Sri Lanka lost two wickets after taking a pounding from South African batsmen Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers on the second day of the third and final Test at Newlands yesterday. Sri Lanka were 149 for two at the close in reply to South Africa's 580 for four declared, a deficit of 431 runs.
Kallis made a career-best 224 and De Villiers hit an unbeaten 160 before the declaration. Sri Lankan captain Tillekeratne Dilshan hit a dashing 78 before he was caught at off Imran Tahir. Fellow opener Lahiru Thirimanne was earlier bowled by Morne Morkel for 23 as Sri Lanka set out on the massive task of playing themselves back into the match.