History is created by the Sri Lanka team today after they defeated South Africa in 2nd test match at St. George’s Park.
Sri Lanka became first Asian team to win a test series in South Africa and only 3rd team after England and Australia.
Partneship between Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis takes Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over South Africa on the third day, clinching an historic 2-0 series win.
Miracle at first match
Sri Lanka also won first test match with a miracle batting performance from Kusal Parera. In first test match Sri Lanka needed 304 runs to win in 4th inning and they won the match by just 1 wickets. Kusal Parera gave his match winning performance of 153* in 200 balls.
Effect on Rankings
South Africa started the test series vs Sri Lanka with 110 points but slipped to 105 points after losing both Test matches to Sri Lanka. They are now 2 points behind the New Zealand, who are in second place with 107 points in latest test Ranking led by India who are still on the top.
Sri Lanka remain in sixth place but have gained four points to move up to 93
After Test series Sri Lanka will now face off South Africa in 5 match ODI series followed by 3 match T20I series. Sri Lanka will be boosted with the confidence after winning the test serie whereas South Africa team will be looking to get the pride and momentum back from the Sri Lanka.