South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka chase history in second Test

0:38                                            Kusal Perera hit the winning runs to secure an incredible one-wicket win for Sri Lanka over South Africa in the first T

0:38 Kusal Perera hit the winning runs to secure an incredible one-wicket win for Sri Lanka over South Africa in the first T

Olivier's theory about Sri Lanka playing their shots was certainly true in Kusal's case as, in a moment of madness while still on 0, he tried to ramp an Olivier bouncer and only succeeded in giving wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock an easy catch.

Paceman Cummins has jumped up from second place after Rabada - who has also slipped behind James Anderson and down to third - managed only three wickets in South Africa's stunning defeat to Sri Lanka in Durban.

In effect, South Africa are likely to have a change of strategy after going into the Durban match with a four-pronged pace attack as well as spinner Keshav Maharaj.

The talented Theunis de Bruyn has collected nine Tests in nearly three years - and will gather a 10th if preferred to the uncapped Wiaan Mulder or fellow batsman Zubayr Hamza.

"It was a superman effort", said Du Plessis. South Africa, who were without opening bowler Vernon Philander because of a strained left hamstring, struggled for the next two hours as Perera and De Silva brought the target down to single figures.

Cyclone Oma first to close in on Brisbane in nearly 30 years
Gale force winds were expected to develop along exposed coastal areas of southern Queensland during Friday well ahead of Oma. Experts have issued warnings for high winds and risky swell coinciding with king tides along the east coast from Thursday.

Cummins is the third bowler, after McGrath and Johnson, to win the award in the past two decades.

It was a piece of individual brilliance and leaves Sri Lanka with the opportunity to claim a first ever Test series victory in South Africa, something their sub-continent rivals India and Pakistan have yet to achieve. The 25-year-old Dananjaya has played five Tests since making his debut against Bangladesh in February last year.

Kagiso Rabada, who had a poor first Test against Sri Lanka, will be returning to the ground where he took 11 wickets against Australia.

For South Africa, captain Faf du Plessis is among the top 10 batsmen for the first time in his career after scores of 35 and 90 helped him gain seven slots to reach join-10th position along with his counterpart Dimuth Karunaratne.

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