Kusal Perera gives Sri Lanka plenty of joy in epic Test vs South Africa

kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
Kusal Perera blasted 153 and shared a 78-run stand for the final wicket with Vishwa Fernando as Sri Lanka stunned South Africa by chasing 304 and winning the Test by one wicket. The world record chase and partnership helped Sri Lanka erase years of pain. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
Kusal Perera slammed his second century and his calculated assault on the South African bowling helped Sri Lanka overcome a tough period. Many hailed Kusal Perera's knock as the best-ever in the fourth innings of a chase. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
For Sri Lanka, the last couple of months has been very poor, having lost a series at home against England 3-0 while they did not win a single game in New Zealand across all formats. They were also hammered 0-2 in Australia, prolonging their winless run Down Under. (Image credit: Sri Lanka cricket Facebook)
kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
Heading into the series against South Africa, Sri Lanka had won just one Test which was in 2011 in Durban but they managed to overcome the odds in grand style by securing a famous win. (Image credit: Sri Lanka cricket Facebook)
kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
Kusal Perera's knock gave Sri Lanka their second one-wicket win in Tests and both have come against South Africa. In 2006, South Africa lost by one wicket during the second Test at the P Sara Stadium. (Image credit: Sri Lanka cricket Facebook)
kusal perera vishwa fernando sri lanka beat south africa by one wicket in durban
Sri Lanka will be aiming to become the first Asian nation to win a Test series in South Africa and this win in Durban will have eliminated all the pain that has been inflicted on them by England, Australia and New Zealand. (Image credit: Sri Lanka cricket Facebook)
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