Perera's unbeaten ton guides SL to a thrilling victory vs S. Africa in Durban Test
Feb.16 (CRICKETNMORE) - Kusal Perera scored a brilliant unbeaten century to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling one-wicket win over South Africa in the first test at Kingsmead on Saturday.
Chasing a target of 304, Sri Lanka were reduced to 226/9 at one point. But a last-wicket partnership of 78 between Perera and Vishwa Fernando helped the Islanders get past the finishing line.
South Africa (1st Innings) - 235 (Quinton de Kock 80; Vishwa Fernando 4-62)
Sri Lanka (1st Innings) - 191 (Kusal Perera 51; Dale Steyn 4-48)
South Africa (2nd Innings) - 259 (Faf du Plessis 90; Lasith Embuldeniya 5-66)
Sri Lanka (2nd Innings) - 304/9 (Kusal Perera 153*; Keshav Maharaj 3-71)