Dean Elgar hits Sri Lanka for half-century at lunch

Hashim Amla of South Africa celebrates reaching 100 runs during day four of the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth on February 23, 2014
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South Africa record figures of 111-1 over Sri Lanka in the first session of their opening Test, courtesy of Dean Elgar's half-century before lunch.

Dean Elgar registered a half-century as South Africa recorded figures of 111-1 in the first session of their opening Test with Sri Lanka in Galle this morning.

The left-hander took 62 from 91 balls as he and Faf du Plessis (14*) remain unbeaten at the crease at lunchtime in the first of a two-Test series.

Alviro Petersen, who partnered Elgar as the Proteas' opening batsmen, was the only casualty of the session having being dismissed by Dilruwan Perera after 34 runs.

Captaining his first game, Hashim Amla is next in line to take the crease as the skipper looks to mark his captaincy by guiding South Africa to a first Test win in Sri Lanka for 21 years.

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