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South Africa win first Test vs Sri Lanka

Associated Press logo Associated Press 29/12/2016

South Africa took the last five wickets in the first 14 overs of the final day to beat Sri Lanka by 206 runs in the first Test at Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Kyle Abbott removed Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews for 59 in the third over of the morning to begin the slide as the tourists were dismissed for 281.

Kagiso Rabada had 3-77, Abbott 2-38 and Keshav Maharaj 3-86 for South Africa, who ended 2016 on course for a third straight series win and on the way back up after losing their No.1 ranking at the start of the year.

South Africa's victory was set up by their 6 (dec)-406 in their second innings, with 117 from Stephen Cook and half-centuries by Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar.

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