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Sth Africa recover in 3rd Sri Lanka Test

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/01/2017

JP Duminy led South Africa's recovery after two quick wickets had put the team on the back foot on Thursday's first day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers.

Openers Stephen Cook (10) and Dean Elgar (27) were dismissed in consecutive overs as South Africa fell to 2-45 after winning the toss and electing to bat. Duminy's brisk 23 guided the home side to lunch at 2-79.

Duminy's confident start also provided breathing room for Hashim Amla as he made a streaky start to his innings in his 100th Test.

Amla reached lunch unbeaten on six after being dropped in the final over of the session.

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