SL vs SA 2018: 2nd Test - Statistical Highlights

SL vs SA 2018: 2nd Test - Statistical Highlights

All the key stats and facts from the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo.

Rangana Herath took 6/98 in the second Test match against South Africa. (Photo - getty)

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs in the second Test match at Colombo and clinched the Test series 2-0. Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka scored fifties each in both innings and helped their team to post a total of 338 and 275/5d. And South Africa as usual couldn't survive against the spin trio of Herath, Perera and and Dananjaya and were bowled out for just 124 runs in the first innings.

Though in the fourth innings of the match, Theunis de Bruyn (101) and Temba Bavuma (63) put up a fight but their efforts were not enough to save the game for South Africa and eventually they were bowled out for 290 and lost the game by 199 runs and series by 2-0. Dimuth Karunaratne was named Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series. 

All the key stats and facts from the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo :

9/129 - Keshav Maharaj's bowling figures of 9/129 in the first innings are the second best bowling figures in an innings for South Africa in Test cricket and best figures away from home. 

Best bowling figures in an innings for South Africa in Tests :

H Tayfield - 9/113 vs ENG at Johannesburg, 1957

K Maharaj - 9/129 vs SL at Colombo, 2018

G Lawrence - 8/53 vs NZ at Johannesburg, 1961

L Klusener - 8/64 vs IND at Kolkata, 1996

H Tayfield - 8/69 vs ENG at Durban, 1957

12 - Sri Lanka completed their first Test series win over South Africa after 12 years. The last time also they beat South Africa by 2-0 in a home Test series in 2006.

101 - Theunis de Bruyn became the second South African batsman to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match in Asia, after Jonty Rhodes who also scored 101* runs against Sri Lanka at Moratuwa in 1993. 

283 - Runs conceded by Keshav Maharaj in this Test match - the most by a South African bowler in a Test match. The previous most were 260 runs by Imran Tahir against Australia at Adelaide in 2012. 

290 - South Africa's total of 290 runs is their highest ever total in the 4th innings of a Test match in Asia.

Highest 4th innings totals for South Africa in a Test in Asia -

290 vs SL at Colombo, 2018

251/7 vs SL Moratuwa, 1993

205/5 vs BAN at Dhaka, 2008

203/3 vs SL at Galle, 2004

5073 - Angelo Mathews became the 9th Sri Lankan batsman to reach the landmark of 5000 Test runs. The former captain has scored 5073 runs at an average of 43.35 in 75 Test matches with 8 hundreds. 

9022 - Hashim Amla became the third South African batsman to score 9000 runs in Test cricket after Jacques Kallis (13206) and Graeme Smith (9253). 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 23 Jul, 2018

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