South Africa Reach 194-1 At Tea

Dean Elgar was unbeaten on 102 and Faf du Plessis was on 57.

The second and final Test will be in Colombo from July 24-28.

The wicket of Elgar's opening partner Alviro Petersen was the only success Sri Lanka had in the two sessions where they had used all of their bowlers.

Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera gave Sri Lanka the initial breakthrough by trapping Petersen lbw on the back foot for 34, a decision confirmed after an unsuccessful review by the batsman.

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