Web Desk(July 14, 2018): South Africa was all out for 73 in their second innings, the worst for them in Sri Lanka. They were bundled out for 126 in the first innings on Friday, their previous lowest total in the island nation.
Perera followed up his first-innings figures of 4-46 with six for 32 in the second, his best bowling figures in tests, with veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath picking up three. Earlier, Sri Lanka was all out for 190 in their second innings, leaving South Africa a target of 352 on a surface providing a lot of turn for the spinners. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took 4-58 for the touring side.
Dimuth Karunaratne was awarded as the Player of the match. Recently South African captain AB de Villiers had insulted Sri Lanka recently in India saying that ‘Playing SL is like off-season’. He proceeded to say that ‘We never lose to them (SL).
The team who said ‘we never lose to SL’ gets its lowest score ever against any team in Test match cricket.