SL 157 & 211
RSA 302 & 36/0 (6.3)
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Sri Lanka lose the final six wickets for 35 runs as hosts shut in on 2-0 series win
South Africa 302 and 24 for 0 (Markram 16*, Elgar 8*) need an extra 43 to beat
Sri Lanka 157 and 211 (Karunaratne 103, Ngidi 4-44)
Any momentum Sri Lanka had gained on day two, they squandered inside the first 90 minutes of day three, shedding their final six wickets for 35 runs as South Africa’s quicks hunted relentlessly. There was the temporary pleasure of Dimuth Karunaratne attending to his first hundred in South Africa, however this quickly gave away to despair. Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Lutho Sipamla ensured that their facet would only want 67 for victory, was which was lowered to 43 by lunch.
Having begun the day 5 runs forward, there was delicate hope that Sri Lanka would set a good goal, notably with Karunaratne showing assured within the early overs. He began on 91 and struck consecutive fours within the third over of the day to lift his first century outdoors Sri Lanka since 2017, and his tenth total.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa
He had sometimes been troubled by the bounce Anrich Nortje was producing at a speedy tempo, however, and it was this additional bounce that introduced his downfall. Nortje pitched one simply again of size and angled it into Karunaratne from across the wicket. The batsman tried to swat it to the leg facet, however, ended up only providing a catch to sq. leg off the highest edge.
Niroshan Dickwella had been far much less safe throughout his innings and was himself out the subsequent over, a ball from Lungi Ngidi ballooning off his forefront to cowl as he tried to work it to the leg. He was out for 36, and the remaining wickets did not take lengthy. Dasun Shanaka spooned Wiaan Mulder to mid-on. Wanindu Hasaranga performed a startlingly terrible heave towards Lutho Sipamla and was bowled. Then in his subsequent over, Sipamla claimed the 2 remaining wickets within the area of three balls.
Ngidi completed with Four for 44, has additionally been wonderful within the third session on day two. Sipamla picked up three, persevering with the behaviour of wiping out the decreasing order on this collection.
Within the 5 overs, they confronted earlier than lunch, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram set South Africa confidently on the monitor to their goal. Markram, who had nearly all the strike, did have one scare when he edged Vishwa Fernando low in the direction of the slip cordon within the over earlier than lunch. Kusal Mendis had dived throughout to make what initially appeared like a superb catch, just for replays to indicate that he might have grounded the ball briefly. The third umpire, in the end, dominated this not out.