Sri Lanka became the first Asian team in history to win a series in South Africa by sealing a 2-0 whitewash victory over the Proteas with an eight-wicket win at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
Temba Bavuma is, sadly, destined to bear the scarlet letter Q around his neck until the end of his career, but if you care to look deeper at his statistics you will see that he is light years away from being ‘a quota player’, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis recorded an unbeaten half-century in a historic Test win over the Proteas in Port Elizabeth to earn Saturday’s Play of the Day award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
Pommie Mbangwa, Russell Arnold and Michael Holding analyse the second Test between the Proteas and Sri Lanka after the visitors clinched a historic whitewash over the Proteas to become the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.
Sri Lanka finished day two on 60-2 and needing 137 runs to win the second Test at St George’s Park after they skittled the Proteas for 128 runs. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
The Proteas were reduced to 91-5 as they took a 159-run lead into tea on day two of the second Test at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
The Proteas skittled Sri Lanka for 154 before extending their lead to 78 runs at the close of the first session on day two of the second Test at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
Sri Lankan pacers Vishwa Fernando and Kasun Rajitha devastated the South African batsmen for the second consecutive Test to share Thursday’s Turbo Bowler award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
Batsman Aiden Markram emerged understandably unfulfilled after South Africa slipped to 222 all out on day one of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
Sri Lanka skittled the Proteas for 222 runs and finished on 60-3 at the end of day one of the second Test at George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
South Africa should be in the throes of preparation for the World Cup, but are instead awkwardly obliging their commitment to a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Quinton de Kock scored his 17th half-century as the Proteas took a total of 185-7 into tea on day one at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
The Proteas suffered yet another top-order collapse as they went into lunch on 73-4 in Port Elizabeth. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
The Proteas won the toss and will bat first in the series decider against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
Captain Faf du Plessis is eager to exploit conditions that have traditionally been good for South Africa, when the second and final Test against Sri Lanka starts at St George’s Park on Thursday.