Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test at Galle: Proteas in Commanding Position

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test at Galle: Proteas in Commanding Position

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Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test at Galle: Proteas in Commanding Position

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SL vs SA Preview: It’s unfair to counsel that the South Africans are ill-equipped to cope with situations in Sri Lanka primarily based on their Three-Zero defeat in India – once they simply couldn’t deal with Ravichandran Ashwin (31 wickets) and Ravindra Jadeja (23 wickets) – in the four-Test sequence in late 2015.They’re a crew extra used to enjoying in seam- and swing-friendly situations, however the final time they made the journey throughout to the island nation, in 2014, they did win the two-Test sequence 1-Zero. To not overlook, they’ve gained three and misplaced solely 4 of their 12 Exams in Sri Lanka through the years. So it won’t be loaded as a lot in favour of Sri Lanka as many would possibly anticipate.

The large speaking level in the lead-up to the match has been about Dale Steyn’s impending return to Test cricket and South Africa’s enjoying XI.

Fashionable knowledge will counsel two spinners and two pacers, however Ottis Gibson, the South Africa coach, has recommended South Africa will stick with their power – quick bowling. In 2014, whereas Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath picked up 16 and 12 wickets respectively, Dale Steyn (13) and Morne Morkel (12) had been critically efficient too.

Ought to Steyn make the ultimate lower, and be a part of two others out of Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi, South Africa would possibly nonetheless be tempted to subject two of their three spinners – Keshav Maharaj, the primary alternative in Exams, Tabraiz Shamsi and Shaun von Berg.

In the one warm-up recreation, a two-day affair in opposition to a Sri Lanka Board XI, a number of the South Africans confirmed good kind: Shamsi (5/45) and von Berg (2/82) received wickets, whereas Hashim Amla (78), Temba Bavuma (58) and Faf du Plessis (79) scored half-centuries.

With a lot of the batsmen fairly apparent picks, South Africa know the place they stand, and Sri Lanka additionally know what to anticipate, at least in phrases of the personnel they’re confronted with.

Importantly, each groups are coming off optimistic outcomes in Test cricket. If South Africa beat a troubled Australia Three-1 at house, Sri Lanka received end result in the Caribbean, drawing their three-Test sequence 1-1 after successful the ultimate recreation by 4 wickets in Barbados.

There may be the query mark over the quick way forward for Dinesh Chandimal, their captain who scored 119* and 39 in a match-saving effort in the second Test in the West Indies earlier than being banned.

However Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella had been among the many runs there, and the tempo trio of Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal and Kasun Rajitha in good wicket-taking kind. With the pitches at house prone to favour the likes of Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera in addition to Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan and the part-timers, Sri Lanka will likely be hopeful of getting end result.

Squads: Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Rangana Herath, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Roshen Silva
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Shaun von Berg

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

72.four T Shamsi to Sandakan, 2 runs. 256/9

72.Three T Shamsi to Sandakan, No run. 254/9

72.2 T Shamsi to Sandakan, FOUR. 254/9

72.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and round off, pushed by means of mid off for a run. 250/9

71.6 Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, The batsman fails to place bat on ball. 249/9

71.5 Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, Full and round off, watchfully blocked. 249/9

71.four Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, Full and outdoors off, pushed straight to cowl. 249/9

71.Three Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, Outdoors off, Sandakan lunges to defend however misses. 249/9

71.2 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, A full ball on center, flicked by means of mid-wicket for a single. 249/9

71.1 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, punched in the direction of cowl. 248/9

70.6 T Shamsi to Sandakan, Full and round off, blocked in the direction of mid on. 248/9

Change of angle now… coming across the wicket.

70.5 T Shamsi to Sandakan, The batsman has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 248/9

70.four T Shamsi to Sandakan, Full and outdoors off, pushed straight to cowl. 248/9

70.Three T Shamsi to Sandakan, Down the leg facet, Lakshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. 248/9

70.2 T Shamsi to Sandakan, Full and outdoors off, Sandakan leans and performs a crisp-looking drive in the direction of mid off. 248/9

70.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Weird from Karunaratne. First, he pushes the ball in the direction of level and declines what would have been a simple single. Then, when Dean Elgar returns a wild throw at the non-striker’s finish which isn’t backed up, he takes the only. 248/9

69.6 Okay Maharaj to L Sandakan, Full on center, pushed in the direction of mid on. 247/9

69.5 Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, Full and outdoors off, pushed straight to cowl. 247/9

69.four Okay Maharaj to Sandakan, Quick and outdoors fof, spinning away, Sandakan seems to be to chop however is crushed by the flip. 247/9

69.Three Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, This time he leans and flicks it by means of sq. leg for a single. Unusual. Strikes to 140. 247/9

69.2 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Full once more, flicked by means of mid-wicket. Dimuth begins to run however then modifications his thoughts. 246/9

69.1 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, Karunaratne seems to be to flick however misses and is hit on the pads. An LBW attraction ensues however dies down fairly rapidly. Influence was exterior off. 246/9

Keshav Maharaj to bowl as effectively.

68.6 T Shamsi to Sandakan, The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. 246/9

68.5 T Shamsi to Sandakan, The batsman has pushed it by means of mid on. 246/9

68.four T Shamsi to Sandakan, The batsman didn’t make contact and was hit low on the pads. 246/9

68.Three T Shamsi to Sandakan, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 246/9

68.2 T Shamsi to Sandakan, The batsman has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 246/9

68.1 T Shamsi to Sandakan, Down the leg facet, spinning away, left alone. 246/9

Tabraiz Shamsi is again on. South Africa could be frightened now…

67.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, FOUR! Off the highest edge however South Africa won’t thoughts. They needed Sandakan on strike and so they have that now. A brief ball, round leg, Karunaratne swivels to drag however will get a high edge which sails over the keeper to the fence behind. The stand is now price 22. 246/9

67.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, Karunaratne pushes it extensive of mid off, units off for a single however then modifications his thoughts. In all probability he ought to have taken that. 242/9

67.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Full on center, flicked by means of mid-wicket for a pair. 242/9

67.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, The batsman works it down the leg facet. 240/9

67.2 D Steyn to D Karunaratne, A brief ball, pulled in the direction of mid-wicket. 240/9

67.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Full on center, flicked by means of mid-wicket. 240/9

Some cramp points now for Karunaratne. He’s resting on the bottom whereas the physio tends to him. To be trustworthy, South Africa won’t thoughts it an excessive amount of. Round 45 minutes left for the shut of play and neither of Markram or Elgar could be eager to bat now.

66.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Comes down the observe, Kagiso bowls it full and extensive, DK has to succeed in out and manages to get it by means of cowl for a run. 240/9

66.5 Okay Rabada to D Karunaratne, A brief ball once more, pulled in the direction of lengthy leg. No run taken. 239/9

66.four Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Backs away down the leg facet, Rabada follows him, bowls it quick and Dimuth has to duck to keep away from getting harm. Falls on his again facet. 239/9

66.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Full and on center, watchfully defended in the direction of cowl. 239/9

66.2 Okay Rabada to D Karunaratne, One other quick ball, pulled by means of mid-wicket for a pair this time. 239/9

66.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A brief ball once more, pulled cleanly however straight to mid-wicket. No single taken once more. 237/9

66.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, NO BALL. Steyn oversteps and bowls a brief ball, Karunaratne pulls it by means of sq. leg. Doesn’t take the only. 237/9

65.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Now he arches again and deftly higher cuts it over the vacant second slip to 3rd man for a single. Strikes to 130. 236/9

65.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, FOUR! My phrase, this man can play in this gear as effectively? Information to me. I assumed he solely participated in blockathons. Comes down the observe, stays leg facet of the ball, takes it on the half volley and crashes it by means of the covers for a boundary! The stand is price 11 now. 235/9

65.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, A bouncer on center, Sandakan geese. 231/9

65.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, On center and leg, tucked by means of sq. leg for a single. 231/9

65.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Full and round off, watchfully defended. 231/9

65.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, On center and off, a contact quick, punched in the direction of cowl. 231/9

64.6 Okay Rabada to Sandakan, Performed by means of mid-wicket by the batsman. 231/9

64.5 Okay Rabada to Sandakan, The batsman has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 231/9

64.5 Okay Rabada to Sandakan, WIDE. A wayward bouncer, exterior off, left alone. 231/9

64.four Rabada to Sandakan, A yorker on center, effectively dug out. 230/9

64.Three Okay Rabada to Sandakan, Bouncer! The batsman geese beneath the bouncer at the final second. 230/9

64.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, ‘I believe after taking the catch, he has rolled the ball onto the grass’ are the phrases of the third umpire. In plain phrases, DROPPED. Sensational effort although. A brief ball exterior off, Karunaratne jumps down the observe and slaps it over level. The fielder comes charging in, takes the catch (as per my view) however isn’t too positive. The 2 umpires then have a chat with each other and refer it to the third umpire, signalling it out. Nigel has a longggggggggggggggggggggggg look and finally, guidelines it in favour of the batsman. Additionally, an attention-grabbing factor occurs. The batsmen take two runs however the umpires are fast to identify that the second run was taken after the catch was accomplished – therefore it turns into a lifeless ball after that. So only a single. Sandakan will face. 230/9

Has he taken that? The delicate sign is out. The fielder is Dean Elgar. The bowler is Kagiso Rabada. The third umpire is Nigel Llong. Appears to be an honest catch, however then I’m not the umpire or a decide to provide a verdict.

64.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A brief ball round off, Karunaratne and swivels and appears to drag however will get a backside edge by means of sq. leg. 229/9

63.6 D Steyn to Sandakan, Full and down the leg facet, clipped by means of sq. leg for a pair. 229/9

63.5 D Steyn to Sandakan, The batsman defends it from throughout the crease. 227/9

63.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, eased by means of level for a run. 227/9

63.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, a play and a miss from Dimuth. 226/9

63.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Defended off the again foot by the batsman. 226/9

63.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, Karunaratne comes down the observe and slashes exhausting however misses. 226/9

Dale Steyn is again on.

62.6 Okay Rabada to Sandakan, Bouncer! The batsman does effectively to evade it. Three runs and a wicket from the over. 226/9

62.5 Okay Rabada to L Sandakan, Full and outdoors off, Sandakan pushes at it with an open-bat face and goes behind level. Two runs taken. 226/9

Lakshan Sandakan is the final man in. Can he hold round with Karunaratne to take the overall to 250?

62.four Okay Rabada to Lakmal, OUT! That may be a nasty supply. A brief ball, on center and leg, Lakmal seems to be to tuck however the ball goes off his gloves and lobs straight up in the air. The Lankan skipper has no concept the place the ball is however the individuals beside him have good concept. Quinton de Kock comes ahead and takes the catch. Somebody should have appealed as a result of the umpire’s finger went up. All I may see was solely celebration. The 5-fer for Rabada nonetheless on. A helpful stand of 48 has been damaged. 224/9

62.Three Okay Rabada to Lakmal, A bouncer now, on center and off, Lakmal geese. 224/eight

62.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, pushed by means of level for a single. 224/eight

62.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A brief ball, exterior leg, Karunaratne seems to be to hook however the ball sails excessive edge. 223/eight

61.6 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, The batsman has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 223/eight

61.5 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Full on center, pushed again to the bowler. 223/eight

61.four Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, The batsman has performed it in the direction of mid-wicket. 223/eight

61.Three Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Full and round off, watchfully defended. 223/eight

61.2 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, FOUR BYES! Helpful runs. Down the leg facet, Lakmal misses his flick, the keeper behind is blinded and the ball beats each and races to the positive leg fence. That is now the very best partnership in the innings. Price 47. 223/eight

61.1 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, A full toss, exterior leg, flicked straight to sq. leg. 219/eight

60.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed straight to mid off. 219/eight

60.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, TOP EDGE, SAFE! A uncommon misjudgement from Dimuth. He seems to be to tackle this quick ball however performs it a bit early. Will get a high edge which fits excessive up in the air. Keshav Maharaj comes operating throughout to his left from deep sq. leg, places in a slide however the ball lands quick. Two runs taken. 219/eight

60.four Rabada to Karunaratne, Wonderful yorker on center and off, Karunaratne digs it out in the direction of cowl. 217/eight

60.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed in the direction of cowl. 217/eight

60.2 Okay Rabada to Lakmal, Down the leg facet, Lakmal misses his flick and a leg bye is stolen. 217/eight

60.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A brief ball, on center, pulled fantastically by means of mid-wicket for a single. 216/eight

59.6 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Full once more, watchfully blocked out. 215/eight

59.5 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, The batsman has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 215/eight

59.four Okay Maharaj to S Lakmal, Full once more, pushed straight to mid off. 215/eight

59.Three Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Tossed up on center, defended again to the bowler. 215/eight

59.2 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Advances all the way down to the pitch of the supply and knocks it all the way down to lengthy on for a run. 215/eight

59.1 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Flighted and full on off, pushed again to the bowler. 214/eight

DRINKS BREAK.

58.6 Okay Rabada to Lakmal, The batsman has pushed it by means of mid on. 214/eight

58.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Full on center, flicked by means of mid-wicket for a run. 214/eight

58.four Okay Rabada to S Lakmal, Stays again to punch it by means of the road. Makes an attempt for the only and dives in an unsightly method to succeed in the opposite finish. The fielder additionally had a shy at the bowler’s finish however failed to search out the goal. 213/eight

58.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, punched by means of the covers for a single. 212/eight

58.2 Okay Rabada to D Karunaratne, A brief ball, round off, angling away, Karunaratne pulls however mistimes it to quick mid-wicket. 211/eight

58.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Full and round off, watchfully defended. 211/eight

Kagiso Rabada is again on. 9-1-35-Three to date. Shamsi was tiring…

57.6 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Comes down a observe a contact and pushes it in the direction of mid on. 211/eight

57.5 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Virtually by means of! Full and outdoors off, SL comes ahead to defend however his bat hits his pad and the ball spins previous the surface edge. 211/eight

57.four Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Stays again and punches it in the direction of cowl. 211/eight

57.Three Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Loads of flip. Maharaj provides this a number of loop and revolutions on this one, lands it exterior off, Suranga stays again to defend however the ball spins previous the surface edge. 211/eight

57.2 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Fuller, round off, watchfully defended. 211/eight

57.1 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Faster one exterior off, a contact quick, Lakmal seems to be to chop however misses. 211/eight

56.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Will get down, takes the ball on the total and gently paddles it by means of positive leg for a pair. 211/eight

56.5 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Dragged quick, on center, heaved in the direction of deep mid-wicket for a run. 209/eight

56.four T Shamsi to Lakmal, This one is down the leg facet and the batsman leaves it alone. 208/eight

56.Three T Shamsi to Lakmal, Tossed up on center, Suranga seems to be to defend however misses and is hit on the pads. 208/eight

56.2 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Full and outdoors off, Lakmal drives it straight down the bottom. Keshav Maharaj will get throughout from mid off, slides however a yr too early. Two runs taken. 208/eight

56.1 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed by means of the covers for a single. 206/eight

55.6 Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, Tossed up round off, Lakmal will get stride and defends. 205/eight

55.5 Okay Maharaj to S Lakmal, The darter on center, Lakmal seems to be to defend however will get a thick inside edge onto his pads. 205/eight

55.four Okay Maharaj to Lakmal, The batsman defends it from throughout the crease. 205/eight

55.Three Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, The batsman has nudged the ball positive down the leg facet. One run added to the overall. 205/eight

55.2 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Works it by means of mid-wicket for a brace once more. 204/eight

55.1 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, Karunaratne reverse sweeps it behind level for a pair. 202/eight

Keshav Maharaj is again on… after a very long time.

54.6 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Full toss exterior off, bashed in the direction of mid off. 200/eight

54.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed by means of the covers for a single. 200/eight

54.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, FOUR! Again-to-back boundaries. A tad quick, round off, spinning in, Karunaratne simply helps it by means of sq. leg. 199/eight

54.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, FOUR! eighth century for Karunaratne in Exams, his 4th 50-plus rating in his final 5 innings batting first! Good option to get it too. Comes down the observe, takes the ball on the total and drives it straight down the bottom for a boundary! The dressing room is standing tall and applauding. The 2 batsmen in the center hug one another. Cause to smile, sure. However now, the Lankans want to consider getting some form of an honest first innings rating. 195/eight

54.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, On center, performed straight to quick mid-wicket. 191/eight

54.1 T Shamsi to Lakmal, THREE BYES. Neglect the runs. Karunaratne is again on strike. Full and down the leg facet, Lakmal seems to be to flick however misses. The ball spins from the tough, goes previous the batsman and the keeper, eludes a lazy effort from Dean Elgar at leg slip however nonetheless doesn’t attain the ropes. Three runs taken. 191/eight

53.6 V Philander to Karunaratne, Round off, solidly defended. Not throwing it away… 188/eight

53.5 V Philander to Karunaratne, CLOSE!!! Very straight, on center and off, Dimuth seems to be to defend however will get a thick inside edge onto his pads. Might have so simply rolled onto the stumps. 188/eight

Okay… 99 time…

53.four V Philander to Lakmal, Outdoors off, performed by means of level for a single. 188/eight

53.Three V Philander to Lakmal, Full and round off, watchfully blocked. 187/eight

53.2 V Philander to Lakmal, Outdoors off, coming in a great distance, Lakmal seems to be to flick however misses. The ball beats the within edge and simply shaves the off stump! 187/eight

53.1 V Philander to Karunaratne, Full on center, pushed straight down the bottom for a single. Strikes to 99… 187/eight

52.6 T Shamsi to S Lakmal, FOUR! Superb shot! A full ball exterior off, Lakmal leans and drives it extensive of mid off for a boundary! 186/eight

52.5 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Full and round off, Suranga seems to be to drive however will get a thick inside edge onto his left boot. 182/eight

52.four T Shamsi to Lakmal, Tossed up generously round leg stump, Lakmal performs throughout it as he seems to be to flick however misses and is hit on the pads. 182/eight

52.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Strikes to 98… pushes it in the direction of mid on for a single. 182/eight

52.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed straight to mid off. 181/eight

52.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, performed by means of level for a pair. 181/eight

51.6 V Philander to Karunaratne, Comes down the observe and has a hack. The ball goes off the within edge and goes in the direction of positive leg. A single taken. 179/eight

51.5 V Philander to Lakmal, On center and leg, flicked away for a run. 178/eight

51.four V Philander to Karunaratne, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They choose up a single. 177/eight

51.Three V Philander to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed in the direction of mid off. 176/eight

51.2 V Philander to Karunaratne, The batsman reveals the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 176/eight

51.1 V Philander to Karunaratne, Full and round off, defended watchfully. 176/eight

50.6 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. A powerful attraction from the bowler and fielders. The umpire reveals no curiosity in the attraction. 176/eight

50.5 T Shamsi to Lakmal, Full toss exterior off, pushed straight to mid off. 176/eight

50.four T Shamsi to Lakmal, Pitched on center, Lakmal seemed to defend however missed and was hit on the pads. Shamsi appealed however the umpire shook his head. The bowler and captain had a chat and maybe there was a chat relating to the within edge. Oh pricey… replays don’t detect any inside edge and Hawk Eye says that the BALL WILL HIT THE LEG STUMP! 176/eight

The captain is out to the center now – Suranga Lakmal.

50.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, OUT! Passed by greater than a yard. Poor Herath. Dimuth got here down the observe and whipped it extensive of mid on. The striker had come midway down the observe for the only. Herath in the meantime, was ball watching and began to run after he noticed Dimuth midway down. Now Karunaratne stopped however then continued to run. Herath began his locomotor however after Philander received to the ball. All of the fielder needed to do was choose up and throw to the keeper who did the remainder. Herath put in a dive after which began to stroll again. He was nearly close to the boundary ropes by the point the choice was given. 176/eight

Is that gone? De Kock appears assured. Herath appears to be in despair. Third umpire will give the choice on the standing of the pair…

50.2 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Comes down the observe and pushes it again to the bowler. 176/7

50.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, FOUR! CLOUT! Very hardly ever does one use such phrases for Karunaratne. However he appears to have realized that the scoreboard isn’t shifting and somebody has received to do one thing about it – higher be the set man. Full and on off, Dimuth will get down and mows it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 176/7

49.6 V Philander to Herath, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 172/7

49.5 V Philander to Karunaratne, Three in a row. Vernon continues to probe round off, DK seemed to defend however the ball straightened a contact and went off the within edge by means of sq. leg. A run taken. 172/7

49.four V Philander to Karunaratne, That seemed stone lifeless. Just for some wooden. This was fairly straight, Dimuth seemed to flick this one however missed. Was hit flush on the pads and Philander began to go up in an attraction however then noticed the within edge. 171/7

49.Three V Philander to Karunaratne, Full and straight, Karunaratne seems to be to defend however will get a thick inside edge onto his pads. 171/7

49.2 V Philander to Karunaratne, Walks a few steps in the direction of the pacer after which shoulders arms. 171/7

49.1 V Philander to R Herath, A tad quick, on center, Herath swivels and pulls it by means of sq. leg for a single. Will get off the mark. 171/7

48.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, A contact quick, pulled by means of mid-wicket for a brace once more. 170/7

South Africa are spending additional time making an attempt to dry the ball. The outfield has been dominated dry sufficient for play to hold on however clearly there’s loads of water on the sector as may be seen from the Proteas’ response…

48.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and down the leg facet, swept positive for a pair. 168/7

48.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Very full, round off, watchfully blocked. 166/7

48.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Higher shot. Waits for the ball to come back, it’s just about much like the earlier one and this time he will get it previous backward level for a pair. 166/7

48.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Quick and outdoors off, lower straight to level. 164/7

48.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and outdoors off, pushed again to the bowler. 164/7

47.6 V Philander to Herath, The batsman has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 164/7

47.5 V Philander to Herath, Another go away exterior off. 164/7

47.four V Philander to Herath, Full and round center, watchfully defended. 164/7

47.Three V Philander to Herath, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 164/7

47.2 V Philander to Herath, Outdoors off, fairly extensive, left alone. 164/7

Rangana Herath is the brand new man in at quantity 9, changing Dilruwan.

47.1 V Philander to Perera, OUT! My phrase – what was that from de Kock? Virtually like a internet session! However nothing form of a warm-up from Philander. He comes operating in, bowls it proper on the cash, round off, on a size after which makes it to maneuver away a contact. Dilruwan pushes at it and will get a wholesome exterior edge. The ball flies proper into the gloves of de Kock who simply takes it with one hand! Appears shocked and so are we. So why do you want spin from each ends? Not if wickets are falling in fast succession… 250TH INTERNATIONAL WICKET FOR PHILANDER. 164/7

Vernon Philander is again on to bowl. One would have thought we would see spin from each ends for extra time…

46.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, A contact quick and round off, Karunaratne strikes again and hits it in opposition to the spin by means of mid-wicket for a brace. Finish of a profitable over. 164/6

46.5 T Shamsi to Perera, Eases a full ball all the way down to lengthy on and crosses for a single. 162/6

46.four T Shamsi to Perera, Shortish and on center, turning down, Perera fails to place bat on ball and will get hit on the thigh pad. 161/6

46.Three Shamsi to Perera, MISSING LEG! An excessive amount of flip has saved Dilruwan. All of us received tricked there. A crazy full ball touchdown simply exterior off and spinning again in to beat the ahead defensive prod of Perera. It strikes him on the pads, they attraction and the umpire raises his finger. Dilruwan opts for the DRS and it finds the ball to be lacking leg. 161/6

Shout for an lbw! Up goes the finger and Perera has reviewed it. Seems out. Let’s examine…

That was fast! The groundsmen have achieved an exquisite job in mopping up all of the water on the covers. We’re all set to get underway once more. Dilruwan Perera has joined Dimuth Karunaratne in the center. Tabraiz Shamsi to finish his over.

Replace 1442 native – We’re again. No rain we’re listening to which is great information. However the covers are nonetheless on and we will see some water on it. Will not be a immediate begin, sadly. Stick with us for extra updates.

…DAY 1, THIRD SESSION…

Excellent session for the touring crew. It was a mixed-bag play in the morning the place the honours had been shared. Issues utterly modified although after the Lunch break. The South African bowlers discovered their rhythm and snapped three wickets in the primary hour. Kagiso Rabada as soon as once more was in his components and bowled with a number of venom, ensuing in the wickets of Mathews and Roshen. Tabraiz Shamsi bowled relentlessly from one finish and was very spectacular. Given the character of the pitch, the Lankans could be hoping that they someway get to 250, if no more, however for that to occur, somebody wants to provide firm to Karunaratne who’s going sturdy and is 20 shy of a century. An thrilling night session awaits us, offered the rain stays away. Do be a part of us in a short time.

We’re getting the affirmation that early TEA has been taken. The situations although have brightened up in the center. Having mentioned that, some darkish and indignant wanting clouds are nonetheless lurking round. Let’s hold our fingers crossed for a immediate begin after the break.

With that wicket, the heavens have opened up. The gamers are speeding off the sector because it’s raining closely unexpectedly. The groundsmen cost in to the centre with the covers and in no time, they’ve lined the enjoying space. Will we’ve got any extra play in this session? Stick with us to search out out.

46.2 T Shamsi to N Dickwella, OUT! This was all the time on the playing cards with the ball spinning away from the southpaw. Shamsi tosses it up properly and lands it full round off. Dickwella will get half-forward to defend but it surely turns away to catch the surface edge. Amla makes no mistake at first slip and the 42-run affiliation has been damaged. Sensible bowling by the chinaman, he has been on track along with his line and size, which is so in contrast to a wrist spinner. For Niroshan, it is a case of one more begin not getting transformed. Have to be irritating for him. Additionally, did the motion close to the boundary line by the groundsmen put him off? We hardly see him providing a straight bat in protection and he may have performed this ball in a different way had there been no menace of approaching rain. These are all assumptions although. 161/6

46.1 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Turning away from the batsman however the size is on the shorter facet. Dickwella rocks again and slaps it by means of cover-point for a few runs. 161/5

45.6 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Flatter and shorter on off, it has been punched off the again foot to mid-wicket. No run to finish the over. 159/5

45.5 Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Goes down on one knee and sweeps it with the spin to lengthy leg for a run. 159/5

45.four Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Exhibits the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 158/5

45.Three Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Walks all the way down to the pitch of the supply and pushes it again to the bowler. 158/5

45.2 Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Dickwella tries to be progressive. Receives a low full toss on off and he brings out the reverse sweep. Does not come from the center of the bat but it surely nonetheless has sufficient to hurry previous Amla at first slip. By the point it has been retrieved in the deep, they take a few runs. 158/5

45.1 Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Flighted and full exterior off, pushed off the entrance foot to the duvet fielder. 156/5

44.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Floated full on off, turning away, Dimuth tries to flick however will get a vanguard in the direction of level. 156/5

44.5 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Very full and on off, pushed down the bottom to mid off. 156/5

44.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Turning sq. off the pitch. Karunaratne will get again to defend however is crushed. 156/5

The groundsmen are making a transfer. It has turned gloomy now and possibly they’re anticipating some rain. Let’s hope there isn’t a interruption.

44.Three T Shamsi to Dickwella, Floated round off, it has been swept in entrance of sq. leg for a run. 156/5

44.2 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Sharp spin away from the batsman, Dickwella pushes at it and misses. 155/5

44.1 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Flighted and full on center, Dickwella stays again when he ought to have been ahead and defends it off the outer half of the bat to covers. 155/5

43.6 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, And once more. The size continues to be very full from Keshav and it is getting simply pushed. Karunaratne finds the hole at covers and picks one more couple of runs in this over. 155/5

43.5 Okay Maharaj to D Karunaratne, Provides this one some additional air and lands it full exterior off. Karunaratne drives it by means of covers and returns for the second run. 153/5

43.four Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Advances down the observe to a full ball and pushes it out in the direction of the duvet fielder. 151/5

43.Three Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Properly performed. Tossed up and round off, Karunaratne paddles it all the way down to positive leg for a pair. 150 up for Sri Lanka! 151/5

43.2 Okay Maharaj to N Dickwella, Flighted and full on off, it is knocked all the way down to lengthy on for a run. 149/5

43.1 Okay Maharaj to Dickwella, Flatter full ball on off, Dickwella defends it with agency fingers in the direction of the bowler. 148/5

Keshav Maharaj is into the assault now, changing Rabada.

42.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Effectively flighted and full on center, hit throughout the road however straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 148/5

42.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on off, defended close to the entrance pad by Dimuth. 148/5

42.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, This time Shamsi fails to land his supply. Karunaratne will get down on one knee and sweeps the total toss to deep mid-wicket for a brace. 148/5

42.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Beautifully bowled. Turning away from the batsman exterior off, Dimuth lunges to defend however is crushed. 146/5

42.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Additional flight however the size is just too full on center. It has been pushed again to the bowler. 146/5

42.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Leans ahead to a full ball and defends it with the spin to the off facet. 146/5

41.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A size ball angling away from the batsman, Karunaratne faucets it off his again foot in the direction of the vacant house in the duvet area. A single to finish the over. Rabada appears to be tiring now. 146/5

41.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Bouncer round leg, Dimuth geese beneath it. 145/5

41.four Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Straighter in line and this time it has been flicked properly by means of sq. leg. A few runs taken. 145/5

41.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Pitches it full and on center, Karunaratne falls over a bit on the off facet as he flicks this one. Connection ain’t solely from the center of the bat because it goes straight to mid-wicket. 143/5

41.2 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, As soon as once more it is shortish in size round center, Dickwella stays again contained in the crease to current a straight bat in protection. It gathers the within half of the bat and speeds by means of sq. leg for a run. 143/5

41.1 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Again of a size ball on center, defended off the again foot by Niroshan. 142/5

40.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Play and a miss! Shamsi delivers it quick round off, seeing that, Karunaratne rocks again and makes an attempt to drag. Nonetheless, the ball spins away to beat his bat. Tabraiz smiles. 142/5

40.5 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Flighted on off, defended off the entrance foot. 142/5

40.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Exhibits the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 142/5

40.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Fails to learn the variation, Dimuth. A fallacious ‘un, touchdown on center, Karunaratne is contained in the crease, utterly clueless as he misses the ball and is hit on the pads. They attraction but it surely’s lacking leg. 142/5

40.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Floated full ball on off, defended watchfully off the entrance foot by Karunaratne. 142/5

40.1 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Flatter, shorter and wider exterior off. Spinning away. Dickwella delays his shot a bit and dabs it previous backward level for a single. 142/5

39.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Quick and extensive exterior off, DK cuts it off his again foot however finds the purpose fielder. 141/5

39.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Again of a size supply on off, Karunaratne stands again contained in the crease and whacks it by means of covers for a pair. Seems loads assured whereas staying again and enjoying his pictures, Dimuth. 141/5

39.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A wild supply. Method extensive exterior off, left alone by the batsman and the umpire referred to as it a large. First additional of this innings. 139/5

39.four Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Bouncer! The batsman geese in time to let that one go over him. 138/5

39.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Quick and on center, pulled all the way down to positive leg the place Shamsi made a tumbling cease. A pair taken once more. 138/5

39.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Performed by means of mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the overall. 136/5

39.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Good size ball exterior off, Karunaratne punches it off his again foot to covers. 134/5

38.6 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Too full and on leg, swept behind sq. leg for a few runs. 134/5

38.5 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Peach of a supply. Drifting into the batsman round off, Dickwella as soon as once more is crushed as he tries to defend however the ball spins away from his willow. 132/5

38.four T Shamsi to Dickwella, Nothing however daylight. Waste of a evaluation. Faf actually needs to be unimpressed along with his keeper. A supply spinning away from the batsman, Dickwella tries to defend off his entrance foot however misses. It spins and bounces previous his bat, de Kock collects it and jumps in pleasure. The bowler additionally joins him in interesting however the umpire refuses. Du Plessis opts for the DRS after listening to Quinton however solely disappointment got here after that for South Africa. 132/5

Shout for a caught behind. Not given. Quinton de Kock although could be very positive and convinces his skipper to go for the DRS. The best way they’re celebrating, it appears there was an outdoor edge. Let’s examine…

38.Three T Shamsi to N Dickwella, Uppish however secure. Turning into the batsman, from a fuller size, Dickwella flicks it throughout the road however not with a lot conviction. It loops in the air however does not carry to mid on. 132/5

38.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Flighted and full on off, pushed by means of covers. Karunaratne set off for a run however his companion is ball-watching. So, he additionally decides to look at the ball as de Kock screams Temba! Temba! However earlier than anything occurs, Dickwella rushes throughout, responds to the decision and makes it safely to the opposite finish. 132/5

38.1 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Within the air… secure! Dickwella resides dangerously. A flighted full ball simply exterior off, spinning away, Niroshan tries to brush it throughout the road however will get a high edge. It flies over the keeper and previous the outstretched proper hand of Hashim Amla (first slip). Runs behind and so they take three runs. 131/5

Drinks break. A positive hour submit Lunch for South Africa. They’ve picked three wickets in fast time and are on high. Can’t afford to calm down although as each run scored on this pitch will likely be essential. Evidently, Sri Lanka want somebody to stay round with Karunaratne. Let’s examine what the following hour has in retailer for us.

37.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, FOUR! Straightforward pickings! Rabada errs in his line and slips a full ball down the leg facet, Karunaratne neatly deflects it off his pads to the positive leg fence. 128/5

37.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Rabada is in wonderful rhythm at the second. Bangs in one more bouncer, properly directed, Dimuth geese. 124/5

37.four Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Performed to the purpose area by the batsman. They’ve managed to run three. 124/5

37.Three Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Again of a size supply on center, defended off the again foot. 121/5

37.2 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Growth on the helmet. Rabada is mixing his size fairly effectively. Digs it in quick, well-directed, Niroshan takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to get away from the road. Takes a blow on his helmet this time. A really uneasy keep in the center for the Lankan wicketkeeper. 121/5

37.1 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Not out! It is certainly pitching exterior leg. A pointy supply, speared in, Dickwella is caught contained in the crease, his toes went nowhere as he tried to flick. Acquired crushed for tempo, missed the ball utterly to get hit on the pads. Regarded lifeless to the bare eye and the finger went up after the attraction. Dickwella took the DRS and the replays confirmed it to be touchdown exterior leg. A reprieve to ND all due to the know-how. 121/5

Big shout for an lbw and up goes the finger. The South Africans are celebrating however Dickwella desires it to get reviewed. Pitching exterior leg?

36.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Flighted full ball on off, turning in, Karunaratne leans ahead and defends it off the inside half of the bat. 121/5

36.5 T Shamsi to Dickwella, Pushed to the duvet area by the batsman. They choose up a single. 121/5

36.four T Shamsi to Dickwella, Flighted and outdoors off, going straight on, Dickwella goes all the way down to slog sweep however misses. 120/5

36.Three T Shamsi to Dickwella, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 120/5

36.2 Shamsi to Dickwella, What occurred there? Tossed up ball on off, turning in with some additional bounce, Dickwella tries to brush however misses. It hits his gloves and deflects onto his helmet. The additional safety behind the helmet comes off on the influence. The ball rolls in the direction of Markram at quick leg who has a right away shy at the striker’s finish. No hurt achieved. 120/5

36.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Quick and extensive exterior off, punched to sweeper cowl for a single. 120/5

35.6 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Exhibits the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. Finish of a superlative over by KG, a double-wicket maiden! 119/5

35.5 Okay Rabada to Dickwella, One other again foot protection by Dickwella. 119/5

35.four Okay Rabada to Dickwella, Good size ball on center and off, defended off the again foot. 119/5

Niroshan Dickwella arrives in the center.

35.Three Okay Rabada to R Silva, OUT! Rabada is a particular, particular bowler. An effort supply by him. He bends his again and lets out a roaring rising supply round off. Roshen has by no means seen the ball leaping on a lot in Sri Lanka. He’s caught in an ungainly place as he goes on his toes to fend at it. The ball takes the splice of his bat and loops in the direction of quick leg. Markram is alert there and stretches low to his proper to take the catch safely. Rabada smiles, third scalp for him. 119/5

35.2 Okay Rabada to Silva, Bouncer! The batsman geese in time to let that one go over him. 119/four

Roshen Silva is the brand new batsman. Darkish clouds are additionally approaching the stadium.

35.1 Okay Rabada to Mathews, OUT! An inspirational bowling change by Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada has nipped out Angelo Mathews. He bowls it on a size round off, Angelo is caught contained in the crease as he tries enjoying at it with an angled bat because the ball strikes away. Very not sure from the previous Lankan skipper as he nicks it behind for Quinton de Kock. A quite simple catch for the Protea keeper and Rabada has two. 119/four

Kagiso Rabada is again on.

34.6 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Fullish on off, pushed down the bottom to mid off. Simply the second maiden of this innings. 119/Three

34.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Karunaratne has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 119/Three

34.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full and touchdown on leg, turning in the direction of off after that as Karunaratne makes an attempt to flick. He closes the face of the bat early and it pops out off the vanguard. Does not carry to anybody. 119/Three

34.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball touchdown full exterior off, Karunaratne leans to defend however will get an inside edge onto the pads. 119/Three

34.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Dropped! By no means simple at quick leg. These form of probabilities stick or they do not. Flighted and full ball on center, it is flicked throughout the road and is uppish. Markram tries to catch it but it surely hits his physique and dies down earlier than he may react. 119/Three

34.1 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Quick and outdoors off, lower from the again foot however straight to the cover-point fielder. 119/Three

33.6 D Steyn to Mathews, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 119/Three

33.5 D Steyn to Mathews, A size ball on off, angling in, Mathews stays contained in the crease as he defends it again to the bowler. 119/Three

33.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Lands it full and outdoors off, some additional bounce, Karunaratne presses ahead and drives it on the up in the direction of the duvet area. A single taken. 119/Three

33.Three D Steyn to Mathews, Quick once more, on center, Mathews eases it all the way down to lengthy leg and crosses. 118/Three

33.2 D Steyn to Mathews, A contact quick and on off, this time Mathews faucets it down comfortably in the direction of quick leg. On one bounce to Markram it goes. 117/Three

33.1 D Steyn to Mathews, Bangs in a shortish ball on center, Mathews takes his eyes off the ball and someway retains it out on the leg facet. 117/Three

32.6 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Flighted and full on center, pushed with the spin however straight to the duvet fielder. 117/Three

32.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Crazy and on center, Karunaratne is strong in his entrance foot protection. 117/Three

32.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Properly flighted this time. Full and on off, spinning a bit away, Dimuth defends it off his entrance foot. 117/Three

32.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Very full and on center, pushed down the bottom previous the bowler to mid off. 117/Three

32.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, As soon as once more the road is just too straight and it has been labored positive down the leg facet for a few runs. 117/Three

32.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on center, flicked on the leg facet however straight to the fielder. 115/Three

31.6 D Steyn to Mathews, On a shortish size round off, Mathews defends it off his again foot to the off facet. 115/Three

31.5 D Steyn to Mathews, A size ball on off, Mathews defends it off his again foot to the leg facet. 115/Three

31.four D Steyn to Mathews, Mathews lets the ball go exterior his off stump. 115/Three

31.Three D Steyn to Mathews, Greets the brand new batsman with a well-cooked bouncer. Mathews geese. 115/Three

In walks Angelo Mathews.

31.2 D Steyn to Mendis, OUT! Gentle dismissal! Steyn strikes and roars in delight. He delivers it on a fuller size round center, possibly it sticks a bit on the pitch as Mendis is early into the flick shot. Finally ends up chipping a simple catch to Kagiso Rabada at mid on. A nothing shot in the tip and it brings the curtains down on Kusal’s knock. So, that is the second wicket falling extra because of the help from the pitch than anything. Such deliveries normally get whipped by means of mid-wicket for a boundary. 115/Three

31.1 D Steyn to Mendis, Good size supply round off, it is punched off the again foot and the ball rolls by means of level for a few runs. 115/2

30.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Crazy and drifting in round off, Karunaratne strides ahead and defends it close to his entrance pad. 113/2

30.5 T Shamsi to Mendis, One other flick shot by Mendis and this time he finds the hole at mid-wicket for a single. 113/2

30.four T Shamsi to Mendis, Flighted and full on off, defended off the entrance foot. 112/2

30.Three T Shamsi to Mendis, Properly tossed up once more, full and on center, it is flicked previous quick leg. Finds backward sq. leg. 112/2

30.2 T Shamsi to Mendis, Floated full ball on off, spinning again in, Mendis lunges and defends it off the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket. 112/2

30.1 T Shamsi to Mendis, Turning down the leg facet, Kusal tries to flick however misses. The road has been fairly inaccurate from Shamsi. 112/2

29.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, FOUR! Tremendous, positive shot! A fractionally wanting a size supply exterior off, angling away, Karunaratne stands tall contained in the crease and pulls it powerfully by means of mid-wicket for a boundary. 112/2

29.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Spears it very full on center, Karunaratne retains it out safely at mid on. 108/2

29.four D Steyn to Mendis, The batsman works it down the leg facet. They choose up a single. 108/2

29.Three D Steyn to Mendis, Zippy supply, leaving the batsman exterior off, Mendis has a poke at it however misses. 107/2

29.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, 15th Test fifty fir Dimuth Karunaratne! Full and round off, angling away, Dimuth performs a punch drive by means of covers and takes a single. Good knock to date by him. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from his teammates. 107/2

29.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Fullish and on off, pushed again to the bowler. 106/2

28.6 T Shamsi to Mendis, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 106/2

28.5 T Shamsi to Mendis, Is catch? Nopes, it is not. For a second, the on-air commentators received excited. Flatter full ball on off, Mendis tries to drive but it surely spins again in to take the within edge. On one bounce it goes to Markram at quick leg however de Kock ain’t conscious of it and shouts catch itttt. Aiden reveals no pleasure at quick leg although. 106/2

28.four T Shamsi to Mendis, Flighted and full exterior off, Mendis drives it again in the direction of the bowler. 106/2

28.Three T Shamsi to Mendis, A crazy full ball touchdown on leg and spinning down, Mendis tries to flick however misses. One other good take by de Kock. 106/2

28.2 T Shamsi to Mendis, Tossed up ball on off, turning in, it is defended off the again foot. 106/2

28.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Quick and spinning away after touchdown exterior off, Karunaratne slaps it to sweeper cowl for one. 106/2

27.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Quick and on center, pulled in entrance of sq. leg for one. 105/2

27.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, FOUR! Off the gloves, beating the despairing dive from Quinton de Kock. A well-directed quick ball by Steyn, Karunaratne tries to drag but it surely takes his gloves and flies previous the diving keeper to the positive leg fence. Dimuth appears to have harm his fingers however is able to face the following ball. Perhaps, will ask for physio after the over ends. 104/2

27.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Digs in a bouncer round leg, Dimuth geese beneath it. 100/2

27.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, FOUR! Serves it full and outdoors off, Karunaratne pushes at it with agency fingers and locations it by means of the hole between gully and backward level for a boundary. 100/2

27.2 D Steyn to Mendis, Lands it on a size round off, shaping again in a bit, Mendis softly works it by means of mid-wicket for a run. 96/2

27.1 D Steyn to Mendis, Again of a size ball on off, defended off the again foot to mid-wicket. 95/2

Fascinating. South Africa have determined to bowl tempo from one finish. Dale Steyn it’s. A few slips in place.

26.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, A bit flatter by means of the air, full and on center, spinning away, DK defends it by getting ahead. Not fairly from the center of the bat. 95/2

26.5 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Additional flight this time because it lands very full on off. Dimuth drives it again to the bowler. 95/2

26.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Full once more, round off, Karunaratne lunges and defends it again. 95/2

26.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Turning away from the batsman after touchdown full exterior off. Dimuth picks it effectively and lets it by means of to the keeper. 95/2

26.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on center, Karunaratne defends it off his entrance foot. 95/2

26.1 T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Begins the session with a brief supply exterior off, Karunaratne rocks again and cuts it with the flip to deep level. It slows down earlier than the rope because the sweeper cowl fielder picks it up and sends the throw to the keeper. A pair taken. 95/2

Welcome again for the afternoon session. The gamers march out to the center. As soon as once more a fast huddle for South Africa earlier than they unfold on the sector. So, what to anticipate in this session from the Proteas? Spin, spin and a few extra spin. Beginning with Tabraiz Shamsi. Right here we go…

…DAY 1, SECOND SESSION…

There may be a lot in the pitch for the spinners and anticipate Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi to dominate proceedings after the Lunch break. Dimuth Karunaratne has utilized himself fantastically and Sri Lanka will hope that he bats lengthy. Kusal Mendis has seemed a bit uneasy though he’s putting at nearly run-a-ball. South Africa will likely be frightened already however they can’t afford to assume too forward. Very first thing first, their intention will likely be to limit the house crew to a low first innings whole. Will they succeed? Do be a part of us in a short time to search out out.

Combined session! Sri Lanka scored runs, 93 to be exact and South Africa picked up a few wickets. The hosts after electing to bat began effectively with their openers wanting comfy. Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn weren’t correct with their traces and conceded runs at a fast tempo. It was Kagiso Rabada and his class which introduced South Africa their first wicket. The second wicket was extra because of the activate supply from the pitch as Dhananjaya misplaced his stumps.

25.6 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, FOUR! Some starter earlier than Lunch by Maharaj (In India a cook dinner is named a maharaj)! Pleasant full toss on off, Mendis kneels and nails his sweep shot by means of mid-wicket for a boundary. The umpire takes the bails off and the gamers are leaving the sector. LUNCH ON DAY 1! 93/2

25.5 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Magnificence! Drifting into the batsman and touchdown full round off, Mendis has to play at it however will get crushed because of the away spin. 89/2

25.four Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Crazy and full round off, pushed of the entrance foot in the direction of foolish mid off. 89/2

25.Three Okay Maharaj to Okay Mendis, The size is on the shorter facet exterior off, it is lower off the again foot by means of level. Bavuma chases it down and the batsmen cross for a pair. 89/2

25.2 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Steps down the observe and knocks it all the way down to lengthy on for one. 87/2

25.1 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Flighted and on off, pushed by means of covers for a single. 86/2

24.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Slight spin away from the batsman, Karunaratne stays again and punches it sq. of the wicket on the off facet. Dot ball to finish the over. 85/2

24.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Karunaratne has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 85/2

24.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Turning down the leg facet, Dimuth tries to flick however misses. 85/2

24.Three T Shamsi to Mendis, Tickles it off his pads by means of mid-wicket and crosses for a run. 85/2

24.2 T Shamsi to Mendis, That went too rapidly to quick leg. Mendis whips his flick shot throughout the road and it hits Markram flush on his left shin pad and rolls in the other way. No time to react. 84/2

24.1 T Shamsi to Mendis, FOUR! Shamsi drags his size quick and it is taking place the leg facet. Mendis will get again to drag and in spite of it staying low, he places it away by means of backward sq. leg for a boundary. 84/2

Dale Steyn returns on the sector.

23.6 Okay Maharaj to D Karunaratne, Will get ahead to defend and retains it out from the within half of the bat. 80/2

23.5 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, The batsman has pushed it to the duvet area. One run added to the overall. 80/2

23.four Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Goes down on one knee for the sweep shot but it surely takes the underside half of the bat and rests on the floor. 79/2

23.Three Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Very full and on center, flicked on the leg facet however straight in the direction of quick leg. On one bounce. 79/2

23.2 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Too full in size on center, Mendis retains it out in the direction of quick leg. 79/2

23.1 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Crazy and on off, pushed with an angled bat in the direction of level. 79/2

Heinrich Klaasen is on the sector as Dale Steyn has gone again to the pavilion.

22.6 T Shamsi to Mendis, Quietly eases it down by means of mid on for a run. 79/2

22.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Strides ahead and drives it all the way down to lengthy off for one. 78/2

22.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Flatter on off, blocked off the again foot. 77/2

22.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, A floated one on off, pushed off the entrance foot to covers. Shamsi will not thoughts that shot with the ball turning sq.. 77/2

22.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Performs with the spin on this event and pushes it out to covers. 77/2

22.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Flighted and outdoors off, turning away, Karunaratne tries enjoying at it however is crushed by the away spin. 77/2

21.6 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Flatter on off, defended off the again foot. 77/2

21.5 Okay Maharaj to Mendis, FOUR! Crazy supply spinning down the leg facet, Mendis will get down on one knee to play the sweep shot however fails to make correct connection. It beats de Kock behind the stumps and races away to the positive leg fence. The umpire alerts it as runs and the replays choose a little bit of Mendis’ gloves. Hmm… not a convincing option to attain the milestone however nonetheless a giant achievement. 2000 Test runs for Kusal! 77/2

21.four Okay Maharaj to D Karunaratne, Tossed up exterior off, pushed in the direction of mid off for a run. 73/2

21.Three Okay Maharaj to Mendis, Very full on center, eased behind sq. leg for a single. 72/2

21.2 Okay Maharaj to Okay Mendis, Flighted and full on center, Mendis wristily works it all the way down to mid on. 71/2

21.1 Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Too full and on off, pushed all the way down to lengthy on for one. 71/2

20.6 T Shamsi to Mendis, Spinning again in from round off, Mendis goes contained in the crease and retains it out at the final second. 70/2

20.5 T Shamsi to Mendis, Mendis has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 70/2

Kusal Mendis is the quantity four batsman.

20.four Shamsi to de Silva, OUT! By means of the gate! Shamsi is delighted and runs in pleasure. Sensible supply. Generously tossed up simply exterior off, touchdown on a fuller size, de Silva tries to drive it by means of covers but it surely spins again in huge time, beats the within a part of the bat and hits the highest of off stump. Dhananjaya has a shocked look on his face, smiles a bit earlier than leaving the bottom. A lot activate this supply, alarming for South Africa additionally as Sri Lanka possess three high quality spinners in their ranks. Add to that, the Proteas will likely be batting final on this deck. 70/2

20.Three T Shamsi to D Karunaratne, Drives it with the spin all the way down to deepish mid off for a run. 70/1

20.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Presses ahead to a full ball and defends it down. 69/1

20.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Karunaratne has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 69/1

19.6 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 69/1

19.5 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Maharaj is an outstanding fielder off his personal bowling. An off drive by Dhananjaya this time and Keshav flies to his left to cease the ball. 69/1

19.four Okay Maharaj to de Silva, Hammers a full ball again in the direction of the bowler who dives throughout to his proper to cease the ball. Very effectively achieved. 69/1

19.Three Okay Maharaj to Silva, Arm ball on off, skidding in, Dhananjaya retains it out from the again foot. 69/1

19.2 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Floated and full on center, blocked off the entrance foot again in the direction of the bowler. 69/1

19.1 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Dances down the observe to take it on the total however mishits it in the direction of quick leg. De Kock shouts catch it as he thought it went off the boot. Nothing such in the replays. 69/1

Change of ends for Keshav Maharaj.

18.6 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Drops it quick this time, on center, Karunaratne pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Rabada rushes throughout to his proper from positive leg and slides to cease the ball. A few runs taken. 69/1

18.5 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Spinning away from the southpaw, Karunaratne tries to chop however misses. 67/1

18.four T Shamsi to Karunaratne, As soon as once more Dimuth performs it with the spin again in the direction of the bowler. 67/1

18.Three T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Will get ahead to a full ball and drives it in the direction of mid off. 67/1

18.2 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Dimuth has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 67/1

18.1 T Shamsi to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball exterior off, spinning away, Karunaratne defends it off his again foot. 67/1

Tabraiz Shamsi into the assault. Fascinating change, until it is for swapping ends. Keshav received good buy.

17.6 Okay Rabada to Silva, Outdoors off, left alone to finish a incredible over. 67/1

17.5 Okay Rabada to Silva, The batsman defends it from throughout the crease. 67/1

17.four Okay Rabada to Silva, Bumper! A well-directed one. On a dull pitch. Rabada is a particular bowler. Making a Galle pitch appear to be a Durban one. Extracts additional tempo and bounce and catches de Silva in an ungainly place. He shapes up for the pull shot initially however then tries to bail out. However by then it has taken his gloves and gone extensive of quick leg. Markram reacts to his left however fails to succeed in the possibility in time. Dhananjaya survives a scare. 67/1

17.Three Okay Rabada to de Silva, That may have harm! Rabada bowls it quick and Dhananjaya connects effectively along with his pull shot but it surely hits Markram flush on the grille of his helmet at quick leg. It then deflects onto his proper shoulder earlier than settling down close to the pitch. Aiden not exhibiting a lot ache although. 67/1

17.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Stays again and punches it in the direction of mid on for a run. 67/1

17.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, A size ball on off, defended from the crease. 66/1

16.6 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Whoa! What was that? Spitting cobra. Maharaj provides this one some additional flight and lands it someplace round center. Dhananjaya thinks of enjoying at it from the crease but it surely shoots as much as beat the bat. Almost kissed the surface edge. Good take by de Kock. Rangana Herath will likely be licking his lips after watching that. 66/1

16.5 Okay Maharaj to Silva, This one could be very full on off, Dhananjaya retains it out at the final second. 66/1

16.four Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Too full in size round off, Karunaratne steps down the observe and digs it out by means of mid-wicket for a run. Almost received deceived in flight. 66/1

16.Three Okay Maharaj to de Silva, This time the batsman finds the hole along with his off drive and picks up a single. There’s a fielder in the deep. 65/1

16.2 Okay Maharaj to Silva, As soon as once more Dhananjaya strokes it with the spin in the direction of the bowler. 64/1

16.1 Okay Maharaj to de Silva, Will get ahead and drives it with the spin on the off facet. 64/1

15.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Shortish and outdoors off, defended from the again foot to level. 64/1

15.5 Okay Rabada to Silva, Pitches it up and outdoors off, de Silva drives it down the bottom and Shamsi chases it from mid off. Three taken. 64/1

15.four Okay Rabada to Silva, One other supply which is drifting down the leg facet. Dhananjaya is crushed for tempo on this event as he fails to attach along with his flick shot. Takes a blow on his thigh pad. 61/1

15.Three Okay Rabada to Silva, Uneasy second. Rabada angles a size ball on center and leg, de Silva tries to flick but it surely takes the vanguard and rolls to level. 61/1

15.2 Okay Rabada to Silva, Similar size once more however this one is bowled in the road of the off stump. De Silva defends it off his again foot. 61/1

15.1 Okay Rabada to Silva, Again of a size supply in the channel exterior off, Dhananjaya permits it by means of to the keeper. 61/1

14.6 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Properly tossed up supply, loop because it lands full round off. Dhananjaya strides ahead and pushes it softly in the direction of backward level for a run. 61/1

14.5 Okay Maharaj to Silva, This one is bowled a bit in the flatter trajectory. Fullish and down the leg facet. De Silva tries to flick however misses and it goes off his left boot to the purpose area. For a second, the close-in fielders received excited however there was no bat concerned. 60/1

14.four Okay Maharaj to Silva, Crazy and full on off, defended watchfully off the entrance foot. 60/1

14.Three Okay Maharaj to Silva, Dhananjaya has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 60/1

14.2 Okay Maharaj to Silva, FOUR! Tremendous footwork by Dhananjaya. Provides himself room by staying leg facet to this supply after which dances down the observe to loft it with the spin over additional cowl. Catch it’s the shout but it surely goes effectively extensive of the mid off fielder. A boundary. 60/1

14.1 Okay Maharaj to de Silva, Flighted full ball on center, pushed again to the bowler. 56/1

13.6 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Exhibits the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 56/1

13.5 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Fuller and drifting down the leg facet, Karunaratne fails to flick it off his pads. 56/1

13.four Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, FOUR! Streaky. Karunaratne had no concept how and the place it went. Rabada angles in size ball round off, straightening a contact with additional bounce, Karunaratne stays again to defend but it surely takes the splice of his bat and hurries previous the slip cordon for a boundary. 56/1

13.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Digs in a bouncer, Karunaratne geese. 52/1

13.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Fractionally quick and on off, defended off the again foot to the off facet. 52/1

13.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, FOUR! Serves it on a again of a size exterior off, Karunaratne stands tall and punches it sq. of the wicket on the off facet. If it is chase from a fielder, it needs to be Maharaj at present. Appears to have taken a contract for that. Though, this time the ball wins the race to the fence. The outfield is getting quickened up most likely with the solar coming down. 50 comes up for Sri Lanka. 52/1

Change of ends for Kagiso Rabada. He will likely be bowling from across the wicket for the left-hander…

12.6 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 48/1

12.5 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Tossed up ball on off, defended off the entrance foot by Dhananjaya. 48/1

12.four Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Prices down the observe and knocks it all the way down to lengthy on for a run. 48/1

12.Three Okay Maharaj to Karunaratne, Shout for an lbw! Not given. Sharp spin from round off, from a fuller size, Karunaratne will get ahead to defend however misses. He’s hit on the pads, they attraction however the umpire shakes his head. No DRS taken. Faf most likely feels that it is turning an excessive amount of. The replays affirm the identical. Would have spun down and clipping the leg stump at probably the most. 47/1

12.2 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Presses ahead to a full ball and drives it all the way down to lengthy off for a run. 47/1

12.1 Okay Maharaj to Silva, Flighted and really full round off, pushed off the entrance foot and Maharaj dived to his left to make the cease. 46/1

And right here he comes… Keshav Maharaj to bowl!

Drinks break. An excellent first hour of this Test match. Runs got here thick and quick earlier however then South African managed to choose the wicket of Karunaratne. They’d have gotten Gunathilaka additionally had they used DRS in the primary over. Nothing extravagant in the pitch for the pacers. Let’s examine if there’s spin as and when South Africa carry Keshav Maharaj.

11.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Bouncer! The batsman geese beneath it at the final second. 46/1

11.5 D Steyn to Silva, Shortish and shifting down the leg facet, it is labored off the pads behind sq. leg for one. 46/1

11.four D Steyn to Silva, Speedy supply. Full and simply exterior off, Dhananjaya covers his stumps and shoulders arms. 45/1

11.Three D Steyn to de Silva, Steyn delivers it on a full size round off, shaping in a bit, de Silva is caught contained in the crease as he tries to defend. Will get a thick inside edge onto the pads. 45/1

11.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Quick and pulled on the leg facet for a single. 45/1

11.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Exhibits the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 44/1

10.6 Okay Rabada to Silva, De Silva has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. Finish of a profitable over for South Africa. 44/1

10.5 Okay Rabada to Silva, Enchantment for a bat-pad! Nothing doing so far as Paul Reiffel is anxious. Good size ball on center and angling down down. Dhananjaya tries to flick however appears to have missed. It goes off his thigh pad to quick leg the place Markram catches it and so they attraction. Off the thigh pad and nothing off the bat, confirms the replay. 44/1

Dhananjaya de Silva is the quantity Three batsman.

10.four Okay Rabada to Gunathilaka, OUT! Gone! Does not matter if there’s life or not in the pitch, Rabada will get one thing going for him. Such is his class. Serves size supply exterior off and extracts some additional bounce. Gunathilaka is again footed as he tries to punch it by means of the road. However the ball reaches excessive on his bat, kisses the surface edge and de Kock grabs it with ease. Rabada is ecstatic as he celebrates along with his teammates. The umpire after elevating his finger rapidly checks for the entrance foot and the third umpire additionally checks for the sting. Marvel why? Anyway, every little thing is okay and authorized as a upset Danushka returns to the pavilion. 44/1

10.Three Okay Rabada to Gunathilaka, Stands again to a shortish ball and defends it to the off facet. 44/Zero

10.2 Okay Rabada to D Gunathilaka, FOUR! Poor fielding at mid on. A fractionally wanting a size supply on off, Gunathilaka drags his pull shot from the entrance foot and it races off the within half of the bat. Philander is lazy in placing a dive and does so after the ball has gone previous him. A boundary outcomes. 44/Zero

10.1 Okay Rabada to Gunathilaka, Within the channel exterior off, Gunathilaka watchfully lets it by means of to the keeper. 40/Zero

9.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, As soon as once more it is shortish and simply exterior off, Karunaratne performs it out from the crease to mid off. 40/Zero

9.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Again of a size supply on center and leg, Karunaratne will get on this toes and defends it to mid-wicket. 40/Zero

9.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, One other bouncer by Steyn, this one although is just too excessive and therefore Karunaratne geese. 40/Zero

9.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 40/Zero

9.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, SIX! Almost fell to the plan although, Dimuth. Steyn digs in a brief supply with two fielders again in the deep on the leg facet. Karunaratne nonetheless wheels a pull shot and will get ok connection to clear the rope at backward sq. leg. South Africa will not thoughts that a lot, if he retains enjoying his pictures. 40/Zero

9.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Play and a miss! A zippy supply, touchdown on a fuller size and skidding away. Karunaratne will get ahead to push at it however misses. 34/Zero

eight.6 Okay Rabada to Gunathilaka, Some motion once more for Rabada as he lands it on a size round center and off. Danushka does effectively to play it with delicate fingers in the direction of gully. 34/Zero

eight.5 Okay Rabada to D Gunathilaka, Lets out a fuller size ball on center, it is pushed off the entrance foot to mid off. 34/Zero

eight.four Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Stays tall in his crease to a shortish ball and punches it previous quick additional cowl for one. 34/Zero

eight.Three Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Crushed! Delivers it with a scrambled seam however nonetheless it strikes appreciably away from the batsman. Karunaratne has an space of vulnerability exterior off as he pushes and misses. 33/Zero

eight.2 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Bowls this one on center and off, on size once more, Karunaratne defends it from the crease. 33/Zero

eight.1 Okay Rabada to Karunaratne, Begins with size ball exterior off, Karunaratne permits it by means of. 33/Zero

Right here comes the primary bowling change. The primary Test bowler, Kagiso Rabada is unleashed into the assault. Two slips in place for him.

7.6 D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Good size ball round leg, labored off the pads to the leg facet however straight to the fielder. 33/Zero

7.5 D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Bangs in a bouncer, round center, Gunathilaka picks it early and sways away from the road. 33/Zero

7.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Straighter in line, Dimuth eases it off his pads previous the left facet of the sq. leg umpire. A single taken. 33/Zero

7.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, A size supply on center and off, defended from the crease. 32/Zero

7.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Outdoors off, left alone. 32/Zero

7.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Serves it round off on a size, Karunaratne covers the road and defends it again. 32/Zero

6.6 V Philander to D Gunathilaka, Lands it on a size round off, shifting away a shade, Gunathilaka pushes it with light fingers by means of backward level and collects a few runs. It is a huge over, 10 runs off it. 32/Zero

6.5 V Philander to Gunathilaka, The batsman lets the ball go exterior his off stump. 30/Zero

6.four V Philander to D Gunathilaka, As soon as once more a assured entrance foot drive by Gunathilaka however he finds the mid off fielder. The pitch seems to be wonderful for stroke-making with nothing a lot in it for the pacers. 30/Zero

6.Three V Philander to Gunathilaka, Fuller in size and round off, defended off the entrance foot. 30/Zero

6.2 V Philander to Gunathilaka, FOUR! That is very poor bowling from Philander. Not getting his line proper. Bowls it extensive exterior off, on a size, Gunathilaka smashes it off his again foot by means of cover-point and this time the ball trickles previous the rope. 30/Zero

6.1 V Philander to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Eased away! Philander errs in line and bowls it a bit quick round center and leg. Gunathilaka stands again contained in the crease and glances it off his hips to the positive leg fence. 26/Zero

5.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Make it three leaves in a row to finish the over. 22/Zero

5.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, As soon as once more Karunaratne lets a size ball go to the keeper. Not chasing any extensive deliveries exterior off. 22/Zero

5.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, A lot better. Chooses to go away the ball exterior his off stump. 22/Zero

5.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, Crushed! Some motion on this event. Steyn dishes out a again of a size ball exterior off, shaping away, Karunaratne tries to punch it away however misses because of the extra motion. 22/Zero

5.2 D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Similar to the final supply. This time Danushka punches it on the up, not precisely timed effectively however nonetheless by means of the hole at covers. Maharaj is getting a pleasant cardio session at the second as as soon as once more he chases it down from mid off. Three extra runs added to the overall. 22/Zero

5.1 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Fractionally quick in size and outdoors off, Karunaratne punches it off his again foot by means of covers. An excellent assured shot, that. It slows down earlier than the rope because the mid off fielder (Maharaj) chases it down. Three runs taken. 19/Zero

four.6 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Hurls a size supply in the hall of uncertainty. It is allowed by means of to the keeper. 16/Zero

four.5 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Slips a full ball down the leg facet, some motion because it leaves the batsman and beats his tried flick shot. 16/Zero

four.four V Philander to Gunathilaka, Returns to over the wicket and serves it on a size round off. Danushka blocks it from the crease. 16/Zero

four.Three V Philander to Gunathilaka, Again of a size ball on off, angling in and hurrying up the batsman. Gunathilaka will get an inside edge onto the physique as he tries to work it throughout the road. 16/Zero

four.2 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Magnificence! That is what Philander’s intention is from this angle. Bowls it on a size round off and straightens it from there. Gunathilaka finally ends up pushing and lacking inside the road. 16/Zero

four.1 V Philander to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Gunathilaka takes the off stump guard now somewhat than center and leg as Philander switches to ‘around the wicket. He sprays a full ball down the leg facet and Danushka flicks it uppishly by means of sq. leg for a boundary. 16/Zero

Three.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Drops it on a size and simply round off, it is blocked off the again foot to the off facet. 12/Zero

Three.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one by means of. 12/Zero

Three.four D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Shortish and outdoors off, stroked extensive of the duvet fielder for one. 12/Zero

Three.Three D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 11/Zero

Three.2 D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Digs in a brief ball on center, not a lot life in this pitch and therefore it goes on peak to the batsman. Gunathilaka turns contained in the crease to drag it however finds the fielder in entrance of sq.. 11/Zero

Three.1 D Steyn to Gunathilaka, Serves it on a size round off, it is defended from the crease to the off facet. 11/Zero

2.6 V Philander to Karunaratne, Angling away from the batsman exterior off, Karunaratne lets it’s. 11/Zero

Down to 2 slips.

2.5 V Philander to Karunaratne, Good size ball on center, defended on the leg facet. 11/Zero

2.four V Philander to Karunaratne, Again of a size ball exterior off, Dimuth performs it late previous the correct facet of the purpose fielder and so they take a pair once more. The outfield is kind of sluggish due to all of the rain. 11/Zero

2.Three V Philander to Gunathilaka, A mishit. Full in size and on center, Gunathilaka presents a straight bat and it takes the within edge. Brushes his pads earlier than rolling in entrance of mid on as they scamper throughout. Rabada assaults the ball and lets out a throw at the striker’s finish however no hurt achieved. 9/Zero

2.2 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Pitches it full and round off, Gunathilaka drives it down the bottom, by means of the legs of his companion at the opposite finish. Maharaj chases it from mid off because the ball slows down on a heavy outfield. A pair taken. eight/Zero

2.1 V Philander to Gunathilaka, A size ball angling away from the batsman, it is pushed with an open-faced bat to cover-point. 6/Zero

1.6 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Again of a size supply on center, blocked off the again foot to complete the over. 6/Zero

1.5 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Presses ahead and drives it by means of the road. Finds mid off. 6/Zero

1.four D Steyn to Karunaratne, Was there an edge? No attraction made although. Steyn angles throughout a size ball exterior off, a touch of away form after pitching, Karunaratne has a nervous poke inside the road and misses. There may be some noise however the replays present that it is off the bat clipping the entrance pad. 6/Zero

1.Three D Steyn to Karunaratne, Bowls it in the zone exterior off, it is left alone. 6/Zero

1.2 D Steyn to Karunaratne, Will get behind the road of the supply properly this time and defends it to the leg facet. 6/Zero

1.1 D Steyn to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Edgy! It is fuller in size and round off, Karunaratne with a tentative entrance foot motion tries enjoying with a straight bat but it surely takes the surface edge and speeds by means of slips and gully for a boundary. 6/Zero

Dale Steyn is again and he’ll function from the opposite finish.

Zero.6 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Within the channel exterior off, Gunathilaka lets it by means of to the keeper. Finish of an eventful first over. 2/Zero

Zero.5 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Big attraction for a caught behind! The umpire although stays nonetheless. A supply down the leg facet, Gunathilaka tries to flick however fails to center it correctly. Quinton de Kock collects the ball and lets out a giant attraction. The bowler additionally joins however nothing from the umpire. Faf du Plessis has a chat with Philander and de Kock however none seemed solely satisfied and therefore no DRS is used. Good day, the replays detect some sound and the Snicko reveals a spike. Wow, an early reprieve for Danushka. 2/Zero

Zero.four V Philander to Karunaratne, Lands it full once more and in line of the stumps. Karunaratne will get it away from the inside half of the bat and it rolls by means of sq. leg for one. Each the openers are off the mark! 2/Zero

Zero.Three V Philander to Karunaratne, Pitches it full and simply round off, Dimuth is on the entrance foot as he pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point. 1/Zero

Zero.2 V Philander to Karunaratne, This one is angled throughout the southpaw. Going additional away with the seam exterior off. Karunaratne permits it by means of. 1/Zero

Zero.1 V Philander to Gunathilaka, Begins with size ball on center. Not sufficient motion. Gunathilaka works it off his pads by means of backward sq. leg and will get off the mark. 1/Zero

First Revealed: July 12, 2018, 9:53 AM IST

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