South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2: RSA fights back into this match
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2 Match Report: Sri Lanka was 340 for 6 on the first day. They added 56 runs on the second day. That takes them to 396. Dasun Shanaka was unbeaten on 66. Lutho Simpala grabs three wickets today.
RSA bowled well in the first session today and restricted Sri Lanka to under 400. It was a great comeback by them.
Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram gave a solid start. They formed a partnership of 141 runs. Aiden Markram scored 68 runs. While Dean Elgar misses his century by five runs. They were playing aggressive shots and showed intent. Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dasun Shanaka picked one wicket each.
Faf Du Plessis and Temba Bavuma formed an unbeaten 97 run stand. They were unbeaten on 55 and 41. They will continue from here and will look to score big on Day 3. RSA was trailing by 79 runs. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will look to pick early wickets tomorrow.
The main concern for the Lankans will be an injury of Kasun Rajitha. Because he got injured in his third over and he left the field. It will be a big blow as Dhananjaya de Silva has already ruled out of the test series. So, they will be in big trouble Kasun Rajitha didn’t bowl tomorrow. Because they will be a bowler short. Lankans were struggling to pick wickets. So, if there will be a bowler short, it will give an opportunity to South Africa to score more runs.
Dean Elgar says that it was important that we get a good opening partnership. He says that he is also looking to increase the strike rate which can give my team an advantage in these situations. Where they need to score runs at a good pace.