Sri Lanka lost 3rd Test against the Proteas by an innings and 118 runs at Johannesburg

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | 0

Sri Lanka started their 3rd Test against South Africa in 12th January, 2017 after losing the first two matches. They were hoping to turn around and defeat Proteas in third Test and if they could succeed, they able to avoid being whitewashed. But, luck was not on their side this time too. Earlier in 12th January, South Africa came to bat by winning the toss. They scored 426 runs in their first innings by losing all wickets. But Sri Lanka could not chase this score by batting their first and second innings. So, the Lions lost their last test as well with a large difference.

Sri Lanka lost 3rd Test against the Proteas by an innings and 118 runs at Johannesburg

South Africa national team which is also known as choker because, they successfully passed the group stage in any kinds of cricket competition but reached in knock out phase, they used to lose. But, it seems that they are completely different in their home venue. They have currently completed a Test series against Sri Lanka and in every case, they showed the best performance in every field of cricket. Their batsmen and bowlers were so much conscious about their duty and fulfilled them successfully.

However, at their last Test, South Africa started to lose wickets since 15.3 overs when their run was just 45. Later, Elgar followed the same way as Cook. Then, it seemed that Proteas could not make a large score but that thought was completely wrong. Amla and Duminy started to protest and both of them crossed century where Duminy scored highest 155 runs for the team. After, them, no players could able to stand for long enough. But, based on two century, South Africa scored 426 runs where Pradeep and Kumara took highest four wickets each for Sri Lanka.

However, came to bat for the first innings, the Lions faced batting collapsed and lost their all wickets by playing just 45.4 overs. They scored totally 131 runs where Mendis scored highest 41 runs. So, they fallen into follow – on. They came to bat for the 2nd innings, but this time also they were no better. Their batsmen failed completely to stand for long but Karunaratne scored highest 50 runs. They totally made 177 runs in their second innings. As a result, the Lions was lost by an innings and 118 runs.

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