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23-Jul-2018 08:25:00 GMT
SL v SA, 2nd Test, Colombo, day 4

Herath 6-fer help Sri Lanka Complete 2-0 Whitewash

Sri Lanka 338 (de Silva 60, Gunathilaka 57, Karunaratne 57, Maharaj 9-129) and 275 for 5 dec (Karunaratne 85, Mathews 71, Gunathilaka 61, Maharaj 3-154) beat South Africa 124 (du Plessis 48, Akila 5-52) and South Africa 290 (de Bruyn 101, Bavuma 63, Herath 6-98) by 199 runs

Colombo: Theunis de Bruyn maidan ton went in vain as the hosts won the second Test by 199 runs and seal series by 2-0 on day four of the second Test on Monday.

Rangana Herath (6-98) struck twice just before lunch in the morning session to dent South Africa's fightback. He completed 34th five wicket haul with ceturny de Bruyn' wicket after lucnh.

South Africa, chasing 490 to win, were bowled out on 290 after lunch on day fourh with De Bruyn scores 101.

De Bruyn recorded South Africa's first fifty of the series early in the morning session and Temba Bavuma, who made 63, followed his overnight partner as the duo put on 123 runs.

Bavuma's resistance ended just after he was caught behind off Herath, who also got wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock lbw for eight on the stroke of lunch.

De Bruyn and Bavuma kept the spinners at bay for most part of the session after the visitors started the day on 139 for five.

De Bruyn was especially impressive, sweeping judiciously and defending doggedly on a tough surface, while Bavuma was also adept at picking gaps on the legside and rotating the strike.

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