Durban, Dec 29: Rangana Herath took 5-79 as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 208 runs in the second test Thursday for a breakthrough win in the country.
Spinner Herath wrapped up Sri Lanka's first ever test victory in South Africa late on day four as the Proteas slumped to 241 all out, well short of their victory target of 450.
Herath broke a stubborn 99-run stand between A.B. de Villiers (69) and Dale Steyn (43) and then removed Steyn and Marchant de Lange in three balls to wrap up a series-leveling victory for the tourists with a day to spare.
Herath had De Villiers lbw after his battling partnership with Steyn delayed Sri Lanka's march to victory and lifted South Africa from 133-6 in its second innings.
Sri Lanka also ended a run of 15 tests without a win.