Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal claimed the first Test wicket of 2017 when he dismissed South Africa opener Stephen Cook in the first over of the second Test on Monday.
Cook caught out for early duck
Bowling on a grassy pitch and under an overcast sky, the 29-year-old right-armer enticed Cook to edge behind to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal off just the fourth ball at Newlands.
Cook had made 59 and 117 in the first Test at Port Elizabeth which South Africa won by 206 runs, but on this occasion returned to the pavilion with zero.
Wicket first up for Sri Lanka. Lakmal strikes, seeing the end of Cook without scoring. SA 3/1 #SAvSL— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 2 January 2017
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