7 Jan 2012

South Africa clinch test series against Sri Lanka

6:45 am on 7 January 2012

A superb all-round performance by Jacques Kallis carried South Africa to a series-clinching 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the third and final cricket test at Newlands.

Having scored 224 in the South African first innings, Kallis claimed three for 35 to end an obdurate Sri Lankan second innings on 342, leaving the hosts with a nominal target of two runs to win.

Kallis also took four catches to equal the South African record for the most by an outfielder in an innings as well as the mark of six catches in a test set by Albert Vogler in 1909/10 and matched by Bruce Mitchell in 1931/32.

South Africa's victory brings to an end a run of four winless series at home dating back to 2008.