JP stands firm for Proteas

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iol spt july17 JP Gallo Images Jean-Paul Duminy scored 72 not out as South Africa reached 414-8 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Galle, Sri Lanka – Left-hander Jean-Paul Duminy produced a fluent knock of 72 not out to help South Africa reach 414-8 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Duminy had struck seven fours during his sixth half-century, building on Quinton de Kock's maiden fifty which ensured steady progress after South Africa resumed at the overnight 268-5.

At the break, Morne Morkel was the other not-out batsman on nine.

Earlier, wicketkeeper-batsman de Kock chipped in with a useful 51 off 90 balls with six fours to ensure there were no setbacks for the visiting side.

For Sri Lanka, Suranga Lakmal and Dilruwan Perera have bagged three wickets each so far while captain Angelo Mathews picked up one in the second session. – Sapa-AP

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