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2nd Test, Day 2 - Sri Lanka in complete control against South Africa

by Sahir Usman Jul 21, 2018 • 22:05 PM

July 21 (CRICKETNMORE) - Sri Lanka took total control of the second cricket test against South Africa on Saturday, reaching 151/3 in their second innings at stumps on Day 2 to lead by 365 runs. Sri Lanka earlier declined to enforce the follow-on in spite of a first-innings lead of 214.

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Sri Lanka 338 (Gunathilaka 57, Maharaj 9-129) & 151-3: Gunathilaka 61, Karunaratne 59*

South Africa 124: Du Plessis 48, Dananjaya 5-52, D Perera 4-40

Sri Lanka lead by 365 runs


South Africa was earlier all out for 124 by tea at Sinhalese Sports Club.

Keshav Maharaj posted South Africa's best figures since they were readmitted to international cricket in 1991 by taking 9-129 against Sri Lanka. Left-arm spinner put him behind Hugh Tayfield's 9-113 against England in 1957 in the list of South Africa's best bowling figures in Test cricket.