South Africa Men 235 & 259 ( 59.4 & 79.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 191 & 9-304 ( 59.2 & 85.3 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 1 wicket
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
153
200
12
5
76.5
6
27
0
0
22.22
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
22.3
3
97
1
4.31
Man of the Match
Kusal Perera
Commentry
In over# 86
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 86. 6 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Sri Lanka: 9-304(rr 3.53)
85.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. He's done it, unbelievable scenes in Durban as Kusal Perera completes one of the greatest fourth innings runchases we've seen for many years. Delight for Sri Lanka, agony for South Africa. Kusal Perera has led Sri Lanka to a sensational victory at Kingsmead, they beat South Africa by 1 wicket after a thrilling tenth wicket stand. Vishwa Fernando soaked up the pressure of the fast bowlers steaming in at him with the new ball, while Perera unleashed some devastating strokes at the other end. The left-hander took plenty of painful blows earlier in the day but refused to let it bother him as he compiled the innings of his life. The unbroken partnership of 78 took the tourists to the target in a nail-biting finish, a great advert for Test cricket. The Proteas struggled to either contain Perera or attack Fernando at the end, they will be gutted and feel as though this match slipped through their fingers. Double strikes earlier in the day from Dale Steyn and Keshav Maharaj looked like they would be enough for the hosts, but Kusal Perera emerged the hero. After that gripping battle the Second Test will definitely be one not to miss, it starts on Thursday in Port Elizabeth.
85.2
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Elgar.
85.1
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for no runs, fielded by Steyn.
In over# 85
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 85. 8 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sri Lanka: 9-298(rr 3.51)
84.6
1
Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for 1 run, fielded by Markram.
84.5
.
Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Slower ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for no runs, fielded by Amla.
84.4
6
SIX! Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, middle stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Smoked over the ropes again, unbelievable hitting by Kusal Perera. He's treating one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time like he's a medium paced trundler.
84.3
1
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
84.2
.
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
84.1
.
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
In over# 84
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 84. 8 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Sri Lanka: 9-290(rr 3.45)
83.6
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
83.5
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
83.4
6
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over fine leg for 6 runs. Perera didn't know too much about that one but the luck is with him at the moment. It sails over the keeper's head and all the way for six more crucial runs. Pressure on the hosts now.
83.3
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rabada.
83.2
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Amla.
83.1
2
APPEAL! Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 2 runs, appeal made for Run Out (Sub).
In over# 83
Runs : 12 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 83. 12 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sri Lanka: 9-282(rr 3.40)
82.6
.
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Out-swinging length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
82.5
1
Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Amla.
82.4
6
SIX! Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Absolutely crunched off the middle of the blade, what an excellent stroke under pressure. Perera is in T20 mode now, he senses an opportunity to finish this off quickly.
82.3
.
Dale Steyn to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Elgar.
82.2
5
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, thick edge to third slip for 5 runs, fielded by Elgar, shy attempt by du Plessis, overthrow by du Plessis. It's all going on, amazing drama at Kingsmead. The edge falls short of the slips and Perera decides to try and pinch a risky single. If the throw had hit the non-striker's stumps then Fernando would have been well short, but instead the ball zips to the rope with no one able to run around and back up for South Africa. Bonus runs for the tourists.
82.1
.
Dale Steyn to Vishwa Fernando. Seaming away back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
In over# 82
Runs : 10 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 82. 7 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Sri Lanka: 9-270(rr 3.29)
81.6
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
81.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Swivels with power and poise to split the men in the deep, Perera continues his one-man mission for Sri Lankan victory. It's getting tense again in Durban.
81.5
4
Wide Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, wide down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
81.4
2
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Bavuma, fielded by Steyn.
81.3
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
81.2
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rabada.
81.1
.
Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Amla.
South Africa Men: 235 & 259 ( 59.4 & 79.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 191 & 9-304 ( 59.2 & 85.3 ) overs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
Sri Lanka win by 1 wicket
RR : 0
CRR : 3.56
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
A Markram

b: Fernando

11
27
1
40.74
D Elgar

c: Dickwella b: Fernando

0
4
0
0
H Amla

c: Mendis b: Lakmal

3
10
0
30
T Bavuma

run out (Fernando)

47
66
7
71.21
F du

c: Dickwella b: Rajitha

35
54
5
64.81
Q de

c: Fernando b: Rajitha

80
94
8
85.11
V Philander

c&b: Rajitha

4
22
0
18.18
K Maharaj

c: Dickwella b: Fernando

29
35
4
82.86
K Rabada

c: Fernando b: Fernando

3
16
0
18.75
D Steyn

b: Embuldeniya

15
26
2
57.69
D Olivier

not out

0
6
0
0
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.0
3
29
1
2.07
17.0
1
62
4
3.65
14.4
0
68
3
4.64
3.0
0
9
0
3.00
10.0
1
51
1
5.10
1.0
0
10
0
10.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

lbw: Philander

30
59
3
50.85
L Thirimanne

c: de Kock b: Steyn

0
15
0
0
O Fernando

lbw: Steyn

19
42
2
45.24
K Mendis

c: du Plessis b: Philander

12
24
3
50
K Perera

c: (Sub) b: Steyn

51
63
7
80.95
N Dickwella

c: Steyn b: Olivier

8
12
1
66.67
D de

c: Olivier b: Rabada

23
33
3
69.7
S Lakmal

c: Markram b: Steyn

4
6
0
66.67
L Embuldeniya

c: Steyn b: Rabada

24
63
4
38.1
K Rajitha

run out (Markram)

12
30
0
40
V Fernando

not out

1
9
0
11.11
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
7
48
4
2.40
10.0
2
32
2
3.20
12.2
2
48
2
3.89
13.0
2
36
1
2.77
3.0
0
16
0
5.33
1.0
0
5
0
5.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Elgar

c&b: Embuldeniya

35
70
5
50
A Markram

c: Mendis b: Rajitha

28
31
3
90.32
H Amla

c: Thirimanne b: Fernando

16
35
2
45.71
T Bavuma

lbw: Embuldeniya

3
16
0
18.75
F du

lbw: Fernando

90
182
11
49.45
Q de

lbw: Embuldeniya

55
62
6
88.71
V Philander

b: Embuldeniya

18
54
1
33.33
K Maharaj

b: Fernando

4
13
0
30.77
K Rabada

c: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

0
2
0
0
D Steyn

b: Fernando

1
6
0
16.67
D Olivier

not out

2
7
0
28.57
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
5
52
0
2.60
17.1
2
71
4
4.14
13.0
1
54
1
4.15
26.0
3
66
5
2.54
2.0
0
8
0
4.00
1.0
0
6
0
6.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

lbw: Philander

20
47
2
42.55
L Thirimanne

c: du Plessis b: Rabada

21
51
3
41.18
O Fernando

c: du Plessis b: Steyn

37
76
5
48.68
K Mendis

c: de Kock b: Olivier

0
8
0
0
K Perera

not out

153
200
12
76.5
N Dickwella

c&b: Steyn

0
2
0
0
D de

lbw: Maharaj

48
79
6
60.76
S Lakmal

c: du Plessis b: Maharaj

0
1
0
0
L Embuldeniya

c: Markram b: Olivier

4
12
0
33.33
K Rajitha

lbw: Maharaj

1
10
0
10
V Fernando

not out

6
27
0
22.22
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
18.0
1
71
2
3.94
8.0
3
13
1
1.62
20.0
1
71
3
3.55
22.3
3
97
1
4.31
16.0
3
35
2
2.19
1.0
0
4
0
4.00
Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram ( Batsman )

Contents

Aiden Markram ( Batsman )

Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar ( Batsman )

Dean Elgar ( Batsman )

Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla ( Batsman )

Hashim Amla ( Batsman )

Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma ( Batsman )

Temba Bavuma ( Batsman )

Faf du Plessis (c)

Faf du Plessis (c) ( All Rounder )

Faf du Plessis (c) ( All Rounder )

Quinton de Kock (wk)

Quinton de Kock (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Quinton de Kock (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander ( All Rounder )

Vernon Philander ( All Rounder )

Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj ( Bowler )

Keshav Maharaj ( Bowler )

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada ( Bowler )

Kagiso Rabada ( Bowler )

Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn ( Bowler )

Dale Steyn ( Bowler )

Duanne Olivier

Duanne Olivier ( Bowler )

Duanne Olivier ( Bowler )

Dimuth Karunaratne (c)

Dimuth Karunaratne (c) ( Wicket Keeper )

Dimuth Karunaratne (c) ( Wicket Keeper )

Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera ( Wicket Keeper )

Kusal Perera ( Wicket Keeper )

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis ( Wicket Keeper )

Kusal Mendis ( Wicket Keeper )

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva ( All Rounder )

Dhananjaya de Silva ( All Rounder )

Niroshan Dickwella (wk)

Niroshan Dickwella (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Niroshan Dickwella (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Oshada Fernando

Oshada Fernando ( N/A )

Oshada Fernando ( N/A )

Lahiru Thirimanne

Lahiru Thirimanne ( Batsman )

Lahiru Thirimanne ( Batsman )

Suranga Lakmal

Suranga Lakmal ( Bowler )

Suranga Lakmal ( Bowler )

Vishwa Fernando

Vishwa Fernando ( Bowler )

Vishwa Fernando ( Bowler )

Kasun Rajitha

Kasun Rajitha ( Bowler )

Kasun Rajitha ( Bowler )

Lasith Embuldeniya

Lasith Embuldeniya ( N/A )

Lasith Embuldeniya ( N/A )

Aiden Markram

0 (6)

0(10)

Dean Elgar

0 (4)

Aiden Markram

5 (17)

8(27)

Hashim Amla

3 (10)

Aiden Markram

6 (4)

8(9)

Temba Bavuma

2 (5)

Temba Bavuma

36 (47)

71(101)

Faf du Plessis

35 (54)

Temba Bavuma

9 (14)

17(30)

Quinton de Kock

8 (16)

Quinton de Kock

17 (28)

21(50)

Vernon Philander

4 (22)

Quinton de Kock

17 (16)

46(51)

Keshav Maharaj

29 (35)

Quinton de Kock

5 (8)

8(24)

Kagiso Rabada

3 (16)

Quinton de Kock

17 (14)

32(40)

Dale Steyn

15 (26)

Quinton de Kock

16 (12)

16(18)

Duanne Olivier

0 (6)

Dimuth Karunaratne

18 (25)

18(40)

Lahiru Thirimanne

0 (15)

Dimuth Karunaratne

10 (28)

29(70)

Oshada Fernando

19 (42)

Dimuth Karunaratne

2 (6)

2(10)

Kusal Mendis

0 (4)

Kusal Mendis

12 (20)

23(34)

Kusal Perera

11 (14)

Kusal Perera

6 (10)

14(22)

Niroshan Dickwella

8 (12)

Kusal Perera

20 (24)

43(57)

Dhananjaya de Silva

23 (33)

Kusal Perera

5 (2)

9(8)

Suranga Lakmal

4 (6)

Kusal Perera

9 (13)

9(26)

Lasith Embuldeniya

0 (13)

Lasith Embuldeniya

19 (36)

32(66)

Kasun Rajitha

13 (30)

Lasith Embuldeniya

5 (14)

6(23)

Vishwa Fernando

1 (9)

Dean Elgar

7 (29)

35(60)

Aiden Markram

28 (31)

Dean Elgar

18 (20)

34(55)

Hashim Amla

16 (35)

Dean Elgar

4 (3)

7(19)

Temba Bavuma

3 (16)

Dean Elgar

6 (18)

17(40)

Faf du Plessis

11 (22)

Faf du Plessis

38 (84)

93(146)

Quinton de Kock

55 (62)

Faf du Plessis

40 (65)

58(119)

Vernon Philander

18 (54)

Faf du Plessis

1 (11)

4(20)

Keshav Maharaj

3 (9)

Keshav Maharaj

1 (2)

1(4)

Kagiso Rabada

0 (2)

Keshav Maharaj

0 (2)

0(4)

Dale Steyn

0 (2)

Dale Steyn

1 (4)

3(11)

Duanne Olivier

2 (7)

Dimuth Karunaratne

20 (44)

41(95)

Lahiru Thirimanne

21 (51)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (3)

0(4)

Oshada Fernando

0 (1)

Oshada Fernando

10 (6)

10(14)

Kusal Mendis

0 (8)

Oshada Fernando

27 (69)

52(111)

Kusal Perera

25 (42)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

0(2)

Niroshan Dickwella

0 (2)

Kusal Perera

46 (74)

94(153)

Dhananjaya de Silva

48 (79)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

0(1)

Suranga Lakmal

0 (1)

Kusal Perera

5 (9)

9(21)

Lasith Embuldeniya

4 (12)

Kusal Perera

10 (7)

11(17)

Kasun Rajitha

1 (10)

Kusal Perera

69 (68)

75(95)

Vishwa Fernando

6 (27)