Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Hashim Amla struck his 25th One Day International century against Sri Lanka which guided South Africa to 299/6 in 50 overs.

And Morkel struck immediately, removing the unsafe Dickwella (41) with his second ball, caught at third man by Parnell.

Spinner Tahir then took four for 27 - and celebrated each wicket wildly - as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 203, giving the Proteas a 96-run win.

South Africa's second-wicket pair steadily picked up the pace thereafter and it took a fine catch from Dinesh Chandimal at midwicket to remove Du Plessis for 75, Pradeep claiming his second breakthrough.

"Not only with the ball in hand but that run out, it always shows me where the player is at when he shows that kind of dedication and commitment in the field".

It allowed Amla and du Plessis to build a partnership and they paced the innings well mixing ones and twos with occasional boundaries. Du Plessis was batting at 8 at that point.

That mark seemed well within reach when the energetic Dickwella was swatting the ball all around The Oval.

In the third ODI, South Africa's bowlers, especially Kagiso Rabada, wreaked havoc on England as Eoin Morgan's side were reduced to 20 for 6 after just five overs before being bowled out for 153.

Jeevan Mendis (11) and Chandimal (12) couldn't contribute - the former being dismissed by a splendind one-handed catch by a leaping de Villiers at short midwicket off Morris and the latter being run out, leaving Sri Lanka at 116/3 in 17.2 overs.

Tahir did his job three deliveries later as Chamara Kapugedera (0) returned to the dressing room without bothering the scorers.

"We re going to look at him tomorrow morning as well, so the final decision will be then", Sri Lanka vice-captain Upul Tharanga told reporters at the Oval on Friday.

Sri Lanka captain Tharanga has been suspended from the next two Champions Trophy matches after his side were found guilty of a serious over-rate offence.

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has hailed the "amazing" Hashim Amla after the Proteas opener set yet another batting record by becoming the fastest player in history to reach 25 ODI hundreds.

SL vs SA Toss Report: Sri Lanka won the toss and made a decision to BOWL first.

"He's an unbelievable player and a great asset for us", de Villiers said. "He's a great team man who contributes so much in the changing room, as well as scoring all those runs". The Sri Lankans made a stunning start to their chase, but failed to get near the target despite a stunning start.

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