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

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - 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 in his knock as Sri Lanka scored 93 off their final 10 overs to set South Africa a 300-run target.

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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