Sri Lanka post 290/8 on day one

2012-07-07 00:00

SRI LANKA “A” knuckled down to their batting on day one of the second unofficial Test against South Africa “A” at Kingsmead yesterday after being sent in by Faf du Plessis.

After being blown away in three days in the first Test at the same venue, Dimuth Karunaratne and his men kept Du Plessis’ side in the field for 87,2 overs, finishing on a respectable 290/8.

Opening the innings, Karunaratne set the example, constructing a patient 83 from 148 balls with 11 fours and a six, before falling to Tsami Tsolekile behind the wicket. Off-spinner Simon Harmer made the side to replace Imran Tahir.

Other useful contributions came from Angelo Perera (38), Sachithra Serasinghe (53), Kosala Kulasekara (30) and Kushal Perera (29).

Du Plessis made use of seven bowlers, using Wayne Parnell, Ryan McLaren, Pumelela Matshikwe and Harmer as his main strike force, while giving himself, Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl a few overs.

Best of the bunch was McLaren with 3/32 in 20 overs, with Harmer and Matshikwe bagging a brace. Parnell claimed a single scalp and continued to be expensive, going for 97 runs in his 17 overs. He will have to tighten his angle and control if he is to impress selectors at the highest level.

Play starts at 9.30 am today.

Score: Sri Lanka “A” 290/8, close of play day one.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.