South Africa make inroads before lunch in Galle

South Africa take three wickets to leave Sri Lanka on 104-3 at lunch on the third day of the first Test match in Galle.

Sri Lanka trail South Africa by 351 runs after they reached 104-3 at lunch on day three of the first Test match in Galle.

South Africa cricketer Dale Steyn celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on Ju© Getty Images

After starting the day on 30-0, the hosts soon lost their first wicket when Kaushal Silva was removed by Dale Steyn without adding to his overnight score of eight.

However, Kumar Sangakkara put on 59 runs for the second wicket with Upul Tharanga, who had eased to 65 with 12 fours, but the wicketkeeper fell for 24 to give South Africa plenty of encouragement before the interval.

It appeared as though Sri Lanka would make lunch without the loss of further wickets, but with the final ball of the session, Steyn trapped Mahela Jayawardene in front of his stumps to give South Africa the advantage.

JP Duminy of South Africa celebrates his 100 during day 2 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St Georges on February 21, 2014
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