South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2020-2021

The 2 matches Test series was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on December-January of 2020-21 in South Africa. South African team played brilliant cricket and won the series by 2-0. South African team was captained by Quinton de Kock, and D Karunaratne was the captain of Sri Lankan team.

The 1st match of the series was played on December 26-30, Saturday at Centurian. Sri Lankan team won the toss and elected to bat first in 1st match of the series. Captain D Karunaratne and Kushal Parera opened the inning for Sri Lanka. Both openers failed to give a good start to the team, and Sri Lanka lost their 3 wickets on just 54 runs. Dinesh Chandimal made a brilliant partnership with D de Silva for 4th wicket. They made a brilliant partnership of 131 runs. D de Silva got retired hurt on 79 runs. Dinesh Chandimal made most 85 runs for Sri Lanka. D Shanaka finished the Sri Lankan inning and made not out 66 runs. Sri Lanka made 396 runs in 1st inning. Debutant L Sipamla took most 4 wickets for South Africa in 1st inning.

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram opened the inning for South Africa. They gave a brilliant start to the team and made an opening partnership of 141 runs. Aiden Markram made 68 runs, and Dean Elgar made 95 runs. Faf du Plessis played unbelievable inning and made 199 runs. He was unlucky to left 1 run short to his double century. Faf du Plessis and T Bavuma made 179 runs partnership for 5th wicket. South Africa made a big total of 621 runs in 1st inning.

Sri Lankan batsmen disappointed in 2nd inning and team got all out on just 180 runs. K Parera scored most 64 runs for Sri Lanka. South African team won the match by an inning and 45 runs. Faf du Plessis was selected as player of the match for his brilliant batting performance. South African team took a lead of 1-0 in the series.

The 2nd or last Test match of the series was held on January 3-7 of 2021 at Wanderers Stadium. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. D Karunaratne got out early, but K Parera made brilliant 60 runs for Sri Lanka. Anrich Nortje bowled brilliant bowling spell for South Africa. He took 6 wickets in 1st inning and pushed Sri Lankan team backwards. Sri Lanka team got all out on just 157 runs.

Dean Elgar played a quality inning for South Africa in 1st inning. He made a brilliant century and scored most 127 runs for South Africa. R Van der Dussen also made 67 runs for South Africa. South African team made 302 runs in 1st inning. V Fernando bowled brilliantly and took 5 wickets for Sri Lanka.

D Karunaratne played captains knock in 2nd inning and made a brilliant century. He scored most 103 runs for Sri Lanka. Lungi Ngidi took most 4 wickets for South Africa in 2nd inning. Sri Lankan team got all out on 211 runs. It was a small target of 67 runs for South Africa to win the match. South African openers easily chased the target, and South Africa won the match by 10 wickets. Dean Elgar was selected as player of the match. South African team won the series at home by 2-0. Dean Elgar was the top run-scorer in the series and was awarded as the player of the series.

Series Result

South Africa Won the 2 Match Test Series By 2-0

Man Of Series

Dean Elgar

Start Date

26/12/2020

End Date

07/01/2021

Host Country

South Africa

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Schedule

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2020
Match 1
Start Date- 26/12/2020
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 29/12/2020
Scorecard
South Africa
Man of the Match
Francois du Plessis
Sri Lanka Venue
SuperSport Park
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Match 2021
Match 2
Start Date- 03/01/2021
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 07/01/2021
Scorecard
South Africa
Man of the Match
Dean Elgar
Sri Lanka Venue
The Wanderers Stadium
Teams
Sri Lanka South Africa

Squad

Sri Lanka Team Squad
Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Suranga Lakmal Dimuth Karunaratne
Dinesh Chandimal Dhananjaya de Silva Dilruwan Perera Vishwa Fernando
Niroshan Dickwella Dushmantha Chameera Dasun Shanaka Kusal Mendis
Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara Oshada Fernando Lasith Embuldeniya
Wanindu Hasaranga Lahiru Madushanka Asitha Fernando Minod Bhanuka
Santhush Gunathilake

South Africa Team Squad
Faf du Plessis Dean Elgar Quinton de Kock Dwaine Pretorius
Rassie van der Dussen Temba Bavuma Keshav Maharaj Lungi Ngidi
Aiden Markram Anrich Nortje Lutho Sipamla Kyle Verreynne
Wiaan Mulder Migael Pretorius Glenton Stuurman Raynard van Tonder
Sarel Erwee