South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 1st Test: Live Scores at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014.
Venue: Played at Galle International Stadium
Time: Match scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT)
Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat first
(last five matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka W D D W L
South Africa L W L W D
South Africa are stepping into unfamiliar territory in this series. Not only are they beginning life under a new Test captain - for the first time in more than a decade - they are also playing a Test in Sri Lanka after eight years. Their previous visit was well before their famous double-double of beating England and Australia away.
1.Tharanga's return to Tests after more than six years is the third longest span between recalls for a Sri Lankan - behind Dulip Liyanage (between January 1994 and August 2001) and Malinga Bandara (between May 1998 and December 2005).
2.The bowling average of South African spinners in Sri Lanka is 53.34, their worst in any country.
3.Herath took 2 for 176 in his previous Test in Galle, but in the four Tests before that he has 36 wickets.
Sri Lanka team:WU Tharanga,KC Sangakkara,DPMD Jayawardene,BAW Mendis,KTGD Prasad,UWMBC Welagedara,HMRKB Herath,MDK Perera,AD Mathews,RAS Lakmal,HDRL Thirimanne,LD Chandimal,JK Silva,Shaminda Eranga,KDK Vithanage