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Perera's unbeaten ton guides SL to a thrilling victory vs S. Africa in Durban Test

by Sahir Usman Feb 16, 2019 • 20:40 PM

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.

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Brief Scores:

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)