Moon of Liberty Cricket – SA v SL 1st Test



Cook the difference as Sri Lanka fail to take their chance

Stephen Cook’s second innings 117 helped South deliver a 2nd innings score that enabled them to get away with a poor first innings as Sri Lanka failed to take advantage. The hosts only posted 286 first up with Cook getting 59 of those, however Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 205 with Vernon Philander taking 5 wickets. South Africa did not reject the second opportunity post a score of 406 finishing any Sri Lankan hopes and easing through the visitors order in the 2nd innings to post in the end a big 206 run win.

Full Report (Cricbuzz)





1st Test Match – At St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa1st Inns – 286/10 – (Dumint 63, Cook 59, Lakmal 5-53)

Sri Lanka1st Inns – 205/10 – (de Silva 43, Philander 5-43)

South Africa 2nd Inns – 406/6 Dec – (Cook 117, de Koch 69, du Plessis 67* Elgar 52)

Sri Lanka 2nd Inns – 281/10 – (Mathews 59, Mendis 58, Rabada 3-77)

South Africa win by 206 Runs

South Africa Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANStephen Cook (South Africa)



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