Sri Lanka would look to continue their domination whey they take on South Africa on Day three of the Colombo Test on Sunday.
The hosts ended the day with a lead of 365 runs with seven wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka ended Day 2 at 151 for 3 with openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne both slamming half-centuries. South African spinner Keshav Maharaj added to his 9-wicket first-innings haul by claiming two more wickets. But, Sri Lanka firmly wrested the initiative on Day two of the Test.
Although Maharaj claimed 9 for 129 in the first innings, Sri Lanka batted reasonably well to post 338 on the board. In response, South Africa again crumbled with the bat. They managed only 124 in response. Apart from Faf du Plessis’ 48, no one stood up to the challenge. Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera shared the spoils with nine wickets between themselves.