Sri Lanka wins series 2-0 after 199-run victory in 2nd test

South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn, right, and Temba Bavuma cheer each other during the fourth day’s play of their second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, center, celebrates with teammates after their win over South Africa on the fourth day of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 23, 2018. Sri Lanka won the series 2-0. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn, left, and Temba Bavuma run between wickets during the fourth day’s play of their second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, left, celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Temba Bavuma during the fourth day’s play of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Rangana Herath took six wickets as Sri Lanka completed a 199-run win over South Africa to sweep the two-test series with a day to spare.

The veteran spinner snared 6-98, including the vital wicket that broke up South Africa's 123-run sixth-wicket stand just before the lunch interval on Monday.

Theunis de Bruyn (101) posted a maiden test century and was involved in the 123-run partnership with Temba Bavuma (63) to delay the inevitable after South Africa was set an improbable target of 490 to level the series. South Africa was eventually dismissed for 490,

Sri Lanka won the first test in Galle by 278 runs.

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