Lakmal rattles SouthAfrica batsman

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Suranga Lakmal take a bow! Career best figures of 4-62 and some interrogative bowling to help his side claw all the way back after finding themselves on the mat in the first session. A loud shout out to Rangana Herath as well. For someone who was touted to play a mere holding role in these conditions, he did manage with the help of the DRS to snare out two key wickets, especially that of Duminy, who seemed to be running away with the game. A day that has taken a 180-degree turn. From a situation where the hosts were bossing proceedings to a situation where the irritating visitors refused to accept their shortcomings and kept chipping in at times they were least expected to.

All the South African batsmen seemed very keen on doing all the hard work, seeing out the new ball, getting set at the crease and then when the time came for the feast, throwing it all away. But with a more than decent tail yet to come and an ever aggressive batsman in Quinton yet to be displaced, the match balances itself at the sharpest of knife edges. But there is no doubt which direction the momentum has been sucked. A big day coming up tomorrow.

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