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South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Match Summary

SA vs SL, 2020 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
396&180 (46.1)
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs
SL 396/10
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (161)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 52.79SR
79 (106)
  • 11x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 74.52SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.75
16
OVERS
76/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.45
20
OVERS
69/3
R/W
SA 621/10
Bat Top Batsmen
199 (276)
  • 24x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 72.10SR
95 (130)
  • 16x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 73.07SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
45
OVERS
171/4
R/W
SL 180/10
Bat Top Batsmen
64 (87)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 73.56SR
59 (53)
  • 12x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 111.32SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.80
5
OVERS
24/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.80
10
OVERS
38/2
R/W
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So that is it from this game! The South Africans have ended up taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Everything to play for then in the second Test for Sri Lanka which begins on the 3rd of January at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
The South African skipper, Quinton de Kock, starts off by saying that he is feeling good. Adds that on Day 1, they were slightly disappointed with their bowling but that they came back nicely towards the end of their bowling spell and they showed great character to finish off nicely. Feels that it was a good start by Markram and Elgar and they showed great intent. Says that they are not looking to do anything too different in the next game.
Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan captain, starts off by saying that they were in the driving seat as they scored nearly 400 and they did well as a batting unit. Credits his batters for their approach. Says that as a captain, they lost their main bowler and they did well in the first day but they have a couple of youngsters, who can come and do a job for him in the second test. Feels that they need to keep the momentum and a positive mindset and that the bowlers have done a good job for them, whenever the team has required them to. Tells that they want to take the positives from this game and move forward.
The Player of the Match is Faf du Plessis! He says that it was a good win and that they bowled alright but they showed good character as a batting unit and it is always good to contribute to the team. Adds that the important thing as a batting unit, is that they wanted to start well and they did that. Feels that he took his time to get going. Tells that as you look up at the scoreboard and see a deficit, you work on a partnership and then score more freely and they did that well. Feels that it was a good test match pitch and if you hit that channel while bowling, it would be good. Credits the groundsmen and adds that this was a free scoring match as well. Adds that he was feeling good in the lead up to this series and it was unique since he has not played red ball cricket in over a year and he wanted to just focus on the basics.
Tey took a lead of over 200 before declaring and from there on, it was a very difficult task for the Lankans to get back into the game. In the second innings, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Only Perera at the top and Hasaranga lower down the order showed some fight. The two scored half tons but a lot more was needed from them. In the end, it was a very one-sided game. Stay tuned for the presentation!
Then when South Africa came out to bat, the Lankans were dealt with another blow as they lost Rajitha in the initial overs itself due to injury! Then they kept drifting away from the game. The South African batters kept piling partnerships and that too in quick time. Three 100-plus run stands with Faf being the top scorer, falling one short of a double ton.
The Test started nicely for the visitors! They elected to bat and were set a good first innings total. However it could have been a few more had de Silva did not got injured. It was his partnership with Chandimal which looked at ease. However, once he walked off injured, Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals but they still amassed close to 400.
A very convincing win for South Africa in the end! Also, like predicted, this has turned out to be the last session. It was a no-brainer though as 2 wickets is all they needed. One though has to feel bad for Sri Lanka. They did not play as bad as the scorecard indicates. They were a lot better than that. Injuries though at crucial moments cost them big time. Not saying they would have won the game but it would have surely been a better contest.
Over 46.1 : 180/9
0 Runs
  • W46.1
K. Rajitha
0 (27)
L. Kumara
0 (5)
A. Nortje
10.1-1-47-2
46.1
W
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! End of the Test and IT IS SOUTH AFRICA WHO WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 45 RUNS! A length ball around off, Rajitha looks to fend at it but it goes off the outside edge to gully who takes it.
Over 46 : 180/8
1 Runs
  • 045.1
  • W45.2
  • 1 NB45.3
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
L. Kumara
0 (5)
K. Rajitha
0 (26)
L. Sipamla
5-0-24-2
45.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Lahiru Kumara
On middle, it is kept out somehow.
45.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Lahiru Kumara
Outside off, left alone.
45.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Lahiru Kumara
Another one on middle, Kumara defends it onto the ground.
45.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Lahiru Kumara
On middle, it is kept out.
45.3
nb
Lutho Sipamla To Lahiru Kumara
Shorter and on middle, Kumara does well to duck under it. It is a no ball as the bowler has overstepped!
Lahiru Kumara walks out to bat! The last man.
45.2
W
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The hopes of avoiding an innings defeat is probably over! A length delivery, it is slapped hard but down towards long off where Hasaranga takes it. End of a good little innings from him but not enough.
45.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length and this one stays down low! Hasaranga looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Over 45 : 179/7
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
K. Rajitha
0 (26)
W. Hasaranga
59 (51)
A. Nortje
10-1-47-1
44.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
A maiden to end! Shorter and on middle. Rajitha hops and defends it onto the ground.
44.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
On the shorter side, Rajitha once again looks to keep it out without looking. He gets hit on the thigh pad.
44.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
Shorter in length again, Rajitha hops and keeps it out.
44.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
Goes short again! This is defended.
44.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
Shorter and on the body, Rajitha looks to defend it by taking the eyes off the ball, does so.
44.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Kasun Rajitha
Shorter and down the leg side, Rajitha lets it go.
Nortje is on!
Over 44 : 179/7
12 Runs
  • 443.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 043.5
  • 443.6
W. Hasaranga
59 (51)
K. Rajitha
0 (20)
L. Sipamla
4-0-23-1
43.6
4
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Smashed! Shorter and on middle, this is hit hard down the ground and it races away to the fence. Lovely shot.
43.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
Good length and on middle, kept out.
43.4
4
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
Outside off, Hasaranga looks to push at it. It goes off the outside edge past the gully fielder and down to the third man fence.
43.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length and on middle, this is defended onto the ground.
43.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length and around off, it is defended onto the ground.
43.1
4
Lutho Sipamla To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Fifty for Hasaranga! A very good knock from him. He is hitting boundaries at will now! This is full and outside off, it is lofted over covers for a boundary.
46 OV
1 Runs
L. Sipamla to W. Hasaranga L. Kumara
  • 045.1
  • W45.2
  • 1 NB45.3
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
0 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Rajitha
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
44 OV
12 Runs
L. Sipamla to W. Hasaranga
  • 443.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 043.5
  • 443.6
43 OV
0 Runs
K. Maharaj to K. Rajitha
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
42 OV
6 Runs
A. Markram to W. Hasaranga
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 641.6
41 OV
13 Runs
K. Maharaj to W. Hasaranga K. Rajitha
  • 440.1
  • 440.2
  • 440.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
0 Runs
A. Markram to K. Rajitha
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
0 Runs
K. Maharaj to W. Hasaranga
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
0 Runs
A. Markram to K. Rajitha
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
4 Runs
K. Maharaj to W. Hasaranga V. Fernando
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 436.5
  • W36.6
36 OV
3 Runs
L. Sipamla to W. Hasaranga D. Shanaka V. Fernando
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 135.3
  • 035.4
  • W35.5
  • 2 LB35.6
35 OV
0 Runs
K. Maharaj to D. Shanaka
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
34 OV
8 Runs
L. Sipamla to W. Hasaranga
  • 433.1
  • 033.2
  • 433.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
3 Runs
K. Maharaj to W. Hasaranga D. Shanaka
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
2 Runs
L. Sipamla to D. Shanaka W. Hasaranga
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
5 Runs
A. Nortje to D. Shanaka W. Hasaranga
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 030.5
  • 430.6
30 OV
8 Runs
W. Mulder to W. Hasaranga
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 429.5
  • 429.6
29 OV
7 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera W. Hasaranga D. Shanaka
  • 028.1
  • 228.2
  • 428.3
  • W28.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera D. Shanaka
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera D. Shanaka
  • 026.1
  • 226.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera D. Shanaka
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
4 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera D. Shanaka
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 1 NB24.4
  • 024.4
  • 224.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
8 Runs
W. Mulder to N. Dickwella
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 423.4
  • 423.5
  • W23.6
23 OV
2 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera
  • 222.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera N. Dickwella
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera N. Dickwella
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 220.6
20 OV
0 Runs
W. Mulder to D. Chandimal N. Dickwella
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • W19.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
0 Runs
L. Ngidi to K. Perera
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
6 Runs
L. Ngidi to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 016.1
  • 5 NB16.2
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
0 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Chandimal
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
8 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 413.4
  • 413.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
4 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Chandimal
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
4 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 211.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
5 Runs
L. Ngidi to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
1 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
6 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Chandimal
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 28.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
8 OV
5 Runs
W. Mulder to K. Perera
  • 1 NB7.1
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
10 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Chandimal K. Perera
  • 36.1
  • 26.2
  • 06.3
  • 46.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
10 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera D. Chandimal
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 4 B5.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
2 Runs
L. Ngidi to K. Mendis D. Chandimal
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • W4.5
  • 24.6
4 OV
12 Runs
A. Nortje to K. Perera
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
4 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Karunaratne
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • W2.6
2 OV
5 Runs
A. Nortje to D. Karunaratne K. Perera
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
1 OV
1 Runs
L. Ngidi to D. Karunaratne K. Perera
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs
  • Player of the Match Faf du Plessis
  • Umpire Marais Erasmus (SA), Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 340/6 in 85.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 300/5 in 70.6 overs
  • Sri Lanka 296/5: N Dickwella lbw b W Mulder 49(86)
  • Referral 3 (70.3 ovs): N Dickwella against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 2)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 71 balls between D Chandimal (20) and N Dickwella (23)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 212/3 in 52.0 overs
  • D Chandimal 19th Test fifty: 50 runs in 116 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 200/3 in 50.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (41.4 ovs): South Africa against de Silva (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 3) (Retained)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 167/3 in 40.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 165 balls between D Chandimal (34) and de Silva (56)
  • Sri Lanka 150/3 in 34.5 overs
  • de Silva 7th Test fifty: 50 runs in 71 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (31.6 ovs): South Africa against D Chandima (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 3) (Retained)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 90 balls between D Chandimal (17) and de Silva (32)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 102/3 in 25.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/3 in 24.2 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 54/3 in 10.5 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/1 in 8.3 overs
  • Wanindu Hasaranga makes his Test debut for Sri Lanka
  • Lutho Sipamla makes his Test debut for South Africa
  • Referral 2 (71.4 ovs): SL against T Bavuma (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 1)
  • South Africa 300/4 in 65.2 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 51 off 72 balls between du Plessis (26) and T Bavuma (23)
  • South Africa 251/4 in 54.4 overs
  • South Africa 200/1 in 42.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 66 balls between D Elgar (30) and van der Dussen (12)
  • Tea: South Africa 180/1 in 38.0 overs
  • South Africa 152/1 in 31.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 129/0 in 25.0 overs
  • D Elgar 15th Test fifty: 53 runs in 71 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 134 balls between D Elgar (17) and A Markram (33)
  • A Markram 7th Test fifty: 51 runs in 64 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 53 off 73 balls between D Elgar (19) and A Markram (29)
  • South Africa 53/0 in 12.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (11.1 ovs): SL against D Elgar (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 2)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 396/10 in 96.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (92.6 ovs): SA against D Shanaka (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, SL: 2)
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 53 off 79 balls between D Shanaka (33) and K Rajitha (11)
  • Referral 1 (10.2 ovs): SA against Kusal Perera (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, SL: 3)
  • South Africa 600/6 in 135.5 overs
  • K Maharaj 3rd Test fifty: 51 runs in 78 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 100 off 137 balls between du Plessis (48) and K Maharaj (48)
  • South Africa 501/6 in 114.3 overs
  • du Plessis: 150 runs in 205 balls (21x4) (0x6)
  • W Mulder dropped on 36 by W Hasaranga in 107.3 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 58 balls between du Plessis (26) and W Mulder (20)
  • South Africa 450/5 in 100.6 overs
  • du Plessis 10th Test hundred: 102 runs in 151 balls (15x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 403/5 in 91.4 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 150 off 230 balls between du Plessis (83) and T Bavuma (64)
  • South Africa 351/4 in 81.2 overs
  • T Bavuma 14th Test fifty: 51 runs in 93 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 101 off 157 balls between du Plessis (54) and T Bavuma (44)
  • Referral 3 (72.5 ovs): SL against du Plessis (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, SL: 0)
  • du Plessis Test fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • W Hasaranga Maiden Test fifty: 51 runs in 46 balls (10x4) (1x6)
  • Sri Lanka 152/7 in 40.1 overs
  • D Shanaka dropped on 6 by A Markram in 34.2 overs
  • Sri Lanka 114/5: K Perera c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje 64(87)
  • Referral 4 (28.4 ovs): SA against K Perera (Caught) Successful (SA: 1, SL: 3)
  • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 24.3 overs
  • N Dickwella dropped on 2 by de Kock in 21.5 overs
  • K Perera 5th Test fifty: 50 runs in 67 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 3 (18.3 ovs): SA against K Perera (LBW) Successful (SA: 1, SL: 3)
  • D Chandimal dropped on 25 by du Plessis in 17.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (15.3 ovs): K Perera against SA (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, SL: 3)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 54 balls between K Perera (21) and D Chandimal (25)
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