Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

882dAndrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

The full fury of the Bullring

South Africa got Sri Lanka where they wanted them and made sure there was no escape

882dS Rajesh

Sri Lanka's batting debacle

Sri Lanka's batting numbers presented a sorry picture at the end of their 3-0 series drubbing in Johannesburg

882dAndrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

My worst defeat as captain - Mathews

Captain Angelo Mathews has defended his move of bowling with the new ball even as Sri Lanka slumped to an innings defeat and a series whitewash

Day 2

883dThe Report by Alan Gardner

SA make inroads after posting 426

South Africa went about trying to secure a 3-0 series whitewash by following up a first-innings score of 426 with four top-order wickets before the close of the second day

883dFirdose Moonda at the Wanderers

Duminy eyes high average and No. 4 spot

JP Duminy has said his attitude while batting is to try and be as positive as possible and to try and score, not just survive

883dFirdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Bavuma, the mouse who needs to roar

With AB de Villiers nearing a return to fitness, there's an obvious candidate to make way in South Africa's Test middle order. But, inevitably, there's a catch

Day 1

885dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Duminy, Amla tons crush SL underfoot

Hashim Amla became the eighth man to score a century in his 100th Test as he and JP Duminy led South Africa to a dominant 338 for 3 on the first day at the Wanderers

884dFirdose Moonda at the Wanderers

'I needed to score runs' - Amla

On the eve of his 100th Test match, Hashim Amla felt neither pride nor pleasure at his achievement, but pressure over the disappointments he had stacked up in the lead-up to the match

884dAndrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

Where's the passion, Sri Lanka?

As another largely fruitless day in the field away from home developed, Sri Lanka needed someone to shake them into life

884dFirdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Amla the Wanderer returns to form

Hashim Amla ended a long wait for form, and joined an elite club, with a memorable century on the occasion of his 100th Test

Others

885dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Johannesburg

Bat slow or fast, but concentrate - Mathews

Sri Lanka's batsmen have employed varying approaches to this Test series, none of which have worked. Angelo Mathews prescribed concentration irrespective of the method they choose

SL's batting debacle

18.80

Batting average for SL in the series, their 2nd-lowest in any series of three or more Tests; they averaged 18.05 in SA in 2000-01

Huge wins for SA

6

Innings victories for SA against SL, out of their 14 wins against this opposition. This is their third-largest margin of win against SL

SL's follow-on

22

Instances of Sri Lanka following on - they have lost 18 and drawn 3 in their previous 21 such Tests

Handy pacers

33

Wickets by SL fast bowlers in this series - the 2nd-most for them in any Test series away from home. They took 41 wkts in NZ in 1990-91, the highest.

Bowlers' session

60/5

South Africa's score in the 1st session on day 2. They were 338 for 3 at close of play on day 1. Pradeep took 4 wickets and Mathews 1.

Bavuma's flop show

4.20

Temba Bavuma's average in this series - the worst by a SA player batting 5 or more inns in top-7 positions in a series. His scores: 3, 8, 10, 0, 0.

Hundred in hundredth

8

No. of batsmen to score centuries in their 100th Test, including Amla. Others: Cowdrey, Miandad, Greenidge, Stewart, Inzamam, Ponting (2 100s) and G Smith.

Amla-Duminy stand tall

205

Previous highest partnership for SA for any wicket against SL, by Kallis and Peterson in Cape Town in Jan 2012. Amla and Duminy's stand has gone past that mark.

Duminy goes big

60

Runs scored by Duminy in his first 5 inns at Wanderers, with scores of 17, 29, 7, 2, 5. He has scored a century here in this inns, the 6th of his career and 2nd v SL.

End of a drought

10

No. of consecutive innings without a fifty for Amla, before this. His last was v NZ in Centurion in August. He had an average of 19.6 in the 10 inns since then.

Productive series

2

No. of series in which Duminy has made 2 50+ scores, including this. The first such series was his debut series, in Australia in 2008-09.

Landmark match

100

No. of Tests for Hashim Amla. He becomes the eighth player to appear in 100 or more Tests for South Africa.