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.
The Proteas’ opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram is, on paper, a solid partnership, with Elgar averaging 38.77 in Tests and Markram 43.80. However, their recent form has seen them box far below their potential, 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.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis speaks to the media at the end of a disappointing Test series against Sri Lanka that the Proteas lost 2-0.
The shock 2-0 home Test series defeat to an on song Sri Lanka has seen South Africa slip one place in the ICC’s Test rankings, down to third place behind New Zealand.
With the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka set to be decided on the third morning, the result could still go either way for two teams who have experienced opposing emotions during the match.
Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is the latest to join Sri Lanka’s list of injured players and is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.
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.
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.
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.