Watch SL v SA 2nd test day 1 full HD highlights today from St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) Monday 2nd January 2017. These two teams came across each other 22 times in test cricket and South Africa has been dominant over these matches by winning 11 matches as compared to Sri Lanka winning only 4 matches in total of 22 matches. Sri Lanka is visiting South Africa 5th time and has never won a test match except only once in 2011/12 season. 1st test was South Africa’s 12th Test win against Srilanka.
Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl.
Sri Lanka team
FDM Karunaratne, JK Silva, WU Tharanga, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews*, LD Chandimal†, DM de Silva, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, N Pradeep, CBRLS Kumara.
South Africa team
SC Cook, D Elgar, HM Amla, JP Duminy, F du Plessis*, T Bavuma, Q de Kock†, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, KJ Abbott, K Rabada.
According to previous stats of Newlands, Cape Town pitch, Scoring good runs is not tough because South Africa scored 651 runs in an innings on this venue and it is the highest total of this ground so far. They scored 651 runs against Australia in 2009. In the beginning of 2016 England scored second highest total of the ground which is 629 with six wickets down.
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Match Timings: 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)
Now according to Sri Lanka’s previous match performance it looks like if their batsmen play good then their is a little bit of chance of their win otherwise South Africa will win this test because they are very strong in this ground. HM Amla is the third most runs scorer of the venue with 1208 runs in 15 matches, AB de Villiers scored 1117 runs in 17 matches but South African recent bowlers (from this tour squad) have not took any wickets yet.
SC Cook is the most runs scorer from this tour so far with 176 runs and he got Man of the match award in first test. Q de Kock scored 106 runs and third most runs scorer is again from South Africa team F du Plessis with 104 runs. It means Sri Lankan batsmen so much striggled in first test now in this match what will happen watch in highlights today.
The pitch looks likely to provide seam and bounce for most of the first two days, and the spinners will not hold out much hope for deterioration. The weather is forecast to be dry for the duration of the Test. Sri Lanka may think about changes in the No. 3 position, with Upul Tharanga and Dhananjaya de Silva thought to be capable of batting there. Dushmantha Chameera may also be rested for this match in favour of Lahiru Kumara. South Africa have already announced they will retain the same eleven, despite a strain to one of Quinton de Kock’s fingers.
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa – 2nd Test Highlights
Test no. 2244 | 2016/17 season
Played at Newlands, Cape Town
2,3,4,5,6 January 2017 (5-day match)
Umpires – Aleem Dar and RJ Tucker
TV umpire – BNJ Oxenford
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – BP Jele