South Africa confirmed ODI series against the Lions easily

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 | 0

Finally, Proteas won the ODI series where they still two matches in hand. They have won consecutive three ODIs against the Lions where Sri Lanka is visiting South Africa currently. They have already played a Test and a T20I series where the Lions won the T20 series only by 2 – 1 but being whitewashed in Test. Now, they have lost the ODI series as well. To keep hope, the Lions needed to win the 3rd ODI after being lost in first two matches. But due to batting disaster, they even could not fight. Due to the amazing bowlers of Proteas and responsible batting of the skipper de Villiers, South Africa got expected victory very easily.

South Africa confirmed ODI series against the Lions easily

Earlier yesterday at Johannesburg, Proteas faced Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI which was a day match. South Africa won the toss and let the Lions to bat first. However, Proteas knew their ground’s nature very well and they also knew this crease helped their bowlers. Villiers took the decision and he was proved right. They tied the Lions innings within 163 runs. Sri Lanka started well though, but after breaking their opening partnership in 60 runs, they could not able to make another one. Dickwella who opened the match scored highest 74 runs for the team and his partner Tharanga scored 31 runs so far. Rest players could not pass 20 runs. As a result, they lost their all wickets in 163 runs by playing 39.2 overs. Proteas bowlers were very well yesterday and used the ground’s facilities very well. Villiers used total six bowlers to destroy Lonkan line up where five of them took at least a wickets. Pretorius took highest three wickets so far.

However, Proteas also made their innings too bad. They lost their 1st player in 23 runs, 2nd in 58 runs and lost 3rd wickets in 92 runs. Though, 163 runs was so poor in front of Proteas batsmen, so, they did not need to play so aggressive. They took a simple and easy victory in their third match. The skipper of them de Villiers scored highest 60 runs and remained unbeaten with Duminy. They took the victory in just 32 overs. Though, the Lions bowlers were so well but such poor amount, they could not defend it well. So, along with the match, Proteas won the ODI series as well.

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