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Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Day 5 : South Africa require another 255 runs with 4 wickets remaining
Sri Lanka
421/10
229/8
South Africa
282/10
114/6
Fall of wickets - Sri Lanka 1 INN
       Steyn to Tharanga       16/1

Steyn to Tharanga,OUT,Dale Steyn has given South Africa the breakthrough for the zillionth time in his career, he pounds in and digs it in short of a length, Tharanga arches away from it, but his gloves are in line, and the ball hits them to pop up behind to the keeper, probably not the line and length to be attempting to sway away, did not get up as much as he anticipated too

       Steyn to Sangakkara       16/2

Steyn to Sangakkara,OUT,Sangakkara bounced out first ball, they have had him jumping to snorters in Galle, and this time have taken him out immediately, Steyn goes short, just outside off, it climbs up rapidly, and Sangakkara responds with a pull, but succeeds only in top-edging it tamely to square leg, it did not even get up to chest height, but Sangakkara was keen to dismiss it

       Duminy to Silva       115/3

Duminy to Silva,OUT,what a crazy session this has been, after all the pressure spin released, now a part-time slow bowler has struck, Silva looking for the drive to a pitched up delivery slanted wide across him, a thick edge is earned, and AB is too good at slip to miss a second catch on the trot

       Duminy to Mathews       246/4

Duminy to Mathews,OUT,JP Duminy plays partnership breaker again, this is there to be cut, starting wide and spinning in a tad, but Mathews has nicked it behind, bounced a touch more, and just like that South Africa have the breakthrough

       Morkel to Vithanage       285/5

Morkel to Vithanage,OUT,Vithanage is gone, he was looking like falling any moment, and he has now, Morkel has him hopping with a lifter, Vithanage fends, and the ball pops up off the shoulder of the bat to third slip where AB takes it

       Duminy to Jayawardene       385/6

Duminy to Jayawardene,1 run, OUT,completely against the run of play, we have a wicket, through a direct hit, probably the only way these two could have been separated, Mahela took it on the full from outside off and paddled it fine, they came back for the second, the throw arrived from Alviro and hit the stumps even as Mahela fell short on the dive

       Imran Tahir to Perera       404/7

Imran Tahir to Perera,OUT,Tahir has a wicket after going for 110 runs, Perera wanted to launch it down the ground but found himself too close to the pitch and unable to get any sort of elevation, picks out mid on tamely

       Morkel to Herath       409/8

Morkel to Herath,OUT,South Africa seem to have cracked the SSC pitch, direct hit is the secret, here is another one, Herath hoped to avoid this shortish ball apparently headed down leg, it pinged him before rolling away fine, they went for the single, and Dickwella, like Mahela earlier, was well short, although he was not diving in, not the way you want your debut innings to end, especially when you have batted with so much confidence

       Philander to Mendis       415/9

Philander to Mendis,OUT,umpire Llong raises the finger as South Africa appeal for caught behind, Philander produces extra bounce, and Mendis cannot get hold of the cut yet again, Sri Lanka review this, but there is a noise as ball passes bat, that is the only thing the third umpire has to go on in the absence of Hot Spot and Snicko, and Mendis will have to go

       Philander to Lakmal       421/10

Philander to Lakmal,OUT,that is the end of the innings, Lakmal flashes at a widish length ball and snicks it through to the keeper

Fall of wickets - South Africa 1 INN
       Herath to Petersen       3/1

Herath to Petersen,OUT,and South Africa lose their first wicket in the first over of spin, nothing shot from Petersen, this is bowled full on the stumps from round the wicket, and he has pushed it straight back to the bowler

       Perera to Elgar       13/2

Perera to Elgar,OUT,and another spinner strikes in his first over, Perera now, tossed up on middle, straightens, bounces, Elgar again not sure whether to go forward or back, pushes uncertainly forward, by then the ball has gained plenty of height, an inside edge pops up in front of short leg, and he dives forward to take a sharp catch

       Lakmal to du Plessis       71/3

Lakmal to du Plessis,OUT,and after nearly 30 overs of blocking, South Africa lose a wicket to a super take down the leg side, Dickwella can do no wrong on debut, this came in full down Faf's pads and moved further away, he tickled it fine, managed some distance to the keeper's left, but Dickwella went flying and came up with a one-handed take inches from the turf

       Perera to de Villiers       150/4

Perera to de Villiers,OUT,they have succeeded with this round the stumps line, one has finally turned enough to beat the batsman, AB pushes forward to defend, misses as a full delivery spins in past the inside edge, is struck in line, that pitched on off, and ball tracker says it is hitting leg, he was given right away by umpire Llong, and AB's review is in vain

       Perera to de Kock       150/5

Perera to de Kock,OUT,and here goes another, it was always going to be different for the left handers, de Kock understandably uncertain so early in his innings, feet stuck on the crease, Perera tossed it up on off, found some drift in, then straightened it past the push, strikes off stump, and Sri Lanka surge

       Herath to Duminy       175/6

Herath to Duminy,OUT,Herath has his man, Duminy has dug himself a hole out there and now jumped into it, he skips out immediately after that last appeal, misses as the ball turns in to brush pad, and goes to the keeper, who pulls off a sharp stumping, the ball deviated a lot after hitting the pad, but Dickwella had no problems in collecting

       Perera to Philander       204/7

Perera to Philander,OUT,right through him, Perera with another wicket, lots of turn on this, flighted and angled across full from round the stumps, Philander leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he pushes weakly, it sneaks through to hit off

       Herath to Steyn       251/8

Herath to Steyn,OUT,Steyn's holed out, Sanga takes the steepler at long off, Steyn rushed out again, but wasn't to the pitch this time, he's mishit it high in the air and Sanga settles under it

       Herath to Imran Tahir       279/9

Herath to Imran Tahir,OUT,Tahir has given it away after some fight, tried to whack this full delivery against the turn from just outside leg, it loops up for deep mid off to take it

       Perera to Morkel       282/10

Perera to Morkel,OUT,Morkel goes first ball, Amla is stranded, Perera has his fifth, full and angled in, Morkel pushes forward, short leg snaps up the inside edge to his left

Fall of wickets - Sri Lanka 2 INN
       Steyn to Tharanga       38/1

Steyn to Tharanga,OUT,Tharanga's had one edge too many, he is eager to drive again as Steyn pitches it up around off, it then jags further away to take a thin edge through to the keeper

       Morkel to Silva       82/2

Morkel to Silva,OUT,Silva's gone against the run of play, he's reached out a long way to get to this wide length delivery, and has scooped a drive to point, who tumbles forward to take it, Morne is happy, that was a slow cutter

       Imran Tahir to Jayawardene       83/3

Imran Tahir to Jayawardene,OUT,Mahela is reviewing, he reverse swept from outside leg stump, the ball popped up, Elgar rushed across from short leg, took it, and crashed into de Kock who had come forward as well, this seems to have clipped just at the start of the glove, below the wrist, or is it the bottom of the arm guard, umpire Llong thought it was glove, umpire Bowden seems to agree with him, for the finger is raised again, and Mahela walks back shaking his head

       Morkel to Sangakkara       164/4

Morkel to Sangakkara,OUT,no celebration from keeper or bowler, but a thin edge has been produced and snapped up, Sanga made lots of room outside leg and flayed at this one leaving him

       Morkel to Vithanage       174/5

Morkel to Vithanage,OUT,that is an outstanding take, Faf the man running back from point, Vithanage has a swing at a pitched up ball, skies it, three men converge on it, third man and sweeper cover in addition to Faf, but he gets there first, and even dives to pull off a stunner

       Steyn to Dickwella       203/6

Steyn to Dickwella,OUT,backs away outside leg and has a swing at a sharp short ball, AB runs to his left from midwicket, and takes the top edge

       Imran Tahir to Perera       214/7

Imran Tahir to Perera,OUT,Perera makes room outside leg and has a crack at this tossed up ball, misses it, and it crashes into middle

       Morkel to Herath       229/8

Morkel to Herath,OUT,Herath holes out, clears front leg and has a slog, midwicket settles under it, and that brings the declaration

Fall of wickets - South Africa 2 INN
       Herath to Petersen       4/1

Herath to Petersen,OUT,Herath strikes, he tosses it up, it grips and turns a bit, all Petersen has been doing is leaning out and pushing, he does the same and this carries to silly point

       Perera to Elgar       47/2

Perera to Elgar,OUT,right after the break, Perera has given Sri Lanka the breakthrough, Elgar shuffling across on the crease, this angles in from round the stumps, pitches middle and zips past an uncertain prod to strike off

       Herath to de Kock       68/3

Herath to de Kock,OUT,that ends de Kock's resistance, he lunged forward outside off, it hit the rough and jagged in, de Kock tried to play it down with a closed face, it brushed the glove, took the pad and popped up to backward short leg, he battled well, but it takes only one to do slightly more than expected

       Herath to de Villiers       93/4

Herath to de Villiers,OUT,The Rrrrangannna!!! Superb first ball takes AB out! This is slow, loopy, drifts and dips, spins from the surface, just enough to beat the bat and takes out the off stump. AB, who doesn't really push forward, plays down the wrong line and is made to look like a tailender. That is a corker! However, someone with a bigger stride would have handled that much better. AB was almost playing it from the crease

       Perera to Amla       105/5

Perera to Amla,OUT,they have the big one, Mahela takes this at slip and runs towards the boundary, tossed up high and full, Amla has resisted driving at these till now, probably the state of his leg, probably he is tired, but he has a go at the drive, and Mahela has not built up that record at slip for nothing, he snaps up a sharp chance

       Herath to du Plessis       110/6

Herath to du Plessis,OUT,another one, Rangana Herath again, tossed up, good length, pitches middle and off, Faf forward to defend, it jags away, takes the edge and Mahela Jayawardene pouches catch No 200 at slip, low to his left, he is pumped up

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