Cape Town - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl in the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban on Wednesday.
SCORECARD: Proteas v Sri Lanka, Day 1
South Africa opted for a five-man bowling attack, adding left-arm
spinner Keshav Maharaj to the four-pronged pace attack that dominated
the last two Tests against Pakistan recently, with batsman Theunis de
Bruyn making way for the extra bowler.
Dimuth Karunaratne, captaining Sri Lanka for the first time, said he
believed conditions would help his bowlers at the start of the match.
"There is quite a bit of grass and a bit of moisture in the surface. We want to get the maximum out of it."
Sri Lanka included two new caps in batsman Oshada Fernando and left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.
"The four seamers are so much of an X-factor," said South African captain Faf du Plessis.
The match was due to start in hot, sunny conditions but rain is likely later in the day.
Faf du Plessis (captain), Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram,
Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Vernon Philander,
Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier.
Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis,
Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Oshada Fernando, Lahiru
Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIN)