Lanka face uphill task to save Test
South Africa began to break down Sri Lanka’s resistance late on the second day of the second and final Test on Monday and the visitors now have a tough job to save the match and the series.
Sri Lanka were 150/4 in their second innings at stumps for a lead of only five runs with only one more recognised batsman to come. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was unbeaten on a defiant 91 at the end of the day’s play.
In just two days, 24 wickets have fallen at the Wanderers.
Earlier, Vishwa Fernando took 5/101 to restrict South Africa to 302 in their first essay. Opener Dean Elgar made 127 and Rassie van der Dussen 67, and the duo shared a 184-run stand.
Brief scores (Stumps, Day II): Sri Lanka 157 & 150/4 (D. Karunaratne 91 batting). South Africa 302 (D. Elgar 127; V. Fernando 5/101).