Lakmal takes first Test wicket of 2017
 
, Posted on 03-Jan-2017


Lakmal takes first Test wicket of 2017

Cape Town : Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal had the honour of claiming the firstTest wicket of 2017 when he dismissed South Africa opener Stephen Cook in the first over of the second Test on Monday.

Bowling on a grassy pitch and under an overcast sky, the 29-year-old right-armer enticed Cook to edge behind to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal off just the fourth ball at Newlands.

Cook had made 59 and 117 in the first Test at Port Elizabeth which South Africa won by 206 runs.

Fellow opener Dean Elgar hit the first Test runs of the new year when the left-hander pushed for three through the covers.

 

AFP


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