SL beat SA 3rd ODI: Theekshana, Asalanka lead Sri Lanka to 78-run win against South Africa, seal series 2-1

SL vs SA 3rd ODI: Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka lead Sri Lanka to a 78-run win over South Africa, win ODI series 2-1
SL vs SA 3rd ODI: Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka lead Sri Lanka to a 78-run win over South Africa, win ODI series 2-1

SL vs SA, 3rd ODI: Theekshana, Asalanka lead Sri Lanka to 78-run win against South Africa, seal series 2-1 – Charith Asalanka’s 47 and Maheesh Theekshana’s four wickets helped Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 78 runs and seal ODI series 2-1 at R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday. The win also gave Sri Lanka crucial 20 points in the World Cup Super League to keep their chances alive for a direct qualfication.

Chasing a target of 204 runs, South Africa tumbled and lost wickets at regular intervals. Heinrich Klaasen led South Africa’s fightback for a while but it wasn’t enough as the visitors failed against Sri Lanka’s spin and folded for 125.

Earlier, Riding on incredible performances from spinners, South Africa restricted Sri Lanka to 203/9 in 50 overs in the third and final ODI of the series here at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday. Captain Keshav Maharaj, George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi were the star performer of the South African side while for the host Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dushmantha Chameera scored runs to help their side reach past 200. 

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. The pitch was expected to favour spinners, thus captain Maharaj started bowling in the second over of the innings. He along with Linde bowled beautifully. Maharaj removed three Sri Lankan batsmen while Linde and Shamsi took two wickets each. Aiden Markram and Wiaan Mulder also chipped in with one wicket each. South Africa used as many as four spinners while the three pacers completed the remaining 10 overs. 

South Africa Innings 125 all out; lost by 78 runs
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Janneman Malan c D de Silva b M Theekshana 18 19 2 0 94.74
Aiden Markram c D de Silva b P Jayawickrama 2 4 0 0 50.00
Reeza Hendricks b PVD Chameera 1 7 0 0 14.29
Rassie van der Dussen c PHKD Mendis b PVD Chameera 5 5 1 0 100.00
Heinrich Klaasen (WK) lbw b M Theekshana 22 30 3 0 73.33
Wiaan Mulder b W Hasaranga 2 7 0 0 28.57
Andile Phehlukwayo c LD Chandimal b KIC Asalanka 17 36 2 0 47.22
George Linde c PHKD Mendis b W Hasaranga 18 24 2 0 75.00
Kagiso Rabada c D de Silva b M Theekshana 8 13 1 0 61.54
Keshav Maharaj (C) c LD Chandimal b M Theekshana 15 17 2 0 88.24
Tabraiz Shamsi Not out 9 19 0 0 47.37
Extra 8 (b 0, w 6, nb 1, lb 1)
Total 125/10 (30)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Dushmantha Chameera 4 1 16 2 4.00
Praveen Jayawickrama 4 0 18 1 4.50
Wanindu Hasaranga 8 3 32 2 4.00
Maheesh Theekshana 10 0 37 4 3.70
Dhananjaya de Silva 3 0 18 0 6.00
Charith Asalanka 1 0 3 1 3.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
AK Markram 1-8 1.4
RR Hendricks 2-9 2.5
HE van der Dussen 3-19 4.1
JN Malan 4-45 9.1
Wiaan Mulder 5-48 10.4
H Klaasen 6-54 15.2
AL Phehlukwayo 7-90 21.1
K Rabada 8-100 23.5
GF Linde 9-102 24.2
KA Maharaj 10-125 29.6

Over 5: WICKET! South Africa in deep trouble. Van der Dussen departs.

On the other hand for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka build a small partnership after losing quick wickets at the top. de Silva scored 31 while Asalanka missed out on well deserved fifty as he got out on 47 runs. In the end, Dushmantha Chameera gave Sri Lanka the much-needed push to help their score past 200.

The pitch will continue to assist spinners and the chase will be an interesting one if Sri Lanka takes early wickets.

SL vs SA, 3rd ODI LIVE Updates

Sri Lanka Innings 203/9 (50 ovs)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Avishka Fernando lbw b KA Maharaj 10 18 2 0 55.56
Dinesh Chandimal (WK) lbw b GF Linde 9 12 1 0 75.00
Kamindu Mendis c & b GF Linde 16 29 2 0 55.17
Dhananjaya de Silva c H Klaasen b AK Markram 31 44 2 0 70.45
Charith Asalanka c H Klaasen b T Shamsi 47 71 2 0 66.20
Dasun Shanaka (C) c Wiaan Mulder b KA Maharaj 13 12 1 0 108.33
Wanindu Hasaranga c RR Hendricks b KA Maharaj 6 10 0 0 60.00
Chamika Karunaratne lbw b T Shamsi 16 39 1 0 41.03
Dushmantha Chameera c JN Malan b Wiaan Mulder 29 39 3 0 74.36
Maheesh Theekshana Not out 10 26 0 0 38.46
Praveen Jayawickrama Not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extra 14 (b 0, w 8, nb 4, lb 2)
Total 203/9 (50)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 8 0 46 0 5.75
Keshav Maharaj 10 0 38 3 3.80
George Linde 10 1 32 2 3.20
Aiden Markram 10 0 41 1 4.10
Tabraiz Shamsi 10 0 31 2 3.10
Andile Phehlukwayo 1 0 10 0 10.00
Wiaan Mulder 1 0 3 1 3.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
A Fernando 1-22 3.6
LD Chandimal 2-33 6.2
PHKD Mendis 3-64 14.2
D de Silva 4-93 19.5
D Shanaka 5-112 24.1
W Hasaranga 6-121 26.4
C Karunaratne 7-154 37.2
KIC Asalanka 8-166 41.1
PVD Chameera 9-198 48.2

SL vs SA, 3rd ODI LIVE: Toss Report

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opeted to bat first in the series decider against South Africa here at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday. The series is level at 1-1. Sri Lanka has a chance of beating South Africa in ODI series after nine years. South Africa are unchanged while the hosts have made three changes. Rajapaksa, Dananjaya and Bhanuka are being replaced by Dinesh Chandimal, Maheesh Theekshana and Kamindu Mendis. 

Playing XI

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kamindu Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana

South Africa (Playing XI): Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj(c), Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

SL vs SA, 3rd ODI LIVE Preview

Riding on spirited performances of Janneman Malan and Tabraiz Shamsi, South Africa managed to level the series on Saturday. Now the Keshav Maharaj led side will aim to continue the momentum in the series decider which will take place on Tuesday at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. While on the other hand, Sri Lanka will aim to bounce back in the third ODI. Dasun Shanaka’s side kick start the series on high by winning the first ODI of the series. Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka were the star with the bat in the first ODI. However, they could not continue the same form in the second game. 

Sri Lanka have not won an ODI series against South Africa since 2013, when they registered a 4-1 victory against Proteas. Since then they have lost three series but would like to make amendments after an inspirational series win against India in the shortest format.

Also Read: Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI: SL vs SA ODI Series Full Schedule, Full Squads, Date, Time, Live Streaming, Venue – All you need to know

Match Details

SL vs SA 3rd ODI

September 7, 2021 Tuesday, 02:30 PM IST

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Players to watch out for 

  • Janneman Malan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Akila Dananjaya

SL vs SA – Pitch and Weather report

The pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium is batting friendly, it has even bounce and batsmen will aim to make most of it in the series decider. The pitch will also continue to assist spinners as we have seen in the last two matches. All in all, another high scoring thriller is on the cards. There is a high possibility of rain in the morning and the conditions will be cloudy throughout the day. 

Also Read: SA beat SL, 2nd ODI: Janneman Malan shines as South Africa defeat Sri Lanka by 67 runs (DLS method), series evenly poised at 1-1

Probable Playing XI

SL vs SA – Sri Lanka likely to go unchanged 

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama

SL vs SA – Same XI for South Africa

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Live streaming of SL vs SA 2nd ODI in India

Sony Sports Network will live stream the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka in India. Fans can catch the SL vs SA LIVE Streaming on the SonLiv app while Sony Ten 2 will live telecast the match on TV for the Indian audience.

India: Sony Ten 2, Sony LIV

Sri Lanka: Siyatha TV, Dialog TV, Peo TV, SLC YouTube, SLCB

Bangladesh: T Sports

England: Sky Sports

Canada: Willow TV

Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports

South Africa: SuperSport

USA: Willow TV

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