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Friday, 30 December 2016 - 9:53
Loose dismissals harm Sri Lanka in 488 chase
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A succession of soft dismissals left Sri Lanka in danger of a big defeat in the first Test despite their batsmen, almost without exception, looking comfortable at the crease in their pursuit of 488.

No team has successfully chased more than 418 to win a Test match, but Sri Lanka suggested they were capable of giving South Africa a serious scare only to gift away four of the five wickets they lost on day four.

Angelo Mathews, who witnessed two of these gifted wickets from the non-striker's end, was batting on 58 at stumps, and with him was Dhananjaya de Silva on 9.

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