Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2 Test Series, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 1st Test

Venue: Kingsmead, Durban

Date: 13 February-17 February, 2019

Sri Lanka 304/9

RR: 3.55 |

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw Vernon Philanderlbw Vernon Philander204720
Lahiru Thirimanne c Faf du Plessis & b Kagiso Rabadac Faf du Plessis & b Kagiso Rabada215130
Oshada Fernando c Faf du Plessis & b Dale Steync Faf du Plessis & b Dale Steyn377650
Kusal Mendis c Quinton de Kock & b Duanne Olivierc Quinton de Kock & b Duanne Olivier0800
Kusal Perera not out not out 153200125
Niroshan Dickwella c & & b Dale Steync & & b Dale Steyn0200
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw Keshav Maharajlbw Keshav Maharaj487960
Suranga Lakmal c Faf du Plessis & b Keshav Maharajc Faf du Plessis & b Keshav Maharaj0100
Lasith Embuldeniya c Aiden Markram & b Duanne Olivierc Aiden Markram & b Duanne Olivier41200
Kasun Rajitha lbw Keshav Maharajlbw Keshav Maharaj11000
Vishwa Fernando not out not out 62700
Extras 14 (b 0, lb 13, w 1, nb 0)
Total 304 (9 Wkts, 85.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
42-1 (Lahiru Thirimanne,15.5), 42-2 (Dimuth Karunaratne,16.3), 52-3 (Kusal Mendis,18.5), 110-4 (Oshada Fernando,37.2), 110-5 (Niroshan Dickwella,37.4), 206-6 (Dhananjaya de Silva,63.1), 206-7 (Suranga Lakmal,63.2), 215-8 (Lasith Embuldeniya,66.5), 226-9 (Kasun Rajitha,69.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Dale Steyn18 1 71 2 3.94
Vernon Philander8 3 13 1 1.63
Keshav Maharaj20 1 71 3 3.55
Kagiso Rabada22.3 3 97 1 4.35
Duanne Olivier16 3 35 2 2.19
Aiden Markram1 0 4 0 4.00
Dean Elgar0 0 0 0 0
Hashim Amla0 0 0 0 0
Temba Bavuma0 0 0 0 0
Faf du Plessis 0 0 0 0 0
Quinton de Kock 0 0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka touring South Africa? Yes. Match over in 4 days. Yes. South Africa go 1-0 up. A big NO.

85.3
4
K Rabada to Perera, FOUR! SRI LANKA WIN! Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. A length ball, outside off, Perera just angles this towards third man but it is more of an outside edge. Luckily for him, the ball flies wide of the slip fielder and races to the third man fence! A 1-WICKET WIN FOR THE LANKANS!
85.2
0
K Rabada to Perera, Down the leg side, Kusal misses his tuck but the ball goes off his pads past the keeper towards fine leg. Two runs taken, leg byes signalled and the Lankans are a boundary away from a win!
85.1
0
K Rabada to Perera, On a good length around middle and leg, Perera dabs it towards gully.
84.6
1
D Steyn to Perera, Outside off, very full, KP digs it out towards point and takes the single to retain the strike! 6 more needed to win now...
84.5
0
D Steyn to Perera, Outside off, Kusal punches this through the covers but does not run.
84.4
6
D Steyn to Perera, SIX! SLAP! That is gutsy shot and the runs required come into single digits! A length ball, around off, Kusal swings with all his might and clears mid-wicket with ease! Two men are waiting in the deep for this stroke, awaiting the top edge but it does not come. 7 more needed to win...
84.3
1
D Steyn to Fernando, JUST WIDE! Around middle, Vishwa plays this uppishly, just wide of short leg and gets a single.
84.2
0
D Steyn to Fernando, Short and outside off again, Fernando gets away from it.
84.1
0
D Steyn to Fernando, Short ball outside off, Fernando sways away from it.
83.6
0
K Rabada to Perera, Another bouncer, around leg, Perera ducks again.

Last ball of the over. Faf du Plessis is frenetically making the field changes. Guess this is just a wastage of time, making Kusal wait...

83.5
0
K Rabada to Perera, A bouncer but way down the leg side, left alone.
83.4
6
K Rabada to Perera, TOP EDGE, SIX! Kusal Perera is riding his luck here. A short ball, around leg stump, Perera looks to pull but is in no position to do so. He gets a top edge which sails high in the air. Fine leg starts to move to his left but the ball has cleared the ropes! 14 more to win now...
83.3
0
K Rabada to Perera, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
83.2
0
K Rabada to Perera, Outside off, Kusal looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards point.
83.1
2
Rabada to Perera, SAFE! Reduce two more from the target. 20 more needed to win. Full and around leg stump, Perera works it through mid-wicket with soft hands and immediately calls for two. The substitute Zubayr Hamza, who is on for the injured Philander is a touch slow to get to the ball. He returns a weak throw to Rabada who takes the bails off but by that time, Fernando dives in. Aleem Dar shakes his head on the run out appeal but still takes it upstairs for confirmation. Replays confirm the same in one go.

Run out? Run out? Is Fernando short? Aleem Dar wants to check...

82.6
0
D Steyn to Fernando, Jaffa! But Steyn somehow fails to get the outside edge of Fernando. Bowls this on a good length around off. Vishwa hangs his bat but the ball moves away from him.
82.5
1
D Steyn to Perera, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
82.4
6
D Steyn to Perera, SIX! HUGE! OH MY WORD! Perera is taking the onus on himself. That's the 50-run stand and Kusal has made most of it. Fuller ball on the pads, Perera flicks it over square leg for a big hit.
82.3
0
D Steyn to K Perera, Around off, driven to the cover region.
82.2
5
D Steyn to V Fernando, DRAMA! Lots of it. Length ball around off, Fernando looks to defend but the ball swings away and take the outside edge. Luckily for the batsman, it falls just short of second slip. Sri Lanka want the run so Perera leaves his crease. Faf from the cordon has a shy at the non-striker's end but fails to hit the target. Had he hit, Fernando was a goner. To make matters worse, the ball runs away for four overthrows!
82.1
0
D Steyn to Fernando, Length ball around off, Fernando looks to block it but it swings away from his bat.
81.6
0
K Rabada to Perera, No run taken. Good for South Africa. Rabada goes short on purpose. Perera fails to put bat to it. Steyn will now have six balls to have a go at the no. 11.
81.5
4
K Rabada to Perera, FOUR! Short ball on the leg side. Perera pulls it well and the ball crosses the ropes past the square leg boundary. Nicely played.
81.5
0
K Rabada to Perera, Wide. Unusual bounce. Too high to worry the batsman! Wide signalled by the umpire.
81.4
2
K Rabada to Perera, Good running. This one was on a good length outside off. Perera cuts it to deep point. Bavuma does well to cut just before the ropes. The batsmen take two.
81.3
0
K Rabada to Perera, Back of a length ball on the hips, tucked away to the on side.
81.2
0
K Rabada to Perera, On middle and leg, played with a straight bat.
81.1
0
K Rabada to Perera, Fuller ball on off, driven towards covers.

Kagiso Rabada is back to bowl with the second new ball.

80.6
0
D Steyn to Fernando, Lovely! Length ball on off, swings away after pitching. Fernando hangs his bat and the ball goes past his outside edge.

New ball taken! Steyn will have just one delivery to have a go with it.

80.5
1
D Steyn to Perera, Steyn goes short on middle, Perera pulls it sweetly to deep square leg for a run.
80.4
0
Steyn to Perera, Yorker again on off, Perera keeps it out.
80.3
0
D Steyn to Perera, Too wide. Tries a slower ball outside off, too far to make Kusal play at it.
80.2
0
D Steyn to Perera, Fuller on off, pushed to the off side.
80.1
0
D Steyn to K Perera, BEAUTY! Yorker on middle, Perera does well to get bat to it.
79.6
0
K Maharaj to Fernando, Covers his stumps and keeps another one out.
79.5
0
K Maharaj to Fernando, Fernando blocks it. On middle, well played by Vishwa.
79.4
1
K Maharaj to Perera, Fuller ball on middle and leg, Kusal on-drives it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
79.3
0
K Maharaj to Perera, Outside off, Perera fails to put bat to it.
79.2
0
K Maharaj to Perera, Down leg, Perera looks to reverse sweep but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards fine leg. They come back for the couple.
79.1
0
K Maharaj to Perera, In the air... but falls well safe. Around off, slog swept away to cow corner. Decides against the run.
78.6
0
D Steyn to V Fernando, What a beauty from Steyn. Outswinger around off. Fernando some how manages to get bat to it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the gully region.
78.5
1
D Steyn to Perera, Takes the run now. Good from Perera. Turns his bat to the vacant mid-wicket region and gives his partner the strike.
78.4
0
D Steyn to Perera, Yorker wide outside off, Perera tries getting bat to it but fails.
78.3
0
D Steyn to Perera, How did that miss? Length ball on middle, Kusal swings but the ball misses his bat as well as the stumps.
78.2
0
D Steyn to Perera, Shot but for nothing. Outside off, cut away to deep point but refuses the run.