South Africa clinches series as Sri Lanka loses six wickets for 35 runs


South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets inside three days within the second and last Test on Tuesday to clinch the series 2-Zero and achieve some revenge for a shock loss to the Sri Lankans the final time they toured.

South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 211 in its second innings firstly of the day on the Wanderers, leaving the Proteas with a easy goal of 67 to win.

South Africa obtained there with out dropping a wicket. Aiden Markram was 36 not out and Dean Elgar 31 not out.

Sri Lanka’s hopes light when captain Dimuth Karunaratne was out quickly after making a century. Karunaratne led their resistance within the second innings along with his 103 however he went lower than 5 overs into the day, and along with his exit Sri Lanka misplaced its final six wickets for 35 runs.

Pace bowler Lungi Ngidi completed with 4-44 for South Africa.

Sri Lanka began the day 150-4, with Karunaratne on 91, and had hopes of setting South Africa a fairly difficult goal on a troublesome Johannesburg pitch for batsmen.

The vacationers weren’t ready to try this as Karunaratne fell early attempting a pull shot off quick bowler Anrich Nortje. He succeeded solely in looping a catch to Wiaan Mulder. His in a single day companion Niroshan Dickwella was out 4 balls later and Sri Lanka’s resistance light.

South Africa’s run chase was comparatively untroubled.

Markram was given out within the over earlier than lunch to a catch within the slips by Kusal Mendis however that call was overturned when video replays confirmed the ball touched the bottom as Mendis took it low down.

South Africa accomplished a primary Test series win in two years and since beating Pakistan in early 2019. A month later, they had been shocked to lose 2-Zero at residence to Sri Lanka, which turned the primary Asian crew to win a Test series in South Africa.


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