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Sri Lanka bind rain-marred thriller to finish losing strain opposite South Africa


Sri lanka vs South Africa, SL vs SA, Suranga Lakmal, sports news, cricket, Indian ExpressSri lanka vs South Africa, SL vs SA, Suranga Lakmal, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Having mislaid a five-match array following 3 defeats, Sri Lanka batted with celebrated leisure to post 306-7 after sleet had reduced a compare to 39 overs-a-side. (Source: AP)

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Suranga Lakmal bowled a parsimonious final over to assistance Sri Lanka win a rain-hit fourth one-dayer opposite South Africa by 3 runs underneath a Duckworth-Lewis process on Wednesday and snap their losing streak.

Having mislaid a five-match array following 3 defeats, Sri Lanka batted with celebrated leisure to post 306-7 after sleet had reduced a compare to 39 overs-a-side.

More sleet interruptions left South Africa with a revised aim of 191 from 21 overs though Lakmal (3-46) conceded 4 runs in a final over to sign a stirring feat in a stop-start game.

Put in to bat, Sri Lanka enjoyed their initial 50-plus opening partnership of a array from Upul Tharanga (36) and Niroshan Dickwella (34) that laid a substructure for a large total.

Kusal Perera crushed 51 though it was a 109-run mount between Thisara Perera (51 not out) and Dasun Shanaka (65) that took Sri Lanka past a 300-mark.

Shanaka clobbered 5 sixes in his 34-ball shell as Sri Lanka plundered 105 runs from a final 10 overs.

South Africa were primarily set a aim of 308 underneath a Duckworth-Lewis complement though serve sleet interventions left them wanting 191 runs from 21 overs.

Hashim Amla done 40 and JP Duminy contributed 38 though South Africa suffered a middle-order fall that left them wanting 8 runs from a final over with dual wickets in hand.

Lakmal discharged David Miller (21) with a second round to effectively bind a compare as South Africa finished on 187-9.

The tourists will take a 3-1 lead into Sunday’s final one-dayer in Colombo.

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