A mini-session is (normally) half a session, either between the start of the session and the drinks break or the drinks break and the end of the session. Occasionally a long session will have 3 mini-sessions where it will be broken up with 2 drinks breaks.
|1-1a||South Africa 56/2 off 13||South Africa|
|1-1b||South Africa 79/0 off 14||South Africa|
|1-2a||South Africa 47/0 off 13||South Africa|
|1-2b||South Africa 53/0 off 14||South Africa|
|1-3a||South Africa 55/1 off 20||Sri Lanka|
|1-3b||South Africa 56/0 off 16||South Africa|
|2-1a||South Africa 67/0 off 14||South Africa|
|2-1b||South Africa 39/1 off 14.3||Sri Lanka|
|2-2a||South Africa 96/0 off 17.3||South Africa|
|2-2b||South Africa 31/0 off 3||South Africa|
|Sri Lanka 29/0 off 8|
|2-3a||Sri Lanka 68/1 off 14||Sri Lanka|
|2-3b||Sri Lanka 52/1 off 17||Sri Lanka|
|3-1a||Sri Lanka 43/1 off 15||South Africa|
|3-1b||Sri Lanka 37/4 in 12.5||South Africa|
|3-2a||Sri Lanka 50/4 off 16||South Africa|
|3-2b||Sri Lanka 12/0 off 10||South Africa|
|3-3a||Sri Lanka 41/2 off 15.4||South Africa|
|3-3b||Sri Lanka 55/1 off 18.2||Sri Lanka|
|4-1a||Sri Lanka 53/0 off 14||Sri Lanka|
|4-1b||Sri Lanka 29/0 off 15||South Africa|
|4-2a||Sri Lanka 42/2 off 12||South Africa|
|4-2b||Sri Lanka 80/4 off 13.5||South Africa|
|4-3a||South Africa 2/0 off 0||South Africa|
South Africa win 16-6.
I've not been doing these mini-session analysis very long, but this one was the most one-sided. And yet Sri Lanka still managed to win 6 mini-sessions, effectively a whole day's cricket. If I can be bothered keeping these up, it will be interesting to see how a year end analysis of them compares to the test rankings.
This was also the first time we've seen Philander in unhelpful conditions. He still looked very good. His averages for this game were more realistic, but his career average is still in the ridiculous Lohmann, Barnes and Ironmonger territory.