South Africa team performance in the previous test was not good, the home team Sri Lanka tried their best and won the first test by 278 runs which is the very big difference between the world’s second number and sixth number ranked teams. It’s absolute that the pitch was not good for bating because only one batsman survived who was FDM Karunaratne, he scored 158 not out in the Sri Lankan first innings and in the second innings again he was the most runs scorer but all other 20 players had not read the pitch easily. After FDM Karunaratne’s 158 runs the second most runs scorer was MD Gunathilaka who scored just 26 runs.
2nd Test, South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka Highlights
SL v SA highlights today – Second test day one from Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Friday 20th July 2018.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
MD Gunathilaka, FDM Karunaratne, DM de Silva, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews, ARS Silva, N Dickwella †, MDK Perera, A Dananjaya, RAS Lakmal (c), HMRKB Herath.
South Africa team/playing XI
D Elgar, AK Markram, HM Amla, T Bavuma, F du Plessis (c), Q de Kock †, KA Maharaj, TB de Bruyn, K Rabada, DW Steyn, L Ngidi.
Sri Lanka: WWDLW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Africa: LWWWL
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Nigel Llong, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match number – Test no. 2313