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Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 5

South African team bowled well in the first innings of the Test match © AFP
South African team bowled well in the first innings of the Test match © AFP

Jul 20, 2014

Sri Lanka ended the fourth day of the first Test match against South Africa at 110 for the loss of one wicket. They need 260 more runs to win the match.  The track at Galle is offering sharp turn and that should make the final day an interesting one.  Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s best batsman can again turn out to be a thorn in the flesh of opposition ranks. He has already made a half-century in the second innings and is looking in fine touch. Catch the Live Scorecard of the match here

For South Africa, Hashim Amla will be hoping for Imran Tahir, his key spinner to take a few wickets. He hasn’t been up to the mark in the first Test match. JP Duminy too can bowl well on a deck that if offering turn. Even Dale Steyn who took five wickets in the first innings will be expected to come good in the second innings. South African spearhead, Steyn has certainly been in fien form in this Test match. Catch the Live Blog of the match here 

Amla, the skipper of South Africa though, has a challenge on his hands, as Sri Lanka are batting well. Actually, he made a bold declaration at 206 for the loss of six wickets. It meant that Sri Lanka had to chase down 370 runs. South Africa have dominated the Test match, but it is crunch time now and they have to seize the initiative by taking a slew of wickets at the start of the final day.

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