338 & 279
(T:450) 168 & 241

Sri Lanka won by 208 runs

Player Of The Match
30, 4/49 & 5/79
rangana-herath
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana c †Boucher b de Lange1229381041.37
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)c Morkel b Imran Tahir47691016068.11
Kumar Sangakkara c †Boucher b de Lange037000.00
Mahela Jayawardene  b Morkel3158813153.44
Thilan Samaraweera c Prince b de Lange10226935611037.91
Angelo Mathews c & b de Lange3051665058.82
Dinesh Chandimal c †Boucher b Morkel58861417067.44
Thisara Perera c Amla b de Lange1228352042.85
Rangana Herath c †Boucher b de Lange3054734055.55
Chanaka Welegedara c Amla b de Lange2440050.00
Dilhara Fernando not out 056000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 6)14
TOTAL108.2 Ov (RR: 3.12)338
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 8.6 ov), 2-47 (Kumar Sangakkara, 10.2 ov), 3-84 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 23.3 ov), 4-117 (Mahela Jayawardene, 29.3 ov), 5-162 (Angelo Mathews, 44.3 ov), 6-273 (Dinesh Chandimal, 81.3 ov), 7-289 (Thisara Perera, 89.3 ov), 8-335 (Rangana Herath, 106.1 ov), 9-337 (Chanaka Welegedara, 106.5 ov), 10-338 (Thilan Samaraweera, 108.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn2356302.731108000
Morne Morkel2136122.90987004
29.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, the off stump is pegged back! Morkel bends the ball back in off the pitch, Jayawardene tires to work it straighter and plays down the wrong line, big gap between pad and bat and the off stump is pushed back, Jayawardene waits to see if the bowler overstepped, all well for the bowler. 117/4
81.3 to LD Chandimal, against the run of play! Chandimal has himself to blame for that, Morkel bowled it as wide as he could outside off and Chandimal somehow fell for the trap, stood at the crease and reached out as far as he could, thin edge and he was gone. 273/6
Marchant de Lange23.238173.4710211000
8.6 to NT Paranavitana, that's his debut wicket! He gets him to come forward to a fuller delivery outside off, Tharanga can't resist the drive, gets a thick outside edge to Boucher, no need to confirm that with the umpire, set him up nicely after bowling a series of short deliveries. 35/1
10.2 to KC Sangakkara, and he's got another left-hander! Marchant is on a roll, bowled in the channel just outside the off stump and Sangakkara had no option but to play at it, poked his bat out and the thin edge flew to Boucher, credit to the bowler for that one. 47/2
44.3 to AD Mathews, he just plucked that from nowhere! de Lange can't believe what he's pulled off, he fires in a reverse swinging full toss, Mathews pushes at the ball off the toe of the bat and spoons it quickly to the bowler's right, de Lange gets his right hand out and it sticks. 162/5
89.3 to NLTC Perera, I don't understand this but why didn't Samaraweera farm the strike in the last over? A shaky Perera fends off a short delivery on the body but ends up lobbing it towards Amla at backward short-leg. 289/7
106.1 to HMRKB Herath, And de Lange carries on with the tradition this year of debutants taking five-wicket hauls! Comes round the wicket and bangs it in short, Herath tries to club it to the on side but skies the pull, Boucher runs forward and takes it easily. 335/8
106.5 to UWMBCA Welegedara, Wicket No.6 is a brute of a delivery! Too much for any batsman, let alone a tailender, rising on the body and heading towards the helmet, he takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to fend it, lobs off the shoulder of the bat and lobs to Amla at short leg. 337/9
108.2 to TT Samaraweera, would you believe it he's holed out to deep cover! The field is spread out to give him the single, makes room and de Lange pitched it fuller, scoops it straight to Prince in the deep, timed it too well and its the best bowling figures by a debutant in 2011. 338/10
Imran Tahir32310113.1513812102
23.3 to TM Dilshan, how unnecessary was that? Tahir gets a wicket off his worst ball of the morning, full toss down the leg side, Dilshan got down on his knee and tried to slog it over fine leg but ended up finding Morkel a few yards in front of the rope, he could have placed that down to square leg or somewhere else. 84/3
Jacques Kallis912402.66401000
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c †Chandimal b Welegedara1538362039.47
Jacques Rudolph c Welegedara b Perera713281053.84
Hashim Amla c †Chandimal b Welegedara548312910065.06
Jacques Kallis c Jayawardene b Welegedara037000.00
AB de Villiers c Jayawardene b Welegedara25791033031.64
Ashwell Prince c Jayawardene b Herath1124411045.83
Mark Boucher c Dilshan b Herath314200021.42
Dale Steyn not out 2936622280.55
Morne Morkel  b Herath053000.00
Imran Tahir st †Chandimal b Herath1119250157.89
Marchant de Lange c †Chandimal b Welegedara917212052.94
Extras(nb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL54.4 Ov (RR: 3.07)168
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Jacques Rudolph, 7.2 ov), 2-27 (Graeme Smith, 8.6 ov), 3-27 (Jacques Kallis, 10.3 ov), 4-103 (AB de Villiers, 34.5 ov), 5-106 (Hashim Amla, 36.3 ov), 6-118 (Mark Boucher, 41.1 ov), 7-119 (Ashwell Prince, 43.1 ov), 8-119 (Morne Morkel, 43.6 ov), 9-145 (Imran Tahir, 49.3 ov), 10-168 (Marchant de Lange, 54.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chanaka Welegedara16.435253.12776003
8.6 to GC Smith, edged and taken. Very poor from Smith who pushes at a length ball outside off stump. The feet went nowhere. It's a big edge and a smart catch from the keeper on debut diving away to his left hand side.. 27/2
10.3 to JH Kallis, goodness another one goes. It's a cracker across the righter hander, Kallis is forced to play and gets a thick edge right into the gut of second slip. A simple chance easily pouched. 27/3
34.5 to AB de Villiers, but the plan works. De Villiers chases a wide half volley and nicks it to second slip. It was so wide and de Villiers had to stretch so far across to reach it presenting a simple chance to the fielder. 103/4
36.3 to HM Amla, and now Sri Lanka take control. A length ball outside off stump and for once Amla's lack of foot movement costs him dear. The bat away from the body, he's beaten on the inside edge and there's a tickle through to the keeper. I think Amla was late on it.. 106/5
54.4 to M de Lange, Welegedara gets five! Too good for the tailender, he was completely squared up on the off stump, tried to open the face of the bat to steer it but it took the thin edge to the keeper. 168/10
Thisara Perera932713.00435000
7.2 to JA Rudolph, oh gone! It's an awful dismissal. A poor ball, short on leg stump, Rudolph pulls it around the around the corner but can't keep it down. A very sharp grab by the fielder at long leg, diving forward, taken down low.. 22/1
Tillakaratne Dilshan11000.0060000
Rangana Herath2074942.45983300
41.1 to MV Boucher, oh lovely cricket. Turn away from the Boucher poke and a simple catch to Dilshan in the gully. A ball on a lovely length had Boucher groping forward and the turn did him.. 118/6
43.1 to AG Prince, oh dear the reverse sweep produces an edge to slip. He got down low and missed the turning ball, it comes off the back pad as he's on the ground and the ball flicks the back of the bat en route to slip.. 119/7
43.6 to M Morkel, ho ho! And another. Morkel goes back and gets an inside edge between his legs onto his stumps. Turn into the left hander, he was trying to play very late but the turn took the edge past his back leg and the ball is into the base of off stump. 119/8
49.3 to Imran Tahir, appeal for a stumping! After getting hit for a big six, Herath comes back by beating him in flight outside off, drew him forward to defend, he tries to drag his back foot back but Chandimal is too quick for him, third umpire confirms it, Tahir has to go. 145/9
Angelo Mathews201105.5082010
Dilhara Fernando602904.83245000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tharanga Paranavitana c Prince b Morkel922362040.90
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)c Smith b Steyn43610133.33
Kumar Sangakkara c Smith b Imran Tahir10819028913056.84
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b de Lange1427412051.85
Thilan Samaraweera  b Imran Tahir4364955067.18
Angelo Mathews c †Boucher b Steyn3680050.00
Dinesh Chandimal c †Boucher b Steyn5492927058.69
Thisara Perera c Kallis b Steyn1217231070.58
Rangana Herath not out 831480025.80
Chanaka Welegedara c Amla b Steyn1071420142.85
Dilhara Fernando c Prince b Morkel313130023.07
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)11
TOTAL78.2 Ov (RR: 3.56, 344 Mts)279
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.3 ov), 2-20 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 8.1 ov), 3-44 (Mahela Jayawardene, 16.4 ov), 4-138 (Thilan Samaraweera, 38.1 ov), 5-141 (Angelo Mathews, 39.5 ov), 6-245 (Dinesh Chandimal, 66.5 ov), 7-245 (Kumar Sangakkara, 67.1 ov), 8-262 (Thisara Perera, 71.6 ov), 9-276 (Chanaka Welegedara, 75.3 ov), 10-279 (Dilhara Fernando, 78.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel18.244622.50896000
8.1 to NT Paranavitana, Morkel's deserved that! He persists with that good length outside the off stump shaping away from the left-hander, Tharanga tries to angle that past the packed slip cordon but couldn't keep it down, Prince judges it well at 4th slip falling to his left, importantly Morkel didn't overstep!. 20/2
78.2 to CRD Fernando, Morkel has a wicket, and it is a good tail-ender's wicket. Short ball, aimed at the chest and angling in. Dilhara was on survival-first mode, staying back and holding the bat in front of the body. The ball duly thudded into the limp blade and popped up to gully.. 279/10
Dale Steyn2037353.658510000
1.3 to TM Dilshan, a pumped up Steyn picks up his first wicket! Dilshan won't feel too proud of that, good length ball which rises a fraction, seams away and Dilshan follows it, doesn't get across enough and the tame edge goes straight to first slip. 4/1
39.5 to AD Mathews, that was totally unnecessary and South Africa gleefully accept this gift! It was really short and wide outside off and Mathews decided to pull this one, clear edge and very straightforward for Boucher, he was better off either upper cutting over slip or just leaving it alone. 141/5
66.5 to LD Chandimal, got him now. Much better from Steyn. A teasing line just outside the off stump, Chandimal didn't really go anywhere with the feet and got a touch squared up. It was a thin edge and Boucher took it tumbling down to his right. 245/6
71.6 to NLTC Perera, gone. Thisara was looking to make as many as possible while he lasted, but Steyn's nipped him out. 132 kph, in the slot just outside off, and not much sideways movement from a length short of drivable. The dismissal came about mostly due to Thisara's indiscreet driving. Again, the front foot didn't come across and he got a healthy toe-end edge as he threw his hands at it. Was looking to tonk it over point rather than drive. The ball was hurtling at pace past Kallis at second slip, but he reacted superbly to grab with both hands as he tumbled to his right.. 262/8
75.3 to UWMBCA Welegedara, Steyn has five! Chanaka again backs away and looks to swipe, this time Steyn followed him and left him with no room. Chanaka still heaved in hope, but ended up forcing it off the inner half of the blade to square leg. SL are nine down.. 276/9
Marchant de Lange1324513.46514011
16.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, we have a review here. Jayawardene was padding up to a delivery that came in, always risky, it landed just back of a length and hit him above the knee roll just in line with the stumps, he was given out and he reviewed it, replays showed that it was hitting the top of the stumps, only just, but the third umpire was convinced. 44/3
Jacques Kallis1114303.90466000
Imran Tahir1616424.00637001
38.1 to TT Samaraweera, there's the breakthrough. A slider that Samaraweera doesn't pick, he's late on it playing back and gets an edge into his pad and onto his off stump. 138/4
67.1 to KC Sangakkara, but here's another one. Sangakkara tries to go over the top down the ground and gets it off the toe of the bat straight to Graeme Smith at deeper mid on. 245/7
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 450 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jacques Rudolph c Jayawardene b Perera22651083033.84
Graeme Smith (c)c Jayawardene b Fernando2637411070.27
Hashim Amla run out (Welegedara/†Chandimal)5181997062.96
Jacques Kallis c Paranavitana b Herath0717000.00
Ashwell Prince c Paranavitana b Fernando724410029.16
AB de Villiers lbw b Herath691412046148.93
Mark Boucher lbw b Herath734430020.58
Dale Steyn lbw b Herath431251537034.40
Morne Morkel lbw b Dilshan510110050.00
Imran Tahir not out 00400-
Marchant de Lange  b Herath021000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)11
TOTAL87.3 Ov (RR: 2.75)241
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Graeme Smith, 9.5 ov), 2-88 (Jacques Rudolph, 26.4 ov), 3-97 (Jacques Kallis, 29.5 ov), 4-106 (Hashim Amla, 33.2 ov), 5-116 (Ashwell Prince, 38.3 ov), 6-133 (Mark Boucher, 49.3 ov), 7-232 (AB de Villiers, 83.4 ov), 8-241 (Morne Morkel, 86.6 ov), 9-241 (Dale Steyn, 87.1 ov), 10-241 (Marchant de Lange, 87.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chanaka Welegedara1653302.06834010
Thisara Perera1304813.69567000
26.4 to JA Rudolph, got him! Poor stroke from Rudolph. A length ball wide of off stump, absolutely no need to play whatsoever but he's chased it, drunk on emotional thoughts of a big match-winning hundred, and got a thick outside edge. A very good catch at second slip diving high to his left to take with both hands. 88/2
Dilhara Fernando1332922.23621021
9.5 to GC Smith, Smoking guns! Dilhara has blasted the captain out! What a huge breach, this. Dilhara thumped that in short of a length and got it to take off on Smith, who was hopping on the crease to ride the bounce and fend it. No luck, the ball went higher than he thought and kissed the shoulder of the bat as he leaped and jabbed. It looped low in front of Mahela at second slip. Well taken, tumbling in front. Smith has a look of resignation as he walks back. That ball had his name on it.. 37/1
38.3 to AG Prince, Dilhara bumps out Prince! Pure brutality. Prince walks out looking helpless and desolate. Almost a replay of the Smith dismissal. Short ball thudded down short of a length and rearing up. It jumps up extra thanks to the shoulder Dilhara put into it. Even the tall Smith couldn't climb atop Dilhara's extra bounce. The short Prince had no chance. Fends it off the back foot and it pops into first slip's hands.. 116/5
Tillakaratne Dilshan1123513.18454000
86.6 to M Morkel, Morkel's gone. Given lbw. He wanted to review it, but South Africa are out of reviews. Tossed up on off stump, he wanders across to the off side and heaves again, but the ball was too full for him to get under. It went under the bat and hit him on the back thigh as he kneeled down to slog. Hit in front of off, crashing into middle. Kettleborough got this one dead right.. 241/8
Rangana Herath30.377952.591427100
29.5 to JH Kallis, Kallis sweeps and a catch pops up to short leg, the Sri Lankans are convinced, not out given, but referred. The replay shows a definite top edge onto the helmet before it loops up to the fielder. This is out...decision changed, Kallis gone for nought. 97/3
49.3 to MV Boucher, Caught on the crease now! Davies gives Bouch out and he reviews it. I think he's a goner. Flighted on middle and leg, and straightening down the line as Boucher presses forward. It wasn't a huge lunge, and the ball hit him on the shin. HawkEye says it was crashing into middle and leg. Gone!. 133/6
83.4 to AB de Villiers, Given out lbw, AB reviews it. His first reaction suggested he knew he was in trouble as soon as he was hit on the pad. He plays back to a ball that skids on with the angle. It lands outside off and hits the pad first before hitting the bat. Hits him in front of middle and off, and thudding into the furniture. Three red lights, and AB is gone. Sri Lanka will breathe a silent sigh of relief. Good stand that, was worth 99.. 232/7
87.1 to DW Steyn, and another one bites the dust. Steyn's resistance is over. Just seemed to misread the lack of spin on this new ball - that can happen after batting for so long against an old one that was twirling around madly. He was playing down the wrong line as Herath slid this in, and by the time Steyn's bat came through to the left, the ball hit the pad in front of the stumps.. 241/9
87.3 to M de Lange, Superb scenes to sign off international cricket for 2011! Sri Lanka have won in South Africa at long last, and they are cock-a-hoop! Tossed up on the stumps and it goes straight through past de Lange's limp slog to the leg side. Stumps are disturbed by the ball, and then grabbed out by exuberant Sri Lankans. They join in a huddle in the middle. Swampy Marsh trots out with barely concealed glee on his face. A proud moment for each member in that team - they all played a part in this win.. 241/10
Angelo Mathews30903.00121000
Thilan Samaraweera10101.0050000
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MATCH DETAILS
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Rangana Herath
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2026
Hours of play (local time)9.30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2011 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal
Marchant de Lange
Marchant de Lange
Umpires
England
Richard Kettleborough
Australia
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 289/7 (Thilan Samaraweera 86*, 89.3 ov)
Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 7/1 (Tharanga Paranavitana 0*, Kumar Sangakkara 3*, 2.1 ov)
Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 256/7 (Thisara Perera 6*, Rangana Herath 5*, 70.3 ov)
Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 241 (87.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 279/10 in 78.2 overs (HMRKB Herath 8)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Drinks: South Africa - 49/1 in 13.0 overs (JA Rudolph 16, HM Amla 6)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: South Africa - 86/1 in 26.0 overs (JA Rudolph 20, HM Amla 37)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (JA Rudolph 12, HM Amla 37, Ex 2)
  • Over 29.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JH Kallis (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (191 balls), Extras 3
  • HM Amla: 50 off 77 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 116/4 in 38.0 overs (AG Prince 7, AB de Villiers 5)
  • Over 45.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MV Boucher (Struck down)
  • Over 49.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - MV Boucher (Struck down)
  • Tea: South Africa - 136/6 in 53.0 overs (AB de Villiers 17, DW Steyn 1)
  • Attendance: 4,333
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 60.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (AB de Villiers 30, DW Steyn 18, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 189/6 in 68.0 overs (AB de Villiers 46, DW Steyn 23)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 70.1 overs (422 balls), Extras 7
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 105 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 227/6 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 65, DW Steyn 38)
  • Over 83.4: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
South Africa Innings
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