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Back after Tea...
TWO WICKETS IN QUICK SUCCESSION! And Sri Lanka are back in it! South Africa once again lose a wicket on the brink of Tea. This time it's Quinton de Kock who has to make the long walk back. He looks to tuck one that was angling in on the onside and ends up getting a thick outside edge that was taken by the bowler, Lakmal. South Africa lose four in the session, going to Tea at 91/5. The lead though, is 159. If Sri Lanka are to stand a chance, they will need to get the lower order for little. But Faf du Plessis, is going strong. Join us for the final session.
AMLA DEPARTS: Edged and taken. No big one for Amla this time either. De Silva tossed it up, Amla done in by the dip and ended up edging to Kusal Mendis for 32.
STUCK IN THE CREASE, AND OUT! SA lose their third as Bavuma falls. Rajitha gets some movement as the ball moves away from the batsman before getting a feather off one of good length. Faf du Plessis is in the middle.
DROPPED! How was that grassed?! It was such a straightforward chance that lobbed up after a top edge. It flew straight to slip who had back-pedalled to get under it. In and out. Amla survives.
South Africa lose their second; wickets continue to fall. Oshada Fernando picks out Markram on the flick on the leg side. Rajitha gives Sri Lanka the breakthrough after a steady half-hour after lunch, off a nothing delivery really.
We're back after lunch in PE...
OUT!! Fernando with the early breakthrough once again, like in the first innings. It's Elgar again! And that's Lunch. South Africa go into the lunch break on 10/1, leading by 78 runs.
Markram and Elgar are in the middle.
ALL OUT! Rabada has four as Niroshan Dickwella is the last man to fall. Sri Lanka are all out for 154/9, conceding a 68-run lead. It has been a clinical outing from South Africa today. Sri Lanka tried to score quick runs to reduce the deficit, but South Africa's bowlers bowled exceptionally well to reduce the opposition from 60/3 to 154/9. Join us for South Africa's second innings.
EIGHT DOWN! Lakmal trapped leg before. Reviews, but three reds and gone! Lakmal was so far back in his crease. An arm ball skidding in with pace, and South Africa have their eighth wicket. They just need one another before they can start batting. Sri Lanka still are trailing by 68.
Mulder gets his maiden Test wicket on debut! De Silva caught on the crease, edges to de Kock who makes no mistake. The persistence with bowling on a line outside off, pays. Sri Lanka 7 down, still trailing by 94.
Sri Lanka slide further
Now the star of the first Test, Kusal Perera, walks back to the pavilion. Huge blow. He was the man in form. Kusal pushed at one that was just outside off with de Kock pouching the catch. Sri Lanka in deep trouble at 97 for 6.
Rabada strikes now! The top of offstump is rattled. Beauty from Rabada to get rid of the nightwatchman. South Africa on top after making early inroads on Day 2. Sri Lanka are reduced to 66/5.
Kusal Perera, the star of the first Test, is in the middle with nightwatchman Rajitha.
OLIVIER HAS HIS THIRD! Gets the big wicket of Thirimanne, who chips it back to the bowler after playing with an angled bat. Olivier takes a sharp catch in his followthrough. South Africa get the early break on Day 2. Big wicket, this. Gone for 29.
Play time... Do you think Sri Lanka will get a healthy lead? Let's find out.
Welcome to Day 2 of the second Test in Port Elizabeth. After Sri Lanka made a great start by bowling out South Africa for 222 on the opening day, they gave South Africa an opening after giving away 3 wickets on a day when 13 wickets fell.
They still trail by 162, and have also lost Lasith Embuldeniya to a thumb injury who will need immediate surgery, so are one batsman short. Day 2 could make or break this Test, and could have a bearing on Sri Lanka's shot at history of being the first Asian team to pick up a series win in South Africa. Join us in a bit.
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