South Africa vs Sri Lanka Highlights: 3rd Test, Day 1 in Johannesburg

Updated: 23 February 2017 09:31 IST

Highlights from the first day of the third Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Thursday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Highlights: 3rd Test, Day 1 in Johannesburg
Highlights: South Africa are taking on Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Wanderers. © AFP

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday, a match that saw Hashim Amla earn his 100th cap for the home side. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD | SCHEDULE)

  1. The day belonged to Hashim Amla and JP Duminy who struck magnificent centuries to help the Proteas end Day 1 on 338/3 against Sri Lanka.
  2. After South Africa lost openers Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook in a span of six balls early in the innings, Duminy and Amla combined well to put up 292 runs for the third wicket.

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The hosts need 441 runs to win this game. Time is on their side but with the wicket deteriorating further, it won't be an easy task by any means, to say the least. A long and grueling day awaits Virat Kohli and his men. Going to be an exciting afternoon session. Join us in a short while.

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India were taken for a lot of runs, 142 to be precise. They couldn't keep a lid on the runs and the wickets didn't come as quickly as they would have liked to. Ravindra Jadeja will obviously get the credit as he was stupendous, but special mention has to be given to Umesh Yadav. He has gone under the radar for some reason but the pacer was brilliant. Bowled probing line, at a venomous pace and was constantly posing questions to the Australian batsmen.

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Not sure who the session has belonged to, but in the context of the game, Australia will be the happier of the two sides going into the dressing room. And it is all thanks to a superb, superb ton from skipper Steven Smith. He was given multiple lives, but take nothing away from him. On a bowling track, he was immense and powered his side to a big total. Some handy contributions from the lower middle order has helped them be in the driver's seat in this match.

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So, after being made to toil hard and really work for it, India have managed to bowl Australia out for 285. That means the hosts have a target of 441 with 8 full sessions left in the Test.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

OUT! The decision stays as it is! Jadeja tosses it up around middle, it turns away after pitching, Steve O'Keefe presses forward to defend but the ball takes a faint outside edge as Saha behind the stumps takes a good catch. They appeal and umpire Llong raises his dreaded finger. The batsman takes the review and Ultra Edge shows little spike as the ball went past the bat. That's it, AUSTRALIA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 285! LUNCH HAS BEEN TAKEN!

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Steve O'Keefe has been caught behind and given out. He has taken a review against the decision, probably just because it's available to him.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Pitches it up around middle as SOK prods forward in defense.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Loopy delivery around off, defended into the ground.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Tossed up around middle and off, O'Keefe comes forward and defends it down gently.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Josh Hazlewood

Darts it full around middle and leg, Josh works it towards mid-wicket for a single.

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Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe

Bangs in a short ball outside off, SOK ducks under the bumper.

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Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe

Fuller on the stumps, it's drilled back to Yadav who gets his hand on it and parries it towards mid on.

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Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe

FOUR! Delightful! Fuller in length and a bit too straight from Umesh, Steve O'Keefe nails the flick across the line through mid-wicket. It came off the meat of the bat.

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Umesh Yadav to Josh Hazlewood

Angles in a length ball from around off, Hazlewood looks to push it through the line but gets an inside edge towards the leg side for a quick single.

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Umesh Yadav to Josh Hazlewood

Josh drives it straight to Ravindra at short extra cover.

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Umesh Yadav to Josh Hazlewood

Fuller in length and just around off, Hazlewood pushes it towards Jadeja at short extra cover. The fielder collects the ball and fires in a throw at the bowler's end and it hits. They appeal but O'Keefe drags his bat in time.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Shorter outside off, chopped in front of square on the off side.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Flatter and quicker through the air outside off, it's punched off the back foot towards extra cover.

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Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe

Tossed up around off, O'Keefe comes forward to defend but gets a safe outside edge towards second slip.

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