The Sri Lankan resistance lasted just 22 overs on day four as they were bowled out by the Proteas for 224, losing the second Test by 282 runs at Newlands.
The Proteas bowlers will be eyeing a day off on Friday and intend wrapping up the Sri Lankan innings in quick order on day four of the second Test at Newlands.
Kagiso Rabada is worried that Kyle Abbott may leave the Proteas to pursue a career as a Kolpak player with Hampshire.
Suranga Lakmal cracked Stephen Cook’s defence and piled pressure on Hashim Amla in one immaculate over to earn our Play of the Day.
The Proteas stand on the brink of taking the series against Sri Lanka, who battled to 130-4 chasing the impossible target of 507 on day three of the second Test at Newlands.
The Proteas continued to turn the screw on Sri Lanka, pushing on to 136 for four at lunch, a lead of 418, on day three of the second Test at Newlands.
There is not really much the Sri Lankans can do to save the second Test, so dominant has been the Proteas performance over the first two days at Newlands.
Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj struck on the stroke of tea to reduce Sri Lanka to 56-2 in pursuit of the Protea’s first-innings offering of 392.
Quinton de Kock secured his third Test hundred as the Proteas surged to 392 at lunch on day two against Sri Lanka at Newlands.
At 297-6, the Proteas have licence to push ahead aggressively against Sri Lanka on day two of the second Test at Newlands.
Mark Salter offers five points of discussion ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka, at Newlands.
With a short turnaround between Tests and an increased workload, the Proteas management are acutely conscious of monitoring their bowlers, says coach Russell Domingo.
Reaction from fans and greats of the game to South Africa’s amazing win in the second Test in Hobart.
Vernon Philander, hero of day one with his 10th career five-for says the Proteas have much to do before they can feel comfortable in the second Test at Hobart.
Jon Cardinelli reflects on the big moments that shaped day three of the Test at St George’s Park.