New Zealand selectors kept faith with out-of form opener Martin Guptill Tuesday, naming him in a 15-man squad for a three-Test tour of India.
South Africa's top four batsmen all made half-centuries as New Zealand's decision to bowl first failed to pay off on the first day of the series-deciding second Test at SuperSport Park.
South African captain Faf du Plessis proclaimed that conditions for the final Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park were excellent.
Umpire Richard Illingworth signalled a no-ball when Australia batsman Adam Voges was bowled by Doug Bracewell in first Test. TV replays, however, confirmed it was a legitimate delivery.
Chameera took his first five-wicket bag as New Zealand slumped from 81 without loss in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 292 to be 232-9 at stumps.
Fifteen wickets fell in a bowlers' blitz Saturday as Sri Lanka ended the first day of the second Test in Wellington at 78-5 in reply to New Zealand's first innings 221.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson told reporters in Auckland on Monday that team officials had lost confidence in the pair and they would not be considered for the Wellington match
"At the moment the wicket looks nice and has a bit of grass on it, but I expect it to be removed before the Test begins. The overcast weather in Bangalore looks to be helping us and it might work in our favour," all-rounder Doug Bracewell said.
However, the disqualification of the Kochi Tuskers means that there will be a lot of quality up for grabs once again.
With an eight-ball burst that removed Australia's three most senior batsmen and irreversibly swung momentum in the second test, Doug Bracewell etched the family name further into New Zealand cricket folklore.