Faf du Plessis falls on 199 but South Africa in control against Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka 396 and 65-2; South Africa 621
  • Former captain out for career-best 199 at Centurion

Faf du Plessis fell agonisingly short of a memorable double hundred but a career-best 199 put South Africa in commamnd after day three of the first Test against an injury-plagued Sri Lanka.

After Temba Bavuma departed in bizarre circumstances for 71, walking after a caught behind appeal even though replays indicated he had made no contact with the ball, Du Plessis moved serenely to his 10th Test hundred.

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