Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to series sweep despite Theunis de Bruyn ton

By: Reuters | Colombo |
Published: July 23, 2018 3:43:03 pm

Rangana Herath picked up six wickets in Sri Lanka’s win. (Source: Reuters)

Theunis de Bruyn’s gutsy century went in vain as Sri Lanka completed a 2-0 series sweep after Rangana Herath spun the hosts to a comprehensive victory against South Africa in the second and final Test on Monday.

The 199-run win, which came with more than a day to spare, was due to Sri Lanka’s tireless spin trio of Herath, Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera who together claimed all 20 South African wickets.

Such was their dominance that home captain Suranga Lakmal, lone paceman in their attack, did not bowl in the first innings and sent down only two overs in the second before withdrawing himself and watching his spinners run riot against the leaden-footed South Africans.

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