South Africa v Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3 – South Africa on top against Sri Lanka

Faf du Plessis 90 for South Africa
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Sri Lanka bowled South Africa out for 259 in their 2nd Innings today, leaving them 304 runs to win the 1st Test, Kingsmead, Durban.

Match Summary

South Africa 235 (Temba Bavuma 47, Quinton de Kock 80; Vishwa Fernando 4-62, Kasun Rajitha 3-68) and 259 (Dean Elgar 35, Faf du Plessis 90, Quinton de Kock 55 ; Lasith Embuldeniya 5-66, Vishwa Fernando 4-71)

Sri Lanka 191 (Kusal Perera 51; Dale Steyn 4-48, Vernon Philander 2-32, Kagiso Rabada 2-48) and 83-3

Close of Play – Sri Lanka trail South Africa by 222 runs

Scorecard

South Africa were bowled out for 259 - Dean Elgar 35, Faf du Plessis 90, Quinton de Kock 55 were the batting mainstays and Lasith Embuldeniya 5-66 and  Vishwa Fernando 4-71, the pick of the Sri Lanka bowlers.

Sri Lanka required 304 runs to win at the start of their 2nd innings and when bad light stopped play they were 83-3 with not out batsmen Kusal Perera and Oshada Fernand at the crease.

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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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