The second test between Sri Lanka and visitors South Africa got under way in Colombo on Friday. South Africa lost the toss and Sri Lanka elected to bat first.

It was Sri Lanka’s opening batsmen Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne who laid a good foundation for the hosts with 100 run partnership in the first session.


After lunch, Sri Lanka looked to be in charge at this stage.

Keshav Maharaj broke the opening partnership taking Dimuth Karunaratne‘s wicket on 53, shortly after that Maharaj got his second wicket dismissing Gunathilaka on 57, Rabada taking a stunning catch on the boundary.

Proteas seemed to have consolidated well after that first session as Keshav Maharaj kept plucking away at Sri Lankan batsmen.

At stumps on Day One:

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2nd Test
Session 3

Sri Lanka 277/9
Overs 86
Herath 5*
A Dananjaya 16*

Keshav Maharaj Figures:

Overs: 32

Maidens: 6

Runs: 116

Wickets: 8

Economy: 3.62