SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF SRI LANKA
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South Africa four/1 (four.zero Ovs)
Elgar four (11)
Sri Lanka 287
Day 1: Stumps – South Africa path via 283 runs
Karunaratne essayed a very good hand of 158 © AFP
Highest 10th wkts stands in Tests involving an opener:
94 S Gavaskar – S Yadav v Aus, Adelaide, 1985
72 Bobby Abel v J Sharpe v Aus, SCG, 1892
63 D Karunaratne & L Sandakan v SA, Galle, 2018 *#SLvSA
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 12, 2018
On Day 1 of the hole Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Galle, Karunaratne (158*) arguably performed his best Test innings, because the hosts accrued 287. Rangana Herath adopted it via snuffing out Markram to go away the guests at four for 1 at stumps.
On a turning monitor, the southpaw batsman from Colombo performed overdue. He additionally performed in large part off the again foot, and with a nutrition of singles and twos, saved the scorecard shifting. He additionally farmed the strike impressively with decrease order batsmen – Sandakan and Lakmal – so as to add 111 a very powerful runs for the remaining two wickets. Eventually, when Sandakan was once dislodged via Shamsi, the opener become most effective the 55th cricketer in Test cricket’s historical past to hold his bat via.
In the previous, we’ve got noticed Karunaratne essay knocks of importance below drive. In Christchurch, in 2015, he confirmed the specified batting flair to compose an excellent 130 as opposed to New Zealand. Last 12 months, too, he compiled supreme palms in opposition to India and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada and Shamsi have been the 2 absolute best bowlers on display for South Africa. Rabada blended up smartly directed bumpers and fuller deliveries to take advantage of the variable jump on be offering whilst Shamsi used the unorthodox spinner’s perspective and permutations to stay the opposition in test.
On a monitor providing grip and sharp flip, South African batsmen want to exhibit exemplary defence and temperament to care for the tips of Herath and co. The veteran left-arm spinner, in all chance, will bowl moderately slightly of scrambled seam and mix it with the arm ball to stay the batsmen on their ft.
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