South Africa Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 4

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Match Basics
2nd Test Match – Day 4: South Africa Vs Sri Lanka
Date: 23rd July, 2018
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club Groung, Colombo
Umpires: Rod Tucker, Nigel Llong
Toss won by: Sri Lanka, elected to bat first.
Scorecard Summary
Sri Lanka’s 1st innings: 338 all out (104.1 Overs, RR: 3.24)
South Africa’s 1st Innings: 124 all out (34.5 Overs, RR: 3.55)
Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings: 275/5d (81 Overs, RR: 3.39)
South Africa’s 2nd Innings: 290 all out (86.5 Overs, RR: 3.33)
Performers (Day 4):
Batting: De Bruyn 101 off 232 balls, T Bavuma 63 off 98 balls.
Bowling: Rangana Herath 6/98 in 32.5 overs, Dilruwan Perera 2/90 in 30 overs, Akila Dananjaya 2/67 in 19 overs.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 199 runs

Man of the Match: Dimuth Karunaratne
Highlights & Analysis
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka: South Africa 2nd Innings(continued)

  • With 351 runs to win this test and 5 wickets in hand, South Africa resumed play, relying solely on De Bruyn and Bavuma.
  • For Sri Lanka, Herath and Perera began to bowl from each end respectively.
  • The batting pair defied the spinners and brought up the fifty run partnership between them. During this stand, De Bruyn reached his half century.

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  • Sri Lanka brought Akila Dananjaya into the attack and after some time the Sri Lankan captain, Lakmal also joined him from the other end.
  • However, the pair’s resistance continued as Bavuma also reached his half century nad subsequently, the century stand came up.

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  • This partnership went on to 123 runs after which Herath struck and got the wicket of Bavuma.

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  • Quinton De Kock joined De Bruyn. The wicket keeper could only last one over as Herath took his wicket and lunch was called on Day 4 of this test.

  • Post lunch, Rabada joined De Bruyn. 10 runs later, the new ball was taken by Sri Lanka.
  • The batting pair added 30 more runs to the total as De Buryn reached his maiden century with a boundary.
  • However, he lost his wicket in the same over to Rangana Herath who completed his 34th five wicket hauls.

  • The next two wickets fell in consecutive overs. First, Rabada gave his wicket to Perera followed by Herath who claimed the wicket of Steyn to win the match and series for Sri Lanka.

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South Africa Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test Day 3: Spinners Rattle The Proteas Batsmen

This is the end of South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Test Series. Keep visiting allsportpk for more cricketing updates.

Sri Lanka South Africa

A Dananjaya

AD Mathews

ARS Silva

BKG Mendis

DM de Silva

FDM Karunaratne

HMRKB Herath

MD Gunathilaka

MDK Perera

N Dickwella (Wkt.)

RAS Lakmal (Capt.)

AK Markram

D Elgar

DW Steyn

F du Plessis (Capt.)

HM Amla

K Rabada

KA Maharaj

L Ngidi

Q de Kock (Wkt.)

T Bavuma

TB de Bruyn

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