SA all out for 411

2011-12-17 10:43

South Africa were bowled out for 411 in their first innings, increasing their lead to 231 runs, on the third morning of the opening Test against Sri Lanka being played at SuperSport Park, in Centurion.

Mark Boucher, on 49 overnight, hit a boundary off the first delivery of the morning to reach his 35th half-century and, together with Imraan Tahir, added 61 runs for the 10th wicket.

It was a record last-wicket stand for the Proteas against Sri Lanka, the previous highest being 43 runs, set by Lance Klusener and Nantie Hayward in Kandy in 2000.

It was also Tahir’s highest Test score as he finished unbeaten on 29, with his innings including five boundaries.

Resuming on 389/9, South Africa batted for 18 minutes before Boucher (65) was dismissed, caught behind by wicketkeeper Kaushal Silva, giving Chanaka Welegedara his third wicket of the match.

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