Sri Lanka Vs South Africa Live Score (TEST)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs
South Africa 290/10 (86.5 ov) R/R 3.35 | Match Ended
- Lungi Ngidi 4,
- Dale Steyn 6
this over :
|Lungi Ngidi||not out||4||4||1||0|
10 ( 1.3 ) R/R:6.66
Lungi Ngidi 4(4)
Dale Steyn 6(5)
Last Wicket 290/10 (86.5 over)
Dale Steyn 6 (6) S.R (100.00)
c Danushka Gunathilaka b Rangana Herath
- So that's it from us! We come to the end of an emphatic and dominating series win over the 2nd best Test side in the world. This will surely make a statement, providing plenty of positives and contrastingly, a lot to work on for the touring side. Life was never going to be easy for them post AB de Villiers, and they're not realizing just how difficult that's going to be. Back to the drawing board for the Saffers. Anywho, we bid you farewell. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We hope you will join us for future matches. Adios!
- Suranga Lakmal the Sri Lankan skipper says that they worked hard for this and this is all the result of hard work. On the way their spinners bowled in this series he says that they have the best spinners in the world and that's the reason for it. On his captaincy he says that it was a team effort and he didn't have to do much.
- Faf du Plessis, the South African skipper says that he is happy with how the guys played. He praises de Bruyn and says that it was possible to score runs in the game. Credits the Sri Lankan team for the way they played their cricket. Adds saying that they have taken a lot of positives from the series like Maharaj's 9-fer and de Bruyn's innings. On the second spinner he reckons that he should have played the second spinner after seeing the way the ball was turning. Suggest that it is helpful in these sub continent pitches to put on a fight. Ends by saying that he takes learning from things like this.
- Man of the Match and series, Dimuth Karunaratne on his batting says that, it was easier to bat at the start to bat as the ball comes nicely to the bat but once it becomes dry the ball spins. On playing spin he says that he stuck to his basics by rotating strike and waiting for the lose balls. Ends by saying that they take one series at a time and will look forward to their next against England.
- Herath who is up for an interview says that he is very pleased winning the game and the series against the number 2 side. Suggest that he is happy to play on any ground and not only SSC and Galle. Reckons that it is easier to bowl with the hard ball as it gives you assistance and the spinners bowled very well during the entire series. About his retirement he says that he knows about it but will look play the next Test series against India.
- De Bruyn and Bavuma put up a gritty century stand, providing a sturdy resistance and even, to some extent, reviving the Proteas' hopes of possibly getting something out of this. But Rangana Herath came to the fore again, like he has so many times and broke that stand, which basically opened the floodgates. The others chipped in and wrapped things up. The veteran finished with 6 wickets. A resounding victory for the hosts. A special mention for de Bruyn though, he was the best batsman in the ranks. Was grinding it out there, looked assured, showed the others how it's done as he went on to score his maiden Test ton.
- Now, with already a healthy lead, the Suranga Lakmal-led men piled on the pressure with the openers once again getting the job done, and then Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva contributed well, with the former scoring a much-needed fifty. A daunting target of 490 was set, one which could be considered as a winning one. The Islanders once again wreaked havoc, with the spinners showing their magic yet again. Almost everyone was knocked over, till Theunis de Bruyn and Temba Bavuma joined forces.
- Sri Lanka followed up their good show with the bat when they came out with the ball. The spin trio dismantled the South African batting order and cleaned them right up in no time. Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock were the only ones to put up any kind of a fight, but alas cricket is a 11-man sport for a reason. Need everyone to do their part.
- Another dominating performance from the hosts has seen them cleansweep South Africa 2-0. It was all Sri Lanka the moment this match started. Actually, you could argue, the match swung in the home side's favour when the Proteas decided to go with just one spinner. Suranga Lakmal won the toss and his team has dominated from that point itself. The openers set the tone, then the middle order and even the tail followed suit. Keshav Maharaj sent a spinning wave that crashed them down with 9 wickets, but despite that, the hosts put up a massive first innings total.
- 86.5 OUT! And that seals it! The job is done and SRI LANKA WIN THIS GAME BY 199 RUNS! Steyn jumps out of the crease and looks to go big again. Gets a big, big top edge which skies high in the sky, towards long on. Gunathilaka settles himself under it and ensures Herath finishes with a 6-fer. Handshakes all around, smiles and fist pumps everywhere. A good performance from the Lankans.
- 86.4 Muted appeal, but there's bat involved. Full and straight, the ball raps Steyn on the front pad but not before taking the inside edge. Steyn survives to fight another day.
- 86.3 Fuller and on the stumps, blocked with the full face of the bat.
- 86.2 Quite slow through the air, around off, turns away as Steyn lets it go.
- 86.1 SIX! The tailenders are going to enjoy themselves. Might as well. Tossed up around off, Steyn jumps out of his crease and lofts it high in the air. Gets enough on it to clear the long off boundary for a maximum.
- 85.6 FOUR! That's a shot a top order batsman would be proud of. Picks up the length early and lofts this over mid-wicket for a boundary. 284/9