Colombo: Hashim Amla faced a stern test of character in his first series as captain after South Africa lost three key wickets against a determined Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test Friday. (Scorecard)
Amla, 31, dug in with a painstaking 46 off 134 balls as South Africa trailed the hosts by 323 runs with seven wickets in hand on the second day of the Test at the SSC ground in Colombo.
At stumps, South Africa were 98-3 with AB de Villiers (11) being the other not out batsman at the crease. (Jayawardene Hundred Steers Sri Lanka)