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

Updated: 12 January 2017 21:35 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.

Live Score: South Africa vs Sri Lanka

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Brilliant comeback from the Lankans today to snare the last 8 wickets for 89 runs. They removed Duminy late yesterday and were bang on the money from ball one today. Pradeep and Kumara with 4-fers led the charge while Lakmal was really unlucky not to get a single scalp. Tons from Amla and Duminy formed bulk of the runs while de Kock and Parnell added some handy runs down the order today. On this lively surface, 426 looks a huge score. Tricky phase for the visitors to survive till tea. Stay tuned for the reply.

124.1
W

to Quinton de Kock

OUT! Caught! It's a stunner of a catch from Dhananjaya de Silva. Kumara hurls a back of a length ball outside off, de Kock chases it as he looks to slash this one over point. Gets it right but de Silva in the deep comes sprinting across to his left and takes a diving catch at deep point. SOUTH AFRICA BOWLED OUT FOR 426!

123.6
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Kagiso Rabada

Woaah! Chandimal collects one down the leg side. Full and sprayed down the leg side, Kagiso looks to flick but misses and Chandi behind the stumps dives full length to his right to stop it.

123.5
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Kagiso Rabada

Good length angling in from over the wicket, Rabada fails to clip and is hit on the thigh pad.

123.4
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Kagiso Rabada

Slanting it across the batsman, KR doesn't feel for it.

123.3
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Kagiso Rabada

Back of a length ball outside off, defended with a straight blade.

123.2
1

Nuwan Pradeep to Quinton de Kock

Short of a length outside off, cut through cover-point for a single.

123.1
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Quinton de Kock

Fuller in length and around off, it's bunted back to the bowler.

122.6
0

to Kagiso Rabada

Angles it in from off, Rabada defends it down gently into the ground.

122.5
0

to Kagiso Rabada

Length ball served wide outside off, KR makes third leave in a row.

122.4
0

to Kagiso Rabada

Good length delivery on off, moves away after pitching, Rabada makes another leave.

122.3
0

to Kagiso Rabada

In the channel outside off, KR leaves it alone.

122.2
0

to Kagiso Rabada

Angles it in from around off, Kagiso plays inside the line and gets beaten.

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KAGISO RABADA is the last man in.

122.1
W

to Wayne Parnell

OUT! Gone! Straight to the fielder! On a length and outside off, Wayne Parnell looks to hit this one over point. He does so but it goes straight down the throat of Upul Tharanga at deep point. A frustrating stand comes to an end. de Silva was asked to bowl the over but then for some reason Mathews asked Kumara to bowl. He delivers it on the very first ball.

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LAHIRU KUMARA is back on. Dhananjaya de Silva was initially given the ball but Mathews changes his mind.

121.6
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Quinton de Kock

QDK defends it from within the crease.

121.5
3

Nuwan Pradeep to Wayne Parnell

Edged and dropped! But why is there just a slip in place? Good length delivery outside off, Parnell feels for it and as a result gets a thick outside edge towards slip. Karunaratne at first slip dives full length to his left but the ball doesn't stick in his hands. It bursts through and they take three. Pradeep will have to wait for a 5-fer here.

121.4
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Wayne Parnell

Angles it full on middle, driven towards mid on.

121.3
0

Nuwan Pradeep to Wayne Parnell

Short and strangling down the leg side, Parnell sits under it.

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