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Sri Lanka win by 1 wicket

South Africa Men V Sri Lanka Men - 1st Test

SA

259

79.1 ov
235
(59.4) ov
VS
SL

304/9

85.3 ov
191
(59.2) ov
CR:3.56 | Day 4
MATCH DETAILS
  • Venue

    Kingsmead, Durban

  • Series

    South Africa v Sri Lanka Test - Men's

  • Toss

    Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.

  • Umpire

    Dar, A S , Kettleborough, R A

  • Match Referee

    Richardson, R B

  • Tv Umpire

    Gould, I J

  • Man of the Match

    Kusal Perera

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  • Kusal Perera 153 (200)
  • Vishwa Fernando 6 (27)
Bowler O M R W NB WD Ec.

Over 86. 6 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Sri Lanka: 9-304(rr 3.53)

85.3 Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera

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.

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85.2 Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera

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.

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85.1 Kagiso Rabada to Kusal Perera

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.

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