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Proteas go 1-0 in the series, handing an innings defeat to the visitors

Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa 2020/21

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The visiting Sri Lankans were defeated by an innings and 45 runs by South Africa at the SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion in the first Test match of the 2-match series.

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The Proteas seamers wasted no time, picking 5 wickets in the morning session to reduce the islanders to 148/7 and eventually roll them out for 180 runs to register a commanding victory.

The Sri Lankan defeat was inevitable with them carrying quite a few injuries in the playing XI and as the South African batsmen milked them for runs on day 3, setting a lead of 225 in the first innings. Sri Lanka lost Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis on the 3rd day evening.

Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Perera looked promising in the morning on day 04, but Chandimal eventually fell for a snorter of a delivery from Wiaan Mulder for 25. However Kusal Perera went on his usual attacking game against the South African pacers and reached 1000 Test runs plus another half-century century in the rainbow nation.

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Apart from Perera, no other specialized batsmen contributed to the Sri Lankan total much, as Sri Lanka lost wickets in regular intervals. Perera raced to 64 before he nicked one to Quinton de Kock off Anrich Nortje’s bowling.

The only other commendable batting effort was delivered by the debutant Wanindu Hasaranga, who smashed 59 off 53 balls, but it still was not enough to save Sri Lanka from an innings defeat. Hasaranga became the second Sri Lankan to score a fifty and pick up a 4-fer in a Test debut after Chamani Seneviratne.

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South African fast bowling quartet Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder and Lutho Sipamla shared two wickets a piece as they reduced Sri Lanka to 180/9 to stamp their victory (Dhananjaya de Silva did not bat). Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara returned for batting in the lost cause, even though they did not bowl due to injuries.

The second Test of the series will commence on 3rd January 2021 at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Keep logged in to ThePapare.com for the latest updates, news, photos and videos of Sri Lanka Tour of South Africa.

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Result


South Africa
621/10 (142.1)

Sri Lanka
396/10 (96) & 180/10 (46.1)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunarathne b Lungi Ngidi 22 20 4 0 110.00
Kusal Perera c Quinton de Kock b Wiaan Mulder 16 29 2 0 55.17
Kusal Mendis c Lungi Ngidi b Anrich Nortje 12 16 2 0 75.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Faf du Plessis b Wiaan Mulder 85 161 11 0 52.80
Dhananjaya de Silva retired 79 105 11 1 75.24
Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Wiaan Mulder 49 86 6 0 56.98
Dasun Shanaka not out 66 87 3 5 75.86
Wanindu Hasaranga b Lutho Sipamla 18 20 3 0 90.00
Kasun Rajitha c Dean Elgar b Lutho Sipamla 12 49 2 0 24.49
Vishwa Fernando b Lutho Sipamla 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lahiru Kumara c Rassie van der Dussen b Lutho Sipamla 0 7 0 0 0.00


Extras 37 (b 16 , lb 9 , nb 6, w 6, pen 0)
Total 396/10 (96 Overs, RR: 4.12)
Fall of Wickets 1-28 (4.5) Dimuth Karunarathne, 2-54 (9.5) Kusal Mendis, 3-54 (10.5) Kusal Perera, 4-284 (65.4) Dinesh Chandimal, 5-296 (70.3) Niroshan Dickwella, 6-320 (76.3) Wanindu Hasaranga, 7-387 (93.2) Kasun Rajitha, 8-387 (93.3) Vishwa Fernando, 9-396 (95.6) Lahiru Kumara,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Lungi Ngidi 19 3 64 1 3.37
Lutho Sipamla 16 1 76 4 4.75
Anrich Nortje 22 3 88 1 4.00
Wiaan Mulder 20 4 69 3 3.45
Keshav Maharaj 19 3 74 0 3.89
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dean Elgar c & b Dasun Shanaka 95 130 16 0 73.08
Aiden Markram c Dasun Shanaka b Vishwa Fernando 68 94 14 0 72.34
Rassie van der Dussen c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 15 42 2 0 35.71
Faf du Plessis c & b 199 276 24 0 72.10
Quinton de Kock c Lahiru Thirimanne b Wanindu Hasaranga 18 11 3 0 163.64
Temba Bavuma c Niroshan Dickwella b Dasun Shanaka 71 125 7 0 56.80
Wiaan Mulder c Niroshan Dickwella b Wanindu Hasaranga 36 63 4 1 57.14
Keshav Maharaj c Wanindu Hasaranga b Vishwa Fernando 73 106 6 2 68.87
Anrich Nortje c Niroshan Dickwella b Vishwa Fernando 0 3 0 0 0.00
Lutho Sipamla lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lungi Ngidi not out 2 9 0 0 22.22


Extras 44 (b 9 , lb 18 , nb 7, w 10, pen 0)
Total 621/10 (142.1 Overs, RR: 4.37)
Fall of Wickets 1-141 (28.4) Aiden Markram, 2-200 (42.6) Rassie van der Dussen, 3-200 (43.4) Dean Elgar, 4-220 (47.1) Quinton de Kock,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Vishwa Fernando 31.1 2 130 2 4.18
Kasun Rajitha 2.1 0 16 0 7.62
Dasun Shanaka 28.5 2 98 2 3.44
Wanindu Hasaranga 45 5 171 4 3.80
Lahiru Kumara 21.1 0 103 1 4.88
Dimuth Karunarathne 6.5 0 36 0 5.54
Kusal Mendis 7 0 41 0 5.86


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunarathne b Lungi Ngidi 6 8 1 0 75.00
Kusal Perera c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje 64 87 10 0 73.56
Kusal Mendis c Rassie van der Dussen b Lungi Ngidi 0 5 0 0 0.00
Dinesh Chandimal b Wiaan Mulder 25 45 4 0 55.56
Niroshan Dickwella c Quinton de Kock b Wiaan Mulder 10 15 2 0 66.67
Dasun Shanaka c Quinton de Kock b Lutho Sipamla 6 35 0 0 17.14
Wanindu Hasaranga c Temba Bavuma b Lutho Sipamla 59 53 12 1 111.32
Vishwa Fernando run out (Wiaan Mulder) 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kasun Rajitha c Keshav Maharaj b Anrich Nortje 0 27 0 0 0.00
Lahiru Kumara not out 0 5 0 0 0.00
Dhananjaya de Silva retired 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 10 (b 4 , lb 2 , nb 4, w 0, pen 0)
Total 180/10 (46.1 Overs, RR: 3.9)
Fall of Wickets 1-10 (2.6) Dimuth Karunarathne, 2-22 (4.5) Kusal Mendis, 3-85 (19.5) Dinesh Chandimal, 4-99 (23.6) Niroshan Dickwella, 5-114 (28.4) Kusal Perera, 6-142 (35.5) Dasun Shanaka, 7-148 (36.6) Vishwa Fernando, 8-179 (45.2) Wanindu Hasaranga, 9-180 (46.1) Kasun Rajitha,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Lungi Ngidi 10 2 38 2 3.80
Anrich Nortje 10.1 1 47 2 4.65
Wiaan Mulder 12 1 39 2 3.25
Lutho Sipamla 5 0 24 2 4.80
Keshav Maharaj 6 3 20 0 3.33
Aiden Markram 3 2 6 0 2.00