South Africa dismantles Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to complete a series whitewash

SA vs SL 2nd Test Result: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second Test played in Johannesburg. African opener Dean Elgar has been adjudged Player of the Match as well as Player of the Series for his blitzkrieg knocks in both matches.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 05, 2021 17:08 IST
South Africa dismantles Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to complete a series whitewash
South Africa hammers Sri Lanka by a series whitewash

SA vs SL 2nd Test Result: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Brief Scores: SL - 157 & 211 (Karunaratne 103, Dickwella 36; Lungi Ngidi 4/44, Sipamla 3/40)

RSA - 302 (Dean Elgar 127, van der Dussen 67; Vishwa Fernando 5/101, Shanaka 2/42)

Player of the Match - Dean Elgar | Player of the Series - Dean Elgar

South Africa hammers Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second Test played in Johannesburg and clean sweeps the two-Test match series by 2-0. In reply to SA's 302, the visitors are bundled out for a paltry 211 in the second innings. The target for SA was a mere 67 which both the Proteas opener gets quite comfortably without any harm done in just 13.2 overs.

With this, the hosts truly avenged the 2019 embarrassment and to completes a series whitewash against the intimate Lankans. South African opener Dean Elgar has been adjudged 'Player of the Match' as well as 'Player of the Series' for his blitzkrieg knocks in both matches.

Barring some nervy moments throughout the match, the visitors have been at the receiving end. The overnight batsmen Karunaratne and Dickwella came out with all guns blazing by scoring at a brisk rate in the first couple of overs. Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne slammed a fine century (103 off 128) but the rest of the Lankan batters are failed to made felt their presence in the second innings.

Dickwella and Thirimanne also chipped with handy thirties. But after Karunaratne's fell, the hosts' speedster just pierced through the lower-order and dismantled Sri Lanka for a mere total of 211. Moreover, the visitors have collapsed for a paltry 157 in their first innings. Kusal Parera (60) was the top-scorer for them. African duo Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi castled SL in both innings, Nortje took 8 while Ngidi picked four wickets.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Dean Elgar slammed his 13th Test ton while Rassie van der Dussen also scored a classical fifty. Both Elgar and van der Dussen have set a new record partnership against Sri Lanka with 184 runs for the second wicket to propel their side to post a stiff total of 302. With this, the hosts took a decisive 145-run-lead in the first innings.

Vishwa Fernando was the pick of the Lankan bowlers, he finished with 5/101 while Dasun Shanaka and Asitha Fernando picked a couple of wickets each.