Proteas captain Hashim Amla struck a defiant century, but South Africa go into day four in Colombo 150 runs behind Sri Lanka and still facing an uphill battle.
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South Africa weathered a storm to reach stumps on 98-3, after dismissing Sri Lanka for 421 earlier in the day.
The Proteas bowlers were put to the sword by Mahela Jayawardene on day one of the second Test, but still managed to claim five wickets.
We preview the second and final Test of Hashim Amla’s first series at the helm, starting in Colombo on Thursday morning.
De Villiers could give up gloves, Chappell slams Philander, and Sri Lanka send Chandimal to England.
Kirsten back with the Proteas, Steyn hails Donald’s influence, and Eranga out of second Test.
The legality of ball-tampering is no longer a simple right or wrong issue, given the imbalance between bat and ball.
Amla and Steyn fondly reflect on South Africa’s first Test win in Galle, despite Philander’s ball-tampering incident.
While Dale Steyn put on an exhibition of seam bowling in Galle, the Proteas need their spinners to make more of a contribution in the decisive Test in Colombo.
South Africa’s pace attack blew Sri Lanka away before tea on day five in Galle to win the first Test by 153 runs.
Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara took advantage of some average bowling in the evening session on day four, to set up an intriguing final day.
Vernon Philander has been fined 75% of his match fee after video footage showed him altering the condition of the ball.
South Africa’s premier fast bowler took five wickets to leave Sri Lanka on 283-9 at the end of the third day in Galle.
Sri Lanka survived a testing spell at the end of day two, but South Africa are in the driving seat in the first Test at Galle.