Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights 12-26-2016

Watch SA v SL 1st test day 1 full HD highlights today from St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) Monday 26th December 2016. South Africa team going in it’s top form in these days other side Sri Lanka team got some confidence from last Zim-tri series which have been won by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s last match which was warm-up match was played against South African Invitation XI at 18 to 20 Dec 2016 was a good match for Sri Lankans.

In that match Sri Lankans won the toss and batted first, they scored 373 runs in 98.5 overs all out in their first innings and Sri Lankans also bowled good and stopped their opponents at 289. N Pradeep bowled 1.5 overs and took three wickets, CBRLS Kumara took also three wickets and remaining four wickets were taken by AD Mathews and MDK Perera, two wickets were taken by each of them.

Sri Lankans scored 212 runs in their second innings with five wickets down in 47.1 overs and then time finished. Now according to their warm-up match performance they done so good job in both formats bowling/batting now see what will happen in their international match today in highlights.

Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

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Match Timings: 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

Sri Lanka team
JK Silva, FDM Karunaratne, MDKJ Perera, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews*, LD Chandimalā€ , DM de Silva, HMRKB Herath, PVD Chameera, RAS Lakmal, N Pradeep.
South Africa team
D Elgar, SC Cook, HM Amla, JP Duminy, F du Plessis*, T Bavuma, Q de Kockā€ , VD Philander, KJ Abbott, KA Maharaj, K Rabada.

Ground staff have left extra grass on this surface to prevent it from breaking up, but the Port Elizabeth winds may dry it out as the match goes on. There is a chance of showers on day two, but the weather is expected to be warm and fine otherwise.

Sri Lanka’s batting appears settled, but the make-up of their attack is more difficult to predict. Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath are sure to play. Dushmantha Chameera and Suranga Lakmal appear likeliest to join them, but Lahiru Kumara has also made a strong case for inclusion with three wickets in the tour match.

South Africa appear unlikely to spring any major surprises in their XI. Faf du Plessis has already confirmed three quicks and a spinner will play – Rabada, Abbott, Phlander and Keshav Maharaj most likely forming the attack.

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Sri Lanka tour of South Africa – 1st Test Highlights
Test no. 2243 | 2016/17 season
Played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
26,27,28,29,30 December 2016 (5-day match)

Umpires – Aleem Dar and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire – RJ Tucker
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – S George