GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) South Africa was set a target of 352 runs to win the first cricket test against Sri Lanka on the third day after the hosts were bowled out for 190 runs in their second innings Saturday.
Veteran Dale Steyn claimed his 421st wicket in test cricket to equal the South African record held by former great Shaun Pollock when he dismissed last man Lakshan Sandakan.
South Africa faced three overs before lunch and reached five for no loss.
Sri Lanka was bowled out 20 minutes before lunch. With a first-innings lead of 161 runs, it was feeling comfortable on a wicket that was offering assistance to spin bowlers.
The hosts resumed on 111 for four Saturday and slumped to 134 for seven with Kagiso Rabada playing a part in all three dismissals.
Overnight batsman Roshen Silva was dismissed for 13.
Coming in for the fifth over of his spell in the morning, the 23-year-old Rabada dismissed Niroshan Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera in the space of three deliveries. Dickwella was caught behind by Quinton De Kock while Perera was trapped leg before wicket after he offered no stroke to a delivery that cut back in. With Perera’s dismissal, Rabada completed 150 wickets in test cricket.