[caption id="attachment_805739" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805739" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Duanne-Olivier-Kagiso-Rabada_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Duanne Olivier and Kagiso Rabada shared three wickets between themselves to reduce Sri Lanka to 60/3 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Three late strikes by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/south-africa">South Africa</a>'s fast bowlers on Thursday helped atone for a poor batting performance on the first day of the second Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka">Sri Lanka</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lanka were 60 for three at the close at St George's Park after bowling out South Africa for 222. (<a href="https://bit.ly/2U6bX8p" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow"><strong>SA v SL, 2nd Test: FOLLOW SCORES</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vishwa-fernando">Vishwa Fernando</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kasun-rajitha">Kasun Rajitha</a> both took three wickets as Sri Lanka followed up their surprise win in the first Test in Durban with a disciplined bowling performance on a slow but well-grassed pitch. <p></p> <p></p>Some of their good work was undone after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne gave the Sri Lankan innings a reasonable start, putting on 25 for the first wicket. <p></p> <p></p>Captain Karunaratne was caught behind off <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kagiso-rabada/">Kagiso Rabada</a> for 17 in the 12th over. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/duanne-olivier">Duanne Olivier</a> then bowled Oshada Fernando and had Kusal Mendis caught behind. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa, needing a win to share the series, made a poor start after winning the toss, losing three wickets with the total on 15, two of them off successive balls from Vishwa Fernando. <p></p> <p></p>They never recovered fully despite three half-century stands, two of which involved top-scorer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/quinton-de-kock">Quinton de Kock</a>, who made 86. <p></p> <p></p>Aiden Markram and captain Faf du Plessis put on 58 for the fourth wicket but it was 73 for four when captain Du Plessis was bowled by opposite number, part-time bowler Karunaratne, with the last ball before lunch. <p></p> <p></p>The hosts seemed to be recovering when Markram and De Kock put on 57 at almost a run a ball for the fifth wicket before Kasun Rajitha took three wickets in successive overs. <p></p> <p></p>Markram was leg before wicket for 60 and Rajitha followed up with the wickets of new cap Wiaan Mulder for nine and Keshav Maharaj for nought. <p></p> <p></p>The left-handed De Kock went to his third half-century of the series off 51 balls but was dropped on 55 when Dhananjaya de Silva could not hold a high chance at gully off Rajitha. <p></p> <p></p>De Kock and Rabada added 59 for the eighth wicket before De Kock, who was suffering from cramp, was bowled by off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva, who then had Rabada caught behind before Vishwa Fernando finished off the innings by having Olivier caught behind. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya injured his left thumb trying to take a sharp return catch from Rabada shortly before tea and did not return to the field. <p></p> <p></p>De Kock made his 86 off 87 balls with 12 fours. He was clearly struggling soon after reaching his half-century and needed treatment on the field. There was concern that he might have aggravated a groin injury which kept him out of a recent Twenty20 series against Pakistan but he kept wicket without any apparent discomfort and a team spokesman said he had been treated for cramp.