COLOMBO – IOL Sport's cricket scribe Zaahier Adams, who is following the action live in Colombo, shares his 'Plays of the day' after Friday's action:
Two’s a company
South Africa have great faith in their attack to take 20 wickets, and they genuinely believe the majority of it will be claimed by the pacemen. But selecting just one specialist spinner here at the SSC is virtual suicide.
Call me Usain!
Kagiso Rabada is a phenomenal athlete and he needed all those attributes to complete a magnificent catch outfield when he ran around before throwing himself forward to complete the dismissal with both hands.
When the selectors pick only one spinner, that spinner has an immense load to shoulder. Keshav Maharaj manfully accepted the challenge, bowling 25 overs on the trot, and in the process claiming four wickets.
The wait continues…
Dale Steyn started the day equal to Shaun Pollock as South Africa’s all-time Test wicket-taker. Unfortunately, it remained that way with Steyn finishing wicketless. He even had a second crack with the new ball in the final over of the day, but to no avail.
Radio killed the DJ!
Sri Lankan DJ’s are renowned for the style of music they play at the cricket, and even if it might seem strange to some, they do try and cater for everyone’s needs. Yesterday, the SSC playlist ranged from ABBA to Pitbull and even a bit of Michael Jackson.