South Africa floundering despite Maharaj nine wicket haul

South Africa floundering despite Maharaj nine wicket haul

Hashim Amla becomes third South African batsman to score 9000 test runs

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: Sri Lanka take on South Africa.

Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 59 at stumps, his fourth successive 50-plus knock in the series, with Angelo Mathews on 12 at the other end. But his form could not stop Sri Lanka's last wicket pair taking their side's first innings to a strong 338 on the second day in Colombo.

There were a couple of statistical highlights for the Proteas with Hashim Amla becoming the third South African after Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith to reach a career aggregate of more than 9 000 Test runs and Keshav Maharaj completing a nine-wicket haul in the first innings and taking his match total to 11 by claiming the first two Sri Lankan wickets in their second innings.

Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath added 61 runs to the overnight score to frustrate South Africa.

Sri Lanka didn't enforce the follow-on.

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Maharaj's 9-129 is the second best by a South African in Tests, behind only Hugh Tayfield's 9-113 against England in 1957, but his success brought little cheer to a side battling their own spin vulnerabilities.

South Africa's reply seemed especially meek after Dananjaya and Herath's valiant last-wicket stand. Stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal was not required to deliver a single ball.

The top-order batsman, who got off to a brisk start against hosts Sri Lanka, fell prey to Dilruwan Perera in the first innings, offering a straight forward catch to Kusal Mendis post the lunch session.

Faf du Plessis (48) and Quinton de Kock (32) counter-attacked but it was not enough as the tourists once again failed to reach the 150-mark in the series.

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