Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 7:06
Dilshan's all-round effort helps defeat SA by 87 runs in 2nd ODI
Tillakaratne Dilshan produced a superb all-round effort as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 87 runs in the second one-day international to send the three-game series to a decider.
Dilshan struck a brisk 86 to help the home side score 267 in 49.2 overs, and then grabbed 3-40 as South Africa was bowled out for 180 in 38.1 overs.
For South Africa, Hashim Amla produced a second consecutive century but his 101 went in vain as he did not receive support from other batsmen, who were tormented by Lasith Malinga (4-24) in both the early and late overs.
Opener Dilshan set the tone for Sri Lanka with a solid knock and was supported well by Mahela Jayawardene in the middle overs.