Friday, 26 July 2013

3rd ODI: South Africa beat Sri Lanka - 26th July 2013

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013: South Africa won by 56 runs against South Africa in the 3rd ODI Cricket Match played Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka on July 26, 2013. Click here for the Full Scorecard Update

Miller scored a fine 85 while Tsotsobe and Behardien did well with the ball to help SA defeat SL by 56 runs in the 3rd ODI.

South Africa finally taste victory in Lankan soil against the hosts since September 2nd, 1993. The bowlers made sure that Sri Lanka struggled in the chase, Tsotsobe struck thrice in no time to reduce them to 16/3. Mahela and Chandimal added useful runs but when they were reduced to 92/6, it looked all but over. Thisara had other ideas as he smashed 35 runs from one Peterson over, but the visitors held their nerve to close out the game.

David Miller is named the MoM for his 85 off 72 balls. His innings turned the game. It also keeps the series alive, which should only mean good news.


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