After losing the ODI series by 2-1 to South Africa, Sri Lanka is looking forward to win the first test match starting Jul 16, 2014.
The match taking place at Galle International Stadium, Galle is part of the 2 Tests and 3 ODI series between the two nations.
South Africa won the toss and batted first. At the end of the 1st days play, the score was 268 for 5 wickets.
While South Africa are looking forward for a win after their home loss to Australia, Sri Lanka is looking forward to repeat their England success.
The hosts will be looking to target the South African test captain Hashim Amla as he looked in great form, scoring two centuries in two ODIs.
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South African team has Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis at fourth, AB de Villiers ( suffering from a tight hamstring after 3rd ODI match), Jean-Paul Duminy and wicket keeper – Quinton de Kock. Bowling is led by Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, and Vernon Philander. The rest of the team has options of playing Kyle Abbott, Dane Piedt, Wayne Parnell or Stiaan van Zyl.
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Host Sri Lankan team squad has Dimuth Karunaratne, captain – Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva along with Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
The playing XI include Lahiru Thirimanne, wicket keeper- Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Shaminda Eranga. Others like Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welegedara, Kithuruwan Vithanage and Dilruwan Perera have the option of being picked up.
The weather has been predicted to be rainy which may force a draw.