DURBAN: Seamer Vishwa Fernando bagged four wickets as Sri Lanka took the honours on day one of the first check against South Africa via decreasing their hosts to 235 all out at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

The tourists were 49 for one in reply, trailing through 186 runs on a lively wicket that regarded to get simpler to bat on.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (28 now not out) and the attacking Oshada Fernando (17 now not out) will resume on the second morning, hoping to put the platform for a significant first innings lead.


Sri Lanka opener Lahiru Thirimanne turned into their best wicket to fall, batting for near half an hour earlier than he become stuck by using wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock for a duck off seamer Dale Steyn.

It become the best start to the excursion for the Sri Lankans, who persevered two heavy take a look at defeats on their recent experience to Australia and have now not gained a recreation in any format on account that October.

South Africa’s innings became rescued to a degree by way of a combating 80 from De Kock before he become the last man out, having at the least taken his facet beyond the two hundred mark.

“We need to get off to an awesome begin the next day and try to find a way to strike early,” De Kock told newshounds.

“They [Sri Lanka] have shown a few proper cause within their batsmen and will look to attain speedy. We will need to figure out how we move about getting wickets.”

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Sri Lanka had South Africa 3 wickets down with 17 runs on the board earlier than Faf du Plessis (35) and Temba Bavuma (forty seven) placed on seventy two for the fourth wicket to calm home nerves.

however the vacationers persisted to chip away on the wickets column regardless of a tremendous run-rate from the hosts.

Fernando (4-62) changed into remarkable with the new ball as he had each openers Dean Elgar (0) and Aiden Markram (eleven) returned in the changing rooms early.

Bavuma confirmed proper utility earlier than he was out in unlucky instances, a instantly power from De Kock deflecting off the boot of bowler Fernando and onto the stumps with the batsman out of his crease.

Keshav Maharaj (29) put on 47 with South African keeper De Kock however turned into caught with the aid of Niroshan Dikwella off Fernando just earlier than tea, with South Africa adding a doubtlessly critical 57 earlier than being bowled out.


SOUTH AFRICA (1st Innings):

A.K. Markram b V. Fernando 11
D. Elgar c Dickwella b V. Fernando zero
H.M. Amla c Mendis b Lakmal 3
T. Bavuma run out forty seven
F. Du Plessis c Dickwella b Rajitha 35
Q. De Kock c V. Fernando b Rajitha eighty
V.D. Philander c and b Rajitha 4
Ok. Maharaj c Dickwella b V. Fernando 29
K. Rabada c O. Fernando b V. Fernando three
D.W. Steyn b Embuldeniya 15
D. Olivier no longer out zero

EXTRAS (LB-6, NB-2) 8

overall (all out, 59.4 overs) 235

FALL OF WKTS: 1-0, 2-nine, three-17, four-89, five-110, 6-131, 7-178, eight-186, 9-219.

BOWLING: Lakmal 14-3-29-1; M.V.T. Fernando 17-1-sixty two-4; Rajitha 14.4-0-68-three (2nb); Karunaratne three-0-9-zero; Embuldeniya 10-1-fifty one-1; B.O.P. Fernando 1-0-10-zero.

SRI LANKA (1st Innings):

F.D.M. Karunaratne now not out 28
H.D.R.L. Thirimanne c de Kock b Steyn zero
B.O.P. Fernando no longer out 17

Extras (b-3, lb-1) four

overall (for one wkt, 16 overs) 49

FALL OF WKT: 1-19.

TO BAT: B.Okay.G. Mendis, M.D.Okay.J. Perera, D.M. De Silva, N. Dickwella, R.A.S. Lakmal, M.V.T. Fernando, C.A.Ok. Rajitha, L. Embuldeniya.

BOWLING (to-date): Steyn 5-1-10-1; Philander 4-zero-14-zero; Rabada 2-1-1-zero; Maharaj 2-zero-13-zero; Elgar 1-zero-five-0.

UMPIRES: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and R.A. Kettleborough (England).

television UMPIRE: I.J. Gould (England).

in shape REFEREE: R.B. Richardson (West Indies).

posted in , February 14th, 2019