South Africa beats Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in second Test to clinch series 2-0

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 30: A Cricket ball is seen lying on the pitch as mist and a wet outfield delay play during the Plunket Shield match between Canterbury and Wellington on March 30, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second and final Test at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: A cricket ball is seen lying on the pitch. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Lungi Ngidi ended with figures of 4/44 while Lutho Sipamla claimed 3/40 taking out Sri Lanka’s batting order to leave them with a total of 211 from their second innings.

Despite the best efforts of Dimuth Karunaratne, who had scored 103, the visitors would go on to lose their last six wickets for just 35 giving the hosts a chance to close out another strong victory.

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram, with figures of 31 not out off 27 and an unbeaten on 36 off 53 respectively, would then go on to guide the Proteas to their target of 67 to clinch the win with two days remaining.

South Africa had won the first Test by an innings and 45 runs in a dominant performance at Centurion despite Sri Lanka having made its highest-ever total in South Africa (396) in the first innings.

This was South Africa’s first Test series win under Mark Boucher, and their first in three attempts against Sri Lanka.

The win will be a morale booster for the squad following the disappointment of the previous T20 and ODI series against England.

South Africa will next head out to Pakistan for a tour which will feature two Tests and three T20Is.