Sep 22Dolphins vs. Chennai

Match 8, Group A at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Chennai won by 54 runs

Sep 21Kolkata vs. Lahore Lions

Match 7, Group A at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Kolkata won by 4 wkts

Sep 21Cape Cobras vs. Hobart Hurricanes

Match 6, Group B at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Sep 20Barbados Tridents vs. Punjab

Match 5, Group B at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

Punjab won by 4 wkts

Sep 20Dolphins vs. Perth

Match 4, Group A at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

Perth won by 6 wkts

Sep 19Cape Cobras vs. Northern Knights

Match 3, Group B at International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

Sep 23 20:00Hobart Hurricanes vs. Northern Knights

Match 9, Group B at International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

Sep 24 20:00Kolkata vs. Perth

Match 10, Group A at Hyderabad

Sep 25 20:00Chennai vs. Lahore Lions

Match 11, Group A at Bengaluru

Sep 26 16:00Barbados Tridents vs. Cape Cobras

Match 12, Group B at Mohali

Sep 26 20:00Punjab vs. Northern Knights

Match 13, Group B at Mohali

Sep 27 16:00Dolphins vs. Lahore Lions

Match 14, Group A at Bengaluru

Highlights

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, 1st TEST

Galle International Stadium, Galle, Jul 16, 2014

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
5.4FOUREranga to A Petersen, FOUR, lovely shot, 1st boundary of the match, length ball on the off-stump line, Petersen gets across and whips it past mid-on, the timing is sweet and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary13/0
5.5FOUREranga to A Petersen, FOUR, consecutive boundaries for Petersen, this was short and wide from Eranga, Petersen gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square past point for another boundary17/0
6.4FOURHerath to A Petersen, FOUR, Petersen is looking to be aggressive, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of a well tossed up ball and goes over mid-on for a boundary, pressure on Herath already22/0
7.1FOUREranga to Elgar, FOUR, nicely played, 1st boundary for Elgar, width on offer from Eranga, Elgar goes down on his knee and square drives it past point, the ball has enough to reach the ropes26/0
7.5FOUREranga to Elgar, FOUR, fine shot from Elgar, wide half-volley from Eranga, Elgar goes down on one knee and drills it square past point for another boundary, this has been a positive start from SA32/0
8FOUREranga to Elgar, FOUR, this is even better from Elgar, full and just outside off, Elgar presses forward, offers the full face of the bat and punches it back past the non-striker for a boundary36/0
9.3FOURMathews to Elgar, FOUR, more runs for Elgar, this was short and wide from Mathews, Elgar gets on top of the bounce and chops it past gully for a boundary42/0
11.2FOURMathews to Elgar, FOUR, short, wide and four, easy pickings for Elgar as he gets on top of the bounce and cuts it behind point for another boundary52/0
12.4FOURHerath to Elgar, FOUR, excellent use of the crease from Elgar, this was marginally short and just outside off, Elgar goes back, waits on it and late cuts it behind point for a boundary57/0
14.5FOURDilruwan Perera to A Petersen, FOUR, fraction too short from Perera, Petersen is quick to rock back and cuts it behind point for a boundary66/0
16.5OUTDilruwan Perera to A Petersen, out Lbw!! First wicket for Sri Lanka. Petersen falls after a start yet again, this was pushed through by Perera, Petersen was hanging on the back-foot as he looked to work it behind square, the ball straightened a fraction and beat the inside edge, Petersen wasn't all that forward and replays showed that the ball was just about going on to clip the outside half of leg-stump. Umpire Kettleborough is vindicated and SA lose their first review. A Petersen lbw b Dilruwan Perera 34(46) [4s-4]70/1
18.2FOURDilruwan Perera to Elgar, FOUR, that's heaved away, this was given plenty of air by Perera, Elgar was looking to go over mid-wicket, ends up dragging it past the square leg umpire, no one in the deep and the ball races away to the fence75/1
24.1SIXDilruwan Perera to Elgar, SIX, lovely shot, excellent use of the feet from Elgar, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and hoists it high and over wide long on for a maximum93/1
24.4FOURDilruwan Perera to Elgar, FOUR, 2nd Test fifty for Elgar , this has been an impressive knock so far, Perera dropped this one short and just outside off, Elgar is quick to rock back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary97/1
25.5FOURHerath to Elgar, FOUR, nicely played by Elgar, this wasn't all that short by Herath, Elgar is quick to go back and cuts it square past point, the ball beats the chasing fielder to the fence104/1
32FOUREranga to du Plessis, FOUR, superb placement by Faf, there was a square leg and a mid-wicket, but he clipped the leg-stump half volley in between the two fielders to pick up a boundary117/1
32.2SIXHerath to Elgar, SIX, brilliant hit! This was flighted outside off, Elgar shimmies down the track, he does not get to the pitch of the ball, but reaches it using his hands and sends it sailing over the long off fence123/1
41.3FOURLakmal to Elgar, FOUR, strays onto the pads, Elgar gets inside the line and glances it to fine leg, the fielder was very wide and the ball sped away to the fence136/1
42.3FOURDilruwan Perera to du Plessis, FOUR, gives this bit more air, du Plessis eyes lit up as he bit more flight, he dances down the wicket and lofts it over mid-off140/1
42.4FOURDilruwan Perera to du Plessis, FOUR, excellent use of the feet from Faf, comes down the track and chips it over mid-on, the bowler thought he was in with a chance of getting a wicket, but the ball cleared the fielder quite easily144/1
45.1SIXHerath to du Plessis, SIX, effortless hit! Tossed up on off, du Plessis comes down the track and frees his arms, he launches it over long on for a maximum157/1
46.3FOURDilruwan Perera to Elgar, FOUR, excellent shot! Pitched up outside off, Elgar comes on the front foot and caresses the drive to deep extra cover, the timing takes it to the fence. He moves onto 90169/1
47.5FOURHerath to du Plessis, FOUR, fabulous shot! Gently tossed up outside off, du Plessis dances down the wicket and goes inside out, he didn't get to the pitch of the ball nor did he get it off the middle of the bat, the hands did the work of reaching for the ball and the big blade on the bat took it to the deep extra cover fence173/1
51.5OTHERHerath to du Plessis, 1 run, Faf gets to his 5th Test fifty, comes down the track, takes it on the full and drives it back down the wicket, the ball hits the stumps at the bowlers end and deflects it to the on-side176/1
56.4SIXDilruwan Perera to Elgar, SIX, Elgar gets to his 2nd Test hundred in style, he lets out a cry of joy once he got there, jumps up and pumps the air, takes off his helmet and acknowledges the applause from his team-mates, flighted outside off, he chips down the pitch and lofts it beautifully over the long on fence193/1
63OUTLakmal to Elgar, out Caught by Chandimal!! A rare lapse in concentration for Elgar and he plays the penalty for it. This was full and wide outside off, Elgar throws his bat at it and nicks it through to Chandi, who accepts it gleefully. Lakmal's persistence has reaped him the reward. Elgar c Chandimal b Lakmal 103(187) [4s-11 6s-3]195/2
64.1FOURLakmal to du Plessis, FOUR, indipper from Lakmal but he strays on the pads, glanced away to fine leg off the inside portion of the bat, that four raises South Africa's 200 as well202/2
73.2FOURHerath to Amla, FOUR, top shot from Amla! Tossed up on middle and leg, Amla flicks it wide of mid-on, the rich timing sent it whistling away to the fence220/2
73.4OUTHerath to Amla, out Caught by Dilruwan Perera!! Sri Lanka are starting to claw their way back into the contest. The South Africa skipper is gutted as he walks back to the hut. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, Amla aims to go inside-out over cover but ends up hitting it much straighter to Perera at mid-off with the sun hat. Amla c Dilruwan Perera b Herath 11(36) [4s-1]220/3
77FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, AB gets off a mark with a cracking four. He forays down the track and drills it through mid-off. The fielder there dived and messed it up227/3
78.5FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, pushed through quicker, de Villiers charges down the track and lifts it over mid-on. The hamstring injury has not hampered his quicksilver feet movement yet235/3
79.5FOURHerath to de Villiers, FOUR, dragged short and wide outside off, de Villiers waits on it and cuts it in front of square of the wicket on the off-side, good blend of power and timing on that240/3
81.3FOURHerath to de Villiers, FOUR, dug in short on the stumps, de Villiers rocks back in a flash and swats it away to the deep mid wicket fence246/3
82.3OUTDilruwan Perera to du Plessis, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! Sharp take from Silva at short leg. Faf's vigil comes to a close. This was flighted and drifts in, Faf skips out but does not meet the pitch of the ball. Instead, he prods at it, ekes out an inside edge that loops off the pad to Silva at short leg. du Plessis c Kaushal Silva b Dilruwan Perera 80(196) [4s-5 6s-1]246/4
85.5FOURHerath to de Kock, FOUR, dug in on the hips, de Kock sits back and pulls it away in front of square on the leg-side259/4
86.2OTHERDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, no run, pushed through, de Villiers takes a couple of paces forward, does not get hold of the whip to leg, the ball beats the inside edge, loops off the pad and Silva gobbles it up, this time it amounts to nothing as there was no proof of an inside snick. Sri Lanka may have got carried away with the faint sound, which arose from the bat jamming the ground259/4
90OUTLakmal to de Villiers, out Bowled!! Lakmal nabs the prize scalp of AB with the new nut. The former is pumped. This one nipped back in appreciably from a full length, de Villiers looks to drive but does not get hold of it, the ball brushes the inside edge, ricochets off the back thigh and hits off-and-middle to signal the demise of AB. He has thrown it away late in the day. de Villiers b Lakmal 21(48) [4s-4]266/5
93.3FOURLakmal to de Kock, FOUR, edged and four, nothing convincing from de Kock, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, de Kock pushed away from his body, gets a thick edge that flies wide of MJ at 2nd slip, no one at 3rd man and the ball races away to the fence273/5
94.1FOURDilruwan Perera to de Kock, FOUR, more sloppiness from SL, Lakmal is the culprit this time, this was dropped ahort and wide outside off, de Kock cut it straight to point where Lakmal allowed the ball to go through278/5
95.2FOURLakmal to de Kock, FOUR, edged and four, handy runs for de Kock, this was pitched up and nipped away a fraction, de Kock was squared up as he looked to defend, the outside edge races away past MJ at 2nd slip283/5
96.4FOURDilruwan Perera to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, Perera dropped this one way too short and wide outside off, de Kock makes room and cuts it square past cover for a boundary288/5
99.3OUTLakmal to Steyn, out Bowled!! Terrific bowling from Lakmal, he set Steyn up with some bouncers, and gets rid of the night-watchman with a perfect yorker. This was full and tailed back in late, Steyn was way too late in bringing his bat down, the ball crashes into middle and leg stump, the hosts have broken through on the second morning. Steyn b Lakmal 3(20)290/6
100.5FOURDilruwan Perera to Duminy, FOUR, nicely done by Duminy, this was the quicker ball from Perera, Duminy got down on his knee, uses the pace on the ball and helps it fine past the keeper for a boundary295/6
107.2FOURMathews to de Kock, FOUR, slashed and four, width on offer from Mathews, de Kock threw his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge behind point, the man in the deep went to the wrong side, by the time he corrected himself, it was too late311/6
108.1OTHERDilruwan Perera to de Kock, 2 runs, maiden Test fifty for de Kock and it has come at a crucial time for South Africa. Flighted delivery down the leg side, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the milestone. The entire South African dressing room applauds314/6
108.5OUTDilruwan Perera to de Kock, out Caught by M Jayawardene!! You don't have worry about reviewing this. Perera gets his man. A touch slower through the air this time, the ball pitches around leg and turns, opens up de Kock slightly as he tries to defend and takes a thick edge, Mahela Jayawardene was sharp at first slip and he takes catch number 198 in his Test career. This is the first time de Kock has not converted a fifty into hundred in international cricket. de Kock c M Jayawardene b Dilruwan Perera 51(90) [4s-6]314/7
116.2FOURDilruwan Perera to Duminy, FOUR, good use of the feet and Duminy connects well. Advances and gets very close to the pitch of the ball and lofts it easily over mid-on321/7
123FOURHerath to Philander, FOUR, nicely played by Philander, Herath loses his line as he fires the quicker ball, all Philander has to do was to get some bat on that, he does so and the ball races away to the fine leg fence335/7
123.2FOURLakmal to Duminy, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Lakmal, one of the few rare bad balls he has bowled, Duminy leans into the drive and caresses it past the diving extra cover fielder339/7
124.3FOURHerath to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy gets the reverse sweep nailed this time, this was flighted on the off-stump channel, Duminy reverses his stance, gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it behind square for a boundary346/7
125.3FOURLakmal to Duminy, FOUR, wonderful decision from umpire Bowden. This was the inswinging yorker from Lakmal, the ball tailed back in sharply, Duminy was late in bringing his bat down but does well to jam it out off the inner half of the blade, there was no pad on that and the ball races away behind square351/7
125.5FOURLakmal to Duminy, FOUR, Lakmal misses out on the yorker this time, turns out to be a low full toss, punched to the right of mid-on for another boundary355/7
131FOURDilruwan Perera to Philander, FOUR, lovely shot, bad ball from Perera, short and well outside off, Philander rocks back and cuts it late, beats the only man square on the off-side and races away to the fence369/7
132.1OTHERDilruwan Perera to Duminy, 2 runs, fifty for JPD, gets down on his knee to a well tossed up ball and sweeps it in front of square on the on-side, a round of applause from his team-mates374/7
135.4FOURHerath to Philander, FOUR, Philander breaks the shackles, excellent use of the feet there, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes back over the bowler's head for a boundary384/7
138.5OUTMathews to Philander, out Lbw!! This was the effort ball from Mathews, short of length delivery from wide of the crease, Philander was hurried by the pace, the angle also did him in, he tried to fend it awkwardly without much of a feet movement and is hit on the back pad. The umpire thought for a while before raising his finger and he was right in ruling Philander out as the ball would have crashed into the top of leg stump. End of a fine 75-run stand. Philander lbw b Mathews 27(96) [4s-3]389/8
142.4FOURMathews to Duminy, FOUR, 400 up for South Africa now! Full and outside off stump, Duminy leans forward and crashes the drive through extra-cover400/8
145.4FOURMathews to M Morkel, FOUR, he picked the slower delivery early, waited for it and smashed it handsomely over mid-on. It almost carried the distance406/8
151.5FOURDilruwan Perera to Duminy, FOUR, very nicely played by Duminy, Perera fired this one fuller and well down leg, Duminy gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it very fine, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry419/8
152.2OTHERLakmal to M Morkel, no run, loud shout for LBW, but the angle was easily taking it down leg, Morkel was caught in his crease as he looked to flick, there were two sounds on that, but replays suggests that the ball hit both pads, no bat on that for sure. The third umpire took a lot of time, Hawk-Eye suggests that it might have just clipped the outside of leg-stump, and the original decision stands. SL have lost both reviews now419/8
152.4FOURLakmal to M Morkel, FOUR, Morkel has had enough of defending, this was banged in short and just outside off, Morkel was late on the pull, gets a top-edge that flies behind square and races away to the fence in a hurry423/8
153.4FOURHerath to M Morkel, FOUR, good use of the long handle from Morkel, this was tossed up by Herath, Morkel gets a big stride forward and lofts it high and wide of long-on, there was a fielder in the deep but the ball went well wide off him428/8
161.3FOURHerath to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy moves into the nineties, this was tossed up by Herath, Duminy was coming down the track, wasn't close to the pitch but still went through with the lofted shot. Sangakkara came across from deep mid-wicket but the ball bounces away and goes over the ropes441/8
163.5FOURHerath to M Morkel, FOUR, Morkel breaks the shackles, this was tossed up invitingly by Herath, Morkel frees his arms and goes back over the bowler's head, a couple of bounces and over the ropes for a boundary448/8
164.2FOURDilruwan Perera to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy moves onto 97 now, this was nicely tossed up and just outside off, Duminy gets down and sweeps it powerfully past square leg, Vithanage was the fielder in the deep, he dives over the ball and allows the boundary452/8
166.1OTHERDilruwan Perera to Duminy, 1 run, 4th Test hundred for Duminy, this is his second ton in last three Test matches. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, Duminy sweeps it along the ground to deep square leg. Takes his helmet off, raises his bat and acknowledges the applause455/8
166.2OUTDilruwan Perera to M Morkel, out Bowled!! Morkel slogs and misses the flighted delivery completely, the ball hits the top of off stump. Meanwhile, Hashim Amla has decided to declare South Africa's first innings. M Morkel b Dilruwan Perera 22(74) [4s-4]455/9

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.1FOURPhilander to Tharanga, FOUR, that's a great comeback from Tharanga into the Sri Lankan side. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Tharanga stands tall and punches it through cover-point4/0
3.2FOURPhilander to Tharanga, FOUR, shot! Overpitched outside off stump, Tharanga leans forward and drives it along the ground through cover11/0
8.4FOURTahir to Tharanga, FOUR, this time he's punched this very f ull delivery past the diving fielder at cover-point. That looked very elegant18/0
9.2FOURM Morkel to Tharanga, FOUR, another good looking shot from Tharanga. Morne lands this full and outside off stump, Tharanga leans forward and drives with an angled bat to send it past point25/0
10.1FOURTahir to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, friendly full toss on the stumps, Silva smashes it through mid-wicket for four. The fielders were just ball-watching on that occasion29/0
16FOURPhilander to Tharanga, FOUR, nicely played, fraction short and wide from Philander, Tharanga gets across and punches it exquisitely past cover point, Faf gives the chase but the ball raced away to the fence in a hurry39/0
16.3OUTSteyn to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Philander!! Superb catch from Philander at deep backward square leg. This was banged in short by Steyn, Silva went for the pull, doesn't get on top of the ball, ends up top-edging it behind square, Philander seemed to lost it for a moment, but does well to come forward and pouch the catch diving forward and inches over the turf. Early strike for SA, Steyn is pumped up. Kaushal Silva c Philander b Steyn 8(43) [4s-1]39/1
17.4FOURPhilander to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely shot, a half-tracker from Philander, Tharanga has plenty of time to swivel across and pull it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary45/1
18.2FOURSteyn to Sangakkara, FOUR, gorgeous, what a way to get going, this was pitched up and in that channel outside off, Sangakkara leans forward languidly and caresses it past extra cover for a boundary49/1
18.4FOURSteyn to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara is looking in good touch already, this was banged in short by Steyn, Sangakkara is quick to swivel across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square for a boundary53/1
23FOURDuminy to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely shot, he was looking to take on Duminy, shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it back past the non-striker for a boundary64/1
24.5FOURDuminy to Tharanga, FOUR, that should release the pressure on Tharanga, half tracker from Duminy, Tharanga rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary72/1
26.1FOURDuminy to Tharanga, FOUR, nicely played by Tharanga, Duminy dropped this one marginally short and just outside off, Tharanga makes room by backing away and punched it square on the off-side for a boundary78/1
26.3FOURDuminy to Tharanga, FOUR, fifty on comeback from Tharanga , his 4th Test fifty, he was looking to be positive against Duminy, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lifts it back over the bowler's head82/1
27.5FOURM Morkel to Sangakkara, FOUR, cracking shot, Sangakkara doesn't need to run for these, this was pitched up and well outside off, Sangakkara leans into the drive and caresss it through extra cover for a boundary86/1
28.3FOURTahir to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is playing well here, Tahir gave this one plenty of air, Tharanga gets well forward, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and drives it square past point for a boundary92/1
30.1FOURTahir to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is looking to be ultra positive against the spinners, this was tossed up and on off, Tharanga gets forward and swings it over mid-wicket for a boundary, just about cleared the man at mid-wicket98/1
32OUTM Morkel to Sangakkara, out Bowled!! No world record for Sangakkara, this is a massive wicket for South Africa. Did the rain break hamper his concentration? This was short and just outside off, Sangakkara was looking for the big pull over mid-wicket, plays at it a bit too early, gets a thick inside edge that crashes back into the off-stump. Morkel is chuffed to bits as Sangakkara walks back to the hut. Sangakkara b M Morkel 24(34) [4s-3]98/2
36OUTSteyn to M Jayawardene, out Lbw!! The bowling change has worked like a charm for Amla. Superb piece of bowling from Steyn, this was full and tailed back in very late, beats Jayawardene for pace and crashes into the pads. The impact was on the middle and leg-stump line, Hawk Eye showed that the ball was crashing into leg. Umpire Bowden's call is vindicated and Jayawardene walks back to the hut. With that, the players will also take lunch. M Jayawardene lbw b Steyn 3(9)104/3
37.1FOURSteyn to Tharanga, FOUR, streaky but four, full and tailing away from the left-hander, he plays away from his body, the ball goes in the air and to the left of gully for a boundary111/3
38.1SIXTahir to Tharanga, SIX, excellent shot, this was tossed up and well outside off, Tharanga gets a big stride forward, frees his arms and hoists it high and over long on for a maximum, he played it with the spin and was always in control118/3
38.2FOURTahir to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is toying with Tahir here, this was tossed up well outside off, Tharanga gets a big stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it against the spin, beats extra cover and races away to the fence122/3
40.3FOURTahir to Thirimanne, FOUR, that should give Thirimanne plenty of confidence, this was given plenty of air by Tahir, Thirimanne leans into the square drive and hits it square past cover for a boundary127/3
40.5FOURTahir to Thirimanne, FOUR, another poor ball from Tahir, drops this one short and on the stumps, Thirimanne rocks back and pulls it behind square for a boundary131/3
42FOURSteyn to Thirimanne, FOUR, lovely shot, Thirimanne uses the pace of Steyn and the angle to whip one past mid-wicket, the fielder tumbles but the ball beats him on the way to the ropes. Nice positive start after lunch from Sri Lanka136/3
42.4OUTDuminy to Tharanga, out Stumped!! Tharanga has walked past one, and SL are in some trouble. What a way to fall after a fine knock, Tharanga made his intentions clear by coming down the track, Duminy spots it and shortens his length, gets the ball to pitch in the rough and spins past the advancing batsman. Easy stumping for de Kock, his 1st in Test cricket. A forlorn Tharanga walks away as Duminy celebrates. Tharanga st de Kock b Duminy 83(155) [4s-14 6s-1]136/4
43.4FOURSteyn to Thirimanne, FOUR, that's easy pickings for Thirimanne, Steyn goes for the yorker, ends up offering a juicy full toss, eased wide of the fielder at extra cover for a boundary140/4
54.3FOURDuminy to Mathews, FOUR, just over mid-wicket, Mathews lost his patience, was looking to slug one over mid-wicket, he charged down the track, wasn't there to the pitch of the ball but goes through with the shot, some luck as well as the ball goes over the leaping fielder154/4
57SIXDuminy to Mathews, SIX, lovely shot, Mathews breaks the shackles at last, just a little shimmy down the wicket, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts to powerfully over mid-wicket for a maximum160/4
58.4FOURDuminy to Mathews, FOUR, poor ball from Duminy, too short and too wide, Mathews rocks back and cuts it square past cover for a boundary164/4
60.1FOURDuminy to Thirimanne, FOUR, good use of the feet from Thirimanne, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of a well tossed up ball and goes over mid-off for a boundary169/4
64.1FOURElgar to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne is looking to be positive against the spinners, comes down the track and goes up and over mid-on with the lofted drive, the fielder was inside the ring and it was always a safe shot179/4
68.2FOURPhilander to Thirimanne, FOUR, lovely shot, too straight from Philander, Thirimanne gets inside the line and flicks it through mid-wicket, the ball teases the chasing fielders all the way before hitting the ropes189/4
71.1OUTSteyn to Thirimanne, out Caught by de Kock!! Steyn has broken through. Thirimanne falls after a valiant fight, this was full and wide from Steyn, tempts Thirimanne to go after that, he obliges, chases and gets a thick edge that is held low to his left by de Kock. Steyn is engulfed by his delighted team-mates, SL have lost half their side now. Thirimanne c de Kock b Steyn 38(98) [4s-7]190/5
71.3FOURSteyn to Chandimal, FOUR, edged and four, this was full and well outside off, Chandimal went hard on the drive, gets a thick edge that flies away towards the 4th slip region for a boundary194/5
72.5FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, this has been a poor over from Morkel, once again short and well outside off, Mathews cuts it square and beats point, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry200/5
73.4OUTSteyn to Chandimal, out Caught by A Petersen!! That's a soft dismissal for Chandimal. Sri Lanka are in some real trouble now. This was banged in short and just outside off, Chandimal was looking to pull it over mid-wicket, doesn't get hold of the shot and offers a simple catch to Petersen at mid-wicket. Steyn has four now and SL are into the lower half of their batting. Chandimal c A Petersen b Steyn 6(11) [4s-1]200/6
75.3OUTSteyn to Dilruwan Perera, out Caught by de Kock!! Steyn is on a rampage at Galle. Another 5-wicket haul for the champion speedster. This was pitched up and nipped back in slightly, Perera was pushing forward to the original line, this one takes the inside edge and is well held by de Kock diving to his left. Sri Lanka are floundering badly after Tea. Donald claps, he will be thrilled with waht has gone through. Dilruwan Perera c de Kock b Steyn 0(5)201/7
77.4FOURTahir to Mathews, FOUR, nicely played by Mathews, this was tossed up and well outside off, Mathews was down on his knee and slog sweeps it high and wide of mid-wicket for a boundary206/7
78.1FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, that's a handy blow from Mathews, this was full and on off, Mathews gets forward and thumps it past mid-on for a boundary211/7
78.2FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, another boundary, and once again the fielders were left watching, Morkel dropped this one short and well outside off, Mathews made room, frees his arms and cracks it square past cover for a boundary215/7
78.4FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, this is poor bowling from Morkel, drops one short and on Mathews' hips, he gets inside the line and helps it on its way to the long leg fence219/7
78.5FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, fifty for Mathews , his 4th boundary of the innings, this was a touch lucky, this was full and just outside off, Mathews was looking to go over mid-off, ends up slicing it in the air and in the gap between cover and mid-off223/7
79FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, 5th boundary of the over, and this is the best of the lot. Sheer power from Mathews, makes room to a length ball and goes inside out over cover for a boundary227/7
82OTHERTahir to Herath, no run, that was plumb if only Tahir had managed to pitch it in line with the stumps, Herath shuffled across a long way and missed a straight ball, the ball would have crashed into the stumps229/7
82.1FOURElgar to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot, Elgar drops one short and wide outside off, Mathews makes room and cuts it square and in front of cover for a boundary233/7
84.4FOURElgar to Mathews, FOUR, nicely played by Mathews, this was dropped slightly short by Elgar, Mathews makes room and cuts it in front of cover, the fielder in the deep is very square, the ball races away to the fence239/7
86.1FOURElgar to Mathews, FOUR, nicely played by Mathews, this was full and well outside leg, Mathews gets down on his knee, gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it past short fine, the man in the deep is very square and the ball races away to the fence245/7
87.1FOURTahir to Herath, FOUR, poor ball from Tahir, dropped this one short and well outside off, Herath makes room and chops it past short third man for a boundary249/7
87.2FOURTahir to Herath, byes, FOUR, that's more runs for SL, this was tossed up and just outside off, Herath went for the big sweep, misses and so does the keeper, the ball races away to the fence253/7
87.5OTHERTahir to Herath, no run, Tahir gave this one plenty of air, Herath was late in bringing his bat down, there was a big edge on that, but the ball bounced onto the ground before being snaffled by the juggling fielder at 1st slip. A good review by Herath253/7
88.4FOURElgar to Mathews, FOUR, poor ball from Elgar, he drops this one short and well outside off, Mathews makes room and cracks it square past cover for a boundary, SL have avoided the follow-on257/7
89.3FOURTahir to Mathews, FOUR, edged and four, width on offfer from Tahir, Mathews made room and went hard on the cut, gets a thick edge that flies past the lone slip264/7
92.2OTHERTahir to Mathews, no run, Tahir came from round the wicket and drifted one onto Mathews' pads, he was happy to kick it away, Immy went on an imploring appeal and forced Amla into reviewing it. Replays suggest it pitched well outside leg and was also going to mis the off-stump. Poor from Tahir269/7
95OUTTahir to Mathews, out Bowled!! A big cry of relief from Tahir, this was given plenty of air, almost turned into a full toss, Mathews was looking to whip it away towards the on-side, plays all over it and is castled. A great innings comes to an end, the skipper has helped his team eat into the deficit. Mathews b Tahir 89(182) [4s-14 6s-1]272/8
95.2FOURSteyn to Herath, FOUR, Herath will play his shots now, this was full and wide from Steyn, Herath threw his bat at that, gets a thick edge behind point for a boundary276/8
100OUTM Morkel to Lakmal, out Caught by de Kock!! Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day. This was short and following Lakmal as he backed away, there was a big noise as the ball went past the bat. Replays suggested that it was off the inside edge. Lakmal was quick to ask for the review, replays vindicated umpire Bowden's call and SL have lost their 9th wicket. Lakmal c de Kock b M Morkel 6(20)283/9
102FOURSteyn to Herath, FOUR, top-edge and four, handy runs for Herath, this was short and just outside off, Herath went for the pull, gets the top-edge that goes behind the slip cordon and runs away to the fence288/9
104.5OUTM Morkel to Herath, out Caught by de Villiers!! Stunning catch from AB at 2nd slip. This was pitched up and nipped away from off, Herath went sparring at that, gets a thick edge to the left of AB at 2nd slip, the ball had passed him, but AB dived across and completed a stunning one-handed catch. SL have been bowled out for 292. Herath c de Villiers b M Morkel 19(61) [4s-3]292/10

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.1FOURLakmal to A Petersen, leg byes, FOUR, too straight from Lakmal, ends up drifting onto Petersen's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball races away off the pads and past the keeper for a boundary7/0
3.4FOURHerath to Elgar, FOUR, more aggression from Elgar, picks up the length very early, goes down on his knee and slog sweeps it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary13/0
7.5FOURHerath to A Petersen, FOUR, cracking shot, Herath drops one short and just outside off, Petersen makes room and chops it down behind point for a boundary, that should relieve some pressure22/0
9.5FOURHerath to A Petersen, FOUR, nicely played by Petersen, Herath over-cooked this one, lands right in the hitting zone for Petersen, he gets a big stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and mows it over mid-wicket for a boundary28/0
10.1FOURDilruwan Perera to Elgar, FOUR, Perera drops this one way too short and well outside off, Elgar makes room and cuts it square past point for a boundary, the lead is now 195 runs32/0
11.2DROPPEDHerath to Elgar, no run, sharp turn for Herath, that will go as a missed chance, Elgar was looking to tuck it behind square, went quickly to FSL who can't hold onto it, Silva was the man under the helmet33/0
11.5OUTHerath to Elgar, out Caught by Chandimal!! Herath has his man. This was tossed up and into the rough outside off, Elgar was looking to drive against the spin, gets an under-edge that is snapped up by Chandimal. A good take that, he stood low and grabbed it quickly. Elgar knew he had got an edge, doesn't bother to think about a review, off he goes. The dropped chance hasn't cost SL anything. Elgar c Chandimal b Herath 12(29) [4s-2]33/1
17.1FOURDilruwan Perera to A Petersen, FOUR, nicely played by Petersen, this was tossed up and well outside off, Petersen reverses his stances and sweeps it square behind point for a boundary, good improvisation from the opener44/1
17.3FOURDilruwan Perera to A Petersen, FOUR, the reverse sweep again from Petersen, he is toying with the field placements here, this was full and well outside off, gets the placement right and beats Lakmal in the deep48/1
20OUTDilruwan Perera to A Petersen, out Caught by Chandimal!! The original decision has been upheld, but it looked like a mighty close call. An excellent piece of bowling from Perera, the straighter one, pitched outside off and went through, Petersen was playing for the spin, plays down the wrong line. There was a noise on that, SL went up in unison and Bowden lifted the crooked finger after a while. A Petersen c Chandimal b Dilruwan Perera 32(63) [4s-4]54/2
22.5FOURHerath to Amla, FOUR, nicely played by Amla, shimmies down the track, gets to the ball on the full and flicks it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary67/2
23.4FOURDilruwan Perera to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, Perera gives this one plenty of air, Amla gets well forward, plays with an open face and drives it sweetly through cover for a boundary72/2
24.4OTHERHerath to du Plessis, no run, poor review from Herath, drifts one from round the wicket and gets it to spin into du Plessis, he was down the track on the defensive push, gets struck low and on the middle stump line, the ball would have easily sailed down leg74/2
27.5OUTDilruwan Perera to Amla, out Caught by Tharanga!! Good bowling from Perera, he tossed this one up generously, Amla was looking to press forward, the ball dips and turns into him, Amla's timing goes awry, ends up driving off the inner half of the bat and spoons it to the left of short mid-wicket. Tharanga dives to his left and completes a good catch. A rare double failure for Amla, not his best match with the bat. Amla c Tharanga b Dilruwan Perera 22(24) [4s-2]88/3
28.3FOURLakmal to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot, back of a length and well outside off, du Plessis stands tall and punches it square past cover, beats the fielder running across from mid-off and races away to the fence92/3
29.4FOURHerath to de Villiers, FOUR, nicely played, this was very full and just outside off, AB gets down on his knees and sweeps it in front of square on the on-side, beats the fielder in the deep for a boundary98/3
30.1FOURLakmal to du Plessis, FOUR, edged and four, width on offer from Lakmal, du Plessis was looking for the cut, gets a thick edge that flies to the left of gully, was in the air for a while102/3
31.2FOURHerath to du Plessis, FOUR, beautifully played, marginally short and on du Plessis' pads, he rocks back and whips it in front of square on the on-side, the man in the deep is very square and the ball races away to the fence107/3
33.3FOURHerath to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, Herath gives this one plenty of air, AB gets forward and drives it on the up, beats the fielder at extra cover and races away to the fence118/3
34.5FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, stupendous batting from AB, just a little shimmy down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes over mid-wicket with a shovelled flick, no chance for the man in the deep125/3
37.4OUTHerath to du Plessis, out Bowled!! That's a cracker from Herath. This one pitched around the leg-stump line, explodes from the surface and spins past du Plessis' bat, he was way back as he looked to defend, doesn't cover for such amount of spin and the off-stump is rattled. He has a bemused look on his face as he walks away, but SA's spinners will be happy to see those happening more often. du Plessis b Herath 37(78) [4s-3]131/4
40.4FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, is that a dropped chance? This was tossed up and on AB's pads, he went for the sweep and hit it in the air behind square, Sangakkara came rushing in from the deep, the ball was always dipping onto him, he reaches but can't get his fingers underneath it, to add insult to injury, the ball races away to the fence145/4
40.5FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, FOUR, cheeky from AB, this was fired at the leg-stump line, AB gets inside the line, uses the pace on the ball and laps it past short fine for another boundary149/4
41.3FOURLakmal to de Villiers, FOUR, magnificent, Lakmal overpitches and offers a leg-stump half volley, AB gets inside the line and flicks it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary156/4
42.4DROPPEDHerath to de Kock, no run, another chance goes in waste, this was tossed up on off and dips into de Kock, he comes down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and hits it back at the bowler, Herath gets down but can't hold onto it160/4
43.5FOURDilruwan Perera to de Kock, FOUR, much better from de Kock, Perera drifts one onto his pads, he comes forward, picks up the length early and strikes it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary167/4
44.3FOURHerath to de Kock, FOUR, de Kock pulls out the reverse sweep, gets the placement right and has enough power behind it to scurry towards the third man fence172/4
45FOURHerath to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, beautifully played by de Kock, a little shimmy down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and whips it against the spin, the placement is superb as the ball races away to the fence178/4
45.2OTHERLakmal to de Villiers, 1 run, 36th Test fifty for AB, low full toss from Lakmal, punched down to long on for a single179/4
45.5FOURLakmal to de Kock, FOUR, SL are leaking runs here, another low full toss from Lakmal, de Kock waits on it and flicks it off his wrists at the last moment, beats mid-wicket and the man running across to his right in the deep187/4
46.3FOURDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, byes, FOUR, Perera tosses one well outside leg, AB misses, so does the keeper. MJ gets across from the deep but can't stop the ball from racing over the ropes193/4
46.4OUTDilruwan Perera to de Villiers, out Bowled!! Chopped on! AB falls after a fine fifty. This was short and just outside off, AB was looking to flick, gets an inside edge that ricochets off the pads and goes through his legs, the off-bail takes a knock, Perera has his 3rd wicket but there is not much celebrations in the SL camp. de Villiers b Dilruwan Perera 51(58) [4s-6]193/5
50.2OUTDilruwan Perera to de Kock, out Caught&Bowled!! That's a simple return catch for the bowler. This was tossed up on the off-stump line, de Kock was looking to drive, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up lobbing a simple catch back at the bowler. 8th wicket of the match for Perera, he has had a decent outing here. The players walk off for Tea. de Kock c and b Dilruwan Perera 36(40) [4s-4]206/6

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURSteyn to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too full from Steyn, Tharanga gets a good stride forward, leans into the drive and caresses it through the line, mid-off is wide and the ball races away to the fence4/0
2.2FOURSteyn to Tharanga, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Steyn, Tharanga goes down on one knee and slaps it square behind point for a boundary14/0
2.4OUTSteyn to Tharanga, out Caught by de Kock!! Edged and caught! Steyn lets out a celebratory jig. This was full and wide, looking to tempt Tharanga into the drive, he was looking positive, goes chasing after this, gets a thick edge that is gobbled up by de Kock diving acros to his left. South Africa have struck early, but that was a poor shot by the Lankan opener. Tharanga c de Kock b Steyn 14(13) [4s-2]14/1
5.3FOURPhilander to Sangakkara, FOUR, nicely played by Sangakkara, too straight from Philander, ends up drifting onto Sangakkara's pads, he gets inside the line and clips it past square leg for a boundary19/1
5.5FOURPhilander to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, this was overpitched by Philander, Sangakkara leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it all along the carpet past mid-on23/1
6.2FOURM Morkel to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, too straight from Morkel, ends up drifting onto Silva's pads, tucked away very fine past the keeper for a boundary29/1
9.2FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, flighted and well outside off, Sangakkara gets a big stride forward and drills it past extra cover for a boundary39/1
10FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, Tahir gives this one plenty of air, Sangakkara shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and eases it past extra cover for a boundary43/1
12.4FOURM Morkel to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, edged and four, short of a length and just outside off, Silva waits on it, plays with an open face and drops it in the gap between slips and gully51/1
17.4FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, rush of blood for Sangakkara, gives the charge to a well tossed up ball, doesn't get to the pitch and ends up slogging across the line, gets a thick inside edge past the stumps and the keeper for a boundary63/1
18SIXTahir to Sangakkara, SIX, that's the pressure released by Tahir, a juicy full toss which has been slammed high and way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum, poor end to the over69/1
18.1FOURDuminy to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, way too short from Duminy, a real long hop, Silva rocks back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary73/1
18.2FOURDuminy to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, that's a cracking shot, too full and too wide from Duminy, Silva gets a big stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it against the turn, beats extra cover and races away to the fence77/1
22.5FOURDuminy to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched by Duminy, Silva gets a big stride forward and drives it through extra cover for a boundary89/1
24.1FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, Tahir drags this one way too short, the wrong 'un from Tahir, Sangakkara rocks back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary98/1
24.2FOURTahir to Sangakkara, FOUR, fifty for Sangakkara , he is leading SL's chase here, this was tossed up and well outside off, Sangakkara gets down on his knee and sweeps it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary102/1
33.1FOURSteyn to Sangakkara, FOUR, edged and four, Steyn finds the outside edge, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, Sangakkara prods at that, gets a thick edge that bounces in front of the 1st slip and races away to the fence115/1
35.5OUTSteyn to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by de Kock!! Excellent catch from de Kock, that should lift SA. This was pitched up on off and left Silva a shade, he had to play at that, pushed forward and gets a thick edge to the right of the keeper. de Kock went with his right hand and takes a screamer. Steyn is chuffed to bits, and SA have got just the right start to the day. Kaushal Silva c de Kock b Steyn 38(98) [4s-5]118/2
36.3DROPPEDM Morkel to Sangakkara, no run, dropped by de Kock, how costly will that prove to be? Morkel is visibly angry, this was full and just outside off, teasing Sangakkara into the drive, he obliges and gets a thick edge. de Kock went for it with his gloves pointing upwards and shells an absolute sitter118/2
37.3OTHERSteyn to M Jayawardene, no run, fuller length delivery outside off and shaping away, looking to tease Jayawardene into the drive, he obliges and misses, the bat hit the ground as the ball went past the outside edge118/2
40.5FOURPhilander to M Jayawardene, FOUR, nicely played by MJ, width on offer from Philander, Jayawardene gets on top of the bounce and steers it behind point for a boundary123/2
44FOURTahir to M Jayawardene, FOUR, poor ball from Tahir, a juicy full toss spoils the over, thumped away over mid-wicket for a boundary131/2
44.1FOURPhilander to Sangakkara, FOUR, too straight from Philander, Sangakkara shuffles across and whips it away past mid-wicket, the timing is sweet and the ball races away to the fence135/2
46.1OUTM Morkel to M Jayawardene, out Caught by de Kock!! A double failure for MJ at Galle, that is very rare indeed. This was pitched up outside off and just a hint of movement away from off, Jayawardene had to play at that, pokes forward and gets a healthy nick through to de Kock. Morkel is delighted, and SA are right back in this contest. M Jayawardene c de Kock b M Morkel 10(31) [4s-2]138/3
49.5SIXTahir to Thirimanne, SIX, that will release the pressure, Thirimanne shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of a well flighted delivery and goes over mid-on for a massive six149/3
50.1OUTDuminy to Sangakkara, out Caught by Amla!! Huge, huge wicket for SA. An absolute long hop consumes Sangakkara. He can't believe it, the crowd look stunned. This was dropped short and well outside off, Sangakkara could have pulled it anywhere he wanted, instead, he drills it straight to Amla at mid-wicket. SA can't believe their fortune, they are right on top now. Sangakkara c Amla b Duminy 76(145) [4s-9 6s-1]149/4
53.1OUTSteyn to Thirimanne, out Caught by de Villiers!! Sri Lanka are in a downward spiral here. poor shot selection from Thirimanne though, this was full and slants across the left hander, he prods away from his body, gets a thick edge that is smartly snapped up by AB moving down to his right. SA are right on top now, and SL are down to their last batting pair. Thirimanne c de Villiers b Steyn 12(23) [6s-1]153/5
54FOURSteyn to Mathews, FOUR, that should release some pressure, Steyn goes full and wide outside off, Mathews gets his bat down with an open face and squeezes it past the slip cordon for a boundary158/5
54.3OUTM Morkel to Chandimal, out Caught by de Kock!! Sri lanka are slipping here, Chandimal walks off disconsolate with the call. It was too tough to call though, Morkel banged in short and on the stumps, Chandimal was looking to pull, he bailed out at the last moment. There was a noise as the ball went past the bat. de Kock gets across and takes the catch. The crooked finger of Bowden went up, Chandimal went for the review immediately. The slow-mo replays were inconclusive, but there wasn't any conclusive proof to overrule the original decision. The finger went up for the second time, and Chandimal is sent back on his way. Chandimal c de Kock b M Morkel 1(6)158/6
57.3OUTSteyn to Dilruwan Perera, out Caught by de Kock!! Steyn strikes early! His 4th of the innings and 9th in the match. This was just too good for Perera. It was full and in the area of uncertainty, the ball also straightens after pitching, Perera comes forward to defend, but gets a feather through to QDK. South Africa inch closer to victory. Dilruwan Perera c de Kock b Steyn 0(7)161/7
58.5FOURM Morkel to Mathews, FOUR, pitched up and width on offer, Mathews stays leg-side and lofts it inside out over cover, there was no one in the deep and the ball raced away to the fence167/7
59.4FOURSteyn to Herath, leg byes, FOUR, sharp bouncer, directed at the batsman's head, Herath does not get out of the way, wears a blow on the helmet, the ball flies over the slip cordon171/7
59.5FOURSteyn to Herath, FOUR, take that says Herath, length delivery outside off, Herath hangs back and hammers it past a widish mid-off, he wants to go down with a fight175/7
61.2FOURPhilander to Herath, FOUR, fabulous shot! It was on a length just outside off, Herath presses forward and drives it on the up, he gets it in the gap wide of mid-off, the ball whistles away to the fence179/7
61.5FOURPhilander to Herath, FOUR, Herath is enjoying his stay at the middle, full and well wide of off, he throws the kitchen sink at it, the ball flies off the outside edge to the third man fence185/7
63.1FOURTahir to Herath, FOUR, Tahir greeted with a superb shot by Herath, flighted just outside off, he switches his grip and reverse sweeps it to the third man fence189/7
64.2OUTDuminy to Herath, out Caught by de Villiers!! Herath's entertainment comes to an end. This was tossed up, lands in the rough and was turning away, Herath goes for the slog sweep, he gets a top-edge, the ball lobs to the on-side, ABD runs across from slip, slides and completes a fine catch. Herath c de Villiers b Duminy 20(18) [4s-4]190/8
66.5FOURDuminy to Mathews, FOUR, tossed up and in the slot, Mathews gets his front foot out of the way and heaves it over mid-wicket, the ball bounces a couple of times before reaching the fence196/8
67SIXDuminy to Mathews, SIX, Mathews has decided to take on Duminy, floaty delivery on off and middle, he comes forward and lofts it well over the long on fence for a maximum202/8
68FOURSteyn to Lakmal, FOUR, attempted yorker goes wrong, ends up as a full toss, Lakmal comes forward and pushes it past mid-on, the timing on that takes it to the fence206/8
70FOURM Morkel to Lakmal, FOUR, strays onto the pads, Lakmal clips it away with ease, the timing was so good that the ball races away to the deep mid-wicket fence212/8
71.1FOURM Morkel to Lakmal, FOUR, short delivery on off, Lakmal makes room and flat-bats it over mid-on, that was a calculated shot from the No.10216/8
71.2OUTM Morkel to Lakmal, out Caught by Tahir!! Morkel gets his third. The ploy to come round the wicket has worked, short delivery aimed at the body, Lakmal gets inside the line and pulls it, he middles it but picks out the man at fine leg, Tahir runs across, dives and takes a good catch. Lakmal c Tahir b M Morkel 12(18) [4s-3]216/9
71.3OUTM Morkel to Eranga, out Caught by Elgar!! South Africa win by 153 runs. This was always on the cards. An injured batsman against a fast bowler, you can expect what was dished out. Short and targeting the batsman's ribs, Eranga tries to go out of the way, but is too late, the ball pops up off the glove and Elgar completes an easy catch. Eranga c Elgar b M Morkel 0(1)216/10