Aug.9 – Sri Lanka have registered a nail-biting victory by 3 runs (D/L method) over South Africa in the fourth ODI at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Proteas are still leading by 3-1 with one match remaining in the series.
Sri Lanka post 306/7 in their allotted 39 overs, mainly thanks to Thisara Perera 51*, Kusal Perera 51 and Dasun Shanaka 65.
In reply, South Africa made 187/9, Hashim Amla scored 40 and Suranga Lakmal took 3-46 for Sri Lanka.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI Match Summary
Sri Lanka – 306/7 in 39 overs (Shanaka 65, T Perera 51*, K Perera 51; Duminy 2/35)
South Africa – 187/9 in 21 overs (Amla 40, Duminy 38; Lakmal 3/46, T Perera 2/32)
Result – Sri Lanka won by 3 runs (D/L)
Man of the Match – Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)