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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Cricket news : Mendis control Sri Lanka to notable series win in South Africa

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten half-hundreds of years as Sri Lanka asserted a memorable eight-wicket prevail upon South Africa in the second and last test at St George's Park for a 2-0 series triumph on Saturday.

Cricket updates : Preceding the series, Sri Lanka had not won an amusement in any configuration since October yet turn into the primary group from Asia to win a test arrangement in South Africa as they easily pursued down a triumph focus of 197 on the third day. Sri Lanka guaranteed an exciting first test in Durban by one wicket and outflanked South Africa in the second, setting up their triumph by skittling the hosts for 128 in their second innings on Friday. 

Mendis (84 not out) and Fernando (75 not out) at that point put on an unbeaten remain of 163 for the third wicket in their pursuit as they wallop the much-vaunted South African bowling assault on a wicket that wound up less demanding to bat on through the test. 

Sri Lanka had continued on the third morning on 60 for two, however adequately three down with spinner Lasith Embuldeniya out of the test with a broken thumb, and as has been the situation through the arrangement hoped to attack the home bowlers. 

Fernando, who made his introduction in the series, finished his lady 50 years off 69 balls, giving the ideal foil to the more forceful Mendis. Sri Lanka have now won two of their last six test series, with both those triumphs coming against South Africa after additionally crushing the Proteas at home last July. South Africa saw their keep running of seven continuous home test series wins arrive at an end. 

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