SA in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bat first in Colombo

2014-07-24 06:43
Angelo Mathews (AFP)

Colombo - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the series-deciding second and final Test against South Africa at the SSC ground in Colombo on Thursday.

LIVE: Sri Lanka v SA - Day 1

South Africa remained unchanged from the side that won the first Test in Galle by 153 runs while the hosts made three changes to their team.

Uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella replaced Dinesh Chandimal, Kithuruwan Vithanage came in for Lahiru Thirimanne and unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis was picked in place of injured seamer Shaminda Eranga.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Niroshan Dickwella.

South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
19 August 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Durban 10:00
27 August 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Centurion 10:00
25 September 2016
South Africa v Ireland, Benoni 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 103rd Tour de France is all systems GO! Follow the pain, struggles and ultimate joy as the world's best riders put their talents to the test over 21 stages.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.