South Africa Thrashed Sri Lanka An Innings By 81 Runs


CENTURION: South African captain Graeme Smith said his aggregation produced a bigger bowling achievement in across-the-board abreast Sri Lanka in the aboriginal Test actuality on Saturday than they did back they bowled out Australia for 47 aftermost month.

“Today was emphatic,” said Smith afterwards South Africa completed an innings and 81 runs achievement afore tea on the third day at SuperSport Park.

Man of the bout Vernon Philander claimed his additional five-wicket booty of the bout — and his fourth in his
aboriginal three Tests — as Sri Lanka comatose to 150 all out in their additional innings.

Philander took bristles for 49 and 10 for 102 in the match. Wicketkeeper Mark Boucher took six catches to according the South African almanac for the fourth time.

The Sri Lankans could not cope with South Africa’s clip advance on a angle of asperous animation and absurd bond movement.

“We bowled abundantly well,” said Smith.

“Our acuteness was great. Each guy bowled with clip and skill. Obviously there was still a lot in the wicket, which abnormally Vern got to exploit.

“We’re aggravating to be a process-driven team, absorption on our own skills. Today was apparently the best accepted we produced, alike admitting we bowled Australia out for 47.”

Sri Lankan captain Tillekeratne Dilshan said he had accepted all forth that altitude would favour the fast bowlers but he said asperous animation had been a above contributor to his aggregation accident 20 wickets for 330 runs in the match.

Dilshan said the achievement of the Sri Lankan bowlers was a absolute agency alike admitting South Africa fabricated 411 in their alone innings.

The Sri Lankan captain said the batsmen had been alive hard. “But we charge to booty it out to the middle,” he said.

Dilshan said the Sri Lankan band would be additional afore the additional Test, which starts in Durban on December 26, by the accession of fast bowlers Nuwan Kulasekera and Dhammika Prasad, who had recovered from injuries which kept them out of the aboriginal touring squad.

Trailing by 231 runs on the aboriginal innings, Sri Lanka were finer baffled back they comatose to 38 for four at lunch. Philander took two wickets and Dale Steyn one afore Sri Lanka absent Mahela Jayawardene to a causeless run out back he was one run abbreviate of acceptable the aboriginal Sri Lankan to account 10 000 runs in Tests.

Philander fabricated the aboriginal advance back he had Dilshan bent abaft by Mark Boucher for six in the fourth over, with Dilshan affected to comedy a brawl abutting to his off butt which confused abroad off a angle which has helped the fast bowlers throughout the match.

Tharanga Paranavitana was bent abaft for four off Dale Steyn in the fifth over and Kumar Sangakkara followed two overs after back he belted a superb commitment from Philander to Boucher, the brawl accepted in to the left-hander and again bitter abroad off the pitch.

Jayawardene took his account to 15 with two boundaries in an over off Jacques Kallis.

He again pushed a brawl from Kallis to the off ancillary and was alleged through for a run by batting accomplice Thilan Samaraweera. Kallis reacted quickly, best up the ball, angry and threw bottomward the stumps at the bowler’s end with Jayawardene able-bodied short.

Samaraweera fabricated a adventurous 32 afore he was bent abaft off Morne Morkel, which finer concluded the tourists’ resistance, although Thisera Perera and Rangana Herath hit sixes afore Philander claimed the final wicket back Herath was bent behind. South Africa had the affluence of actuality able to accord Kallis an over adjoin aftermost man Dilharo Fernando, the bowler who addled him a abundant draft on the larboard temple during South Africa’s innings. Kallis bowled a alternation of short-pitched balls.

Score Board

South Africa won toss

Sri Lanka 1st innings 180 absolute (A Mathews 38; V Philander 5-53)

South Africa 1st innings

J A Rudolph c Paranavitana b Perera 44

*G C Smith lbw b Fernando 61

D W Steyn run out 0

H M Amla c Mathews b Perera 18

J H Kallis c Mathews b Welegedara 31

A B de Villiers c sub (F Karunaratne) b Perera 99

A G Prince c Silva b Mathews 39

†M V Boucher c Silva b Welegedara 65

V D Philander c Jayawardene b Dilshan 4

M Morkel c Samaraweera b Welegedara 4

Imran Tahir not out 29

Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3, nb 12) 17

Total (all out; 122 overs) 411

Fall: 1-88, 2-90, 3-125, 4-136, 5-173, 6-270, 7-303, 8-344, 9-350, 10-411

Bowling: Welegedara 31-4-96-3 (1nb, 1w); Perera 24-1-114-3 (1w); Mathews 9-4-13-1; Fernando 28-2-128-1 (7nb, 1w); Dilshan 7-1-17-1; Herath 23-4-41-0

Sri Lanka 2nd innings

N T Paranavitana c Boucher b Steyn 4

*T M Dilshan c Boucher b Philander 6

K C Sangakkara c Boucher b Philander 2

D P M D Jayawardene run out 15

T T Samaraweera c Boucher b Morkel 32

A D Mathews c Boucher b Philander 5

†J K Silva c Kallis b Imran 17

N L T C Perera c Smith b Steyn 21

H M R K B Herath c Boucher b Philander 23

U W M B C A Welegedara c & b Philander 10

C R D Fernando not out 4

Extras (lb 1, nb 10) 11

Total (all out; 39.1 overs) 150

Fall: 1-11, 2-11, 3-19, 4-37, 5-66, 6-70, 7-104, 8-133, 9-145, 10-150

Bowling: Steyn 10-2-36-2; Philander 11.1-1-49-5 (5nb); Kallis 5-3-13-0 (1nb); Morkel 9-0-36-1 (4nb); Imran 4-1-15-1

Umpires: S J Davis (Australia) and R J Tucker (Australia). TV umpire: R A Kettleborough (England). Bout referee: B C Broad (England)

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