Stephen Cook hit a century as South Africa took control on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park on Wednesday.
South Africa were 351 for five at the close, an overall lead of 432 on a ground where no team has successfully chased more than 271 in the fourth innings.
Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)
With that, we come to the end of our coverage of this game. Sri Lanka competed initially but didn’t have the quality to stretch South Africa deep. Let’s hope the visitors can show better fight in the next Test that begins in Cape Town on 2nd January 2017 from 1330 IST onwards. Do join us for that one. Cheers and have a great New Year weekend!
STEPHEN COOK (MAN OF THE MATCH) feels it’s good to return to form and says that he wants to capitalize as much as possible on this purple patch. Says that he sticks to his work ethics every day regardless of whether South Africa are batting or not. Hopes to keep his form going forward.