Sri Lanka need 260 runs to win on Day 5 of the first Test against the Proteas in Galle.
Dale Steyn has been named the leading cricketer in the world for 2013.
Faf du Plessis is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
The fast bowler pulled out of yesterday's warm up match because of a recurring hamstring strain.
South Africa put a sensational 231 run victory to level the Test series in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The Aussies were set 448 for victory after Graeme Smith declared on 270 for 5 before lunch.