STATUS OF TEST: On the third day of the first test, lightning struck several times, off and on the pitch. On it, Vernon Philander produced a world-class 5-45 to give South Africa an 81-run cushion as Sri Lanka crashed to 205 all out. South Africa's openers, led by the in-form Stephen Cook, set a platform for the pyrotechnics that followed. Cook hammered 117, Dean Elgar struck 52 and Hashim Amla produced an aesthetically pleasing 48 to signal his return to form. South Africa will resume on 351 for five on Thursday, an overall lead of 432.