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Sri Lanka outplay SA in last ODI
Sri Lanka completely outplayed the South African side led by Quinton de Kock beating them by 178 runs in the final ODI of the five match ODI series.
The ODI match between Sri Lanka and South Africa was played in R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 12th August. South Africans already clinched the series with their hat-trick wins in the first three games.
The hosts batted first after winning the toss and posted a total of 299 in the scoreboard. In the Sri Lankan batting score card, the skipper Angelo Mathews led the batting line up of his run a ball knock of 97 runs including 11 fours and one six. Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella scored a composed 43 runs in 65 balls
In the bowling side Williem Mulder and Phehlukwayo led the bowling cards by taking two wickets each. Rabada, Junior Dala and Keshav Maharaj took one wicket per each.
In their chase of 300 runs right from the visitors Finally they were bowled out for 121 runs only. Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya delivered another dream spell of 6 wickets for 29 runs. In the batting line up South African skipper Quinton De Kock scored a fighting 54 runs when the wickets were tumbling on the other side.
Akil Dananjaya was awarded as man of the match for his match winning spell of 6 wickets. With this spell he became only the fourth spinner to take 6 wickets in two times in ODIs. JP Duminy was awarded as the man of the series.