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Tillakaratne Dilshan has scored five tons in 11 innings at Pallekele © AFP

South Africa lost to Sri Lanka by a huge total of 87 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) of their series, thereby squaring the series 1-1. Hashim Amla scored his second consecutive — and 14th overall — ODI ton, but it was a lone effort as almost none of the other batsmen managed to score runs against an attack that was supremely confident despite a loss in the last game.

South Africa were in trouble at 129 for seven after 30 overs. A 53-run alliance between Dale Steyn and Amla helped the Proteas recover, but the match was over soon after, as Amla was dismissed for 101. South Africa could not score another run after his dismissal, as they were bowled out for 180.