South Africa takes 16 wickets in 60 overs to beat Sri Lanka

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s fast bowling quartet rifled through 16 Sri Lankan wickets in only 60 overs on day three to wrap up an innings victory in the third test at the Wanderers on Saturday.


The all-pace attack shared the wickets as it bowled out Sri Lanka for 131 and 177, giving South Africa an innings and 118-run win and a 3-0 series sweep.

While Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada led the way in the first innings with three wickets apiece, Wayne Parnell and newcomer Duanne Olivier did the damage in the second innings as they shared seven wickets.

South Africa’s 426 was built on the back of JP Duminy’s 155 and Hashim Amla’s 134 in his 100th test match.


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