Colombo, Sept 7 (newsin.asia) – Charith Asalanka’s 47 and Maheesh Theekshana’s 4 wickets helped Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 78 runs and seal the ODI series 2-1 played at the R Premadasa Stadium (7).
For the first time in eight years, Sri Lanka has managed to win an ODI series against South Africa. The last time Sri Lanka won a series was on home turf in 2013 when Sri Lanka won 4-1. This is also Sri Lanka’s first series win against a top 5 ICC ranked team in 7 years.
Series Result – Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Player Of The Match – Dushmantha Chameera
Player Of The Series – Charith Asalanka
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kamindu Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
South Africa (Playing XI): Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj(c), Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi