South Africa v Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal restricts hosts with four wickets

Suranga Lakmal
Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal has never taken a five-wicket haul in Test cricket
First Test, Port Elizabeth (day one):
South Africa 267-6: Duminy 63, Cook 59, Lakmal 4-62
Sri Lanka: Yet to bat
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Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal took four wickets to restrict South Africa to 267-6 on the first day in Port Elizabeth.

Lakmal dismissed openers Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar in quick succession after their 104-run partnership gave the hosts a strong start.

JP Duminy's aggressive 63 steadied the innings before he was trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.

Lakmal then struck with the new ball as he had Faf du Plessis caught at slip.

Sri Lanka are searching for their first Test victory in South Africa since December 2011, where they won by 208 runs.

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