Vernon Philander will miss the second and the final Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka which starts on February 21, 2019, at the St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.

Live updates:

South Africa 73/4

South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat.

The first day's play will start at 10:00 AM Local, 1:30 PM SLST.

The visitors are leading the two-match Test series 1-0 after clinching the first Test by one wicket in Durban last week. Another win for the visitors and the Proteas will see themselves facing a series loss at home.

SA v SL 2nd Test telecast

SuperSport will telecast SA v SL 2nd Test in South Africa. SuperSport Live will provide live streaming in South Africa. Sony Six and Sony Six HD will televise the second Test in India and it's subcontinent. SonyLiv will also stream the match live in Sri Lanka.

Read: Sky Sports, SonyLiv live streaming England vs West Indies 1st ODI at 15 GMT

Mulder likely to make his Test debut

South Africa made a bold move by opting to play five bowlers in the previous Test.

Vernon Philander has reportedly injured his hamstring and will not feature in this game. Wiaan Mulder is likely to replace Philander in the side. The Proteas have a must-win situation in front of them and this might force them to extend their batting by including Thenuis de Byrun or Zubayr Hamza in the XI.

Injury concern looming over Mendis

Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Dimuth Karunaratne could be tempted to play the same team for the second Test as they aim to win their maiden series in the rainbow nation.

According to the Cricbuzz report, Kusal Mendis suffered a slight injury during the practice session and there hasn't been a further update on his injury.

Even though there are chances of rain on a few days during the course of the match, but it won't be affecting the play.

According to Cricbuzz, the pitch will be on the slower side but the pacers would have enough to extract from on this wicket. Batting would get tougher as the game progresses and the track will have its own pace and bounce to work with.

Also read: GTV, Hotstar live cricket streaming Bangladesh vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at 3 AM IST

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