Sri Lanka 161-6 at tea in first South Africa Test

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 80 off 132 balls after the hosts lost four quick wickets.

Published: 12th July 2018 12:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 03:22 PM   |  A+A-

Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne plays shot as South Africa's Quinton de Kock watches during the first day's play of their first test cricket match in Galle. (Photo | AP)


GALLE: Sri Lanka were struggling at 161 for six when early tea was taken due to rain on day one of the first Test against South Africa in Galle on Thursday.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 80 off 132 balls after the hosts lost four quick wickets against an inspired South African bowling attack in the second session of play.

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada claimed three wickets and left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamshi took two after Sri Lanka elected to bat first at the start of the two-match series.

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