Written by Bella Dalima
17 Jul, 2014 | 9:08 pm
A century by Jean Paul Duminy guided South Africa to 455 runs in their first essay against the Lankans in Galle.
At stumps on Day 2, batting in their 1st innings Sri Lanka were 30 runs for no loss.
South Africa resumed Day 2 of the firs test with an overnight score of 268 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Overnight batsman Dale Steyn was the first to fall on Thursday as he was bowled out by Suranga Lakmal for just 3 runs.
Quinton De kock and JP Duminy powered the Proteas past 300 which also saw Quinton score his maiden test 50.
He was dismissed for 51 runs by Dilruwan Perera.
Vernan Philander joined Duminy at the crease and contributed with 27 runs to the total before he was sent back by Angelo Matthews.
Duminy stood his ground against the Lankan attack and guided the Proteas past 450 and also reached his century.
Morne Morkel was dismissed for 22 runs by Perera, which also resulted in the Proteas declaring their innings.
Batting in reply, Sri Lanka were 30 for the loss of no wickets on stumps on Day 2.
Returning to the test side after a lapse of seven years Upul Tharanga was on 20 while Kaushal Silva was on 8.
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