Achieving what no Asian team has done before, a young, inexperienced Sri Lanka side became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa after Oshada Fernando and Kusal Perera propelled the tourists to an eight-wicket win at Port Elizabeth in the second Test on Saturday to clinch a historic 2-0 series triumph. (ALSO READ: Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis propel Sri Lanka to historic win in South Africa)
Fernando was unbeaten on 75 off 106 balls, while Mendis scored 84 not out off 110 deliveries as Sri Lanka chased down a victory target of 197 by lunch.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Co. showed some character and recorded a clinical win specially after victory in Durban. Many former cricketers from the subcontinent and across the globe, and fans hailed Sri Lanka’s recent historic feat. Here are a few: