South Africa regarded as favourite against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, December 26th, 2016 | 0

At last, Sri Lanka has recently started their first Test against South Africa and due to that reason, they are travelling South Africa nowadays. Their first match is hosted at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth and the match started at earlier today. According to the latest news, South Africa is in bat by winning the toss. They have collected till now 133 runs by losing two wickets in 45 overs. Lankan captain Angelo Mathews is using six different bowlers including himself to bring variations. And it seems that his plan is working. Due to the bowling variations, Suranga Lakmal has already got two major wickets named Cook and Elgar. The match would be contesting hopefully.

South Africa regarded as favourite against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth

Earlier today, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat. The Proteas captain has known well enough their field condition his decision was almost right. Though, the Lankan also knows that team Proteas also has a weakness of playing spin. And they would be succeeded by their best spin attack. However, the Proteas started their first innings very well and their opening partnership between Cook and Elgar gave them a hundred runs. In the meantime, Sri Lanka was desperate to make a breakthrough and Lakmal made it successfully. The Proteas lost the two openers when by the difference of just one run. Cook was out when team score was 104 and Elgar got out of 105. However, Cook made a half century and Elgar scored 45 runs so far. Amla and Duminy are still in the crease. According to the latest reports, Amla scored 18 runs and JP Duminy scored 46 runs so far.

However, the Lankans are comparatively better than the Proteas in their bowling line up. Their current skipper Mathews uses a number of bowlers and he thinks that their bowlers would get success at the Port Elizabeth. Besides, captain Mathews is the most economy bowler till now in this match. He bowled ten overs and gave only 18 runs but unfortunately gets no wicket till now. Mathews has just recovered from injury but he is making a good job. He uses six bowlers till now but only Lakmal has took two wickets so far.

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