Home > News >

Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 1 at Galle

Mahela Jayawardene will look to do well against South Africa © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mahela Jayawardene will look to do well against South Africa © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jul 16, 2014

Sri Lanka and South Africa face-off in the first Test of the series at Galle. South Africa is being captained by Hashim Amla. He is taking over from the long-serving South African captain, Graeme Smith. It is going be a major challenge for him, as historically South Africa haven’t performed well in Sri Lanka. The last time they won a Test series in Sri Lanka was back in 1993 when Brett Schultz and Allan Donald ran through Sri Lanka’s batting line-up. Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa

Sri Lanka on the other hand won their first full-fledged series in England recently. As a result of that Test series win, they will be high on confidence. Sri Lanka is led by the astute, Angelo Mathews. They also have fine players like Rangana Herath, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene and company in their ranks. Catch the live blog here.

South Africa will have to play out of their skins if they have to win in alien conditions. The track at Galle just like most tracks in Sri Lanka should offer some help for the seamers early on, before spinners come into play. Galle is historically known for offering help to spinners as the game progresses. Hopefully, it will turn into an interesting contest between the two sides.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2014 Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma MS Dhoni Zimbabwe Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

Jonathan Trott scores century for Warwickshire against Sussex

BCCI’s plea to become national sports body to be looked into by Supreme Court

tsMS Dhoni takes 5th spot in Forbes Magazine’s valuable sportspersons list

PCB launches revamp of Pakistan’s domestic structure

Sri Lanka to look for new coaching staff

India tour of England 2014: Ishant Sharma’s feats at Lord’s

India tour of England 2014: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s feats at Lord’s

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014: Dale Steyn’s feats at Galle

India vs England 3rd Test at The Ageas bowl: A sneak peek into England squad

Mohammad Irfan hopes Pakistani players will play in IPL

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Bigg Boss 8 contestant list: Rashmi Desai, Tina Dutta and Karan Kundra to participate in Salman Khan’s show!

Ileana D’Cruz sparks engagement rumours!

Videocon launches ‘Double Benefit,Single Price’ plan in Punjab

9 reasons sprouts are good for your health

BCCI’s plea to become national sports body to be looked into by Supreme Court

Spice to bring Firefox, Android One phones before Diwali

Sex Tip #26 – What to do after sex?

India tour of England 2014: Ishant Sharma’s feats at Lord’s

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here