Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test third day report
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Sri Lanka need 5 wickets for a clean-sweep over South Africa

by Surendra Kumar Jul 22, 2018 • 21:41 PM

July 22 (CRICKETNMORE) - Sri Lanka are closing in on a series win after leaving South Africa five down at stumps on the third day of the second Test in Colombo. (SCORECARD)

The hosts declared their second innings at 275/5 to set a huge victory target of 490.

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South Africa were 139 for five at stumps, still needing 351 runs to win and square the series. Theunis De Bruyn was the only South Africa batsman to offer any resistance with an unbeaten 45 off 97 balls. He remains at the crease with Temba Bavuma (14).

Brief Scores:

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Sri Lanka 338 & 275/5d (Karunaratne 85, Mathews 71, Gunathilaka 61; Maharaj 3/154)

South Africa 124 & 139/5 in 41 overs (de Bruyn 45, Elgar 37; Dananjaya 2/35, Herath 2/54)