3rd Test, Johannesburg, January 12 - 14, 2017, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
(f/o) 131 & 177

South Africa won by an innings and 118 runs

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
308 runs
South Africa 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
lbw b Mathews1041750024.39
c Karunaratne b Kumara2754803050.00
c †Chandimal b Pradeep13426539116050.56
c Mendis b Kumara15522129319070.13
c †Chandimal b Mathews324410012.50
c Mendis b Pradeep1625332064.00
c Silva b Pradeep023000.00
c de Silva b Kumara3451995066.66
c †Chandimal b Pradeep0713000.00
c Tharanga b Kumara2347584048.93
not out 099000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 8, nb 1, w 4)24
TOTAL124.1 Ov (RR: 3.43, 547 Mins)426
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Stephen Cook, 15.3 ov), 2-45 (Dean Elgar, 16.2 ov), 3-337 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 88.4 ov), 4-346 (Duanne Olivier, 97.5 ov), 5-364 (Faf du Plessis, 103.3 ov), 6-364 (Temba Bavuma, 103.5 ov), 7-367 (Hashim Amla, 107.2 ov), 8-378 (Vernon Philander, 109.2 ov), 9-425 (Wayne Parnell, 122.1 ov), 10-426 (Quinton de Kock, 124.1 ov)
103.3 to F du Plessis, and he's gone now! Another ripping delivery. Back of a length, completely squares up du Plessis and the outside edge is comfortably held at second slip this time. 364/5
103.5 to T Bavuma, and another! That's a sharp snaffle at third slip. This is fuller, outside off, Bavuma can't resist having a hard-handed push, well away from his body, and it's grabbed above the head by Silva. 364/6
107.2 to HM Amla, brilliant catch! Chandimal has scooped one diving low to his right. Amla's fine innings is ended. A length delivery just outside off stump, just shapes away enough to take the outside edge as Amla looks to angle it away. It was dying into the cordon. Wouldn't have reached first slip. Chandimal dived across and got his glove to it. Is rightly delighted with that grab. 367/7
109.2 to VD Philander, my goodness! This has leapt off a length. How do you play that? This has spat, jumped at Philander and clipped the thumb of his glove to the keeper. 378/8
15.3 to SC Cook, given! Mathews has taken last. But Cook calls for the review. Bounce can be factor at this ground, but this looked good. Hang on, has he overstepped?! This is very tight. A millimetre of heel means he's ruled okay. It's a full delivery, hits well below the knee roll and it's slamming into middle stump. 45/1
97.5 to D Olivier, zips through as Olivier pushes at it, was there a sound? Oxenford doesn't think so but Mathews and the cordon were pretty confident and ask for the review. There's a little tickle on the audio as the ball straightens past the outside edge; and Ultra Edge murmurs its assent - that's it, SL finally have their man, Angie has a second. 346/4
16.2 to D Elgar, and another! One brings two, as they say. Bit of a loose shot from Elgar. A back-of-a-length ball outside off, angling across, he's playing a long way from his body, a cross between a cut and a back-foot drive, and gets a thick top edge to first slip. 45/2
88.4 to JP Duminy, and he's gone! Edges to second slip. He can't quite see out the day. A length ball angled across outside off, he pushes at it and the thick edge his snaffled to his left by Mendis. 337/3
122.1 to WD Parnell, slashed on the up, out to deep point, and gone! A bit of a shock all round. A short ball, outside off, battered high and hard, and in the thin Highveld air it just carries on drifting and drifting to the man back on the rope. Still, they all count. Blimey, he made a meal of that take ... his chest did most of the work .... 425/9
124.1 to Q de Kock, crashed high and hard out to deep point, and that is the end of that! A well-judged take from de Silva, running round to his right, and comfortably pouched. Kumara claims another four-for, sharing the spoils with Pradeep, but South Africa have a very healthy total on the board. 426/10
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †de Kock b Philander043000.00
c †de Kock b Rabada1342662030.95
c Duminy b Rabada4158866170.68
c Bavuma b Philander1024331041.66
c †de Kock b Rabada1943843044.18
c †de Kock b Philander530460016.66
c Elgar b Olivier2445694053.33
c Cook b Olivier811191072.72
c Rabada b Parnell49181044.44
not out 111200100.00
c & b Parnell4790057.14
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL45.4 Ov (RR: 2.86, 225 Mins)131
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.4 ov), 2-47 (Kaushal Silva, 14.5 ov), 3-62 (Kusal Mendis, 20.2 ov), 4-70 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 21.4 ov), 5-90 (Dinesh Chandimal, 31.1 ov), 6-100 (Angelo Mathews, 36.6 ov), 7-108 (Rangana Herath, 40.2 ov), 8-126 (Suranga Lakmal, 43.6 ov), 9-126 (Upul Tharanga, 44.2 ov), 10-131 (Nuwan Pradeep, 45.4 ov)
0.4 to FDM Karunaratne, he's hit that one! Not doubt this time. A touch fuller, nipping away outside off, he hangs his bat just away from his body and it's a regulation catch for de Kock. That didn't take long. 0/1
21.4 to DM de Silva, driven in the air, and that's cherry-picking for Bavuma at point! Outside off, full and inviting, but de Silva's weight was never as committed to the stroke as his bat. Squirts off a fat outside edge, high to Bavuma's left, and he makes a sharp chance look easy. 70/4
31.1 to LD Chandimal, edged and gone! Just too simple for Philander. Perfect line and length, swung through the air, nipped off the seam, flicked the bat and nestled comfortably into de Kock's gloves. That's the early breakthrough. They will want and expect a whole heap more this morning.... 90/5
43.6 to RAS Lakmal, and he's got one! Not how pace bowlers look to take their wickets, but Parnell won't care. It's a full delivery, Lakmal goes for the drive, he's doesn't get that far forward, and just spoons the catch to mid-off where Rabada takes it sharply above his head. 126/8
45.4 to N Pradeep, and that's that! Spooned back to the bowler, jabbing forward at a length delivery which stopped on him, Parnell does very well to stoop low in his followthrough and grab the ball close to the turf. Pradeep stands his ground, the umpires get together. The soft signal is out as they go upstairs. Now then, has he got his fingers. under it? As ever, TV doesn't make it clear. Remember, soft signal out so evidence has to be conclusive the other way. And Aleem Dar upholds the catch.. 131/10
40.2 to HMRKB Herath, there it is! He's off the mark and that's a wicket for any fast bowler to treasure! A throat-hunting bouncer, got massive on the batsman as leant back to pull, and steepled a huge top-edge for Stephen Cook to pouch just backward of square leg. 108/7
44.2 to WU Tharanga, edged, taken at third slip! Angled across outside off, Tharanga pushing away from his body and it's a regulation nick which is neatly grabbed by Elgar who just had to move a little to his left. 126/9
14.5 to JK Silva, perfect line, ideal length, thin tickle, through to the keeper. There's the breakthrough! Ever so slightly back of a length, but Silva held his bat in line with little conviction, and the deflection was palpable. 47/2
20.2 to BKG Mendis, fierce change-up in pace! And that's completely suckered Mendis! Pounded into the pitch, attacking the arm-pit, and Mendis flings up his gloves in self-defence, for Duminy to snaffle a simple lobbed chance in the cordon. That's a quality wicket for a quality fast bowler, and now Sri Lanka's resolve will be tested. 62/3
36.6 to AD Mathews, stunner! That is simply brilliant from Quentin de Kock! A hard, low, flying edge, scooped in one mitt in front of first slip. Mathews didn't do much wrong there, really. A beautiful line and length that demanded a stroke - he didn't go looking for it. But the ball nibbled just enough to kiss the edge and the keeper did the rest! A tiny bobble as he hit the turf, but that was world-class. 100/6
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (Following on) 
b Rabada50781385064.10
c †de Kock b Rabada014000.00
b Parnell2450505048.00
c du Plessis b Olivier1223591052.17
c du Plessis b Olivier1011231090.90
c Amla b Philander1015232066.66
c Duminy b Parnell2629605089.65
c Bavuma b Parnell1017252058.82
c Philander b Parnell31264060119.23
c Cook b Olivier024000.00
not out 045000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 1)4
TOTAL42.3 Ov (RR: 4.16, 205 Mins)177
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Kaushal Silva, 1.1 ov), 2-39 (Kusal Mendis, 12.5 ov), 3-59 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 19.2 ov), 4-87 (Angelo Mathews, 23.6 ov), 5-108 (Dinesh Chandimal, 28.6 ov), 6-108 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 29.3 ov), 7-134 (Rangana Herath, 34.6 ov), 8-177 (Upul Tharanga, 40.6 ov), 9-177 (Lahiru Kumara, 41.2 ov), 10-177 (Suranga Lakmal, 42.3 ov)
28.6 to LD Chandimal, edged, taken at first slip! Pulls the length back a fraction, it's on off stump, there's still that movement and it does enough to nick the outside edge and it's a lovely catching height to Amla. 108/5
1.1 to JK Silva, vicious! What a start. Unplayable. Just back of a length, this jumps at Silva, not much he can do about it, takes the glove and de Kock is almost caught unawares as he sticks his his right glove to snatch it in front of first slip. 2/1
29.3 to FDM Karunaratne, cleaned him up! Full, straight, Karunaratne going for a drive and the ball scoots through the gap that he left. Defeated by the angle, but he left a huge gate. Smart bowling, though. The bail ended up a fine leg!. 108/6
12.5 to BKG Mendis, chopped on! Impeccable seam position, ghosting back in and straightening from the angle across the right hander, as Mendis lined up for the cut, but hacked the ball into his own stumps!. 39/2
34.6 to HMRKB Herath, banged in short, fierce pace and aggression. Nothing Herath could do as the ball reared at his nose. Up come the gloves in self-defence, and down goes the wicket, courtesy of a looped catch to gully. 134/7
40.6 to WU Tharanga, short and wide, slashed high, out to deep backward point, Duminy hurtles back, and clings onto a blinder! He turned, gave chase, running fully 20 yards before launching a full-length dive to end a combative stand!. 177/8
42.3 to RAS Lakmal, short again, an ambitious swipe off the eyebrows, a big steepling top-edge, deep square leg steadies himself, and seals a 3-0 whitewash! Lakmal's defiance comes to an end, as does a crushingly dominant South African display. 177/10
19.2 to DM de Silva, edged, and there goes another! A fine catch from du Plessis, leaning across at second slip to snaffle a sharp chance. De Silva had to play at that, outside off, angling back in all the time, and kissing the edge. 59/3
23.6 to AD Mathews, what a catch! That's one of the greats! A flying Faf at second slip. Short outside off, Mathews flashes with a cross bat. Takes the top edge. For all money it looks like it will clear the slips, but du Plessis leaps, gets terrific hang time, sticks his right hand up and plucks the ball out of thin air. Mathews can barely believe it. Neither can the South Africans. Wow.. 87/4
41.2 to CBRLS Kumara, banged in short, flicks something as Lahiru ducks, and South Africa review for the catch! That definitely took the shoulder, but was there bat first? It seems so, the decision is overturned! An infinitesmal nick. Must admit, I barely saw it. 177/9
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Thu, 12 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 338/3 (Hashim Amla 125*, Duanne Olivier 0*, 90 ov)
Fri, 13 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 80/4 (Angelo Mathews 11*, Dinesh Chandimal 3*, 28.4 ov)
Sat, 14 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 177 (42.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Over 35.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AD Mathews (Upheld)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 36.5 overs (221 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 37.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - WU Tharanga (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 108/7 in 40.2 overs (WU Tharanga 10)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 131/10 in 45.4 overs (CBRLS Kumara 1)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 13/1 in 5.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 8, BKG Mendis 5)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 1
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 28.2 overs (171 balls), Extras 2
  • FDM Karunaratne: 50 off 75 balls (5 x 4)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 124/6 in 33.0 overs (WU Tharanga 9, HMRKB Herath 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.4 overs (221 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 41.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - CBRLS Kumara (Upheld)
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2247
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 18:00
Match days12,13,14 January 2017 - day (5-day match)
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