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Postby givemeahug786 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 am

Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 test matches in Southafrica :rj:




Feb 13, Wed - Feb 17, Sun
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
Kingsmead, Durban




Feb 21, Thu - Feb 25, Mon
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth'
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm

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eries: Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2019
START TIME1:30 PM
Preview:

It has been a tough few months for Sri Lankan cricket. Having been ambushed 3-0 at home by England, they started their southern hemisphere sojourn on a promising note, drawing their first Test in Wellington against New Zealand. Reality has since hit them hard - with three successive losses coming in Christchurch, Brisbane and Canberra. As they get ready for what could be the toughest of all the three overseas trips, the optimism has been replaced by an urge to survive against all odds.

As Durban gets ready to host its one-off Test for the summer, the mood in either camp couldn't have been more contrasting. The hosts are in an upbeat mood, having just blanked Pakistan by a 3-0 margin. While batting continues to remain a worry, it has more than been balanced by their pace battery. The four-pronged pace attack worked like a charm against the sub-continental giants and it wouldn't be a surprise if Faf du Plessis decides to unleash the same quartet against the vulnerable Sri Lanka batting line-up.

The two-match Test series also offers an ideal opportunity for the host batsmen to make up for lost time. Having watched their Australian counterparts feast on the feeble Sri Lankan attack, Faf du Plessis and his batting unit will consider the series as an opportunity to pad their stats, especially with the visitors having trouble in consistently fielding a fit bowling attack.

While the hosts look primed for yet another series win, Sri Lanka come into the game with a lot of questions that needs quick answers. A poor Australian series with the bat led to the axing of skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, and it has meant that the captaincy roller-coaster is now in the hands of opening batsman, Dimuth Karunaratne. With Angelo Mathews still unavailable, the middle-order looks rather inexperienced and the selectors fell back to 33-year old Milinda Siriwardana, who played the last of his five Tests in 2016.

Injuries and poor form has meant that the bowling attack looks relatively new, although Suranga Lakmal returns after sitting out of the Canberra Test with a stiff back. Giving him company would be two of Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Chamika Karunaratne - who among them have only eight Test caps. Lakshan Sandakan, who didn't feature in either New Zealand or Australia, suddenly finds himself as the lead spinner. If there is any silver lining for the visitors, it's the fact that they go into the series as the firm underdogs and that's a position which can at times bring the best out of a team.

When: Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am local, 1:30 pm IST

Where: Kingsmead, Durban

What to expect: A few showers are expected during the course of the Test, but it shouldn't cause any loss of play. Durban is one venue where the hosts have lost more Tests than they have won, and their last win at this venue came against India in 2013. South Africa haven't beaten Sri Lanka at this venue either, having drawn once and lost once, in the two Tests that they have played.

Team News:

South Africa

Wiaan Mulder was added to the 13-man South Africa squad, but the hosts could go in with the same combination that did the job against Pakistan. It will mean Keshav Maharaj might have to wait for his opportunity while one of Zubayr Hamza or Theunis de Bruyn will have to sit out - to make way for captain du Plessis who returns after serving his one-Test ban due to slow overrate

Probable XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier.

Sri Lanka

Having made a host of changes to their squad, it's difficult to predict the Sri Lankan playing XI. With Kingsmead generally turning out to be a slow track which can take turn as the match progresses, will they be tempted to play two spinners? In the absence of Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva might be shuffled back to three with one of Angelo Perera or Milinda Siriwardana to slot into the middle-order

Probable XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando.

What they said

"Whichever team comes here we're pretty much going to try and dominate them. Especially Sri Lanka, who were really dominant against us in Sri Lanka. Now they are in our conditions and hopefully we can put in a dominant display in the two Tests" - Keshav Maharaj believes it's time to settle scores after the heavy losses last year.
Teams:
Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Kaushal Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Oshada Fernando, Milinda Siriwardana, Vishwa Fernando, Angelo Perera, Mohamed Shiraz, Lasith Embuldeniya
South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Theunis de Bruyn, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby Going South » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:13 pm

I see 3 day test matches.
I bet on it.
Any takers?

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:36 pm

4 days
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby Leo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:21 am

Going South wrote:I see 3 day test matches.
I bet on it.
Any takers?


I bet on 2 Days. You want to take it? :unibrow:
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am

Fernando and Lakmal inspires going south /Leo
comments as SA wooble at 19 for 3 after loosing toss
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am

89 for 4
at Lunch
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 am

131 for 6
kock not given 29 n.o
went on to 80. as SA 235 all out

vishwa Fernando 4 and Rajitha 3 wickets

SL 49 for 1 at close
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:53 am

day 2
129 for 5
10 min.before Lunch
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133 for 6
perera 37 n.o
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:12 am

SL 191 all out
K PERERA 51
steyn 4 for 48

SA 126 for 4
Elgar 35
Lasith E.-2 w { he also batted 63 ball on debut}
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:39 am

22 year old Left arm orthodox-Lasith Embuldenia
took 5 wickets haul on debut but SA looks good at 256 for 9 - lead of 300


kock 80 and 55
Faf 90
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 am

Good going by tourist at 110 for 3 but
steyn took 2 in 6 ball including debutant Oshado Fernando (37)

304 is the target
Steyn 439 wickets
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:02 am

183 for 5

6th wicket put on 73 *
perera and De silva
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:32 am

keshav took 2 quick wickets but perera still not out
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:50 am

215 for 8
Dickwella and Mendis out on Zero hurts sl
Rabada gone for 80 plus -- well played Sri better than pakistan

cong southafrica for 1/0 in advance
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:02 pm

22 to win
can SL do ?

wow perera
wow vishwa
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6 to win
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm

4
cong Leo and g.s
153 not out

last wicket 78 unbeaten
304 f0r 9


2nd win by sl here
sL 1/0
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby louie_db9 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:09 pm

Phenomenal victory for Sri Lanka! Kusal Perera, take a bow!

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby Paddles » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:27 pm

louie_db9 wrote:Phenomenal victory for Sri Lanka! Kusal Perera, take a bow!

Agreed...
"Your inclination to assume and contradict is typical of Narcissism which is nothing about being pretty like the Narcissus fable."

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:23 am

senior members of CF
please say something for srilanka
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2nd test will be last in the series
Atleast tourist will not loose series
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby Katto » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:27 am

LOL

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 am

top 5 test crickets ONE WICKET WIN

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... icket-wins



From Lara to Inzamam to Laxman - five great knocks in one-wicket wins

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Pakistan get a lucky escape as Ian Healy misses a crucial stumping

With their Kusal Perera-inspired victory in Durban, Sri Lanka set a new record for the highest last-wicket stand in a one-wicket win in Tests - as well as becoming only the second team, after England, to pull off the feat away from home.

Here we look back at five modern classics of the genre.

Inzamam-ul-Haq 58* v Australia, Karachi 1994
The previous record-holder, and one of two Inzy heart-stoppers. Having reduced Pakistan to 184 for 7 chasing 314 to win on a turning pitch, Australia were in sight of a rare Test win in the country. However, with Glenn McGrath and Tim May carrying injuries, they needed all the magic that Shane Warne's wrists could conjure. Inzamam, batting down at No. 8, was the main obstacle in Australia's path; still only 24, but unflappable in terms of temperament. Rashid Latif helped add 52 but, after Warne had completed his five-for, Pakistan needed 56 to win with only Mushtaq Ahmed to keep Inzamam company. Mushtaq did more than hang around, though, as Australia's nerve gave way. With three needed, Ian Healy missed a tough stumping chance off Inzamam and byes sealed the result, preserving Pakistan's unbeaten record in Karachi.



Brian Lara 153* v Australia, Barbados 1999
The target was 308. Lara walked in at 78 for 3. Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie, Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill - good enough a pack on most days, and on most pitches. Lara bedded in fine, but when Carl Hooper became the fifth man out, West Indies were 105 for 5. Cue a 133-run stand with Jimmy Adams, with Adams scoring just 38 of the runs. It was about as good a rearguard offensive as can be, where Lara was just being, well, Lara. Curtly Ambrose batted out 39 balls in well over an hour as Lara took West Indies closer and closer and, with the not-always-dependable Courtney Walsh at the other end, smacked a trademark cover drive for four off Gillespie to finish the job.

Jimmy Adams 48* v Pakistan, Antigua 2000
West Indies were on the wane, but beating them at home still carried plenty of cachet. Pakistan's task was to defend a target of 216 - and they could smell victory when a Lara-less line-up slipped from 144 for 3 to 197 for 9, with only the captain and last man Walsh standing in their way. Walsh had, of course, been there before but while West Indies buccaneered to victory on the back of Lara's 153 a year earlier, Adams did it the hard way, facing 212 balls and battling for five-and-a-half hours. With 16 needed, umpire Dough Cowie missed a Walsh inside edge to bat-pad; Pakistan thought Adams had edged behind off Wasim Akram, too, and there was a squandered run-out chance. Finally, after pilfering 19 runs in 72 minutes together, Adams and Walsh edged over the line.


Inzamam-ul-Haq's unbeaten hundred led his side to victory Jewel Samad /
Inzamam-ul-Haq 138* v Bangladesh, Multan 2003

Inzamam was the man again, as Pakistan denied Bangladesh what would have been a famous first win in Tests. Having been bowled out cheaply by cricket's youngest Test nation, as Khaled Mahmud and Mohammad Rafique shared nine wickets, Pakistan's batsmen had some atoning to do in the second innings - but they quickly slipped to 132 for 6, little more than halfway to their target of 261. Saqlain Mushtaq fell early on the fourth morning, with 97 required, but then things began to get fraught - a dropped catch, a missed run-out and the opportunity to Mankad No. 10 Umar Gul turned down by Rafique. Inzamam remained cool throughout, scoring two-thirds of the team's runs during his time at the crease, and celebrating with rare abandon.


VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina and Pragyan Ojha come together in an embrace moments after sealing victory

VVS Laxman 73* v Australia, Mohali 2010
It wasn't the greatest Australian pace attack - Mitchell Johnson, yes, but Ben Hilfenhaus and Doug Bollinger weren't quite Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie. The target was a moderate 216. But at 124 for 8, it looked all over. Laxman was suffering from a sore back and needed a runner - he had come out at No. 7. He looked good but, arguably, the real innings of substance came from No. 10 Ishant Sharma, who faced 92 balls in scoring 31 as the two put on 81. Still, when Ishant was dismissed, 11 runs needed to be scored, and at the end of some manic running, a rare case of Laxman losing his cool (with last man Pragyan Ojha), and some general chaos, the winning runs were scored - a nail-biter all right.
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:02 am

cong steyn in breaking kapil test record of 434 test wickets

steyn took 6 wickets now 439
wickets
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby Paddles » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:33 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:cong steyn in breaking kapil test record of 434 test wickets

steyn took 6 wickets now 439
wickets


Murali and Anderson called....

What are you on about test records for?
"Your inclination to assume and contradict is typical of Narcissism which is nothing about being pretty like the Narcissus fable."

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby bolero » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:06 am

I followed scores. Exciting match.

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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

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Paddles wrote:
givemeahug786 wrote:cong steyn in breaking kapil test record of 434 test wickets

steyn took 6 wickets now 439
wickets


Murali and Anderson called....

What are you on about test records for?


use common sense
Rf anderson next for DS
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby givemeahug786 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:07 am

bolero wrote:I followed scores. Exciting match.

you are interested in sri under new captain
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

Postby raja » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:08 am

Thrilled for Sri Lanka.
They badly needed this sort of boost, considering what they have been going through of late.

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Postby givemeahug786 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:33 am

hello raja
philly not playing tomorrow
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Re: Southafrica vs Srilanka 2 Test :Feb 13-25.2019 in Southafrica

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South Africa would be smarting after losing a thriller in Durban


Once in a while, the sporting world wakes up to cheer the underdog upset the apple cart and pip their more fancied opponent. It is that chapter of the fairytale story where the underdog beats the odds and there is a sense of bewilderment. A battered and bruised Sri Lankan side overcoming the formidable South African unit in the Durban Test is the newest edition to the book full of surprises.

At 226 for 9, when Vishwa Fernando joined Kusal Perera in the middle, the visitors seemed to be sliding towards another morale-sapping loss. The tourists needed 78 more with just one wicket left. However, Perera proceeded to play with fearlessness as he pulled, reverse swept, hoicked and lofted South Africa's potent attack to leave them in a state of daze. He soon took them past the finishing line with a steer through thirdman and that was followed up by jubilation and ecstasy in the Sri Lankan camp.

Can one of the finest knocks in cricket's history boost Sri Lanka to chart another memorable win in Port Elizabeth and seal their first-ever Test series in South Africa? Of course, following up a momentous Test win with another victory away from home would be an uphill task. However, the visiting side's camp would be buoyed by the performance of their inexperienced seam attack. Fernando, the left-arm pacer, changed angles to trouble the hosts' batsmen and picked up eight wickets in the game. Kasun Rajitha and Suranga Lakmal bowled with good discipline while Lasith Embuldeniya impressed on his Test debut by imparting impressive sidespin to snare five wickets.

Going into the crucial second and final Test, the visitors, though, would hope for their batsmen to put up consistent performances. Perera, the star performer in the first Test, is a case in point as the southpaw had compiled just 680 runs at 28.58 before the Durban Test.

Meanwhile, the hosts would be smarting after losing the thriller. One of the concerns has been their top order. After composing a fine hand of 152 versus Australia last year, Aiden Markram has notched up only a couple of Test fifties. Dean Elgar, his opening partner, has reached the 50-run mark in Tests just once this season. Hashim Amla, too, has found runs hard to come by. South Africa also would be worried about frequent collapses lower down the order.

On a positive note, Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has returned to form, evidenced by the hundred he accumulated against Pakistan in the final Test of that series and the crucial hand of 80 in the Durban Test.

When: Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 am local, 1:30 pm IST

Where: St.George's Park, Port Elizabeth

What to expect: Barring a shower or two, the weather forecast looks promising. South Africa played their first-ever Test match in Port Elizabeth way back in 1889. With the brass band and the archaic settings in the backdrop, one can still feel the quaint charms of another era. The track is generally on the slower side. However, pacers such as Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn, John Reid (all-rounder), Jason Gillespie and Neil Adcock have found success at the ground.

Team News:

South Africa: With Vernon Philander, the seam bowler, ruled out of the Test due to a hamstring injury, Wiaan Mulder, the all-rounder, could come into the equation. If South Africa look for an extra batsman, Theunis de Bruyn or Zubayr Hamza could make it to the side.

Probable XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder/Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier.

Sri Lanka: The visitors would be tempted to continue with the winning side. On aide note, Kusal Mendis injured his ankle during a training session in Port Elizabeth.

Probable XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando

What they said:

"We will look at the conditions and then we will try to make the best decision for the team. Obviously, Mulder would be a like-for-like replacement for Vernon, so that is something that we will consider as well" - Ottis Gibson, South Africa head coach.
Southafrica played their first test in port Elizabeth - way back in 1889