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As it happened: SL v SA - Day 1

Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)
LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from Day 1 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Galle.
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16 Jul 2014

Despair for Proteas captain Hashim Amla as he walks off for 11... (AFP)
<strong><em>Despair for Proteas captain Hashim Amla as he walks off for 11... (AFP)</em></strong><br />

16 Jul 2014

Thanks for tuning in!

A brilliant final session from Sri Lanka has brought them right back into the game and they'll be the happier team going into Day 2.

The Proteas lost 4 wickets for 74 runs in the final session after being 194/1 at tea.

Be sure to join us again tomorrow for more interactive commentary of Day 2 in Galle! (Play starts from 06:30 SA time)

16 Jul 2014

STUMPS ON DAY 1: SA 268/5 after 91 overs.

Herath's 91st over was indeed the final over of the day.

16 Jul 2014

This is a strange decision to play on. Normally play ends after 90 overs....

16 Jul 2014

Dale Steyn strolls out as night-watchman as the umpires surprisingly decide that more play is possible...

16 Jul 2014

WICKET! Lakmal castles De Villiers's stumps with what should be the final ball of the day.

De Villiers is out for 21 after getting an inside edge onto his stumps.

SA 266/5 after 90 overs.

16 Jul 2014

One over left in the day with South Africa on 266/4.

Suranga Lakmal is the bowler. He is the first seamer to use the second new ball.

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 88: SA 264/4.

Two overs left for South Africa to negotiate as off-spinner Perera bowls the day's penultimate over.

16 Jul 2014

NOT OUT! De Villiers has successfully reviewed the decision. Good call by TV umpire Nigel Llong.

16 Jul 2014

Unfortunately there is no Hotspot, but De Villiers was sure he got no inside edge onto his pads...

There appears to be no edge from the video evidence.

Should be given not out.

16 Jul 2014

WICKET?! De Villiers is caught at short square leg off the bowling of Perera.

But De Villiers has reviewed the decision...

16 Jul 2014

De Kock pulls Herath to the boundary to move to double figures...

One thing is certain: as long as De Kock and De Villiers are at the crease, the SA run-rate will improve.

16 Jul 2014

With 5 overs left in the day, Sri Lanka have opted to take the second new ball.

Interestingly, left-arm spinner Herath continues with it.

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 85: SA 255/4

Run-rate: 3.00 per over.

16 Jul 2014

250 up for South Africa, coming off 506 balls.

16 Jul 2014

Quinton de Kock is the new man in for South Africa. It's interesting to note that De Kock has been sent in before JP Duminy...

Maybe it's a night-watchman role for the wicketkeeper...?

16 Jul 2014

WICKET! Du Plessis is out for 80, caught at short square leg by Silva off the bowling of Perera.

SA 246/4 after 82.3 overs.

16 Jul 2014

The dog has now been taken off the field, by the way...

16 Jul 2014

The second new ball is now available but Sri Lanka have opted not to take it.

As 80 overs have been bowled, the hosts have also received two more reviews.

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 80: SA 240/3

Run-rate: 3.00 per over

16 Jul 2014

Someone please take the dog off before AB injures it!

16 Jul 2014

Oh wait, the dog is still on the field.

De Villiers cuts a ball to the boundary, and misses the dog by about 10 metres!

16 Jul 2014

Play is halted for a brief moment as a dog runs onto the field...

16 Jul 2014

Next ball, De Villiers goes down the track and goes over mid-on for four. Great way to relieve pressure!

16 Jul 2014

NOT OUT is the verdict

De Villiers has made it by a frame!

16 Jul 2014

De Villiers hits the ball straight back to Perera and sets off for a run, but quickly turns around, realising he's in trouble.

Perera hits the stumps but it looks like De Villiers may just have made it...

16 Jul 2014

THIRD UMPIRE DECISION!

Oh dear, has AB run himself out?

16 Jul 2014

De Villiers off the mark with a boundary down the ground against Perera...

16 Jul 2014

Perera back into the attack after the drinks break. It's four overs before the second new ball is due. Will Sri Lanka take it? Should they take it?

Send your thoughts to: herman.mostert@sa.24.com

16 Jul 2014

Sri Lanka celebrate the earlier dismissal of Dean Elgar... (AFP)
<strong><em>Sri Lanka celebrate the earlier dismissal of Dean Elgar... (AFP)</em></strong><br />

16 Jul 2014

DRINKS BREAK:

SA on Double Nelson (222/3 after 76 overs).

16 Jul 2014

Only 27 runs have been scored in the 15 overs since tea, with two wickets going down.

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 75: SA 221/3

Run-rate: 2.94 per over.

16 Jul 2014

AB de Villiers is the new batsman in for South Africa.

16 Jul 2014

WICKET! Amla (11) plays a lofted drive and is caught at mid-off by Perera off the bowling of Herath.

SA 220/3 after 73.4 overs.

16 Jul 2014

26.72

This is Hashim Amla's average batting at No 4 in Tests, with one century and no fifty in 11 innings.

However, it must also be noted that he's batted at No 4 only 11 times out of 132 innings.

16 Jul 2014

It's slow-going from both Du Plessis and Amla here for South Africa. But that doesn't matter for now. So long as the wickets column is not disturbed too readily...

16 Jul 2014

The Proteas have scored only 15 runs off the last 10 overs. As such, their overall run-rate has now dipped below 3 to the over (2.98).

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 70: SA 209/2

Run-rate: 2.98 per over.

16 Jul 2014

DID YOU KNOW?

South Africa's highest total in Sri Lanka is 495, achieved in 1993.

16 Jul 2014

The Proteas have scored only 14 runs off the last 54 balls.

16 Jul 2014

OVERS 65: SA 203/2

Run-rate: 3.12 per over.

16 Jul 2014

Replays show the ball would have comfortably missed leg stump...

16 Jul 2014

Massive LWB appeal by Lakmal against Du Plessis. Again Richard Kettleborough says not out.

Sri Lanka can't review it...

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