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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (test)

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka At SuperSport Park, Centurion, 26 December, 2020

26 December, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

396/10 (96.0 ov)

180/10 (46.1 ov)

1st Test

621/10 (142.1 ov)

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs

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

Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs

This Over
Batting Status R B 4s 6s
Lahiru Kumara not out 0 5 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Anrich Nortje 10.1 1 47 2
Current Partnership Last Wicket 180/9 (46.1)

1 (1) R/R: 1

Kasun Rajitha 0(27) S.R (0)

c Keshav Maharaj b Anrich Nortje

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1, Full cricket score: Dhananjaya, Chandimal propel visitors to 340-6

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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1, Full cricket score: Dhananjaya, Chandimal propel visitors to 340-6

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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."

Teams:

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)

Updated Date: December 26, 2020 21:20:48 IST

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