Twitter reactions on Sri Lanka’s series win over SA: Twitter was elated after the Sri Lanka registered a historic series victory in South Africa.
During the second Test of the ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 8 wickets to register a historic 2-0 series victory. Coming on the back of losing 0-2 in Australia, Sri Lanka turned the tables within no time against the Proteas on their home soil.
The series victory has made the island nation become the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa. With India becoming the first Asia team to beat Australia in Australia last month, it speaks highly about the Asian cricketers are dominating across conditions.
Having won the first Test in a riveting manner (by 1 wicket), Sri Lanka has effectively whitewashed South Africa in South Africa. The importance of the same can’t really be defined in words.
The fact that the same has happened in times when cricket in the island nation in nearly in shambles is most likely to instill confidence in both the players and the administrators.
Beat South Africa by 8 wickets in second Test
Talking of the second Test, the visitors were bundled out for 154 in 37.4 overs in the first innings after dismissing the hosts on 222. An inspired bowling spell from Suranga Lakmal (16.3-3-39-4) saw Sri Lanka dismissing South Africa on a paltry 128 in 44.3 overs.
Chasing 197 runs to win the match, Sri Lanka lost their openers by the 11th over. However, a match-winning 163-run partnership between Oshada Fernando (75) and Kusal Mendis (84) sealed the chase for them. As expected, Sri Lanka’s magnificent victory saw them alluring plentiful reactions on social media platform Twitter.
Read some of them below:
Sri Lanka did what….?! 😲
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) February 23, 2019
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) February 23, 2019
Well done Sri Lanka!!! Huge respect! 🙏🏻💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/naJWupom8U
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) February 23, 2019
The Kusals take the big awards!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 23, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 23, 2019
Incredible effort to win the series 0-2. This is huge for Sri Lankan and definitely world cricket. Test cricket has turned on its head in the last few months n its brilliant #SAvSL
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) February 23, 2019
is this the best sri lankan team in the last 15 years? #SAvSL
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 23, 2019
– India won a Test series in Aus
– West Indies won a Test series v Eng
– Sri Lanka wins a Test series in SA
Year of upsets? Can we expect some upsets in the upcoming World Cup (and IPL)?
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 23, 2019
Wow, Sri Lanka! Hats off! Going where no Asian team has gone before, where better Sri Lankan teams haven’t. This is big! Very big.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 23, 2019
If you love cricket you can’t help but rejoice in this Sri Lankan win. History-making, odds-defying, and utterly cockle-warming
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 23, 2019
Sri Lanka about to create history. Almost at the door of a famous win. I am glad though some time disappointed, I never lost faith and the will to support them. Go well Sri Lanka. Proud of you.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) February 23, 2019
Bravo Sri Lanka! Series victory to cherish forever 👏👏👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 23, 2019
Wow! Sri Lanka become the first Asian team to win a test series in South Africa.. super stuff! 👍👍
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 23, 2019
no ifs, no buts, no nothing….sri lanka, just ENJOY this!! #SAvSL
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 23, 2019
HISTORIC SERIES VICTORY! 💪🇱🇰
Sri Lanka whitewashed South Africa in their own den (2-0) & became the first ever Asian side to bag a series win on South African soil!
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) February 23, 2019
This Sri Lanka performance is a strong message to those who ridiculed them in the recent years. Their tour to India was termed “gully cricket” and tour to Australia “Second XI club cricket.” They winning in South Africa where no subcontinent team won and Australia lost last year.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 23, 2019
Bravo Boys ! Congratulations to Captain Dimuth and the team , thank you for keeping the promise and Sri Lanka Cricket Alive ! First Asian team to win a series against SA in South Africa ,well done
— Harin Fernando (@fernandoharin) February 23, 2019
Ayubowan Sri Lanka. So many seniors missing. Yet @OfficialSLC are the first Asian team to win a series in South Africa. One of the toughest places to win. Impossible really is nothing. My guy @RusselArnold69 will be dancing in the streets as will many in Sri Lanka👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— ian bishop (@irbishi) February 23, 2019
Plenty of people in Australia called Sri Lanka the worst Test team to ever tour there.
Less than a month later they’re going to do what no Asian team has *ever* done, and beat South Africa in South Africa.
Cricket, bloody hell. #SAvSL
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) February 23, 2019
🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰 Record series win for Sri Lanka. This same South Africa team beat Pakistan 3-0 last month & India 2-1 last year
Test series wins in South Africa:
Sri Lanka 01
New Zealand 00
West Indies 00
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) February 23, 2019
Congratulations to Sri Lanka on a fantastic Test series win against SA in SA. This must be one of their greatest moments in their Test history. My friend @RusselArnold69 will be a really happy man #SAvSL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 23, 2019
#SAvSL – RESULT:
HISTORIC VICTORY FOR SRI LANKA!
They’ve become the first sub-continent side to win a Test series in South Africa after a brilliant 163-run partnership from Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis took them to an 8-wicket win. pic.twitter.com/w7bgKvrBjZ
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) February 23, 2019
Dimuth Karunaratne won first two Tests and first series as Sri Lanka Test captain. First asian Test captain to win a Test series in SA. Took over captaincy when SL last won an international match in October,won last Test in July. Welldone skipper & team @IamDimuth @OfficialSLC
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) February 23, 2019
It’s all over in PE, Sri Lanka have beaten South Africa by 8 wickets. They become the first sub-continent team to win a Test series on our shores. Superb batting by K Mendis (84*) & O Fernando (75*). Tough few days at the office for our boys, we know they’ll bounce back. #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/RfkltLL1qW
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 23, 2019
— Thisara perera (@PereraThisara) February 23, 2019