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

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2 Test Series, 2019

Date: Feb 13, 2019 Start Time: 13:30 IST | 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
1st Inn - 235/10(59.4) 2nd Inn - 259/10(79.1)
1st Inn - 191/10(59.2) 2nd Inn - 304/9(85.3)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 1 wicket

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

End of Over : 85.3 SL: 304/9

Phew. Plenty written. Plenty said. Let us take a breather. Sri Lanka have won. Period. Sri Lanka have defeated South Africa. Double period. The Islanders have beaten the Proteas in the latter's backyard. Wow. Don't feel like putting a period here, do you? But we have to. A fantastic Test match has ended and it is great to be in the Lankan camp right now, while we offer our commiserations to the Proteas. But life moves on. So does the series. Can Sri Lanka achieve what no Asian team has done? Win a Test series in South Africa? A draw in the second Test would suffice. But expect the Proteas to come back hard. Their first loss at home since March 2018, recording 6 straight wins. Join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10 am local (0800 GMT) to see whether they avoid a series defeat. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

85.3 4

FOUR! SRI LANKA WIN! Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. A length ball, outside off, Perera just angles this towards third man but it is more of an outside edge. Luckily for him, the ball flies wide of the slip fielder and races to the third man fence! Just the second 1-wicket win for the Lankans in Tests, both against South Africa!

85.2 2

Down the leg side, Kusal misses his tuck but the ball goes off his pads past the keeper towards fine leg. It seems like the ball is running away to the fence but fine leg gets across in time. Two runs taken, leg byes signalled and the Lankans are a boundary away from a win!

85.1 0

On a good length around middle and leg, Perera dabs it towards gully.

End of Over : 85 8 Runs SL: 298/9
84.6 1

Outside off, very full, KP digs it out towards point and takes the single to retain the strike! 6 more needed to win now...

84.5 0

Outside off, Kusal punches this through the covers but does not run.

84.4 6

SIX! SLAP! That is gutsy shot and the runs required come into single digits! A length ball, around off, Kusal swings with all his might and clears mid-wicket with ease! Two men are waiting in the deep for this stroke, awaiting the top edge but it does not come. 7 more needed to win...

84.3 1

JUST WIDE! Around middle, Vishwa plays this uppishly, just wide of short leg and gets a single.

84.2 0

Short and outside off again, Fernando gets away from it.

84.1 0

Short ball outside off, Fernando sways away from it.

End of Over : 84 8 Runs SL: 290/9
83.6 0

Another bouncer, around leg, Perera ducks again.

83.5 0

A bouncer but way down the leg side, left alone.

83.4 6

TOP EDGE, SIX! Kusal Perera is riding his luck here. A short ball, around leg stump, Perera looks to pull but is in no position to do so. He gets a top edge which sails high in the air. Fine leg starts to move to his left but the ball has cleared the ropes! 14 more to win now...

83.3 0

The batsman defends it from within the crease.