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Sri Lanka overcome South Africa rearguard to complete sweep

COLOMBO: Rangana Herath's 6/98 helped Sri Lanka overcome dogged South African resistance to win by 199 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo. It completed a 2-0 sweep in the series for the hosts. Needing 351 runs at the start of the fourth day after Sri Lanka had set them 490 to win, South Africa were bowled out for 290 early in the second session on Monday. This despite a maiden Test century by Theunis de Bruyn (101) and a half-century by Temba Bavuma (63). South Africa had managed just 124 runs in their first…

Bismah, Sana seal series win for Pakistan women

DAMBULLA: Skipper Bismah Maroof’s 89 and Sana Mir’s 4-20 guided Pakistan Women to a 94-run victory over Sri Lanka Women in the three-match ODI series of the second ICC World Championship at Dambulla. The victory gave Pakistan an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, after they had won the first ODI by 69 runs. Opting to bat, Pakistan put up a competitive total of 250/6, Bismah was supported by contributions from Nida Dar (38) and Nahida Khan (29). Sana contributed with the bat as well scoring 25-ball 27 including…