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Sri Lanka
421 & 229/8d
Match drawn
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282 & 159/8
Match played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, on 24 - 28 Jul 2014
SA in Sri Lanka

As it happened: SL v SA, Day 5

2014-07-28 14:24
LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from Day 5 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo!
Last Updated at 06:44
28 Jul 14:49

Latest ICC Test Team Rankings:

1. South Africa - 124           

2. Australia - 123

3. Pakistan - 103

4. India - 102

5. England - 100

6. Sri Lanka - 95

7. New Zealand - 93

8. West Indies - 74

9. Zimbabwe - 40

10. Bangladesh - 21

28 Jul 14:47

MAN-OF-THE-SERIES

South Africa's Dale Steyn was named as the best player of the series.

28 Jul 14:44

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH

Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene received the best player award for scoring 165 in his side’s first innings.

28 Jul 14:29

Thanks for tuning in!

Another remarkable end to a Test match involving South Africa. They again showed true grit and determination to reclaim the No 1 ranking in Test cricket!

South Africa's next assignment is a one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare starting on Saturday, August 9.

28 Jul 14:23

The Test match is drawn in remarkable fashion!

South Africa win the series 1-0 and usurp Australia as the No 1-ranked team in Test cricket!

28 Jul 14:22
STUMPS ON DAY 5: SA 159/8 after 111 overs.
28 Jul 14:21
Philander safely defends the final ball and the umpires call stumps!
28 Jul 14:20
1 ball left.
28 Jul 14:20
2 balls left!
28 Jul 14:19
3 balls remaining!
28 Jul 14:19
Herath to bowl the final over to Philander...
28 Jul 14:18
There is 1 over left in the Test!
28 Jul 14:17
Tahir has survived the 110th over bowled by Perera!
28 Jul 14:17
Tahir is wasting time here by taking a walk to square leg. The Sri Lankans are furious...
28 Jul 14:15
NOT OUT! Replays show Tahir blocked the ball into the ground before it jumped up.
28 Jul 14:14

TV REVIEW

Is Tahir caught at silly point off the bowling of Perera? The umpires themselves are calling for the review...

28 Jul 14:13

OVERS 109: SA 159/8

About 5 minutes left. We may get 2 more overs in.

28 Jul 14:13
Philander cuts Herath off the back foot through the off side for four...
28 Jul 14:12
Replays show there was no edge from Philander. The Sri Lankans are just appealing for anything...
28 Jul 14:11

Massive caught behind appeal against Philander by Herath. Given not out. Herath is furious... Sri Lanka have run out of reviews so no luck for them.

28 Jul 14:04
105 up for South Africa, coming off 636 balls.
28 Jul 14:02

OVER 105: SA 148/8

About 15 minutes left to survive...

28 Jul 13:59
Sri Lanka sensing victory... (AFP)
28 Jul 13:57
That Steyn wicket was also Herath's 5th of the innings...
28 Jul 13:56
Philander must now take charge for South Africa. He must try boss the strike here...
28 Jul 13:55
Imran Tahir is the new batsman in for South Africa.
28 Jul 13:54

WICKET! Steyn is out for 6, caught by wicketkeeper Dickwella off the bowling of Herath.

South Africa 148/8 after 102.5 overs.

28 Jul 13:52
Another LBW appeal by Herath against Steyn. Given not out. Sri Lanka have no reviews left so they can't review it...
28 Jul 13:51
Philander cuts Mendis for four as South Africa close in on 150...
28 Jul 13:45

OVERS 100: SA 141/7

Run-rate: 1.41.

28 Jul 13:44

NOT OUT

Replays show Steyn got an inside edge onto his pads.

Sri Lanka have no reviews left.

28 Jul 13:43

TV REVIEW

A massive LBW appeal by Herath against Steyn. Given not out, but Sri Lanka review the decision.

28 Jul 13:39
Philander pulls a Lakmal short delivery. He hits it straight into short leg's knee. No chance of him catching that...
28 Jul 13:35
Steyn completely misses the next ball, but so does 'keeper Dickwella. It goes through for 4 byes...
28 Jul 13:34
Boundary for Steyn as he drives Perera down the ground for 4.
28 Jul 13:27

OVERS 95: SA 130/7

Run-rate: 1.36 per over.

28 Jul 13:27
Just in case you're wondering. No rain will save South Africa. Clear blue skies above the SSC now. They'll have to bat until 14:15 (SA time).
28 Jul 13:23
Dale Steyn is the new batsman in for South Africa.
28 Jul 13:22

OUT! Replays show it was clipping Duminy's stumps so it stays with the umpire's original decision. Duminy goes for 3 off 65 balls.

South Africa 130/7 after 93.4 overs.

28 Jul 13:20
WICKET?! Duminy given out LBW against Perera. He has opted to review the decision.
28 Jul 13:16
Philander cuts a short and wide delivery from Mendis to the boundary. No need not to punish the bad balls...
 
  • Match drawn - South Africa draw the match and win the series 1-0 and take the number 1 spot in tests rankings. Tahir and Philander at the crease in the end. Herath's patient efforts of 5 for 40 are in vain. Good game of test cricket.

  • 111

    Tahir is cramping helplessly, and asks for some medical help. Last over of the day. It is all over, South Africa have saved the test and they become number 1 in tests. Huge moment for them, winning a series in Sri Lanka.

  • 110

    Not out is the verdict, there was another big appeal from Sri Lanka and the umpires think it is not out. The batsmen have a chat to waste some time. A maiden from Perera and Tahir annoys the hosts by wasting some more time.

  • 109

    A loud shout for caught behind, Sri Lankans appealing for everything now. Philander is safe as the umpire is not interested. Philander then drives the ball to extra cover for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and then Philander flicks the ball through midwicket for four.

  • 108

    About 10 minutes to go, may be three or four more overs. Mendis finishes another maiden.

  • 107

    Another maiden from Herath, 29 of his 43 overs have been maidens.

  • 106

    Three dots and then Philander takes a single to deep square leg. Four, Tahir pulls the ball through to deep midwicket for four to end the over. The 150 comes up for South Africa.

  • 105

    A maiden from Herath, he has bowled and bowled well today.

  • 104

    A quick maiden from Perera. South Africans survive.

  • 103

    Wicket: Three dots and Herath sneaks in another wicket, Steyn is gone. WICKET! a thin edge and Dickwella does the rest. South Africa have 2 wickets in hand as Tahir walks out. Herath takes his 5th wicket. A maiden again.

  • 102

    Mendis back into the attack. Five dots and then Philander cuts Mendis behind point for four from the last ball.

  • 101

    30 minutes to go, Sri Lanka need 3 wickets. Philander pushes the ball behind square for a couple of runs and then takes a single on the off side. Just three from the over.

  • 100

    Herath is back into the attack, to bowl his 40th over. A big shout for lbw, the umpire gives it not out and Sri Lanka review. Sri Lanka have lost and wasted both reviews, Steyn survives. Another maiden from Herath.

  • 99

    Lakmal brought back into the attack, he only bowled three overs in this innings. A change of strategy from Mathews, three dots and then Lakmal bowls a no ball. No runs other than the no ball from the over.

  • 98

    A couple of dots and then Steyn hits the ball through long on for four. He gets his first boundary. Four byes, the ball misses everything and beats the keeper to go for four.

  • 97

    Herath bowls another maiden, Sri Lanka 3 wickets away from leveling the series.

  • 96

    Five dots and then a couple of runs to end the over. Steyn gets off the mark.

  • 95

    Another maiden from Herath. South Africa stay on 130 for 7.

  • 94

    Wicket: Perera comes into the attack. The final over starts now, so a minimum of 15 more overs to go, but Sri Lanka will bowl more. WICKET! Duminy is out lbw and this match is going down to the wire. Duminy reviews and he is given out, South Africa lose an important wicket as Steyn walks out to bat. A wicket maiden from Perera.

  • 93

    Duminy pushes the ball to midwicket for a single. Four, Philander gets a poor ball and hits it through the off side for four. Four dots to end the over.

  • 92

    9 overs to go including this one, the count down begins for South Africa. Another maiden from Herath.

  • 91

    Four leg byes, a short appeal for lbw as Mendis comes into the attack, the ball goes to fine leg for four. Five dots to end the over.

  • 90

    Five dots and then Duminy pushes the last ball through to square leg for a single.

  • 89

    Philander hits the first ball square for a single. Duminy takes another single, its called a leg bye and Sri Lanka miss out on a run out chance. Four dots to end the over.

  • 88

    Another over, another maiden from Herath.

  • Partially Sunny: Sunny - Rain has stopped and sun is out. South Africans come out slowly whereas Sri Lankans are ready.

  • Rain: 4:21 pm Update - The rain is coming and going, the ground staff is taking the covers off only to put them back on. Sri Lankans are not happy and understandably so.

  • 87

    Rain: Herath comes around the wicket to Herath. Four dots and then the fielders appeal for a catch, they think it hit Philander's boot before popping up, but umpires turns it down. Replays show it clearly hit the ground. It starts raining again and players walk off.

  • 86

    Another maiden, Mendis comes into the attack and starts with a maiden. It is getting dark around the ground and Mathews looks worried.

  • 85

    Herath bowls another maiden, keeps the pressure on.

  • 84

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, 16 overs remaining in the day.

  • 83

    Big clouds around the ground. Philander is hit on the pads and the Sri Lankans appeal. It is given not out and they review it. Not out is the verdict and another poor review from Sri Lanka. Three dots and then, Philander punches the ball through the covers for four.

  • 82

    A couple of dots and the second new ball has been taken. Perera continues to bowl with it, another maiden from him.

  • 81

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, South Africa need 255 more runs.

  • 80

    A maiden from Perera at the other end. South Africa 114 for 6.

  • 79

    Wicket: Three dots and then WICKET! Herath gets the important wicket and Faf falls. Mahela takes another catch at slip to make it 200 catches, Faf pushes forward and gets an outside edge. 21 overs to go and South Africa need to survive with 4 wickets. Philander is the new man in.

  • 78

    A maiden from Perera and Duminy plays it out.

  • 77

    A couple of dots and then Faf hits the short and wide ball through the square for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 76

    Herath keeps the pressure by bowling another maiden, 24 more overs to go in the day.

  • 75

    Wicket: WICKET! Perera strikes, Mahela takes the catch and Amla is out as he drives the ball but ends up edging it to first slip. Mahela takes the sharp chance and Amla goes back, South Africa lose their 5th wicket. A wicket and a single as Duminy comes out to bat.

  • 74

    Five dots and then Amla takes a single in pain to end the over. His hamstring is giving him problems.

  • 73

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka.

  • 72

    Final session of the series. Herath starts it with the ball. A maiden to start the session.

  • 71

    Tea: Another maiden and it is tea time in Colombo. South Africa are 265 runs away from a win, and Sri Lanka are 6 wickets away.

  • 70

    Another maiden from Herath and we may just get in another over before tea.

  • 69

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, Perera bowls it and Faf keeps it out.

  • 68

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, we are very close to tea on day five.

  • 67

    Perera bowls four balls from over the wicket and then switches to around the wicket. A maiden in the end.

  • 66

    100: Three dots and then Faf takes a single to bring up the 100. Four, Amla hits it in front of square for four, putting some pressure on Herath who is bowling well.

  • 65

    Perera operating from the other end. Four dots and then Faf outside edges it through the slip region for four. A single to end the over. SA 99 for 4.

  • 64

    Wicket: Herath comes back for another spell, WICKET! He takes a wicket with his first ball, AB is out and South Africa lose an important wicket. Herath bowls it in the rough, spins it and it dips on AB, AB is bowled. Faf comes out to bat, he is an expert in these situations. Good ball, Faf is given out but he reviews straightaway, and the replays show that it will go down leg so he survives. Six men around the bat for Herath. A single from the over.

  • 63

    Not much turn for Mendis, but he finishes another maiden.

  • 62

    Another maiden, South Africa playing the waiting game with two brilliant players at the crease.

  • 61

    Mathews brings Mendis back into the attack. Another maiden from Sri Lanka.

  • 60

    A single to start the over and the four dots. Amla pushes the ball on the off side for another single.

  • 59

    Just a couple of singles from the over, Vithanage finishes another over.

  • 58

    Three dots and another appeal for lbw, the umpire does not give it. Sri Lanka review and the third umpire says it is the on-field umpire's call so AB survives, but it was very close. A maiden from Perera.

  • 57

    Vithanage bowls his 4th over, a couple of singles from it.

  • 56

    Just a single from the over, South Africa keep the scoreboard ticking. The need 282 runs.

  • 55

    Vithanage bowls a maiden, South Africa 86 for 3.

  • 54

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, Perera bowls it and Amla plays it out.

  • 53

    A maiden from Herath, AB plays it out.

  • 52

    A single to start the over and then AB pulls the ball from outside off through midwicket for four. A single and then three dots to end the over.

  • 51

    Four dots and then a single from the over. South Africa reach 80 for 3.

  • 50

    Vithanage comes into the attack and a couple of runs from the over. South Africa are 79 for 3.

  • 49

    Dropped, Herath gets the outside edge and Amla has been dropped between slip and gully by Mathews, tough chance. Another maiden.

  • 48

    Amla is getting some treatment on his hamstring. Mendis brought into the attack. Five dots and then a single to end the over, this is Amla's first single, all his runs have come from boundaries so far.

  • 47

    Sri Lanka are bowling at 22 overs per hour. Another maiden from Herath.

  • 46

    Four dots and then AB whips the ball to square leg for three runs, his first runs of this innings.

  • 45

    Herath bowls three balls from over the stumps and then goes around. Another maiden and Amla defends it out.

  • 44

    AB comes down the wicket and then pads it awkwardly to silly point, Sri Lankans are reviewing it for a catch. It was no where near the glove, AB survives and Sri Lanka lose a review. End of the over, it is a maiden.

  • 43

    Five dots and then Herath bowls it flatter and outside off, Amla drives it through the covers for four. Amla moves on to 12, South Africa 73 for 3.

  • 42

    Perera goes over the stumps. A few dots and then a leg bye from the over. South Africa need 300 to win.

  • 41

    Another maiden from Herath, Sri Lanka are trying to get as many overs in as possible.

  • 40

    Another maiden, South Africa are 3 wickets down and need 301 runs to win.

  • 39

    Wicket: Three dots and then WICKET! De Kock falls, Vithanage takes the catch and Herath gets his second wicket. De Kock was playing forward, Herath lands the ball in the rough and makes it spin in, it hits the glove and pops up to short leg who takes the catch. AB is the new man in.

  • 38

    Another maiden from Perera, South Africa playing the waiting and defending game well.

  • 37

    Another maiden from Herath, 9 out of his 15 overs have been maidens in this innings. 63 overs to go in the day.

  • 36

    Perera continues, four dots to start the over. Just a single from the over, South Africa keep ticking away, and are 68 for 2.

  • 35

    Another quick over from Sri Lanka, they are bowling fast like they did yesterday.

  • 33

    We have lost 15 overs to the rain break, Herath is looking to make up those overs by bowling quickly. Another maiden from him.

  • 32

    De Kock pushes it down leg for a couple of runs, Perera strays on the leg side. Three runs from the over.

  • 31

    Herath finishes another quick over, just a single to square leg. South Afrca 63 for 2.

  • 30

    De Kock takes a single from the first ball, five dots to end the over.

  • 29

    Herath bowls another maiden, South Africa 61 for 2.

  • 28

    Herath bowls another maiden, South Africa 61 for 2.

  • 27

    Five dots and then a couple of runs to end the over. South Africa need 308 more to win.

  • 27

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, Herath finishes it.

  • 26

    A maiden from Perera to De Kock, and tea will be taken at 2:55 pm local time.

  • 25

    Four, Herath starts have the rain delay and lunch, Amla rocks back and hits it through the covers for four.

  • Lunch: 11:25 am - Lunch has been taken early and play will resume in an hour.

  • 11:00 am - The ran has stopped and the covers are coming off.

  • Rain: 10:31 am local time - Rain as interrupted play in the form of a heavier shower. The players are off, the covers are on. Big dark cloud above the ground and it is going to be a long delay.

  • Rain: Over 21.1 - SA 47/1 (Elgar 13, De Kock 28) - Perera starts the over and it starts raining. Sri Lanka are not keen to go off and this may be a short drizzle, but the umpires suspend play.

  • Rain: 10:31 am local time - Rain as interrupted play in the form of a heavier shower. The players are off, the covers are on.

  • 24

    A quick maiden from Perera, South Africa are 314 runs away from a win and Sri Lanka are 8 wickets away.

  • 23

    Lakmal starts from round the stumps. It is a no ball from Lakmal and Amla whips the ball to deep square leg for four. Five runs from the over.

  • 22

    Wicket: WICKET! Just after the rain break, Sri Lanka get a wicket. Elgar pushes at a ball that pitches on middle and turns, Elgar misses and the ball hits his stumps. Perera bowls Elgar, Sri Lanka get their first wicket today. A forward short leg in place for Amla, a shout for lbw, but the umpire is not interested and it is 3 leg byes in the end. South Africa 50 for 2.

  • Update - It was a 10 minute shower, it has stopped now and the covers are coming off.

  • Rain: Over 21.1 - SA 47/1 (Elgar 13, De Kock 28) - Lakmal starts the over and it starts raining. Sri Lanka are not keen to go off and this may be a short drizzle, but the umpires suspend play.

  • 21

    A couple of dots from Lakmal and then umpires warn him to stay away from the danger area of the pitch in his follow through. De Kock places the ball into the gap at cover for a couple of runs. A couple more runs to end the over, De Kock drives it to deep extra cover to get to 28. SA 322 runs behind.

  • 20

    De Kock works the ball square on the leg side for three runs, Perera first ball of this over. Five dots to end the over, South Africa 42 for 1.

  • 19

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, Lakmal finishes it.

  • 18

    An early start and a maiden to start the day from Perera.

  • 1:00 pm local time - The covers are being taken off and the rain has stopped. The covers are off, the super sopper is finishing up its work and play will start in 5 minutes. South Africans are warming up.

  • Stumps - That is the end of day four, South Afrca are 38 for 1 after 17 overs and need 331 runs to win this test. Sri Lanka need to get 9 wickets.

  • Rain: 5:20 pm Rain - Rain has started and the covers come on the ground, things going from bad to worse.

  • Bad light stops play - They have decided to go off for light. The umpires decide that the light is worse now than it was at the previous stoppage.

  • 17

    Mendis comes back into the attack. Elgar pushes the ball to sweeper cover for a single. Three singles from the over, the spinners are flying through these overs.

  • 16

    Perera bowls it down leg, De Kock clips the ball through the leg side for a couple. Then he drives the ball through extra cover for a couple more. De Kock is batting aggressively which is very refreshing given the match situation.

  • 15

    Four singles from the first four balls, Herath pushes the over rate in excess of 20 overs per hour.

  • 14

    Elgar takes a single and then De Kock pushes the ball down the leg side for four to fine leg, Perera angles it down the leg side. De Kock ends the over with a couple more runs making it 7 from the over.

  • 13

    Another maiden from Herath, he has bowled 5 maidens out of his 8 overs.

  • 12

    Four, De Kock gets his first boundary as he hits Perera through midwicket, a nicely controlled shot from him. A single to end the over.

  • 11

    Herath finishes another over, a couple of singles from it. South Africa trail by 356 runs.

  • 10

    Perera angles the ball into De Kock and he gets a leading edge on it as he tries to work it on the leg side. A couple of runs as Elgar pushes the ball through midwicket. A couple of dots and then a single. De Kock clips the last ball to midwicket again for a couple more.

  • 9

    Wicket: Vithanage takes the catch at silly point and Herath gets the first WICKET! Petersen is gone for a duck after playing many maiden overs, South Africa lose their first wicket as Petersen pushes at a tossed up ball. A surprise from Amla, De Kock comes in at number 3. De Kock clips the ball to midwicket for a single.

  • 8

    Another maiden from Mendis, Sri Lankans have bowled 8 overs in no time.

  • 7

    And another maiden from Sri Lanka, the opening pair is doing well against spin.

  • 6

    Mendis introduced into the attack, another maiden from the Sri Lankan spinners.

  • 5

    Another quick maiden from Herath.

  • 4

    Another maiden, Perera bowls it this time. South Africa stay on 4 for no loss.

  • 3

    Another quick maiden from Herath, he is trying to get in as many overs as he can before the weather deteriorates.

  • 2

    Perera starts from the other end, Elgar sends the first ball through the covers for four. Five dots to end the over.

  • 1

    Elgar and Petersen open for South Africa. Mathews starts with Herath. End of the first over, a maiden from Herath.

  • Over 53.4 - SL 229/8d (Mathews 63) - Six, Mathews hits Morkel over deep midwicket for a six. WICKET! Herath is out and Sri Lanka have declared the innings. South Africa will need to chase down 369 if they want to win this and will have to bat out around 128 overs if they want to save this test.

  • 52

    Steyn continues, Sri Lanka will be thinking about the weather when they think about declaration. Four singles from the over, the lead goes to 358 runs.

  • 51

    Wicket: Mathews takes a single from the first ball and then WICKET! Tahir bowls Perera and Sri Lanka lose another wicket. Just two runs from the over.

  • 50

    A couple of singles and then Perera lifts the ball over mid on for four. Six runs from the Steyn over, Sri Lanka 213 for 6.

  • 49

    50: Perera is the new man in, tea was taken during the bad-light delay, and now Sri Lanka are back to extend the lead. Tahir to start things off, four singles from the over. Mathews gets his 50.

  • Cloudy: Bad light - It is quite overcast around the ground, the umpires are taking the players off. The covers arrive as the play is delayed.

  • 48

    Wicket: Three singles, and then WICKET! Steyn gets his second and Dicwella is out, AB takes a good catch at midwicket. The lead is 342 runs.

  • 47

    Five singles from the over, Sri Lanka brings their 200 up.

  • 46

    Steyn comes back into the attack. A couple of dots and then a single to Mathews. Four, Dickwella hits Steyn's short ball over point for four. A couple of singles makes it 7 runs from the over.

  • 45

    A single and then a couple of runs to Dickwella. Five runs from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 327 with 49 overs to go today.

  • 44

    Five singles from the over, Sri Lankans push the lead to 322 runs.

  • 43

    Four, Dickwella comes out to bat and sweeps Tahir for four through deep square leg. The lead is now 317 runs.

  • 42

    Wicket: Three singles from the over and then WICKET! Morkel gets another one, Faf takes a brilliant catch running from point to third man, the ball was in the air for a long time and Vithanage goes. Dickwella comes out to bat.

  • 41

    Tahir comes back into the attack, Vithanage is the new man at the crease. Vithanage takes a couple of runs and then hits the last ball of the over for four, another reverse sweep from him that goes to the boundary. 7 from the over.

  • 40

    Wicket: Morkel to Mathews, who hits the ball through midwicket for a single. Another single and then Mathews pulls the ball away for a six over midwicket, using the pace of Morkel well. WICKET! Sanga tries to run the ball to third man but gets a thin edge on it and De Kock takes the wicket. Sri Lanka are 4 down, but 303 runs ahead.

  • 39

    Duminy will bowl for the first time in this innings. Three dots and then Sanga hits it over extra cover and Morkel does well to stop the ball and keep it to two runs.

  • 38

    A couple of singles, and there could be more rain, the ground staff is ready. Four to end the over, makes it six from the over, Sri Lanka 153 for 3.

  • 37

    Elgar brought into the attack, Tahir taken off. A single brings Sanga on strike. Three, Sanga cuts it powerfully through the square on the off side for three runs. A single and then Sanga sends the last ball over the bowler's head for four more, expensive over from Elgar, the lead is now 286.

  • 36

    A dot and then a couple of singles stretches the lead past 270. A couple of runs and then Sanga hits another boundary through midwicket. He is accelerating after his 50.

  • 35

    Sanga hits the first ball for four, he gets to his 50 in style. Three more, Sanga pushes the flighted ball past the keeper for three runs. A couple more to end the over, makes it 9 runs from the over.

  • 34

    Mathews takes a single from the first ball of the over, then Sanga slices the ball to extra cover for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.

  • 33

    Tahir continues, a couple of singles to start the over and then Sanga pushes the ball through extra cover for for a couple more. A leg bye to end the over, Sri Lanka 115 for 3.

  • 32

    Philander comes into the attack, three dots and Sanga pushes the ball through cover for a single. Just the single from the over, Sanga moves on to 40.

  • 31

    Play will go on for an extra hour today, till 6pm local time, which means there will be 64 more overs. A couple of dots and then Sanga takes a single to Tahir. Just a single from the over.

  • 1:00 pm local time - The covers are being taken off and the rain has stopped.

  • Rain: Match delayed by rain - It started as a short downpour and then kept getting stronger and stronger. The match is delayed by rain.

  • 30

    100: A couple of singles and then Mathews hits the ball through the covers to make it 6 runs from the over.

  • 29

    100: A single and then Sanga drives the ball wide of long off for a couple of runs. Three runs from the over, the 100 comes up for Sri Lanka.

  • 28

    Three dots and then Mathews pulls the bouncer to midwicket for a single. Sri Lanka 99 for 3.

  • 27

    A couple o singles and then a couple of dots. Three runs from the over.

  • 26

    An outside edge that flies off through extra cover for a single. A single to end the over, two runs from it.

  • 25

    A couple of singles to start the over, Mathews then whips the ball on the leg side and Morkel cuts it off in the deep. Six runs from the over.

  • 24

    Sanga clips it nicely in front of square for four more. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 23

    Wicket: Sanga comes out of his crease and pushes the ball to long on for a single. A chance of a wicket, but Mahela is reviewing, he reverse sweeps it and the ball pops up and Elgar takes it before crashing into De Kock. The third umpire agrees that it is out, it hit the glove but Mahela is not happy as he walks out. Sanga has a chat with the umpires. A single and a big wicket from the over.

  • 22

    Wicket: WICKET! Silva falls against the run of play, Silva hits it straight to point and South Africans get their second wicket. Mahela walks out to bat. It is a bit cloudy around the ground, the ground staff is ready.

  • 21

    Sanga pulls the ball past short leg for four, Tahir bowls a poor first ball again. Sanga takes a single, and then Silva pushes the ball to point for a single.

  • 20

    Four, Silva hits the ball through point for four. Four more, this time it is a short ball and Silva hooks it to square leg for four. 8 from the over.

  • 19

    A couple of singles from Tahir's over after drinks.

  • 18

    Sanga takes a single through the covers, Morkel comes into the attack. First drinks break of the day.

  • 17

    200: Tahir tosses it up, Sanga reaches to the pitch of the ball and hits it through the covers for four, the lead is now 200. A couple of runs as Sanga pushes the ball through point. Sri Lanka lead by 204 runs.

  • 16

    Sanga clips the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Silva is warned not to run on the pitch. Just the single from the over.

  • 15

    Tahir starts with a full toss outside leg stump and Silva hits the ball through the leg side for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 14

    Five dots and then Sanga inside edges the ball through fine leg for four, he is not comfortable against the balls that are straightening.

  • 13

    Sanga flicks the ball to long leg for a single. Four, this one is full and swinging from Steyn and Sanga drives the ball through gully for four. 5 from the over.

  • 12

    Another maiden from Philander, good pressure being created by the visitors after the initial attack from Tharanga.

  • 11

    Wicket: WICKET! Steyn gets the big fish, Tharanga edges it as he goes after the ball and De Kock makes no mistake, Tharanga caught behind and Steyn provides the first breakthrough. Sanga walks out. Sanga pulls the ball to midwicket for a couple of runs and is off a king pair. Four, Sanga cuts it behind point for four. Six from the over.

  • 10

    A welcome maiden from Philander, Silva plays it out. The plan from Sri Lanka seems to be, Tharanga will attack and Silva will be the anchor.

  • 9

    Sri Lanka have already scored 21 runs in three overs today, Steyn runs in to bowl his second over of the day. Tharanga pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single. Four, Tharanga hammers the ball through midwicket for four, making it six runs from the over.

  • 8

    Silva takes a single to Philander on the leg side. A couple of dots and then Tharanga flicks the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. Four, Tharanga cuts it behind point and it goes all the way to the boundary. A single makes it 8 runs to end the over.

  • 7

    Steyn starts his work for the day from the other end. There is some late swing for Steyn but Tharanga covers it and drives the ball down the ground for a couple of runs. Then Tharanga leans forward and pushes the ball through the off side for three runs. Silva takes a single, his first runs of the day. A short ball from Steyn and Tharanga hooks it on the leg side for a couple of runs. 8 from the over

  • 6

    Four, Tharanga starts the day by hitting Philander for a boundary through the off side. Four dots and then a single to end the over. Sri Lanka have made their intentions clear.

  • Day Four - Sri Lanka lead by 150 and have 10 wickets in hand, South Africa are trying to catch up and have batted well in their first innings on a slow pitch. Sri Lanka will be looking to score quickly and give themselves enough time to bowl out South Africa. South Africa will be working towards the opposite.

  • 5

    Steyn to bowl the last over, Silva plays it out, Sri Lanka are 11 for no loss and lead by 150 runs at the end of day three.

  • 4

    A maiden from Philander and Sri Lanka lead by 150 runs.

  • 3

    A single to start the over, four dots and then another single to end the over.

  • 2

    Four over to go in the day, Philander starts from the other end. Dropped, Tharanga is dropped by AB at second slip, tough chance as he dives to in front of first slip. Four, another edge and this time it goes for four past gully. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 1

    Steyn starts for South Africa, Tharanga takes a single from the first ball. Four, Silva pushes the ball wide of third man for the first boundary of the innings. Sri Lanka lead by 144 runs.

  • 135

    Wicket: Morkel comes out to bat, last pair batting for South Africa. Amla cuts Perera behind point for a couple of runs. Amla takes a single and Morkel will face Perera for a couple of balls this over. WICKET! Morkel is out, South Africa are all out for 282 and Amla is the last man standing on 139. Good innings from the captain. South Africa trail by 139 runs.

  • 134

    Wicket: A few dots, an appeal but the umpire is not interested and Sri Lanka have no reviews left. WICKET! Herath strikes. Tharanga takes the catch and Herath gets the wicket, Tahir is out but has played a handy knock for South Africa. They trail 142 runs.

  • 133

    Lakmal continues, and finishes a maiden. South Africa trail by 142 runs.

  • 132

    A single from the over, Amla gets it and moves on to 136,

  • 131

    Lakmal comes back into the attack. Five dots and then Amla takes a single from the last ball to keep strike.

  • 130

    Three dots and then Amla takes a single to move on to 134. Tahir pushes the ball to long off for a couple of runs. Three from the over, SA trail by 144 runs.

  • 129

    14 overs to go in the day, South Africa are doing well but Sri Lanka are still ahead of the game. After drinks, Perera comes back into the attack. A couple of singles from the over.

  • 128

    A maiden from Herath and Amla plays it out. South Africa trail by less than 150 runs.

  • 127

    Tahir sweeps Mendis and gets a single as Tharanga stops the boundary in the deep. A couple of dots and then another single, Amla not trusting Tahir with more strike. Two from the over.

  • 126

    A maiden from Herath, Amla plays it out. South Africa trail by 151 runs.

  • 125

    Tahir on strike and Mathews turns to Mendis, three dots and then Tahir takes a single. Amla takes another single. It is a no ball and Tahir slog sweeps it on the leg side for four, making the most of the no ball. 7 from the over.

  • 124

    Herath starts his 42nd over, and it is a maiden. South Africa are 263 for 8.

  • 123

    Three dots and then Amla takes a single, giving Tahir two balls again. This seems to be the plan, play three or four balls and then let Tahir survive for the last couple.

  • 122

    Three dots and then Amla takes a single to square leg. Tahir pushes the next ball through to long-on for a couple of runs.

  • 121

    Three dots, then Amla pushes the ball to square leg for a single. Tahir has to survive two balls. Tahir survives, and just a single from the over.

  • 120

    Three dots and then a single to Amla as he outside edges it past the slip region. Four, Tahir hits the last ball for four, it was short Tahir forces it through point for four.

  • 119

    Tahir walks out to bat ahead of Morkel. Three dots and then Amla takes a single. Tahir survives the last two balls, South Africa are 253 for 8.

  • 118

    Wicket: A couple of dots and then Steyn brings the 250 up with a boundary over the bowler's head, another brilliant shot from him. WICKET! Steyn is out, Herath gets the wicket after being hit for a few boundaries. Steyn goes for another big hit but ends up sending it high in he air, Sanga settles under it and takes a good catch.

  • 117

    A single to start the over and a single to end it, four dots in the middle.

  • 116

    Amla takes a single and then Dickwella fails to gather the ball and make the stumping, Steyn survives. Six, Steyn rubs it in with a big six over long off, just comes down the wicket and hits Herath out of the ground. 7 from the over.

  • 115

    A maiden from Perera, South Africa starting slowly after tea but putting together a healthy partnership. They trail by 183 runs.

  • 114

    A single and then a couple of dots. Another single to end the over.

  • 113

    A single and then a few dots. A big appeal for lbw, Sri Lanka are reviewing this. Umpire's call stands, and Sri Lanka have wasted both their reviews.

  • 112

    After tea, Herath bowls a few dots to Amla. Then Amla pushes the ball to square leg for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 111

    Amla takes a single from the first ball to deep midwicket. Five dots to end the over. South Africa trail by 187 runs at tea.

  • 110

    Three dots and then Amla takes a single to square leg. Just a single from the over, there may be one more to go to tea.

  • 109

    Just a single from the Perera over as he starts a new spell. South Africa 232 for 7.

  • 108

    A couple of singles to start the over and then a few dots to end the over. South Africa trail by 190.

  • 107

    Lakmal gets his right elbow taped up and finishes a maiden.

  • 106

    A leg bye and then Steyn hits Herath for a six, he comes out of his crease early and hits the spinner over long-off for a big six. A couple of dots to end the over, South Africa are 229 for 7.

  • 105

    A couple of dots as Mendis starts from the other end. Steyn takes a single and then Amla hits Mendis through the covers again for a beautiful drive for four. Six from the over. The follow on has been avoided.

  • 104

    Herath finishes a quick maiden, 5 more runs needed to avoid follow on.

  • 103

    A couple of dots and then Amla pushes the ball to cover for a single. Three dots to end the over.

  • 102

    Steyn comes down the wicket and hits the ball through mid-on for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 101

    A couple of dots and then Steyn pushes it past the keeper for three runs. Three dots to end the over, 10 more needed to avoid follow on.

  • 100

    Amla takes a single from the first ball to long on. Steyn gets off the mark with a push to deep square leg. Another flick on the leg side, Steyn gets a single and brings Amla on strike. A couple of dots to end the over.

  • 99

    Wicket: WICKET! Perera keeps chipping away at the tail, Philander is bowled. Big gap between bat and pad and it goes through Philander. A wicket maiden from Perera.

  • 98

    Three singles from the over after the drinks break.

  • 97

    200: Four, Amla hits Perera through cover for four to get South Africa to 201. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 96

    Amla flicks the ball on the leg side for a couple of runs, and then gets a leg bye. Three runs from the over, 24 needed to avoid follow on.

  • 95

    Perera back, around the stumps to Amla. Amla takes a single as he hits the ball to deep square leg. It is full and outside off, Philander drives the ball to deep cover for a couple of runs.

  • 94

    Amla takes a single, that is his 100, five dots to end the over. Amla gets his 22nd Test ton, first one as captain.

  • 93

    Lakmal continues, a couple of singles brings Amla back on strike. Four, Amla hits it in the air but places it into the gap for four more, he moves on to 98. Amla cuts the next ball to the sweeper for a single to get to 99. Philander takes a couple of runs to end the over, Amla will be on strike for the next over.

  • 92

    Philander gets off the mark with a punch through cover. Five dots to end the over.

  • 91

    Four, Amla hits the length ball through the covers again to get into the 90s. Dropped, Amla is dropped at short cover, it was a tough chance, he is on 93. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 90

    Wicket: Over number 90, WICKET! Three dots and then Herath strikes, Dickwella pulls off a smart stumping, Duminy comes down the wicket after the appeal last ball and gives the wicket away. Duminy played 58 balls to get his 3 runs, a wicket maiden from Herath. Philander comes out to bat.

  • 89

    Four, Amla drives and drives it hard through the covers for four. Amla pushes the ball through point for a couple of runs. Six from the over.

  • 88

    Herath continues from the other end. Sri Lanka are reviewing the decision, but the third umpire says it is not out, Duminy survives a lbw shout. Another maiden from Sri Lanka.

  • 87

    Lakmal comes back to bowl with the new ball. He starts his spell with a maiden.

  • 86

    Herath finishes a maiden, South Africa are 252 runs behind.

  • 85

    A dot and then four, the new ball turns sharply and goes down leg, Amla hits it past the keeper and Hearth can't cut it off as it goes for four. Five dots to end the over. Amla moves on to 83.

  • 84

    Five dots and then a single from Herath to end the over. Spinners bowling with the new ball.

  • 83

    A couple of dots from Perera and then the second new ball is taken. Amla pushes the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 82

    Lunch: A few dots and then an appeal from the Sri Lankans as Duminy pads one against the turn. The umpire is not interested, they think of going for a review but then decide against it. South Africa are 163 for 5 at lunch, trail by 258 runs.

  • 82

    A few dots and then an appeal from the Sri Lankans as Duminy pads one against the turn. The umpire is not interested, they think of going for a review but then decide against it.

  • 81

    This could be the last over before lunch, Perera to bowl it over the wicket. A quick over from Perera will allow for another over before lunch.

  • 80

    Amla takes a single from the first ball, he hits Mendis to the sweeper on the off side. A couple of dots and then a huge appeal for lbw, the umpire thinks it is not out. Sri Lanka review it and it is a poor review as the ball was missing the stumps. Just the single from the over.

  • 79

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka just before lunch, Perera bowls it.

  • 78

    Mendis bowls a maiden, Amla plays it out just 10 minutes before lunch.

  • 77

    A couple of dots and then Amla drives the ball through the covers again, the fielder does well to keep it to three. Three from the over, Amla moves on to 76.

  • 76

    Mendis is brought back into the attack. Amla drives the first ball through the covers for a single. Just the single from the over.

  • 75

    A maiden from Perera, South Africa trail by 263 runs. A run rate that was over 3.5 per over before drinks has not suddenly plunged to 1.5 per over after the loss of two quick wickets.

  • 74

    A dot ball to start the over and then Amla places the ball behind square leg for a couple of runs. Just two from the over.

  • 73

    Perera to Duminy and Duminy hits the ball to mid on for a single. Four dots and then a single to end the over. Amla moves on to 70.

  • 72

    Another maiden from Herath, he is keeping things quiet from his end.

  • 71

    A single and then Duminy nudges the ball fine on the leg side for a couple of runs. Three from the over.

  • 70

    Duminy comes out to bat after two quick wickets, Herath continues. Amla drives the second ball into the off side for a single. Just the single from the over.

  • 69

    Wicket: A couple of dots and then Amla works the ball to the leg side for a single. WICKET! AB reviews it but it is in vain, Perera gets the first wicket of the day. This one turns and beats AB, hitting his pads, it pitched on off and was hitting leg. Umpire Llong had no doubts about that. Big wicket for Sri Lanka. The partnership of 79 between Amla and AB has been broken. De Kock comes in to bat and South Africa need a big partnership. WICKET! Bowled him, Perera gets two in one over, De Kock is bowled and South Africa stumble.

  • 68

    A couple of dots and then Amla hits the ball to mid-off to get a single. South Africa are 149 for 3.

  • 67

    Perera starts round the stumps. Four, AB dances out of his crease and hits the ball straight down the ground for four. Four dots to end the over.

  • 66

    Five dots as Herath starts the proceedings after drinks and AB hits the last ball behind square for a single.

  • 65

    Perera starts his second over of the day, AB takes a single behind square. Just a single from the over as Amla plays the rest out.

  • 64

    Herath bowls another maiden, he is bowling consistently like he did yesterday.

  • 63

    Perera comes into the attack for the first time today. A couple of singles to start the over and then four dots to end it.

  • 62

    Three dots to start the over and then Amla hits Herath through extra cover for four. Just the boundary from the over. 42 runs have come from the last 10 overs.

  • 61

    Lakmal bowls a no ball again. All dots to end the over which started with a no ball, Lakmal finishes his 16th over in total, 5th of this spell..

  • 60

    A maiden from Herath, a good over after a few expensive ones from Sri Lanka.

  • 59

    Three dots and then a no ball. A chance for caught behind on the leg side, Lakmal got Faf like that yesterday. The third umpire is in play, AB gloves it but it bounces in front of Dickwella behind the stumps and he appeals. Not a good sign for a debutant keeper. Just the no ball from the over, AB survives.

  • 58

    Herath comes into the attack, the first ball is tossed up and Amla pushes it down the ground for a single. Four singles from the over in the end.

  • 57

    A no ball to start the over, a slow bouncer from Lakmal bounces over AB and hits his helmet. Four, AB swivels on his back foot and hits the ball through the leg side for four, another short ball from Lakmal but this one does not rise. Another short ball and AB hooks it through square leg for four. 15 runs from the over, a good one for South Africa.

  • 56

    Amla works the ball behind square and gets his first Test 50 as captain. AB punches the ball out to the sweeper for a single. Four, Amla attacks Mendis, it is a low full toss and Amla hits the ball away to the midwicket boundary. Four more, Amla rocks back and hits the ball through the leg side for four more. 10 from the over.

  • 55

    Amla drives the ball through midwicket again for a single. AB stays back and punches the ball square of the wicket on the off side for a couple of runs. Three runs from the over.

  • 54

    100: Mendis starts from the other end. Amla pushes the ball through midwicket for a single, moves on to 48 and brings the 100 up for South Africa. A couple of singles from the over.

  • 53

    Amla takes strike, Lakmal has the ball in his hands and AB is at the other end. Amla pushes the first ball to square leg for a single. Amla and AB will need to bat as long as they can today to keep South Africa in the game. Just the single from the over.

  • 52

    Last over of the day, four, Amla hits the short and wide ball through the covers for four. A single to end the over and the day. South Africa are 98 for 3 after 52 overs on day two and they trail by 323 runs. South Africa need this partnership to keep going and bat most of the day tomorrow, and Sri Lanka need wickets but have runs to play with.

  • 51

    Perera to bowl the second last over of the day, it is maiden. South Africa are 93 for 3.

  • 50

    A couple of dots and then AB takes a single to give Amla the strike. A couple of runs as Amla punches the ball through the covers. Three from the over.

  • 49

    A single to start the over, Perera starts his 14th over. A few dots and then Amla pushes the ball through the covers for a couple of runs.

  • 48

    AB takes a single through extra cover and Herath goes over the wicket. Just the single from the over.

  • 47

    A single to start the over and then five dots to end it, Perera finishes another over. 5 overs remaining in the day.

  • 46

    Another maiden from Sri Lanka, Herath finishes his 12th over.

  • 45

    A maiden from Perera, South Africa are 85 for 3.

  • 44

    Herath continues, AB gets a single from the first ball. A dots and then Amla works the last ball square of the wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 43

    Amla stops Lakmal as he tries to bowl the first ball, a crow flies across the pitch. Two singles from the over.

  • 42

    A dot to start and then Amla clips it behind square for a single. Four dots to end the over.

  • 41

    Lakmal continues from the other end, five dots and then a boundary. Four, AB hits his first boundary, a classic drive through the covers for four.

  • 40

    Vithanage to Amla, Amla cuts it past point for a couple of runs, the sweeper cuts it off. A couple of singles and then three dots to end the over.

  • 39

    Wicket: WICKET! After many, many overs of blocking Faf is out. Dickwella takes a good catch down the leg side, a one-handed grab just inches from the turf. Lakmal gets the wicket, and bowls a maiden.

  • 38

    Amla takes another single to deep midwicket. Four, Faf drives it past extra cover for four, good shot against Vithanage. Six from the over.

  • 37

    Lakmal comes back into the attack, three dots to start the over. Amla pushes the pad from his pads to deep midwicket for a single. Just the single from the over.

  • 36

    Vithanage continues, three singles from the over. South AFrica 64 for 2 after 36 overs.

  • 35

    Mendis continues after the drinks break. Four, Mendis pitches it up and Amla drives it through cover for four. A single makes it 6 from the over.

  • 34

    Vithanage into the attack, Amla works the first ball for a single to midwicket. Faf plays the paddle sweep for a couple of runs. Four runs from the over in the end.

  • 33

    50: A couple of singles from the over, South Africa get to 50 at the loss of two wickets, going at 1.54 per over.

  • 32

    Amla takes a single from the first ball and Perera goes over the stumps. Four singles from the over in the end, South Africa on 49 for 2.

  • 31

    Mendis bowls five dots and then Amla takes a single to end the over.

  • 30

    A couple of dots and then a single, Sri Lanka have already bowled 11 maidens in 30 overs. South Africa bowled 23 in their entire innings. Three singles from this over.

  • 29

    Three dots and then Mendis bowls a no ball. Just the no ball from the over.

  • 28

    Perera continues, Faf takes a single to deep midwicket from the first ball. A few dots and a single from the over.

  • 27

    Five dots and then Herath gives a single away, South Africa going at 1.37 per over.

  • 26

    Four, and dropped, Mahela, who generally takes every catch in the slips, drops an important one. Amla goes hard and the ball and edges it through Mahela for four.

  • 25

    Herath bowls another maiden, he has bowled 4 maidens in 8 overs today.

  • 24

    Perera replaces Lakmal. Perera makes it spin and bounce, Amla ends up outside edging it past the slips for a couple of runs. A couple more as Amla outside edges it again, it races past the slips.

  • 23

    Herath finishes another quiet over, just a single from it.

  • 22

    A couple of singles from the over, Lakmal finishes his 7th over.

  • 21

    Herath is back, replacing Perera. He starts with a maiden.

  • 20

    Five dots from Lakmal and then Amla takes a single to end the over.

  • 19

    Perera finishes another over, just a single from it. South Africa 24 for 2.

  • 18

    Lakmal starts his work after tea with a maiden. Sri Lanka 23 for 2.

  • 17

    Perera will start the last session, he starts with a maiden.

  • 16

    Tea: Last over before tea, four dots to start from Mendis. Faf hits the fifth ball through midwicket for four. South Africa trail by 398 runs at tea.

  • 15

    Another maiden from the Sri Lankan spinners, Perera finishes his 4th over.

  • 14

    Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka keeping the scoring rate down to 1.32 per over.

  • 13

    A dot ball to start the over and then Amla flicks the next ball to deep square leg for a single. Just one from the over.

  • 12

    Mendis replaces Herath before tea, he starts the over with five dots. Four, Faf drives the ball between extra cover and mid-off for a controlled boundary.

  • 11

    Another maiden from Perera, Amla plays it out.

  • 10

    Herath keeps the pressure on from the other side, finishing another maiden.

  • 9

    Wicket: Perera comes into the attack to bowl off spin now. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Elgar not sure whether to go forward or back, ends up edging it to short leg who dives to take a good catch. It is Silva under the helmet, who gets the catch. A wicket maiden from Perera. Amla comes out to bat.

  • 8

    Faf comes out of his crease and hits the ball over extra cover for a six, almost doubling the innings score. Just the six from the over, Herath finishes his 4th over.

  • 7

    A slow start after losing a wicket from South Africa, Lakmal finishes another maiden.

  • 6

    Five dots to start the over and then Faf drives the ball nicely through extra cover for a couple of runs.

  • 5

    Five dots and then a single to end the over, Lakmal finishes another one.

  • 4

    Herath bowls a maiden, he has a lot of runs to play with and Sri Lanka have 2 more spinners.

  • 3

    Five dots and then a leg bye to end the over. South Africa trail by 417 runs.

  • 2

    Wicket: Herath will start with the new ball from the other end, clear signs of Sri Lanka favouring spin. The first ball spins in from outside off and Elgar works it square for a single. Three dots and then WICKET! caught and bowled, Herath gets a wicket in his first over. Petersen hits it back to the bowler, Faf walks in to bat.

  • 1

    Petersen pushes the first ball past midwicket for a couple of runs. Lakmal starts the bowling for Sri Lanka, and five dots to finish the over.

  • 122

    Wicket: Steyn is applying an ice pack to the back of his head. A single to start the over and then, Lakmal hits the ball through midwicket for four. WICKET! Lakmal is out, Sri Lanka are all out for 421. Philander gets the last wicket, Lakmal flashes hard at it and is caught behind.

  • 121

    Lakmal is the last man, five dots from Tahir and a single from the over.

  • 120

    Wicket: Philander comes into the attack and bowls five dots. Philander then produces extra bounce and this may be out. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat, Sri Lanka review this, WICKET! Mendis is out, caught behind and Sri Lanka lose their 9th wicket.

  • 119

    A single to start the over and then a couple of dots. Four, Herath sweeps Tahir through square leg for four. Five from the over.

  • 118

    Wicket: WICKET! Another direct hit and South Africa get another set batsman out. Herath wants a single, Dickwella does not, but they go for it in the leg and Dickwella is run out after batting really well on debut. Mendis walks out to bat. Morkel goes around the stumps for Mendis. Three dots and then a single to end the over.

  • 117

    Wicket: A couple of singles to start the over, WICKET! Tahir finally takes a wicket, Perera tries to hit it down the ground and Amla takes a good catch at mid-on. Herath comes out to bat. Herath takes a single and then Dickwella sweeps it over Steyn at square leg for four. 7 runs and a wicket from the over.

  • 116

    A couple of dots and then Perera gets a bye as the ball goes through him and the keeper. Just the bye from the over.

  • 115

    400: Dickwella drives it down the ground for a single to bring up the 400 for Sri Lanka. Two singles from the over.

  • 114

    A maiden from Morkel to Perera, Sri Lanka 399 for 6.

  • 113

    A couple of dots as Tahir starts from the other end, then a couple of singles. Dickwella pushes the last ball through to sweeper cover for a couple of runs to end the over.

  • 112

    Two slips for Morkel as he starts bowling after lunch. A maiden to start after lunch.

  • 111

    Lunch: This should be the last over before lunch. A couple of plays and misses from Dickwella, a loose drive and then a missed cut. Then Steyn bowls a bouncer and Dickwella ducks out of the way. A maiden to go to lunch, Sri Lanka have dominate the session but lost Mahela. South Africa have bowled a string of impressive overs after Mahela was run out.

  • 110

    Three dots and then Perera drives it wide of the sweeper for a couple of runs. Two from the over.

  • 109

    Another maiden from South Africa, Steyn bowls his 4th maiden of the innings.

  • 108

    A tight over from Steyn and now Tahir finishes a maiden just 10 minutes before lunch.

  • 107

    Steyn comes back into the attack, Amla hoping for a few more wickets. A leg byes as the ball hits Perera's pads and runs down for a single.

  • 106

    Wicket: WICKET! Completely against the run of play, the 100 runs partnership is broken with a run out. Mahela paddles it fine, sets off quickly and wants a second run. Alviro does well to get to the ball and throw it quickly, it hits the stumps and a diving Mahela is found short of his ground. Big wicket for South Africa, Perera comes out to bat. Six, Perera jumps out of his crease, first ball, and hits Duminy over long on for a six. A single to end the over.

  • 105

    Over the last 4 or 5 overs, it would seem that Sri Lanka have shifted gears and started playing like it is the middle overs of an ODI. They did this early on yesterday against the spinners. Dickwella takes a single and then Mahela sweeps a full toss on the leg side for a couple. A couple more as Dickwella sweeps it and AB runs from slips to the leg side to cut the ball off.

  • 104

    Four dots and then a couple of singles from the over, Duminy finishes his third over of the day.

  • 103

    Tahir to bowl his first over today. Dickwella paddles the first ball to fine leg for a single. Three dots and then Mahela pushes the ball to long off for another single. Two runs from the over.

  • 102

    Mahela takes a single and then Dickwella comes down the wicket and hits the ball over wide long on for a six. A single makes it 8 runs from the over, Dickwella batting with a lot of confidence on debut.

  • 101

    Morkel continues from the other end. A leg bye to start the over, Mahela may have gotten some bat on that. Just the one from the over.

  • 100

    Duminy comes on to bowl after drinks, this pair has added 56 from 13 overs today. Three singles and then Duminy bowls a no ball. Four from the over.

  • 99

    Mahela takes a single to deep square leg to give the strike to Dickwella who is on 47. A full toss from Morkel and Dickwella pushes it through mid-on for three runs to get his 50, on debut. He has batted with confidence and has lots of experience at the other end to guide him. A shout for lbw against Mahela, the umpire gives it not out. South Africa think of reviewing it but decide against it, replays show it would have gone over the stumps. A single to take us to the first drinks break.

  • 98

    Mahela pushes another ball to long leg for a single. A slightly short ball from Philander and Dickwella punches it through point for three runs. Slight confusion as they go for the singles, Mahela pushes the ball to square leg again, makes it safely in the end. 5 from the over.

  • 97

    Dickwella ducks under a couple of short balls from Morkel. Four, he is tired of ducking and weaving, it was not a scary bouncer, so Dickwella ramps it over the slips for four. Four more, Dickwella pushes the ball through backward square leg for a four more, he beats the fielder with ease. South Africa will review this, Morkel's short bowling may have worked as they appeal for a catch. Not out, says the third umpire and Dickwella survives. There was no bat or glove as first slip took the catch. The 350 comes up for Sri Lanka.

  • 96

    Philander continues, he is getting some movement on the ball, he shapes a couple into Mahela and then one away from him. A maiden, Mahela plays it out with some skill.

  • 95

    Mahela pushes the ball in front of square for a single. A couple of leg byes as Dickwella pads the ball on the leg side. A couple of dots and then two runs to end the over, Dickwella moves on to 36 and he is looking to attack everything today.

  • 94

    Four dots and then Mahela guides the ball to third man for a single. Dickwella ends the over with a couple of runs, he hits the short ball to fine leg.

  • 93

    Five dots from Steyn and then Mahela takes a single from the last ball to get his 150, brilliant knock from him on his favourite ground.

  • 92

    Philander replaces Morkel as the first bowling change from South Africa. A couple of dots and then Dickwella guides the ball through backward point for a couple. Four, Dickwella hammers the ball over mid-on for four. Six from the over.

  • 91

    Four, Mahela hits his first boundary of the day, uses his wrists to steer the ball away from the fielder and down the ground for four. Mahela then cuts the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. Six runs from the over.

  • 90

    Mahela tucks the first ball from Morkel's over to fine leg for a single, he has played that shot often in this innings. Four, Dickwella is going after the bowling today, this time he plays a beautiful cover drive for four, made it into a half-volley. Three dots to end the over, Sri Lanka 322 for 5.

  • 89

    Three dots to start the over and then Mahela flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single. Just one run from the over.

  • 88

    Morkel starts proceedings from the other end, Mahela tickles it to fine leg and Steyn has to cover a lot of ground, but manages to keep it to a single in the end. A couple of dots and then four, Dickwella goes for the drive but ends up outside edging the ball through gully for four.

  • 87

    Four, Dickwella faces Steyn in the first over of day two and goes after a short and wide ball, hitting it over the slips for four. A couple of runs makes it six from the over.

  • 86

    This could be the last over of the day. Philander to bowl it. A maiden to end the over, Sri Lanka end on 305 for 5 after 86 overs with Mahela still at the crease on 140.

  • 85

    Steyn continues with the new ball to Mahela. Three dots and then Mahela takes a single. Mahela calls for help as he completes that run, could be a case of cramps after batting in the heat for so long.

  • 84

    Philander with the new ball. Three dots to start the over and Dickwella pushes the ball through the gap at extra cover for four runs. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 83

    300: The new ball has been taken, Steyn will run in with it. A couple of singles and the 300 comes up for Sri Lanka. Just two from the over.

  • 82

    Duminy comes into the attack, Amla looking to improve the over rate. Mahela cuts the ball wide of the sweeper for an easy single. The umpire gives it out but Dickwella reviews it straightaway. It looks like it hit the pad and not the glove as he defended it, the appeal was for a catch. The third umpire overturns the decision, Dickwella survives. Dickwella paddle sweeps the ball to long leg for a run. Three singles from the over.

  • 81

    Half an hour to go for stumps and Morkel is off the field. The new ball is not taken, Tahir continues. The wrong'un is pushed through to deep square leg for a couple of runs. Four runs from the over.

  • 80

    A single from Mahela to start the over and then Dickwella faces Morkel. Morkel bowls a few short balls and makes them bounce, good effort with the old ball. A no ball and then a single to end the over. The new ball is now due, 10 overs remaining.

  • 79

    Tahir continues, four dots and then Mahela takes a single behind square. A couple of runs down the leg side and Dickwella is off the mark.

  • 78

    Wicket: Morkel runs in to bowl his second over of this spell, Amla keeping Steyn and Philander for the new ball. Mahela opens the face of the bat and takes a single behind point. WICKET! A short ball from Morkel, Vithanage looks to defend it but edges it and AB takes the catch at third slip. South Africa get another wicket, Sri Lanka are 5 wickets down. Dickwella walks out on debut, good over from Morkel ends with four dots.

  • 77

    Tahir continues, four byes to start. It was a good ball, Mahela miss the push shot and the ball spins in and over the stumps and through the keeper for four. Mahela pushes the ball for a single to point. Six, Tahir overpitches it and Vithanage comes down the wicket and hits it down the ground for a big six. A single to end the over, 13 runs from it.

  • 76

    Morkel comes into the attack now, Amla shuffling his bowlers. A single as Mahela pushes the ball to third man. Only one run from the over.

  • 75

    Another maiden, Vithanage tries to work Tahir but ends up inside edging the ball. Mahela goes and has a chat with him.

  • 74

    Another maiden from South Africa.

  • 73

    Tahir comes back into the attack and finishes another over, just a single from it.

  • 72

    Steyn bowls it short but the ball does not bounce, it goes over the middle stump as Vithanage misses the pull shot. A maiden from Steyn have the drinks break.

  • 71

    20 overs remaining in the day, a couple of singles from the over, the run rate has slowed down to 3.78, which is still healthy.

  • 70

    Steyn bowls a maiden to Vithanage, his first maiden of the day.

  • 69

    Four, Vithanage gets off the mark with a boundary, he hits the ball through extra cover. A couple of leg byes and then Vithanage picks up a single. Four more, Mahela hits the ball over midwicket to make it 11 runs from the over.

  • 68

    Steyn is back, Mahela starts the over with a boundary through the off side, he cut it hard and beat the point fielder. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 67

    Duminy continues to Mahela, who takes a single from the first ball. A couple of byes as the ball goes through the keeper as it misses the bat. A couple more singles to end the over. The 250 comes up for Sri Lanka.

  • 66

    Philander continues from the other end. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 247 for 4.

  • 65

    Wicket: Duminy comes back to bowl, three singles to start the over. WICKET! South Africa finally break this partnership and Mathews goes for the cut but ends up edging it to the keeper. Duminy breaks the partnership, Vithanage comes out to bat.

  • 64

    Philander comes back into the attack to replace Morkel. Philander bowls it wide of the off stump and Mahela runs it down to third man for a single. A couple of dots and then Mathews hits the ball through extra cover for a couple of runs.

  • 63

    A single to start the over and then Tahir bowls a googly down the leg side and Mathews pads it to the fine leg boundary. A couple of singles to end the over, 7 runs from it.

  • 62

    Morkel bowls five dots and then Mahela runs the ball to third man for a single.

  • 61

    Tahir into his 12th over of this spell, starts from round the wicket. Three dots to start the over and then Mathews reverse sweeps Tahir through the off side for four.

  • 60

    A couple of runs as Morkel bowls it full and outside off and Mahela hits it through the covers. Mahela hits the overpitched ball down the ground for four more, six runs from the over.

  • 59

    Mahela starts the over with a single and then Mathews hits the short ball from Tahir through deep square leg for four. Four dots to end the over, 5 runs from it.

  • 58

    Morkel to Mahela, just a single from the over, Sri Lanka starting slowly after this break as they started after lunch.

  • 57

    Tahir finishes his 10th over of this spell, just a single from the over.

  • 56

    A maiden from Morkel, Sri Lanka 215 for 3 after 56 overs.

  • 55

    50: A couple of dots and then Mathews pushes the ball through the off side to the sweeper for a couple of runs. The 100 run partnership comes up. A single makes it three runs from the over. Mathews get his 50.

  • 54

    Tea: Elgar to bowl the last over before tea, can South Africa get a wicket? Mathews pushes the ball down to long on for a single. Mathews takes a single and then Mahela nudges the ball fine for a couple and moves on to 99. A couple more to Mahela and that brings up his century, well played knock from him at his favourite ground. Tea on day one, Sri Lanka have won the second session, scoring 97 runs and not losing any wickets.

  • 53

    Mahela sweeps the low full toss from Tahir to long leg for a single. Two singles from the over.

  • 52

    Four, Mahela hits Steyn for four and moves on to 95. Mahela pulls Steyn through deep backward square leg for four. Five runs from the over.

  • 51

    200: Three dots to start the over and then a couple of singles brings up the 200 for Sri Lanka. They are going slightly under 4 runs per over. Two runs from the over.

  • 50

    Steyn is brought back into the attack, four, short and wide and Mahela cuts the ball through point for four. Sri Lanka 198 and Mahela moves on to 90.

  • 49

    A couple of dots to start the over and then Mahela cuts it past point for four, Tahir's economy rate today is 4.64 so far, too high for the subcontinent. Five from the over.

  • 48

    Another maiden from South Africa, Philander bowls it and Mathews plays it out.

  • 47

    A rare maiden from South Africa and Tahir finishes his first maiden.

  • 46

    Philander comes back into the attack, four dots to start his over. Mathews then inside edges the ball on the leg side and Faf's misfield allows them to come back for the second run.

  • 45

    Six, Mahela hits Tahir over mid-off for a six, an inside out shot for a six. A couple of runs to end the over, 8 runs from it. Mahela moves into the 80s.

  • 44

    A couple of dots and then Mahela sweeps Duminy down to long leg for a single. Four, short and wide again, it spins a bit but Mathews covers the turn and cuts the ball to the boundary.

  • 43

    A risky single and then a leg bye, Sri Lankans scoring like they are in the middle overs of an ODI.

  • 42

    A couple of singles to start the over, and three singles from the over in total.

  • 41

    Tahir continues from the other end, this is when Sri Lanka accelerated in the first session with two spinners operating. A couple of singles to start the over and then a couple of dots. Three singles from the over in the end.

  • 40

    Duminy after the drinks break, just a single from the over.

  • 39

    Tahir is back just before the drinks break. A couple of singles to start the over and then a couple of dots. Mathews then works the ball on the leg side for a couple of runs. A single to end the over, brings up the 50 run partnership. Sri Lanka 165 for 3.

  • 38

    Duminy starts his 5th over. A couple of dots and Mathews cuts the ball powerfully through point for four more, Duminy bowls it too wide. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 160 for 3.

  • 37

    Thick inside edge goes on the leg side and Mathews gets another single. The run rate has slowed down after lunch, but is still over four runs per over. Four, this will help the run rate, Mahela picks up another boundary to fine leg as Morkel bowls it on his pads.

  • 36

    Duminy has been brought back into the attack, Amla running out of ideas. Four dots and then Mathews cuts the short and wide ball to the point boundary. A single to end the over. The 150 comes up for Sri Lanka.

  • 35

    Three dots to start the over from Morkel and then Mahela tucks the ball to fine leg for a couple of runs. Just two from the over.

  • 34

    Cloudy: It is getting cloudy around the ground, the ground staff is ready. A maiden from Philander.

  • 33

    Morne Morkel is back into the attack, South Africa searching for another wicket. Mahela pushes the ball easily to third man for a single, nothing happening for the bowlers on this flat pitch. Mathews pulls the ball to deep midwicket for a couple. Four runs from the over.

  • 32

    A maiden from Philander, Sri Lanka going at 4.34 runs per over.

  • 31

    Width from Steyn and Mathews punches the ball through the covers for four. A single as Mathews works the ball on the leg side through midwicket. A couple of dots and then four more, Mahela hits the last ball behind point for four. 9 from Steyn's over.

  • 30

    A couple of singles to start the over, Philander into his 8th over now. Four dots to end the over, just two runs from it.

  • 29

    Mathews works the length ball from Steyn through square leg for a couple of runs. Five dots to end the over.

  • 28

    Philander from the other end after lunch. Mathews whips the ball on the leg side for three runs. Mahela blocks out the rest of the over.

  • 27

    Steyn will start the second session. Four, Mahela starts with a boundary, he is in fine touch today and flicks the ball off his pads for four to fine leg. A couple of dots and then a single to square leg for Mahela. Mathews gets off the mark with a couple of runs to square leg. 8 runs from the first over after lunch.

  • 13

    Morkel overpitches it and Mahela pushes this through mid-on for three runs, a long chase for the man in the deep. Three from the over, Sri Lanka 44 for 2 after the first hour of play. First drinks break of the day.

  • Lunch: Lunch Day One - It is lunch on day one and the game is poised nicely on a flat pitch. Steyn picked up two early wickets to put South Africa in front. After Sanga's golden duck, Mahela and Silva batted well to steady the innings and milk the spinners to increase the run rate to above four per over. Just when Sri Lanka were looking like they had won the session, Duminy picked up the wicket of Silva to pull Sri Lanka back. Mahela is on 53, Mathews is at the crease with him at lunch.

  • 26

    Wicket: This could be the last over before lunch, Duminy to bowl it. Mahela takes a single from the first ball. WICKET! Duminy gets the breakthrough, AB takes the catch and Silva has to go back to the pavilion before lunch. Sri Lanka lose a wicket just before lunch, after scoring heaps of runs against the spinners. Mathews promotes himself, comes out to bat with Mahela. Mathews plays out four dots to go to lunch. South Africa will be happy after breaking the partnership.

  • 25

    Steyn is brought back before lunch. A couple of dots and then Mahela takes a single to bring Silva on strike. Three dots to end the over, just one run from it.

  • 24

    50: Four, Mahela comes out of his crease and hits Tahir's first ball down the ground for four. Then he picks up an easy single through the covers, moves on to 48. Silva takes a single, 6 runs from 3 balls already this over. Mahela hits a four, gets his 50 in quick time, he paddles the ball to fine leg for four, gets his 49th fifty in 58 balls. 9 runs from the over, Tahir under pressure.

  • 24

    50: Four, Mahela comes out of his crease and hits Tahir's first ball down the ground for four. Then he picks up an easy single through the covers, moves on to 48. Silva takes a single, 6 runs from 3 balls already this over. Mahela hits a four, gets his 50 in quick time, he paddles the ball to fine leg for four, gets his 49th fifty in 58 balls. 11 runs from the over, Tahir under pressure.

  • 23

    Three dots to start and then Mahela inside edges the ball to square leg for a single. A single from the over,

  • 22

    100: Tahir has a chat with Faf, Duminy and Amla and then goes around the stumps. Silva takes a single as he pushes the ball to square leg from the leg stump. Another single and then Silva outside edges the ball away from the slips to get a couple of runs and bring up the 100 for South Africa. A couple of singles to end the over.

  • 21

    Amla brings Morkel back into the attack, a couple of dots to start. Four, Mahela rocks on to his back foot and hits the short ball over slips for four. A couple more runs as Morkel overpitches and Mahela pulls the ball through midwicket. 6 from the over.

  • 20

    Four dots to start the over and then Silva hits the full toss from Tahir to midwicket for four. Four more to end the over, Silva hammers another boundary through the midwicket region.

  • 19

    Four, Sri Lankans are comfortable against spin, Duminy tosses it up and Silva comes down the track early and hits it through the covers for four. Four more, fuller ball from Duminy and Silva drives it through the covers for four more. A single past slip brings Mahela on strike. Four to end the over, Mahela ends the over with another boundary. 13 runs from the over.

  • 18

    Three dots and then Mahela works the full toss from Tahir on to the leg side for three runs. A couple of leg byes as the wrong-un is padded on to the leg side by Silva. 6 from the over, the run rate is 3.88 per over.

  • 17

    Duminy comes into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. Four, Silva outside edges it, past the keeper and AB at slip reacts late, four runs in the end.

  • 16

    A couple of singles and then a couple of dots. Mahela then comes out of his crease and hits Tahir through midwicket for four.

  • 15

    50: A couple of dots and then Silva inside edges the ball on the leg side for a single. Four byes, Morkel bowls a bouncer that climbs over Mahela's head and beats De Kock's jump to go for four. A dot and then Mahela pushing the last ball through the covers for three runs, pure timing in that shot.

  • 14

    Tahir to bowl after drinks, first sign of spin from SA. A quick maiden from Tahir.

  • 13

    Morkel overpitches it and Mahela pushes this through mid-on for three runs, a long chase for the man in the deep. Three from the over, Sri Lanka 44 for 2 after the first hour of play.

  • 12

    Three beautiful deliveries and then Silva drives the ball through deep cover for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 11

    Four, Mahela pushes the ball from the front foot straight down the ground for four to start Morkel's second over. Just the boundary from the over, good comeback from Morkel.

  • 10

    Another maiden from South Africa, Philander bowls it and Silva plays it out.

  • 9

    A maiden from Morkel to start his work for the day, Mahela plays it out.

  • 8

    A single as Mahela inside edges the ball to long leg, a length ball from Philander that bounces and moves away. A few dots and then Petersen drops Silva at third slip, Silva tries to cut it but ends up edging the ball. Petersen was going right first and then had to go to his left, Philander will not be happy with the drop.

  • 7

    Steyn on a hat trick, but Mahela has other plans. Steyn angles it into Mahela's pads and Mahela works it fine on the leg side for four. A couple of dots and then four more, Steyn over pitches and bowls it down leg, Mahela works it in front of square leg for four. A single makes it 9 from the over.

  • 6

    Mahela comes out to bat. A couple of singles and then a couple of dots from Philander. Four, Silva pulls this time, he is in control and he gets four to end the over.

  • 5

    Wicket: Three dots and then Steyn pitches it up and outside off, Silva drives the ball through the covers for three runs. WICKET! The inevitable happens, he pitches it short of a length and Tharanga tries to take his bat away to leave the ball, but ends up gloving it to the keeper. First wicket for South Africa and Sanga walks out to bat. WICKET! Sanga is out, bounced out first ball, Steyn bowls it short and outside off, Sanga tries to pull it but edges it to Tahir. First golden duck for Sanga in tests.

  • 4

    Philander pushes the first ball full and on the stumps, almost yorker length, Tharanga keeps it out. Four, Tharanga drives the ball into the pitch, and then ball bounces away for four down the ground.

  • 3

    There is no movement in the air so far for Steyn and Philander, it will be interesting to see where they pitch the ball. Some movement this time, Tharanga is caught in his crease and inside edges the ball to long leg for a couple in the end. A single brings Silva on strike.

  • 2

    Philander from the over end, he needs to bowl well in this test. Three dots and then Silva gets off the mark, clipping the ball on the leg side for a couple of runs. Sri Lanka 6 for no wicket.

  • 1

    Silva and Tharanga walk out to bat, Steyn has the new ball in his hand. This pitch was relaid last year, it is fresh and the grass has been cut really short. Four, after a couple of dots, Tharanga slices the ball through the covers for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • Team News - Niroshan Dickwella makes his debut, he replaces Chandimal. Kithuruwan Vithanage takes the place of Thirimanne and Ajantha Mendis replaces the injured Eranga. Three specialist spinners for Sri Lanka. South Africa remain unchanged.

  • Toss: Toss - Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bat first.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the 2nd test between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Colombo. South Africa have won the first test and they will be eyeing the number 1 spot in tests. Sri Lanka will be looking to level the series.

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Match Info
  • 421 and 229/8d
    282 and 159/8
    - TBC
    Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
    Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong
    Billy Bowden
    Jeff Crowe
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Upul Tharanga
    c de Kock b Steyn
    Kaushal Silva
    c de Villiers b Duminy
    Kumar Sangakkara
    c Imran Tahir b Steyn
    Mahela Jayawardene
    run out
    Angelo Mathews
    c de Kock b Duminy
    Kithuruwan Vithanage
    c de Villiers b Morkel
    Niroshan Dickwella
    run out
    Dilruwan Perera
    c Amla b Imran Tahir
    Rangana Herath
    not out
    Ajantha Mendis
    c de Kock b Philander
    Suranga Lakmal
    c de Kock b Philander
    • 11
    • 16
    • 2
    • 0
    • 44
    • 73
    • 7
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 165
    • 284
    • 17
    • 1
    • 63
    • 135
    • 6
    • 0
    • 13
    • 38
    • 1
    • 1
    • 72
    • 116
    • 8
    • 1
    • 12
    • 41
    • 0
    • 1
    • 7
    • 14
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 11
    • 0
    • 0
    • 4
    • 4
    • 1
    • 0
    Extras
    (b 11, lb 14, nb 3)
    28
    TOTAL
    (10 wickets; 121.4 overs)
    421
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Dale Steyn
    Vernon Philander
    Morne Morkel
    Imran Tahir
    Jean-Paul Duminy
    Dean Elgar
    • 22
    • 5
    • 69
    • 2
    • 21.4
    • 7
    • 52
    • 2
    • 26
    • 6
    • 69
    • 1
    • 33
    • 4
    • 121
    • 1
    • 18
    • 1
    • 80
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 16/1 - Tharanga (4.5 ov)
    • 16/2 - Sangakkara (4.6 ov)
    • 115/3 - Silva (25.2 ov)
    • 246/4 - Mathews (64.5 ov)
    • 285/5 - Vithanage (77.2 ov)
    • 385/6 - Jayawardene (105.2 ov)
    • 404/7 - Perera (116.4 ov)
    • 409/8 - Dickwella (117.2 ov)
    • 415/9 - Mendis (119.6 ov)
    • 421/10 - Lakmal (121.4 ov)

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