SL vs SA: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 160 runs, spinner’s 12 wickets went in vain

The unofficial Test match between South Africa A and Sri Lanka A  (SL vs SA) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka has come to an end. The host team has won this match by 160 runs. The four-day Test match ended on the third day itself and South Africa’s young players were scattered like cards on a subcontinental pitch. Sri Lanka had set a target of 346 runs in the fourth innings in front of South Africa, chasing which the Proteas team could score only 185 runs.

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Earlier in the first innings of this match, Sri Lanka scored 325 runs in which opener Lasith Kruspulle scored 98 runs and Ramesh Mendis played important innings of 78 runs. In the first innings for South Africa, Senuran Muthusamy got the maximum 7 wickets. In response to the first innings, the South African batsmen were reduced to 131 runs. Mathieu Brejc hit a half-century of 59 and no other batsman could score above 19 runs.

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Sri Lanka A took a huge lead of 196 runs in the first innings but South Africa struck back in the second innings and bundled out Sri Lanka for 151 runs in this SL vs SA match. This time too Senuran Muthusamy’s fire was seen, he took 5 important wickets in his name. Due to the huge first over lead, Sri Lanka set a target of 346 runs in front of South Africa, chasing which the visiting team was bundled out for 185 runs and Sri Lanka won the match by 160 runs. Senuran Muthusamy bowled the best in this match and took a total of 12 wickets for his team, but his performance could not help the team.

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