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Saturday, 23 February 2019 - 19:01
A historical win for Sri Lanka in South Africa
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Sri Lanka became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa as they chased down 197 to win the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten half-centuries as the tourists completed an eight-wicket victory.

Sri Lanka join England and Australia as the only teams to win a Test series in South Africa.

Before the two-Test series the Sri Lankans had not won a game in any format since October 2018.

Sri Lanka's victory in the first Test came in thrilling style after they chased 304 to claim a one-wicket win in Durban, with Kusal Perera hitting an unbeaten 153 to guide the tourists to victory after they had been 229-9.

They outplayed South Africa in the second Test at St George's Park, bowling the hosts out for 128 in their second innings on Friday.

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