Sri Lanka leveled the series in South Africa with a 208 runs victory on the fourth day of the second Test in Durban. Incidentally, it was their first Test win on the South African soil.
Sri Lanka set 450 to win and the hosts put up a lame display and thus setting the stage for a thriller in Cape Town next week. Only AB de Villiers (69) and Dale Steyn (43) – who put on 99 runs for the seventh wicket offered resistance.
For Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath did the star turn and took five wickets for 79 to seal Sri Lanka's first ever Test win in South Africa. This win is also the first test victory for Sri Lanka since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan.
Herath finished with match figures of nine for 128.