Sri Lanka registered a historic 2-0 series whitewash over South Africa after defeating the Proteas by a massive 199 runs during the second and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds a short while ago.
Chasing a mammoth 490-run target, the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 290 runs in 56.5 overs.
Youngster Theunis de Bruyn provided strong resistance and scored an impressive 101 before being castled off a Rangana Herath delivery. Temba Bavuma played a supporting hand scoring a patient 63.
However the Sri Lankan spinners spearheaded by Rangana Herath made short work of the South African batters to register a historic win inside four days.
Record breaking Herath finished with figures of 6 for 98 while Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dhananjaya chipped in with two wickers apiece. The South Africans were bundled out for 126 in their first essay.
Sri Lanka scored 338 and declared on 275 for 5 after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Sri Lanka also won the opening Test match of the series by 278 runs in Galle last week.
The victorious Sri Lanka team sans Dinesh Chandimal and South Africa will now head to Dambulla to kick-start the five match One Day International series.
The opening match of the series will get underway on Sunday at the Dambulla International Stadium as Day-encounter.