Sri Lanka And South Africa, Test match result: RSA won by an innings and 45 runs

Total score of the RSA is 621 and SL achieved 396 & 180 with end of the 4th day.

No one would have expected this after Sri Lanka completed the very first moment at 340 for 6. Yet, things began going downhill for them from that day itself. The 100+ remain among Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva was broken because of a physical issue to the last mentioned and that began a pattern which just deteriorated. Rajitha limped off having bowled only 13 balls and Kumara, subsequent to having worked on day two, separated on the third day. Hasaranga and Chandimal too required some clinical consideration however it was not sufficiently genuine to preclude them altogether from the Test. Thus, alongside every one of these obstructions Sri Lanka likewise needed restrained with the ball, permitting South Africa to score at a lively rate and hoard a lead of 225. Faf du Plessis, the most experienced South African batsman, benefited as much as possible from this powerless bowling assault and indented up his most noteworthy Test score. Bowling to an exhausted side with an enormous lead, the hosts need early wickets which Ngidi gave. Mulder got into the demonstration toward the beginning of the day meeting today and put them on the way to triumph, while Sipamla and Nortje completed the conventions.

South Africa gives target of 621 runs while, Sri Lanka make 395 in previous day. it is very hard to win this match for Sri Lanka. South Africa is very close to win today.


Faf du Plessis was tired and disappointed, and it showed, when he fell agonisingly short of a maiden Test double hundred. Batting on 199 against an insipid and bruised Sri Lankan bowling attack, he saw the field being brought up after a really long time, and decided to go over the top to get to a milestone he's never breached before. But du Plessis mistimed against a Wanindu Hasaranga googly and was forced to walk off without a first double hundred to his name.

"It's unfortunate. I worked extremely hard to try and get a 200 today," du Plessis said. "It is something I have always wanted to achieve. To get so close [and miss] is obviously not ideal. I felt really good at the crease today.

"I feel it is a shot [over m I have played really well but execution was perhaps not 100% there. I was pretty tired at that stage. I was not in the greatest position to try and hit that for six."