South Africa first innings score limited to 235 runs.

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Sri Lanka arrived in South Africa a beleaguered team shorn of their first-choice bowling attack and light on experience in the middle order. South Africa, meanwhile, have their best pace bowling quartet in a generation to call upon, as well as the confidence of having just bested Pakistan across formats. But after the first day at Kingsmead, there was little to separate the two teams and, if anything, Sri Lanka are just ahead.
Sri Lanka showed much better performance under the new captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Sri Lanka restricted the strong South Africans for 235 in their first innings. Sri Lanka were 49 for 1 at the end of the first day’a play of the first test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa being played at Durban.

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