Thursday, 1 August 2013

Easy win for Srilanka over South Africa.

By on 09:46

Match winning performance by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara lead Srilanka to a huge victory by 128 runs over South Africa, and thereby winning the series by 4-1.

The game was played in Premadasa Stadium. After winning the toss, Angelo Mathews chose to bat first. South Africans got their early breakthrough by getting the early wicket of Kusal Perera. But Tilakaratne Dilshan who made 99 off 110 balls, which included 13 boundaries and Lahiru Thirimanne (68) lead Srilanka to made a challenging score on board.

Kumar Sangakkara who played a brutal knock of 75 runs by just 45 balls made Srilanka to score 307 runs by losing 4 wickets in 50 overs.
South Africa were unable to chase the target and lost all of their wickets for just 179 runs.


307-4 in 50 overs.
Tilakaratna Dilshan - 99 runs,110 balls, 13 boundaries.
Lahiru Thirimanne - 68.
Kumar Sangakkara - 75*
Angelo Mathews - 23*

South Africa:
179 allout in 43.5 overs.
Kwinton D cock - 27
AB De Villiers - 51
Ryan McLaren - 29

Result: Srilanka won by 128 runs.

Man of the Match: Tilakaratne Dilshan
Man of the series: Kumar Sangakkara.

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