3rd Test, Cape Town, January 03 - 06, 2012, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(T:2) 580/4d & 2/0
(f/o) 239 & 342

South Africa won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
224, 3/35 & 6 catches
Player Of The Series
353 runs
South Africa 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on)
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
Graeme Smith (c) b Prasad16152130106.66
Alviro Petersen c Dilshan b Welegedara10918827613157.97
Hashim Amla lbw b Prasad1632433050.00
Jacques Kallis c Mathews b Herath22432543431168.92
AB de Villiers not out 16020530319278.04
Jacques Rudolph not out 5171796071.83
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 1)4
TOTAL139 Ov (RR: 4.17, 576 Mts)580/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Graeme Smith, 4.1 ov), 2-56 (Hashim Amla, 12.6 ov), 3-261 (Alviro Petersen, 62.2 ov), 4-453 (Jacques Kallis, 118.3 ov)
Chanaka Welegedara29710713.6812414012
62.2 to AN Petersen, gone! From absolutely nowhere Sri Lanka strike. A lazy drive on the up presents a sharp chance to the left of extra cover. It was a length ball outside off stump and Petersen should have been more forward. A diving Dilshan takes it with both hands.. 261/3
Thisara Perera22113105.957921000
Dhammika Prasad30215425.1310821100
4.1 to GC Smith, what a return to the side for Prasad, first ball wicket, Smith was looking to cut that one, edges it on to the stumps, Smith will be distraught being dismissed by that harmless delivery, it was short of a length and not too far from the stumps, Smith went for the cut, doesn't middle it and leg stump is on the gorund. 25/1
12.6 to HM Amla, huge appeal for lbw and Prasad has struck, massive wicket of Amla, nothing special about that delivery, angling in, short of length ball, Amla was on the back foot, he falls over as he looks to play that, is struck on the pad, Sri Lanka are confident that would have gone on to hit leg stump, so is the umpire, so is Petersen when Amla asks whether to go for the referral. 56/2
Angelo Mathews1204703.91498000
Rangana Herath42410812.571879100
118.3 to JH Kallis, Kallis is gone, the end of an epic, from two ducks to a 200, Kallis gets a standing ovation as he walks off, a flighted ball from Herath, on a length, Kallis skates down the track and looks to launch that one to the long-on boundary, hits low on the inside-half of the bat, ends up as a low catch to mid-on, it's a pity you couldn't hear the cries of delight from the Sri Lankan fielders. 453/4
Tillakaratne Dilshan403208.00112200
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Morkel2352624044.23
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)c Smith b Imran Tahir787912612098.73
Kumar Sangakkara c Amla b Steyn35751106046.66
Mahela Jayawardene c Kallis b Steyn30811303037.03
Thilan Samaraweera c Kallis b Philander1161680018.03
Angelo Mathews c †Boucher b Steyn11828005.55
Dinesh Chandimal c †Boucher b Morkel3545604077.77
Thisara Perera  b Imran Tahir510201050.00
Rangana Herath lbw b Philander1760014.28
Dhammika Prasad c Petersen b Philander916140156.25
Chanaka Welegedara not out 018000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 2)11
TOTAL73.5 Ov (RR: 3.23, 317 Mts)239
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 14.4 ov), 2-126 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 28.3 ov), 3-149 (Kumar Sangakkara, 39.3 ov), 4-184 (Thilan Samaraweera, 55.2 ov), 5-189 (Mahela Jayawardene, 59.3 ov), 6-194 (Angelo Mathews, 61.5 ov), 7-219 (Thisara Perera, 66.5 ov), 8-220 (Rangana Herath, 67.6 ov), 9-236 (Dhammika Prasad, 71.6 ov), 10-239 (Dinesh Chandimal, 73.5 ov)
Dale Steyn2055632.80978001
39.3 to KC Sangakkara, tragic for Sri Lanka! Sangakkara is gone! Full length ball, pitched wide of off stump, Sanga gets carried away by the beauty around him. He leans out and square drives in the air. Amla at point leaps to his left and takes a good catch.. 149/3
59.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Steyn gets the big one, the follow-on mark looks very very far away now, Jayawardene is gone, a length ball that moves away, Jayawardene looks to play that off the front foot, gets a thick edge, he takes the bottom hand off as he plays, still carries to Kallis at second slip, Kallis may not get a ten-for, perhaps going for ten catches instead. 189/5
61.5 to AD Mathews, the Steyn outswinger does the job, Sri Lanka imploding, a failure for Mathews, this was well outside off, Mathews should have left that alone, decided to prod at it instead, a faint edge to the keeper, the bowling from the Wynberg end has been top-notch today. 194/6
Vernon Philander1974632.42956000
55.2 to TT Samaraweera, there's the reward, he has given Samaraweera a working over, short of length ball moves away this time, Samaraweera nibbles at it, the outside edge flies low to Kallis at second slip, Kallis gobbles up that chance, the follow-on mark is still 197 runs away. 184/4
67.6 to HMRKB Herath, full ball and a huge heave attempted over the leg side. Herath misses, it's bang in front, and up goes the finger. Herath refers the decision but there's no bat involved and he's gone. It was an awful slog and he was hit on the back pad in front of middle stump. A pretty poor option to review as well.. 220/8
71.6 to KTGD Prasad, and another one for Philander, length ball just outside off, a soft dismissal this as Prasad drives this straight to point, that's Philander's third, he can't get a five-for this time, but doubt he 'll complain too much about that. 236/9
Morne Morkel13.527425.345813001
14.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, cleaned him up. Full and straight and Thirimanne is beaten through the gate playing all round it. The delivery wasn't anything special at all but the batsman seemed to be beaten for pace and has had his off stump uprooted. 70/1
73.5 to LD Chandimal, strange dismissal that, a wide delivery that, Chandimal looked to carve that towards cover, the ball goes through to the keeper, Boucher collects and applauds Morkel's bowling, no attempt at an appeal, neither was there any question from Morkel, Chandimal walks though as there was a thick edge, waiting to see whether the follow-on has been imposed. 239/10
Imran Tahir2115422.57903100
28.3 to TM Dilshan, Dilshan is gone, Tahir has struck, but the credit for the wicket should go to Graeme Smith who takes a superlative catch at long-on, he had move a long way to his left to pluck that, it was still a low chance, Smith does exceptionally well, it was a length ball from Tahir, Dilshan wanted to clobber that over long-on though there was a fielder in the deep, he doesn't get hold of it and it is over to Smith to complete the dismissal. 126/2
66.5 to NLTC Perera, big legspinners from Tahir, and that is much too good for Perera, spins in off the footmarks, Perera looks to go for the cut that fetched him a boundary the previous ball, this jumps back at him and crashes into off stump, Tahir sets off one of his dramatic celebrations, starts with a short sprint and some exuberant arm-waving, Sri Lanka in total disarray here. 219/7
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Lahiru Thirimanne c Amla b Kallis301001232030.00
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)c †Boucher b Philander57151071.42
Kumar Sangakkara c Kallis b Imran Tahir34891254038.20
Mahela Jayawardene c Kallis b Morkel1221370157.14
Thilan Samaraweera not out 11521532514053.48
Angelo Mathews lbw b Philander631242007050.80
Dinesh Chandimal c Kallis b Philander11318007.69
Thisara Perera c Morkel b Imran Tahir3045524066.66
Rangana Herath c & b Kallis057000.00
Dhammika Prasad st †Boucher b Imran Tahir1622213072.72
Chanaka Welegedara  b Kallis146621233.33
Extras(b 1, lb 15, w 6)22
TOTAL107.5 Ov (RR: 3.17, 466 Mts)342
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3.5 ov), 2-79 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 29.6 ov), 3-83 (Kumar Sangakkara, 34.4 ov), 4-98 (Mahela Jayawardene, 38.3 ov), 5-240 (Angelo Mathews, 85.1 ov), 6-248 (Dinesh Chandimal, 89.2 ov), 7-304 (Thisara Perera, 100.2 ov), 8-306 (Rangana Herath, 101.4 ov), 9-327 (Dhammika Prasad, 106.4 ov), 10-342 (Chanaka Welegedara, 107.5 ov)
Dale Steyn2035602.80947010
Vernon Philander2045432.70917000
3.5 to TM Dilshan, and another one for Philander, a beauty from him, he's producing this on a regular basis, a length ball that seams away, Dilshan goes for the drive, nicks it to the keeper, could this be a three-day game?. 12/1
85.1 to AD Mathews, got him! Went for the pull stroke, it doesn't get up and strikes the batsman below the knee roll absolutely bang in front of middle and off. For some unbeknown reason it's reviewed but nothing saving Mathews on the replays. On day one that would probably have been four but it just scurried along and didn't bounce properly at all. A shame for Sri Lanka but South Africa finally have the first breakthrough of the day. 240/5
89.2 to LD Chandimal, gone. Poor stroke pushing away from his body to a length ball, should have left that all day. A decent nick and a very sharp catch by Kallis at second slip, part of the cordon who have stood up closer than normal today. Taken with both hands up high to his right. 248/6
Morne Morkel1946813.57858000
38.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Kallis is on fire, is there anything this man can't do? that's his fourth slip catch of the day and the best so far, short of length ball from Morkel, gets the edge as Mahela is caught on the crease, the ball flies low towards second slip, it was almost behind Kallis as he grabs it low to his right, top catch that - a double-century, breaking the longest stand by the Sri Lankans and now this, Man of the Match is going to be a tough choice. 98/4
Imran Tahir32710633.3114113100
34.4 to KC Sangakkara, but this time it is gone. A back of a length ball perhaps doesn't turn as much as Sangakkara thought. Playing back, he gets an outside edge that goes at a comfortable height to Kallis at slip. Tahir has almost run to the boundary in celebration.... 83/3
100.2 to NLTC Perera, the Tahir celebration is there once again, he's running for joy after Perera again swats the ball towards long-on, this time there's a fielder in the deep, Morne Morkel doesn't drop many, he doesn't drop this, end of Perera, can Sri Lanka avoid an innings defeat?. 304/7
106.4 to KTGD Prasad, that's probably the end of his innings, Prasad wants to send another ball into orbit, takes a couple of paces down the track in his attempt, Boucher collects, completes the stumping before Prasad can get his bat back in, Philander's dreams of a five-for are crushed. 327/9
Jacques Kallis14.523532.35692110
29.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, a back of a length ball that rebounds to short leg, it's a fine catch from Amla, given not out though but referred. Replays suggest there was an edge onto the thigh pad...and indeed hotspot confirms as such. Thirimanne gone! He tried to flick round the corner but got a feather edge onto his pad. A very sharp take from Amla above his head, great reaction to get up and snaffle that with his right hand. 79/2
101.4 to HMRKB Herath, there it is, unfortunately it results in a caught-and-bowled, that short ball was too quick for him, hits high on the bat, and lobs to Kallis' left, was not the easiest of catches, but Kallis can do no wrong, his sixth catch of the match, his second wicket, plus the double-century, not a bad effort this. 306/8
107.5 to UWMBCA Welegedara, that's the end of that, you miss I hit, Kallis gets this third wicket, a fullish ball on legstump, Welegedara skips beyond leg stump once more, he doesn't connect, leg stump is out of the ground, South Africa have to make two runs to win the series. 342/10
Graeme Smith20703.5060000
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 2 runs)
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Newlands, Cape Town
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Jacques Kallis
Player Of The Series
South Africa
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2028
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
Richard Kettleborough
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Chris Broad
Tue, 03 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 347/3 (Jacques Kallis 159*, AB de Villiers 45*, 90 ov)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 149/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 35*, Mahela Jayawardene 7*, 39 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 138/4 (Thilan Samaraweera 19*, Angelo Mathews 28*, 53 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 2/0 - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (TT Samaraweera 21, AD Mathews 28, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 54.6 overs (330 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 57.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - TT Samaraweera (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 191/4 in 67.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 50, AD Mathews 44)
  • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 111 balls (5 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 194 balls (TT Samaraweera 51, AD Mathews 44, Ex 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 71.1 overs (427 balls), Extras 16
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 97 balls (5 x 4)
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 216/4 after 81.1 overs (TT Samaraweera 64, AD Mathews 54)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 220/4 in 82.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 64, AD Mathews 58)
  • Over 85.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 90.1 overs (541 balls), Extras 17
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 262/6 in 94.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 89, NLTC Perera 11)
  • TT Samaraweera: 100 off 201 balls (13 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 99.4 overs (598 balls), Extras 22
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (TT Samaraweera 17, NLTC Perera 30, Ex 5)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 342/10 in 107.5 overs (TT Samaraweera 115)