[caption id="attachment_805575" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805575" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Vishwa-Fernando_AFP-2.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="447" /> Vishwa Fernando, who took eight wickets in Sri Lanka's surprise one-wicket win in the first Test in Durban, started South Africa's slide when he took two wickets in two balls in his third over. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> made an inspired start as they claimed three wickets in the space of seven balls on the first morning of the second Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>They completed an excellent morning at St George's Park when captain Dimuth Karunaratne bowled opposite number <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/faf-du-plessis">Faf du Plessis</a> to reduce South Africa to 73 for four at lunch. (<a href="https://bit.ly/2U6bX8p"><strong>SA v SL, 2nd Test: FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p>The hosts lost their first three wickets with the total on 15 after Du Plessis won the toss and decided to bat. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vishwa-fernando">Vishwa Fernando</a>, who took eight wickets in Sri Lanka's surprise one-wicket win in the first Test in Durban, started South Africa's slide when he took two wickets in two balls in his third over. <p></p> <p></p>The left-armer bowled Dean Elgar for six. After setting up Elgar with a series of balls which swung away from the left-hander, Fernando bowled a delivery which straightened and knocked back the off stump. <p></p> <p></p>Fernando then bowled Hashim Amla first ball with a full delivery which swung into the right-hander. <p></p> <p></p>Temba Bavuma survived the hat-trick, but was out without scoring in the next over when he was needlessly run out, backing up too far when Markram played Suranga Lakmal to mid-on where Kasun Rajitha picked up and broke the wicket at the bowler's end with a direct hit. <p></p> <p></p>With South Africa needing to win to square the two-match series, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/aiden-markram">Aiden Markram</a> and Du Plessis batted cautiously, putting on 58 for the fourth wicket before part-time bowler Karunaratne brought himself on to bowl an over of medium-pace. He produced a perfect yorker with his fifth ball to bowl Du Plessis for 25. It was Karunaratne's second wicket in 60 Tests. <p></p> <p></p>Markram was unbeaten on 37. <p></p> <p></p>In the only change from the teams that played in Durban, South Africa picked debutant <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/wiaan-mulder/news/">Wiaan Mulder</a> as a batting all-rounder in place of injured opening bowler Vernon Philander.