SL beat SA by 278 runs | Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match

South Africa in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2018

Date: Jul 12, 2018 Start Time: 10:00 IST | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
1st Inn - 287/10(78.4) 2nd Inn - 190/10(57.4)
1st Inn - 126/10(54.3) 2nd Inn - 73/10(28.5)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score - 1st Test Match - Summary

End of Over : 28.5 SA: 73/10

That's it then. Sri Lanka have completely routed the spin-shy South Africa to take a lead in the 2-match Test series. The second match is staring from 20th July in Colombo and we look forward to your company at 1000 local (0430 GMT) when the action begins. Until then, you can switch over to the England vs India second ODI where the home team has elected to bat. See you soon. Cheers!

28.5 W

OUT! Everything is in line and South Africa's last wicket falls. Sandakan lets out a googly around middle and off. Shamsi fails to read it and is squared up in defense. It goes past his bat and hits him on the back pad. They appeal but the umpire remains still. Sri Lanka opt for the DRS and the Ball Tracker shows three reds. All over, SRI LANKA WIN BY 278 RUNS! Happy faces all around in the Lankan camp as the players leave the field after exchanging pleasantries.

28.4 0

Tossed up ball on off, defended off the outer half of the bat to the off side.

28.3 0

Sliding down the leg side, Shamsi tries to flick but misses.

28.2 1

Tossed up on middle, worked past short leg for a single.

28.1 0

Full flighted on off, defended back towards mid off.

End of Over : 28 0 Runs SA: 72/9
27.6 0

Now, he tucks this through square leg.

27.5 0

Jumps across again, to the off side and somehow blocks it with an angled bat to point.

27.4 0

Down the leg side, TS thinks about the flick but then lets it go at the last moment.

27.3 0

Full and on middle, Tabraiz blocks it out somehow.

27.2 0

Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone.

27.1 0

Full on middle, Shamsi gets across and tucks it - almost straight to leg gully. Lands just short.

End of Over : 27 2 Runs SA: 72/9
26.6 1

Finally gets one away, off the inner half of the bat past leg gully for a single.

26.5 0

IS THAT OUT? Not given. Shamsi walked a long way across and looked to flick but missed it. The ball flew to leg gully and the Lankans appealed - I guess for LBW. The umpire ruled it not out but replays seemed to detect a tiny piece of wood!


South Africa tour to Sri Lanka for a series across formats. The tour kicks-off with two-match Test series, followed by five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one-off T20I. The Test series begins from July 12 and will end with second and final Test on July 20. The first of the five ODIs begins on July 29 and ends on August 12. South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka then comes to an end with the lone T20I fixture on August 14.


Sri Lanka come into the series with a 1-0 defeat against Windies on an away tour. Sri Lanka lost the opening Test against Windies and then drew the final match. South Africa, on the other hand, played against Australia in March-April earlier this year at home. They defeated Australia 3-1 in a series which was later overshadowed by the ball-tampering saga.


Sri Lanka have hosted South Africa for 12 Tests previously. The home side has won four, last three and five ended in draws. In ODIs, these two teams have met 19 times in Sri Lanka. The home side has won 14 while South Africa just four.  In game’s shortest format, South Africa have a better record, having won three out of four matches. The home side has energies victorious just once.




Sri Lanka (From): Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan.


South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Theunis de Bruyn, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Shaun von Berg.