South Africa leads 170 runs against Sri Lanka on the second day of Durban Test. Experienced Protea pacer Dale Steyn picked 4 wickets and accelerate the early pack up to the opponent.
Sri Lanka first inning on the second day
As Sri Lanka started from 47 runs but lost Oshada Fernando to Dale Steyn at 51 runs on the scoreboard. Then Dimuth Karunaratne became a pickup to Vernon Philander, scoring 30 runs from 3 fours. Then Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera added 23 runs. Though Kusal Mendis became another pickup to Vernon Philander.
But Kusal Mendis picked his fifty, 51 runs inning came from 7 fours and a six. Then Dhananjaya de Silva scored 23 runs and Lasith Embuldeniya scored 24 runs on the lower order. But failed to lead on the first inning. As Sri Lanka lost their last wicket at 191 runs then South Africa got a 44 runs lead.
South Africa pacer Dale Styen picked 4 wickets and accelerate the early pack up. Each Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada got the couple of wickets that was contribution enough. The rest was for Duanne Oliver.
South Africa second Inning on the second day
Though South Africa started from the 44 runs ahead on the second inning but couldn’t score well. At 36 runs on the scoreboard, Aiden Makram became a pickup to Lasith Embuldeniya, scoring 35 runs with 3 fours. Then scoring 16 runs, Hashim Amla also disappointed in the second inning too.
As another opener, Dean Elgar couldn’t survive well and scoring 35 runs from 5 fours he went to the pavilion. Then Temba Bavuma also became another early pickup. South Africa was under pressure. But Captain Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Cock also survived for the day.
Therefore, South Africa leads 170 runs against Sri Lanka on the Durban Test. Hope third day on Durban brought us an exciting match between the teams.