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As it happened: SL v SA - Day 5

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LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from Day 5 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Galle.
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20 Jul 2014

Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn was named man-of-the-match for claiming match figures of 9/99... (AP)
<strong><em>Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn was named man-of-the-match for claiming match figures of 9/99... (AP)</em></strong><br />

20 Jul 2014

Thanks for tuning in! A top-notch victory for South Africa who win a Test in Galle for the first time.

They dominated from Day 1 and never took their foot off the peddle. Dale Steyn simply must be the man-of-the-match for taking 9 wickets on a pitch supposed to be a graveyard for seamers!

The one question mark from this Test would be about Imran Tahir though. He was ineffective on a pitch which should have suited him. Perhaps the Cobras' Dane Piedt will get a run in the second Test...

The second Test in Colombo starts on Thursday. Be sure to again join us for some more interactive commentary!

20 Jul 2014

SRI LANKA ARE ALL OUT FOR 216.

SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 153 RUNS!

20 Jul 2014

WICKET! Eranga is out first ball, caught at short leg by Elgar off the bowling of Morkel.

GAME OVER!

20 Jul 2014

It's not the end of the game though folks. The injured Shaminda Eranga has come out to bat. He is a brave man. He has a terrible hand injury...

20 Jul 2014

WICKET! Lakmal is out for 12, caught on the fine leg boundary by Tahir off the bowling of Morkel. A brilliant catch by Tahir on the ropes!

Sri Lanka 216/9 after 71.2 overs.

20 Jul 2014

Lakmal plays a cross-bat shot but gets it over mid-off for four. The bowler, Morkel, is not impressed...

20 Jul 2014

OVERS 70: SL 212/8 - they require 158 more runs to win.

Run-rate: 3.02 per over.

20 Jul 2014

Morkel to continue after the drinks break...

20 Jul 2014

DRINKS BREAK with Sri Lanka on 207/8 after 69 overs. They need 163 more runs to win.

20 Jul 2014

Tahir now gets another chance...

20 Jul 2014

Lakmal off the mark as he drives a Steyn full toss down the ground for four.

20 Jul 2014

Mathews goes down the ground and hits Duminy for a MAXIMUM to also bring up Sri Lanka's 200, coming off 402 balls.

20 Jul 2014

Mathews punishes a Duminy long-hop over midwicket for four...

20 Jul 2014

Steyn is back into the attack as he chases his 10th wicket in the match. No fast bowler has ever taken 10 in a match in Galle.

20 Jul 2014

A wicket maiden from Duminy!

20 Jul 2014

Suranga Lakmal is the new batsman in for Sri Lanka.

20 Jul 2014

WICKET! Herath gets a top-edge after trying to sweep Duminy and is caught by De Villiers.

He goes for 20.

Sri Lanka 190/8 after 64.2 overs.

20 Jul 2014

Tahir is now back on from the other end and immediately concedes a boundary when Herath reverse-sweeps him...

20 Jul 2014

Replays show it was a good decision by South Africa not to review that previous call. Without Hotspot there's no way that the TV umpire would have conclusively been able to determine there was an edge.

20 Jul 2014

Duminy has now been brought on...

20 Jul 2014

Next ball, Philander thinks he's got Herath caught behind, but given not out by umpire Richard Kettleborough.

South Africa opt not to review it...

20 Jul 2014

Herath having a real go now. He goes hard at a wide Philander delivery and edges it over the slips for four.

20 Jul 2014

Herath brilliantly drives Philander through the covers for a boundary to reach double figures.

20 Jul 2014

Philander now back on for South Africa. Amla doing very well to alternate his fast bowlers in short spells...

20 Jul 2014

Tahir now back on for the Proteas. Can he save some face an finish the game here?

20 Jul 2014

OVERS 60: SL 175/7 - they require 195 more runs to win.

Run-rate: 2.91 per over.

20 Jul 2014

What a response from Herath. He drives Steyn through the covers for four.

20 Jul 2014

A nasty delivery from Steyn hits Herath on the helmet. He had no clue, but it goes over the slips for four.

20 Jul 2014

Mathews having a go now and hits Morkel over midwicket for four...

20 Jul 2014

So much for the pitch report earlier this morning saying the spinners should bundle the batsmen out...

20 Jul 2014

Rangana Herath is the new batsman in for the hosts.

20 Jul 2014

Perera was out for a duck, by the way...

20 Jul 2014

WICKET! The Steyn Remover strikes again. Perera is out, caught behind by De Kock off Steyn.

Sri Lanla 161/7 after 57.3 overs.

20 Jul 2014

Morkel starts with a maiden over after lunch. Steyn will bowl the second over of the session.

20 Jul 2014

Kumar Sangakkara is distraught after getting out to a JP Duminy long-hop... (AP)
<strong><em>Kumar Sangakkara is distraught after getting out to a JP Duminy long-hop... (AP)</em></strong><br />

20 Jul 2014

The Proteas may only need 3 wickets as there's every chance that Eranga won't bat. He has 8 stitches in his hand and is unlikely to come out, unless it is to save the match in the last few overs...

20 Jul 2014

Morkel will start proceedings.

20 Jul 2014

Welcome back for the afternoon session! If the Proteas continue the way they started the day, this should be the last session of the game.
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