Published on January 3rd, 2017 | by CricketSoccer Desk0
Philander and Rabada wrecks Sri Lanka
Capetown, South Africa: Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada bowled out Sri Lanka for 110 on the second day of the second Test at Newlands on Tuesday.
TheProteas did not enforce the follow on and were 35 for no wicket at the close of play, 317 runs ahead and in a strong position to claim the victory they need to win the series. Sri Lanka fell apart after going to tea at 56 for the lost of two wickets, Rabada made a decisive breakthrough at the start of the final session when he had Dimuth Karunaratene brilliantly caught at point by Temba Bavuma for 24.
A steady procession of wickets followed with captain Angelo Mathews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal going cheaply after playing a series of rash strokes to Rabada’s persistent pace bàrrage. The tall fast bowler dismissed Kaushal Silva before tea and finished with the figures your wickets for 37 runs.
Philander moped up the tail, he trapped Rangana Herath lbw and had Suranga Lakmal caught in the slips after Colin Elgar parry the ball in the air and Hashim Amla held the catch. It was Philander’s 150th Test wicket. Lahiru was bowled and Philander dismissed Nuwan Prapeed with the next ball, he will be on a hattrick when Sri Lanka bat again.
Earlier South Africa were bowled out for 392, Quinton de Kock scored 101 and teenager Kumara took six wickets for 122 runs. At stumps openers Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar were on 15 and 19 respectively.