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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs with more than a day to spare in the second and final test to complete a 2-0 sweep of the Colombo Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Monday.

Chasing an improbable 490-run victory target, South Africa showed some fight in the morning session before losing their final five wickets and being all out for 290.


Sri Lanka 1st Innings 338 (Dhananjaya 60, Gunathilaka 57, Maharaj 9-129)

South Africa 1st Innings 124 (du Plessis 48, Dananjaya 5-52, Dilruwan 4-40)

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 275 for  5 decl (Karunaratne 85, Mathews 71, Maharaj 3-154)

South Africa 2nd Innings 290 (de Bruyn 101, Bavuma 63, Herath 6-98) by 199 runs

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal (capt), Akila Dananjaya, Rangana Herath

Result: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs

Series: Sri Lanka win two-match series 2-0

Player of the match & Series: Dimuth Karunaratne

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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