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Published on January 4th, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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Sri Lanka bounced back, but lead passed 400

Capetown, South Africa : Lunch on third day South Africa versus Sri Laka392 and 136 for 4 (Elgar 55, Lakmal 3-34) lead Sri Lanka 110 (Philander 4-27, Rabada 4-37) by 418 runs

After steady but good partnership, South Africa struggled in first session on day three of the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Newlands, the host  lost four quick wickets to Sri Lankan bowlers. Another worrying  sign for South Africa is that their front line batsman Hashim Amla again failed to make an impact and was dismissed for a duck. Amla has not scored 50 in his last Test innings.

South Africa began their overnight score on 35 for 0 with two set openers Stephen Cook and Colin Elgar. Cook was the first wicket to fall caught by Dimuth Karunaratne off the bowling of Ranasinghe Lakmal. He had complied 30 runs in 50 balls.

Out of form Amla was dismissed by Lakmal in the same over. JP Dumiy  joined  Elgar at the wicket but their partnership did not last long before Elgar was caught in the slips by Angelo Mathews for 50 off the bowling of the bowling of left arm spinner Rangana Herath.

Duminy was the last wicket to fall before lunch, he attempted to play across the line off Lakmal and trapped LBW on review.

 

 

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