Series Review

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2020-2021

Sri Lanka toured South Africa for two Tests which were beginning frome 26th December,2020 to 7th January, 2021.This test were so valuable for both two countries,Sri Lanka and South Africa because the two test matches series were the part of the International cricket council Test Championship.At first the visiting team Sri Lanka played a three days practice match against the home team South Africa.The South Africa international cricket team was leading by Quinton de Kock and Sri Lankan international cricket team was leading by Dimuth Karunaratne.South Africa vs Sri Lanka’s first test held on 26th December,2020 – 30th December,2020 at SuperSpot Park in South Africa  and Second test held on 3th January,2021 – 7th January,2021 at Wanderers stadium,Johannesburg in South Africa.South Africa won the two matches test series.South Africa first test won by an innings and 45 runs And second test won by 10 wickets.

First Test Ist Innings :

According to ICC schedule South Africa vs Sri Lanka first test started on 26th Wednesday , December, 2020 at Centurion in South Africa.Sri Lankan cricket team batting first.Their total team scored was 396.Sri Lankan cricket team scored a total 396 runs for their first inning by lost their all wickets.so their first inning total in first test was 396.Sri Lankan first wickets partnership was only 28 runs.At 28 runs they lost their captain wickets at first.Srilankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal scored 85 runs innings for 161 balls.His runs was the highest runs in Sri Lankan first innings.Another Sri Lankan batsman D.de Silva scored 79 runs with 106 balls.His stric rate was 74.5.Danus Shanaka played a cameo knock in first innings,he scored 66 runs innings with 87 balls.Sri Lanka lost their whole wickets for 396 runs.South African bowler Lutho got 4 wickets for 76 runs.His economy was 4.8 runs.Another South African bowler Wiaan Mulder got 3 wickets for 69 runs.His economy was so good only 3.5 runs.

South African’s first innings total scored was 621 runs.South African two openers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram did a hug partnership,they lost their first wicket 141 runs.South African openar Dean Elgar played an amazing knock.He scored 95 runs with 130 balls with 130 balls.His average was 73.3.Another openar Aiden Markram scored 68 runs with 94 balls. His average run was 72.2.South African Captain Wicket keeper batsman De Knock only score 18 runs.South African Former captain Faf Du Plessis played an outstanding knock but he was really unlucky.He missed his double hundreds only for 1 run.Unfortunately he was out at 199 runs by srilankan bowler Wanindu.Faf Du Plessis contributed 199 runs South African first innings built up.Faf scored 199 runs for 296 ball.His average was 72.1 and he played 24 fours to score this 199 runs.South African Lower middle order batsman keshav Maharaj did an cemio knock for this first innings.With his valuable contribution South Africa scored a huge total 621 runs.Srilankan bowler Wanindu got 4 wickets for 171 runs and another bowler Fernando got 3 wickets for 129 runs.

First Test 2nd Innings :

Sri Lankan’s second innings was all out, only scored for 180 runs.Kusal Perara did highest runs for Sri Lankan second innings, He scored 64 runs.Another Sri Lnakan’s batsman contributed 59 runs.South african pace bowler Ngidi got 2 wickets, Anrich got 2 wickets, Wiaan Mulder got 2 wickets and another South African bowler Lutho Sipamla also got 2 wickets.

South Africa won the first test match by in annigs and 45 runs.

Second Test Ist Innings :

According to the ICC schedule the 2nd test match was held on 3th January in this new year 2021.Sri Lankan team was batting first that test match also.Sri Lanka scored 157 runs only for their first innings.They lost their all wickets for 157 runs.Kusal perera did highest scored from Sri Lankan side, He scored 60 runs innings from 67 balls.South African bowler Anrich Nortie did an amazing spelled in first innings.He got 6 wickets only for 56 runs.His economy was outstanding only 3.9.Another South African bowler Wiaan Mulder got 3 wickets for 25 runs.

South African’s  First innings score total was 302 runs with 10 wickets lost. South African opener batsman Dean Elgar played an outstanding knock in that first innings.He scored 127 runs for 163 balls.He played a total 22 fours and his stric rate was 77.9 runs.Another South African batsman Van der Dussen scored 67 runs from 127 balls.Srilankan pacer Vishwa Fernando got 5 wickets in first innings 2nd test.He 5 wickets for 101 runs with a good economy 4.3

Second Test 2nd Innings :

Sri Lankan second innings total was only 211.Sri Lankan Captain played outstanding knock 103 runs innings but Sri Lanka lost their all wickets only score 211 runs.He scored 103 runs from 128 balls.This was the Sri Lankan innings best score in second test.South African pace bowler Lungi Ngidi got 4 wickets for 44 runs.Another bowler Lutho Sipamla got 3 wickets for 40 runs.

For winning the 2nd test South Africa needed only 67 runs.South African two opener built up a good partnership and they successfully finished the match.

South Africa won the second test match by 10 wickets.

By winning this 2nd test match they also won that test series.South African Former Captain Faf Du Plessis was the player of the match for the first test match for his outstanding unlucky 199 runs innings.Another player of the match was South African opener Dean Elgar for his magnificent 127 runs innings for second test match.Player of the series was  Dean Elgar for his good contribution not only second test but the forest test match.South Africa first test won by an innings and 45 runs And second test won by 10 wickets.By winning that two matches South Africa won that test series.It was a winning start to Quinton de kock’s Captaincy regime.

 

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