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Cricket BallSri-Lanka and South Africa battle each other in the 2nd 5-Day Cricket Test at Colombo in Sri-Lanka from 24 to 28 July 2014. Play starts early for SA viewers, as Sri-Lanka is a few hours ahead of South Africa in the time zones, so it is daly from about 06:00 SA Time every day.

South Africa won the 1st Test and lead the Test Series by 1 / 0 after also taking the ODI Series by 2 – 1, their first ever ODI Series win in Sri-Lanka.

The score cards will be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

Sri-Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

Sri-Lanka started Day 1 well and at the Close of play on Day 1 were on 305 / 5 after 86 Overs.

It was a slow Day initially on Day 2, both from bat and ball, but the Day started heating up after about 30 Overs done for the Day. Sri-Lanka were all out for 421 in their 1st Innings. South Africa started terribly in their 1st Innings, losing 2 wickets with just 13 on the board. South Africa ended with 98 /  after 52 Overs at Stumps, Day 2.

On Day 3 the South African wickets kept falling at regular intervals, SA reaching 234 / 7 after 111 Overs at Tea of Day 3 and then South Africa were eventually all out for 282 from 134.5 Overs, trailing by 139 rins at the Innings break.

Sri-Lanka started their 2nd Innings and at Stumps on Day 3 were 11 / 0 after 5 Overs.

On Day 4 Sri Lanka kept the pressure on and eventually declared at 229 / 8 after 53.4 Overs, leaving South Africa to chase 369 runs for a win. At Stumps, Day 4 South Africa was on 38 / 1 after 17 Overs, still 331 shy of a win with 9 wickets still in tact.

South Africa were in to bat the whole of Day 5, but there was no attempt to chase a win, it was block, block, block to save the Test! After 102.5 Overs bowled it was 148 / 8, which was then still 221 runs short of the win, with 2 wickets in hand. Rain delayed the Final Session of play on Day 5 for a while, but play resumed again.

South Africa managed to stand their ground, eecking out a DRAW, ending with 159 / 8 after 111 Overs. The result, or non-result, means South Africa moves up to TOP Test spot in the world Cricket Test rankings.

 

Sri-Lanka:
  • First Innings – 421 (121.4 Overs)
  • Second Innings – 229 / 8 Declared (53.4 Overs)
South Africa:
  • First Innings – 282 (134.5 Overs)
  • Second Innings – 159 / 8 (111 Overs)


Match drawn

South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series – 2nd Test
Test no. 2131 | 2014 season
Played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
24,25,26,27.28 July 2014 (5-day match)
Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WU Tharanga c †de Kock b Steyn 11 21 16 2 0 68.75
JK Silva c de Villiers b Duminy 44 116 73 7 0 60.27
KC Sangakkara c Imran Tahir b Steyn 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
DPMD Jayawardene run out (Petersen) 165 456 284 17 1 58.09
AD Mathews* c †de Kock b Duminy 63 167 135 6 0 46.66
KDK Vithanage c de Villiers b Morkel 13 59 38 1 1 34.21
N Dickwella† run out (†de Kock) 72 195 116 8 1 62.06
MDK Perera c Amla b Imran Tahir 12 49 41 0 1 29.26
HMRKB Herath not out 7 29 14 1 0 50.00
BAW Mendis c †de Kock b Philander 2 14 11 0 0 18.18
RAS Lakmal c †de Kock b Philander 4 6 4 1 0 100.00
Extras (b 11, lb 14, nb 3) 28
Total (all out; 121.4 overs; 562 mins) 421 (3.46 runs per over)

Fall of wickets:   1-16 (Tharanga, 4.5 ov), 2-16 (Sangakkara, 4.6 ov), 3-115 (Silva, 25.2 ov), 4-246 (Mathews, 64.5 ov), 5-285 (Vithanage, 77.2 ov), 6-385 (Jayawardene, 105.2 ov), 7-404 (Perera, 116.4 ov), 8-409 (Dickwella, 117.2 ov), 9-415 (Mendis, 119.6 ov), 10-421 (Lakmal, 121.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 22 5 69 2 3.13
VD Philander 21.4 7 52 2 2.40 (1nb)
M Morkel 26 6 69 1 2.65 (1nb)
Imran Tahir 33 4 121 1 3.66
JP Duminy 18 1 80 2 4.44 (1nb)
D Elgar 1 0 5 0 5.00
South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen c & b Herath 2 7 10 0 0 20.00
D Elgar c Silva b Perera 1 35 22 0 0 4.54
F du Plessis c †Dickwella b Lakmal 36 130 109 3 1 33.02
HM Amla* not out 139 486 382 12 0 36.38
AB de Villiers lbw b Perera 37 127 99 5 0 37.37
Q de Kock† b Perera 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
JP Duminy st †Dickwella b Herath 3 68 58 0 0 5.17
VD Philander b Perera 9 38 29 0 0 31.03
DW Steyn c Sangakkara b Herath 30 75 71 2 2 42.25
Imran Tahir c Tharanga b Herath 15 63 32 2 0 46.87
M Morkel c Silva b Perera 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 6) 10
Total (all out; 134.5 overs; 522 mins) 282 (2.09 runs per over)

Fall of wickets:   1-3 (Petersen, 1.5 ov), 2-13 (Elgar, 8.3 ov), 3-71 (du Plessis, 38.2 ov), 4-150 (de Villiers, 68.4 ov), 5-150 (de Kock, 68.6 ov), 6-175 (Duminy, 89.4 ov), 7-204 (Philander, 98.2 ov), 8-251 (Steyn, 117.5 ov), 9-279 (Imran Tahir, 133.6 ov), 10-282 (Morkel, 134.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
RAS Lakmal 23 7 54 1 2.34 (4nb, 1w)
HMRKB Herath 45 17 71 4 1.57
MDK Perera 41.5 11 69 5 1.64
BAW Mendis 21 1 68 0 3.23 (2nb)
KDK Vithanage 4 0 17 0 4.25
Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WU Tharanga c †de Kock b Steyn 30 45 40 4 0 75.00
JK Silva c Philander b Morkel 26 93 57 5 0 45.61
KC Sangakkara c †de Kock b Morkel 72 134 90 8 0 80.00
DPMD Jayawardene c Elgar b Imran Tahir 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
AD Mathews* not out 63 132 83 2 2 75.90
KDK Vithanage c du Plessis b Morkel 7 9 8 1 0 87.50
N Dickwella† c de Villiers b Steyn 16 26 21 2 0 76.19
MDK Perera b Imran Tahir 7 8 7 1 0 100.00
HMRKB Herath c de Villiers b Morkel 4 14 11 0 0 36.36
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 1) 4
Total (8 wickets dec; 53.4 overs; 242 mins) 229 (4.26 runs per over)

Did not bat:  RAS Lakmal, BAW Mendis


Fall of wickets:   1-38 (Tharanga, 10.2 ov), 2-82 (Silva, 21.1 ov), 3-83 (Jayawardene, 22.4 ov), 4-164 (Sangakkara, 39.6 ov), 5-174 (Vithanage, 41.6 ov), 6-203 (Dickwella, 47.6 ov), 7-214 (Perera, 50.2 ov), 8-229 (Herath, 53.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 13 1 59 2 4.53
VD Philander 11 3 35 0 3.18
Imran Tahir 18 0 76 2 4.22 (1nb)
M Morkel 9.4 1 45 4 4.65
D Elgar 1 0 9 0 9.00
JP Duminy 1 0 2 0 2.00
South Africa 2nd innings (target: 369 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen c Vithanage b Herath 0 25 0 0 0.00
D Elgar b Perera 13 65 1 0 20.00
Q de Kock† c Vithanage b Herath 37 92 1 0 40.21
HM Amla* c Jayawardene b Perera 25 159 4 0 15.72
AB de Villiers b Herath 12 67 1 0 17.91
F du Plessis c Jayawardene b Herath 10 49 2 0 20.40
JP Duminy lbw b Perera 3 65 0 0 4.61
VD Philander not out 27 98 5 0 27.55
DW Steyn c †Dickwella b Herath 6 28 1 0 21.42
Imran Tahir not out 4 21 1 0 19.04
Extras (b 5, lb 14, nb 3) 22
Total (8 wickets; 111 overs) 159 (1.43 runs per over)

Did not bat:  M Morkel


Fall of wickets:   1-4 (Petersen, 8.1 ov), 2-47 (Elgar, 21.3 ov), 3-68 (de Kock, 38.4 ov), 4-93 (de Villiers, 63.1 ov), 5-105 (Amla, 74.1 ov), 6-110 (du Plessis, 78.4 ov), 7-130 (Duminy, 93.4 ov), 8-148 (Steyn, 102.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
HMRKB Herath 45 30 40 5 0.88
MDK Perera 44 24 60 3 1.36
BAW Mendis 13 8 17 0 1.30
RAS Lakmal 4 1 11 0 2.75 (3nb)
KDK Vithanage 5 1 12 0 2.40

Match details


Toss – Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series – South Africa won the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut – N Dickwella (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match – tba
Umpires – RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire – BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee – JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire – REJ Martinesz
Close of play

  • - day 1 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 305/5 (DPMD Jayawardene 140*, N Dickwella 12*, 86 ov)
  • - day 2 – South Africa 1st innings 98/3 (HM Amla 46*, AB de Villiers 11*, 52 ov)
  • - day 3 – Sri Lanka 2nd innings 11/0 (WU Tharanga 6*, JK Silva 5*, 5 ov)
  • - day 4 – South Africa 2nd innings 38/1 (D Elgar 13*, Q de Kock 21*, 17 ov)

159 Responses to Cricket: Sri-Lanka vs South Africa – 2nd 5-Day Test (24 – 28 July 2014)

  • 151

    @ John Galt:

    No spot for Captain Airpunch?

    :lol:

  • 152

    Very well done Proteas, a serious uphill battle from day one, when we struggled to bowl on a pitch that did nothing for the fast bowlers, and didn’t really start to turn until midway through day 3. Our first innings batting left a lot to be desired from our top order – Captain # excluded. True grit and determination saw us through to a draw though, so well done boys.

    Serious questions need to be asked over A Peterson and Tahir, Peterson is just far too erratic, and obviously hasn’t a clue against spin, and the Lankans exploited that, and Tahir – well nothing needs to be said that hasn’t already.

    Is it a quota issue, or are there seriously no better players in SA?

  • 153

    @ gunther:

    Yoh yoh yoh, haven’t even thought of ol Airpunch in ages hey.
    haha, thanks for reminding me.
    Not.

  • 154

    @ Just For Kicks:

    Tahir from Pakistan can he count as an ABSA?

  • 155

    gunther wrote:

    @ Just For Kicks:

    Tahir from Pakistan can he count as an ABSA?

    I’m guessing so. Don’t know if anyone has asked the question.

  • 156

    Anyway we don’t have quotas we have targets.

    I think like when a cabinet minister has to spend a certain amount on their new Range Rover.

    They see it as a target not a limit.

    Same as Mrs Gunther and her credit card.

  • 157

    Congrats to Hash and the Proteas…!

    Way to go to launch your captaincy Hash…! Straight back to number 1…
    And to think some people doubted whether he had it in him…!
    With all the talk over the years of ‘brave’ cricket… Hash is the first SA captain who’s demonstrated how to play it… Good stuff.

    Good to see QdK looking so comfortable at the crease and behind the stumps… Doing a great job all round…!! And a long career ahead of him.

  • 158

    @ ufo:
    Good evening pal.Really enjoyed Blitzbokke.Keep well.

  • 159

    @ ryecatcher:

    Hey Mr Rye Sir…! How you doing bud…? Well I hope…

    Yeah… really enjoyed the seeing them Blitz the Blacks… and earn the gold of course…! :wink:

    Keep well Rye…


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