Debutante Marchant de Lange's picks up seven wickets against Sri Lanka

Marchant de Lange took the important wicket of Thilan Samaraweera Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Durban: Dec 27, 2011

South African Test debutant Marchant de Lange finished the first innings with seven wickets as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 338 on the second day of the second Test against South Africa at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban.

The important wickets of opener Paranavitana, Sangakkara, Samaraweera and Mathews were taken by the 21-year-old from Tzaneen, Limpopo.

The right hand quickie has played for Easterns, Pretoria University, South Africa Academy, and Titans before making his debut for the national team.

He made his first-class debut for the Easterns in the 2010-11 season. Discovered by the Northerns Provincial Union, de Lange builds high hopes in former Test cricketer like Alan Donald.

Donald earlier had mentioned that the country s pace bowling lies in safe hands.

Previously, de Lange had picked up five wickets against Australians while playing for South Africa A team in November 2011.