SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 1: As it happened

The hosts had an impressive series win Down Under where they beat Australia 2-1.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 00:19 AM IST
SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 1: As it happened

Eastern Cape: Suranga Lakmal took four wickets and gave Sri Lanka a slight edge on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at St George`s Park on Monday.

Lakmal took four for 62 in 23 overs as South Africa reached 267 for six at the end of a day on which they failed to capitalise on a century opening partnership between Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar.

Opening bowler Lakmal pegged back the hosts by taking the first three wickets and later dismissed South African captain Faf du Plessis. 

SQUADS:

South Africa XI - Stephen Cook, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott.

Sri Lanka XI - Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera.