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As it happened: SL v SA - Day 2

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LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from Day 2 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and SA in Galle.
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17 Jul 2014

JP Duminy is congratulated by Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews after reaching his century... (AFP)
<strong><em>JP Duminy is congratulated by Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews after reaching his century... (AFP)</em></strong><br />

17 Jul 2014

Thanks for tuning in! No real chances for South Africa's bowlers at the end there, but the team will be happy about how the day unfolded.

Getting to at least 400 was the main goal, and getting above the 450 mark was an added bonus!

Stay on the site for a report and follow-up articles on the Test. And be sure to join us again for more interactive commentary of Day 3's action on Friday (from 06:30 SA time).

17 Jul 2014

STUMPS ON DAY 2: Sri Lanka 30/0 after 12 overs.

They trail South Africa's first innings total by 425 runs.

17 Jul 2014

Morkel finishes the day bowling a maiden over to Silva.

17 Jul 2014

Morkel to bowl what is expected to be the final over of the day's play...

17 Jul 2014

Despite a few loose deliveries, Tahir is getting some sharp turn already...

17 Jul 2014

Siva smacks a Tahir full toss through midwicket for four...

17 Jul 2014

OVERS 10: SL 25/0

Run-rate: 2.50 per over.

17 Jul 2014

Tharanga looking in fine form now. He also drives Morkel through the covers for another four...

17 Jul 2014

7 runs coming off the first Tahir over... Perhaps the ball is still a tad too new for the leggie...

17 Jul 2014

Tahir's fourth ball is driven through the covers for four by Tharanga...

17 Jul 2014

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir now also into the attack. His performance will be key for the remainder of the Test...

17 Jul 2014

Morné Morkel now into the attack in the eighth over.

There is a minimum of 5 overs remaining in the day's play.

17 Jul 2014

3

The number of times the Proteas have made 400-plus in an innings in Sri Lanka.

17 Jul 2014

OVERS 5: SL 13/0

Run-rate: 2.60 per over.

17 Jul 2014

Tharanga is fine, but he removes his helmet to see if it survived the bouncer. It appears to have done so...

17 Jul 2014

Ouch! Philander responds by hitting a ducking Tharanga right on the helmet.

17 Jul 2014

Tharanga drives Philander through the covers for his second four...

17 Jul 2014

Replays show it would have missed leg stump.

Terrific captaincy by Hashim Amla there. He calmly walked over to an over-excited Steyn and convinced him it was in all likelihood not out...

17 Jul 2014

Massive LBW by Steyn against Silva.

South Africa opt not to review it...

17 Jul 2014

JP Duminy on his way to a fourth century in Test cricket... (AFP)
<strong><em>JP Duminy on his way to a fourth century in Test cricket... (AFP)</em></strong><br />

17 Jul 2014

Philander's second ball is a no-ball after he knocks off the non-striker's stumps with his hands.

The ICC recently called for the umpires to be more strict in this regard...

17 Jul 2014

Tharanga immediately punches Philander through the covers for four.

17 Jul 2014

Philander to bowl the second over.

17 Jul 2014

Steyn starts with a maiden over to Silva.

17 Jul 2014

Tharanga is playing his first Test in more than 6 years!

17 Jul 2014

Kaushal Silva and Upul Tharanga are the men to open for Sri Lanka.

17 Jul 2014

Dale Steyn will open the bowling for South Africa.

17 Jul 2014

The players are back out in the middle. There will be about 40 minutes for Sri Lanka to survive until the close of play...

17 Jul 2014

The Proteas have declared their innings on 455/9 after 166.2 overs!

17 Jul 2014

WICKET! Just after Duminy's milestone, Morkel is bowled by Perera for 22.

SA 455/9 after 166.2 overs.

17 Jul 2014

CENTURY for Duminy. It comes off 206 balls.

It's his 4th 100 in Test cricket! Take a bow 'Koppe'.

17 Jul 2014

Sri Lanka have now taken the third new ball. Spinner Perera will bowl with it.

17 Jul 2014

The third new ball became due five overs ago, but Sri Lanka are yet to utilise it.

17 Jul 2014

DRINKS BREAK:

OVERS 165: SA 453/8

Run-rate: 2.74 per over.

17 Jul 2014

Duminy sweeps Perera four another four to bring up SA's 450, coming off 986 balls.

17 Jul 2014

Morkel launches Herath down the ground. One bounce and over the ropes...

He moves into the 20s. He could beat his highest Test score of 40 here today...

17 Jul 2014

Duminy now into the 'nervous 90s' ...

17 Jul 2014

Duminy hits Herath over midwicket for four. It's one bounce and over the ropes. Sangakkara had a sniff of catching it with one hand but the ball was just out of his reach...

It also brought up the 50 PARTNERSHIP between Duminy and Morkel, coming off 138 balls.

17 Jul 2014

OVERS 160: SA 436/8

Run-rate: 2.73 per over.

17 Jul 2014

159

The number of overs the Proteas have batted so far this innings. It is their second-highest in Sri Lanka, after 181 in Colombo in 1993

17 Jul 2014

DROP CATCH! Duminy, on 82, is dropped at mid-off by Perera. The bowler Herath is not a happy camper.

Perera strangely tried to catch that with one hand. He probably could have grasped it with both...

17 Jul 2014

OVERS 155: SA 429/8

Run-rate: 2.76 per over.

17 Jul 2014

Morkel launches Herath over midwicket to the boundary... best I've seen Morkel bat in a very long while...

17 Jul 2014

Morkel responds by hitting Lakmal down to fine leg for a boundary.

17 Jul 2014

NOT OUT!

Replays show it would have clipped leg stump, but it stays with the umpire's decision.

Sri Lanka have lost both their appeals for the second time in this match.

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