South Africa v Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 – Sri Lanka battle hard to take the advantage
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field against South Africa in the 1st Test at Kingsmead, Durban today.
South Africa 235 (Temba Bavuma 47, Quinton de Kock 80; Vishwa Fernando 4-62, Kasun Rajitha 3-68)
Sri Lanka 49-1
Close of Play – Sri Lanka trail South Africa by 186 runs with 9 wickets remaining
Bad light brings an end to day one in Durban. Dale Steyn equals Kapil Dev's tally of 434 wickets but it's Sri Lanka's day, the visitors ending on 49/1 after dismissing South Africa for 235.#SAvSL scorecard ?? https://t.co/ILua51ZiiN pic.twitter.com/ytIQpfFUKZ— ICC (@ICC) 13 February 2019
It was a fascinating days play, particularly if you were using powerful-promo.codes as a source of applying your knowledge of the game to predicting the outcome. With Sri Lanka coming back so strongly in the first Test match, South Africa will not feel comfortable having only managed to score 235 in their first innings.
Some impressive bowling from the Sri Lankan bowlers Vishwa Fernando 4-62 and Kasun Rajitha 3-68, reduced South Africa to 235 all out on the first day of the 1st Test - Temba Bavuma 47 and Quinton de Kock 80 were the mainstays of the Proteas batting.
At the close of play, Sri Lanka were 49-1, trailing South Africa by 186 runs with 9 wickets remaining.
South Africa - Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier
Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Embuldeniya
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