SL vs RSA -2nd Test
Location: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Toss: Sri Lanka (Elected to bat)
Run Rate: 2.24
Run Rate: 4.29
Status: South Africa need 331 runs
Last 5 Ovs: 20/0
RR: 4 4s: 0 6s: 0
RSA 2 Inn: 38/1
SL 2 Inn: 229/8
RSA 1 Inn: 282/10
SL 1 Inn: 421/10
South Africa 38/1 (17 ov)
Pitch Report: 'It will be a tough day for the batsmen. There is a massive rough outside the off-stump for the left-handers. A difficult day beckons the batsmen, reckons Mike Haysman.'
Runs Needed by South Africa: 331. Wickets needed by Sri Lanka: 9. Minimum overs remaining: 98. Chances of Rain: Yes. Hello, and a warm welcome to the final day of the South Africa tour of Sri Lanka. On a raging turner, the visitors did well to lose just one wicket before bad light and rain stopped proceedings yesterday. They showed plenty of pluck, and they need to continue doing it the whole day today if they are to escape unscathed. South Africa have the batsmen to do it, and they have done it previously as well, more recently in Adelaide. Will they hang on for a draw? Play starts in 20 minutes..
Well, it has started to rain and it will be stumps for the day. 22 overs were lost for the day. Sri lanka will have another 98 overs to try and force the issue tomorrow. South Africa have fought hard after being asked to score an improbable 369 for victory. Play will start 15 minutes early tomorrow, the final day of this Test series. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..
There will be an inspection at 5:30 PM and the covers are also coming on. Chances of any more play are fading..
It was getting pretty dark and the umpires have decided it is bad enough to stop play. The two batsmen were more than happy to go off, a bit frustrating for Sri Lanka. The spinners were making the play here. A decent session for the visitors. They came out blocking, and Petersen fell as he continued to block his way. Quinton de Kock was more positive while Dean Elgar looked solid. Will we get any more play today? We will keep you updated..
16.6 A Mendis to de Kock, no run, Mendis tosses one on the middle stump line, de Kock goes back and offers a dead bat
16.5 A Mendis to de Kock, no run, Mendis drops one short and on the stumps, de Kock rocks back and mistimes the pull towards mid-wicket