Sri Lanka Emerging once again found themselves in a spot of bother at the end of the 2nd day’s play in the 2nd Unofficial Test against South Africa Emerging team in Pretoria. In reply to the 441 runs made by the hosts, Sri Lanka were 5-down for 217 runs.
Close of play on day-one – SA Emerging 321/4 (84)
Following a fruitless opening day, the tourists started off day 2 brilliantly – as their ace bowler, Lasith Embuldeniya dismissed Sinethemba Qeshile with the 2nd delivery of the 2nd over of the day.
The Proteas were soon reduced to 383/8 within the first hour of play courtesy Embuldeniya’s brilliance. Accounting for almost every South African wicket to fall, Embuldeniya’s 7 wickets also included the dangerous Raynard van Tonder, the Captain, for a well-made 137.
Sri Lanka once again lost control as number 8, Kyle Simmonds counter-attacked the Lankan bowling. He scored a quick-fire 73 off 57 deliveries including 8 boundaries and 3 sixes. The partnership between him and number 10 Thando Ntini, son of the famous Makhaya Ntini, helped their team near 450 as they added 58 runs in 8.4 overs – 52 balls.
A classy ton from Proteas skipper Raynard Van Tonder put the South Africa Emerging team ahead on day 1….
It was once again that man, Embuldeniya who stood up for Sri Lanka, breaking the partnership with Simmonds’ wicket – his 8th scalp. The final wicket followed soon after as Embuldeniya’s final figures read as 42-5-156-8 He bowled almost twice as many overs as the man who bowled 2nd most number of overs for the Sri Lankans.
The start for Sri Lanka with the bat was not ideal as NCC wicket-keeper Lahiru Udara, opening the batting, lost his wicket early. Pathum Nissanka after getting a good start was dimissed by Ntini before the same bowler sent back Captain Charith Asalanka for 18. Opener Minod Bhanuka who batted really well for his 56, was also dismissed in between to add to Sri Lanka’s woes.
With Sri Lanka struggling on 128/4 and trailing by a massive 313 runs, new-comers Pramod Maduwantha and Jehan Daniel batted for 33.4 long overs. Adding 89 stubborn runs, the duo certainly brought Sri Lanka hope of getting out of the shell they’ve been pushed into. However, Daniel’s dismissal in the final delivery of the day once again put the home team on top.
Sri Lanka will now depend a lot on Pramod who remained unbeaten on 47 at close. The batsman in next is all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne who will be followed by the bowlers, who are also quite good in handling the bat.
|Janneman Malan||b Jehan Daniel||35||38||5||0||92.11|
|Wandile Makwetu||c Minod Bhanuka b Lasith Embuldeniya||25||53||2||1||47.17|
|Raynard van Tonder||c Charith Asalanka b Lasith Embuldeniya||137||267||14||1||51.31|
|Jason Smith||b Lasith Embuldeniya||34||62||1||1||54.84|
|Matthew Breetzke||c Minod Bhanuka b Lasith Embuldeniya||13||27||0||0||48.15|
|Sinethemba Qeshile||c Charith Asalanka b Lasith Embuldeniya||87||89||9||2||97.75|
|Dayyaan Galiem||c Minod Bhanuka b Lasith Embuldeniya||8||16||2||0||50.00|
|Kyle Simmonds||c Hasitha Boyagoda b Lasith Embuldeniya||73||57||8||3||128.07|
|M Jansen||c Minod Bhanuka b Lasith Embuldeniya||3||19||0||0||15.79|
|Thando Ntini||not out||14||29||1||0||48.28|
|Tladi Bokako||run out (Pathum Nissanka)||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||12 (b 3 , lb 0 , nb 8, w 1, pen 0)|
|Total||441/10 (108.1 Overs, RR: 4.08)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-50 (13.1) Janneman Malan, 2-71 (17.2) Wandile Makwetu, 3-151 (41.5) Jason Smith, 4-173 (49.2) Matthew Breetzke, 5-326 (85.2) Sinethemba Qeshile, 6-342 (89.3) Dayyaan Galiem, 7-363 (93.4) Raynard van Tonder, 8-383 (99.2) M Jansen, 9-441 (107.6) Kyle Simmonds, 10-441 (108.1) Tladi Bokako,|
|Lahiru Udara||c Sinethemba Qeshile b M Jansen||8||14||2||0||57.14|
|Minod Bhanuka||c Sinethemba Qeshile b Thando Ntini||56||65||8||1||86.15|
|Pathum Nissanka||lbw b Thando Ntini||32||47||5||0||68.09|
|Charith Asalanka||c Raynard van Tonder b Thando Ntini||18||26||2||0||69.23|
|Promod Maduwantha||c Sinethemba Qeshile b Thando Ntini||111||236||9||0||47.03|
|Jehan Daniel||c Sinethemba Qeshile b M Jansen||36||100||5||0||36.00|
|Kalana Perera||c Jason Smith b Dayyaan Galiem||17||42||1||1||40.48|
|Chamika Karunarathne||c Wandile Makwetu b M Jansen||53||97||4||0||54.64|
|Mohamed Shiraz||c Jason Smith b M Jansen||23||50||3||0||46.00|
|Nishan Peiris||not out||4||8||1||0||50.00|
|Lasith Embuldeniya||c Raynard van Tonder b M Jansen||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||30 (b 12 , lb 4 , nb 11, w 3, pen 0)|
|Total||388/10 (112.5 Overs, RR: 3.44)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-13 (3.3) Lahiru Udara, 2-88 (19.2) Pathum Nissanka, 3-118 (23.4) Minod Bhanuka, 4-128 (25.6) Charith Asalanka, 5-217 (59.4) Jehan Daniel, 6-250 (74.3) Kalana Perera, 7-333 (99.2) Promod Maduwantha, 8-379 (110.1) Chamika Karunarathne, 9-388 (112.2) Mohamed Shiraz, 10-388 (112.5) Lasith Embuldeniya,|
|Janneman Malan||c Jehan Daniel b Kalana Perera||84||162||6||0||51.85|
|Wandile Makwetu||lbw b Lasith Embuldeniya||26||63||2||0||41.27|
|Raynard van Tonder||c Lahiru Udara b Lasith Embuldeniya||31||80||3||0||38.75|
|Jason Smith||c Lahiru Udara b Promod Maduwantha||62||130||3||3||47.69|
|Matthew Breetzke||not out||38||89||3||0||42.70|
|Sinethemba Qeshile||c Jehan Daniel b Promod Maduwantha||1||13||0||0||7.69|
|Dayyaan Galiem||not out||3||17||0||0||17.65|
|Extras||15 (b 1 , lb 0 , nb 14, w 0, pen 0)|
|Total||260/5 (90 Overs, RR: 2.89)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-46 (15.5) Wandile Makwetu, 2-129 (41.4) Raynard van Tonder, 3-185 (59.5) Janneman Malan, 4-245 (80.5) Jason Smith, 5-251 (84.5) Sinethemba Qeshile,|