Anrich Nortje`s six-wicket haul and Dean Elgar`s unbeaten 92-run knock helped South Africa end day one of the second Test at the top on Sunday at the Wanderers, Johannesburg.
South Africa bundled out Sri Lanka for 157 after being asked to bowl first. At stumps on day one, the Proteas finished at 148/1, trailing Sri Lanka by 9 runs. Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen are currently unbeaten on 92 and 40 respectively.
After bundling out Sri Lanka for 157, South Africa themselves failed to get a big opening stand as Aiden Markram (5) was sent back to the pavilion by Asitha Fernando. Van der Dussen then joined Elgar in the middle and the duo ensured that the side does not lose more wickets before the close of play on day one.
Earlier, opting to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start as the side lost its skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (2) in the 10th over of the innings and the left-handed batsman was sent back to the pavilion by Anrich Nortje.
Lahiru Thirimanne then…