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Sri Lanka get first win of ODI series against S Africa

AFP  |  Pallekele 

beat by three runs in a tense rain-hit clash to end their losing streak in the one day series in the fourth game in Pallekele today.

Dasun Shanaka hit a quickfire 65 as blasted 306-7 off 39 overs. With a prolonged rain stoppage, were set a target of 191 from 21 overs.

After made 40 and 38, the tourists lost key wickets and went into the final over needing eight runs. But was bowled with Suranga Lakmal's first ball and tail enders Junior Dala and Lungi Ngidi were then unable to hit the ball. finished on 187-9.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 01:15 IST