COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka set South Africa a daunting 369 to win the second test after declaring its second innings on 229-8 late on the fourth day Sunday.
Kumar Sangakkara (72) and captain Angelo Mathews (63) made hasty half-centuries to increase Sri Lanka's lead and give them hope of levelling the two-match test series on a turning Sinhalese Sports Club pitch.
Sangakkara took 90 balls and hit three boundaries while sharing 81 runs for the fourth wicket with Mathews, who remained unbeaten on 63. Mathews faced 83 deliveries and hit two sixes and two boundaries.
Fast bowler Morne Morkel returned 4-45 while Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir picked up two wickets each.
Sri Lanka made 421 in the first innings and dismissed South Africa for 282.