Sri Lanka had been 93 for 2 at lunch with Karunaratne partnering Kusal
Mendis, on 19, after the hosts elected to bat firstly of the
Rabada struck first to ship again Danushka Gunathilaka, stuck at the back of
for 26 on a supply that rose sharply. The wicket ended a 44-run
The spinners quickly were given into the motion on what turns out like a dry
floor, and Shamsi bowled Dhananjaya de Silva for 11 to place the hosts
in a little bit of bother at 70-2.
However the left-right batting aggregate of Karunaratne and Mendis
compiled an unbeaten 23-run stand because the hosts headed into the ruin
with out shedding any longer wickets.
The guests must have had Gunathilaka stuck at the back of down the leg
aspect off Vernon Philander within the first over, however wrongly opted to not
evaluation the on-field umpire’s now not out determination.
Karunaratne confronted 69 balls within the first consultation, safely negotiating
the quicks, even though he gave the impression much less confident in opposition to Shamsi. His maximum
memorable stroke used to be a hook for 6 off Dale Steyn.