South Africa declare to set 488 target

Innings: Sri Lanka 205 and 0 for 0 need 488 to beat South Africa 286 and 406 for 6 dec (Cook 117, de Kock 69, du Plessis 67*, Elgar 52)
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Faf du Plessis was batting on 67 when he declared © AFP

Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock completed half-centuries and stretched their overnight sixth-wicket partnership to 129 before South Africa declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 488 to win the first Test in Port Elizabeth. The pair added 55 runs in the first 10.5 overs of the fourth morning, the declaration arriving when Rangana Herath dismissed de Kock for 69. De Kock was lbw, missing a sweep against a ball that was probably too full and too close to off stump to play the shot against safely.

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Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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