Dananjaya’s six wickets hand Sri Lanka 178-run victory

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya spun a web around South Africa’s batsmen with a six-wicket haul to help the hosts to a commanding 178-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews struck a run-a-ball 97 to anchor his side to an imposing 299 for eight after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat.

South Africa, who had won the first three matches of the series, appeared clueless against off-spinner Dananjaya’s bag of tricks and were bundled out for 121 under 25 overs.

The 24-year-old took 6-29 to register his best bowling figures in one-dayers and helped Sri Lanka finish the series with a respectable 3-2 result.

South Africa’s stand-in skipper Quinton de Kock, leading the side for the injured Faf du Plessis, was the only batsman to provide some resistance for the touring side with a stroke-filled 54.

Mathews hit 11 fours and a six

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella   c Quinton de Kock b Andile Phehlukwayo     43

Upul Tharanga        c Quinton de Kock b Junior Dala            19

Kusal Perera         c Heinrich Klaasen b Willem Mulder          8

Kusal Mendis         c Quinton de Kock b Keshav Maharaj         38

Angelo Mathews       Not Out                                    97

Dhananjaya de Silva  c Reeza Hendricks b Willem Mulder          30

Thisara Perera       c Hashim Amla b Andile Phehlukwayo         13

Dasun Shanaka        c JP Duminy b Kagiso Rabada                21

Akila Dananjaya      Run Out Aiden Markram                       5

Extras               10b 5lb 3nb 0pen 7w                        25

 Total                (50.0 overs)                            299-8

Fall of Wickets : 1-50 Tharanga, 2-64 Perera, 3-114 Dickwella, 4-142 Mendis, 5-195 de Silva, 6-247 Perera, 7-291 Shanaka, 8-299 Perera

Did Not Bat : Lakmal, Kumara

 

 Bowling             Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex

Kagiso Rabada       10   0  47   1  4.70  1w 2nb

Junior Dala          9   0  57   1  6.33  2w

Willem Mulder        8   0  59   2  7.38  3w 1nb

Andile Phehlukwayo   8   0  60   2  7.50  1w

Keshav Maharaj      10   0  32   1  3.20

JP Duminy            5   0  29   0  5.80

 

South Africa 

Hashim Amla                   b Suranga Lakmal                                          0

Quinton de Kock              b Akila Dananjaya                                         54

Aiden Markram                c&b Akila Dananjaya                                     20

Reeza Hendricks               b Akila Dananjaya                                          0

Heinrich Klaasen               lbw Akila Dananjaya                                      3

JP Duminy                        c&b Dhananjaya de Silva                               12

Willem Mulder                  lbw Lahiru Kumara                                        2

Andile Phehlukwayo         c Niroshan Dickwella b Akila Dananjaya          3

Keshav Maharaj               c Suranga Lakmal b Akila Dananjaya               8

Kagiso Rabada                 Not Out                                                         12

Junior Dala                      c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lahiru Kumara           5

 Extras              0b 1lb 0nb 0pen 1w                                2

 Total               (24.4 overs)                            121 all out

Fall of Wickets : 1-0 Amla, 2-31 Markram, 3-31 Hendricks, 4-39 Klaasen, 5-85 Duminy, 6-92 Mulder, 7-94 de Kock, 8-95 Phehlukwayo, 9-115 Maharaj, 10-121 Dala

 

 Bowling               Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex

Suranga Lakmal         4   0  22   1  5.50

Akila Dananjaya        9   0  29   6  3.22

Dhananjaya de Silva    4   0  21   1  5.25

Thisara Perera         2   0  14   0  7.00

Lahiru Kumara        5.4   0  34   2  6.00  1w

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