Sri Lankan Bowler Trashed South Africa Batting Lead By 170 Sri Lanka


DURBAN: South Africa's Marchant de Lange took three wickets on admission to abate Sri Lanka to 197 for bristles at tea as Mahela Jayawardene abutting an absolute club on the aboriginal day of the additional analysis on Monday.

Thilan Samaraweera addled a aggressive 40 not out with debutant wicketkeeper/batsman Dinesh Chandimal on 26 at the breach afterwards Sri Lanka won the bung and batted aboriginal in an innings that saw
Jayawardene become the ninth batsman to ability 10,000 analysis runs.

Fast bowler De Lange, 21, had been brought on afterwards aloof six overs and he fabricated an about burning appulse with abstracts of two for bristles from his aboriginal four overs at Kingsmead.

De Lange addled with the final brawl of his additional over aback Tharanga Paranavitana chased a commitment alfresco off butt and belted a bolt to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher to abatement for 12.

Kumar Sangakkara, the arch batsman on the International Cricket Council's official analysis rankings, was afresh bent abaft for a avoid off the additional brawl of De Lange's afterward over.

The left-hander was affected to comedy at an accomplished commitment that pitched back-of-a-length and captivated its band aloof alfresco off stump, inducing a attenuate bend and addition bolt for Boucher as the tourists slipped to 47 for two.

The alpine Easterns Titans bowler addled afresh afterwards cafeteria aback he took a acceptable reflex bolt off his own bowling to abolish Angelo Mathews for 30 and end the able fifth-wicket angle of 45 with Samaraweera.

De Lange went in for tea with three for 38 in 11 overs for Sri Lanka, who absent the aperture bout of the three-test alternation by an innings and 81 runs at Centurion.

Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's arch Test-run scorer, accomplished the 10,000 run battleground with a distinct off the ninth commitment he faced, blame fast bowler Dale Steyn aboveboard on the off-side.

The above captain got to 31 in his 127th Analysis afore falling in the additional over afterwards cafeteria as he played all about a commitment from Morne Morkel, the brawl bitter aback and advancing through the aboideau to basin Jayawardene.

Samaraweera, who batted for 1-3/4 hours afore tea, showed the best appliance and abstruse accomplishment of the Sri Lankans.

The 22-year-old Chandimal bedeviled the best sixth-wicket angle of 35 with Samaraweera but the South Africans had a adventitious to abolish him in the over afore tea.

Chandimal, on 25, slogged at leg-spinner Imran Tahir, sending the brawl skying over mid-on. De Lange, backup for the afflicted Vernon Philander, ran aback and leapt in the air but could not authority on to the catch.

Captain and aperture batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan survived several adventurous shots at the alpha of his innings but fabricated it to 47 off 69 assurance afore accepted a low abounding bung from Tahir beeline to Morkel at long-leg. (Reuters)

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