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Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 6:41
South Africa v Sri Lanka: Stephen Cook scores century as hosts take control
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South Africa opener Stephen Cook scored a career-best 117 as the home side dominated Sri Lanka to reach 351 for 5 on the 3rd day in Port Elizabeth.

Sri Lanka was bowled out early in the morning for 205, with seamer Vernon Philander finishing with 5 for 45.

Cook put on century partnerships with Dean Elgar 52 and Hashim Amla 48 as Sri Lanka's bowlers struggled.

Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis hit 42 and 41 not out respectively as South Africa closed with a 432 run lead.

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