JP Duminy is awarded our Play of the Day following his momentum-shifting run-out on day four at St George’s Park.
The turning point on day four of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka was the run-out of Dimuth Karunaratne. Sri Lanka began their second innings well, with Karunaratne (43) and Kausal Silva (48) showing terrific patience and application to remain at the crease for 32 overs.
Karunaratne and Silva may have gone on to amass more than 87 runs for the first wicket if not for one instance of poor running. This provided the Proteas with a rare opportunity in the field and, fortunately for the hosts, Duminy was good enough to make it count.
Duminy swooped in from his position on the offside, picked up the ball, and released it while he was off-balance. Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock then removed the bails, and television replays showed that a diving Karunaratne had failed to make his ground.
The Proteas were evidently lifted by that breakthrough. Two overs later, they picked up a second wicket when Keshav Maharaj had Kusal Perera caught behind.
See the game-changing moment here: