Sri Lanka, driven by a century from Lahiru Thirimanne, fought hard in their second innings and had England in trouble with just 74 runs needed victory.
Jonny Bairstow was full of praise for England’s new batting consultant Jacques Kallis.
SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE rates the Proteas players in the Sri Lanka series.
The Proteas finished with a 145-run first-innings lead after Vishwa Fernando sizzled at the Wanderers.
Sri Lanka bowled as well as they have the entire series to pick up four wickets in the morning session and get themselves back into the second Test against South Africa.
The Proteas made light work of an injury-hit Sri Lanka on day four, easing to an innings and 45-run victory.
Wiaan Mulder excelled in the first session of play, taking two wickets to help the Proteas edge closer to victory.
Faf du Plessis’ 199 was a good innings but not a special one, writes SA Cricket magazine editor Ryan Vrede.
Dhananjaya de Silva has sustained a thigh injury that has forced him out of the Test and tour.
The Proteas’ bowlers lack of Test caps shouldn’t account for their inability to achieve the base expectation for a Test player, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas will not kneel but will raise a fist in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The Proteas have returned no new COVID-19 positive cases upon their entry into the bio-secure bubble in Pretoria.
Cricket South Africa has included three more players to the Proteas squad ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka.
The Proteas run the risk of having to select a clutch of new players for their first Test against Sri Lanka, following the latest round of domestic four day fixtures being ravaged by Covid-19 positive tests.
The fallout of the cancelled England tour is being felt in significant ways, the latest being Sri Lanka pondering the wisdom of coming to South Africa amid concerns over bio-bubble integrity.