Sangakkara puts Lanka in control

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Replying to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 470, South Africa were 116 for three on the second day of the second test at Colombo.

Sangakkara puts Lanka in control

Colombo:

Replying to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 470, South Africa were 116 for three on the second day of the second test at Colombo. Kumar Sangakkara hit his third double century and Sanath Jayasuriya picked up two late wickets to put Sri Lanka firmly in control of the match. Sangakkara, who started the day on 157, scored 232. He faced 357 balls, hit 31 fours and one six during a marathon knock. South Africa made a poor start to their innings after bowling out Sri Lanka for 470 at tea. Left-armer Chaminda Vaas struck in the first over, trapping Herschelle Gibbs leg before wicket. Captain Graeme Smith (49 not out) and Martin van Jaarsveld put on 108 runs for the second-wicket stand before left-arm spinner Jayasuriya struck two blows shortly before close. First, van Jaarsveld was caught at short cover for 51. Two balls later, nightwatchman Nicky Boje was bowled by Jayasuriya. Lankans are without their injured test wicket record holder Muttiah Muralitharan.

Topics : Cricket
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