LIVE – South Africa v Sri Lanka – 2nd Test – South Africa in deep trouble – Match Update

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LIVE – South Africa v in deep trouble – Match Update
South Africa were in deep trouble against Sri Lanka in the second Test of the two match series at Kingsmead, Durban in South Africa on Thursday, December 29, 2011.
The hosts had lost five wickets for just 116 runs on the board and needed 334 more runs for victory, as Sri Lanka set a target of 450.
Considering the pitch conditions in Durban, the visitors look favourite to win the match, but South Africa still have a couple of decent batsmen who can turn things around.
The home team’s innings was started by, but the pair failed to make a big impact. They put on 37 runs for the first wicket before the latter was sent back to the pavilion after adding 26 runs to the total.
There was nothing much what
Despite the fall of one wicket, the Proteas did not give up hope and a second wicket partnership of 51 runs between Rudolph and gave some momentum to the innings.
However, the left-handed opener failed to make most of the start to his innings and gave his wicket away to an average delivery.
Rudolph tried to cut the ball hard, but only managed to find the edge of his bat. Jayawardene had to work a little hard to take the catch this time around, but managed to clutch it in the end. Thisara Perera was the lucky bowler to get the wicket with a
wide and short delivery.
Next to go was veteran batsman
The ball was pitched within the stumps and spun away from the batsman, who attempted the sweep. He got a top edge and the ball popped up to the short leg fielder
Probably the biggest upset for South Africa was the run-out of was caught napping at the other end.
Amla had reached the other end and was unable to make it back to the batting end. Prince was also unable to make an impression and got out in a similar fashion as Smith. He made just seven runs in an unimpressive outing, leaving the team struggling at 116/5.



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