Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in 1st Test
July 14 (CRICKETNMORE) - Proteas top order batting crumbled badly for the second time in the match as Sri Lanka beat by 278-runs in the opening Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle on Saturday.
It is South Africa’s second biggest defeat to this opposition.
Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took six for 32, and veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed three for 32, as the pair bowled in an unbroken partnership for 28 overs, after Sri Lanka set South Africa a target of 352 for victory.
Sri Lanka 287 and 190 (Karunaratne 60, Mathews 35; Maharaj 4/58, Rabada 3/44)
South Africa 126 and 73/10 in 28.5 overs (Philander 22*; D Perera 6/32, Herath 3/38, Sandakan 1/1)