Watch latest cricket highlights. S Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test day 2 highlights played today on 27-12-2016. SL vs SA highlights today. The first Test between Srilanka and South Africa continues at Port Elizabeth on Boxing day. First day was a very interesting day when both batsmen and bowlers did their job successfully. Proteas batted first and their opener Stephen Cook played an important knock of 58 runs off 127 balls. It wasn’t a fluent inning as he was a bit shaky. However after he took gained some confidence and scored a fifty before he got out by Suranga Lakmal.
His opening partner Dean Elgar also played well but he missed out a fifty and scored 45 runs in 98 balls. After their departure, South Africa lost two quick wickets but Jp Duminy came to rescue. He played a classic innings where he used the pace of Srilankan’s bowlers and scored a fifty only in 73 balls. After scoring 63 runs in 95 balls, he also departed from the ground.
The Proteas were in very good position especially when they were 200 for 3 wickets but then Rangana Herath came to action. His first victim was Jp Duminy who was playing very nicely before Herath came and got him out. Jp Duminy played against the line and the ball struck on his pad. He did opt for the DRS but the replay showed that the ball would hit between middle and off stump.
Temba Bavuma was Herath’s next victim of as he misjudged the line of the ball and missed it completely. As a result, ball hit his pad in front of the wicket. It also was a DRS decision which showed that the ball hit the leg stump. In the end, it was an exciting day of cricket where we saw runs, wickets, and some Christmas cheers to go with it.
Today Sri Lankan batting will come under severe test because, during the whole year, their performance has been quite shaky. Despite a visible struggle to perform well, they couldn’t do well as a team.