Yet another day, Sri Lanka failed on the field due to lack of batting depth in the middle and penetrative bowling to disturb the strong South African batting line up.
However, South Africa chased successfully for the second time in the series, and on this occasion under lights, after their bowlers kept Sri Lanka under 250 in an innings that never really got going. As was the case in the first ODI, South Africa’s attack won the match in the first half, when they restricted Sri Lanka to a modest total.The six-man visiting attack was impressive as a collective but South Africa will be particularly pleased with the performance of their two young allrounders, Wiaan Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo .
Sri Lanka batted first and made 244 for 8 in their allotted 50 overs. South Africa in reply reached the victory target in the 43rd over losing 6 wickets.