Dale Steyn and his fellow fast bowlers enabled SA to gain an advantage over Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday. Steyn took 4/48 as the Proteas took a first innings lead of 44. They stretched their lead to 170 by reaching 126/4 at the close. SA’s decision to pick five specialist bowlers meant that their advantage was some way short of being decisive, with Faf du Plessis (25 not out) and Quinton de Kock (15 not out) their last two recognised batsmen going into day three. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 191 and were unable to build on a good first day when their inexperienced bowlers surprised the South African batsmen, who could manage only 235 in their first innings. Steyn and Vernon Philander soon put their stamp on the game when Sri Lanka resumed at 49/1 on Thursday, taking three wickets in the first 10 overs of the morning. Kusal Perera played some bold and occasionally lucky strokes in making 51 off 63 balls for Sri Lanka and the hosts ...

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