South Africa v Sri Lanka | 1st Test | Centurion | 15-19/12/11

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South Africa have won the toss and choose to Bowl

Can SL put up a fight?
Madhu lets us know this: "Steyn is the second-fastest to the 250-wicket mark reaching there in his 49th Test, one behind Dennis Lillee's 48"

4.4 Steyn to Dilshan, OUT, what an unremarkable shot from Dilshan. He's gifted SA his wicket. Short of a length delivery from Steyn, lands on off stump and seams away. Dilshan attempts the good old Twenty20 across the line hoick. This isn't an IPL pitch, though, and the ball bounces enough to miss the middle of the bat by a mile and take a top-edge high up on the bat. The bat turned in his hands and he spooned it straight up and it settles in Vernon's hands at midwicket.

Another example of IPL destroying Test cricket. :p
SL were lucky that they were playing in UAE before but now not that lucky :))
this is going to be brilliant...Lankan Lions will bleed today.
beauty from Morkel to Jaya...backing him for a 5fer here :shabbir
Didn't know that Sri Lanka has not won a single test match in South Africa, remember Sri Lanka is world number 5 team.
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paranavitana is easily not an ftb. he has more guts than the captain. dilshan's shot was just cringeworthy stuff.
If he does, he will be the 9th overall player and 1st SRI LANKAN to get to that milestone.
here we go, second session about to get underway. :amla
I hate this drama of checking the bowler's foot after a wicket...
I still can't believe SL didn't include Samaraweera in the series with us, the avergaes 53
This is the worst ive seen Morkel bowl.

Btw SL doing much better than expected if they can get closer to 300 they definitely have a chance !
Biggest flat track bully Thilan Samaraweera proving me wrong here 34*.Though he's out earlier in his inning on no ball.
Morne :(

SA just about managing to execute their plans here.
lmao Kallis = Tendulkar in batting+Zaheer Khan in bowling if you look at his overall Test averages. :p
Vernon Philander takes five wickets every time he bowls! Three five-fors in three Tests!

What a find for SA!

19 wickets so far at 12.84 avg in his first 3 Tests
Philander gets Mathews and 5 fer for him. :bow:

Never underestimate a trundler :nehra
Now steyn gets another one...

Mathwes wicket was cos of brain fade :facepalm:
SL 180 All out. :p

Steyn will cross 900 mark in test bowler rating again
Around 40 overs left, What kind of damage can SA inflict on a Murali+Malinga-less bowling attack?
40 overs left, SA can easily get 130 - 140 here at stumps. Sri Lanka bowlers need to produce some early wickets.
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