South Africa elect to bat against Sri Lanka in 4th ODI at Pallekele

AB de Villiers will hope to build on the momentum after their win in the third ODI © Getty Images

Jul 28, 2013

South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in their fourth ODI at Pallekele on Sunday.

Sri Lanka lead the ODI series 2-1.

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third ODI, courtesy of four for 22 by left-arm pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe. Earlier David Miller’s 85 off 72 balls helped South Africa post a fighting total. This win ends South Africa’s 11-match losing streak against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka despite all-rounder Thisara Perera’s heroics.

The highlight of the innings was the 33rd over of the game where Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera smashed 35 off left-arm spinner Robin Peterson’s over to catapult the home side’s run-chase.


Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers (c), Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Catch live scorecard and ball by ball commentary of the 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa here