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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 - 20:34
At last, Sri Lanka batsmen shine
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Sri Lanka set a revised target of 308 for South Africa in the fourth ODI at Pallekele.
 
The match was reduced to 39 overs due to bad weather.
 
The visitors opted to bowl first after winning the toss.
 
Nirishan Dickwella (34 off 35 balls) and Upul Tharanga (36 off 41 balls) added 61 runs for the 1st wicket.
 
It was the best opening partnership for the home side in this series so far.
 
Kusal Janith also made 51 off 32 balls.
 
Thisara Perera and Dasun Shanaka joining at the crease in the 28th over, entertained the crowd adding 109 runs for the 7th wicket off just 11 overs.
 
Shanaka scored 65 off 34 balls with four 4s and five 6s.
 
Perera was 51 not out off 45 balls and he hit three 4s and two 6s.

Sri Lanka totalled 306 for 7.

Altogether Sri Lanka batsmen hit 12 fours.
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