Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka continued their annihilation over South Africa as they are aiming for yet another big win. The tourists ended the day three of the second Test match with 139 for the loss of five wickets. Therefore, the visitors require another 351 runs to level the series the two-match Test series.

In fact, South Africans were able to get past their best score of 126 runs in the series in the final innings.

Realistically, Sri Lanka required five more scalps to bag the series. The tourists have not cracked the code of tackling the host’s spinner. Thus, Akila Dananjaya scalped two wickets and veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath also bagged two wickets.

Keshav Maharaj
(Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka continues their domination:

The Birthday boy Dilruwan Perera gave himself a present of one Proteas wicket. In fact, Perera was able to dismiss Dean Elgar twice. However, on both occasions, the off-spinner had overstepped the popping crease.

Meanwhile, Theunis de Bruyn offered some resistance as he scored a fine 45. Therefore, the right-hander was somewhat able to save his team from further shame.

Akila Dananjaya
Akila Dananjaya (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Lankas declared their innings after scoring 275 runs in the second innings. But Angelo Matthews scored a fine 71 to help the hosts strengthen their lead.

Consequently, they had set a mammoth target of 490 runs for the Proteas. However, it has been a forgettable series for the number two side in the red-ball format.

Therefore, Sri Lanka will look to complete the formalities tomorrow as they would like to clinch the series by 2-0.

Also, here is how Twitter reacted to another day dominated by Sri Lanka in Colombo:

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Gautam Chauhan

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