Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Prediction

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Sri Lanka
338/10 & 275/5
3.32
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South Africa
124/10 & 290/10
3.45
Jul 20, 201804:30
Sinhalese Sports Club - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Finished
Sri Lanka won by 199 runs

Our Prediction

Sri Lanka To Win the Match, 2.15
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  • South African batsmen were clueless about tackling Sri Lankan spinners
  • Dimuth Karunaratne scored well in both the innings
  • The experience of Herath, flight on Perera, and tricks of Sandakan could be too tough to handle for the Proteas
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100.0%
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0.0%
  • Tournament: Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018
  • Date: Jul 20, 2018
  • Format: Test
  • Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Time: 04:30

Key Stats

  • Toss: Sri Lanka (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lanka Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 7 7 1 0 100.00
Roshen Silva 32 99 2 0 32.32
Angelo Mathews 71 147 7 0 48.30
Dhananjaya de Silva 0 3 0 0 0.00
Kusal Mendis 18 27 3 0 66.67
Dimuth Karunaratne 85 136 12 0 62.50
Danushka Gunathilaka 61 68 6 2 89.71
BowlerOMRWECO
Theunis de Bruyn 5.0 0 20 0 4.00
Lungi Ngidi 9.0 5 9 1 1.00
Keshav Maharaj 40.0 4 154 3 3.85
Aiden Markram 7.0 1 18 0 2.57
Kagiso Rabada 8.0 0 42 0 5.25
DW Steyn 11.0 2 30 0 2.73
Dean Elgar 1.0 0 2 0 2.00

South Africa Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Temba Bavuma 63 98 4 0 64.29
Theunis de Bruyn 101 232 12 0 43.53
Lungi Ngidi 4 4 1 0 100.00
Faf du Plessis 7 13 1 0 53.85
Keshav Maharaj 0 1 0 0 0.00
Hashim Amla 6 18 1 0 33.33
Aiden Markram 14 24 3 0 58.33
Kagiso Rabada 18 37 2 1 48.65
DW Steyn 6 6 0 1 100.00
Quinton de Kock 8 12 1 0 66.67
Dean Elgar 37 80 4 0 46.25
BowlerOMRWECO
Dilruwan Perera 30.0 4 90 2 3.00
Akila Dananjaya 19.0 2 67 2 3.53
Rangana Herath 32.5 5 98 6 2.98
Dhananjaya de Silva 2.0 0 5 0 2.50
Suranga Lakmal 2.0 0 8 0 4.00
Danushka Gunathilaka 1.0 0 1 0 1.00

Sri Lanka Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 5 9 1 0 55.56
Dilruwan Perera 17 24 2 0 70.83
Roshen Silva 22 46 3 0 47.83
Angelo Mathews 10 24 2 0 41.67
Akila Dananjaya 43 91 7 0 47.25
Rangana Herath 35 68 4 0 51.47
Dhananjaya de Silva 60 109 8 0 55.05
Kusal Mendis 21 34 4 0 61.76
Dimuth Karunaratne 53 110 4 0 48.18
Suranga Lakmal 0 4 0 0 0.00
Danushka Gunathilaka 57 107 6 0 53.27
BowlerOMRWECO
Lungi Ngidi 14.2 1 54 0 3.77
Keshav Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 3.13
Aiden Markram 8.4 1 24 0 2.77
Kagiso Rabada 20.0 3 55 1 2.75
DW Steyn 17.0 3 60 0 3.53
Dean Elgar 3.0 1 10 0 3.33

South Africa Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Temba Bavuma 11 20 1 0 55.00
Theunis de Bruyn 3 8 0 0 37.50
Lungi Ngidi 0 2 0 0 0.00
Faf du Plessis 48 51 8 1 94.12
Keshav Maharaj 2 4 0 0 50.00
Hashim Amla 19 58 0 0 32.76
Aiden Markram 7 20 0 0 35.00
Kagiso Rabada 1 10 0 0 10.00
DW Steyn 0 2 0 0 0.00
Quinton de Kock 32 31 3 0 103.23
Dean Elgar 0 4 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Dilruwan Perera 12.5 1 40 4 3.12
Akila Dananjaya 13.0 2 52 5 4.00
Rangana Herath 9.0 1 32 1 3.56

About the Match

It was a case of everything that could go wrong, going wrong for the Proteas in the first test. Just like India was to the Proteas in the ODI series, the Island nation, Sri Lanka, were ruthless to the Proteas. Galle was a dustbowl and Sri Lanka applied their tactics to knock down the visitors. We now move to Colombo for the second test and the conditions are likely to stay the same. South Africa, however, will like to get a result in their favor this time around. It is going to be difficult for them considering the result of the first match, but they certainly have the ability to survive any sort of bowling attacking regardless of the conditions.

Match Preview

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka portrayed grit and determination in the first test against South Africa as their bowlers ran through them twice in two days. They handed South Africa their worst defeat ever in the subcontinent.

Sri Lanka opted to bat first after winning the toss and frustrated South Africa with some gritty partnerships on the first day of the test match. Gunathilika and Karunaratne put together 44 runs for the first wicket. While the former got out after hitting quick-fire 21, the latter went on to play big and carry his bat. Dimuth Karunaratne scored 158 runs which was more than what South Africa could manage in any of their innings. There was no other significant batting effort from the Sri Lankans and folded for 287, but their bowling came to the rescue. Karunaratne came good in the second innings as well; he played an 80-ball 60-run knock before Sri Lanka got all out on 190.

The battery of spin yielded excellent results with the ball as they never allowed South African batsmen to settle down. Skipper Suranga Lakmal picked up three wickets in the first innings after trying spinners for the majority of the innings. Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera started their innings with the ball and ended up picking 6 wickets combined. Perera completed his 10-wicket haul in the match as he claimed six scalps in the second innings.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Danushka Gunathilaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis , Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath.

South Africa

The Proteas batsmen tried everything they could to stop Sri Lankan bowlers from settling down but failed miserably. Such was their performance that only one, Vernon Philander, got to a personal score of more than 20.

South Africa needed 352 runs to win on a dusty pitch against a bowling attack they failed to crack in the first innings. They attacked, they defended, they left the ball alone, but everything they did had the same result. South Africa managed just 199 runs in their two innings which was 19 less than what Dimuth Karunaratne scored in the match.

Despite a poor performance with the bat, it was astonishing how their bowlers fared under pressure. They bowled accurately and aggressively and kept Sri Lankan batsmen from flying away. Keshav Maharaj improved from zero wickets in the first innings to four in the second. He will be a key player for the visitors in the second test which is expected to be a dust bowl as well.

South Africa Starting Lineup

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, K Maharaj, Theunis de Bruyn, Kagiso Rabada, DW Steyn, Lungi Ngidi.

Toss Prediction

With yet another dust bowl expected and batting fourth likely to be extremely tough, expect the team winning the toss to bat first.

Pitch and Conditions

Sri Lanka utilized home conditions perfectly to their advantage and we are likely to see a similar sort of wicket in the second test as well. Weather will play a crucial role in this match as there is rain predicted for all five days of the match. If the rain stays away and we get a full game in, expect the pitch to be a spinners paradise right from the word go. A total of 300 batting first will be a good score here.

Our Prediction

South Africa were handed their most embarrassing defeat of the modern era and they have only themselves to blame. They were trying a little too hard to be positive against the Herath and Perera and paid the price. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be ecstatic after winning despite the absence of their most prolific batsman and skipper, Dinesh Chandimal. The pitch at Colombo is expected to be similar and considering the Proteas vulnerabilities against spin in the first test, the hosts go in as firm favorites to win the second test as well, unless of course, we do not lose most of the game to the rain.

Our Prediction

Sri Lanka To Win the Match, 2.15
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Which team will win?

Sri Lanka51.6% (16)
South Africa48.4% (15)
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SYED ALI
SRI LANKA WIN ITS YOUR VOYING NOT TIP
2018-07-21 11:48:23
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