Sri Lanka on Monday finished a 2-0 Test breadth of South Africa to record their first series prevail upon the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked destruction with six wickets.
The guests were all out for 290 in the second session of day four in Colombo, 200 runs shy of their very impossible winning target of 490 on a completely dry wicket.
It was South Africa’s first Test whitewash since they went down in the island country 2-0 out of a two-match series very nearly 12 years back.
Sri Lanka had wrapped up the 1st Test in Galle inside three days, lessening South Africa to 73 in the second innings – their lowest Test total since readmission to international cricket.
“Directly through the series we didn’t have that capacity to score partnership. I think we just had three partnerships of 50 or more the entire series,” Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s despondent captain, said Monday.
“Be that as it may, by and by you need to offer credit to the resistance. They could put us under strain for significant lots of time and hence we committed a considerable measure of errors,” he said.
“Looking back I think we certainly would have played a second spinner. Our reasoning was on this surface the ball would invert (swing) yet there was zero turn around swing this innings.”
In the second Test, Sri Lanka scored 338 in their first innings and South Africa could just react with 124 as adaptable off-spinner Akila Dananjaya made roughage, taking five wickets.
The hosts at that point scored 275 for five preceding pronouncing part of the way through the evening session on day three, setting the guests an exceedingly unlikely triumph target.
They were at that point five wickets down for 139 at stumps on Sunday, with Dananjaya rejecting du Plessis for seven and Herath getting Hashim Amla for six.
The wickets fell in spite of a comic drama of mistakes from Sri Lanka, who dropped two gets, squandered both their audits – on progressive balls – and could have had Dean Elgar out twice in advance had Perera not violated.
Theunis de Bruyn and Temba Bavuma kept the spinners under control for the vast majority of the 1st session on Monday, putting on a valiant 6th wicket remain of 123.
Their partnerships was South Africa’s best ever in a fourth innings in Asia, and was by a separation their greatest of the series, the past best having been worth just 64.
De Bruyn was particularly noteworthy, clearing prudently and defending persistently on an extreme surface, while Bavuma was likewise skilled at picking holes on the leg side and pivoting the strike.
Bavuma’s opposition finished soon after he was gotten behind off left arm spinner Herath for 63. He likewise had wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock lbw for eight on the stroke of lunch
After lunch de Bruyn recorded his maiden century – South Africa’s solitary one of the series – yet was knocked down some pins by Herath for 101.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will rejoice because of this triumph, as it came without their normal skipper and center request batsman Dinesh Chandimal, who was suspended after a ball altering outrage.
The house side’s coach Chandika Hathurusingha was additionally not permitted to be in the group dressing room during match days in the wake of being endorsed over a similar occurrence.