Sri Lanka 93-Zero after 1st session in 2nd check vs South Africa

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20 Jul 2018, 12:22 IST
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne gave Sri Lanka a stable begin to the second cricket check in opposition to South Africa on Friday, each approaching half-centuries at lunch on the Sinhalese Sports activities Membership grounds.

Gunathilaka was 44 not out and Karunaratne unbeaten on 42 to depart Sri Lanka 93 with out loss after the house facet gained the toss and determined to bat first.

South Africa’s three-pronged tempo assault of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi was unable to interrupt by way of for a wicket within the opening session.

The closest South Africa acquired to a wicket was when it opted to evaluate after a leg earlier than wicket shout off Gunathilaka was turned down by umpire Rod Tucker off Rabada’s bowling.

South Africa was assured that the Rabada yorker had trapped Gunathilaka LBW, however tv replays confirmed that the batsman had acquired a skinny backside edge on the supply.

Sri Lanka made one change from the facet that gained the primary check in Galle by 278 runs, bringing in off-spinner Akila Dananjaya rather than left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan.

South Africa made two modifications, dropping Vernon Philander and Tabraiz Shamzi and changing them with Lungi Ngidi and Theunis de Bruyn.

Sri Lanka has not gained a check collection in opposition to South Africa since 2006.

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