Hindustan Times – Match-winner Kusal Perera insisted “all I did was my role” after his epic 153 not out took Sri Lanka to a dramatic one-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Test at Kingsmead on Saturday.

Summary

  • Match-winner Kusal Perera insisted “all I did was my role” after his epic 153 not out took Sri Lanka to a dramatic one-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Test at Kingsmead on Saturday.
  • Karunaratne said his team had gone into the match with confidence, despite being long-odds underdogs.
  • Karunaratne said the tours of New Zealand and Australia had helped Sri Lanka prepare for South Africa.
  • South African captain Faf du Plessis defended his tactics of setting wide-spread fields for Perera during the last-wicket stand.
  • Du Plessis said Perera’s innings would be talked about for years to come.


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