ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on the go

Get the official ICC Cricket app

Dominant Sri Lanka takes series 4-1

Dilshan hits 99 as South Africa sinks to 128-run defeat after Sri Lanka piles up 307 for 4
49674
Tillakaratne Dilshan narrowly missed out on a second successive century as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by a massive 128 runs in Colombo on Wednesday (July 31) to wrap up the One-Day International series 4-1.
 
Sri Lanka was already holding a decisive 3-1 lead in the series and came out all guns firing. The batsmen piled up 307 for 4 after Angelo Mathews, the captain,  chose to bat on winning the toss, and the bowlers then shot South Africa out for 179 in 43.5 overs in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium.
 
AB de Villiers played a captain's knock of 51, but could not prevent South Africa from sinking to its 13th defeat in 15 one-dayers on Sri Lankan soil.
 
South Africa was struggling at 137 for 8 when Ryan McLaren hit 29 and Aaron Phangiso scored an unbeaten 18 down the order to boost the total.
 
Suranga Lakmal, the seamer, and Sachithra Senanayake, the offspinner, marked their first appearance in the series by sharing five wickets, while Ajantha Mendis claimed 3 for 36.
 
Dilshan, who hit an unbeaten 115 in the fourth game in Pallekele on Sunday, plundered 13 boundaries before he was bowled for 99 by Ryan McLaren in the 39th over. Kumar Sangakkara then provided the fireworks at the end, and was unbeaten on 75 off just 45 balls as Sri Lanka plundered 52 runs in the last five overs.
 
Lahiru Thirimanne, promoted to No.3, also contributed his part, with a steady 68 (93 balls). Sangakkara hit 12 fours as the South African bowlers wilted in steamy conditions.
 
Thirimanne and Dilshan put on 163 for the second wicket after Kusal Perera was caught behind off Morne Morkel in the fifth over.
 
South Africa lost wickets in a heap to plunge to 85 for 6 by the 20th over, with Senanayake and Lakmal grabbing two wickets each. It was 60 for 1 in the tenth over when the dismissal of Hashim Amla for 18, lbw to Senanayake, triggered a middle-order collapse.
 
Lakmal removed Farhaan Behardien and David Miller in the space of three balls after Faf du Plessis had fallen to Thisara Perera for six.
 
De Villiers and the tailenders delayed the end, but Sri Lanka emerged the comfortable winner with an impressive all-round display.
 
In a match that held only academic interest, Sri Lanka rested Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Upul Tharanga and Rangana Herath. They were replaced by Lakmal, Senanayake, Angelo Perera and Kusal Perera.
 
South Africa recalled McLaren and Phangiso in place of Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson.
 
The teams will now play three Twenty20 Internationals, with the first match to be held at the same venue on Friday.

More News

Live Cricket

ICC Events

1 June - 18 June 2017

No fixtures available.

ODI
Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
Pakistan won by 180 runs
Pakistan
338/4
India
158
Match Centre
ODI
Semi Final 2, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
India won by 9 wickets
Bangladesh
264/7
India
265/1
Match Centre
ODI
Semi Final 1, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
England
211
Pakistan
215/2
Match Centre
ODI
Match 12, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Sri Lanka
236
Pakistan
237/7
Match Centre
ODI
Match 11, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
India won by 8 wickets
India
193/2
South Africa
191
Match Centre
ODI
Match 10, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
England won by 40 runs (DLS Method)
England
240/4
Australia
277/9
Match Centre
ODI
Match 9, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
New Zealand
265/8
Bangladesh
268/5
Match Centre
ODI
Match 8, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | The Oval, London
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
India
321/6
Sri Lanka
322/3
Match Centre
ODI
Match 7, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Edgbaston, Birmingham
Pakistan won by 19 runs (DLS Method)
Pakistan
119/3
South Africa
219/8
Match Centre
ODI
Match 6, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
England won by 87 runs
England
310
New Zealand
223
Match Centre

Group A

Pos Team P NRR Pts
1 England 3 +1.045 6
2 Bangladesh 3 +0.000 3
3 Australia 3 -0.992 2
4 New Zealand 3 -1.058 1

Group B

Pos Team P NRR Pts
1 India 3 +1.370 4
2 Pakistan 3 -0.680 4
3 South Africa 3 +0.167 2
4 Sri Lanka 3 -0.798 2
Tournament Home

Shop

ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
New
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£20.00
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
New
ICC Womens World Cup Logo T-Shirt
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£20.00
ICC Womens World Cup Supporter Cap
New
ICC Womens World Cup Supporter Cap
ICC Womens World Cup 2017
£13.00
View Shop

ICC on Social