In the first test match of the series which was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Durban. On the 4th of the first test, We have seen history unfold today at the Kingsmead. Sri Lanka won Test match here almost 7 years ago and they have replicated their effort in truly sensational fashion.
Well, they have only one man to thank, Kusal Perera. He has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, He and the debutant Fernando started off in fine fashion. But a double strike from Steyn made the Proteas favourites again.
At that point, they were 110/5 then Dhananjaya de Silva came in at number 7 and added 96 runs with the southpaw
That partnership was threatening to take the match away from South Africa. But Maharaj got the wicket of de Silva at the right time and on the next ball, Lakmal edged one to first slip. Sri Lanka was down and out at that stage and they required Perera to play out of his skin.
And boy hasn’t he punched above his weight and played an innings to remember for the ages. He held his composure at the very last moment and guided his team home with the truly phenomenal effort by adding 78 runs for the last wicket along with Viswa Fernando.
Man of the Match:
Kusal Perera scored 51 in the first innings and followed up with an unbelievable knock of 153* in the second innings. With this effort, Kusal Perera won the man of the match award for scoring 204 runs in the first test.