Sri Lanka is in front of making history in South Africa. As Sri Lanka packed the hosts, South Africa by 128 runs only on the second day of Port Elizabeth, needs 137 runs of 197 runs target.
Sri Lanka first inning on the second day
Sri Lanka first inning on the second day started from 60 runs for 3 wickets. Firstly one of the unbeatable batsmen, opener Lahiru Thirimanne ended in 29 runs with 4 fours to Duanne Oliver. Then another Kasun Rajitha bold on Kagiso Rabada’s delivery. Then Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva tried to make resistance.
Finally, Kagiso Rabada picked Kusal Perera for 20 runs with 3 fours and a six. Then Wian Mulder sent Dhananjaya de Silva for 19 runs with 4 fours as well. Nuroshan Dickwella tried to get closer to the hosts but end in 42 runs with 6 fours and a six as well, before Kagiso Rabada sent him back. Sri Lanka paced the visitors by 154 runs.
Kagiso Rabada picked 4 wickets on the all pacers test in Port Elizabeth. Duanne Oliver got three and companied the well. The rests were for the Wiaan Mulder and Keshav Maharaj equally.
South Africa second inning on the second day
South Africa second inning on the second day started the worst. Dean Elgar returned to the pavilion by 10 runs on the scoreboard. Firstly, another opener Aiden Makram and experienced Hashim Amla partnership survived till 31 runs in the scoreboard, before Aiden Makram surrendered to Kasun Rajitha.
Afterward, Temba Bavuma scored only 6 runs, before Kasun Rajith sent him back. Hence Hashim Amla made 49 runs with Faf du Plessis on the 4th wicket partnership, as Dhananjaya de Silva sent him back. After the wicket none of the batsmen couldn’t survive to the Sri Lankan bowlers, accept Protea Captain Faf du Plessis scored a fifty from seven fours as well.
Therefore, Picking 4 wickets Suranga Lakmal lead the wicket-taking festival, which tied the hosts by 128 runs and Sri Lanka got a target of 197 runs. As a result, we got the headline, Sri Lanka is in front of making history in South Africa. Dhananjaya de Silva had 3 and companied Lakmal well. But Vishwa Fernando picked the rest and contribute well.
Sri Lanka second inning on the second day
Sri Lanka second inning on the second day started comparatively well. Though two openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimane became pickup to Duanne Oliver and Kagiso Rabada by 34 runs on the scoreboard. But Oshana Fernando and Kusal Mendis are tackling the Protea bowlers as well. That brings them closer to the headline, Sri Lanka is in front of making history in South Africa.
Therefore, Sri Lanka is in front of making history in South Africa. If Sri Lanka can reach the rest score than they will whitewash South Africa for the first time.