South Africa take series as Sri Lanka’s resistance fades – cricket

South Africa got revenge for defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in three days in their second and final tests Tuesday, beating the series 2-0 and a surprise defeat to Sri Lanka on the last tour. South Africa bowled Sri Lanka at 211 in their two innings at Wanderers, while the Proteas scored 67 points.

South Africa arrived there without losing the turnstile. Aiden Markram was 36 years old and Dean Elgar was 31 years old.

Sri Lankan hopes disappeared after a century when Captain Di Mus Karunaatna went out. Karunaratne led resistance in 2 innings with 103, but by that day it wasn’t even 5 overs and Sri Lanka, who sent off, scored 35 points in the last 6 weeks.

Face Bowler Lungi Ngidi finished with 4-44 in South Africa.

Sri Lanka started 150-4 days with Karunaratne (91), hoping to make South Africa a reasonably challenging goal in a difficult Johannesburg pitch for hitters.

Tourists couldn’t do that because Karunaratne fell early trying a full shot at fast bowler Anrich Nortje. He succeeded in repeating the catch for Wiaan Mulder. His overnight partner, Niroshan Dickwella, later became a four-ball out and Sri Lankan resistance disappeared.

South Africa’s running chase was relatively trouble-free.

Markram came out of the overs before lunch to catch Kusal Mendis’s slip, but the decision was overturned when the ball hit the ground as Mendis lowered the ball.

South Africa finished its first test series win in two years and was shocked by Sri Lanka, which lost 2-0 at home a month after defeating Pakistan in early 2019, which was the first Asian team to win the test series in the South. Has been. Africa.