South Africa Good Commanding Position For This Test


CAPE TOWN: Sri Lanka faced an acclivous action to abstain defeat afterwards captain Tillekeratne Dilshan was out aboriginal in their chase on innings on the third day of the third and final Test adjoin South Africa at Newlands on Thursday.

Sri Lanka were 42 for one at tea, still 299 runs abbreviate of authoritative South Africa bat again.

Sri Lanka were beforehand bowled out for 239 in their aboriginal innings, with fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander demography three wickets apiece.

Philander addled afresh in the fourth over of the chase on aback Dilshan collection about at a brawl which confused away, binding a bolt to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.

Lahiru Thirimanne should accept followed his adolescent opener to the pavilion aback he was on 10. He belted Morne Morkel and Boucher put bottomward a aboveboard chance. Thirimanne was on 18 not out at tea.

Sri Lanka burst in their aboriginal innings, accident eight wickets for 90 runs afterwards resuming on 149 for two.

Steyn took three for 56 and Philander three for 46. Both bowled alluringly on Thursday, with Steyn's abstracts for the day an absorbing three for 16 off eight overs, while Philander was alike better, his three wickets costing 12 runs off nine overs.

Steyn addled with the third brawl of the day aback Kumar Sangakkara broken a drive to point after abacus to his brief account of 35.

Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera backward calm for added than an hour afore Philander accounted for Samaraweera, who was bent at additional blooper for 11.

Steyn came aback for a additional spell and had Jayawardene bent at additional blooper for 30 with his third brawl and Mathews bent abaft for a distinct in his abutting over.

Dinesh Chandimal, who fabricated two half-centuries on admission in the additional Test in Durban, hit 35 off 45 assurance but the appendage burst afore he was aftermost man out. (AFP)

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