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Sri Lanka (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Danushka Gunathilakac Kock b Rabada
    • 26
    • 31
    • 4
    • 0
    • 83.87
    • Dimuth Karunaratnenot-out
    • 158
    • 222
    • 13
    • 1
    • 71.17
    • Dhananjaya de Silvab Shamsi
    • 11
    • 36
    • 1
    • 0
    • 30.56
    • Kusal Mendisc Rabada b Steyn
    • 24
    • 36
    • 3
    • 0
    • 66.67
    • Angelo Mathewsc Kock b Rabada
    • 1
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 10.00
    • Roshen Silvac Markram b Rabada
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Niroshan Dickwella (W)c Amla b Shamsi
    • 18
    • 31
    • 0
    • 0
    • 58.06
    • Dilruwan Pererac Kock b Philander
    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 25.00
    • Rangana Herathrun-out Philander
    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    • 0
    • 14.29
    • Suranga Lakmal (C)c Kock b Rabada
    • 10
    • 40
    • 1
    • 0
    • 25.00
    • Lakshan Sandakanst Kock b Shamsi
    • 25
    • 55
    • 3
    • 0
    • 45.45

Extras: 12 (w 2, nb 2, lb 1, b 7)

Total: 287 (10 wickets; 78.4 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-44(Danushka Gunathilaka,10.4ov), 2-70(Dhananjaya de Silva,20.4ov), 3-115(Kusal Mendis,31.2ov), 4-119(Angelo Mathews,35.1ov), 5-119(Roshen Silva,35.3ov), 6-161(Niroshan Dickwella,46.2ov), 7-164(Dilruwan Perera,47.1ov), 8-176(Rangana Herath,50.3ov), 9-224(Suranga Lakmal,62.4ov), 10-287(Lakshan Sandakan,78.4ov)

South Africa (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Vernon Philander
    • 8
    • 28
    • 1
    • 3.50
    • Dale Steyn
    • 13
    • 54
    • 1
    • 4.15
    • Kagiso Rabada
    • 14
    • 50
    • 4
    • 3.57
    • Keshav Maharaj
    • 17
    • 49
    • 0
    • 2.88
    • Tabraiz Shamsi
    • 25.4
    • 91
    • 3
    • 3.57
    • Dean Elgar
    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    • 7.00

South Africa (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Dean Elgarc Mathews b Perera
    • 8
    • 29
    • 0
    • 0
    • 27.59
    • Aiden Markramc Mathews b Herath
    • 0
    • 7
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Keshav Maharajlbw b Herath
    • 3
    • 12
    • 0
    • 0
    • 25.00
    • Hashim Amlac Mendis b Perera
    • 15
    • 36
    • 2
    • 0
    • 41.67
    • Temba Bavumab Sandakan
    • 17
    • 33
    • 2
    • 0
    • 51.52
    • Faf du Plessis (C)b Lakmal
    • 49
    • 88
    • 5
    • 0
    • 55.68
    • Quinton de Kock (W)b Perera
    • 3
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 37.50
    • Vernon Philanderlbw b Perera
    • 18
    • 86
    • 1
    • 0
    • 20.93
    • Kagiso Rabadab Lakmal
    • 2
    • 9
    • 0
    • 0
    • 22.22
    • Dale Steync Mathews b Lakmal
    • 8
    • 17
    • 1
    • 0
    • 47.06
    • Tabraiz Shamsinot-out
    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00

Extras: 3 (w 0, nb 1, lb 0, b 2)

Total: 126 (10 wickets; 54.3 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-1(Aiden Markram,2.4ov), 2-9(Keshav Maharaj,6.3ov), 3-13(Dean Elgar,9.2ov), 4-40(Hashim Amla,18ov), 5-48(Temba Bavuma,20.2ov), 6-51(Quinton de Kock,22ov), 7-115(Vernon Philander,49.4ov), 8-115(Faf du Plessis,50.1ov), 9-123(Kagiso Rabada,53ov), 10-126(Dale Steyn,54.3ov)

Sri Lanka (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Rangana Herath
    • 19
    • 39
    • 2
    • 2.05
    • Dilruwan Perera
    • 23
    • 46
    • 4
    • 2.00
    • Lakshan Sandakan
    • 8
    • 18
    • 1
    • 2.25
    • Suranga Lakmal
    • 4.3
    • 21
    • 3
    • 4.67

Sri Lanka (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Danushka Gunathilakac Rabada b Maharaj
    • 17
    • 65
    • 1
    • 0
    • 26.15
    • Dimuth Karunaratnec Amla b Rabada
    • 60
    • 80
    • 7
    • 0
    • 75.00
    • Dhananjaya de Silvab Maharaj
    • 9
    • 12
    • 0
    • 1
    • 75.00
    • Kusal Mendislbw b Maharaj
    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Angelo Mathewsb Maharaj
    • 35
    • 86
    • 1
    • 1
    • 40.70
    • Roshen Silvarun-out Rabada
    • 13
    • 24
    • 2
    • 0
    • 54.17
    • Niroshan Dickwella (W)c Kock b Rabada
    • 9
    • 14
    • 1
    • 0
    • 64.29
    • Dilruwan Pereralbw b Rabada
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Suranga Lakmal (C)not-out
    • 33
    • 46
    • 5
    • 0
    • 71.74
    • Rangana Herathlbw b Shamsi
    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Lakshan Sandakanc Bavuma b Steyn
    • 6
    • 9
    • 1
    • 0
    • 66.67

Extras: 6 (w 0, nb 0, lb 4, b 2)

Total: 190 (10 wickets; 57.4 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-51(Danushka Gunathilaka,17.5ov), 2-64(Dhananjaya de Silva,21.2ov), 3-64(Kusal Mendis,21.5ov), 4-92(Dimuth Karunaratne,32.3ov), 5-117(Roshen Silva,40.1ov), 6-132(Niroshan Dickwella,44.2ov), 7-134(Dilruwan Perera,44.4ov), 8-156(Angelo Mathews,51.3ov), 9-163(Rangana Herath,52.5ov), 10-190(Lakshan Sandakan,57.4ov)

South Africa (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Kagiso Rabada
    • 12
    • 44
    • 3
    • 3.67
    • Dale Steyn
    • 11.4
    • 35
    • 1
    • 3.04
    • Keshav Maharaj
    • 20
    • 58
    • 4
    • 2.90
    • Tabraiz Shamsi
    • 11
    • 37
    • 1
    • 3.36
    • Vernon Philander
    • 3
    • 10
    • 0
    • 3.33

South Africa (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Aiden Markramst Dickwella b Herath
    • 19
    • 46
    • 0
    • 0
    • 41.30
    • Dean Elgarst Dickwella b Perera
    • 4
    • 12
    • 0
    • 0
    • 33.33
    • Hashim Amlac Silva b Perera
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Temba Bavumac Silva b Perera
    • 2
    • 17
    • 0
    • 0
    • 11.76
    • Faf du Plessis (C)c Mathews b Herath
    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 33.33
    • Quinton de Kock (W)lbw b Perera
    • 10
    • 9
    • 2
    • 0
    • 111.11
    • Vernon PhilanderBatting
    • 22
    • 38
    • 0
    • 2
    • 57.89
    • Keshav Maharajc Sandakan b Perera
    • 9
    • 9
    • 2
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Kagiso Rabadab Perera
    • 0
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Dale Steync-and-b Herath
    • 2
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 33.33
    • Tabraiz Shamsilbw b Sandakan
    • 2
    • 21
    • 0
    • 0
    • 9.52

Extras: 2 (w 0, nb 0, lb 0, b 2)

Total: 73 (10 wickets; 28.5 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-12(Dean Elgar,6ov), 2-16(Hashim Amla,7.3ov), 3-24(Temba Bavuma,11.4ov), 4-25(Faf du Plessis,12.1ov), 5-32(Aiden Markram,14.2ov), 6-36(Quinton de Kock,15.3ov), 7-58(Keshav Maharaj,19.1ov), 8-58(Kagiso Rabada,21.5ov), 9-67(Dale Steyn,24.2ov), 10-73(Tabraiz Shamsi,28.5ov)

Sri Lanka (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Rangana Herath
    • 14
    • 38
    • 3
    • 2.71
    • Dilruwan Perera
    • 14
    • 32
    • 6
    • 2.29
    • Lakshan Sandakan
    • 0.5
    • 1
    • 1
    • 6.00

Over 29 South Africa 73/10/Yes

That's it then. Sri Lanka have completely routed the spin-shy South Africa to take a lead in the 2-match Test series. The second match is staring from 20th July in Colombo and we look forward to your company at 1000 local (0430 GMT) when the action begins. Until then, you can switch over to the England vs India second ODI where the home team has elected to bat. See you soon. Cheers!
Sri Lanka skipper, Suranga Lakmal is satisfied with his team's performance. Lauds the effort of his spinners and has a special mention for Dimuth Karunaratne. Goes on to thank the support staff and says that he is looking forward to the next Test match.
South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis admits that they only have themselves to blame. Adds that it was never going to be a high scoring game. Feels 280 was a big total. Praises Karunaratne for his batting and mentions that it felt that he batted on a different pitch. Also states that Karunaratne showed to his batter how to do it. Feels that they prepared well but the quality they get in the middle is not the same as compared to the nets. Is all praise for the quality of the Lankan spinners. Talks about the wetness of the outfield due to the rain which didn't help them get the reverse swing and took a little bit of artillery away from their attack.
Man of the Match, Dimuth Karunaratne smiles and says that after he got injured he worked hard with the 'A' team and got chance to prove himself. Admits that he had to work hard to get back in the national side and that's why he went to Bangladesh to prove his form. Adds that he always wants to bat positive and back his strength. He is aware that he was only the third Sri Lankan to get a century in his 50th Test and is really proud to be in that company.
Roshan Abeysinghe catches up with Dilruwan Perera for an interview. The off spinner says that every spinner loves to bowl at Galle and adds that he gets more drift and turn here. Praises Herath and says that he helps him a lot and it becomes easy for him. Further adds that South Africa have struggled against off spinners and he was prepared for it. On Herath's retirement, Perera replies that they have a lot of upcoming young spinners and he is ready to groom them.
We all expected Rangana Herath to be the chief destroyer on this pitch but as it turned out, Dilruwan Perera impressed the most. He stuck to the basics and allowed the pitch do all the talking. Suranga Lakmal too should be praised for his field placements as he makes it two in two for himself as a captain. Good going from him and they are looking a far superior side heading into the next match. However, they cannot neglect their batting deficiencies.
The Proteas will like to take the positive from this Test which was the bowling of Kagiso Rabada and their main spinners. Tabraiz Shamsi was brilliant in the first innings while the second time around, Keshav Maharaj found his rhythm. They would hope that both of them perform well at tandem and give their attack another dimension. We can praise their bowling as much as we want but unless their batsmen sort out their issues, it won't help their cause much. They need to get their act together for the Colombo Test.
One has to really admire the way Dimuth Karunaratne batted in both the innings. On a not-so-easy pitch, he made 218 runs in total and really applied himself. However, his other partners weren't really up to the mark, he made sure to make his form count. South Africa will be really disappointed with two things - first letting Sri Lanka score 287 after having them on the mat at 5/161 and then conceding the exact number of runs as a lead.
On a pitch supposed to assist the spinners, Faf du Plessis lost a crucial toss. Still their bowlers produced a brave effort to restrict Sri Lanka. Although they failed to finish it off well. The last two wickets of Sri Lanka added in excess of 100 runs and that in a way handed the home team an upper hand. The Protea batting failed to deal with the spinners in both the innings and the result is there to be seen for all.
A comprehensive win for Sri Lanka! Their spinners were expected to dominate proceedings and they didn't disappoint. From South Africa's point of view, it was a meek surrender. No fight offered. No application shown. They knew what was coming but lacked the desired temperament to put up a fight.
28.5
L Sandakan to Shamsi, OUT! Everything is in line and South Africa's last wicket falls. Sandakan lets out a googly around middle and off. Shamsi fails to read it and is squared up in defense. It goes past his bat and hits him on the back pad. They appeal but the umpire remains still. Sri Lanka opt for the DRS and the Ball Tracker shows three reds. All over, SRI LANKA WIN BY 278 RUNS! Happy faces all around in the Lankan camp as the players leave the field after exchanging pleasantries.
Shout for an lbw! Not given. Is the impact outside off?
28.4
L Sandakan to Shamsi, Tossed up ball on off, defended off the outer half of the bat to the off side.
28.3
L Sandakan to Shamsi, Sliding down the leg side, Shamsi tries to flick but misses.
28.2
L Sandakan to Philander, Tossed up on middle, worked past short leg for a single.
28.1
L Sandakan to V Philander, Full flighted on off, defended back towards mid off.

Over 28 South Africa 72/9/No

27.6
D Perera to Shamsi, Now, he tucks this through square leg.
27.5
D Perera to Shamsi, Jumps across again, to the off side and somehow blocks it with an angled bat to point.
27.4
D Perera to Shamsi, Down the leg side, TS thinks about the flick but then lets it go at the last moment.
27.3
D Perera to Shamsi, Full and on middle, Tabraiz blocks it out somehow.
27.2
D Perera to Shamsi, Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone.
27.1
D Perera to Shamsi, Full on middle, Shamsi gets across and tucks it - almost straight to leg gully. Lands just short.

Over 27 South Africa 72/9/No

26.6
R Herath to Shamsi, 1 run.
26.5
R Herath to Shamsi, No run.
26.4
R Herath to Shamsi, Ooohhh... lucky. Full on middle, TS looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It flies but lands just in front of silly point.
26.3
R Herath to Shamsi, Down the leg side this time, Tabraiz initially thinks about playing it - then lets it go.
26.2
R Herath to Shamsi, Outside off, going away with the angle, Shamsi clumsily gets across and lets it go.
26.1
R Herath to Philander, Outside off, punched through the off side for a single.

Over 26 South Africa 70/9/No

25.6
D Perera to Shamsi, No run.
25.5
D Perera to Shamsi, No run.
25.4
D Perera to Shamsi, No run.
25.3
Perera to Shamsi, No run.
25.2
D Perera to Shamsi, No run.
25.1
D Perera to Shamsi, No run.

Over 25 South Africa 70/9/No

24.6
R Herath to Philander, No run.
24.5
R Herath to Philander, No run.
24.4
R Herath to V Philander, 2 runs.
24.3
R Herath to Shamsi, Flatter and on middle, an arm ball, Shamsi gets forward to defend but it takes the inside edge and sneaks past short leg for a run.
24.2
Herath to Steyn, OUT! Caught and bowled! Herath flights it and lands it full on middle, it spins away slightly and Steyn tries to slap it over the bowler's head. Fails to execute his intentions properly and ends up hitting it straight to the bowler. Herath makes no mistake in his followthrough and South Africa are in danger of scoring the lowest every total in Galle. Also, the replay shows that the umpire was in real danger had Herath not caught that ball.
24.1
R Herath to Steyn, Flighted ball on middle, Steyn defends it in front of his pads.