Herath spins South Africa towards whitewash: 2nd Test, Day 3 (SSC)

Sri Lanka's trio of spinners led by veteran Rangana Herath. (2-54) bowled them to within five wickets of a 2-0 series whitewash over South Africa.

Chasing an improbable target of 490, the tourists collapsed to 139-5 at stumps.

Earlier, spinner Keshav Maharaj bowled another 40 overs to go with his 41.2 of the first innings to finish with career-best match figures of 12/283.

Fifties from Karunaratne and Mathews enabled Sri Lanka to declare at 275-5.

South Africa 139 for 5 (de Bruyn 45*, Bavuma 14*) and 124 trail Sri Lanka 338 and 275 for 5 dec (Karunaratne 85, Maharaj 3-154) by 351 runs.

July 2018


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