South Africa A take big lead against Sri Lanka on day two

By Staff Writers | July 1, 2012

Du Plessis brought up his eighth first-class century with 144 off 225 balls.Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis shared a third-wicket partnership of 292 runs to put South Africa A in total control on the second day of their four-day match against Sri Lanka A at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Sunday.

South Africa A finished the day on 425/6 with an overall lead of 255 runs, after they had dismissed Sri Lanka for 170 on the first day.

Elgar made 171 off 302 balls (19 fours) on his way to completing his 16th first-class century and Du Plessis brought up his eighth first-class century with 144 off 225 balls (12 fours and 2 sixers).

On the first day, Rory Kleinveldt and Wayne Parnell took 7 wickets between them in 29 overs and Sri Lanka were all out in 41 overs, which meant that Imran Tahir has not had a chance to bowl ahead of the Proteas’ tour of England.

© Island Cricket

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