SA vs SL 2nd Test Highlights: Sri Lanka taking control after Proteas collapsed badly on Day 2

SA vs SL 2nd Test Highlights: After South Africa collapsed badly on day two, the visitors are controlling the game steadily. Sri Lanka earlier, bundled out for a paltry 157 in their first innings. Kusal Parera (60) was the top-scorer for the hosts.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 04, 2021 19:12 IST
SA vs SL 2nd Test Highlights: Sri Lanka taking control after Proteas collapsed badly on Day 2
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Lankans are on top

SA vs SL 2nd Test Highlights: Day 2 - Sri Lanka trail by 95 runs

Brief Score: RSA 302 All-out (Elgar 127, van der Dussen 67; Fernando 5/101, Shanaka 2/42)

SL 157 & 50/1 (Karunaratne 31*, Thirimanne 17*; Lungi Ngidi 1/10)

The second and final Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka (SA vs SL) is in progress at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. In reply to South Africa's 302, Sri Lanka are 50 for the loss of a single wicket and still trails by 95 runs to the Proteas' first innings total on day two. Sri Lanka batters should not be too defensive in their approach as Christchurch's pitch is blende for stroke-making. The hosts are now in a balancing act to face the ruthless Proteas attack by staying positive in the crease.

Vishwa Fernando-led Sri Lankan pace attack rattled the Proteas badly. On a pitch that's quickened up and has the odd-ball doing nasty things and against a sloppy bowling attack, it's been a bad South African collapse as they lost their 9 wickets for just 86. However, it was getting more worsen but thanks to the final wicket stand between African bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Lutho Sipamla to add on some bonus runs for South Africa to post a par total.

 

Moreover, in the Sri Lanka second innings, Perera going on a loose flashy drive and gets out bowled off Lungi Ngidi. The hosts are trembling down with Karunaratne and Thirimanne staying on the crease with their defenses to see them through to the second session.

The hosts Sri Lanka earlier, bundled out for a paltry 157 in their first innings. Kusal Parera (60) was the top-scorer for the hosts. Proteas duo Anrich Nortje and Wiaan Mulder scattering Lankan innings, Nortje took 6/56 while Mulder picked 3/25.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and have opted to bat first. South Africa finished Day 1 on high as Dean Elgar slammed his 13th Test hundred, reaching the mark in 133 balls. Rassie van der Dussen also notched up a fine fifty. Both Elgar and van der Dussen put a strong base upfront for the visitors by adding a 184-run stand for the second wicket to propel their side to cross the psychological 300-run mark.

Sri Lanka team has bounced back strongly over the last two and half hours, however, South Africa took a decisive 145-run-lead in the first innings. Fernando was the pick of the Lankan bowlers, he finished with 5/101 while Dasun Shanaka and Asitha Fernando picked a couple of wickets each.