Dwell Cricket Rating South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Take a look at, Day 2, SA vs SL: Fuller ball round center, Elgar appears to flick however will get an outdoor edge which drops down in direction of covers. Nervous 90’s taking part in his thoughts right here.
Day 1 Recap
South African seamer Anrich Nortje claimed a career-best six-wicket haul and opener Dean Elgar backed it up with an unbeaten 92 runs as the house group cast an early benefit over Sri Lanka on the opening day of the second check.
Nortje made full use of seamer-friendly situations at The Wanderers Stadium for a return of 6-56 off 14.three overs as Sri Lanka collapsed from 71-1 to be dismissed for 157 earlier than tea on Sunday.
Elgar then set about consolidating the benefit as he moved tantalisingly near a century on the shut of play, steering South Africa to 148 for one wicket in reply – trailing by simply 9 runs.
Elgar, who resisted the temptation to push for his century within the remaining half hour’s play, featured in an unbeaten 114-run partnership for the second wicket with Rassie van der Dussen.Sri Lanka received the toss and elected to bat, shedding captain Dimuth Karunaratne cheaply to a rising ball from Nortje however with Kusal Perera trying to once more set concerning the house bowling.
Perera has had a golden streak of type towards South Africa during the last two sequence between the 2 international locations and regardless of little foot motion, rushed to a half century off solely 54 balls.However one free shot too many noticed him perish on 60 and precipitate a procession of batsmen to and from the wicket.
Seamer Wiaan Mulder, introduced belatedly into the house assault, took three wickets in 11 balls to see Sri Lanka stoop to 80-4, after which Nortje bagged common victims to finish a second check five-wicket haul.
Aiden Markram was the one South African to be dismissed in reply, caught behind for 5, as debutant Asitha Fernando bagged a primary check scalp.
A circumspect Van der Dussen took 26 balls to attain his opening run however picked up the scoring tempo all through the final session and can resume on 40 not out on Monday.South Africa received final week’s first check in Pretoria by an innings and 45 runs and need to full a 2-Zero sweep of the transient sequence.