By winning the Test series Sri Lanka in South Africa, it becomes first Asian country to do this. Sri Lanka creates history in South Africa in second test,Port Elizabeth,winning by 8 wickets. They beat the host team by 2-0.
After the historic win in the 1st test, Sri Lanka went to play the second test match with positive mind. In the second test match sri lankan bowlers bowled well and they all out the host for only 222 runs. Only 4 batsmen scored two digit numbers. Aiden Markram(60), Q de Cock(86), Du Plessis(25) and Kagiso Rabada(22), remaining batsmen failed to score runs. In Sri Lanka, Feranado(3 for 62) and Rajitha(3 for 67) bowled extremely well and restricted the host for low score.
Sri Lanka went into bat in first innings to get a good lead. But the batsmen again failed to score runs. They all out only for 154 runs in just 37.4 overs. As in the first test match, the batsmen in the second match also they not played well to get lead. Only Dickwella scored 42 runs. Kusal Perera and Thirimanne scored 20’s. All the other batsmen not able to make runs to get a good score for team. Kasgiso Rabada (4 for 38) and Olivier (3 for 61) both given a lead of 68 runs for their team.
South Africa all out for 128 in 2nd Innings
In second innings South Africa scored only just 128 runs in 44.3 runs. Du Plessis(50 Not Out) and Hashim Amla(32) only scored in the second innings and others failed runs. And not able to get the 68 runs lead into a big score. In Srilanka bowlers Lakmal(4 for 39) and De Silva(3 for 36) both performed well. And they not given chance to host to make a big score. The Host put a target of 197 runs infornt of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Chase down the target of 197.
Chasing the target of 197 runs Sri Lanka lost 2 quick wickets only for 34 runs. And they end the 2nd day with lose of two wickets only. 3rd day 1st session Oshada Fernando(75) and Kusal Mendis(84) both not given any chance to host bowlers. And not even given their wicket away and given a good partnership of 163 runs. These two batsmen standard firmly and faced the host bowlers confidently. And made their team to get the target of 197.
After winning the 2nd test Sri Lanka creates history in South Africa by 2-0 test series win. Its a totally good performance from the bowlers and batsmen. This history win give’s them a positive approach and confident level of the whole team for the World Cup.
Man of the Series : Kusal Perera
Man of the Match : Kusal Mendis