The South African quickies got the better of the Sri Lankan tail, restricting them to 205 before extending the lead by 120 runs as lightning stopped play on day three of the 1st Test between the two teams at Port Elizabeth.
The South Africans were 39 for the loss on none at the end of 11 overs.
Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook made it look pretty easy even under conditions that favored seam bowling. The Sri Lankan fast bowlers found very less swing and lateral movement in the early overs.
If the rain stops, play will resume after an early lunch. Sri Lanka will look to get a few wickets to remain in the game. However, they will find it pretty tough to save the test from here unless something dramatic happens in the middle.