SL beat SA by 199 runs | Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Match

South Africa in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2018

Date: Jul 20, 2018 Start Time: 10:00 IST | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
1st Inn - 338/10(104.1) 2nd Inn - 275/5(81.0)
1st Inn - 124/10(34.5) 2nd Inn - 290/10(86.5)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Cricket Score - 2nd Test Match - Summary

End of Over : 86.5 SA: 290/10

So that's it from us! We come to the end of an emphatic and dominating series win over the 2nd best Test side in the world. This will surely make a statement, providing plenty of positives and contrastingly, a lot to work on for the touring side. Life was never going to be easy for them post AB de Villiers, and they're not realizing just how difficult that's going to be. Back to the drawing board for the Saffers. Anywho, we bid you farewell. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We hope you will join us for future matches. Adios!

86.5 W

OUT! And that seals it! The job is done and SRI LANKA WIN THIS GAME BY 199 RUNS! Steyn jumps out of the crease and looks to go big again. Gets a big, big top edge which skies high in the sky, towards long on. Gunathilaka settles himself under it and ensures Herath finishes with a 6-fer. Handshakes all around, smiles and fist pumps everywhere. A good performance from the Lankans.

86.4 0

Muted appeal, but there's bat involved. Full and straight, the ball raps Steyn on the front pad but not before taking the inside edge. Steyn survives to fight another day.

86.3 0

Fuller and on the stumps, blocked with the full face of the bat.

86.2 0

Quite slow through the air, around off, turns away as Steyn lets it go.

86.1 6

SIX! The tailenders are going to enjoy themselves. Might as well. Tossed up around off, Steyn jumps out of his crease and lofts it high in the air. Gets enough on it to clear the long off boundary for a maximum.

End of Over : 86 4 Runs SA: 284/9
85.6 4

FOUR! That's a shot a top order batsman would be proud of. Picks up the length early and lofts this over mid-wicket for a boundary.

85.5 0

Gets behind the ball and blocks it onto the ground.

85.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

85.3 0

Oh! Almost another one. Lands this around off, Lungi looks to defend this nut almost gets the outside edge to the keeper.

85.2 W

OUT! Nine down! Sri Lanka need just one more wicket to win the match! Dilruwan gives this air and lands it around off, Rabada goes forward and looks to block it. The ball turns and takes the outside edge of the bat. It goes straight to Mathews at first slip who does not drop those.

85.1 0

Fuller in length around off, Rabada prods forward and blocks it down.

End of Over : 85 4 Runs SA: 280/8
84.6 0

Full and slow on the stumps, kept out off the front foot.

84.5 W

OUT! Russel Arnold, you beauty! He did mention on the previous ball that the one turning will not get you. The ones which do not turn are those that the batsmen need to be careful about. And Theunis de Bruyn is consumed by that disease which most non-Asian batsmen have. Confusion whether the ball will turn or not, whether it should be played or not. Herath comes from around the wicket and drifts it in from off. Now, because of what happened on the previous ball, de Bruyn thinks it will turn away but it just keeps coming in with the angle. He leaves it and as a result, gets his bails knocked off. Bit of an anti-climatic way to be dismissed as well. South Africa will be disappointed that he got out in such fashion after the knock he's played so far, but he deserves this standing ovation from the crowd and his dressing room. A knock to remember for the all-rounder.


South Africa tour to Sri Lanka for a series across formats. The tour kicks-off with two-match Test series, followed by five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one-off T20I. The Test series begins from July 12 and will end with second and final Test on July 20. The first of the five ODIs begins on July 29 and ends on August 12. South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka then comes to an end with the lone T20I fixture on August 14.


Sri Lanka come into the series with a 1-0 defeat against Windies on an away tour. Sri Lanka lost the opening Test against Windies and then drew the final match. South Africa, on the other hand, played against Australia in March-April earlier this year at home. They defeated Australia 3-1 in a series which was later overshadowed by the ball-tampering saga.


Sri Lanka have hosted South Africa for 12 Tests previously. The home side has won four, last three and five ended in draws. In ODIs, these two teams have met 19 times in Sri Lanka. The home side has won 14 while South Africa just four.  In game’s shortest format, South Africa have a better record, having won three out of four matches. The home side has energies victorious just once.




Sri Lanka (From): Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan.


South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Theunis de Bruyn, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Shaun von Berg.