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Jul 12, 2014


After a blazing start provided by their opener Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka lost their way in the middle and and have lost three quick wickets. Skipper Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne are now at the crease and are struggling to get things under way and the run rate is also mounting.


South Africa finished at a commanding total of 339 for five with Quinton de Kock and and Ab de Villiers scoring cracking tons in the third One-Day International (ODI). Barring Rangana Herath, Sri Lankanbowling attack was toothless and were hammered to all parts of the picturesque Hambantota ground. De Kock along with the in-form Hashim Amla got the visitors to a steady start but it was absolute carnage from the time De Villiers came to the crease and played in his usual Swiss-generis fashion.