Fuff du Presis fell to 199 because he missed the first career test of the second century, but that was the only disappointment for South Africa, who had full control of the first test against the injured Sri Lankan team. was.
With Du Plessis’ highest career score, South Africa reached 621 at the Supersport Park on the third day, scoring one inning lead for 225 runs.
Sri Lanka’s tough position was exacerbated by the fact that five players were injured in the first three days of the test, three of whom were excluded in the rest of the game.
Half a century from a hundred of Dupresis, and four other South African batters, wiped out the early benefits of Sri Lanka. Tourists achieved 396 in their first inning, the highest total in South Africa and were pleased with their chances after the first day and a half in Centurion.
Those positive Sri Lankan atmospheres had disappeared by the end of the third day.
South Africans also broke into the field with a 12-over bowling in front of the stump as Lungi Ngidi attacked twice in a 2-over space later in the day.
Sri Lanka was 65-2 in the second inning, still 160 behind when Dinesh Shandimal (21 not out) stepped into the stump alongside Ksar Perera (33 not out).
Shandimal reached the edge of the field before being picked up and carried away by a golf buggy medic. The latest Sri Lanka is worried that the test could be the worst injury to the team.
“I’ve never seen the situation (injury) today,” said Grant Flower, a Sri Lankan batting coach.
According to Flower, all-rounders Dananjaya de Silva and high-speed bowlers Kasun Rajita and Rahil Kumara have been completely excluded for the rest of the game, while leg spinners Wanindu Hasalanga and Chandimal have been evaluated overnight. It was.
De Silva was injured during batting on the first day, Radisa was turned off after bowling only 13 deliveries on the second day, and all three were injured on Monday.
According to Flower, Sri Lanka may be short of four-day cricket for these two test tours. Coronavirus Pandemic It meant that the player was in poor condition. It was unclear how many Sri Lankans could accomplish that on the field to fight on the fourth day.
According to Flower, all that’s left now is for Fit to show the grit.
“You can’t be a chicken. You have to go out and fight,” he said.
Du Plessis took full advantage of Sri Lanka’s depleted bowling attack to score the highest score of his career, breaking 24-4. Relieved of the pressure of being a captain — it was Dupresis’ first test since he resigned as a skipper — he made his first test 100 in two years and the tenth of his career.
Dean Elgar made 95 and Aiden Markram 68 at the 141-run opening stand on Sunday. Temba Bavuma hit 71 on a 179-run stand with du Plessis, after which tailor Keshav Maharaj added to Sri Lanka’s pain with the highest test score of 73.
The second century of Dupresis seems to have been a great day for South Africans, but he needed a run of once in 200, so he hit the top and threw a catch at Sri Lankan captain Dimskarna Ratne. It was.
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Faf du Plessis falls to 199 in South Africa, in addition to struggling Sri Lanka
https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/faf-du-plessis-falls-for-199-south-africa-on-top-of-struggling-sri-lanka-7123995/ Faf du Plessis falls to 199 in South Africa, in addition to struggling Sri Lanka