IT turned out to be a VERNON PHILANDER Man of the Match thunder of five for 49 and the Lankans blundered by an innings and 81 runs on the third day of the first Test against South Africa going 1-up in the three match Series at Centurion SuperSport Park Cricket Ground on Saturday. Final scores: SRI LANKA 180 & 150 SOUTH AFRICA 411. The Lankans just teetered against the Philander pace and behind the stumps majic ofsnapping six catches. Earlier, resuming at the overnight score, they had added 60 more along with Boucher reaching his 50 before the innings came to an end at 411 all out. Boucher was the last man out, caught off Welegedara for 65 including 10 boundaries. A good lead of 231 and a challenging one for the Lankans to chase. Imran Tair remained unbeaten 29 including 5 boundaries. Tharanga Paranavitana and Tillakaratane Dilshan started the chase and Parana survived an huge leg before appeal against wo finally struck in his second over to remove Dilshan at the hands of Boucher behind the stumps for 6 at 11. was the new batsman and the Lankans ran into trouble when had Paranavitana caught by Boucher at the same total for 4. A faster delivery which the batsmn just edged past it to the keeper. Mhela Jayawardene was the new man. The two experienced batsmen right in the middle under very tiring conditions and Sanga faled one more time, Philander got him for 2 another catch for Boucher, all three of them so far. The third wicket fell at 19. Big jolt for the Lankans and Thilan Samaraweera walked in to join Mahela. They had added 18 to the total when Mahela was run out for 15 to make it 37 for 4. Angelo Matthews and Samaraweera then played out the remaining time before the lunch was taken at 38 for 4. The fifth wicket partnership produced 28 runs when Matthew departed after lunch fourth catch for Boucher off Philander for 5 and the total being 66 and just 4 more added to the total Samaraweera also gone, fifth Boucher catch off Morkel for 32 including 6 boundaries. Kaushal Silva and Thisara Perera had to fight against the odds, 155 more required and 4 wickets remaining to avert the innings defeat. Rangana Herath, Chanaka Welegedara and Dilhara Fernando were left behind and it was an uphill battle that the tail could resist all the way to the end. With Philander being the lead destroyer, , Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel also bowled right on the target to contain the Lankan batting ad they could not get beyond 150, syill sort of 80 for innings defeat. Perera made 21, Herath 23 and Welegedara 10 while Dilhara remained not out 4. The seond Test would be played at Durban from Dec.26-30.