Winner of South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Second Test Newlands
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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka second Test, Newlands: The touring side (Sri Lanka) hopes for an improved show in the second Test at Newlands after failing to win the opener of the three-match Test series against South Africa. And yes, they started it off according as hoped. Opting to bowl first on a green track under slightly overcast conditions, Lanka got a terrific start to the match as their seamers stroke three early wickets in the first session of the day one.
The hosts would seize the series if they become the winner of SA vs SL second Test. Despite having a bit of trouble to the start of the match, Dean Elgar led Africa's recovery adding 76 runs for the fourth wicket with Faf du Plessis. Next, he reveled in a 103-run stand with Quinton de Kock for the sixth wicket to pose Africa in an even better condition. Before being dismissed towards the end of the day, Elgar served his career best (129). Going into the second day of the match, Lanka would now eye to finish as early as possible to their ease. But, the hosts are not going to be handled that easily.
The home side in South Africa VS Sri Lanka second Test eyes a 2-0 lead, which, given their past few performances across all Tests played late in 2016, looks possible. Predicting Sri Lanka as the winner of SA vs SL second Test is arguably debatable. The visitors makes a change in their lineup bringing back Upul Tharanga in place of Kusal Perera, who suffered twin failures in the first Test. Another change Sri Lanka made in the squad is 19-year old pacer Lahiru Kumara who replaced latter Dushmantha chameera. The home side, on the other hand, plays with the same squad that emerged victorious in the first Test.
Will Sri Lanka make a comeback in the second Test against confident South Africa?