Dimuth Karunaratne’s century couldn’t stop South Africa from finishing a 2-0 collection win on the third day of the second Check in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa won by 10 wickets after Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 211 of their second innings. Set to make 67 runs to win, the hosts sealed their victory half an hour after lunch. Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan captain, made 103 after starting the day on 91. His dismissal began a collapse by which Sri Lanka misplaced their final six wickets for 35 runs.
Lungi Ngidi took 4 for 44 and fellow quick bowler Lutho Sipamla ripped by way of the tail to take three for 40.
Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella began brightly after Sri Lanka resumed on 150 for 4.
Karunatne went to a 123-ball century with two successive off-side boundaries off Anrich Nortje however an tried pull off the identical bowler looped off a prime edge to backward sq. leg.
Ngidi adopted up with the wicket of Dickwella within the subsequent over when a vanguard carried to mid-off and there was minimal resistance from the remainder of the batting.
Aiden Markram batted aggressively at first of the ultimate innings however escaped when he edged a free drive in opposition to Vishwa Fernando along with his rating on 14 within the final over earlier than lunch.
Kusal Mendis dived ahead from second slip and appeared to take a great catch however a tv evaluation confirmed he had taken the ball on the bounce.
Markram completed on 36 not out whereas Dean Elgar adopted up his 127 in the first innings with 31 not out.
Elgar made 253 runs within the collection and was solely dismissed twice.
It was South Africa’s first Check collection win since they defeated Pakistan 3-0 in South Africa in 2018/19.
A shock 2-0 residence defeat in opposition to Sri Lanka in the identical collection began a sequence of three successive collection losses.
South Africa will depart quickly for his or her first collection in Pakistan since 2007/08. The primary of two Checks begins in Karachi on January 26.
Sri Lanka will return residence on a chartered flight and go straight to Galle, the place they may play two Checks in opposition to England, beginning on January 14.
Sri Lanka have been hit exhausting by accidents in South Africa.
4 gamers have been injured in the course of the first Check and couldn’t play in Johannesburg, whereas main quick bowler Suranga Lakmal and opening batsman Oshada Fernando have been unable to play in both match due to accidents.
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