Sri Lanka hit back on day one against South Africa

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad on January 18, 2014
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Sri Lanka fight back against South Africa on day one of the first Test in Galle.

Sri Lanka have hit back at the close of play on day one of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

The tourists were in control during the opening two sessions of the day, reaching 194-1 at tea.

However, four further wickets fell in the evening to leave South Africa on 268-5.

Dean Elgar was the first to go when he was dismissed by Suranga Lakmal for 103, adding just one run to his total after tea.

Hashim Amla (11) then fell to Rangana Herath before Faf du Plessis (80) was bowled by Dilruwan Perera.

The final South African wicket to fall was that of AB de Villiers, who was sent back to the pavilion for 21 off the bowling of Lakmal.

Quinton de Kock (17) and Dale Steyn (0) will resume out in the middle when play continues on Thursday.

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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