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Sri Lanka vs South Africa

Match info: Sri Lanka v South Africa Test Series 2014 at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground - 2nd Test

Date: 28th Jul 2014 Status: Day 5 of 5 Umpires: R A Kettleborough and N J Llong

Home team and score Away team score

Sri Lanka

421 All out (121.4 Overs)
229/8 Dec (53.4 Overs)

Result

South Africa

282 All out (134.5 Overs)
159/8 (111.0 Overs)

Match Drawn

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  • Match drawn

    South Africa draw the match and win the series 1-0 and take the number 1 spot in tests rankings. Tahir and Philander at the crease in the end. Herath's patient efforts of 5 for 40 are in vain. Good game of test cricket.
  • Over 111 - SA 159/8 (Philander 27, Tahir 4)

    Tahir is cramping helplessly, and asks for some medical help. Last over of the day. It is all over, South Africa have saved the test and they become number 1 in tests. Huge moment for them, winning a series in Sri Lanka.
  • Over 110 - SA 159/8 (Philander 27, Tahir 4)

    Not out is the verdict, there was another big appeal from Sri Lanka and the umpires think it is not out. The batsmen have a chat to waste some time. A maiden from Perera and Tahir annoys the hosts by wasting some more time.
  • Over 109 - SA 159/8 (Philander 27, Tahir 4)

    A loud shout for caught behind, Sri Lankans appealing for everything now. Philander is safe as the umpire is not interested. Philander then drives the ball to extra cover for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and then Philander flicks the ball through midwicket for four.
  • Over 108 - SA 153/8 (Philander 21, Tahir 4)

    About 10 minutes to go, may be three or four more overs. Mendis finishes another maiden.
  • Over 107 - SA 153/8 (Philander 21, Tahir 4)

    Another maiden from Herath, 29 of his 43 overs have been maidens.
  • Over 106 - SA 153/8 (Philander 21, Tahir 4)

    Three dots and then Philander takes a single to deep square leg. Four, Tahir pulls the ball through to deep midwicket for four to end the over. The 150 comes up for South Africa.
  • Over 105 - SA 148/8 (Philander 20, Tahir 0)

    A maiden from Herath, he has bowled and bowled well today.
  • Over 104 - SA 148/8 (Philander 20, Tahir 0)

    A quick maiden from Perera. South Africans survive.
  • Over 103 - SA 148/8 (Philander 20, Tahir 0)

    Three dots and Herath sneaks in another wicket, Steyn is gone. WICKET! a thin edge and Dickwella does the rest. South Africa have 2 wickets in hand as Tahir walks out. Herath takes his 5th wicket. A maiden again.
  • Over 102 - SA 148/7 (Philander 20, Steyn 6)

    Mendis back into the attack. Five dots and then Philander cuts Mendis behind point for four from the last ball.
  • Over 101 - SA 144/7 (Philander 16, Steyn 6)

    30 minutes to go, Sri Lanka need 3 wickets. Philander pushes the ball behind square for a couple of runs and then takes a single on the off side. Just three from the over.
  • Over 100 - SA 141/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 6)

    Herath is back into the attack, to bowl his 40th over. A big shout for lbw, the umpire gives it not out and Sri Lanka review. Sri Lanka have lost and wasted both reviews, Steyn survives. Another maiden from Herath.
  • Over 99 - SA 141/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 6)

    Lakmal brought back into the attack, he only bowled three overs in this innings. A change of strategy from Mathews, three dots and then Lakmal bowls a no ball. No runs other than the no ball from the over.
  • Over 98 - SA 140/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 6)

    A couple of dots and then Steyn hits the ball through long on for four. He gets his first boundary. Four byes, the ball misses everything and beats the keeper to go for four.
  • Over 97 - SA 132/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 2)

    Herath bowls another maiden, Sri Lanka 3 wickets away from leveling the series.
  • Over 96 - SA 132/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 2)

    Five dots and then a couple of runs to end the over. Steyn gets off the mark.
  • Over 95 - SA 130/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 0)

    Another maiden from Herath. South Africa stay on 130 for 7.
  • Over 94 - SA 130/7 (Philander 13, Steyn 0)

    Perera comes into the attack. The final over starts now, so a minimum of 15 more overs to go, but Sri Lanka will bowl more. WICKET! Duminy is out lbw and this match is going down to the wire. Duminy reviews and he is given out, South Africa lose an important wicket as Steyn walks out to bat. A wicket maiden from Perera.
  • Over 93 - SA 130/6 (Philander 13, Duminy 3)

    Duminy pushes the ball to midwicket for a single. Four, Philander gets a poor ball and hits it through the off side for four. Four dots to end the over.

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