|Sri Lanka||South Africa|
|396/10 (96.0 ov) - R/R 4.13||621/10 (142.1 ov) - R/R 4.37|
|180/10 (46.1 ov) - R/R 3.9|
|Lahiru Kumara||not out||0||5||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 180/9 (46.1)|
1 (1) R/R: 1
Kasun Rajitha 0(1)
Lahiru Kumara 0(5)
Kasun Rajitha 0(27) S.R (0)
c Keshav Maharaj b Anrich Nortje
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Toss news: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday.
"We'll back ourselves and back our batsmen," said Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne of his decision to make first use of a pitch which usually gives some help to the bowlers early on while having a reputation for uneven bounce later in a match.
Karunaratne said his players had prepared well despite not having played a Test match since January. South Africa have also not been in Test action since January.
Missing from the Sri Lankan line-up was fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, who was struggling with a hamstring injury in the build-up to the match. Sri Lanka gave a first cap to leg-spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga.
South Africa also had a debutant in fast bowler Lutho Sipamla, who was selected ahead of fellow uncapped bowler Glenton Stuurman, who reportedly was suffering from a "niggle".
"We're ready to get going," said South African captain Quinton de Kock. Asked how much his team had discussed their 2-0 defeat in a home series in 2018/19, De Kock said: "None – we've just concentrated on our own game."
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain, wkt), Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock (both RSA)
TV umpire: Allahudien Paleker (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
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Karunaratne's innings continued a fightback which started with the team's bowlers, who restricted South Africa's first innings lead to 145.
South Africa won by 10 wickets after Sri Lanka were bowled out for 211 in their second innings. Set to make 67 runs to win, the hosts sealed their victory half an hour after lunch.
Nortje claimed career-best figures of six for 56 as Sri Lanka collapsed to 157 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first on the pace-friendly Wanderers pitch.