Sri Lanka make history for Asian cricket with historic Test series win in South Africa

Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando
Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando react in the field © Getty Images

February 23, 2019 : Sri Lanka 154 (Dickwella 42, Rabada 4-38) and 197 for 2 (Mendis 84, Oshada 75, Olivier 1-46) beat South Africa 222 (De Kock 86, Vishwa 3-62, Rajitha 3-67) and 128 (Du Plessis 50*, Lakmal 4-39, de Silva 3-36) by eight wickets.

Remember, Sri Lanka arrived in South Africa in a state of utter turmoil – both on and off the field? After less than seven days of cricket, they surmounted tremendous odds and became only the third visiting side – after England and Australia – and the first Asian team to clinch a Test series in South Africa.

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