Details for Sri Lanka spinners rout South Africa inside three days:
The first test match out of two between Sri Lanka and South Africa was played on 12th July 2018 at Galle International Stadium, Galle. The 2nd inning of the match was played on Saturday. In this match, South Africa scored lowest totals for SA since re-admission. The score of South Africa was only 73 runs which is not good. They scored 126 runs in the 1st inning.
Off-spinner of Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera returned to the side who missed the series in West Indies because of its injury. He was the player of the match for his first innings 158 followed by a fluent 60 in the second. He also completed a 10 wicket match as the hosts thumped South Africa by 278 runs inside three days to go 1-0 up in the first match of the Two test series on Saturday.
“After I got injured, I worked really hard in the A team to get my form back,” Karunaratne told the host broadcaster.” “I had to work really hard on this wicket. I think I always want to play positively and back my strengths. That’s what I always do on turning tracks”, he added.
Equally impressive was Perera who followed up his first-innings figures of 4-4-6 with six for 32 in the second for his best bowling figures in Tests. Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath picked up three wickets in the second innings.
“Every spinner likes to bowl in Galle. I get a lot of drift here,” Perera said. “It’s very easy to bowl with Herath at the other end.” “South Africa have struggled in the past against off-spinners. Rangana created pressure from one end, and I got the wickets”, he added.
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