A few late wickets helped the Proteas stay in touch with Sri Lanka on their return to Test cricket for the first time in 11 months on Saturday. 

After a difficult year in which the coronavirus pandemic halted all sport, there was finally relief for South Africa’s cricketers when they faced the touring side on the opening day of the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion where Wiaan Mulder’s three wickets helped prevent the opposition from complete dominance. 

The all-rounder, playing his first Test match since debuting against the same opponent in Port Elizabeth in February 2019, claimed three for 68 in a disciplined performance as Sri Lanka reached stumps on an impressive 340 for six.

The team got there after a hugely impressive batting display by Dhananjaya de Silva (79 off 106 balls, 11 fours, 1 six) and Dinesh Chandimal (85 off 161 balls, 11 fours) – the pair sharing a…

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