: South Africa Exhausted Sri Lanka By Ten Wickets Win The Series 2-1


CAPE TOWN: South Africa exhausted Sri Lanka by ten wickets to assure the alternation 2-1 on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday, admitting a angry aeon by Thilan Samaraweera.

Samaraweera's 115 not out and some adventurous hitting by the tailenders enabled Sri Lanka to abstain an innings defeat.

They were bowled out for 342, abrogation South Africa defective alone two runs to win the bout and the series.

The aboriginal commitment of the final innings was a no-ball by Dhammika Prasad which Alviro Petersen pushed accomplished the bowler for the acceptable run.

Jacques Kallis accomplished off the Sri Lanka innings to affirmation bowling abstracts of three for 35.

He additionally equalled two South African Test annal by demography four catches in the innings and six in the bout afterwards authoritative a career-best 224 in South Africa's aboriginal innings.

Samaraweera and vice-captain Angelo Mathews put on 142 for the fifth wicket and prevented South Africa from demography a wicket afore lunch.

But the addition of the additional new ball, which was taken one over afore lunch, brought a advance aback Vernon Philander trapped Mathews leg afore wicket for 63 in the fourth over afterwards the breach with a brawl which kept low.

Philander followed up by accepting Dinesh Chandimal bent at additional blooper by Jacques Kallis.

Samaraweera went to his additional aeon of the alternation afterwards batting for 283 minutes, adverse 201 assurance and hitting 13 fours.

He accomplished his hundred during a seventh wicket angle of 56 with Thisara Perera which was apparent by some big hitting by Perera afore the left-hander was bent in the abysmal by Morne Morkel off leg-spinner Imran Tahir for 30.

Kallis bent and bowled Rangana Herath afore the aftermost two batsmen, Dhammika Prasad and Chanaka Welegedera, both hit out finer abundant for Sri Lanka to abstain an innings defeat.

Welegedera hit Kallis for four and six off alternating assurance to booty Sri Lanka one run advanced afore he was assiduously bowled by Kallis attempting addition big hit.

It was South Africa's aboriginal alternation win at home aback they exhausted Bangladesh in 2008/09. Aback they had absent and fatigued alternation adjoin Australia and aggregate alternation with England and India.

South Africa won the aboriginal Test at Centurion by an innings and 81 runs but Sri Lanka hit aback by acceptable the additional Test by 208 runs. AGENCIES

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