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Maharaj claims South Africa's best figures since readmission

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Left-arm orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj claimed the best test innings figures by a South African bowler since the country’s readmission to international cricket in the second match against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club grounds on Saturday.

Maharaj finished with nine for 129 from 41.1 overs as Sri Lanka posted 338 runs in its first innings.

The 28-year-old, who claimed eight wickets on the first day’s play, dismissed Sri Lanka’s last man Rangana Herath on day two to establish the new record.

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